Potatoes and Root Vegetables Anna

This variation of the popular French dish Potatoes Anna features golden beets (or your choice of root vegetables).

potato and root vegetable anna

Kelsey Hansen

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins

Pommes Anna, a French potato side dish created in the mid-19th century is the inspiration for this beauty. The rich, crispy finish and golden presentation belie how easy it is to make. Slice potatoes and golden beets ultrathin with a knife, layer them in a cast-iron skillet, pour garlic butter over top, and let the oven do the rest.


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 3 clove garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes

  • 8 to 10 ounces sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 pound root vegetables, such as golden beets, celeriac, and/or parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chives


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small saucepan melt butter over medium. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter turns a light golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in garlic. Let stand 5 minutes. 

  2. Drizzle 2 Tbsp. of the garlic butter into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Arrange one-third of the potato and vegetable slices in a circular pattern in skillet, overlapping slices. Drizzle with 1½ Tbsp. of the remaining garlic butter and sprinkle with ½ tsp. kosher salt and ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper. Repeat layers two more times.

  3. Cover skillet with buttered foil. Heat over medium-high until it begins to sizzle, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven; bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake until golden and potatoes and vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes. Loosen potatoes and vegetables from skillet and invert onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%
Cholesterol 30.5mg 10%
Sodium 159.8mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 31.6g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 15%
Total Sugars 7.8g
Protein 4.1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 16.8mg 84%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 819.2mg 17%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.5g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0.1g
Arginine 0.2g
Ash 2.6g
Aspartic acid 0.8g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 15.2mcg
Choline, total 23.9mg
Copper, Cu 0.2mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 1018.7kJ
Fluoride, F 38.8mcg
Folate, total 70.8mcg
Glutamic acid 0.7g
Glycine 0.1g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.1g
Leucine 0.2g
Lysine 0.2g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 49mg
Manganese, Mn 0.6mg
Niacin 1.9mg
Phosphorus, P 106.6mg
Pantothenic acid 0.7mg
Phenylalanine 0.2g
Phytosterols 0.1mg
Proline 0.1g
Retinol 95.2mcg
Selenium, Se 1.2mcg
Serine 0.2g
Starch 17.3g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.1g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.7mg
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.1g
Valine 0.2g
Vitamin A, IU 7226IU
Vitamin A, RAE 441.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 5.2mcg
Water 143.1g
Zinc, Zn 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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