Garlic Roasted Potatoes are a super easy and delicious side dish or appetizer for any meal. This scrumptious side dish is buttery, garlicky, and crispy on the outside and tender center.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes are among the popular starters that even the likes of Ina Garten love to make it. They are bite-sized, buttery, and tender which easily makes it a family favorite. Also, this is a super easy one-pan dish that even a beginner cook will find easy to follow.
What makes it so tasty is the pleasant mix of garlic topped off with fresh herbs that makes anyone want for more! You can even toss in some Parmesan cheese for a tangy bite.
This dish is such a good starter for any meal whether for lunch or dinner. I even bring it on picnics so that everybody can have something garlicky to munch on while enjoying the day.
I truly swear that this recipe is something that you will enjoy eating as you did making it. These golden delights are really worth learning so you can have something savory, hearty, and filling.
What kind of potatoes are best for roasting?
You really would want those thin-skinned spuds such as the Russet, White, and Yukon Gold variants. Also, I prefer those that are small and with the size like that of tomatoes so that I can cut them in quarters.
How to make Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes?
- Clean the potatoes: Before starting, make sure to keep your spuds in cold water for at least half an hour. Then, pat them with paper towels to dry them before slicing into quarters or halves depending on the size.
- Preheat the oven: Turn on your oven to 400F and spray a baking sheet with oil.
- Prepare the spuds: Drizzle a fine amount of oil before seasoning with coarse salt, pepper, garlic, and dried parsley to taste. Also toss in a dash of paprika, or even more, for a kick of spice. Make sure to season evenly. Arrange in a baking sheet with no overlapping pieces.
- Bake: Leave them in the oven for at least 45 minutes. Make sure to flip in between so that both sides are evenly baked until golden.
- Serve. Lastly, toss a little amount of salt, pepper, and parsley. Then, add some parmesan for an even scrumptious finish. Afterward, serve warm with your favorite meal.
There are several ways to enjoy these Oven Baked Garlic Potatoes:
- Add Some Cheese: For a deeper flavor, add some shredded parmesan cheese on top after the baking is done. Also, you could use other cheese such as asiago, pecorino, cheddar, or romano.
- Swap the Potatoes: As stated above you can use pretty much any spuds. You can even use sweet potatoes.
- Use other herbs: If you are not a parsley fan, substitute it with rosemary, thyme, or even basil. Homemade dried herbs will work also well. Try adding cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, or ranch mix.
- Air Fryer Potatoes: If you want to deviate from the traditional oven version, try this Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe.
How long to roast potatoes?
To get them crispy on the outside, I love baking them at higher temperatures. But you can adjust the timing based on below temperature example:
- 350°F (175°C): 65-75 minutes.
- 375°F (190°C): 55-65 minutes.
- 400°F (200°C): 45-55 minutes.
- 450°F (230°C): 35-45 minutes.
What to serve with Garlic Roasted Potatoes?
Without a doubt, an appetizer like this goes so well with your favorite meat dishes. If you don’t have any options yet, try out some of my favorite entrées:
Make sure to let the spuds cool down completely before transferring them to an airtight container or in a resealable plastic bag.
Leftovers and those made in advance can be enjoyed for up to three days by simply reheating and adding seasoning as preferred.
More delicious potato dishes:
With how versatile potatoes are, they are easily one of the best ingredients ever. Everyone has them handy because you can enjoy them as a meal or a snack. Check out these other variations that I enjoy making with them:
- Classic Potato Salad
- Crispy Potato Wedges
- Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
- Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
- Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole
- You can add the parmesan in the last 10 minutes of roasting so that it will melt over the dish.
- Also, feel free to substitute parsley with rosemary or basil.
- Adjust the garlic (less or more) based on your taste.
- For a spicier kick, add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
- In addition, I recommend not peeling the potatoes. The skin makes them ultra-crispy.
- Do not forget to add the potatoes to cold water. This also makes them crispier on the outside.
Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes
- 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- Peel and cut the poatoes. Place them in a bowl with cold water for an hour. After one hour discard the water and replace it with fresh cold water. Keep the potatoes in water for another hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking oil spray and set aside.
- Discard the liquid, arrange the potatoes on a kitchen towel, top them with another kitchen towel, and dry them really well.
- Add potatoes to a large bowl, drizzle with the oil and season with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, dried parsley, and garlic. Toss to combine and arrange them on the prepared baking tray in one layer only and with enough space between the pieces.
- Roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes, flipping occasionally, until crispy and golden.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven and season with a little extra salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle over with parsley, some parmesan cheese, and serve immediately!