Greek Roasted Potatoes

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Just when you thought potato recipes couldn’t get any better, a recipe for Greek Roasted Potatoes comes along and sets a new standard. You’ll be dreaming about these lemony roasted potatoes every moment you’re not actually devouring them.

Greek roasted potatoes on a blue plate.


 

This side dish recipe perfectly replicates the boatloads of golden, lemon-garlic-and-oregano-laced roasted potatoes that are served at every Greek restaurant, including my current neighborhood favorite that I frequent a little more than I’d like to admit.

These Greek Roasted Potatoes rank among my top 5 Mediterranean recipes ever (right up there with Greek Salad, Mediterranean Buddha Bowls, Homemade Pita Bread, Homemade Hummus with Za’atar Butter). This easy potato side dish recipe loaded with garlic, fresh lemon juice, and two kinds of oregano.

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for Greek roasted potatoes.

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Ingredient notes

  • Potatoes: Any starchy, sturdy baking potato like Russets work well.
  • Chicken broth: Store-bought or homemade chicken broth. Or to keep this side dish recipe vegetarian, swap in an equal amount of vegetable stock.
  • Oregano: Dried to season the potatoes pre-roast, plus fresh for a garnish.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes in 9- by 13-inch baking dish and pour the olive oil over them. Add the garlic, dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste and toss well to coat with the oil. Arrange the wedges in a single layer.
Precooked greek roasted potatoes on a baking pan.
  1. Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes. Add the stock, then toss and bake for 10 minutes more. Add the lemon juice, toss and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until the potatoes are cooked through.  If you like, preheat the broiler and broil the potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with the fresh oregano and serve at once.
Greek roasted potatoes on a blue plate.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: My Greek Roasted Potatoes recipe makes six 8-ounce servings of roasted vegetables, ideal as a side dish serving.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: The potatoes can be sliced and stored in the refrigerator, completely submerged in water, up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Make it a meal: To round out your Mediterranean menu, try these easy Greek Roasted Potatoes alongside Chicken Gyros, Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter, or Mediterranean Chopped Salad topped with Baked Salmon.
Chicken gyros and Greek roasted potatoes on a serving platter.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of potato variety works best for Greek Roasted Potatoes

A starchy potato like a standard baking potato or a Russet work best in this recipe. Steer clear of waxy potato varieties, such as a new potato or fingerling.

What if I don’t have oregano?

Forge ahead using rosemary instead; the results will still be scrumptious!

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Greek Roasted Potatoes

Just when you thought potato recipes couldn’t get any better, a recipe for Greek Roasted Potatoes comes along and sets a new standard. You’ll be dreaming about these lemony roasted potatoes every moment you’re not actually devouring them.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Calories 351
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes in a 13"x9" baking dish and pour the olive oil over them. Add the garlic, dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste and toss well to coat with the oil. Arrange the wedges in a single layer.
  • Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes. Add the stock, then toss and bake for 10 minutes more. Add the lemon juice, toss and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until the potatoes are cooked through. 
  • If you like, preheat the broiler and broil the potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with the fresh oregano and serve at once.

Notes

  1. Potatoes: Any starchy, sturdy baking potato like Russets work well.
  2. Chicken broth: Store-bought or homemade chicken broth. Or to keep this side dish recipe vegetarian, swap in an equal amount of vegetable stock.
  3. Oregano: Dried to season the potatoes pre-roast, plus fresh for a garnish.
  4. Yield: My Greek Roasted Potatoes recipe makes six 8-ounce servings of roasted vegetables, ideal as a side dish serving.
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  6. Make ahead: The potatoes can be sliced and stored in the refrigerator, completely submerged in water, up to 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 472mgPotassium: 1011mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
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