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The Best Garlic Roasted Potatoes (ever!)

Sometimes I feel like I don’t post enough side-dish recipes, so here is a GREAT one for you today!! Seriously, make these roast potatoes now because they will change your life. Okay, maybe not your life…but definitely your dinner.

If you’re like me, potatoes can be a little “blah”. They just aren’t terribly exciting in the side-dish world most of the time. In my opinion, they need to be extra crisp but soft on the inside and also need to involve a lot of garlic. 🙂

We made these to go with some grilled salmon for Grayson’s birthday dinner last weekend. Salmon is both of my kids favorite food, if you can believe that. You should see them go to town on some smoked salmon. They are definitely our sons. Anyway, after a fun Thai brunch that day, we decided to just grill at home. Luke and I ran out for bread and chocolate, and Grayson and Adam started prepping the fish. These potatoes went into the oven just in time and were the unsung hero of dinner. 

I think the big key to making perfect roast potatoes is using a lot of olive oil. And I mean a lot. We probably go through a decent sized bottle of olive oil every two weeks so that should tell you something. I also use whole cloves of garlic here, that are roasted along with the potatoes and then sort of just melt in your mouth.

Are you drooling yet?

How about now? 🙂

If you can find honey golds, BUY THEM. Seriously, they are my absolute favorite for texture. They are like soft little garlic-scented pillows and now I want nothing but honey golds forever and ever, amen. If you can’t find honey golds, yukon golds will also work just fine! 

The opportunities are endless for serving. Obviously, we like them with grilled salmon…or steaks…or beer brats (my fav). Basically, they go with everything and you’ll be happy you have this easy recipe in your back pocket! Enjoy!


The Best Garlic Roast Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 people
  • 1 lb small honey gold potatoes, washed and halved
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt plus additional flaky salt for finishing
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the garlic cloves, potatoes, salt and olive oil. Toss well to coat.

  3. Pour onto a baking sheet or large casserole dish and roast for 30 minutes. Flip potatoes only once, halfway through cooking.

  4. Potatoes are done when they are golden and tender. Scatter with parsley and additional (flaky) salt and serve hot.

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  • Liam
    May 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    The sound amazing! My two favourite things; garlic and potatoes! A match made in heaven.


  • Rachel
    May 17, 2017 at 1:01 am

    These are definitely going on my to make list!
    They look delicious
    I think I’ll try them as part of my Sunday roast this weekend 😀

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  • Julia Mueller
    May 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

    My family is SUPER into crispy garlicky potatoes! They make a meal so pleasant and satisfying! I’ll have to whip these up next time we get together for family dinner! xo

  • Shannon
    May 22, 2017 at 9:00 am

    These were so good, Jenna! I made them last night with your Instant Pot ribs (also amazing). I was a little curious about the garlic flavor since the recipe called to leave the garlic whole, but you never lead me wrong so I did what you said. They were delicious. And thank you even more for introducing me to honey golds. The flavor reminded me of fast food fries. Who doesn’t love that flavor?? I will definitely be making these again.

  • April Knight
    December 24, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Looks Great!!))
    Thanks for recipe!))
    This is good recipe too – Baked Potato
    Ingredients: 1 cup of raw cashews
    ½ cup water
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp garlic powder
    2 tbsp fresh dill