Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

An easy side dish, like these Garlic Roasted Potatoes, are a lifesaver on busy nights! I think roasted veggies are the best and these roasted red potatoes are no exception. Oven roasting red potatoes brings out the flavor and crisps the potatoes up nicely, while garlic adds that something special to the mix.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes in serving dish

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Roasting vegetables, (potatoes included) is probably one of my favorite ways to prepare them. Oven roasting really brings out the flavor and sweetness of vegetables and is probably one of the easiest ways to prepare them.

If you haven't tried my Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad or my Roasted Vegetable Pizza yet, make sure you bookmark them to try too! Not only are they super tasty, but they are super easy to make and good for you too!

While I love roasting up a big pan of assorted veggies, I'm no stranger to oven roasted potatoes recipes. I have several oven roasted potato recipes I've shared over the years. One of my all time favorites is this recipe for Roasted Rosemary Dijon Potatoes. That recipe finds it's way on my menu at least once a month. However, it's going to have to move over for this recipe for Garlic Roasted Potatoes!

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How do you roast garlic potatoes in the oven?

Roasting potatoes is one of the easiest potato preparations you can do. You wash, dry, chopped, and dress the potato chunks, then pop them in the oven. Easy peasy!

In this oven roasted potatoes recipe, I use red potatoes. My family loves roasted red potatoes!

Roasted Red Potatoes

Red potatoes are a great choice for oven roasting because they have thin skins, therefore, there is no need to peel them before roasting. Anytime you don't have to peel a potato, it makes your kitchen prep that much easier. 

Red potatoes also tend to be less starchy than a russet potato. This gives their interiors a more creamy texture than the starchy russet when roasted and allows their outsides to cook up crispy.

Since they are considered "waxy", they hold their shape well when cooked under the hot temperature of the oven. More starchy potatoes, such as russets or yams, tend to fall apart when oven roasted unless you take the step to soak them first. (You might remember this method from my Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges.)

One of my favorite potatoes, the Yukon Gold or yellow potato will also work well in this recipe. That variety tends to fall somewhere between waxy and starchy.  I find that Yukon Gold potatoes make excellent mashed potatoes. You might remember when I talked about them when I shared my recipe for this mashed potato casserole!

To ensure even cooking when making oven roasted potatoes, you want to try to get the potato chunks as uniform in size as possible. They don't have to be perfect, just cut as close in size as you can. I like to make my chunks about 2" in size. That size makes the perfect one bite! 

Fresh garlic is best in this recipe, but in a pinch, you could substitute a teaspoon of garlic powder in its place and still get a nice garlic flavor. 

Garlic Roasted Potatoes on baking sheet

How do you make roast potatoes crispy?

The most important step in making sure you get red potatoes that are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside is to make sure the potatoes are completely dry before cutting them into chunks. I use my kitchen towel to dry off the whole potatoes after I scrub them.

The second most important step to ensure your roast potatoes are crispy when they come out of the oven is to make sure you lay them in a single layer on the pan and leave some space between the potato chunks. Just like you see in the photo above.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes in serving bowl with spoon

I think you'll love this Garlic Roasted Potatoes recipe and find it's one of your favorite recipes for red potatoes, just like I do!

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Yield: 8 servings
Author: Renee Paj
Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min
These garlic roasted red potatoes are coated in oil, seasonings and fresh garlic then roasted golden brown in the oven giving them a nice crunch. They make the perfect easy recipe for a potato side dish.


  • 3 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed clean and dried
  • 2 - 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • chopped parsley, to finish, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment or silpat.
  2. Cut clean and dry red potatoes (no need to peel skin) into 2" chunks and place in large bowl.
  3. Add oil, salt, pepper, and garlic to potatoes and stir well to evenly coat each potato chunk.
  4. Place on prepared baking sheet and spread in a single layer, making sure to leave space between each potato chunk.
  5. Roast in oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring potatoes halfway through cook time to help browning, or until potatoes are soft and tender on the inside and golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  6. Remove from oven and place into a serving dish. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. May also be seasoned with additional salt and pepper, to taste.


You may bake these garlic roasted potatoes at 375 degrees F but will need to increase bake time by approximately 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

4.63 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.66 g

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg

Carbs (grams)

27.53 g

Fiber (grams)

2.96 g

Sugar (grams)

2.2 g

Net carbs

24.57 g

Protein (grams)

3.31 g

Sodium (milligrams)

467.23 mg

Nutrition information is an estimate and only provided as a courtesy.

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