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Greek Potatoes – Easy Side Dish

Greek potatoes roasted in garlic lemon broth are the ultimate creamy crispy side dish. Serve with grilled chicken and a Greek salad for a restaurant quality homemade meal!

greek roasted potatoes on a white plate with lemon

Greek Roasted Potatoes Recipe

These creamy potatoes are not just roasted, they are braised in a lemon garlic flavored broth so they soak up all that amazing flavor. You then continue roasting them until the liquid evaporates, leaving behind just the oil to roast the potatoes until golden brown.

Perfect on their own served with some crusty bread to dig into all the delicious juices and accompanying roast lamb, chicken, pork, a juicy burger or steak. Undeniably a cut above the usual roasted potatoes. They’re utterly addictive!

When I get Greek takeout it’s hard to decide what my favorite part is. From perfectly seasoned grilled meats (my Pork Souvlaki Recipe is just as good as takeout too!) to tangy tzatziki sauce. Yellow rice and creamy roasted potatoes! I absolutely love Greek food and the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

What is in this Greek Potatoes Dish?

Just a few simple ingredients and you will have restaurant quality Greek roasted potatoes!

ingredients to make greek roasted potates
  • Potatoes – for this recipe the best type of potato to use is use starchy (i.e. russet potatoes), not waxy potatoes, as they absorb flavor better.

  • Chicken Broth – the potatoes are first braised in a chicken broth based sauce. To keep this recipe vegetarian use vegetable broth.

  • Lemon Juice – we can’t have lemon garlic roasted potatoes without lemon juice. Do not be alarmed by the amount of lemon juice called for this in recipe. The lemon juice is absorbed by the potatoes and is not overpowering.

  • Olive Oil – after the potatoes braise and absorb the cooking liquids the oil will remain in the pan and will caramelize and brown the potatoes.

  • Garlic – add as little or as much garlic as your heart desires. The garlic flavor in these Greek potatoes is out of this world amazing!

  • Oregano, Salt, Paprika – Greek oregano is amazing but sometimes hard to find. Any variety of dried oregano adds a delicious flavor to this dish.

  • Parsley – optional, garnish the potatoes with fresh chopped parsley before serving.

How to make Greek Potatoes

roasting pan with greek potates

Full Printable Recipe Below

Check out my short video Tutorial here

1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

2 Peel potatoes and cut into thick wedges or cubes.

3 Place potatoes in a roasting pan with the chicken broth, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, paprika, and salt. Then toss well to coat potatoes.

4 Cover pan with foil and roast covered for 40 minutes.

5 Remove from heat and toss potatoes and continue roasting covered for another 25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed/evaporated. You will be left with mainly oil in the pan.

Note: actual covered roasting time will vary depending on cut sizes but once they are fork tender they can be roasted uncovered.

6 Remove foil and continue roasting another 15 minutes or until potatoes brown to desired doneness.

greek roasted potates

7 To serve place onto a large serving dish and drizzle with remaining liquid.

greek roasted potatoes on a white plate with lemon

Secret to the Best Roasted Potatoes

The secret to creamy yet crispy roasted potatoes is first braising them in a flavor packed garlic lemon broth! The braising time softens the potatoes leaving you with perfectly creamy center. Then roasted uncovered to crispen up the exterior of the potatoes

greek roasted potatoes on a white plate with lemon

Greek Dinner at Home

Pair my Greek Roasted Potatoes with my other popular Greek recipes for an easy takeout dinner homemade!

  • Pork Souvlaki – the ultimate Greek skewers. Tender flavor packed pork grilled to perfection!
  • Tzatziki Sauce – one of my favorite easy sauces and dips! So healthy and easy to make at home… and tastier than store bought.
  • Yellow Rice – change up your regular white rice side dish with this flavorful and colorful yellow rice.
  • Baklava – combines citrus, cinnamon, honey soaked layers of flaky crispy phyllo pastry with spiced nuts. It is the perfect sweet treat to finish off a meal.

Looking for More Easy Side Dishes?

  • Mediterranean Orzo Salad – a quick 20 minutes side dish or perfect meal prep lunch! Combining all your favorite Mediterranean flavors with a simple delicious Greek salad dressing.
  • Kale Apple Salad – with a sweet and tangy honey Dijon vinaigrette. Tender kale tossed with fresh apples, raspberries, nuts and seeds for the ultimate fall salad!
  • Spanakorizo – a Greek spinach and rice dish with all the great flavors of spanakopita but much easier to make! Tender rice seasoned with dill, lemon, herbs and feta cheese.

Enjoy!

– Sab

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greek roasted potatoes on a white plate with lemon

Greek Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Perfectly tender roasted potatoes with bursting lemon garlic flavour. Serve these with grilled chicken and a Greek salad for a full Greek dinner!
4.83 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8
Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2.5 lbs potatoes, starchy, see notes below
  • 2 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried Oregano
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Peel potatoes and cut into thick wedges or cubes.
  • Place potatoes in a roasting pan with all the other ingredients. Toss well to coat potatoes.
  • Cover pan with foil and roast covered for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and toss potatoes and continue roasting covered for another 25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed/evaporated. You will be left with mainly oil in the pan. Note: actual covered roasting time will vary depending on cut sizes but once they are fork tender they can be roasted uncovered.
  • Remove foil and continue roasting another 15 minutes or until potatoes browned to desired doneness.
  • Place onto serving dish and drizzle with remaining liquid. (Optional)

Video

Notes

  • Potatoes – use starchy (i.e. russet potatoes), not waxy potatoes, as they absorb flavor better.
  • If liquid evaporates during the covered roasting stage, you may add some water.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1097mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
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Carol

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

Next level deliciousness!! A family favorite!!!

Lori

Tuesday 29th of March 2022

I am making these right now and they smell sooo good! Only thing is that after an hour there is still a lot of liquid in the pan. I’m thinking maybe I didn’t use enough potatoes. I took the tin foil off because they are fork tender and I think I’ll remove some of the liquid. I’m sure they’ll be delicious nonetheless! Thanks!

Tony

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

These are so delicious 😋

Ana

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

I have to say that these are the easiest and tastiest potatoes that I have ever made and a new family favorite that I make at least once a month! Thank you for sharing :-) LOVE your website.

Emily

Thursday 12th of August 2021

What type of potato did you use? I can't find the note that specifies.