Garlic Roasted Potatoes [RECIPE]

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Coated with herbs and garlic, these roasted potatoes will wish you’d made more than just one batch! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Potatoes. There’s countless ways to make them, but one of my favorite ways has to be to roast these bad boys. It’s a quick and easy recipe, and best of all they cook in the oven while you work on getting the main dish ready on the stove top. Talk about multitasking!

Quartered red potatoes

First of all, wash and quarter 3 pounds of small red or white potatoes. Don’t worry about peeling them! That’s one of the reasons I love this recipe. Plus you’re going to love how yummy those skins are when they cook up. So delish. 🙂 Place the potatoes in a large bowl.

Minced garlic

Next, peel and mince up about 3 tablespoons of garlic and sprinkle them over the potatoes.

Olive oil

Drizzle the potatoes and garlic with about a 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil. You can eyeball it. Just make sure there’s enough oil to coat the potatoes. It helps them crisp up later in the oven.

Kosher salt

Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt over the potatoes. After all, what are potatoes without salt?

Freshly cracked black pepper

Remember to add about 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper to the mix too.

Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes

Finally, add the Italian seasoning and ground red pepper flakes…

Stir to coat

…and give everything a good stir until all the potatoes are coated in oil and covered with all those mouth-watering seasonings!

Potatoes on baking sheet

Pour the potatoes out onto a foil lined rimmed baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400° F oven. You’ll want to give them a toss with a spatula every 20 minutes or so, but let the potatoes cook until they are brown and crispy. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour for that to happen.

Garlic roasted potatoes

Take the potatoes out of the oven and serve them up while they’re hot. Just be sure you grab some for yourself first. I guarantee, these are going to go fast. Enjoy!

Here’s the handy-dandy downloadable. You’re going to want to save this recipe!

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 1 hour


  • 3 pounds small red or white potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut potatoes into quarters and place in a bowl with garlic. Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes; stir to coat. Transfer potato mixture to baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until brown and crispy. Stir every 20 minutes for even browning.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven and serve hot.

YIELD: 8 servings

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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