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Roasted Greek Lemon Potatoes

Recipe for Roasted Greek Lemon Potatoes – For a fresh and tangy side dish, we’ve added loads of zesty garlic and soft baby potatoes to our rendition of the traditional roasted Greek lemon potatoes.

Greek Potatoes

You’ve undoubtedly figured out by now that we love the straightforward, vibrant flavours that are frequently used in Greek cuisine. I am all for the simple ingredients, fresh herbs, and potent spices found in many delectable recipes with Grecian influences.

It’s astonishing how, when prepared with typical Mediterranean ingredients, even the bland potato transforms into something delectably beautiful. Our Greek Lemon-Garlic Roasted Potatoes will have your taste senses doing backflips! Olive oil and garlic are the cornerstones of the Greek cooking.

With just a hint of roasted crispiness, each soft bite is brimming with zesty citrus and savoury garlic. Even though they are technically a side dish, these roasted baby potatoes will undoubtedly steal the show at your next family meal!

Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes

Ellinikos Lemoni Patatas, also known as Greek Lemon Potatoes, is a traditional Greek potato dish that inspired this recipe. Although the more traditional recipe usually calls for larger yellow potatoes, I prefer using young Yukon potatoes because of their appearance and the need for less chopping.

A superb roasted potato requires exactly the proper amount of caramelization, which may be challenging to accomplish without drying the potatoes out. By roasting the potatoes in a broth that contains the secret components (lemon and garlic), I’ve found a solution to that issue. This makes the potatoes softer and more colourful than they would be in most roasted potato recipes because it allows them to completely absorb the moisture and flavour.

After the soup has been absorbed, the residue coats the crispy outside with a smooth lemon glaze. As a consequence, you get baby potatoes that are expertly roasted, incredibly moist and tender, and full of delicious garlic-lemon flavour. Although I don’t want your family to break any dishes, they will undoubtedly scream “Opa!” when you give them this dish.

What Ingredients You Need

Many of these basic items are pantry staples that are always available. Each bite is extremely tangy and robust thanks to their combined flavours.

Here is everything needed to make the best Greek Lemon-Garlic Roasted Potatoes:

  • Mini Potatoes – I prefer Yukon gold (but you can also use waxy potatoes)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – the best flavor for roasting
  • Lemon – zested and juiced for maximum lemony-ness
  • Garlic Cloves – lots of it, minced
  • Spices – dried oregano, salt, and pepper
  • Vegetable Broth – or chicken broth
  • Fresh Parsley – chopped, to garnish the potatoes

This side dish turns into a vegetarian and vegan option if vegetable broth is used.


  • Sharp Knife
  • 9×13 rimmed baking sheet
  • Large Bowl
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Spoon/Spatula/Tongs

How to Make Perfect Roasted Greek Potatoes with Lemon and Garlic

These roasted potatoes can be made while preparing other meals because they just take an hour to prepare and cook. Once you’ve sliced and coated them, all you have to do is put them in the oven and let it do the rest!

Here is how to make perfectly tender, slightly crunchy, and flavorful oven-roasted Lemon-Garlic Greek Potatoes:

Initially, heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the washed and dry potatoes in half, and place them in a sizable baking pan to prepare them.

PRO TIP: Start all of the potatoes cut-side down, and finish them cut-side up if you want all of the cut sides to have crisp caramelization. The flavour or texture are unaffected by this… They merely appear more attractive.

The potatoes should then have olive oil drizzled on top of them. Then include the lemon zest along with the oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. The potatoes should be properly seasoned before being tossed.
Don’t let the delectable juices “wash” the spice from the potatoes by adding fresh lemon juice and vegetable or chicken stock to the side of the pan.
Greek potatoes are baked in a single layer for 30 minutes.
The potatoes should be carefully flipped over, then baked again in the oven until the insides are soft and the skin is beginning to crisp.
When finished, pour the glaze still in the baking dish over the potatoes. If preferred, top with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Frequently Asked Questions


These leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days in the fridge.


No, you’re not required to exclusively use tiny potatoes. The standard russet potato can also be used in this recipe. To ensure that they cook as little potatoes would, chop them into smaller pieces.


With soft Greek Chicken Souvlaki, Lamb Burgers, Greek Lasagna (Pastitsio), and these Zesty Gyros with Homemade Lamb Gyro Meat, serve lemony, garlic-y, simply amazing roasted potatoes as a side dish.

A Horiatiki, also known as Greek Village Salad, is a must-have for any Grecian meal.

These substantial Lemon-Garlic Potatoes can also serve as the centrepiece of a vegetarian meal when paired with My Big Fat Greek Salad or a Creamy Cucumber Salad.

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