Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

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Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes are an easy, flavorful side dish perfect for a weeknight or holiday meal that are crispy, fluffy and full of flavor. 

This is one of the easiest roast potato recipes you’ll ever make, all you need is a baking sheet, a large bowl to mix the ingredients in, and an empty stomach.

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes


Crispy, yummy Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes are fantastic and easy to make, plus they’re perfect if you add a little sour cream to the top. I’m sure this will end up being one of your favorite recipes to go with any yummy main dish you can think up, from weeknights to Thanksgiving dinner.

We love garlicky potatoes like my super popular Garlic Mashed Potatoes (which I made with Red Potatoes btw), the mixture of garlic and red potatoes are heavenly.

A super secret combo we love in our house (which may seem like a random assortment of items) is my favorite Slow Cooker Crisp and Juicy Chicken with this Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes recipe topped with my secret copycat recipe for Zankou Garlic Paste that we eat about as fast as Monica used to eat (which made poor Ross eat as fast as he could). We like to stuff it into pita pockets *carbs on carbs are a win to me* and eat them along side a Greek Salad.

These Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes last well in the fridge, and they’re incredibly easy to reheat and serve up. All you need to perk them up is a little unsalted butter: just put some on and pop them in the microwave until they’re heated through.


More easy side dishes for your dinner table!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Put potato mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil, mix potatoes and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Roasted Garlic Red Potatoes

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  • Spices: You can change up the flavor of your red potatoes by simply changing what spices you put on them, without having to rework the whole meal. Try adding a dash of paprika, oregano, fresh parsley, Italian seasoning, black pepper, or even a little nutmeg to make your Roasted Garlic Red Potatoes even more yummy.
  • Cut them into slices: You could slice the potatoes differently like in my Scalloped Potatoes recipe, kids love different shapes of food.


  • Are red potatoes good for baking: Yes, red potatoes, like most potatoes are great for baking. You can make them even crispier if you soak them in water for 20 minutes and dry them well before making the recipe to remove additional amounts of starch.
  • Do you peel red potatoes before roasting: Red potatoes, like Yukon Potatoes do not need to be peeled before baking. A good wash and scrub before prepping is all you need, the skin of the potato is thin enough and will add to the crispiness of the potatoes.
  • What nutrients are in red potatoes: Red Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Iron, Folate and other important nutrients like Magnesium and Niacin. Eaten as part of a well balanced diet they are a good nutritional option instead of potatoes like Russet potatoes but aren’t the nutritional powerhouse that Sweet Potatoes are.
  • Are roasted red potatoes healthy: Yes, red potatoes can be part of a healthy diet provided you leave the skin on while eating them. Much of the nutritional value is found in the skin of the potato which is why these are healthier than a Russet potato.
  • Are red potatoes healthier than regular potatoes: Yes, red potatoes are healthier than Russet potatoes because you can eat the skin of the potato where the nutritional value is found. While people sometimes eat russet potato skins they are almost always removed leaving behind mostly empty carbohydrates.



  • Serve: You shouldn’t leave Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
  • Store: You can store your Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes in the fridge for up to a week as long as they are properly sealed up in an airtight container.
  • Freeze: You can freeze your cooked Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes for up to 10 months. Always allow the potatoes to completely cool down to room temperature before you freeze them.

Roasted Red Potatoes in white baking dish

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Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

5 from 7 votes
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Course: Sides
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes are an easy, flavorful side dish perfect for a weeknight or holiday meal that are crispy, fluffy and full of flavor. 


  • 2 pounds red potatoes , quartered
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

  3. Put potato mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.

  4. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Remove foil, mix potatoes and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: 141 calories, Calories: 141g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 391mg, Potassium: 522mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 201g, Vitamin C: 10g, Calcium: 37g, Iron: 1g

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  1. We had these potatoes for dinner tonight & the kitchen smells SOOOOOO good!!!!! THEY were so good & I’m looking forward to breakfast in the morning! Because I LOVE garlic, I added extra & also minced sweet onions with the garlic in my processor…TALK about YUM! Thank you for such a great side dish!

  2. These are so delicious! They have a delicious crunchy outside but soft and flavorful inside. I made these with our pork this weekend, and it was loved by the whole family!