Garlic Roasted Potatoes

5 from 428 votes

These Garlic Roasted Potatoes are perfectly baked in the oven. They're crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and loaded with a cheese and garlic flavor

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This recipe for Garlic Roasted Potatoes is a true family favorite! They are deliciously crispy on the outside and perfectly soft and tender on the inside. When I’m looking for an easy potato side dish, especially for a crowd, this is my go-to recipe.

Long serving dish of garlic roasted potatoes served with cilantro

Potatoes are such party pleasers! Roast them in the oven for a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside texture and your dinner party guests will be beyond pleased! They pair wonderfully with any type of roasted vegetable too! This Garlic Roasted Potato recipe is my go-to side dish when I’m having a dinner party at my house. It will soon become your favorite easy potato side dish!

These roasted red skin potatoes potatoes are the perfect side to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas or as a side for an easy weeknight dinner. They pair perfectly with my Easy Thanksgiving Turkey RecipeHoney Lemon SalmonGrilled Lemon Chicken, Almond Crusted Chicken, or Sheet Pan Cod.


How to make garlic parmesan roasted potatoes

To make these potatoes, you can use any potatoes of choice, but I love using red skin potatoes and keeping the skin on them. Wash the potatoes well, dry them and then cut them into quarters and place them right in your baking dish.

Collage of two images showing the bowl of cut red skin potatoes and then the garlic and parmesan added on top

Then just toss them with olive oil, lots of minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese and dried thyme (or Italian seasoning works really well) and they’ll be ready for the oven.

Red skin potatoes cut and tossed with olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese on a baking dish

Give a a good stir halfway through the roasting point to make sure all the sides get that crisp factor. Then you can pair this easy side dish with anything you’d like, or just dip them in some ketchup and call it dinner if you want!

Tips for making garlic roasted potatoes

  • Opt for best roasting potatoes like Yukon gold or red skin potatoes. That’s because their skin is thin, they’re not waxy and they’re not too starchy.
  • Heat the pan before placing the potatoes on it. To make it easy, just place the pan in the oven while the oven is preheating. This way the potatoes hit a sizzling pan, which helps get a crispy texture.
  • Leave space between the potatoes. Don’t over-crowd the pan, but instead try to keep them in a single layer to allow these garlic roasted potatoes to roast evenly and perfectly.
  • Don’t flip until the potatoes are golden brown on one side. This helps to make sure they’re golden all around without flipping them too often and risking them getting poked and damaged in the flipping process.

Frequently asked questions

Can you make garlic roasted potatoes ahead of time?

You can totally prep these garlic roasted potatoes in advance and have them ready to be roasted 30 minutes before dinner time, just so you can tempg everyone with that savory garlicky cheesy smell oozing from the piping hot oven!

How do you keep roasted potatoes from being soggy?

It’s best to serve these roast potatoes straight away, but if you do need to keep them warm, do not cover them, this can cause them to lose their crunch. If you need to reheat them before serving, re-roast them in a hot oven for 10 minutes until crisp.

What are the best potatoes to roast?

My go-to potatoes for this recipe are red skin potatoes. Roasted red skin potatoes have such a beautiful presentation and they get nice and crisp on the outside. Yukon golds are also an excellent choice and will actually give an even more crisp texture.

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This Garlic Roasted Potatoes recipe was originally published on April 15, 2017. I’m re-publishing it with step-by-step photos, and a video showing how to make the recipe. Here’s the original photo!

 Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes in a white serving dish

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

These Garlic Roasted Potatoes are perfectly baked in the oven. They're crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and loaded with a cheese and garlic flavor
5 from 428 votes
Servings 6 servings
Course Side Dish
Calories 192
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 2 pounds red potatoes washed/quartered
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley chopped for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Toss the potatoes in the baking dish with the olive oil, minced garlic, parmesan cheese and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 400°F until potatoes are golden brown and look crisp on the outside, about 45-55 minutes, tossing once at the halfway point.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired, and serve warm



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 5 days in the fridge. To reheat, just place in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or in a toaster oven. You can also reheat in the microwave, but the potatoes won’t retain a crispy texture that way.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can switch out the herbs if you’d like, use olive oil instead of butter and make these with other types of potatoes. To make the recipe vegan, just skip the parmesan cheese.


Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 701mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 110IU, Vitamin C: 15.3mg, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. Always coming back to this recipe – in fact making it right now. I make my own vegan parm and use it as cheese. It’s all soooo good. Thanks! 🙂

  2. These are delicious. I use to just boil Red Skin Potatoes! Not anymore! So easy to make too! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

  3. Heres a tip…..dont heat the pan in the oven first or your cheese will melt into a clump when u toss it! What a mess

  4. Who doesn’t love oven roasted potatoes?? These are really good and with a hint of Parmesan cheese… no one is complaining here!! I added zucchini to the pan along with potatoes-just as good! Followed recipe as is and it’s delicious-thank you Yumna!! Big fan of yours!! Although I missed you on The Kelly & Ryan show…I’m sure you did fantastic… I’ll have to look it up🥰

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