Garlic potatoes: the perfect side dish ready in few minutes!

Total time: 35 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Who doesn’t love roast potatoes? And what do you do to make it even better? You add lots of garlic, butter, and herbs! These Garlic Potatoes are crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and packed with flavor! Best of all? It’s easy to make too! The garlic is roasted, making it sweeter and richer in flavor. It’s then mashed with butter and herbs and added to the roasted potatoes. Talk about levels of flavor! Enjoy them as an appetizer, a snack for game day, or as a delicious side. You’ll love them so much, you won’t want to eat potatoes in any other way again!

Garlic Potato Ingredients

  • Potatoes – Any potato will work, but Yukon potatoes are the best potatoes for roasting. They’re waxy enough to ensure they hold their shape while roasting, but also starchy enough to become silky and smooth inside.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted butter will work (do not use margarine, as it lacks the flavor you need for this recipe).
  • Garlic – use whole bulbs
  • Parsley – use fresh parsley, not dried
  • Olive oil – use high-quality olive oil


For the crispiest potatoes, use Yukon Gold, Russets, or red potatoes.

To get the crispiest potato wedges, leave the parboiled potatoes to rest for a while. This will cool them down, and they will stop steaming. If they don’t cool down properly, the steam will prevent crispiness.

Short on time and need to cook a bunch of potatoes fast? Cook them in an instant pot. For medium potatoes, place 1 cup of water in the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot, then place the potatoes on a rack and cook for 16 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes.

To see if the potatoes are cooked though, use a sharp knife or skewer inserted into the center.

If you see that the potato wedges are browning too fast, you can cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil.

If you prefer a bit of a bite, chop up a fresh chili and add it to the butter.

What To Serve Garlic Potatoes

These potatoes go with just about anything. Serve as an appetizer with a dipping sauce or as a side to your burgers.

How To Store Garlic Potatoes

These potatoes are best served straight from the oven as they will lose crispiness if stored. If you want to make them ahead of time, you can parboil the potatoes and store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

The garlic can also be roasted and mashed the day before and kept in the fridge.

1/2 tsp
1/3 tsp
Olive oil
1 tbsp
garlic head
2 tbsp
3 tbsp


Clean and peel the potatoes, and slice them into wedges.

Transfer the potato wedges to a large mixing bowl, and season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Set aside.

Cut the tops of the garlic and drizzle with olive oil.

Wrap the garlic bulbs with parchment paper and a layer of aluminum foil.

Place the potato wedges in a baking pan, and place the wrapped garlic in the center. Bake at 180°C (360°F) for 25 minutes.

Squeeze the garlic out of the garlic bulb into a small bowl or plate.

Mash the garlic with the back of a spoon.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the garlic and parsley.

Top potatoes with the prepared mixture.


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