Simple, delicious Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and loaded with flavor, thanks to garlic, fresh rosemary, and fresh thyme!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…roasting is my favorite way to cook vegetables! Roasting not only enhances the texture, but it also brings out a deep flavor and natural sweetness in just about any veggie. And potatoes? Well, they turn from ho-hum to downright magical after a nice stint in the hot oven.
Aside from their crispy, crunchy exteriors and soft, fluffy interiors, these Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes are easy to infuse with lots of extra flavor, thanks to a coating of olive oil, some salt and pepper, a generous amount of minced garlic, and your favorite fresh herbs. I happen to love using a combination of fresh rosemary and fresh thyme on my potatoes. In addition to their amazing flavor, the aroma of these potatoes cooking in the oven is out of this world!
And have I mentioned how easy they are to make? Simply cut your potatoes into rough chunks, toss in a bowl with some olive oil, and season with the remaining ingredients. Stir everything together and then dump the whole shebang on a sheet pan and roast at a high temp in 15-minute increments.
Incidentally, I’ve made roasted potatoes before by tossing the ingredients together straight on the baking sheet, but I never seem to get the potatoes evenly coated with olive oil using this method and some potatoes inevitably end up sticking. So I would definitely recommend mixing everything up in a big bowl and then transferring to your baking sheet.
Another thing I’ve learned over the years is that, as much as I love to line my baking sheet with foil to mitigate any clean-up, this trick doesn’t really apply when roasting potatoes. The reason? Because every 15 minutes, you’re going to scrape any stuck potatoes/garlic/herbs from the bottom of the pan using a metal spatula, and foil would just tear.
Flipping the potatoes is important so that they have a chance to evenly brown over the total cooking time…and so that the garlic and herbs don’t burn. The first time you make this recipe, keep a close eye on everything, particularly for that last 15-minute increment. A few bits of garlic might get a little too dark, but overall, the ingredients should cook pretty evenly as long as you intermittently use a metal spatula to move them around.
This is one of those recipes that proves how simple, basic ingredients can be transformed into something incredible. Use your favorite herbs to change things up, and be sure to make twice as many potatoes as you think you’re going to need because they are completely addictive!
These Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes are easy enough to throw together for a busy weeknight yet tasty enough to serve to guests. My kids love them (albeit with ketchup) and my hubby and I have been known to eat half of these little morsels straight off the pan before dinner is even served. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! 😉
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