Oven Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted garlic rosemary potatoes, a side dish after my own heart. Are you looking for the best side dishes for the Thanksgiving dinner or the best side dishes for the Christmas dinner? Well, here you have one of them. And if you want to take that Sunday roast to a whole new level, you need to follow a few, very easy steps which will guarantee a smashing success.

Close-up shot of a whilte plae with roasted potatoes

These amazing potatoes go amazingly well with that succulent turkey or steak. Are you hungry yet? I am certainly almost drooling thinking of what a fine meal this is.

I love potatoes, and there are endless ways of cooking them at home. Potatoes have been wrongly classified as bad boys because of the reputation take-away fries have. And indeed, those are bad, very very bad for one’s health.

My heart aches when I see toddlers in fast-food restaurants given fries drenched in oil and burgers made of  God knows what kind of meat. If one can call that meat.

I know that time is precious and it is a lot easier to have a take away and sort the tea really quickly, but I would never ever give my little one that kind of food.

Healthy habits are learnt from an early age, as later on it will be really hard to preach a healthy life style to someone who had unhealthy food as a child.

And potatoes are healthy if you cook them the right way. For these potatoes, for example, I only used one tablespoon of olive oil, there is really no need for any more than that.

Overhead shot of a white plate with garlic rosemary potatoes

How to roast the best potatoes of your life

So, anyway, back to our potatoes. I was telling you about how to roast the perfect potatoes. Indeed, nothing simpler. These are English style roast potatoes, so you can imagine that the recipe is fail proof.

No one loves their roasted potatoes more than English people do. The pride of having the very best side dish cannot be described in words.

First of all, pre-boil the potatoes for about 5 minutes. We do not want to boil them for any longer, otherwise they get cooked through, and that’s not what we need quite yet.

After, drain the water, and really bash the potatoes together. Be rough, as those smashed edges will crisp up beautifully in the oven. Now, leave them to dry for a bit, let’s say about 5 minutes or so.

Next, get that oven hot. Really hot!!! And heat up the oil before the potatoes go in the oven. Don’t worry about smoking up the kitchen, it really helps getting those potatoes right.

If the rosemary survives well in the oven, the garlic won’t, so do not peel the skin off the garlic cloves, they will burn quickly and become bitter. Just leave them witht he skin on, the flavour will be released anyway. Easy, right?

Overhead shot of a white plate of roasted garlic rosemary potatoes with rosemary sprigs and a garlic bulb on the sides

Oven roasted garlic rosemary potatoes

Once the potatoes are done, just gather the whole family together and enjoy, you are in for the best treat. Forget about the dessert, these garlic oven roasted rosemary potatoes will definitely be the star of the night. I for one would gladly have another big portion. Looking for another great potato recipe? How about this Spicy potato wedges? They are awesome!  Now, let’s eat!

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Close-up shot of a whilte plae with roasted potatoes
Oven Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Oven roasted garlic rosemary potatoes, a side dish after my own heart. Are you looking for the best side dishes for the Thanksgiving dinner or the best side dishes for the Christmas dinner? Well, here you have one of them. And if you want to take that Sunday roast to a whole new level, you need to follow a few, very easy steps which will guarantee a smashing success.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: English
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 500 g potatoes (1 lb)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • a few sprigs of rosemary
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).

  2. Peel and cut the potatoes in big chunks, then pre boil in water with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes.

  3. Drain the water and give the potatoes a good shake, that will help the potatoes become crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

  4. Drizzle the olive oil onto a baking tray and place in the oven for at least 3-4 minutes so that the oil can get hot.

  5. Remove the tray from the oven, place the potatoes and give them a good shake so that they can be coated with oil.

  6. Scatter the garlic cloves and rosemary onto the tray, and roast in the oven for one hour until golden.

  7. Serve hot!

Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Potassium 531mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 18.7%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 22.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.







The perfect rosemary roasted potatoes

The perfect rosemary roasted potatoes






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  • Reply
    December 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    They look like perfect roast potatoes – a lovely, golden colour and nice and crisp.

  • Reply
    December 7, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I’m not sure what’s going on with my laptop at the moment, Daniela. This is the third time I’ve tried to post a comment here! Last time I think I posted a link to my blog. If I did, just ignore it! I just wanted to say how lovely those ‘roasties’ looked. They are nice and crisp and and a wondefrful, golden colour. (I hope this one posts. Lol.) 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      December 7, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you, Millie. I did get the other comments too, many thanks.

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    December 17, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    YES. I could eat roast potatoes every meal of the day. These look amazing!

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      December 17, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you very much! I do agree with you, roast potatoes are just lovely and could eat them anytime.

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    April 3, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I love the rosemary in these potatoes. One of my favorite dish!

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      April 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you, Ilona! I can never get tired of potatoes 🙂

  • Reply
    June 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I’m a little unclear on the rosemary – it doesn’t look, from the photos, like there is chopped rosemary on the potatoes. Do you just strew the sprigs about over them when they go into the oven, and remove after baking?

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      Daniela Apostol
      June 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Tristyn,

      Thank you for your comment. If you use fresh rosemary, you can throw the sprigs between the potatoes while baking and remove after, the flavour is quite strong and the potatoes will get that unique rosemary flavour anyway. If you use dried rosemary, just sprinkle some over the potatoes before popping them in the oven, no need to remove after.

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  • Reply
    Gloria Duggan
    August 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    As far as I am concerned…they are never too many ways to enjoy delicious potatoes. These sound wonderful, and would be the perfect side to meals from brunch to dinner.

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      Daniela Anderson
      August 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you, Gloria! Indeed, potatoes are yummy no matter how they are cooked.

  • Reply
    August 5, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I love these potato recipe. Not only is easy but perfect to serve as a side dish at a special occasion or a weeknight meal! That rosemary addition yum!!!!!

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    Adriana Martin
    August 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Wow this oven roasted garlic rosemary potatoes are the bomb. I love roasted potatoes a lot and make them often yours looks just perfect.

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    August 6, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I love a good, easy recipe like this. I could eat roasted potatoes everyday! I bet these are so delicious, Daniela. Happy Fiesta Friday!

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    Veena Azmanov
    August 6, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I love when my potatoes are perfectly roasted like this. Crisp on the out and soft tender on the inside. Lemon and rosemary are always a perfect combination

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    August 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    These are a favorite way to cook potatoes – always a good side for so many dishes.

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    August 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This is a perfect side dish recipe! and the pictures are beautiful!

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    August 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    The potatoes look just like the way we prefer — crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Oh, yum!! We love our potatoes with garlic and rosemary — an excellent combination.

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    Linda Nortje (@WithABlast)
    August 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Roast potatoes are a definite on (especially) Sundays in South-Africa as well.Love the addition of garlic and rosemary you have here !

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    August 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I love this recipe, it’s my favorite way to make roasted potatoes! I made these twice in the last few weeks, love them so much. Shaking them up gets them all gloriously crispy, mmmm. Thanks for bringing these yummy potatoes over to Fiesta Friday, Daniela!

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    Molly Kumar
    August 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    This is such a flavorful and quick side recipe. Who doesn’t love potatoes and the roasted ones are our fav!!! I can totally see everyone loving this at our place 🙂

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    Joanna Everyday Made Fresh
    August 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Roasting potatoes is the only way that I make them. It’s easy! Rosemary and garlic go so perfectly together. I bet it’s delish with the potatoes.

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      Daniela Anderson
      August 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you! They really are nice, even for fussy eaters.

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    August 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    These sound delicious. I love rosemary and garlic together. Do you recommend reheating in the oven or the microwave for these if there are any leftovers?

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      Daniela Anderson
      August 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you, Amy! Definitely oven, so the texture can be the same. Microwave would slightly change the texture.

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    August 7, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    What a beautiful post, you’ve definitely got the British style roast potatoes down! I absolutely adore them with garlic and rosemary too and the crispiness you’ve got on these is mouth-watering!

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    August 9, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Roasted rosemary potatoes looks delicious I love this easy version of potatoes. They make perfect side dish with lot of flavor .

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