Side dish

Roasted Garlic Potatoes with Cilantro

Crispy oven roasted garlic potatoes are perfect for serving up with any dish! Loaded with fresh cilantro and a hefty serving of garlic.

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oven roasted garlic potatoes on a sheet pan
Recipe insights & TIPS

Crispy roasted potatoes tossed in lots of fresh garlic, cilantro and crushed red peppers. These potatoes taste like chimichuri and can be the perfect side dish for you Easter dinner!

oven roasted garlic potatoes on a sheet pan

Because potatoes are such a versatile ingredient, we can use them in so many recipes. Some of my favorites are potatoes in chowder or these super cheesy potatoes with bacon and chives!

But oven roasted potatoes might be my favorite versions, there's nothing better than that crispy exterior and fluffy inside that goes so well with any main dish.This is such a simple recipe but with a huge flavor punch from the fresh cilantro and garlic. You might think they taste like chimichurri, and you'd be right! Good quality olive oil and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes takes the potatoes to the next level.

Ingredients needed for this recipe

  • Russet potatoes.
  • Fresh cilantro.
  • Minced garlic.
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
oven roasted garlic potatoes on a pan

FAQ's about making garlic roasted potatoes

Do I need to boil my potatoes before cooking? No, if you chop them into small enough pieces, they will cook quick enough before burning. I recommend cutting them into one inch square pieces.

Why are my roasted potatoes always soft? It could be that your oven is not getting too a high enough temperature or the potatoes may have a high water content. I like to use Russet potatoes.

Should I peel my potatoes? I would say no, the peel is nutritious and helps keep the potato from sticking to the pan when roasting in the oven.

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Delicious and crispy garlic potatoes will be so popular at the table when you serve these up!

Side dish
40 minutes
Total TIME:
55 minutes
15 minutes


  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  2. Dice the potatoes into roughly 1 inch cubes and add to a large bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, garlic, cilantro, pepper flakes if using and salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the potatoes well until evenly coated and then transfer to a baking sheet pan.
  5. Spread the potatoes out so they cook evenly.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes making sure to move them around on the pan with a spatula halfway through cooking.
  7. Once the potatoes are soft and have a nice golden color to them, let them rest for 5 minutes before serving with an extra drizzle of olive oil if desired.
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