Our Garlic Potatoes are grilled to perfection and perfectly seasoned, making this a staple side dish that the whole family will love. The simple whipped feta brings this delicious side dish to the next level with filling Greek yogurt, zesty lemon, and the perfect amount of seasoning.
The Best Garlic Potatoes
Garlic truly makes every dish shine a little brighter, and these garlicky potatoes are no exception. They’re one of our favorite side dishes to serve with a juicy burger, a grilled steak, or as a fun side for brunch. We added a fun twist with full bodied whipped feta to add flavorful creaminess throughout. This paired with tender potatoes make this an elevated version of your favorite comfort food.
What You Will Need
Optional Whipped Feta
- feta cheese – The salty, fresh, and tangy notes of this popular cheese lends itself perfectly to the hearty roasted potatoes.
- plain Greek yogurt – This full bodied ingredient helps to add creaminess throughout.
- olive oil – A little bit goes a long way to making this recipe smooth and rich with flavor.
- lemon zest – When in doubt, add lemon to brighten up any recipe with its fresh citrus flavor.
- fresh mint leaves – Menthol contained in this small herb brings a light minty flavor throughout.
- garlic – An important ingredient to provide a bit of heat and nuttiness.
- kosher salt & ground black pepper – Elevate the profile of these amazingly paired ingredients with the OG seasonings
- Yukon gold potatoes – The best kind of potato variety for it’s mild flavor, tender skin, and versatility. Try them out in this mashed potatoes recipe.
- avocado oil – A rich and somewhat nutty oil option.
- kosher salt & ground black pepper – Just a bit goes a long way.
- garlic – Grab a bunch of garlic cloves and get mincing! This star of the show adding notes of heat, nuttiness, and butter.
- Italian seasoning – A blend of some of our favorite herbs.
- dried oregano leaves – A strong aromatic herb, perfect for comfort food.
- dried thyme leaves – Notice it’s earthy and minty flavors.
How To Make Garlic Potatoes
If you’re making the whipped feta, start by combining all of the whipped feta ingredients into a food processor and mix them together on high until you notice a smooth consistency. Give it a taste and adjust the salt or any other flavor as necessary and then place it in the refrigerator while you work on the potatoes. This creamy sauce pairs perfectly with hearty potatoes.
While your grill is Preheating to 450°F, cut your potatoes into wedges and place them into a medium sized bowl.
To get perfect wedges, cut your potato in half, lengthwise. Then, place that half flat side down and cut in half lengthwise again. Cut each of those quarters in half lengthwise. This will result in 8 wedges.
Next, drizzle them with olive oil and use your hands to massage the oil so that they’re entirely coated. Then sprinkle them with salt & pepper and then add the remaining seasonings; minced garlic, Italian seasoning, oregano, and thyme leaves.
Toss your potato wedges in all of the seasonings so that they’re completely covered.
Grab a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and fold all four edges to create a tray for your potatoes. A grill pan or basket would also work here. Then place your tray on clean grill grates over direct heat and then add your potatoes to the tray. Close your grill top and let the potatoes cook for a total of 12 minutes, opening the top every 4 minutes or so, noticing their golden brown color and to move the potatoes around to ensure even cooking. Scroll down to the recipe card for the oven-roasted potatoes option.
After 12 minutes, test one of your potato wedges for doneness. If they’re still a bit tough, put them back on the grill for an additional 2-4 minutes or until soft with some firmness to keep their shape. Once they’re done cooking, carefully remove the potatoes from the grill and serve immediately with your whipped Feta. For the best presentation, drizzle a little olive oil on top of the whipped feta, top with cracked black pepper, and serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.
- Roasted Option: Make this recipe in your oven by placing the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 35-45 minutes at 425°F. Be sure to toss them halfway through to ensure even cooking and delicious crispy edges.
- Thicker Wedges: Increase cooking time by 2-5 minutes depending on the thickness of your potato wedges. Test for doneness by piercing a wedge with a fork. If it feels too firm, allow them to cook a bit more.
- Types of Potatoes: You can use different potato varieties with this recipe, but be sure to adjust cooking time as needed. Russet potatoes require a longer cooking time as they are a larger variety.
- Storage: These potatoes are best served right off the grill, but they’ll keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container. They’re delicious with poached or scrambled eggs.
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Garlic Potatoes – herby garlic potatoes that are grilled and served with a delicious whipped feta! The perfect side dish or vegetarian main!
Whipped Feta (optional):
- 8oz feta cheese
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 4 teaspoons high-quality olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated
- 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, minced
- 2–4 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6–8 Yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
- 2–3 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2–3 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- Whipped Feta: Add ingredients to food processor (crumble the feta so it whips more easily). Process mixture on high until the consistency is smooth. Taste and adjust any salt or other flavor, as necessary. Place in refrigerator for later.
- Preheat: Preheat grill to 450 degrees F.
- Oil: Place potato wedges in medium bowl and drizzle with oil. Use your hands to massage the oil into the potato wedges, coating every piece.
- Season: Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, oregano, and thyme, tossing to coat.
- Foil Basket: Take a large piece of aluminum foil and fold up all 4 sides to create a foil tray (alternatively you can use a grill pan or basket).
- Direct Heat: Place foil on clean grill grates over direct heat. Add potatoes to your foil basket (or grill basket).
- Keep Moving: Cook for a total of 12 minutes opening the grill every 4 minutes to move the potatoes around.
- Test: After 12 minutes test one potato and determine if they are done to your liking. If not, close grill and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes or until soft, but firm.
- Remove: Carefully remove from grill and serve immediately with the whipped feta. Drizzle a little olive oil on top of the whipped feta, top with cracked black pepper and serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.
- Roasted Option: don’t have a grill – no worries – place prepared potatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast at 425 degrees F. for 35-45 minutes (tossing halfway) or until they are cooked, but firm.
- How to Cut into Wedges: Cut the Yukon Gold potato in half, lengthwise. Place that half flat side down and cut in half lengthwise again. Cut each of those quarters in half lengthwise. This will result in 8 wedges.
- Cooking Time Will Vary for Thicker Wedges: You may need to increase the cooking time by 2-5 minutes depending upon the thickness of your potato wedges. Simply pull off one wedge and test the firmness with a fork to determine if you need to continue cooking.
- Using Other Potatoes: Yes, you can use other potatoes, but the cooking time may be off. Russet potatoes, for example, are much larger than a Yukon Gold potato and the wedges tend to be longer and thicker. Just adjust the cook time accordingly.
- Nutrition: The nutritional values below account for the whipped feta and garlic potatoes.
- Leftovers/Storage: The potato wedges are best served right off the grill, but they do keep pretty well in the refrigerator. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Serving Size: 4 oz
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 2.9 g
- Sodium: 502.9 mg
- Fat: 11.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.7 g
- Protein: 7.8 g
- Cholesterol: 23.9 mg
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