Perfect Roast Potatoes
Sides - Vegetarian

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

After posting how to make the Pomegranate Dipping Aioli the other day, I promised I’d follow up with the recipe for the perfect roast potatoes that accompanied it. Today’s the day!

Perfect Roast Potatoes

I’m a huge fan of Ina Garten and her simple recipes that yield a ton of flavor. I based my roast potato recipe on hers, tweaking it just slightly, although the original is delicious too. The big difference between ours is that I parboil my potatoes, which gives you the feeling of a soft, velvety mashed potato on the inside and a crispy, roasted potato on the outside – absolutely phenomenal! Here goes:

Perfect Roast Potatoes
Yield: 6 to 8

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 pounds small potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley (or another favorite herb)


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • In a large pot, cover the potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue boiling, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain. (You are just parboiling here – they will not be fork tender yet.)
  • Combine the potatoes, garlic, onions, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and parsley in a large bowl – make sure to coat the potatoes thoroughly. Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and roast them at 400°F for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping the potatoes a few times to ensure even browning.
  • Goes great with Pomegranate Dipping Aioli. Makes 6-8 side dish portions.

    Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

    2 Comments on “Perfect Roast Potatoes

    1. Potatoes are just such a perfect food! roasted potatoes are just a wonderful way to prepare them, and Ina is such a good cook to turn to for help!
      Your potatoes look delicious!!

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