Try these Greek roasted potatoes, crispy on the outside, fluffy inside, and tossed in bright, bold Greek flavors thanks to my homemade Greek dressing and our favorite seasoning blend! (Air Fryer and Oven instructions!)
I’m fairly new to the world of Greek food, having just discovered how much I adore the combination of lemon, olive oil, garlic, and oregano, but now that I’m here, you’ll find me making Greek inspired recipes at least once a week!
We’ve been sharing those creations with you and it’s safe to say that y’all love Greek food just as much as I do…so I know these Greek roasted potatoes are going to be a huge hit.
I’ll be upfront – this is probably not the most authentic recipe, considering that I wasn’t able to find a single other person that made these potatoes this way, HOWEVER, these are outrageously delicious, beyond simple, and absolutely my new favorite way to roast potatoes.
Rather than a simple toss in olive oil, we toss Yukon gold potatoes in my Greek dressing and then season them even more with our favorite Greek seasoning blend. The result is phenomenal…bright and zesty, bursting with flavor, and perfectly roasty toasty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside!
Much like my Greek rice, these became an instant staple in our house.
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Potatoes – I’m using baby Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe. We love how creamy and buttery these potatoes are. The delicate skin means there’s no need to peel them, which is also a win!
Greek Salad Dressing – Try my homemade Greek dressing (so good!) or grab a bottle at the store. If you are using store bought you’ll want to get a vinaigrette style dressing and not a yogurt based/creamy Greek dressing.
Greek Seasoning – We use and love Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. It’s perfect on these potatoes, but we also put it on chicken, steak, veggies, and more. While you can absolutely make your own seasoning blend, we think Cavender’s is just perfect.
Parsley – For garnishing after roasting the potatoes.
What We Love About This Recipe:
- We love Greek flavors and you’ll get plenty of them thanks to the seasoning and dressing that these potatoes are tossed in!
- This is a quick and easy side dish that’ll pair well with just about any meal you’d usually serve potatoes with.
- Most recipes call for roasting potatoes in olive oil, but using Greek dressing (which is oil based) just adds an extra boost of flavor and it’s beyond simple!
How to Make Greek Roasted Potatoes:
Prepare: To get started you’ll chop the potatoes into evenly sized pieces. We do halves for the smaller potatoes and quarters for any larger potatoes. Place them in a large bowl and then cover with water and let them soak for 30 minutes. <– This step isn’t 100% necessary, so if you’re short on time you can skip it. It is recommend though!
Dressing: Dry the potatoes after rinsing and then add to a mixing bowl along with the salad dressing. Toss the potatoes in the Greek dressing until they are well coated and then sprinkle on the seasoning and give it another toss.
Roast: After seasoning the potatoes you can place the baking sheet in the oven and start roasting. It’ll take about 40 to 45 minutes and you’ll want to stir the potatoes once halfway through cooking.
Serve: After roasting the potatoes should be tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. Sprinkle them with some fresh parsley before serving hot!
Soaking Potatoes Before Roasting:
While soaking the potatoes before roasting isn’t strictly necessary, and it’s a step we’ve skipped ourselves when short on time, we do think it provides a better end result!
Soaking potatoes helps remove starch from the potatoes, which results in a crispier roasted potato – and who doesn’t want that?!
These are absolutely perfect just the way they are and we serve them with just a sprinkle of fresh parsley more often than not.
However, it’s fun to get creative and my family LOVES a good dip…try dipping your Greek roasted potatoes in our tzatziki sauce. The flavors pair perfectly!
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice and freshly crumbled feta cheese is always a nice way to top these off as well!
Air Fryer Instructions:
Roasting potatoes in the air fryer is one of my favorite uses for the air fryer! It cuts the cook time in half and is nice on a hot summer day since the air fryer doesn’t heat up the whole kitchen like an oven does.
To make these Greek Roasted Potatoes in the air fryer, follow all of the instructions as directed for soaking and seasoning, but air fry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes. Test for doneness and continue cooking in 1-2 minute increments until potatoes are cooked to you liking.
If you have leftovers you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or the microwave.
Yukon Gold potatoes, with their thin skin, creamy texture, and buttery, sweet flavor are the best potato for roasting.
There are a variety of sauces that you can serve with roasted potatoes, including ketchup, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, garlic butter, or a remoulade sauce. Our Greek roasted potatoes go best with tzatziki sauce.
MORE GREEK RECIPES!
- Greek Chicken Kabobs
- Greek Pasta Salad
- Greek Sheet Pan Chicken
- Air Fryer Greek Fries
- Greek Chicken Wings
- Greek Cucumber Salad
Greek Roasted Potatoes
- Chop the potatoes in half (quartering any extra large ones) and place in a large bowl. Cover potatoes with water and let soak for 30 minutes.
- While potatoes are soaking, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Drain the water from the potatoes and rinse with fresh water to remove starch.
- Dry potatoes thoroughly and then add to a mixing bowl along with the salad dressing. Toss to coat. Add the Greek seasoning and stir again.
- Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
- Roast potatoes for 40-45 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking, until potatoes are fork tender all the way through and crisp on the outside.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.