If you're looking to take your roasted potato recipe to the next level, I highly recommend trying these Greek potatoes. Simple and comforting lemon roasted potatoes with fresh garlic. My little twist: add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese!

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These roasted Greek potatoes highly resemble some I ate at a small Greek restaurant downtown Toronto. All the comfort of Greek flavors in one dish!

The first time I made these Greek potatoes was a bit of a last-minute operation. I was working on several things and had not yet thought about dinner.  When I surveyed the pantry to find something to go with leftover chicken from the previous night, I came out with a handful of potatoes and some garlic.  Greek potatoes to the rescue!

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So, what's the secret to the best Greek potatoes?

Yes, these are what you would call Greek lemon potatoes. The main flavor makers here are lemon juice and garlic (lots of it). Plus, a dash or rosemary and paprika.

A little secret ingredient here is a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese added midway through baking. This isn't necessarily traditional, but it adds both flavor and texture.

Best Greek Potatoes | The Mediterranean Dish. Greek-style lemon roasted potatoes with garlic and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. The best roasted potatoes out there from themediterraneandish.com

Notes for Lemon Greek potatoes

To achieve just the right texture, first the Greek potatoes are baked covered for 40 minutes or so in plenty of liquid-- olive oil, lemon juice, and both. As they are covered, the potatoes tenderize as they absorb steam and take in the perfectly flavored liquid.

Roasted Greek Potatoes Recipe

Then, we uncover the potatoes and sprinkle Parmesan cheese. As the Greek potatoes now bake uncovered for another 10 to 15 minutes, they fully cook as they form a little bit of a crust on top (still remaining super tender on the inside).

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When I first posted this recipe, I used melted butter. But as I tested it several times since, I did prefer the flavor and the texture of these Greek potatoes with quality extra virgin olive oil instead.  I use Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives.)

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Best Roasted Greek Potatoes


Best Greek potatoes with lemon and garlic!



For Spice Mix

For Potatoes

  • 4 large baking potatoes, peeled, washed, cut into wedges
  • 8 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 ¼ cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together spices. Set aside.
  3. Place potato wedges in a large lightly-oiled baking dish (I used this one) and sprinkle with the spice  mix. Toss potatoes together briefly to evenly distribute spices.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together chopped garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and broth. Pour into baking dish with potatoes.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the 400 degree F-heated oven for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven briefly. Uncover and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the potato wedges. Return to oven uncovered to roast for another 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and have turned a nice golden brown with a little crust forming.
  7. If needed, to add more color, you may place the dish under the broiler for 3 minutes or so, watching carefully.
  8. Remove from oven. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Greek Potato



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  1. These things are insanely flavorful. Wow. A great addition to schwarma night. Thank you. The parmesan addition is brilliant.

    1. Hi, Melinda! I'm sorry I don't have an exact measurement for you. The recipe is for 6 servings, so the best I could say is 1/6 of the recipe is one serving size.

  2. These are awesome! I don’t think of russets as getting this kind of texture - smooth and silky, just like at a very high end Greek restaurant - but boy was I wrong. These were divine and the crust is killer. We don’t eat dairy so I made my favorite vegan parm (hemp, nutritional yeast and salt ground together in a food processor) and added that. Delightful!!

  3. For our family, Greek potatoes are not Greek without dried oregano and being Greek it's THE herb used in all Greek cooking. Olive oil, lemon juice and oregano are parts of every marinade.

  4. Your recipes is really the good idea for the all my friends gathering at the end of the weekend. We can seat and talk and grill potatoes together. Thanks for your sharing.

  5. Yum! Potatoes like these are on my menu almost weekly because I am just feeding myself and sometimes I dont feel like cooking! Easy and delicious filling recipe 🙂

  6. Loved! I can't believe I finally found a recipe that's just as good as any Greek restaurant. Thanks!!!

  7. Nice idea! Skipped the oven and parboiled then finished on the grill. Why does each comment show a huge photo of the same person? Must be a misread on my iPad. Sure detracts from solid recipe.

  8. I thought this was fabulous!! It was a last-minute search result so I had to make a few substitutions based on what I had on hand: sea salt for seasoned salt, baby potatoes for baking potatoes, dried minced garlic for fresh, regular paprika for sweet, and I added 1/2 extra juice of 1 lemon bc I love extra lemon. It still came out amazing. I ended up mashing the potatoes up a bit and pouring the seasoned broth over them. YUM. Thank you so much for sharing. Quick, easy, and delish. Will definitely make again.

  9. These were amazing! They were even better than our local Greek restaurant. Thank you so much for sharing these!

  10. My liquid did not cook off in over 1 hour. I turned up the oven and it still didn't cook off and I only added one cup of broth. Next time I will only add 3/4 cup. At the end I did broil for a few minutes. I actually would like them to be a bit more lemony. But overall, a good recipe. Thanks!

    1. I also had to pour out some of the broth. It wouldn’t reduce. Little bit more lemon....I suggest adding lemon rind!!

  11. Delicious !!! I actually found that they tasted better the next day. Right out of oven the wedges were a little dry on inside. I either made my potato wedges too big, or the potatoes w enjoyed sitting lightly in the juice — either way , they were quick and oh so tasty- thank you !!

    1. Sure, Michelle. If you want to use gold potatoes, those would work. Russet is the best option though