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Simple Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes

Simple Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

There’s a reason that Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes are so popular; they are easy, simple and everyone likes them. They are a sure-fire hit at every dinner party, your family most likely won’t turn up their nose at these – unless it’s my daughter who eats everything plain as can be – and these potatoes are so easy to make.

I almost didn’t post this recipe because it is so well-known, but I since I know that there are a lot of first time cooks out there who frequent blogs like mine looking for advice I figured that I should.

Simple Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

These are perfect for those nights when you didn’t have any clue what you are eating for supper. I can’t be the only one who always has these ingredients on hand and that’s what makes them so great and such a popular recipe.

Let’s face it, December is craaaazy and not just for me. We are all rushing around so much that even I tend to forget about dinner and the simple fact that I have to feed my family at some point.

Guilt confession: cereal and milk for supper happens in December more than any other time of year. Yup. I don’t even get sandwiches made, we just grab a bowl of cereal. This year is even crazier as we are packing up to head to Phoenix for some sunshine and fun in January! Oh, yes, the house sitter is booked, we have rented a house and we are living in Arizona for three months this spring! I cannot WAIT!

Try not to hate me as I leave the winter behind this spring..will you still love me even though I will be blogging from Phoenix? Do I lose my Canuck cred for three months?

Remember, I love you more that chocolate…. does that count?



Simple Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Total Time: 65 min
  • Category: Side Dish


There’s a reason this classic has been around forever, roasted potatoes with rosemary are the perfect side for almost every meal out there!


  • 2 pounds of small white-skinned potatoes cleaned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half and toss in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary until the potatoes are well coated.
  3. Spread the potatoes out into 1 layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Roast in the oven for an hour or until browned and crisp, making sure to turn the potatoes at least three times during roasting to ensure even browning.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.


  • Serving Size: 6

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.



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  • Reply
    Rosaline Linhart
    October 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I add Thyme and lemon pepper….wakes them up really well.

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      October 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      That sounds great too!

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    Gail Bonnevie
    September 20, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Wanda, made these with the little red potatoes you sent down. Really good, both Monica and I make them!

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    Susan Lynn Wang
    August 16, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Years ago I bought a Jamie Oliver cookbook and made a roast with rosemary. We threw it away, tasted like pine trees lol.

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      August 16, 2016 at 1:14 am

      Eew! I love Rosemary but that sounds like my experience with cilantro. A restaurant overdid it and it took me a decade to eat it again, no word of a lie! These are amazing but it might take you a while to love Rosemary again!

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      Susan Lynn Wang
      August 16, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Same with fennel….ewwwww

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      Susan Lynn Wang
      August 16, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Love spicy tho!

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    Sara Chris Albert
    August 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Mmmm I love making these, but with a tsp or two of paprika for a little kick 😉

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    Barb Overton
    December 16, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Looks yummy! Shared.

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    Barb Overton
    September 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm


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    Barb Overton
    July 14, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Great side dish for BBQ anything! Shared.

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    Lana Moffatt Wilmot
    December 2, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Yummy !

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    Keith Bramley
    December 2, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Toss them in sunflower seed oil… Golden nuggets of love! Roasted garlic! I spread that stuff on everything… Literally.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 1, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I tend to forget about the oldies…Nicole made it when we went over this summer and I was like WOW! I remember how good these are!

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    Donna Andrus
    December 1, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Glad for the reminder! I usually throw in some carrots/parsnips too! 🙂

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