Greek Potatoes

A white serving bowl filled with Lemon Roasted Greek Potatoes.

We love our potatoes here so I include a potato side dish in my menu planning at least once a week. These Greek Potatoes are joining my Oven Baked Fries as a dependably delicious and easy choice.

The simple method of slow roasting baby gold potatoes in a lemon-herb infused broth and oil mixture will forever have a place in my potato dish rotation. The result is crispy, creamy and so flavorful.

A closeup of a pile of Greek Potatoes.

The method creates perfectly crispy, roasted potatoes with a buttery interior.

Greek Potatoes are an excellent choice to serve with a wide variety of main dishes from steak, to chicken, to pork, to seafood.

All the ingredients required to make Greek Potatoes


  • baby gold potatoes (look for a 3 pound bag in the produce section of your grocery store)
  • the juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian)
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano, kosher or sea salt, garlic powder, and freshly ground black pepper

Read more about How to Buy and Store Potatoes like a Pro.

How to Make Greek Potatoes

This is a wonderfully easy and mostly hands off potato side dish.

Olive oil and lemon juice are combined in a glass bowl.
  • Add olive oil and fresh lemon juice to some low-sodium chicken broth.
Lemon rind and dried seasonings are added to the oil and lemon mixture.
  • Add the zest of 1 lemon and the dry seasoning – oregano, kosher or sea salt, garlic powder, and freshly ground black pepper.
The oil and lemon mixture is poured over sliced potatoes on a baking sheet.
  • Halve or quarter 3 pounds of baby gold potatoes so that they are about 1 1/2 – to 2-inches big and spread them out on a rimmed baking sheet. There is no need to peel these thin-skinned potatoes.
  • Whisk together and pour the broth and oil mixture over the potatoes. Toss them until they are all well coated with the mixture.
Lemon Roasted Greek Potatoes on a baking sheet shot from over the top.
  • Roast the potatoes in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and toss the potatoes, spreading them back out in an even layer.
  • Return the baking sheet to the oven to roast for an additional 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and fork tender.
  • Garnish the roasted Greek Potatoes with some fresh parsley to add bright herb flavor.
A small white bowl filled with Greek Potatoes.
A white serving bowl filled with Lemon Roasted Greek Potatoes.

Greek Potatoes

These lemon roasted Greek Potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside! They are a delicious side dish choice for a wide variety of meals.

Course Side Dish

Cuisine Greek

Servings 6

Calories 292kcal

  • 3 pounds baby gold potatoes halved or quartered as needed to be 1 1/2- to 2-inches (I like Honey Gold Bite-Sized Potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth for vegetarian
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Place the potatoes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Combine the chicken broth, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat the potatoes. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast for 20 minutes and then toss the potatoes, spread them back out in an even layer, and continue to cook for an additional 25 to 30 minutes, or until fork tender and golden brown.

  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

Look for 3 pound bags of baby gold potatoes in the produce section of your grocery store. Some stores also carry them in bulk. They may also be called creamer or new potatoes. Baby potatoes are naturally thin-skinned and should not be peeled before roasting. 
Serving: 0.5pound | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg