Recipe: Garlicy Oven Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes are so easy to make and go so well with so many dishes… they are just delicious. Before you scan down and read the ingredients… and wrinkle your nose at it…. I need to tell you how I came about this recipe…

When I was first married… my husband and I both cooked… he was really an excellent cook… and we planned on making a pork roast and oven browned potatoes… well he did the shopping and bought 2 cans of whole potatoes… and I must admit … I had a fit… canned potatoes??! … was he kidding me!... all he said was trust him…. So I did… I was a fresh produce snob… actually I still am… but I must tell you … these potatoes are one of my favorites…

I do make Seasoned Oven Browned Potatoes from fresh potatoes that are truly outstanding… see my recipe… if you can’t bear to use canned potatoes… but all I can say is… trust me on this one… just try it.. what do you have to lose… canned potatoes are fairly cheap… you won’t be disappointed.


I buy only a name brand canned potatoes… usually Del Monte… I have used store brands with success… but recently I bought store brand and they were terrible… all broken up.. and for this recipe you want the potatoes round and intact.

The recipe is written for roasting them at 325 degrees F… you can change the temperature to whatever you are roasting your meat at…say 350 degrees F…. just cut the time back a little… just check on them … what you want is a crispy brown exterior and a soft inner potato.

The amount of garlic powder is approximate… I honestly “eyeball” it … to use Rachael Ray’s phrase…. Don’t be afraid of the quantity of garlic powder used … the garlic flavor gently “kisses” the outside of the potato…

This will make 3-4 servings… but you will find if you make more… there still will be no leftovers. Still use the same amount of butter and seasonings when making more cans of potatoes… you really only need to have them roll in the garlic butter.

Just try it… you will love it!


Recipe: Garlicy Oven Roasted Potatoes

All you need:

2 cans of canned whole potatoes, drained
1 stick of butter, sliced into tablespoon size (for better melting)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Sprinkling of salt and pepper

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Place a stick of butter in a non-stick baking pan (a 13x9 pan works well).

Place the pan on the center rack of the oven until the butter is melted.

Remove from the oven and add the garlic powder. Mix well.

Add the drained potatoes and roll to grease the potatoes completely with the garlic butter.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast for about 25-30 minutes or until tops are a light golden brown … then remove from the oven and roll them over so the bottom of the potatoes are now on top.

Return the pan to the oven and roast for another 25-30 minutes or until they’re golden brown and the outsides are a bit crusty.

Remove from the oven and remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon so you don’t have much butter on them.

Serve hot.


Bitsy Baby Photography said...

niice, thanks!

SweetPeaknits said...

Interesting! Im definately going to try them. Im also a fresh produce snob, but I love the sound of this one. Thanks.

Steph said...

Hey there! You have a new follower from UBP! :) I'm making these potatoes TONIGHT!!! They look fab!

Southern Beth who loves to cook said...

Eh boy, sound yummy! How about adding a bit of paprika to the butter mixture? Can't wait to try them!

Linda said...

Thanks! I appreciate the feedback..

Steph... hope you liked them

Beth... paprika is always a good addition to something like this.. great idea.. thanks!

chefkrego said...

I make these also but statue on stove top.great either way.

Anonymous Lucy said...

I gotta say, I just tried this and it just didn't work for me. I cut the amount of butter in half but I don't think it had anything to do with the outcome because there was still plenty of butter left in the bottom of the pan. They didn't brown and I finally had to pull them out after 45 min. Plus it really made my house smell awful. Really disappointed.

Linda said...

Sorry to hear that Lucy... did you use a metal pan? I have never had trouble browning these.. as for the smell.. you gotta love garlic... in any case... unfortunately not everything is for everyone... but you never know until you try them... I've had many many things that just didn't do it for me too.
Thanks for trying and I hope you find another recipe you will love.
Thanks for stopping by and giving feedback.

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