Lemon-Garlic Roasted Potatoes

I’ve been trying, but I still find myself putting most of my effort into main dishes (and desserts, let’s be real).  That’s not really fair to the side dishes, is it?  After all, a great side dish can take even the most ho-hum main dish from okay to delicious, right?  

Case in point–these potatoes.  They were so easy to put together.  I got the main dish of chicken with thyme, lemon, and chile prepped and cooked while they were in the oven.  The chicken definitely wasn’t ho-hum, but these potatoes really rounded out the meal beautifully.  Note to self–side dishes don’t need to be involved, they just need to be tasty.

lemon garlic roasted potatoes

Lemon-Garlic Roasted Potatoes

slightly adapted from Pennies on a Platter

originally from Melissa’s Produce


1-1 1/2 lb. yellow potatoes, cut into 2-in. chunks

1/4-1/2 c. butter, melted

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. salt

zest and juice of one lemon

1 TBSP Parmesan cheese, grated


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Layer potatoes in
a medium baking dish or casserole. 

2.   In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter,
garlic, salt and lemon zest and juice. Pour evenly over potatoes and toss
to coat. Sprinkle Parmesan over top. 

3.  Bake, covered, for 35 minutes. 
Uncover, and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until fork tender and
golden brown.

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  1. That Girl
    March 2, 2012 / 10:33 am

    I've been really working on side dishes too lately.

  2. USA Kiwi (Kylee)
    March 2, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Those potatoes look FANTASTIC.I've been working on "quick get dinner on the table and eat before the baby starts fussing"!It's working out well. lol. (Well, I've been doing lots of freezer cooking)

  3. All Things Yummy
    March 2, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    Looks so so yummy.

  4. Elizabeth
    March 2, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    I love making potatoes like this! I bet these were amazing.

  5. Jessica
    March 8, 2012 / 4:12 am

    Sometimes I find myself in a side dish rut, too. I thought these potatoes made for a nice mix-up too! Like you side, they don't have to be involved or complicated, they just need to taste good!

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