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Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes - you'll want to serve these roast potatoes with everything from lamb to chicken souvlaki and more. Simple, flavourful and perfectly golden crispy. Delicious with your favourite tzatziki as a dip too.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Greek Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 as a side dish
Calories 266 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 lb russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1½ to 2 chunks
  • ¼ cup olive oil butter or other oil will work as well; a butter/olive oil combination is very good too
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • Tbsp smoked Paprika more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp onion powder optional
  • 1 whole garlic bulb broken into about 4-6 pieces


  1. Parboil the potatoes in salted water for about 3-4 minutes, no longer.
  2. Meanwhile in a 375 degree F oven, heat a baking pan of sufficient size to hold your potatoes without crowding them. A glass or metal pan is fine, as long as it is well heated beforehand. This will help to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan.
  3. After parboiling, drain the potatoes and let them stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, onion powder and olive oil.
  5. Toss together with the unpeeled garlic cloves.
  6. Transfer the seasoned potatoes, garlic and oil to the hot baking pan. These should sizzle as they hit the pan; a good indication that they will not stick.
  7. Roast the potatoes for about 60-75 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown all over, turning them every 20 minutes or so.
  8. After the first 10 minutes, give the pan a shake to make sure the potatoes are not stuck to it.
  9. The roasted garlic may have to be removed before the potatoes are finished as it generally cooks faster. You can squeeze the roasted garlic out of the cloves to serve on the potatoes, which is particularly delicious if you are also serving them with tzatziki.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 986mg28%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 862IU17%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.