Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 4.00

In the realm of comfort foods, roasted potatoes hold a special place. Their crispy exterior and fluffy interior make them a beloved side dish around the world. However, our recipe for Spicy Roasted Potatoes with a Garlic, Herb, and Tomato Marinade elevates this classic to new heights, infusing it with bold flavors and irresistible aromas. Here’s why this dish is a must-try in your culinary adventures.

Why We Love This Recipe

This recipe transforms simple potatoes into a gourmet, plant-based experience. The blend of spices, combined with the depth of roasted garlic and the freshness of herbs, creates a symphony of flavors. It’s a celebration of creativity in the kitchen, allowing you to personalize the dish with your favorite herbs and spices.

  • Flexible with Spices: Adapt the recipe using your favorite spices or whatever you have on hand.
  • Fresh Herbs for a Flavor Boost: We’ve used cilantro, but feel free to substitute it with parsley or other herbs you prefer.
  • Roasted Garlic’s Sweetness: A key player in our marinade, roasted garlic offers a nuanced, caramelized flavor that’s simply divine.

Selecting the Right Potatoes

Choose any variety you like – be it russet, red, Yukon gold, or even sweet potatoes. Peeling is optional; the skins add texture and nutrients.

The Perfect Roasting Technique

The secret to the perfect texture lies in boiling and roasting. Here’s how to achieve those ideal crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside potatoes:

  1. Start with a Boil: Begin by boiling the cut potatoes. This step is crucial for creating a soft interior. Boil until they are just fork-tender, not mushy.
  1. Soak and Dry (Optional): For extra crispiness, soak the boiled potatoes in cold water, then dry thoroughly.
  2. High Heat Roasting: Roast the potatoes in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F). This high temperature ensures a crispy outer layer.
  1. Frequent Flipping: Turn the potatoes a few times during roasting to ensure even cooking and crispiness.
  2. Add the Marinade: Toss the roasted potatoes in the garlic, herb, and tomato marinade for a final, flavor-packed roast.

Serving Suggestions and Storage

These potatoes are a delightful addition to any plant-based meal. Serve them hot, and watch as they become the talk of the table. Leftovers can be easily reheated in an oven or frying pan, retaining their delicious texture.

Freezing and Reheating

Roasted potatoes freeze well and can be reheated for a quick and tasty addition to meals.

Wrapping It Up

Our Spicy Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, Herb, and Tomato Marinade is not just a dish; it’s an experience. It brings together the coziness of roasted potatoes with a bold and vibrant twist. So next time you’re in the mood for something special, give this recipe a try and bask in the flavors of a truly remarkable side dish.

Roasted Potatoes

Spicy Roasted Potatoes

4 from 1 vote
Savor the flavors of perfectly roasted potatoes coated in a spicy, aromatic marinade with hints of roasted garlic and fresh cilantro. Ideal as a side or a vegetarian main, these potatoes offer a delightful crunch and a burst of flavors.
Servings 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • Oven
  • Large Pot
  • Baking Tray
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1.5 kg Potatoes or 3.3 lbs, peeled, chopped into large, even sizes
  • 250 g Oil for Roasting or 8.8 oz

For the Marinade:

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili Paste or Purée
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 12 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper optional
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • Lemon Juice Optional
  • Olive Oil
  • Roasted Garlic: 1 whole bulb
  • Fresh Cilantro a handful, finely chopped


Roast the Garlic:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Cut the top off a whole garlic bulb to expose the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, and place in the oven.
  • Roast for 30-40 minutes until cloves are soft and caramelized. Let it cool.

Prepare the Potatoes:

  • Peel and chop the potatoes into large, even pieces.
  • Rinse under cold water to remove excess starch.
  • In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and spread them on a drying rack. Allow them to dry for about 30 minutes.

Heat the Oil for Roasting:

  • Place 250g of oil in a large baking tray.
  • Put the tray in the oven (still at 200°C) to heat the oil for about 10 minutes.

Roast the Potatoes:

  • Carefully add the dried potatoes to the hot oil. They should sizzle upon contact.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the tray and flip the potatoes. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • Repeat the flipping process twice more for even roasting and crispiness, roasting for 20 minutes after each flip.

Prepare the Marinade:

  • In a bowl, mash the roasted garlic cloves.
  • Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, chili paste, tomato paste, oregano, salt, white pepper, chili flakes, lemon juice, olive oil, and finely chopped cilantro. Mix well.

Final Roasting with Marinade:

  • After the last flip, remove the potatoes and toss them with the prepared marinade.
  • Return them to the oven for a final 15 minutes of roasting.


  • Once done, serve the potatoes hot. They should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a rich, spicy, and herbaceous flavor.


Dry potatoes thoroughly before roasting for crispiness.
Adjust spice levels to taste.
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: $10
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion
Keyword: Comfort Food, Garlic Herb Marinade, Oven-Baked Potato Side Dish, Spicy Roasted Potatoes

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  1. 4 stars
    Love it, next time I’m going to do it with half the salt. This was an absolute flavour bomb!!

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