Perfect Garlic Roast Potatoes

This is a long recipe, but so worth it in the end!

Course Side Dish
Keyword garlic roast potato, roast potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 kg maris piper potatoes
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C

  2. Peel the potatoes and keep them whole. Try your best to use potatoes that are roughly the same size. Boil a pan of water and par-boil them whole for 15 minutes.

  3. Drain in a colander or sieve and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes until they have dried off completely. Then, shake the colander slightly to ruffle up the edges of the potatoes.

  4. Place the butter and olive oil into a large roasting tin and then add the potatoes. Toss them around in the fats to coat them.

  5. Smash the garlic bulb and gently squash each clove, then add them whole to the roasting pan alongside the potatoes

  6. Roast in the oven for 1 hour, or until the potatoes start to appear golden

  7. Remove from the oven, turn the potatoes and then gently, with a potato masher, squash them down just a little bit so they start to burst a little tiny bit. But not too much.

  8. Place back in the oven for a further 20-30 minutes (depends on your oven, keep an eye so they don't burn).

  9. Tadaaaaaa! You are now a roast potato goddess.

"All in or all out" Rachael is a vibrant, no-bullshit-talking Scottish nutrition geek and coach helping women to lose weight without giving up their confidence OR their favourite foods.

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