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Garlic butter roast potatoes recipe

Garlic butter roast potatoes recipe

8 ratings

With just two extra ingredients, it's easy to upgrade crispy roast potatoes for a winning Christmas dinner side dish that everyone will love. Add tasty garlic butter and sage leaves to your roasties and enjoy flavourful spuds with all of your favourite trimmings. Not a garlic fan? See our tip for a zesty twist instead. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 5 mins to prepare and 55 mins to cook
  • 336 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 2.5kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g garlic butter
  • 10 small sage leaves
If you haven't got any Maris Pipers, try using King Edward potatoes

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 54.3g Protein 6.3g Fibre 5g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Boil the potatoes for 4 mins. Drain and return to the pan. Replace the lid and gently shake.
  2. Heat the oil in a roasting tin in the oven for 5 mins, then tip in the potatoes; roast for 20 mins. Give the tin a shake, increase the heat to gas 7, 220°C, 200°C and cook for 35 mins more or until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the butter into cubes. 5 minutes before the end, dot the butter over the roast potatoes and scatter over the sage.

Tip: For a zesty twist, mix 1 tsp dried oregano and the zest of 1 lemon with a little sea salt. Scatter over the potatoes to serve.

See more Christmas side dishes

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