Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!

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Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!I used to think I was an adventurous kinda guy.  A hike with the dogs in the Adirondacks?  Sure!  A quick trip up to Montreal for a night?  *car started already*  Sasquatch hunting in the backyard?  Sign me up!  But then recently I found myself on a plane reading the magazine from the seat back pocket in front of me.  That’s when I learned that a tour guide is now offering underwater expeditions to see the Titanic.  Yes, that Titanic.  The one that’s currently resting 2.4 miles below the ocean’s surface.  That’s when I realized that my adventurous self had moved out.

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!I’m a huge history buff (particularly Roman history and medieval history), so the chance to see the actual Titanic is pretty cool.  But then I realized that the Titanic is nearly 2.5 miles underwater.  That’s a long way down.  In a small submarine.  A private firm based in Everett, Washington plans to offer tours of the Titanic.  Very real tours.  Like 2.4 miles under the ocean’s surface tours.  They are currently in the testing phase to make sure their submarine can dive to the Titanic’s depth, and the first tours are planned for 2019.  The cost?  $105,129.  That’s the price of a first-class ticket aboard the ill-fated ship–adjusted for inflation, of course.  The sub will have 54 seats, and the first planned trip is already sold out.

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!

Only 200 people have seen the Titanic since the wreck was discovered back in 1985.  The opportunity to see this ship sounds awesome.  It really does.  But I’m a wimp.  The idea of diving 2.4 miles underwater just doesn’t appeal to me.  Heck, only 5 subs in the world are capable of that.  Well, technically only 4 since this Titanic tour sub still needs further testing.

I’ll just have to keep up with the Titanic adventures on tv and the interwebs.  I much prefer to spend my days playing t-ball in the backyard with Robbie.  Or hunting sasquatch.  Or making these Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes.  Say what?  Roasted potatoes?  Sign me up for that adventure!

Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are nothing short of awesome.  Whenever we make these, I literally stand at the stove pulling out slices of potatoes and eating ’em right there in the kitchen.  I have no shame.  And a tiny little twist takes these roasted potatoes from normal to amazing.  Well, technically it’s a 90-degree twist.  Instead of laying the potatoes flat, just stand them up on end.  You can get creative like I did here by arranging them in a circle in a large cast iron skillet.  Or you can just stand those taters up in a row.  Both ways work.

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!

Let those potatoes bake for about an hour, and you end up with sliced potatoes that are perfectly soft on the bottom and deliciously crispy on the top.  The recipe for these Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes calls for a 5-pound bag of potatoes, and I’m fairly sure I could eat the entire thing.  I probably wouldn’t feel too great afterwards, but I bet I could do it.

We’re always looking for fun and interesting side dishes, and I have to say that these Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes fit the bill.  Heck, we’ve already made these for company twice!  If you make these potatoes, let me know what you think in the comments below!  Enjoy!

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!

Did you make these Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Cheers!

Looking for more fun potato recipes?  Try one of these!

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Enchilada Baked Potatoes
Shepherd’s Pie Mashed Potatoes

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!

Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 267kcal



  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a large (11-12") cast-iron skillet or large baking dish, brush the bottom of the pan with melted butter.
  • Using a mandolin or knife, thinly slice potatoes.
  • Arrange potatoes vertically in skillet. Pour remaining melted butter on top and then sprinkle tops of potatoes with minced rosemary, garlic and kosher salt.
  • Cook for 60-70 minutes, or until tops of potatoes begin to turn crispy.

Grab that cast iron skillet!  These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a fun twist on a classic recipe!

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  1. I’m with you, David. I’m a history buff, too, but 2-1/2 miles down is a long way to go to see wreakage, no matter how historically significant… And for me it might just be the “recipe” for a panic attack. 😉

    I’ll stick to the potatoes. They sounds fantastic. As you may know, seasoning potatoes with garlic and rosemary is *the* classic way to roast them in Italian cookery. And for good reason! The flavor is hard to beat. Only difference is olive oil instead of butter—and lots of it, as they soak into the potatoes and make them really tasty. But I’m going to try butter next time and see how it goes.

    1. Hah! Love the word play there, Frank. As fun as it would be to see the Titanic, that’s just a little bit much for me…both in the cost and the concept. Like you, I’ll stick to the kitchen!

      These potatoes are seriously amazing! The seasonings are simple, but perfect. And now you’ve got me intrigued about the olive oil instead of butter. How about this? You try ’em with butter. I’ll try ’em with olive oil. 🙂 I bet both ways are fantastic though!

  2. Hi David! At first glance these looked like hasseback potatoes and I guess they are similar. I don’t really care what they are called these sound delicious! I think they would be a great side dish on Easter along with leg of lamb. I use rosemary a lot, I grow it in my side garden off the back porch. Last year when it started to get cold I cut it all off and hung it in the pantry to dry so I have a ton of dried, but fresh is always best!

    1. You know, these potatoes really are similar to hasselback potatoes. The only difference is these are sliced all the way through and then stacked together. This would be a fantastic side dish for Easter! It’s fairly easy to prepare (other than slicing the potatoes on the mandolin), and it’s impressive to serve. I tried growing rosemary once up here, but it didn’t make it. I should try a new pot of it now that we’re settling into the new house. Thanks for the idea!

  3. 5 stars
    David, you are not less adventurous – you’re simply being reasonable. First of all, I would be concerned about diving more than 2 miles underwater too. Secondly, no consideration until all tests have been completed, and until the company’s managers had at least few trips themselves! Lastly, the ticket price is probably highly overrated, and it might be significantly reduced soon after launching the project. Obviously, I don’t see any reason we cannot wait a bit (or for good haha). Besides, culinary adventures are so much more fun than an opportunity to see Titanic. And, now please pass me this skillet and a huge spoon.

    1. I hear ya, Ben! Even if the trip is deemed safe (it still seems dangerous to me), the price tag is insane. Like you said, maybe we can wait and see if the price drops. I mean I do love history, but on the other hand something just tells me we should leave the Titanic alone. I dunno…

      What I’m not going to leave alone though are these potatoes! I love this new method of cooking ’em! Thanks, Ben!

  4. your skillet of potatoes looks so attractive and i bet they are delicious too. who can resist a crispy potato?:-) nooooo to a sub that far under water or at all! never never ……

    1. Thank you so much, Sherry! I’m a huge fan of this style of cooking potatoes. You get the perfect combination of crispy and soft! Also, I hear ya on being that far underwater…umph.

    1. Yeah, I hear ya, Kathy. Being that far underwater in confined space sounds pretty terrible. I am intrigued by seeing the Titanic, but part of me just says we should leave it alone. Either way, these potatoes will not be left alone! I love roasting ’em like this. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve had nightmares that involve small submarines and deep dives–seeing the Titanic is something I’m quite happy to leave off my bucket list. These potatoes, however, are obviously a must-try. Have I ever mentioned just how much I adore potatoes? My mother swears when I was 12 all I ate was potatoes and popsicles. (I think she’s exaggerating but in all honesty that sounds like something I’d do.)

    1. Yup, we don’t need to do anything to encourage more nightmares, Kelsie! Let’s just eat a bunch of these roasted potatoes instead, ok? Perhaps we can turn on the movie Titanic. Eh, skip that. Let’s just eat potatoes!

      Also, potatoes and popsicles. Isn’t that what you eat now!? 🙂 Oh, and cake! Hahaha. Kidding!!

  6. 5 stars
    Wait – so, trekking 2.4 miles under water would set me back $105,129 – that’s one expensive trip – heck it’s the price of a decent home, here in Athens! I’m with you – I’d much rather fetch the ball when you and Robbie played t-ball … or hide from, er, I meant hunt sasquatch myself… or eat (and I meant eat) these Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes! We love potatoes down here and are looking for new ways to enjoy them so these hasselback-looking skillet potatoes are a must try soon, my friend!

    1. Tell me about it! I don’t exactly have $100k to spend on that trip, although it would be kinda cool to see the Titanic. But, yes, we’d prefer to play ball and hunt sasquatch, too! How about this? You come up and dress as sasquatch and run through our backyard. I’ll make another skillet of these potatoes as a thank you. Haha!

  7. 5 stars
    Oh wow – that would certainly be a unique opportunity, but I find the idea of being that far underwater quite scary!

    These potatoes look delicious 🙂 I love the way you have presented them! And garlic and rosemary is such a great flavour combination to serve with them!

    1. I’m with ya, Alexandra! It would be cool to see the Titanic, but that’s a bit much for me…both in price and concept. Still fun to think about, though!

      In other news, these potatoes. Make them. Today. They’re so darned tasty!! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  8. 5 stars
    That would be really fascinating to see the Titanic, but I’d probably ruin the trip for everyone else with a panic attack! I can barely make it into an MRI machine! Now, a trip on the Titanic II replica ship I could do 🙂

    David, these potatoes are awesome. Standing them up in the pan like that gives them the most wonderful texture – especially the crispy tops!

    1. Haha! I bet you wouldn’t be the only person on that trip battling a panic attack, Kelly. 2.4 miles is a long way down! I’ll just stick to these potatoes…they’re delicious and they look cool, too. (And they aren’t nearly as expensive as that trip. Haha!)

  9. 5 stars
    No way man they couldn’t pay me $105,000 to take that tour. That ship lies in bad waters. Could be cursed you know. But, I’d pay for a chance to eat your Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes. They got me thinking of deconstructed Hasselback potatoes. I’ve got to try these.

    1. You make a good point, Ron. Also, part of me just says we should leave it alone. I’m ok with folks going down to the Titanic to learn and/or salvage for historical purposes. But to turn it into a tourist attraction? Eh, I dunno. I love history and all, but that feels like a bit of a stretch.

      Either way, these potatoes are amazing! They seriously are my favorite way to roast potatoes. The only difference is spending the time to slice ’em up on the mandolin first. Totally worth the time!

  10. I’m a whip too David, you won’t find under the sea just like you won’t see me on the first ride in space when it is opened to civilians. Now your potatoes, on the other hand, our an adventure I would love doing. Delicious!

    1. Yup, I hear ya, Karen! Something about going 2 1/2 miles down in a small vessel just gives me the jitters. But these potatoes? Definitely worth the adventure here! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. Hey Jeanine! I used a 12″ cast iron skillet for this recipe. (I just updated the post to reflect that.) Any large baking dish would work, but the circular cast iron skillet just looks cool, right? Rows of potatoes in a rectangular baking dish could look cool, too, though. Either way, I hope you enjoy these! This is seriously our favorite way to roast potatoes now! 🙂

  11. LMAO – ‘my adventurous self moved out’!! Ha! I know what ya mean though. These tatos have my name all over ’em, David. There ain’t no going wrong with garlic + rosemary. Plus, the presentation is BEAUTIFUL! Pinned! Happy Friday to ya. P.S. would it be too adventurous to add more garlic 😉 ??

    1. Hah! As much as I love history, the thought of going down several miles underwater in a small sub just doesn’t excite me too much. But these taters? Totally excited! They’re an easy way to take a ‘normal’ roasted potato and turn it into an awesome dish! Also, more garlic is always more better in my book! 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    I’d have to hard pass on being 2 1/2 miles under water, though I agree that it would be amazing to see the Titanic close up that way.

    This potato dish of yours is knocking me out for so many reasons: simple, but elegant, welcome at any meal of the day, and you can never go wrong with potatoes, garlic and rosemary!

    1. We’re in the same boat there, Marissa…err, that is not in the boat at all. haha! I’d love to see the Titanic, but I’m not willing to climb into a sub to do it. These potatoes, though? Any day, any time! They’re easy and delicious…and just fun to serve, too. 🙂

  13. Snorkeling is about as far as I go. Ha!
    There’s nothing I love more with potatoes than rosemary, and this is so beautifully presented, David. Love it!

    1. Haha! I think snorkling leaves you, oh, about 2.4 miles above the location of the Titanic still. I’m with ya, though. That’s a long, long way down! Thanks so much, Valentina! I hope you and the family had a great weekend!

  14. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for recipes for my cast iron skillet. And ones that I can get my rarely used mandelin out for David so thanks for this garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes dish. I’m not sure if I’d be up for that trip down to see the Titanic. I mean there’s not a lot to see on the way down is there? I’d have to be entertained preferably with something to eat!

    1. I’m the same way, Neil! Our cast iron skillets get used quite often, but the mandolin stays in the cupboard most of the time. But these roasted potatoes? They’re a great way to show that mandolin some love! You guys are adventurous folks…how about you go down to see the Titanic and then report back? 🙂 I’ll send potatoes in exchange!

  15. If I were to choose between carrots and potatoes, I still go with potatoes. Its not that I hate carrots, but I not fond of eating them. The photos looks delicious with rosemary in it. Can’t wait to try some of this one.

  16. These potatoes are so cool looking! I’ve been craving all things potato ever since I got pregnant, so I’ll be making this for sure.

    Onto the topic of the Titanic tour, I think I would do the trek underwater, but not at that price tag! Though I do think it’d be cool, I really am not *that* interested in seeing the Titanic. You know how many adventurous trips I could go on around the world with that money?!!

    1. Awesome! These roasted potatoes will definitely cure that pregnancy craving…at least for one night! 🙂

      You make an excellent point about the pricetag! I do like the idea of seeing the Titanic, but I could take so many more adventures for that same amount of money. Good call, Nicole!

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