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The Best Crispy Greek Potatoes

by Kristen

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Right now, I am taking a back-to-basics approach to cooking.  I plan on sharing with you some of my favorite simple recipes.  Some of the recipes that I make during my day-to-day life are mundane, but I can rely on them to be delicious every time I make them.   I started making oven-roasted potatoes when I was in my early twenties.  I was 23 when I got married.  That year, my husband and I put ourselves on a strict budget.  I started making oven potatoes instead of buying packages of frozen french fries.  It was much cheaper, now I just prefer them.

These oven-baked Greek Potatoes are crispy on the outside but taste buttery on the inside.  They are seasoned perfectly.

These Potatoes taste wonderful with Tzatziki sauce for dipping.  Check out 25 recipes that taste amazing with Tzatziki sauce! 

Here is what you need for these perfect Oven-Baked Greek Potatoes

2 pounds of Yukon Gold Potatoes

Olive Oil  

Cavender’s Greek Seasoning 

Dried Dill 

Sea Salt

Lemon juice 

A Sheet Pan

Parchment Paper 

And that’s it!

In order to make these Potatoes as crispy as possible, there are three important steps that you need to follow.

  1. Cook them at 400 degrees
  2.  After you cut the potatoes, you will need to soak them in water, then dry them before you put them on the sheet pan to cook them.  This removes excess starch and will help them crisp up. I usually use paper towels to try the potatoes after they have been soaking.
  3. I recommend placing a sheet of parchment paper on your sheet pan.  This keeps the potatoes from sticking to your sheet pan.


  • 2 pounds yukon gold potaotes
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Greek seasoning see above for the brand I use
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f

  2. Wash the yukon Gold potatoes.

  3. Cut each potato half, then into wedges.

  4. Place the potatoes in a bowl of water. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes.

  5. Dry the potatoes with a towel or paper towels.

  6. Place a piece of parchment paper on your sheet pan.

  7. Spread the potatoes on the sheet pan. drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings.

  8. Toss the potatoes.

  9. Cook them in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Until their crispiness meets your preference. You will want to stir the potatoes about half way through the cooking process

These Greek potatoes make an excellent side dish for any meal, not just Greek-themed meals.  My family especially loves them with hamburgers.

I would also recommend these perfect Greek potatoes with my slow cooker chicken gyros or my Instant Pot ground beef gyros.

if you like this side dish, you might also like my Greek broccoli salad. 


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