Greek Lemon Potato Bake

By Rena Awada | Updated On January 7, 2024

Try this Greek Lemon Potato Recipe that’s so full of flavor that it will change the way you eat potatoes forever. Easy to make, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and topped with feta cheese and fresh dill garnish.

top view of a black skillet with crispy potatoes topped with feta cheese, lemon garnishes, fresh dill and onions


What’s not to love about these roasted lemon Greek Potatoes? We all love crispy roasted potatoes which got a major makeover by making it with Greek feel-good flavors. These crispy Greek-style potatoes will for sure become one of your favorite ways to eat potatoes after you give them a try.

If you’re looking for other Greek-inspired recipes, why not also try my Easy Greek Chicken Salad Recipe and my Easy Greek Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe?

why you’ll love this

  • A super crispy potato bake. Golden and crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.
  • A loaded potato bake. It’s not just about the crispy potatoes! This roasted Greek Potato recipe is loaded with goodies, dill, paprika, lemon, garlic, and crumbled feta – so good!
  • Perfect appetizer, side, or breakfast. This baked Greek-style potato is an awesome side dish, brunch, or breakfast.
  • An easy bake. Made mainly with kitchen staples, these roasted Greek potatoes are simple to prep and all cooked up in one skillet.
overhead shot of Crispy Greek potato bake with garnishes like lemon purple onions and fresh dill

ingredients you’ll need

  • Potatoes: any yellow or gold potato variety will work like Yukon Gold
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: you may also use avocado oil or another oil of your choice.
  • Red Onion: milder tasting than white or yellow onions
  • Garlic Cloves: do use fresh garlic cloves and not garlic powder
  • Seasoning – smoked paprika, salt, pepper, dried oregano, fresh dill.
  • Crumbled Feta: use store-bought crumbled feta or a block of feta and you can crumble it at home.
  • Lemon: use fresh lemons
top view of a black and red skillet with crispy potatoes and style garnishes like crumbled feta lemon dill and onion

how to make lemon greek potatoes

  • First, boil the potatoes – In a pot with water, simmer the potatoes for 6-8 mins. Drain and season with salt and pepper.
  • Next, roast the potatoes – Place the potatoes on a large ovenproof skillet, roasting pan, or baking dish, and roast for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the tops.
  • Load up your potatoes – Then, once roasted, top them with crumbled feta cheese, red onions, and fresh chopped dill.
  • finally, garnish, serve, and enjoy!
close up or roasted greek potatoes topped with feta cheese  onion and fresh dill

recipe notes and tips

  • Cut your potatoes into similar-sized pieces, so they cook evenly. You may also cut the potatoes into potato wedges.
  • For more Greek flavor, add some sliced, pitted kalamata olives on top.
  • Also, it’s best to preheat your skillet before adding in the potatoes, so they come up to roasting temp in line with the recipe.
  • For best results, use some tongs to flip your potatoes, halfway through baking.
  • For a spicy kick, add a sprinkle of crushed chili flakes.
  • You may use an airy fryer and air fry the potatoes instead of baking if you like.
  • You can also swap dill for fresh parsley if you do not like Dill
close up view of crispy potatoes in a skillet with dill and crumbled feta cheese garnishes

frequently asked questions

What is the healthiest way to eat potatoes?

Potatoes are loaded with potassium even though they are high glycemic index carbohydrates that are easily digested and spike your insulin. But it has been also said that the body does need these high glycemic index carbs for energy and it doesn’t mean that they are unhealthy for you. The healthiest way to eat Potatoes would be to bake (like this Greek potato bake, steamed or sauteed. Avoid eating fried potatoes.

What is the healthiest potato?

Potatoes have a moderate amount of calories and have a high glycemic index. Which means that they can easily be digested. They have a healthy amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals that support heart health. Fiber is also known to lower cholesterol in your blood and help with digestion. Also, the healthiest types of potatoes would be those with dark-colored flesh such as Purple Viking and Yukon Gold.

What is the Greek name for potatoes?

The Greek name for potatoes is Patates, and the Greek word ” fourno” means in the oven

crispy potatoes loaded with feta, fresh dill, sliced onion, sliced lemons, in a skillet

Storage and Reheating

  • Storing: If you have leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. Do not freeze
  • Reheating: To reheat, you may pop in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or microwave for 1 minute. Just keep in mind when reheating, the feta cheese will get softer and more melty.

what to serve with Greek Potatoes

This is a hearty recipe and goes well with so many dishes! Here are some ideas:

top-down shot of crispy looking potatoes topped with crumbled feta, sliced purple onions, sliced lemons, and chopped fill

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top view of a red skillet with crispy potatoes topped with crumbled feta, fresh dill, lemon garnishes, and sliced red onions

Greek Lemon Potato Recipe

Roasted potatoes made with Greek flavors and topped with crumbled feta cheese, sliced purple onions, lemon wedges, and fresh dill. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Potatoes washed and chopped into large bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves pressed
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Dill
  • 1/2 Lemon sliced to garnish
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Place the potatoes in a pan, and cover with water, then place it on the stovetop and bring it to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 6-8 minutes, or until the potatoes are just fork tender.
  • Drain, then season generously with salt and pepper. Add garlic, oregano, paprika, and olive oil and gently toss to combine.
  • Place the potatoes on a large ovenproof skillet and roast for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the tops.
  • Once roasted, top them with crumbled feta cheese, red onions and fresh chopped dill.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy!

Notes

  • Chop your potatoes into similar-sized pieces, so they cook evenly.
  • Use an oven-safe skillet or pan.
  • For more Greek flavor, add some sliced, pitted kalamata olives on top.
  • Also, it’s best to preheat your skillet before adding in the potatoes, so they come up to roasting temp in line with the recipe.
  • For best results, use some tongs to flip your potatoes, halfway through baking.
  • For a spicy kick, add a sprinkle of crushed chili flakes.
  • Swap feta for shredded cheddar for a different flavor profile.
  • You can also swap dill for fresh parsley.
  • Garnish with lemon slices. or squeeze lemon over the final baked potatoes
 
Serving size:
Nutrition facts are just an estimate based on the nutrition facts calculator that I use. It is calculated based on 2 servings. It could be enough for 3 servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Chelsea says

    5 stars
    Incredible! I paired this with a side of baked fish and everyone love it. I will definitely be making this again.

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