Roasted Greek Potatoes with Feta and Lemon

Roasted potatoes have special charms you’d be hard-pressed to find in mashed or baked potatoes. No matter how hard you look.  No matter how fond you are of them.

Maybe, because of this, a strange, roasted potato mania is causing them, out of the blue, to pop into my head at all hours of the day and night.

Like at 5 in the morning when I awaken from a nightmare craving roasted potatoes with smoked paprika.

Like right after breakfast when I can’t blame it on hunger but find myself daydreaming of greasy, chicken-fat-drowned potatoes roasting with an entire chicken in my oven.

Or like when someone has something important to say and I have no clue what they’re talking about because all I can think of is tossing hot potatoes with feta cheese and lemon juice. I’m not encouraging these random thoughts. I swear.

In order to put a stop to this potato craziness I caved in a if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them-kind-of-way. When I spied Irish potatoes for the first time in my market I became convinced this was no mere coincidence. Now, it was a situation.

Me + roasted potatoes = fated. As a result no less than 15 pounds of them are now in my possession. Along with a bunch of recipe ideas crowding my mind.

The first idea put to rest? Greek potatoes. Roasted with extra-virgin olive oil, oregano and thyme then tossed with lemon-marinated feta cheese and parsley.

The bite of the lemon is undeniably delicious if not unexpected. Between the bright, pungent flavor and the warm, saltiness of the feta cheese combined with those hard-to-forget roasted potatoes they are awfully hard to stop eating.

When you do you might wish for more. You might even go make more. Right then and there. Without hesitation. To test the recipe.  Again. Oh, wait, that wasn’t you, that was me. Maybe I should change my name to Potato Girl. Roasted Potato Girl.


Roasted Greek Potatoes with Feta Cheese and Lemon

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings

Roasted Greek Potatoes with Feta Cheese and Lemon

Roasted potatoes with extra-virgin olive oil, oregano and thyme tossed with lemon-marinated feta cheese and parsley.


4 cups potatoes, 3/4" cubes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1/2 cup feta cheese, chopped/crumbled
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with oil.
  2. In a large bowl toss potatoes with oil, thyme, oregano salt and pepper. Spread out on baking sheet and bake until potatoes are tender 30-35 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, marinate the feta in the lemon juice and parsley.
  4. Remove from oven and toss the potatoes with the lemony feta right on the pan; cook 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.

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  1. Stephanie says

    I just want to know if you peeled the potatoes or if you left the skin on? They look peeled but just wondering. I love greek roasted potatoes with lemon! YUM!

  2. says

    How did you read my mind? My birthday is on Tuesday and I’ve chosen a Greek restaurant for dinner that night, in no small part because of the amazing lemon roasted potatoes they serve with everything. And I just bought 15 lbs of potatoes the other day. Nice to meet another potato freak. My mom called me the Potato Princess growing up because I loved them so much and would completely fixate on them if we had them with dinner!

  3. says

    They are perfection – complete with the light browning on the edges – so soft in the middle and a bit of crunch outside! And then there’s the cheese… potatoes and cheese love each other.

  4. says

    I don’t know that I’ve every paired potatoes with lemon. It sounds so good though, especially with the feta!

  5. says

    Roasted potatoes collect always a great success. I love feta and I like very much your version “greek style” It looks amazing, so perfectly roasted :) Bye, have a good we

  6. says

    “Now, it was a situation.” — too funny. I have foodie moments like that too where I become obsessed with an idea.

    I have been obsessed with the salty tang of feta cheese lately and these roasted potatoes are speaking to me on so many levels. Pinning!

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