Garlic Butter Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Butter Potatoes are a deliciously indulgent side dish that combines the comforting taste of roasted potatoes with the rich flavors of garlic, butter, and cheese. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or as a treat during family dinners. It’s straightforward to prepare, and the result is a savory, cheesy dish that’s sure to please everyone.


  • 1.5 lbs new or small potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Prepare Potatoes: Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them in half if they are larger than bite-sized. Boil them in salted water for about 10-15 minutes until they are just tender but not fully cooked. Drain the potatoes well.
  3. Mix Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, extra-virgin olive oil, and minced garlic. Add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Toss the Potatoes: Place the partially cooked potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Pour the garlic butter mixture over the potatoes and toss until all the potatoes are evenly coated.
  5. Bake: Transfer the coated potatoes to a baking dish in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they start to turn golden and crisp.
  6. Add Cheese: Remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle evenly with the shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish and Serve: Once the potatoes are done, take them out of the oven and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley for a fresh burst of flavor and color.


These Garlic Butter Potatoes are a crowd-pleaser with their mouthwatering blend of flavors and textures. The creamy, cheesy topping perfectly complements the crispy, garlicky potatoes, making this dish a must-try for any potato lover. Serve it alongside your main course to elevate any meal, from simple family dinners to more elaborate gatherings. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of this hearty, flavorful side dish.