These Lemon Feta Roasted Potatoes are incredibly easy to make and well worth the baking time. It’s a great dish to bring to a party or potluck!
This dish has become a regular for Robby and I. It is one of my favorite side dishes and one I often make for a dinner party. What’s so great is that you can do all the prep the day before. I mix the marinade with the diced potatoes, cover and put it the refrigerator. Then all I have to do the day of the dinner party is bake the potatoes, add the feta/pepper mix and finish baking.
4 -6 Servings
- 5 Medium Sized Red Potatoes
- 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 2 /12 Lemons)
- 1/4 Cup Dry White or Rose` Wine
- 3 Cloves Garlic – minced
- 2 Shallots – minced
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Oregano
- 1 Teaspoon Thyme
- 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup Sheep Feta Cheese
- 1 Red Bell Pepper – roasted
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano Leaves
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Italian Parsley minced and sprinkle on top before serving. This adds a really great fresh flavor to it!
Potatoes and marinade
Cut the potatoes into small cubes and place in cold filtered water until marinade is made.
Measure all ingredients for the marinade into a jar.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a 9′ by 13-inch glass baking dish mix the marinade with the potatoes and stir to coat all the potatoes.
Place in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes (always use a timer)
Roast the peppers on the stovetop on medium-high heat. A gas stove works the best but it will work fine on an electric stove. Char the peppers on all sides turning with a pair of tongs. When good and charred, steam them for 10 minutes in a covered dish or a paper bag rolled shut to hold in the steam.
Take a paper towel and rub off the char. It’s ok to leave a little of the char. Slice in half and remove the seeds and stems.
Feta mixture and assemble
In a medium bowl, break the feta up with a fork then stir in remaining ingredients and put in the refrigerator.
When the timer goes off carefully take the potatoes out of the oven and stir well then put back into the oven on the middle rack and bake for 30 more minutes.
When the potatoes have cooked the full hour take out of the oven.
Mix in the feta mixture into the potatoes and put back into the oven on the very top rack and bake for 20 more minutes.
You can also prepare the potatoes the day before and bake the last 20 minutes when you plan to eat them (You may need to bake for 30 minutes if they are fresh out of the refrigerator to get them hot enough).
Mince the Italian parsley and sprinkle on top of each serving
Red Potatoes are a good source of essential iron, which supports red blood cell function bringing oxygen to your tissues. They are a good source of vitamin C, B6 and contain good amount vitamin A. They also have significant amounts of copper and zinc. The copper keeps your nervous system healthy and boosts the immune system also helping your body absorb iron.