Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes with Coconut Oil

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
Posted On: January 16, 2016
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

I have 4 boys at home with big appetites that love potatoes so I have to constantly think of new quick ways to cook potatoes.  Once I started experimenting with cooking some things with coconut oil I especially loved the taste of potatoes with coconut oil.  It gives food a subtle sweet undertone and browns food a little more as well.  I love garlic roasted red potatoes with the skin on too.

Cooking with Coconut Oil

I love roasted vegetables in extra virgin olive oil, but potatoes are extra delicious sometimes roasted with coconut oil.  They’re just a nice change and give new flavor to basic roasted red potatoes.  Coconut oil used to be a no-no and “roasted” (pun intended) for it’s high saturated fat content, but in recent years the tune has changed for this delicious sweet cooking oil.  See one article here.   The type of saturated fat in coconut oil, medium chain can actually increase good cholesterol (HDL).   It’s a bit more expensive than some other oils, but used in moderation one jar can last you quite some time.

Red Potato Perk

I love red potatoes because they have a great skin that can be left on for cooking.  That’s a huge perk in my opinion for time saving purposes, nutrition and for looks.  Red potato skin is full of vitamins, minerals and good fiber; see more here.  Those are definite pluses in my book.  They are high in calories and still a starch, so just limit your consumption as with any other starchy food if you’re watching your weight.  All in all, red potatoes are a great side dish to enjoy in moderation for a balanced diet.

Give these roasted potatoes a try and comment below on how they turn out for you.  Enjoy!


Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes {with Coconut Oil}

These roasted red potatoes are super easy and fairly quick to cook. Great as a side dish for a hearty meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 139 kcal


sheet pan


  • 2 lb organic Red Potatoes skin on, washed and cut into quartered 1/2 " slices
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 large garlic cloves minced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients with spatula in bowl or right in baking pan. (I like to use a large jelly roll pan)
  • Make sure potatoes in single layer in pan and start roasting, flipping potatoes twice during roasting. Use the bottom of a strong spatula, upside down to flip the potatoes, scraping them off. This helps to keep you from damaging the potatoes too much.
  • All ovens vary, but mine are done in about 30 minutes. (Might require up to 5 more minutes)

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 415mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword hot side dish, potatoes, red potatoes
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