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Greek Roasted Potatoes with Whipped Feta

May 15, 2023 (Last Updated: April 3, 2024) by Chris Collins

Crispy, fluffy & flavoursome potatoes resting on a bed of silky whipped feta!

If you like potatoes and feta, today is going to be one hell of a good time for you. Follow me…

close up shot of Greek roasted potatoes on whipped feta garnished with parsley

Preparing Greek Potatoes

A lot of recipes for Greek potatoes appear to bake the potatoes in chicken stock and lemon juice. Which sounds truly delicious, but they’re just not going to come out crispy that way. And for me, if a roast potato isn’t crispy, it’s not for me (food snob alert!).

So to have my cake and eat it, I boiled the potatoes in chicken stock and lemon juice, then roasted them in oil. The result? Perfection! That way the inside of the potato is infused with gorgeous flavour and crispy on the outside too.

What kind of potato should I use?

Any kind of baking potato like a Maris Piper or Russet will do the trick. Just so they end up nice and fluffy in the centre.

How should I slice the potato?

You could do wedges, but I prefer chunks. I recommend peeling in both cases.

Process shots: peel potato (photo 1), halve (photo 2), halve again (photo 3), dice into chunks (photo 4), add to pot with chicken stock, lemon juice and chicken Oxo (photo 5), boil until knife tender (photo 6).

6 step by step photos showing how to prepare Greek potatoes

Greek Roasted Potatoes

You want to drain the potatoes once they’re knife-tender. Keep an eye on them so they don’t end up mushy!

From there, you’ll want to leave them to steam dry for 10 or so minutes. The more they steam = the more moisture leaves the potato = the crisper/fluffier they’ll be.

Once they’re cool enough to handle you can then toss them in olive oil, oregano, garlic, salt & pepper and roast away. No need to peel & dice the garlic, you can keep it whole. It’ll infuse the oil/potatoes just fine. Dicing the garlic will cause it to burn!

Process shots: add potatoes to tray (photo 1), add oil, garlic, oregano, s&p (photo 2), toss (photo 3), roast (photo 4).

4 step by step photos showing how to make Greek roasted potatoes

Whipped Feta

Okay, here’s where things get fun. I’d never actually whipped feta before working on this recipe (I know, who even am I?). But here’s what I found:

Plain whipped feta is too salty and not creamy enough. So, I originally added Greek yoghurt. It worked well, but I still found it a little tart. Instead, I then opted for cream cheese, which offered a far creamier texture and flavour. It soothed out the feta really nice, both in terms of texture and flavour.

Many whipped feta recipes seem split in the addition of olive oil or lemon juice. I tried both and olive oil was the winner. I found the addition of lemon juice turned the dip a little tart again. The olive oil added a gentle background flavour, whilst also helping to create a silky smooth texture.

I then ended up with a dash of honey too, which worked really well in balancing out the salty cheese.

In shortall you need is feta, cream cheese, olive oil and honey to make awesome whipped feta! P.s I’m only now realizing how much the photo below looks like an unhinged face 🤣

Process shots: add ingredients to food processor (photo 1), blitz until creamy (photo 2), spread into serving dish (photo 3).

3 step by step photos showing how to make whipped feta

Serving Greek Roasted Potatoes

Once you’ve spread the whipped feta, you can then add the potatoes straight on top. I also like to finish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice, although the lemon juice is optional.

This works great as a shared appetizer, or even a carby lunch! Also great as a side dish too.

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these Greek feta roasted potatoes shall we?!

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How to make the best Greek Roasted Potatoes (Full Recipe & Video)

overhead shot of Greek roasted potatoes on whipped feta in white serving dish

Greek Roasted Potatoes with Whipped Feta

Crispy, fluffy & flavoursome potatoes resting on a bed of silky whipped feta!
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Servings (click & slide): 4 - 5 people
Course: Appetizer / Lunch
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Steaming: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Calories per serving: 562kcal
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50

Equipment:

  • Large Pot, Colander & Wooden Spoon (for boiling potatoes)
  • Large Baking Tray (for roasting potatoes)
  • Food Processor (for whipped feta)
  • Large Shallow Dish (for serving)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopped Board
  • Potato Peeler

Ingredients (check list):

Greek Potatoes

  • 1kg / 2lb Baking Potatoes, peeled & diced into large bite-sized pieces
  • 1 litre / 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2-3 Lemons, (2 for boiling, 1 is optional to serve)
  • 1 Chicken Oxo Cube (sub 1 tsp Chicken Bouillon)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp EACH: Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 small bulb of Garlic, cloves left in skins and lightly smashed with the side of a knife
  • 1 tbsp finely diced Fresh Parsley (see notes)

Whipped Feta

  • 1x 200g/7oz block of Feta, roughly broken into large chunks
  • 100g / 3.5oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Honey

Instructions:

  • Add the potatoes to a large pot and pour in the chicken stock (it should just about cover the potatoes). Squeeze in the juice of 2 lemons, then crumble in the Oxo cube. Give everything a stir, then place on high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are just about knife tender.
  • Drain and leave to steam dry for 10mins, but preferably until they completely stop steaming and are cool enough to handle. This is important to allow the moisture to escape so they crisp up in the oven. Preheat oven to 390F/200C.
  • Add the potatoes to a large baking tray and toss with olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic. Roast in the oven for around 40-45mins, or until deep golden and crispy, tossing a couple of times during.
  • Meanwhile, add the feta, cream cheese, olive oil and honey to a food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy. You'll need to stop and scrape down the sides a couple of times.
  • Spread in the base of a large shallow dish, then top with the roast potatoes. Top with parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice (optional) then tuck in and enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Whipped Feta - Feta whipped by itself is very salty, so you need the cream cheese to sooth it out, both in terms of flavour and texture. The olive oil turns it a little silky, whilst the small dash of honey just helps to balance out the salt. You can make this ahead of time and tightly store it in the fridge until needed (2-3 days is fine).
b) Salt - You don't need salt to boil the potatoes, as the Oxo & stock will add enough salt. Just be cautious when seasoning them to roast, as they are on a bed of feta. I find 1/4 tsp is fine, but you can adjust with more once roasted if you'd like.
c) Parsley - I highly recommend adding this for a final pop of colour and flavour. Dill also goes nicely, but only use this if you know you like it as it has a much more prominent flavour.
d) Serving - This works great as a shared appetizer, or even a carby lunch! Also great as a side dish too.
e) Calories - Whole recipe divided by 4.

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Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Greek Roasted Potatoes with Whipped Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 14.399g72%
Trans Fat 0.008g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.455g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.657g
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 875mg36%
Potassium 1160mg33%
Carbohydrates 50.77g17%
Fiber 5.9g24%
Sugar 7.11g8%
Protein 14.15g28%
Vitamin A 566IU11%
Vitamin C 62.1mg75%
Calcium 307mg31%
Iron 2.97mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Wendy
    November 3, 2023 at 4:37 am

    5 stars
    Beautiful dish!!! The creamy whipped feta complimented the potatoes perfectly!! Will make this again!!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 3, 2023 at 11:42 am

      Thanks so much for the review, Wendy! 🙂 C.

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    Jenny
    May 21, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    5 stars
    These were so delish Chris I can’t even!!!

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      Chris Collins
      May 22, 2023 at 10:59 am

      Great to hear, Jenny! 🙂 C.

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