Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe


Just in time for the holiday season, I’m sharing this Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe.  A gorgeous presentation of sliced red potatoes, roasted garlic, thyme, bacon, fresh cracked salt and pepper.  This will be the star of your holiday feasts!

Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe made with Roasted Garlic, Thyme, Bacon and Red Potatoes. Perfect for your holiday menu!

This is one of those dishes that looks fancy but is really quite simple to make.  No need to peel eleventy-million potatoes.  I can’t be the only child that was forced to peel an entire sack of potatoes every Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Sheesh, enough with the KP duty!  Nobody needs that many mashed potatoes.

This potato side dish recipe does require a mandoline, unless you have some impressive knife skills.  Everything else is simple and classic.  Uncomplicated flavors and superior seasoning.

To get this dish perfectly seasoned, I used my Cole & Mason Derwent Salt and Pepper Mill set.  These mills are a total game changer!  One of those things that you don’t know you need until you have it.

This Cole & Mason Derwent Set is a great gift idea for the person that has everything.  Or, check out the other high quality Cole & Mason products for the perfect hostess gift.

Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe made with Roasted Garlic, Bacon, Thyme and Red Potatoes.

The Cole & Mason Derwent Salt Mill features a ceramic mechanism that ensures precise grinding.  It has three grind adjustments.  The smallest setting produces a salt powder.  Powder!

The best part is that you choose what type of salt to use.  I love my Pink Himalayan Salt!  Good quality salt really does make a huge difference in flavor.

Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe made with Roasted Garlic, Bacon, Thyme, Red Potatoes and fresh cracked salt.

The Cole & Mason Derwent Pepper Mill features a hardened carbon steel professional mechanism with six grind adjustments.

Both mills come with a lifetime mechanism guarantee.

Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe made with Roasted Garlic, Bacon, Thyme, Red Potatoes and fresh cracked Pepper.

Surprise someone you love this holiday season with an elegant Salt and Pepper Mill Set.  It is a gift that will be used for years to come.

Or hey, get it for yourself.  You deserve the best too, right?

Then be sure to make this Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe.  Your holiday meal just got a little fancier!

Roasted Potato Side Dish Recipe made with Roasted Garlic, Bacon, Thyme and Red Potatoes. Perfect for your holiday menu!

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Roasted Potato Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 5 lbs Red Potatoes
  • 5-6 Strips Soft Cooked Bacon - cut into pieces
  • 5 Tablespoons Olive Oil*
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 10 Cloves Roasted Garlic - smashed into a paste
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil additional
  • 3 Sprigs Thyme
  • Fresh Cracked Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix 5 Tb olive oil, lemon juice and roasted garlic paste in a large bowl. Thoroughly clean potatoes. Thinly slice potatoes with mandoline. (approximately 1/8 inch) Toss potatoes in olive oil mixture until evenly coated. Arrange potato slices (accordion style) in a 10 inch pie plate. Bake for 1 hour.
  3. Remove from oven. Brush 1-2 Tb olive oil over the tops of potato slices. Tuck bacon pieces and thyme between potato slices. Generously salt and pepper with the Cole & Mason Mills. Return to oven and bake 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Potatoes should be soft in the middle and crisp on the outer edges.
  4. Serve with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes
*I used some of the oil left over from roasted garlic.

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Check out these delicious potatoes: Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Thyme Infused Brown Butter

Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Creamy mashed potatoes with thyme infused brown butter. A super easy yet impressive side dish that is perfect for the holidays!





  1. This looks so pretty, I just LOVE potatoes and need to make this pronto 🙂

  2. This is beyond perfect! Love the bacon addition 🙂

  3. Oh my word! Those potatoes look divine!

  4. Oh my gosh, this is one gorgeous side dish! It looks so impressive, but it’s clearly simple to make. And I completely agree – the right salt makes every dish better.

  5. What an awesome side dish! I have such a weakness for potatoes. Love the salt and pepper mills, too! I think they would make a great gift. (to me!)

  6. Ok this is making me hungry for potatoes at 7am!! And I have a pepper grinder, but I don’t grind my salt. I think I need this set so that I can start!!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hehe, potatoes are a perfectly acceptable breakfast. And these Cole&Mason Mills are amazing!!!

  7. Everyone should have a good salt and pepper mill. And these potatoes in their life. Pinned!

  8. This is such a beautiful potato dish. It is both eye appealing and delicious!! Perfect for the holiday. Catherine

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Catherine! I love pretty food … especially when it tastes this good!

  9. This is stunning. Adding to my Thanksgiving menu right now!

  10. Seriously beautiful dish, salt and pepper grinders! I love a crispy potato dish like this. And nothing beats fresh ground pepper.

  11. Oh yum! What a perfect dish for the upcoming holiday!
    ~Liz at

  12. These potatoes are going on my must-try list!

  13. This potato dish is gorgeous and so are those salt and pepper Mills! I LOVE my Cole + Mason Pepper Mill.

  14. My family would love these potatoes, and I’d love those salt and pepper mills.

  15. Those potatoes almost look too pretty to eat…almost.


  17. Looks great, but did I miss something? Is there a recipe?

  18. These look delicious! And I’m Canadian, so have already had Thanksgiving – so I’m going to make it for – um – Movember?

  19. Perfect! I was looking for something to bring to a friend’s diner last minute. Although do you think sweet potatoes would work just as well?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Kati! I haven’t tried this with sweet potatoes. But, I’m sure it will work just fine. Keep a close eye on it as the cooking time may vary a bit with sweet potatoes.

  20. These look fantastic! I featured these in a round-up post today. I hope that’s OK!

  21. Made this the other night and it was a hit! I used Alderwood smoked salt on mine. The top parts of the potatoes turned out a little tough and more leathery than crisp. Has that happened to you? If so, how did you fix it?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Glad you like it, Jace! I haven’t had the tough potato issue. Maybe slicing the potatoes a bit thinner would help with that. Have a great day!

  22. These look amazing! Is it possible to make them ahead of time?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Janie! I have never tried making this ahead of time. Maybe if you par-bake it before then just finish it off the day you need it. But I can’t say for sure.

  23. Winnie says:

    This looks great. Do you par boil the potatoes before slicing ?

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