Garlic Infused Roasted Sweet Or White Potatoes

Sesame, Orange and Cinnamon Steamed Cabbage, BBQ Roast Chicken, Cumin Infused Honey Roast Parsnips and Garlic infused Roast Sweet and White Potatoes

Whenever we eat a traditional Sunday lunch we will always have it with roast potatoes. In recent months, I have have been thinking about our roast dinner and how I would make different dishes to go with the meat. I knew that if I suggested changing from a traditional roast potato to a roasted sweet potato there would probably be objections from my little family.

That’s when I decided to invite my mum, or Nana as my son Ted calls her, to dinner. Nana, now that my dad Grandpa has passed, does not say no to a free meal. So I cooked white potatoes for my husband and son and sweet potato for Nana and I. Nana gladly ate my roasted sweet potato and thoroughly enjoy them too. In fact I think Nana prefers sweet potato to white potato. So I decided to share this recipe with you. Just in case you fancy a change too.

Serves 4

Garlic Infused Roast Sweet and White Potatoes


  • Potato peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large Saucepan
  • Baking tray


  • Sweet potatoes x 500g
  • Marias Piper potatoes x 500g
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic granules x 2 – 4 tsps


  • The oven will be preheated to 180°C from cooking the meat.
  • So while the meat is cooking, peel and cut the potatoes into 2 inch pieces.
  • Remove the baking tray with the meat in from the oven, leaving the oven on.
  • Carefully remove the meat from the baking tray and leave to rest on a board.
  • As well as the meat remove any other contents from the baking tray.
    • These contents, like the onion and garlic could be used in helping to flavour the gravy.
  • Now put the potatoes into the baking tray and drizzle over olive oil.
  • Sprinkle over the garlic granules.
  • Toss the potatoes in the oil and granules in the tray.
  • Put this back into the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, serve with the roast and enjoy.
Garlic Infused Roast Sweet Or White Potatoes

Garlic Infused Roasted Sweet Roast Potatoes were greatly received by Nana. She told me they were delicious. I can imagine the next time we invite Nana round for a roast dinner she will be asking, no requesting, this dish. However or whoever you decide to eat with dish with, as always, please enjoy! Thank you xxx