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Elevate a simple side dish by adding lemon and easy to use Gourmet Garden herbs.

Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes | Taste and Tell

Welcome to Taste and Tell Thursdays! Come link up your posts below for a chance to win a cooler filled with herbs from Gourmet Gardens!

I’m pretty good when it comes to coming up with ideas for dinner.  I’ve got about a million recipes that I want to try, so as long as I’m prepared, dinner is usually pretty easy for me.  But do you know what I do have a hard time with?

Side dishes.

I don’t know why, but when I try to decide what to serve alongside dinner, I usually come up blank.  Don’t hate on me, but we usually just end up with something simple like sliced fruit or frozen vegetables.

But I’m trying to change this.  To bring a little more variety into our dinner time.  And these potatoes are a great way to change things up just a little bit!!

One of the things that I miss the most during the winter are my fresh herbs.  I haven’t been able to have a garden the last couple of summers, but I always make sure I have some herbs growing in pots.  But seeing that Utah has an impossibly long winter, most months I’m either stuck not using herbs, or paying an arm and a leg for them at the grocery store.

Enter Gourmet Gardens.

I’m sure you have all seen the tubes in the produce section at your grocery store.  Gourmet Garden herbs and spices are made with organically grown herbs.  They are washed, chopped, blended and packed fresh into squeezable tubes.  They are refrigerated (never heated or dried) so they retain their fabulous flavor, aroma and color.  Best of all, they last up to three months in your refrigerator and you can use just like fresh!

I can see these herbs brightening up any side dish – or main dish for that matter.  And the lemon is a twist that you don’t want to skip.  It brings a whole new layer of flavor to these otherwise simple roasted potatoes!

Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes
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Elevate a simple side dish by adding lemon and easy to use Gourmet Garden herbs.
Serves: 6 servings
  1. Heat oven to 450F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, Gourmet Garden garlic, Gourmet Garden basil, Gourmet Garden oregano and olive oil. Whisk together.
  3. Cut the potatoes into ½ to ¾-inch cubes. Add to the bowl. Toss to coat the potatoes with the lemon-herb mixture.
  4. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until golden and the edges get crispy, about 25 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Before we get to the giveaway, the winner of last week’s prize pack from Smucker’s was:

Averie Sunshine!

Check your email, Averie , to claim your prize!

And here are a few posts that were linked that caught my eye:

Nutella Brownies from Buns in My OvenNutella Brownies from Buns in My Oven – the most clicked recipe from last week!

Homemade Hamburger Helper from Farmgirl GourmetHomemade Hamburger Helper from Farmgirl Gourmet

Honey Roasted Chickpeas from Cheap Recipe BlogHoney Roasted Garbanzo Beans from Cheap Recipe Blog

Pasta with Sausage and Butternut Squash from Mostly Food & CraftsPasta with Sausage and Butternut Squash from Mostly Food and Crafts

And now for the giveaway and link up:

Included in the giveaway is:

*a soft-sided cooler filled with 11 Gourmet Garden tubes

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83 Responses to Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes {Taste and Tell Thursdays}

  1. Rosa says:

    A wonderful recipe! Roasted potatoes are so scrumptious.



  2. We roast potatoes (our favs are red and sweet) with herbs all the time, but I never add lemon. It must add such a nice, bright flavor! Must try this. 🙂

  3. danielle says:

    I love cilantro! Thanks for featuring my pasta – Im glad you liked it.

  4. manda says:


  5. Alicia K says:

    i love rosemary

  6. I swear you’re speaking directly to me with this dish because potatoes are my best friend in the veggie world 😉

  7. Brianna says:

    I love fresh garlic!

  8. Funny, I always have more trouble with the entree. Seems like I have a million sides but always struggle with the main. These herbed potatoes sound really delicious. We’ll be trying them soon!

  9. I never thought to use those herb pastes on potatoes…what a great idea. I would have to say my favorite herb would be cilantro. We use that the most.

  10. Karly says:

    Thanks for featuring my brownies! And, I absolutely loooooove those squeezy herbs. So totally convenient and cheaper than wasting the fresh, because I never use it all!

  11. Julie says:


  12. Shelly says:


  13. Joanne says:

    I’m so bad at making side dishes also but these herbs would make it so easy! I’ve seen them in my local grocery store but have never tried them!

  14. Kim B says:

    My favorite herb is basil 🙂

  15. Whitney says:

    I love basil… I have used a few of the gourmet garden squeeze tubes. I really love the lemon grass one because lemon grass doesn’t seem to be something my grocery store otherwise stocks and the squeeze tube allows me to make some yummy thai recipes that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to make.

  16. Thanks for the love Deborah! I love roasted potatoes, but have never put lemon on them, I guess I need to change that! Thanks for always inspiring.


  17. Barbara says:

    This recipe looks delicious. I have tried some of the Garden Gourmet products and would be anxious for the opportunity to test others. They are so handy

  18. Amber Prescott says:

    These potatoes look delish. Can’t wait to try them.

  19. Julie J says:

    Oh I can’t wait to try this, sounds delicious and easy!

  20. Zoe says:

    My favorite herb is rosemary. I think I’m going to try growing it this summer, because I’d really love to be able to go outside and snip off a sprig.

  21. Sarah G says:

    My favorite herb (also my husband and children’s favorite) is cilantro! We use it all the time!

  22. Jordan says:


  23. Elaine says:

    something new to try!

  24. I haven’t seen those tubes but I think that is genius. I buy the fresh herbs and they do cost an arm and a leg but I never end up using them all and waste over half of it.

  25. I’d have to say Basil, even though I’m still in love with Thyme and fresh Parsley and Cilantro!

  26. grace says:

    i lurve cilantro.

  27. Andrea D. says:

    I love basil.

  28. Shanna says:

    I love basil! Cilantro makes a close second….

  29. teresa says:

    oooh, how fun! i love these potatoes, i’m lousy with side dishes too, sometimes it’s a can of green beans and i feel good about myself.

  30. Ashlee says:

    Right now…Basil!

  31. Jan R says:

    I love tarragon.

  32. Cori says:

    Definitely basil!

  33. Honey says:

    These will make a great-grandma a happy camper and cook,all are awesome,and difficult to grow in winter,the potatoes prepared this way are
    so very delicious,thank you so much for this recipe…
    God bless you and all that you put your heart and hands to…

  34. Rebecca says:

    I use a lot of chili pepper and garlic in cooking

  35. Amanda Thompson says:

    I really enjoy tarragon.

  36. Jen Grimm says:

    I love oregano!

  37. Natalie S says:

    My favorite herb is basil!

  38. Gourmet gardens is perfect for roasted potatoes! We eat them so often. With rosemary…definitely my favorite!

  39. Corisa says:

    I’m a big fan of sage! I think its a very unique type of herb

  40. Leann Lindeman says:

    lots of fav herbs… probably rosemary is the best.

  41. Dee Kaye says:

    My favorite herb probably is dill — I often use it on potatoes (baked or broiled or roasted), on carrots, over cooked pasta with a little butter…all kinds of things. I use dried usually because it’s hard to get fresh in winter, or it’s expensive.

  42. Niki Baker says:

    These potatoes look wonderful!! I think rosemary is my favorite if I had to pick just one!

  43. Aneesa says:


  44. Kristy says:

    I joined your link party!! I’ve never actually tried these herbs so crossing my fingers I win!

    Tonight was fun, so glad we went together!

  45. I love roasted potatoes, the herbs are perfect here!

  46. Debbie Bray says:

    Basil is my favorite

  47. Jenny says:

    I love these! I love cilantro.

  48. I totally use these too. So convenient!

  49. Cheryl Newton says:

    Basil. Because even if I don’t use it to cook, it smells divine!

  50. Sarah H.P. says:

    My favorite herb is rosemary!

  51. Kelli says:

    my favorite herb is oregano.

  52. My favorite is cilantro for sure. I love the lemon that you added to these potatoes – YUM!!

  53. yahoo! thank you SO much for inviting me and my footballs to your BEAUTIFUL blog!!! so much yumminess i don’t know where to start! 🙂

  54. Katherine R. says:

    My favorite herb is basil – it’s so versatile!

  55. I am a garlic and dill kinda girl but I would LOVE to try out all of those spices from Garden Gourmet!

  56. Janet T says:

    Cilantro, love it!

  57. Kelly P says:

    dill or cilantro. i also like lemon balm for its scent. thanks!

  58. Heather Spooner says:

    My favorite herb is oregano.

  59. Liz L says:

    Deborah, we roast potatoes here all the time. I can add different combinations of spices and my kids inhale them. I have seen these tubes in the store but have never tried them. Keeping my fingers crossed .~Liz

  60. Kesha says:

    I love rosemary

  61. Phyllis says:

    Favorite herb is dill

  62. Loretta says:

    It changes all the time, but right now, I’ll go with rosemary!

  63. Thanks for the invite! I linked up my baked green bean fries – they’d make a great side dish 🙂

    I use a lot of basil & cilantro but that red pepper looks delicious.

  64. Madeline says:

    My favorite herb is oregano.

  65. Nancy P. says:

    Love, love, love the garlic. If I had more in the house I would certainly use it to add more flavor and taste to my recipes!

  66. Autumn Hall says:

    I love Oregano.

  67. My absolute favorite herb is basil, but I love so many others too!

  68. New follower here! Thanks for the invite to the party. You have a great blog here. I love many herbs but cilantro is the winner right now. I look forward to coming back next Thursday. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and including me.

  69. kristy says:

    I’ve made roasted potatoes with orange zest before. I bet this is fantastic too! The citrus really brightens up the dish. 🙂

  70. Margene says:

    Basil is my favorite!!

  71. Venetrise says:


  72. Sandra says:

    It would have to be a tie between cilantro and dill. I think cilantro would win, but there are certain times it just has to be dill!

  73. Dezi A says:

    Cilantro! YUM!! I love that on so much!

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