Lemon Roasted Potatoes – Greek Style

Today is the start of kilometre club at the kid’s school. It is a big day in the life of the school and all three of my kids were up and excited to go before 6am – YIKES!

Kilometre club is a program that the physical education teacher at our school initiated to get students active and running. Each morning before school, and during first recess, kids run laps around the field. Each lap is approximately 1/2 km and they get a popsicle stick for each time around the field. It is great to see so many from the school take part in this event. There was a lot of excitement as all the kids started running this morning. It continues for the next four weeks and they keep a chart of each child’s total kilometres and also class totals. Badges are given given out when students reach 25km, 50km and 100km. At the end of the four weeks, awards are given out to the top boy and girl for each grade and top overall in the school. My oldest son won the trophy for most kilometres run in the school last year and he is already off to a great start running 9.5 km already this morning. He may be a future marathon runner following after his aunt. You can see my sister-in-law at her running blog: Krista Duchene Running.

Today’s recipe is one of our regular ways to roast potatoes. These, Greek style, lemon roasted potatoes are so simple to make and have a wonderful combination of flavours with lemon, oil and oregano. All it take is 5 minutes of prep and an hour in the oven.

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Lemon Roasted Potatoes - Greek Style

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon , juiced


  • Scrub the potatoes thoroughly and cut roughly into 1 inch cubes.
  • Toss with the remaining ingredients and spread on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 400F oven for 1 hour, flipping them halfway through cooking time.



About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Yum, we are big potato fans and love em roasted, I can’t believe I have never tried lemon before, I will certainly give this a try! Good for your kids and their school, the running program sounds like a great incentive to get them moving!

  2. Oh I love roasted potatoes and I bet the lemon really gives it a kick. I am going to have to try them that way. Have a great day!

  3. What a fantastic program! That’s a great way to get kids some physical activity, and great that your son is doing so well already! These potatoes sound absolutely delicious! I love roasted potatoes but I’ve never tried them with lemon juice, I bet that adds a perfect bite to the potato! YUM!

  4. Geez I think I was just going to bed when you got up. Lol. These are so tasty looking. I am such a huge potato fan. I could care less about the starch, I love my taters. Kudos to your son. So cool to see schools making such positive impacts on kids lives.

  5. Wow, what a great idea. It’s so important to keep kids (and adults) physically active! Looking forward to hearing more! And these potatoes sound fabulous, love the flavors!

  6. The kilometer club sounds like a great program, kids these days do need to exercise more. Gone are the days of riding bikes around the neighborhood and building tree houses.
    Your potatoes look amazing-roasted is really the best was to go and love the greek flavors. I look forward to seeing the veggie cake and thanks for taking the time to chat on Google about pinterest last night.

  7. Sounds like your children are on a good path to a healthy life. It’s wonderful that they are so motivated to go running!

    I’m sure these potatoes taste really great with the addition of lemon, and it’s nice to have such an easy-to-prepare dish! Thanks!

  8. Oh I love how simple this is to put together! Lemon in particular is a great addition Steve! 🙂

  9. My name’s all over these potatoes!

    Your kids were ready for school before 6am? I don’t think that ever happened with my kids. More like 6pm if it were up to them!

  10. I bet these potatoes make any meal just perfect!! I love the flavors of lemon and oregano together!!

  11. I just made these, so easy and delicious!

    Lemon juice will burn your pan, so roast on foil or parchment paper.

  12. These potatoes were seriously the best…there wasn’t even a crumb left over, paired with your Greek Chicken this was indeed a meal to remember.
    Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  13. used juice from 1 1/2 small limes, decreased the salt by 1/2…very tasty

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