Full of flavor and zest, these Slow Cooker Herb Roasted Garlic Potatoes are one of the most flavorful and easiest side dishes you will ever make! These are perfect for any weeknight dinner and your family will enjoy the tenderness in every bite with these potatoes!
I’m heading out of town tomorrow. I’m going to London for work and I’ll be gone a total of 9 days! I’m super excited…I’ve been to London several times, but I always love going back. Hubby will be taking care of the kiddos here while I’m gone, so he’s got a full job on his hands! Everytime I head out of town, I strive to make their lives easier by cooking at least three meals before I head out so they can easily warm things up and eat some home cooked meals while I’m gone. Thank God for freezer meals like Brenda Rowland’s Chicken and Rice Casserole and my Lasagna.
Hubby really doesn’t cook all that often. He can definately cool, but it’s not his passion like it is mine. I cook every single night, so we aren’t used to going out to eat a lot. Plus let me be honest… the food I make is just as good as our local restaurants (or better in some cases) so why would I waste money when my food is up to par?!?! I know my food blogger friends know exactly what I’m talking about!
I was trying to figure out what I could make for them that was easy for him to just warm up, so I landed on my favorite Pot Roast recipe. I decided to make my Pot Roast with Balsamic and Dijon because it’s so tasty and super easy to make. Plus, it’s a quick warm up and then you are ready to eat! With the Pot Roast with Balsamic and Dijon recipe, I typically cook my potatoes with the roast, but today I decided to do something different. I decided to make the potatoes in the slow cooker and throw in some amazing fresh garlic and some of my favorite herbs! Let me introduce you to the key players in this recipe:
- Mini Gemstone Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Unsalted butter
- Fresh garlic
- Dried oregano, basil, Italian seasoning and dill
- Ground Pepper
- Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
Why Gemstone Potatoes?
You can use any small potato of your choice for this recipe, but we love these little Gemstone Potatoes! First of all, they are fun and cute! We love the variety and the colors! But my favorite thing about these potatoes are how tender they become when you cook them…especially in the slow cooker! We’re talking velvety smooth! I found these at my local grocery, but you should also be able to find them at your local health food store like Sprouts or Trader Joe’s.
Oh my goodness the ingredients in this recipe are out of this world!! I pile on the fresh minced garlic, though. You just can’t have too much garlic in my opinion! I also throw in dried dill, dried oregano, dried Italian herbs and dried basil. Add in some olive oil and some unsalted butter and you have a perfect combination of ingredients to provide you with an amazing taste full of amazing flavor and zest!
With this recipe, you literally just throw the potatoes in the slow cooker (wash them first!) and then add in the simple ingredients. Give these jewels a little stir then set your slow cooker to low for about 4 hours and let that slow cooker do its thing!!
Final Steps Before Serving
After the potatoes are done, you’ll want to take the potatoes and put them in a mixing bowl. You’ll then add some fresh grated Parmesan cheese and stir so the Parmesan cheese slowly melts while the potatoes are still how. A lot of people like to top their potatoes with fresh parsley, but I prefer chopped chives. Luckily, I have some garlic chives growing in my garden right now, so I finely chopped the chives and sprinkled them on top. The chives mix really well with the garlic and dill, so I really enjoy the taste of fresh chives sprinkled to the top.
What Main Dishes Do I Serve With These Potatoes?
You’re in luck! These Slow Cooker Herb Roasted Garlic Potatoes go so well with so many dishes! Try pairing these potatoes with these recipes:
- 10 Garlic Clove Marinated Grilled Filet
- Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce
- Lemon Thyme Chicken with Garlic Rosemary
Regardless what dish you serve these Slow Cooker Herb Roasted Garlic Potatoes with, you’re guaranteed to love these!
Tips and Tricks
- Check these potatoes at 4 hours into slow cooking. You want your fork to be able to slide smoothly into the potato. Make sure you don’t overcook these!
- If you are going to double the recipe, you have to double the cooking time.
- Crockpot size – I have a 3 quart and a 5 quart crockpot. As long at the 1.5 pound potatoes fit in your crockpot, your crockpot size should not matter. This is the crockpot I own.
You’re going to love these little gems! These will quickly become a family favorite! Happy Eats with this recipe friends!
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- 1 bag mini potatoes (I used a 1.5lb bag of Gemstone Potatoes)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil (use a flavored olive oil like garlic or basil if you have it on hand. It enhances the flavor)
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- fresh chopped chives
Wash your potatoes and place in a slow cooker.
Add in the olive oil, butter, garlic cloves, dried oregano, basil, dill, salt, Italian seasoning and pepper.
Stir all the ingredients so they mix well with the potatoes. The butter should be soft enough to mix well with all the other ingredients and coat lightly.
Set slow cooker to low and cook for 4-5 hours.
After potatoes are done, stir in the freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Top with the chopped chives.
Move potatoes to a serving bowl and serve immediately
- While the potatoes are cooking in the slow cooker, stir occasionally so the garlic herb mixture doesn't stick or burn to the bottom.
- The 1.5 lb bag of potatoes will take between 4 to 5 hours to get all the way done. I typically cook mine a full 4 hours and they are perfect!
Update Notes: This post was originally published in October of 2016, but was re-published with updated step-by-step instructions, pictures and tips in September of 2018.
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