Mediterranean Potatoes

Potatoes baked in tangy yogurt and feta cheese topped with a crunchy golden-brown topping. The perfect Mediterranean side dish.

Mediterranean side dishes include plenty of vegetables and good fats. They are easy to make ahead like these Mediterranean Potatoes. Prepare them ahead of time and bake them right before serving.

~ Prepare the cheese spread

In a small bowl mix 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 4 ounces tomato and basil feta cheese, 3 tablespoons chopped Kalamata olives, and 3 tablespoons of mix Mediterranean spices like parsley, oregano, garlic, rosemary, etc.

I used Cedar Oak Farms Mediterranean Rub. They have already done the hard work for me by loading their spice blend with eleven classic Mediterranean spices including dried tomato flakes which adds that extra burst of intense flavor.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³TIP: Feta Cheese, although delicious in this dish, does not melt like other cheeses. You can try ChΓ¨vre, or goat cheese, which would complement the dish beautifully and although it will not melt in the traditional way it will soften and spread over the potatoes.

~ Slice the potatoes

Slice 4 baking potatoes into thin slices. Place the potatoes in a greased baking dish and spread the yogurt mixture on top.

~Make the topping

In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup panko crumbs, 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 teaspoon of the mixed Mediterranean spice blend you used in the yogurt mixture. If you have several layers of potatoes divide the cheese between the layers.

~A note about Parmesan cheese

I always use fresh parmesan in all my recipes. It not only tastes better than the cheese that comes in a plastic shaker but it offers healthier benefits Grated fresh cheese is not only fresher it is naturally low in fat, free of carbs, and lactose-free.  

~Bake or refrigerator for later

If you are ready to bake the potatoes sprinkle the topping over the top and bake in a preheated 350Β°F oven for 40 – 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the topping a golden brown.

If you are going to refrigerate for later use. Do not add the topping until ready to bake. That will keep the panko crumbs from getting too soggy. Instead place both in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Mediterranean Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Ella @ thewackyspoon.com
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 ounces crumbled tomato and basil feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Mediterranean Rub
  • 4 baking potatoes, sliced
TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean Rub
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, feta cheese, olives, and Mediterranean rub.
  2. Layer the potato slices in a greased baked dish. Spread with yogurt mixture over potatoes
  3. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350Β° until golden brown, 40-45 minutes.
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Author: Ella

Just a girl who loves to cook farm-to-fork foods living the dream!

11 thoughts

  1. Yummy. Won’t make it for my crew and kalamata olives (my most favourite ones) and feta are not top of either of their list. Sigh. However, when I invite others over…

    1. I love Greek and Mediterranean foods and flavors. One of my favorite spots in Chi-town is Greek Town. But the flavors can be intense and therefore not for all. πŸ˜† But so yummy. Thanks, Dale!

      1. Lucky you to have a Greek Town! My sister’s married to a Greek. When his father was alive we so looked forward to Orthodox Easter coz the feast… Mmmmm

        1. Chicago is blessed with one authentic neighborhood after another making the food in chi-town outstanding! I lived in Little Italy for a while and I think I gained 10 pounds just inhaling the wonderful aromas. There was always a pot of sauce simmer somewhere. Then there is Chinatown, the German bakeries spread over around the North Side (or Nord Seite)…well I could go on for days. 🀣 But some of the best places are hidden in these neighborhoods.

        2. Another reason to go back to Chicago. I didn’t have time to really visit last time. Everyone has a Little Italy or a China Town but a Greek Town? Mind you, Montreal, does have Park Ex(tension) that is what we could call a Greek ‘hood, now that we are talking about it.
          Mmmmm Food is good.

  2. I love this recipe. I bookmarked it for a later date, and while the thought of doing it for Thanksgiving at my sister’s house would be divine, her cuisine is too boring for this. So Imma just keep it for me and my daughter.

    1. Yay! I am so glad you like it. Yes, it does have a lot going on so not for those who do not like layers of flavors! I think it will be perfect for you and your baby girl!

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