Garlic Roasted Potatoes

 Who’s ready to get their Thanksgiving on! Get ready for a TON of fab Thanksgiving recipes, starting with these Garlic Roasted Potatoes, right here on What’s Gaby Cooking!

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Omg you guys! We have so much to talk about today. First, Happy Monday!!

A: How on earth is it already November?

B: Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Being the obsessively organized person I am, I have already planned my entire menu. (I did it in September) It’s going to be epic, and I’ll be sharing all the recipes here, well before the big day, so you have plenty of time to plan your menu too!

C: One of my all-time favorite people, Ree from The Pioneer Woman, just came out with her latest cookbook and I spent the entire weekend drooling over every recipe. It’s called The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations and I’ve decided that I’m inviting myself over to her house for every holiday from here on out. Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Easter… you name it… all of her holiday menus are out of this world!

The Pioneer Woman Cookbook

D: In honor of Ree’s gorgeous new book, she is offering up  3 signed copies!! Boooyah! We’re kicking off Monday with a bang.

E: I made a batch of her Garlic Roasted Potatoes yesterday and proceeded to fight my husband over who got the last bite. They are game changers – that is for sure!

F: If you haven’t already ordered yourself a copy, you absolutely should!! Like I said, this book is LOADED with fantastic holiday recipes for an entire calendar year, and each page is infused with Ree’s bubbly personality and humor. I’d like to jump right in and live somewhere between Christmas and 4 of July!

Garlic Roasted Potatoes with Thyme

*Giveaway Details*

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me the thing your MOST looking forward to about Thanksgiving!  For more chances to win, share this giveaway on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook and tag @whatsgabycookin, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you’ve done so. I’ll randomly pick 3 winners and they will get SIGNED copies of this fab new cookbook delivered right to their doorstep! Good luck! This giveaway will be open until Monday, November 11th at 11:59pm PST!

Who Can Enter: Open to residents in the USA and Canada only.

Winners for the Pioneer Woman Cookbook are:

Patsy Franks

Adriana A.

Gab Benham

Email me at and I’ll get you all squared away!

And I announced the winner of the KitchenAid mixer last night – so hop on over to see if it was you!!

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations


  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 rosemary sprigs (I used Thyme)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 pounds small potatoes
  • 2 pounds small purple potatoes
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mince the garlic
  3. Strip the leaves off of the rosemary or thyme springs and give them a mince.
  4. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat, then add the herbs and garlic.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes until the butter is infused.
  6. Arrange all the potatoes on a baking sheet.
  7. Toss them with the butter mixture
  8. Roast them for 35-45 minutes until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  9. Season them with salt and pepper as needed and serve.

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  1. Thanksgiving is the only time my family can all get together. We come from our different cities/states and enjoy the time together. While we are all very different, one thing we enjoy doing together is cooking and trying new recipes. This cookbook would be a great adventure for us all to enjoy together.

  2. I love Thanksgiving! My son was born two days before Thanksging. I live the cranberry sauce and yummy dinner rolls oozing with butter!!!

  3. FAMILY!!! Family and memories are what I look forward to every holiday. Now that my children are growing up and getting into lives of their own, its fun to hear them say how they will never forget something, or how they are going to keep doing what we do with their kids. Memories, those are the thing I look fardward to! And not having family members around anymore, its tuff to have to go through the changes, but oh the memories we have!! Those are the things we get to keep!

  4. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving not only because my birthday so happens to land on that day this year!! But most importantly spending time with my kids and entire family, cherishing all the laughs, good food and good company,giving thanks that we are able to celebrate another wonderful year together

  5. Living overseas, there is a group of expats that get together and celebrate! We become family as we celebrate our country’s tradions and give thanks together!

  6. I’m looking forward to stuffing! As silly as it sounds, I have stopped eating so much white bread, so I’m in for a delicious white bread treat with my moms stuffing. Love it!

  7. I am most looking forward to being with the family. Our daughter is in Washington State and don’t get to see her very often as we are retired and on a fixed income, We have saved enough to fly there and surprise her this year, My heart sank when the rules said I had to instagram, tag and tweet this, Don’t know how, I am not computer literate . I wish it was easier to enter this contest,

  8. I’m looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for two of my sons. I haven’t cooked the whole meal in years since I ate at other people’s house so it will be great to do it all this year.

  9. Just this morning we decided to make a trip from PA to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with our granddaughters. Their father is in the military and who knows where they will be next year at this time. They are 1 and 2 years told and it may be a long time till we can spend Thanksgiving with them again. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving this year, is granddaughters, they are the best!

  10. Love getting together with family as I am very grateful for them all! I have to say though, I love my mom’s pecan pie…so good! The best part is that she and I are the only ones who like it…so pie for breakfast on Black Friday!

  11. I’m so incredibly blessed to have my Mom & Dad. Every single day I’m thankful that they are still here. Thanksgiving gives us another excuse to spend time together. :-)

  12. I am truly looking forward to having my family come to my home for Thanksgiving for the first time this year. Having a cozy home filled with family and friends getting up early to make a scrumptious feast, watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The house smelling so good from everything going on in the kitchen. Can’t wait!

  13. My favorite part of thanksgiving is family together eating great food from recipes passed down from previous great family cooks!

  14. The absolute best thing about Thanksgiving is watching the MACY’S PARADE in the quiet with
    my coffee before everyone else gets up—-they always sleep in and I always watch the great pagent!!

  15. The thing I’m most looking forward to is all the food that I prepare on Thanksgiving. It reminds me of home when I was growing up, watching my Mama prepare all the wonderful food for my brother and sisters.

  16. Thanksgiving is a time that we focus on family. Our daughter and son-in-law will be here at home with is. We share our favorite foods of this season, talk about our lives and events and begin to plan Christmas. This is a time to talk about what we are thankful for and we’re cognizant that this is a time to treasure knowing that next year will be wonderful, but it will not be the same as this year.


  18. I love spending time with family and friends and doing most of the cooking. I so look forward to the Holidays coming.

  19. I am looking forward to having a nice relaxing day catching up with family. I am also looking forward to all the delicious food :)

  20. Cooking, baking and family… not really looking forward to the clean up, but thankful to be able to have a meal to clean up after!

  21. The chill in the air, warm house filled with great smells and laughter, baked corn, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatos with gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin roll and of course watching football with a full belly.

  22. Now that my family is spread apart, I really look forward to getting to spend a few days with them. My mom, dad, 2 sisters and I cook for almost 2 days getting everything ready and then we sit around the table, big feast in front of us, and say what we are all thankful for. My husband loves it since his family doesn’t do anything like that. My brother-in-law basically does what we ask him to do! But, it is so much fun!

    • Oh, and I love that everyone is always open to trying new versions of old favorites… especially now that we are all eating much healthier!

  23. Spending time with family … we don’t live in same town so it is nice to see them. Those potatoes look yummy!

  24. I love to get together with my family on Thanksgiving. We all love each other and all are thankful to God for everything he has given us.

  25. Looking forward to family time, and if all goes well, my son-in-law will be back from Afghanistan & get to see his son walk for the first time. Cash was born the day after Thanksgiving last year!

  26. I am so looking forward to having the family together, and it will be at my daughters house, but I help with the cooking and cleaning.
    Life couldn’t be better when we give thanks and then dig in to the scrumptious meal.

  27. This year will be my first cooking at home. Usually I help cook at a relatives house. looking forward to doing it all on my own this year. will be just four of us but I really want to do it up right.

  28. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is my cooking. I love to cook and I love my recipes for Thanksgiving. I also like to have left overs so I tend to volunteer to cook for Thanksgiving. I will try these potatoes and may add them to my menu.

  29. Thanksgiving is all about family, it doesn’t matter if you have a sit down dinner or snack all day long. Enjoy every family member and friends for next year they might not be there. Thanks for the chance to win this cookbook.

  30. I am hoping to be a le to cook a nice meal for my husband. Been going through chemo treatments and not able to cook much because food hasn’t appealing to me. But finished my list treatment 5 weeks ago and hoping I will be able to cook and eat by Thanksgiving.

  31. Its Thanksgivikkah this year! Hanukkah and Thanksgiving on the same day. Spending quality time with the family and making new traditions!

  32. I love to cook for the family at holiday times. My only granddaughter of 8 years old loves helping me in kitchen. I cherish those wonderful times with her. When the grandsons were little they always enjoyed helping in the kitchen. My 13 year old grandson Alex loves to help as well. I do enjoy watching your show Ree.

  33. I’m working on Thanksgiving. It’s our first “empty-nest” holiday and it will be truly be empty with us not being able to afford to fly kids home or fly up to see them. So I decided to give the holiday to those who do have family close and take the entire day at the office. So, we won’t be cooking, we won’t be seeing family, and we won’t even get to be a couple, but I am thankful. Thankful we are able to give, thankful we have family – though they be far away, and grateful to belong to the delicious man I married 25 years ago this Thanksgiving.

  34. I’m looking forward to hanging out with my family and the leftovers! Every year I have to have open face turkey sandwiches on the day after Thanksgiving.

  35. A devoted fan! Bringing my youngest daughter to Oklahoma from California for a Thanksgiving together. Love holidays with family!

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  37. I am looking forward to a big batch of Sangria and a day with family! Love having everyone out for the day and just enjoying each other!

  38. Being with family, being grateful for all that we have, as well as remembering those we have lost in the past few years. It is both a joyous and sad time, but most of all grateful for the love of family and friends

  39. Watching the parade with my husband & kids while eating blueberry muffins & homemade hot chocolate for breakfast (that has been the holiday breakfast in my Mom’s house since I can remember. I am continuing the tradition).
    I love meeting with our families for dinner, but the breakfast is so nice & cozy. I love it so much. :)

  40. I look forward to being with our growing family: daughters and their guys; grandchildren, great grandchildren. Plus all the rest: in-laws, step families. Thanksgiving dinner at my church. Blessings abound.

  41. Thanksgiving is tough for me because I’m not close to family and with the rising cost in airfares it’s to expensive to fly home so my thanksgiving meal comes from Cracker Barrel. Regardless, I’m thankful for everyday God gives me. And being able to talk to my daughter on the phone always makes the day brighter.

  42. My family members live in different parts of this continent and years ago, when my baby brother was dying, we made a pact that every year at Thanksgiving we would have a family reunion. We rent a house on the beach along the east coast of Florida and spend 5-6 days all together (25 of us). This year I will be doing all (or at least most) of the cooking. I love planning an event, doing the cooking and being with my family. Of course, I’m looking forward to the food as well. I’ve had a really good time on Pinterest and have come up with new recipes as well as old favorites. So glad I found you there! :-)

  43. Thanksgiving is just that for my family…a day of giving thanks for being together again. We have scattered across several states, but always return home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Good food, great fellowship and the warmth of family and friends travels with us wherever we roam.

  44. All four of my kids will be home for Thanksgiving! Nieces will be here from Seattle and San Diego, and my brother will do a driveby on his way north early in the week. It’ll be a great week for family!

  45. Well, I’m a nurse and I’m working this Thanksgiving, but I’ll be looking forward to when I get off of work and can spend time with my family!

  46. Family, food, and football… And this year I will be the master chef directing 4 children and their spouses along with hubby, the how-to of making Ree’s mashed potatoes, hubby’s smoked turkey, and leaving the rest up to them (so the cookbook would come in handy, since I’m having total shoulder replacement surgery the week before, and will be in a sling… LOL)

  47. I am most excited for visiting with extended family that I don’t get to see very often these days. I think it will be extra special this year because it my first Thanksgiving spent with my husband, we just got married in June. And of course I am excited to eat some delicious food!

  48. Thanksgiving is all about family and sharing with friends. I’m 73 and for as long as I can remember my family has made the most scrumptious fresh cranberry salad for the holidays. Of course, we always make enough for leftovers.

  49. Having my whole family under one roof – children and grandchildren, plus everyone pitching in to make a fabulous Thanksgiving meal. My twin grand daughters have just begun eating solid food, so I am looking forward to giving them a little taste of mashed potatoes and, their mother’s favorite – squash. :)

  50. I get to go home to NY and see my brother, sisters and my Mom. Its so much fun cooking a holiday meal with your family.

  51. This will be the first Thanksgiving that my husband and I will cook for ourselves. As much as I love my extended family I’m looking forward to this intimate time with my hunk.

  52. Sitting at the table with my kids and g-kids is the best thing about Thanksgiving, but doing the cooking is a very close second!!

  53. I will have just had surgery this year, so I am looking forward to my family cooking Thanksgiving dinner for me! Oh….and stuffing!!

  54. I love the excuse to actually cook at my friends house recipes I wouldn’t do for myself… to select, buy and bring all the ingredients. Fun time to be together with friends who love and appreciate good food.

  55. I’m looking forward to cooking a fabulous meal for my entire family and just taking time out to enjoy being with each other. We are so busy that we can only seem to get everyone together on the holidays. Thanksgiving is my holiday to host and I am rarely traditional in the food I prepare. I like to try out new recipes and my family loves the surprise factor. It’s going to be another great year!!

  56. Family. I love my family dearly. My parents, siblings & their kids. But also just the whole feast itself! Turkey..yummy (with gravy!), cream corn casserole and the French onion green beans dish hit the spot!

  57. Gaby, I am thankful for all of the recipe ideas and inspiration you have given me this year! I am looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at my house with my family. I will be starting some of my own food traditions this year: out with the old green bean casserole and in with roasted garlic Brussels sprouts! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving this year.

  58. I’m really excited that my oldest daughter and her fiancee will be with us for Thanksgiving this year and then they’ll be getting married a few days later.

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  60. I am grateful to have been invited by a friend to share Thanksgiving this year with her as my husband is working, so I won’t be alone. :) Yeah friends!

  61. I’m looking forward to a quiet and calm Thanksgiving this year! Usually we spend it with 15+ people. This year it’s just my family of three!

  62. Looking forward to be off work and cook deliscious food for my family. I love Thanksgiving and usually just do homemade mashed potatoes,,,but gonna make these too. (trying them tonight also) Thanks so much <3
    I also am cooking for a local homeless shelter, and sure they will love this dish!! Thanks so much!

  63. Favorite thing about Thanksgiving is spending qualit time with famil and also all of the great food is such a blessing. I’m sorr , the letter between the t and u on m keboard is not working.

  64. Thanksgiving means food, but more importantly Thanksgiving means getting together with family and friends. As much as I love the special foods, I’m looking forward to being with family more. That said, I have no idea where or who we’ll be spending Thanksgiving with — two weeks from today (eek!). It always works out, though.

  65. Thanksgiving is the holiday which sets off the holidays for the rest of the year. We vocalize to our Lord around the table the reason we are specially thankful for this year Family and friend come together to enjoy our favorite recipes. The bonus of this holiday is that it is about the food!! Also, we pick names for our gift exchanges which kicks off the official holiday season! I love, love, love Thanksgiving!
    Dioni Olguin

  66. I am excited for thanksgiving because its the first one ill have as a married woman :) I will be making my first thanksgiving dinner, and ill do my best to not burn the turkey!

  67. Thanksgiving stuffing! And cranberry sauce.. and turkey.. and apple pie.. oh wait, was I only supposed to pick one? Then dinner with family and friends!

  68. Seeing my mom, of course, but also getting out of the city and back out into the country, which is always so beautiful in the fall!

  69. I am most looking forward to my uncle coming to join our family for Thanksgiving. He has special nutritional needs so I am working on coming up with a creative menu! Cheers!

  70. I absolutely love the food involved around the holiday. And yes, because it all tastes wonderful, but mostly because it brings people together. I love talking about where the recipes came from… Aunts or Grandma or moms amazing dish or people excited because they found a keeper in a great cookbook or on Pinterest. Or ya know sometimes the lovely store in which they went and purchased said yummy fish ;). All in all food and family is what makes this holiday great. It started with sharing and continues today.
    With that said…fingers crossed on winning the cookbook hahaha!

  71. I love the sounds of my family, the smells from the kitchen and tasting the wonderful traditional Southern holiday foods. All is good with the world!

  72. The things that I am looking forward to during Thanksgiving is being with my family and getting to spend some time with them. We should be thankful year round for what we have not just one day. I am going to look forward to eating some delicious turkey :) and making even making one of Ree’s meals for the family. I would love to get a signed copy of this amazing women’s book.

  73. I am most looking forward to spending thanksgiving with my grandparents who live in Ohio. We have never been with them for the holidays and this year is a new adventure. Did I mention my grandmother is Hunky and makes AMAZING food!? :)

  74. Since our Canadian Thanksgiving already passed, I will say I am most looking forward to CHRISTMAS for my mama’s cooking! And of course the family time!

  75. i am looking forward to friendsgiving, the sunday after thanksgiving where 20 friends and all their kids get together to feast and celebrate. while i adore thanksgiving with my family, friendsgiving has a special place in my heart!

  76. I love spending time with my family :) Thanksgiving really makes you think about all the things in your life to be thankful for. Oh, and the leftover turkey and cranberry sandwiches!

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  78. thanksgiving is my favorite even over christmas love having my children and all the grandkids over for dinner.. 2005 Nov.27th day before Thanksgiving my oldest daughter was helping me make some make ahead food when the phone rang and it was my doctor telling me i had breast cancer…A day i will always remember but thankful with each passing thanksgiving that i am a surviver and i beat cancer.. so thanksgiving is very special to me and i make a great corn bread dressing

  79. Family is the most important thing! My little brother and his son were our Thanksgiving blessings! I look forward to my brother-in-laws shoe fly pie this year!! It is awesome!

  80. All of the great food,the great smells,being with family and friends.Since I am always the one doing the cooking, I enjoy when everyone is gone and then I have my own private feast, that’s when I really enjoy eating the Thanksgiving dinner!

  81. Spending time with family, especially as I don’t get to see them very often. The food can be made anytime, but the hugs and being able to sit across the table and see their bright and shiny faces can’t be done very often.

  82. LIFE (God) second chances. I’m thankful for the gift of life” Thanksgiving will be a time for me to reflect and be with friends and my daughter. This time last year I was getting ready for a major surgery and fighting for my life. That surgery saved my life. I had a foreign body retained sponge left in me from a csection 9 yrs prior, because it took so long to diagnose and remove I had damage to most organs’ seizures, was in a wheelchair for 6 years, mostly bedridden for 2. Everything was destroyed… career (Director/VP), relationships, marriage, body, hair/teeth……….not to mention my daughters pain and the price she paid.well this year first in many I will celebrate Thanksgiving with special friends. I am still building health and putting pieces back together of everything……. but I am alive, I am here”…..I have a second chance at life.

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