Skillet Potatoes with Red Pepper and Whole Garlic Cloves

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
You'll be surprised that a skillet potato recipe this simple has so much flavor. I love how the whole garlic cloves turn sweet after being caramelized. Yum! —Anita Osborne, Thomasburg, Ontario
Skillet Potatoes with Red Pepper and Whole Garlic Cloves Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch cubes (about 7 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic cloves; cook, uncovered, until almost tender, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Increase heat to medium. Stir in potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper; cook and stir until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 131 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.