Oven-baked potato keftedes

We love potatoes, which is why we are always looking for recipes with them as the main ingredient!

Today, we craved an easy meal and we prepared delicious potato keftedes (a bit like fritters) but baked them in the oven so they’re healthier!

We use many aromatic herbs and spices that really make a difference and pair great with the potatoes and the red pepper. (We use jarred red pepper when they’re out of season.)

These potato keftedes are full of flavors and aromas and pair great with salads. We accompanied them with a politiki salad (a Greek salad with cabbage, and other vegetables) and vegan mayonnaise.

You can eat them as a main course or a mezze (side dish) with other plant-based appetizers.

It is really an excellent and easy vegan choice if you’re searching for recipes with simple, cheap, and tasty ingredients to share with friends, colleagues, and those you love!

Try them and tell us your opinion in the comments! 😎

Oven-baked potato keftedes

Pelagia & Mary – Greek Appetite
A delicious vegan choice as a main course or a mezze
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine greek
Servings 20 keftedes


  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • ½ bunch of fresh parsley
  • ½ bunch of fresh dill
  • 5 spearmint leaves
  • 1 chopped onion
  • ½ red long pepper finely chopped (depending on the season, you can put fresh or jarred)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • About 10gr breadcrumbs to help bind the ingredients together
  • Salt, pepper


  • Cook the potatoes in cold water for about 25 minutes so that they tender enough to mash them easily later.
  • Use a fork to mash them, add the rest of the ingredients to a bowl, and mix well. Put the mixture in the fridge for half an hour to tighten.
  • Give them the shape of keftedes (see image) and place them in a pan, where you have placed parchment paper. Sprinkle with a little olive oil.
  • Bake them in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 40-45 minutes (temperature and baking time varies depending on the oven). After the first 20 minutes, carefully turn them and cook the other side.


Tip : Always place the potatoes in cold water, so they cook correctly. If we put them in boiling water, the cooking takes place from the outside towards the inside, and as a result, the potato is tender on the outside and hard on the inside.
Keyword easy, herbs, potato, vegan