Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes take next to no effort, and are the ideal side dish for just about anything.
Tossed with olive oil and fresh herbs, you can have these easy potatoes are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and seasoned to perfection!
Why These Potatoes are the Perfect Side
- Flavorful & Aromatic: The combination of fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, and thyme creates a symphony of flavors that are both earthy and fragrant. The garlic powder adds a subtle, savory depth, while the crushed red pepper introduces a hint of heat.
- Crispy Texture: Roasting at a high temperature of 425°F ensures the potatoes develop a beautifully crispy exterior while remaining delightfully fluffy on the inside.
- Versatility: These potatoes are incredibly versatile and pair wonderfully with a variety of main dishes. We’ll give you plenty of ideas later in the post.
- Ease of Preparation: This recipe is straightforward and requires minimal prep time. You can put more effort into the main, or just relax and take it easy.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Baby Potatoes – You can use any color you prefer, or get the multi-colored ones for a more festive platter.
Olive oil – We generally use light olive oil, but if serving a meal with a heavy Mediterranean theme will go with extra virgin.
Fresh herbs – Thyme, rosemary and parsley. If you don’t have fresh, use ⅓ as much dried.
Other seasonings – Garlic powder, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.
How to Roast Baby Potatoes
1. Prep the potatoes: Slice the potatoes in half and toss them with olive oil and seasonings. Place skin side down in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
2. Roast: Roast potatoes in an oven preheated to 425°F for 30 minutes. Flip them over, then return to the oven and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
These potatoes are so versatile, they go with just about anything. Some suggestions…
And don’t forget breakfast! These potatoes go great with omelets or just about any other savory breakfast dish.
- Cheesy Delight: Sprinkle grated Parmesan or your favorite cheese over the potatoes in the last 5 minutes of roasting. This adds a gooey, cheesy layer that’s irresistible.
- Spicy Twist: If you like a bit more heat, increase the amount of crushed red pepper, or add diced jalapeños or a dash of cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix.
- Garlic Lovers’ Dream: Mix in minced fresh garlic or roasted garlic cloves instead of garlic powder for a more intense garlic flavor.
- Lemon Herb Fusion: Add grated lemon zest and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving for a refreshing citrus note that complements the herbs beautifully.
- Bacon & Chive: Mix in crispy bacon bits and chopped chives before serving for a savory, indulgent upgrade.
Storing and Reheating Leftovers
Leftover baby potatoes can be refrigerated in an airtight container or zip top bag for 4-5 days. Reheat in the oven at 300 degrees, or in an air fryer to crisp them back up.
Whip up an effortless batch of these crispy baby potatoes, and experiment to find your favorite pairing. Personally, I can’t wait to try them with the Australian Curried Sausages we posted a few days back…
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Roasted Baby Potatoes, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 1.5 pounds baby potatoes, cleaned and halved
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp fresh herbs (mix of parsley, rosemary and thyme)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil and seasonings.
- Place the potatoes skin side down in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Roast potatoes in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Flip them over, then return to the oven and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 149Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 109mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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