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Roasted Red Potatoes: the mouthwatering recipe for perfect roasted potatoes

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
red potatoes, washed and quartered
2 pounds
Extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp
Garlic cloves, minced
Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup
Dried thyme
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
freshly parsley, chopped

Roasted red potatoes are an easy-to-make side dish that goes well with all sorts of meals. With irresistibly crispy skin and a tender, melt-in-your-mouth inside roasted red potatoes are sure to be a favorite in your household. You can customize the seasonings however you like, but this version with garlic, dried herbs, and savory parmesan cheese is wildly popular.

Roasted red potatoes are a phenomenal side dish with everything from a pot roast or roast chicken to steamed fish and pan-seared chicken breasts. They're great with steaks or baked tofu. Roasted red potatoes are the ultimate versatile side dish that will go well with anything you serve!

Should I Peel Red Potatoes Before Roasting?

Whether or not to peel potatoes before roasting them is a matter of preference, however, red potato skin has loads of flavor and nutrients, so it's better to leave the skin on.


Best Seasoning for Roasted Red Potatoes

There are so many fantastic seasonings you can use for your roasted red potatoes (or any roasted potato for that matter!). Creole seasoning, Italian seasoning, Old Bay, taco seasoning, fresh herbs, onion powder, garlic powder, curry powder, garam masala, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper – the list goes on. Use your favorites or try mixing up unique spice mixes and see what tempts your taste buds the most.

Tips for Making the Best Roasted Red Potatoes

You can prep the potatoes ahead of time and roast them about half an hour before you're ready to serve dinner.

To keep your potatoes from becoming soggy, serve them right away.

Use any herbs you like to season your potatoes. Rosemary, dill, oregano, and basil are all tasty options.

You can jazz up your roasted potatoes with shallots, cheddar cheese, chives, peppers, bacon, or sausage.

Heat the pan in the oven before cooking the potatoes – this will help them cook better and make them even crispier.

Don't overcrowd the baking dish.

For even tastier potatoes, you can use butter instead of olive oil or do a mixture of the two.

For ultra-tender on the inside, crispy on the outside potatoes, try parboiling the potatoes for 5 minutes.

How to Store Roasted Red Potatoes

Keep leftover roasted red potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy within 5 days. To reheat, bake them for 5 to 8 minutes at 350°F or warm them in a skillet.

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How to Make Roasted Red Potatoes

Preheat your oven to 400F. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.

Place the potatoes, olive oil, garlic, parmesan, thyme, salt, and pepper in the baking dish. Toss to combine.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping once halfway through cooking. Garnish with parsley and serve.


Use a 9×13-inch baking dish to roast your potatoes.

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