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Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted red potatoes are my go-to side dish. Savory and crispy on the outside, buttery and soft inside. They are the perfect easy side dish for every meal. 

Roasted potatoes are a classic for a reason. They get rave reviews every time I make them. From both kiddos and adults a like. And not to mention, they are easy which makes them the perfect go-to side dish for busy weeknights.

Roasted red potatoes on a baking sheet.

What you’ll need:

RED POTATOES: Obviously. You can buy regular sized or baby sized. The regular size I recommend cutting into quarters while the baby size should be cut in half.

SEASONINGS: These potatoes are simply seasoned. All you need is salt, pepper, granulated garlic and dried parsley.

AVOCADO OIL: I have been using avocado oil lately because it can stand up to higher smoke points. With that said, if you don’t have any on hand, you could use olive, vegetable or canola.

NONSTICK SPRAY: Despite the oil in on the potatoes, non-stick spray is really needed to make sure that the potatoes don’t stick to the pan so that you can stir them.

How to make roasted potatoes crispy?

DES’ TIPRoast red potatoes at a lower temperature for a tender inside and then broil the last few minutes for a crispy outside. 

I used to think that you had to roast potatoes at a high heat to get them crispy on the outside. But that just usually left me with over done potatoes. Sure they were crispy on the outside, but they were also pretty crispy on the inside. By cooking these potatoes at a lower temperature and then broiling at the end to get the brown outside, you are left with perfectly crispy potatoes outside and fluffy, buttery potatoes inside.

What temperature do you roast red potatoes?

For this recipe you will want to roast the potatoes at 375 degrees. Cook them for 15 minutes, stir them and cook them for another 10 minutes. Finally, to get the perfect crisp, turn on the broiler for just a few minutes. The results are perfection.

Just look at that crispy outside!

Close up of roasted red potatoes.

How do you store and reheat the leftovers?

You can store any leftover potatoes in a sealed container in the refrigerator. To reheat them simply wrap them in aluminum foil and bake them in at 375 until warmed through.

What do you serve alongside?

Whether you are making flat iron steak, fried cod, or salmon with capers, roasted red potatoes are the perfect side dish solution for your dinner. You can even dip them in White BBQ Sauce! Your family will love them and you’ll love how easy they are to make.

 Other Easy Side Dish Recipes:

Note: This Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe was originally posted in 2009. It was updated with new photos, tips and a video in 2020.

Simple Roasted Red Potatoes Collage

Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 21 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 4 - 5 medium red potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Nonstick spray

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2

In a medium bowl add all of the ingredients, except nonstick spray. Stir to combine.

3

Spray a cookie sheet lightly with nonstick spray.

4

Once oven is preheated place the potatoes in a single layer on the cookie sheet and cook on the middle rack.

5

After 15 minutes stir the potatoes, being careful to return them to a single layer and cook for 10 more minutes.

6

After the 10 minutes turn on the broiler and broil until golden brown, usually about 3-5 minutes.

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition information

Calories: 162 , Total Fat: 1.2g , Saturated Fat: 0.3g , Sodium: 595g , Carbohydrates: 35.1g , Fiber: 4.2g , Sugar: 2.3g , Protein: 4.3g

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  • Reply
    Diana
    December 9, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    I made these roasted red potatoes and they came out soooo yummy….the center of the potato was creamy yet the outer portion was golden brown and crispy….I only used olive oil, sea salt and rosemary…..I have made roasted red potatoes before but using your method they were dreamy! Passing this on to my daughter!

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      Deseree
      December 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Yay Diana! I am SO SO happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing :)

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    Edward Nelson
    November 11, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Great things you’ve always shared with us. Just keep writing this kind of posts.

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    Ronda Mitchell
    August 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I made them tonight and absolutely delicious

    • Reply
      Deseree
      August 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      That is great to hear Ronda!

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    jimmy
    August 7, 2019 at 12:24 am

    I love to eat potatoes but I have heard that It become the reason of getting fat?

  • Reply
    Anu Shukla
    July 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Great
    we love your skills,
    keep sharing!

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    cdhpl
    May 8, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Looking very nice roasted potatoes thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    modapkx
    April 29, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I think roasting veggies brings out the BEST flavor! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Olga
    February 25, 2019 at 11:03 am

    This looks tasty! These are absolutely mouth watering! It will quickly disappear in our house, very tasty and flavorful!

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    Brandy @ Nutmeg Nanny
    October 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    This is the perfect side to all my meals!

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    October 2, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Such a perfect side dish!! I can’t wait to give this a try!

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    Abeer
    October 2, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Roasted potatoes dish is the most popular side dish in my family! I love how crispy your potatoes look!

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    Mahy Elamin
    October 2, 2018 at 12:13 am

    This potato looks very tasty! I LOVE how easy and delicious this is! Good idea! Looks very tasty! I am going to make this! This recipe really impresses! I really like! Thank you.

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    October 1, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I think roasting veggies brings out the BEST flavor! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Amanda
    October 1, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    This will always be my favorite side dish, so comforting and tasty!

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    Lindsay Cotter
    March 28, 2018 at 8:08 am

    These roasted red potatoes are a delicious side dish for any meal! Love the crispy outside edges!

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    Jennifer Blake
    March 27, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I love a simple potato recipe. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    March 27, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Roasted potatoes are my favorite way to make potatoes. These are perfectly crispy!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    March 26, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Roasted potatoes is pure comfort for me. My mom used to rock the roasted potatoes. Love your simple version of them!

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    gerry speirs
    March 26, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Love that crispiness on the potatoes.

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    March 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I LOVE roasted potatoes!

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    Suzy
    March 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Mmm these potatoes look perfect!

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    Jennifer Farley
    March 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

    One of my favorite side dishes!

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    Liz
    March 26, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Browned to perfection! Perfect for my spuds loving family!

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    Crystal Stefani
    September 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Wow! These are wonderful! So easy! My husband loved them and hardly likes anything. Thank you for sharing.

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    lucy
    February 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

    roasted potatos

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    Ambrosia Evertsen
    June 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Awesome recipe I ate a lot! I made my husband make some more for my lunch at work!

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      Deseree
      June 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you Ambrosia! I’m glad you liked them :)

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    Alison
    December 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I need these now…so please bring me some…thanks!

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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