These roasted red potatoes are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and coated in a delicious combination of garlic, herbs and Parmesan cheese. They’re the perfect dish to serve alongside chicken, beef, pork, or fish.
You’ll need just 45 minutes to make these restaurant-quality roasted red potatoes. They’re sure to become a family favorite!
What Are Red Potatoes?
Red potatoes feature a thin, red-colored skin. The flesh is waxy and firm. Because of the firm texture, red potatoes hold their shape well. They’re a good choice for roasting, baking, salads, soups, and stews. Red potatoes don’t have to be peeled before cooking.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Italian seasoning
- Parmesan cheese
- baby red potatoes
- fresh chives
(Note: Full recipe is at the bottom of the post)
How to Roast Red Potatoes
- Combine the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Stir and then add the potatoes. Toss to coat.
- In a single layer, spread the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake at 400°F for 35-40 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve.
Tips and Tricks
- This recipe uses baby red potatoes. If you’re using larger potatoes, cut them into smaller, evenly-sized pieces.
- If you can’t find red potatoes, fingerling or Yukon gold potatoes can be used instead.
- Make this dish your own by using different spices. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat, or try seasonings like onion powder, paprika, or thyme.
- Spread the potatoes into one layer. This will help them crisp up as they roast.
- Use freshly shredded Parmesan for the best flavor.
Are Red Potatoes A Good Choice For Roasting?
Yes. Because of their firm waxy texture, red potatoes are a great choice for roasting. They hold their shape well, crisp up beautifully, and you don’t have to remove their thin skin before cooking.
How Long Do You Roast Red Potatoes?
These red potatoes are roasted in a 400°F oven for 35-40 minutes. They’re tender on the inside and delightfully crisp and golden brown on the outside.
How To Serve Roasted Red Potatoes
These potatoes are versatile and can be served with just about anything. They’re the perfect side dish to meat, seafood, or poultry, can be served alongside egg dishes, and are great with burgers, sausages, or hot dogs.
How To Store Roasted Red Potatoes
Leftovers should be cooled to room temperature, placed in an airtight container, and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can You Freeze Roasted Red Potatoes?
Yes. Freeze the cooled leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to 4 months. Leftovers should be defrosted in the fridge overnight before reheating.
How To Reheat Roasted Red Potatoes
The best way to reheat roasted red potatoes is in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Heat for 10-15 minutes until hot. The foil can be removed for the last few minutes to help the potatoes crisp up. You can also reheat the potatoes on the stovetop in a skillet over medium-low heat, or in the microwave at reduced power until hot.
Mix things up by trying different seasonings or ingredients. Here are some ideas:
- Make these potatoes extra cheesy by adding a handful of shredded cheddar or mozzarella during the last 5 minutes of roasting time.
- Toss in veggies like chopped zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, or red onion.
- Garnish with fresh chopped thyme, rosemary, oregano, or parsley instead of chives.
- Make this meal the main course by adding cooked sausage, meatballs, or leftover chicken.
Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes halved
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Stir and then add the potatoes. Toss to coat.
- In a single layer, spread the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, for 35-40 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve.
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