Roasted Red Potatoes

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Roasted red potatoes are a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with just about everything. This recipe for crispy roasted potatoes is incredibly easy to make. As a result, you can serve them for any meal of the day!

Two of our most popular recipes are potatoes….baked potatoes and roasted potatoes. Because we love potatoes so much, we wanted to focus on roasted red potatoes…our favorite potato to use in many of our recipes!

In this post we’ll teach you how to get crispy skin, soft inside and amazing flavor on roasted potatoes. The perfect temperature and just the right amount of time to leave you with a side dish your kids will love.

roasted red potatoes on a pan with a spatula

Are red potatoes good for roasting?

Red potatoes are in the “waxy” potato family, meaning they have a thin skin and are lower in starch than their cousin, the russet potato. As a result, they hold their shape well when they are cooked, making them the perfect choice for potato salad and potato soup.

While it may be true that starchier potato varieties roast up crispier,  it IS possible to make roasted red potatoes that come out crispy and delicious.

Are red potatoes better for you?

All potato varieties offer healthy nutrients and when eaten in moderation, can be part of a healthy diet. Even better news is, half of the fiber found in potatoes comes from the skin. In addition to fiber, the skin of red potatoes is packed with healthy nutrients.

Red potatoes are very healthy! A few health benefits of red potatoes:

  • more potassium than a banana
  • fat-free
  • cholesterol-free
  • naturally gluten-free
  • a ½ cup serving provides 45 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.

Should you wash red potatoes before roasting?

Yes. You should always wash fruits and vegetables before you cook them.

Should you peel red potatoes before roasting?

Please do not peel your potatoes before making the roasted red potatoes recipe. If you peel the potatoes, you will lose a lot of their health benefits.

Instead, use a vegetable scrubber and a little cool water to remove any dirt or debris from the potatoes. Thoroughly dry the potatoes off after washing. If the potatoes are wet, the skin won’t become crispy during roasting.

diced potatoes on a cutting board with seasonings

What seasonings are best for potatoes?

You can really use any seasonings you’d like on potatoes. We’ve done a combination of cumin and chili powder for a little extra spice….a sprinkling of garlic salt and onion powder…or savory spices such as rosemary, oregano, basil and thyme.

The potatoes we show here are Italian flavored potatoes with Italian seasoning. Toss and sprinkle the potatoes with any dried herbs you’d like.

Tips for making the best roasted red potatoes

Follow these tips to make crispy roasted potatoes that everyone will love:

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the potatoes before dicing them.
  2. To assure even cooking, dice the potatoes into cubes as close in size as possible.
diced potatoes on a pan with seasonings
  1. Don’t overdo the oil. All you need is a light coating of olive oil to allow the Italian seasoning to stick.
  2. If the potatoes aren’t crispy enough for your liking, you can place them under a broiler for a few minutes. To prevent them from burning, be sure to watch them closely.
overhead view of roasted red potatoes

What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes

how to make roasted red potatoes
how to make roasted red potatoes

Roasted Red Potatoes

4.69 from 142 votes
Roasted red potatoes are a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with just about everything. This recipe for crispy roasted potatoes is incredibly easy to make. 
Servings 4
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 450ºF. These work best if you bake them on a dark baking sheet. They get nice and crispy that way!
  • Place diced potatoes in a large bowl and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Season with Italian seasoning, parsley flakes, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer on a greased rimmed dark baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, stirring halfway through. Potatoes are done when they are golden brown and crispy on the outside and fork-tender.
  • If you’d like the potatoes a little more golden brown, place them under the broiler for just a minute or two. Watch them closely!
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Rewarm in the microwave or in the air fryer.



**Each ½ cup serving is 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle points.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 4, with 1 serving being ¼ of the potatoes. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 29
Keyword crispy roasted potatoes, roasted red potatoes, roasted vegetables

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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4 years ago

5 stars
I put the cut up potatoes in a plastic food bag , add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and seasoning seal up bag and mix. Just pour into roasting pan and fill th rest of the directions 1 less pan tp clean.

4 years ago

5 stars
Oh my gosh…will never buy in a box again…this was so easy and the best flavor by far. Thank you and this will be my go to recipe for life! Thank you so much!

Tonee Erickson
4 years ago

5 stars
These were delicious! I usually throw assorted spices on them but like the Italian spice better. Thanks!!

3 years ago

5 stars
I love this recipe! I’ve made these potatoes 3 times but I still can’t prevent them from sticking to the pan. I generously oil the pan with olive oil and drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and the seasonings. Any suggestions?

Laran McCullough
3 years ago

5 stars
Roasted some on the grill with your recipe and they turned out amazing. Thank you

3 years ago

5 stars
Great recipe. Quick and easy. A family favorite!

Can I do these in a Pyrex baking dish instead of a
1 year ago

Can I do these in a Pyrex baking dish instead of a pan

2 years ago

This looks like a great recipe! I do have a question though. If you are using the little red potatoes, does it make a difference to the cook time or temperature of the oven? I don’t want to burn my little potatoes at 450 degrees F!

Also, do you boil your potatoes before putting them on the tray? If so, how long do you boil them for, and does boiling affect the amount of time that they should stay in the oven?


3 years ago

Are they supposed to be soft? I am doing mine currently at 400. So far a total of 35 minutes.

Katherine A Dietz
3 years ago

What meats should I serve these with?

Wanda Torres
3 years ago

5 stars
My favorite is roasted garlic

3 years ago

5 stars
These are restaurant quality!!

3 years ago

OMG—we loved these potatoes! My new go-to recipe for entertaining

Dana Johnson
3 years ago

Can I use small white potatoes?

3 years ago

5 stars
These were great! I added a few shakes of chili powder to the recipe. My husband devoured these.