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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!
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.
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
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.
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:
Thoroughly wash and dry the potatoes before dicing them.
To assure even cooking, dice the potatoes into cubes as close in size as possible.
Don’t overdo the oil. All you need is a light coating of olive oil to allow the Italian seasoning to stick.
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.
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 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.**
These were delicious! I usually throw assorted spices on them but like the Italian spice better. Thanks!!
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.
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!
So good and can use variety of seasonings.
These are delicious! Cooking for myself and my quarantined adult son. These are easy, don’t take too many fresh ingredients and really brightened our day. Thank you!
Ugh. They came out dry. What did I do wrong??
Fantastic. Followed the recipe exactly . They came out great. I was able to make them in my toaster oven. Thanks Julie
Great recipe. Quick and easy. A family favorite!
These were sooo good!!! Everybody loves them. I made a double batch and they were gone🥰
Roasted some on the grill with your recipe and they turned out amazing. Thank you
These were great! I added a few shakes of chili powder to the recipe. My husband devoured these.
Can I use small white potatoes?
OMG—we loved these potatoes! My new go-to recipe for entertaining
These are restaurant quality!!
My favorite is roasted garlic