Roasted Baby Potatoes

These Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes are the perfect side dish to practically anything. So quick and easy to make, whilst absolutely bursting with flavour!

This is the perfect recipe for when you’re on the hunt for a quick, easy and delicious side dish to add to your meal. Because who doesn’t love crispy herby roasted potatoes!?

A tray of halved roasted baby potatoes, focus on one with a fork stabbed in

Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes

Potatoes lend themselves so beautifully to herbs, and this recipe is not exception. Sure, roast potatoes are great, but without the herbs they just ain’t complete.

For this recipe the baby potatoes are roasted in fresh rosemary and thyme, then garnished with parsley.

Fresh herbs are definitely more suited for this recipe than dried herbs.

How to Roast Baby Potatoes

  1. Slice Baby Potatoes in half.
  2. Add olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix until evenly combined.
  4. Space out cut side down on a piping hot oven tray.
  5. Roast in the oven.

Easy as that!

how to roast baby potatoes - 5 step by step photos

Crispy Baby Potatoes

Okay, let’s talk crispiness.

As soon as the bowl of roast potatoes are served, all eyes are trying to track down the crispiest potato. We all know it. As such, I’ve comprised a few tips to getting these beauties nice and crispy

Tips for getting Crispy Baby Potatoes

  • Half them – A general rule of thumb is the smaller the potato is sliced, whether it’s fried, roasted or deep-fried, the crispier it will be. Whole roasted baby potatoes are much harder to get totally crispy. Also, halved baby potatoes work perfectly for the next tip.
  • Piping hot oven tray – Getting the oven tray nice and toasty in the oven before hand will give you a head start. Also, when you place the potatoes cut side down on the oven tray they come out gorgeously crispy!
  • Spread them out – Potatoes, like most veg, have a high water content. If you cram them all on a tray they are simply going to steam instead of roast. Give the potatoes some room, they’re divas.

For this recipe I use olive oil as it adds gorgeous flavour. Olive oil has a fairly low smoking point, so temperature wise I roast at 390f/200c, which works perfectly. For extra crispy potatoes consider using an oil such as vegetable or sunflower oil and roasting at 425f/220c. I personally am just not willing to sacrifice the flavour of oil. up to you!

overhead shot of the crispy bottom half of a baby potato with a full tray blurred in the background

And there we have it! Crispy roasted baby potatoes.

When they’re done just give them a good dusting of parsley. Try not to think of this as just garnish, it adds an extra layer of flavour.

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A bowl of roasted baby potatoes with fresh parsley sprinkled on top

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How to make Roasted Baby Potatoes (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 5 votes
A tray of halved roasted baby potatoes, focus on one with a fork stabbed in
Roasted Baby Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes are the perfect side dish to practically anything. So quick and easy to make, whilst absolutely bursting with flavour!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Roasted Baby Potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Chris Collins
Ingredients
  • 1.6lbs / 750g Baby Potatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Fresh Rosemary, finely diced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme, finely diced
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley, to serve
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 390f/200c and place a suitably tray in there to get nice and hot.

  2. Meanwhile, slice your potatoes in half and combine in a bowl with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.

  3. When the tray is piping hot, take it out and place potatoes cut side down. Place back in the oven for 20mins or until nice and crispy.

  4. Enjoy with fresh parsley!

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) EXTRA crispy potatoes - I use olive oil for it's flavour, but it starts to smoke at a higher temperature than 390f/200c. If you want to sacrifice the flavour, consider using vegetable/sunflower oil and roasting at 425f/220c for a little extra crispiness.

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b) Parsley - Try not to think of this as just garnish, it adds a burst of fresh flavour to the potatoes.

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c) Space them out - Make sure you don't cram them together on the tray, otherwise they will simply steam instead of roast. Use two trays if needed. Either way make sure the tray is definitely piping hot and the potatoes and placed face down.

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d) Calories - Based on divided between 4 people with 1 tbsp of parsley to garnish.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Baby Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.27g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.758g 4%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.619g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.713g
Sodium 302mg 13%
Potassium 777mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 32.19g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
Sugars 1.43g
Protein 3.77g 8%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 3%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Heidy L. McCallum
    May 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Great recipe, made it for date night. Hubby loved them

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 19, 2019 at 10:59 am

      So glad they were enjoyed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Natalie
    May 18, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    WOW these potatoes looks so crunchy and yummy! I have to try this recipe soon!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 19, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Thank you! You totally should! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    May 18, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Now this is a perfect side for dinner! So well seasoned. YUM!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Shanika ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Amy | The Cook Report
    May 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    These look perfectly crispy, what a great side dish!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Amy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    May 19, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Made these last night with some burgers and my kids said these were the best tasting potatoes they’ve ever had! And for picky eaters, that is a BIG deal!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

      So glad to hear they were a hit Sara! ๐Ÿ™‚

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