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4.88 from 8 votes

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 187kcal
Cost: £1 / $1


  • Suitably Sized Oven Tray
  • Large Mixing Bowl & Spatula
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 390F/200C and place a suitably tray in there to get nice and hot.
  • Meanwhile, slice your potatoes in half and combine in a bowl with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy with fresh parsley!



a) EXTRA crispy potatoes - I use olive oil for its 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. At this heat the herbs might slightly char, so do keep that in mind.
b) Can I sub Dried Herbs? - I much prefer fresh herbs for this recipe, I find that dry herbs don't really infuse the potatoes as well in the short amount of time they're cooking. If you were to use dry herbs I recommend half the amount of fresh (i.e 1/2 tsp rosemary & thyme).
c) Parsley - Try not to think of this as just garnish, it adds a burst of fresh flavour to the potatoes. As this is garnish, dried parsley is not suitable here.
d) 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.
e) Calories - Based on divided between 4 people with 1 tbsp of parsley to garnish.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.19g | Protein: 3.77g | Fat: 5.27g | Saturated Fat: 0.758g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.619g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.713g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 1.43g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.6mg