Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Red Potatoes

5 from 15 reviews

Tasty Roasted Red Potatoes are made simply with minced garlic, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and Italian Parsley.   Enjoy these delicious spuds with grilled steak, roasted chicken, smoked pork, or baked fish.


  • 2 lbs small red potatoes sliced in half
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, and Italian parsley)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and onion powder. Stir or toss to coat. Don’t wash the bowl that you tossed the potatoes in, as you are going to use it again. 
  3. Spread the potatoes cut side down on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Leave some room between them for the heat to flow. Roast for 25-30 minutes. Using a large spatula remove the potatoes from the baking sheet and place them in the bowl with any residual oil. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the fresh herb mixture. 
  4. Gently pour them back onto the baking sheet. Turn them cut side up and place them back in the oven for about 10 minutes or until fork tender and golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining fresh herbs. For best results, serve promptly. 


  • This recipe works well with small red potatoes or small Yukon Gold Potatoes.
  • Fresh herbs are the stars here. You can use dried herbs, but fresh herbs really take this recipe over the top. I like a mixture of fresh parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper so your potatoes do not stick and they brown perfectly.
  • For the first phase of cooking, arrange them on the baking sheet cut side down for the best golden potatoes. For the second phase of cooking, arrange them cut side up.
  • Spread your potatoes with enough room for the heat of the oven to get between the potatoes and brown them nicely.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

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