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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

This Oven Roasted Red Potatoes recipe is a fool-proof recipe that's simple and delicious. These are great for weeknight dinners and holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Soaking Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 150kcal
Cost: $2.53


  • baking sheet
  • small bowl
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • Colander
  • Measuring spoons
  • large bowl


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

TOPPING (optional):

  • grated Parmesan cheese



  • Rinse the potatoes and cut them in half (quartered them if they’re on the large side).
  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and cover them with water. Let them sit in the water for 30-60 minutes.


  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 375 degrees F.


  • Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Spread the potatoes into an even layer.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and use your hands to coat them in oil.
  • In a small bowl, stir together fresh herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the herb mixture over the potatoes and use your hands to coat the potatoes.


  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender and the edges of the potatoes have the desired amount of browning/caramelization on them.


  • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese (if using) and serve.



If you don't have the fresh herbs that you need for this recipe, then you can use dried herbs. Use 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary. 


Serving: 0.33pound | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg