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Simple Recipe for Roasting Baby Potatoes

Roasting baby potatoes is super easy, you don’t have to pass a lot of work, and they are full of flavor. Roasting is quite simple and is one of the best ways to make exquisite new potato recipes. Cooking enjoyable meals doesn’t have to be a chore. You will learn how you can roast baby potatoes with little effort resulting in an appetizing meal for lunch or dinner.

Anyone that eats the food is going to think you just spent hours figuring out how to make it taste that good. Fortunately for you, it's way easier. It is not only about the mere action of roasting; the ingredients can make or break the recipe as well. Roasting with the right seasonings allows you to turn an ordinary dish into a meal that is going to be remembered. Furthermore, you can use the roasted potatoes as a full meal or part of it, if is required.

Roasting baby potatoes is so much fun and it will delight everybody. They are going to love the scrumptiousness, golden appearance, crunchy texture, and of course, their unmatched flavor.

Red roasted baby potato

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

Servings: around 2 meals (or about 3 side dishes)



  • 10 baby potatoes (you can use the Russet, Yukon gold or red potato varieties)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 5 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • a pinch of dried thyme
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)


  1. Fill a medium sized saucepan with water and let it boil.

    Water boiling in the stove

  2. Next, rinse the potatoes carefully and place them in the boiling water with some salt. You should let them in the water for around 24 minutes.

    Boiling red potatoes

  3. Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
  4. Meanwhile, get a small container and add the olive oil, paprika, rosemary, thyme and the crushed garlic. Mix them well.

    Herbs in olive oil

  5. Remove the potatoes from the water and place them on a large plate. Wait for them to cool off for a bit. Use a masher and press slightly each one of them.

    Pressed baby potatoes

  6. Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes. Make sure that each potato gets a nice coat. (You can use a basting brush to make it easier.) Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

  7. Take a roasting pan (or baking sheet) and grease it. Put all the potatoes over the sheet in organized rows.

  8. Bake them for an hour at 400°F (204°C). Move them around every 20 minutes and check them for a golden appearance. As soon as you confirm the color and the crispy texture is time to take them out of the oven.

    Roasted potatoes with herbs

This recipe of roasted potatoes is good for any occasion and you won't get enough of them.

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