Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

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Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Baby red potatoes are so tender and delicious. I love to roast them under high heat and toss them with rosemary, thyme, and garlic to create my famous oven roasted baby red potatoes recipe with herbs and garlic. This healthy side-dish is a crowd-pleaser!

Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes in a white baking dish.

I make a lot of dishes routinely, but this one is a favorite.  This is one that I make over and over and I dare say it is famous in my family.  They ask for “THOSE potatoes, please.”  My oven-roasted baby red potatoes with herbs and garlic are simply perfection.

Baby Red Potatoes Recipe

The star of this dish is simple and healthy baby red potatoes.  Sure… you could buy russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, or even standard-sized red potatoes but the specialty BABY red potatoes are just a little more festive in my opinion.  I love for the ones in the netted bags that are small enough to eat in one bite.  I like to cut mine in half for even easier eating.

Here’s my favorite way to cook them!

Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes in a white baking dish.

Why You’ll Love these Oven Roasted Baby Red Potatoes…

Whenever we are cooking a nice dinner on the weekend or company is coming over, I’ll pull this Oven Roasted Baby Red Potatoes recipe out.  It’s one of those tried, true and well-loved dishes.  It’s simple, but that’s where the joy comes.  It’s easy to prepare and nearly everyone loves it.  It the definition of a crowd-pleaser.

The recipe starts with those pretty little baby red potatoes.

You could do this recipe with any size red potatoes and cut them down, but I love buying the special tiny potatoes at the store… tiny baby red potatoes in all their petite glory!

When you cut them in half, they are about the size of a quarter round.

So cuuuuttttteeeeeee!!!!! 

A bag of baby red potatoes.

What you need to make roasted baby red potatoes

  • Baby red potatoes: You can really use any type of potato in this recipe, but I love baby red potatoes for their extra health benefits! They contain fewer calories, carbs, and fiber than Russets, and they even have more Vitamin K and niacin.
  • Olive oil: Pick a quality olive oil for the best results.  This one is great off Amazon.
  • Spice blend (thyme, rosemary, garlic): These seasonings are a great complement to this dish. I can guarantee no one will be able to turn it down! Plus, they make the potatoes smell so good when they are cooking.  You can also use an Italian seasoning blend if you don’t have all of those handy.
  • Salt and pepper: I use a heavy hand with both salt and pepper for my baby red potatoes.
  • Parsley: Parsley makes the perfect garnish as it adds nice flavor and color to the dish.

How do you roast baby red potatoes in the oven?

A simple toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and my own fabulous spice blend and you are ready.  I roast mine at a high temperature so they cook quickly and get that perfect char on the skins.  It’s really the only way to get them crispy… plus it doesn’t take as long to cook this way!

Here are the step by step instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Cut your baby red potatoes in half.
  3. In a large bowl toss the potatoes in the olive oil, garlic, and herbs.  Pour the potatoes onto a baking sheet.
  4. Roast the baby red potatoes until they are tender.  It should take about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately!

Sliced baby red potatoes in a mixing bowl.

Variations & Pro Tips

  • If you don’t have fresh garlic use garlic powder or salt.
  • I like to sprinkle a little extra garlic salt on my potatoes at the end.  If you love salty, garlicky food… TRY IT!
  • Instead of the individual herbs try an Italian Seasoning blend or Herbs de Provence
  • If you can’t find baby red potatoes you can use regular red potatoes and just cut them into smaller bites.

How long do you cook baby red potatoes?

If you follow my recipe at 450F, you’ll roast the potatoes for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and soft. The high temperature cooks them quickly and gives them a nice crispy skin!

How do you know when baby red potatoes are done?

The potatoes are done when tender. You can test this by piercing the potato with a fork, knife, or skewer. If the utensil easily slides in, the potatoes are done.

Do you have to peel baby red potatoes?

Nope! In fact, I recommend leaving the peels on as they have a beautiful crispy texture after baking, and they pack extra nutrients too!

Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes in a white baking dish.

This oven-roasted baby red potatoes recipe is little bites of carb-y heaven!  I seriously don’t know why the spud gets a bad rep… because these are incredible.  Potatoes are low-calorie, full of potassium, vitamin C, AND a good source of vitamin B6… so you can enjoy these knowing good stuff is going in your body.

Serve these bites with my Lemon Salmon with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce and Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli for one delicious meal.

I hope you enjoy this family recipe! As always, I’d love to hear what you think.

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Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes in a white baking dish.

Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Baby red potatoes are so tender and delicious. I love to roast them under high heat and toss them with garlic and herbs to create my famous oven-roasted baby red potatoes with herbs and garlic. They are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 97 kcal


  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, cut in half (about 5 cups)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • cooking spray
  • garnish: fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray
  • Toss the potatoes, olive oil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Make sure all of the potatoes are covered well.
  • Pour on to cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and soft.


I used very small baby red potatoes. When you cut them in half they are about the size of a quarter round. If your potatoes are larger, you might want to quarter them.


Calories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 516mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Roasted Baby Potatoes
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By | 2020-10-14T12:05:36-04:00 October 10th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes|55 Comments


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  7. Juli Meyers February 23, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Those look perfectly golden and I LOVE the little white casserole dish they are in.

  8. Ramona February 23, 2018 at 3:02 am - Reply

    I absolutely love a good roast potato and this recipe sounds really amazing and it looks a real treat. Delicious ! ????????

  9. Brian Jones February 23, 2018 at 2:13 am - Reply

    You cannot beat roasted potatoes, the perfect side for just about anything and to be honest I could just munch on them on their own 😮

  10. Erinn February 22, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    This recipe looks delish! My husband loves potatoes and I know he would love this recipe!

  11. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups February 22, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Red potatoes are the hubs favorite, I will have to give these a try.

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real February 22, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Roasted potatoes are my favorite! I need to try your spice combo on them though since I haven’t done those before.

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  15. Miz Helen April 18, 2015 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Cassandra @PoweredByBling April 13, 2015 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Roasted potatoes with rosemary are one of my go-to side dishes. Thanks for linking up with us today!

  18. Pragati // Simple Medicine April 13, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    This looks easy to put together and delicious! I think baby potatoes are the BEST.

  19. Stephanie April 13, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    These potatoes sound divine!!! They would be perfect for a brunch. Our pets are truly family members… So sorry to hear about your beloved Reina.

  20. Tina muir April 13, 2015 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Julie, these sound wonderful! I love red skin potatoes, and this is so simple, yet my mouth is watering even looking at the picture. I bet they are delicious! Thanks so much for linking up 🙂

  21. Susanna-Zealous Mom April 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    These look delicious! I have a similar recipe. So yummy.

  22. Miz Helen April 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    We grow these little reds in our garden and this is the very best way to cook them, we just love them. They look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • JulieWunder April 12, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thanks Miz Helen! I’m hoping to grow some this year.
      Love your link up. Thanks for doing it!

  23. Beverley Cheng April 10, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

    little red potatoes and the besstttttt and so easy to make! A perfect side dish. definitely will make these next week – haven’t had them in ages.

    • JulieWunder April 12, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Me too! Sometimes I forget about the simplest of dishes!

  24. The Better Baker April 10, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

    5 stars
    My oh my! What a beautiful and awesome recipe. We are delighted you shared with us at our Weekend Potluck party. So thrilled to see you linked back too – a Big THANK YOU! Please come back soon and enjoy a wonderful weekend. We live in Ohio, but Asheville is one of our most favorite places in the country. =)

    • JulieWunder April 10, 2015 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Awesome! My Grandparents are in Dayton, so we are up there once a year or so.
      Asheville is a really awesome place and I feel blessed to live here. You should check back Monday because I have some really pretty flower pictures from the Biltmore!
      Thanks again for the link up party! I appreciate the chance to share my recipe 🙂

  25. Farrah April 10, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I love roasted potatoes (especially with that awesome combination of herbs)! <3

  26. Nicole @ Fitful Focus April 9, 2015 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Well these just look delicious! I love have potatoes as a side. They’re easy to make no matter what form you choose and they are just so darn tasty!

  27. Sarah @ Sweet Miles April 9, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    These look delicious! We roast potatoes pretty often, but I haven’t tried this exact combo yet! Yummy!!

  28. Mary Jean Henson April 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Yummy!Love this recipe!

  29. Gingi April 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I think I’m going to make this tonight! I have baby potatoes instead of red potatoes, but I bet it’ll be just as yummy! – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  30. Linda April 9, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Having lost a dog in a similar way I feel your pain and I am really sorry for your loss. They are like children and leaves a big hole in your heart when they are gone.

  31. Jess @hellotofit April 9, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Baby vegetables rock my world. Their taste tends to be bolder, I think 🙂 great recipe!

  32. Annmarie April 9, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I could eat only roasted potatoes for the rest of my life and die happy!

  33. Maria April 9, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

    These look delicious! Those crispy edges are always the best part! The potatoes sound so good with all the herbs and garlic!

  34. Susie @ SuzLyfe April 9, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Beby veg is where it is AT. And there are few things that remind me of my childhood more than a roasted herby red potato. YUM

  35. Dan Steadman April 9, 2015 at 7:55 am - Reply

    love roasted potatoes in any form!

  36. We have been doing lots of roasted potatoes too lately. So good and so easy. Thanks for linking up!

  37. Heather @Fit n Cookies April 9, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    These look so good! I will have to add them to my weekend dinner because I have red potatoes! Mmm! I am all about potatoes lately 🙂

  38. Blane Sherer April 9, 2015 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Certainly still thinking about you and your hubs about Reina.
    I know working from home must be difficult for you right now.

    • JulieWunder April 12, 2015 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Blane. It gets a little easier each day.

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