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!
Baby Red Potatoes Recipe
I make a lot of dishes routinely, but this one Roasted Baby Red Potatoes 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.
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 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.
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 is 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.
Here's what you will need to make these 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.
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 for baby red potatoes:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
- Cut your baby red potatoes in half.
- In a large bowl toss the potatoes in olive oil, garlic, and herbs. Pour the potatoes onto a baking sheet.
- Roast the baby red potatoes until they are tender. It should take about 20-25 minutes.
- Serve immediately!
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. This recipe will actually work for any type of potato just cut them into even-sized bites for roasting.
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!
Can you Make this Ahead of Time?
Yes, although roasted vegetables do tastes best right out of the oven. If you do make it ahead of time, I'd warm it up in the oven for best results.
How do you store leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
These Roasted Baby Red Potatoes are Healthy!
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.
Make it a Meal:
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.
More Potato Recipes to Love:
- 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Rosemary Lemon Red Potatoes
- Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes
- Healthy Honey Mashed Potatoes
- Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
- 1 pound baby red potatoes, cut in half (about 5 cups)
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ¼ 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.
- Serve warm as a side dish.
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Juli Meyers says
Those look perfectly golden and I LOVE the little white casserole dish they are in.
I absolutely love a good roast potato and this recipe sounds really amazing and it looks a real treat. Delicious ! ????????
Brian Jones says
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 😮
This recipe looks delish! My husband loves potatoes and I know he would love this recipe!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
Red potatoes are the hubs favorite, I will have to give these a try.
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
Roasted potatoes are my favorite! I need to try your spice combo on them though since I haven't done those before.
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
Cassandra @PoweredByBling says
Roasted potatoes with rosemary are one of my go-to side dishes. Thanks for linking up with us today!
Pragati // Simple Medicine says
This looks easy to put together and delicious! I think baby potatoes are the BEST.
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.
Tina muir says
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 🙂
Susanna-Zealous Mom says
These look delicious! I have a similar recipe. So yummy.
Miz Helen says
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!
Thanks Miz Helen! I'm hoping to grow some this year.
Love your link up. Thanks for doing it!
Beverley Cheng says
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.
Me too! Sometimes I forget about the simplest of dishes!
The Better Baker says
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. =)
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 🙂
I love roasted potatoes (especially with that awesome combination of herbs)! <3
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
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!
You can't go wrong really!
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
These look delicious! We roast potatoes pretty often, but I haven't tried this exact combo yet! Yummy!!
Thanks Sarah! I hope you enjoy it!
Mary Jean Henson says
Yummy!Love this recipe!
Thanks Mary Jean!
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
Awesome! Let me know how they turn out!
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.
Thank you so much Linda. I really appreciate it.
Jess @hellotofit says
Baby vegetables rock my world. Their taste tends to be bolder, I think 🙂 great recipe!
I agree! And they are cute 🙂
I could eat only roasted potatoes for the rest of my life and die happy!
Me too! Yummy!
These look delicious! Those crispy edges are always the best part! The potatoes sound so good with all the herbs and garlic!
Thanks Maria! Thanks for stopping by today.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
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
True! So glad you like them.
Dan Steadman says
love roasted potatoes in any form!
Me too! Thanks Dan!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
We have been doing lots of roasted potatoes too lately. So good and so easy. Thanks for linking up!
Thanks Deborah! So yummy!
Heather @Fit n Cookies says
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 🙂
Me too 🙂 SO yummy!
Blane Sherer says
Certainly still thinking about you and your hubs about Reina.
I know working from home must be difficult for you right now.
Thanks so much Blane. It gets a little easier each day.