Best Roasted Red Potatoes
Traditional Side Dish Recipe

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  • 1 Hour 19 Minutes
  • Serves 3
  • Easy
  • 350º Heat
Best Roasted Red Potatoes

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
12 Red Potatoes about 1.5 pounds
2 medium Green Onion with tops
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Rosemary
2 teaspoons crumbled Dried Rosemary
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Nutritional information for Best Roasted Red Potatoes

Saturated Fat

Roasted red Potatoes are one of the world's favorite side-dish. The recipe doesn't need to be complex to be great, you only need the right ingredients and simple steps to follow. Try my recipe and you'll see.

Did you Know?

Potatoes are among the most environmentally friendly vegetables. They’re easy to grow and don’t require massive amounts of fertilizer and chemical additives to thrive as many other vegetables do.


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Steps for Best Roasted Red Potatoes

2 Minutes

Prepare the red potatoes

Heat the oven to 350º. Scrub the red potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush to remove all the dirt.

30 Second

Prepare the green onions

Peel and slice the green onions.

1 Minute

Coat the red potatoes with oil

Place the potatoes in the ungreased pan. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes, and turn potatoes so all sides are coated.

30 Seconds

Sprinkle the onions and rosemary over

Sprinkle the onions and rosemary over the potatoes, and stir the potatoes.

1 Hour 15 Minutes

Place into the oven and roast them

Bake uncovered about 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the red potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Additional Info for Best Roasted Red Potatoes


Roasted Red Potatoes is part of my favorite Side-Dish Recipes, being simple, very tasty, and having a great flavor thanks to the fresh rosemary ingredient. Don’t search for a very complex roasted red potatoes recipe. Side-dishes need to be simple!


About Roasted Red Potatoes Side-Dish Recipe

Roasted Red potatoes are the simplest side-dish with any type of meat (french fries are also simple, but not with so many benefits). Whether you are cooking fish, turkey, pork, chicken, or beef, adding roasted potatoes as side-dish makes your final dish an award-winning. Potato is considered a basic food ingredient because cannot be absent in any cuisine of the world. Roast potatoes can be served as an individual preparation along with cheese, mozzarella or a salad. Easy to prepare (some devices help you peel potatoes easily), the potato-based recipes are the most used for side-dishes. When shopping, search for medium-large red potatoes and make sure to examine each one of them. 


Adding the rosemary to the baking pan along with green onions (with tops) and a bit of olive or vegetable oil makes the roasted red potatoes divine. This recipe is very simple, yet tasty. If you like it..or not… leave a review. But I’m sure you’ll cook again following my steps in this recipe.


The History of Roast Potatoes

The Inca Indians (Peru) were the first to cultivate potatoes (8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C). In 1536, Spanish Conquistadors conquered Peru, were impressed by the flavor of the potatoes, and brought the vegetable back to Europe. In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.


According to, in the mid-19th century, roasted potatoes were sold on the streets by hawkers during the autumn and winter months. In London, it was estimated that some 10 tons of baked potatoes were sold each day by this method.


Notes and Tips

  1. Essential Equipment: baking pan, such as 8- or 9-inch square or 13 × 9-inch rectangle pan.
  2. Most small red potatoes are about 2 inches in diameter. If they are much bigger, cut them in half so they will roast more quickly.
  3. Leftover roasted potatoes can be cut into pieces and panfried for quickly fried potatoes. To panfry, cook potato pieces in a small amount of oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.

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Susan Anne Dale

Hello there, I’m Susan Anne Dale | Mother, Wife, Cook, Entrepreneur. I do not remember exactly when I started to cook, but now I cannot imagine life without the magic of this wonderful art. I hope you will enjoy my recipes written in a modern cooking style.

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