If you’re looking for an easy and flavorful potato side dish, look no further! My easy oven-roasted potatoes are flavor-packed with thyme, parsley, garlic and a touch of parmesan cheese. They pair well with just about any main entrée – beef, chicken, lamb, pork and seafood! It’s my go-to potato recipe for hosting dinners, grilled or roasted meats and everyday meals! This 30-minute potato recipe is always a hit for dinner! Plus, you can season them with your favorite spices and herbs, too!
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What Type of Potatoes Can I Use?
I love to prepare this oven-roasted potato recipe using baby potatoes the most! Baby potatoes are sweeter and have thin, delicate skin that doesn’t need to be peeled, making them perfect for this recipe. Some of my other favorites are fingerling potatoes and purple/pink/red potatoes. You can even use regular, large potatoes for this recipe. I recommend peeling the skin on those if you want to use them.
For my video recipe, I prepared 2 pounds of baby potatoes but you can use this recipe for any amount, just increase the seasonings.
What Type of Seasonings to Use?
What makes this recipe so great is that you can prepare it with just about any combination of spices and herbs! For my video recipe, I went with a classic combination of fresh thyme (super aromatic), garlic powder and parsley. You can adjust this recipe to pair with your main entrée, too. For example, if I’m making my Lemon Herb Cedar Plank Salmon, I like to sprinkle fresh dill over the roasted potatoes before serving. Here are some more seasonings to try: smoked paprika (my favorite), basil, rosemary, oregano, onion powder, chipotle chili.
Once my potatoes are done, I garnish them with more parsley, fresh thyme and a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese. The cheese adds a bit of saltiness and more flavor!
How to Prepare Roasted Potatoes
Making these oven-roasted potatoes is a breeze! First, I cut my baby potatoes into smaller pieces – into quarters for larger potatoes and in halves for smaller ones. If you’re using large potatoes, first peel the skin and then chop into smaller pieces. Before adding my seasonings, I drizzle the potatoes with melted butter and oil. These will not only add flavor but also help the spices stick to the potatoes. Then, I spread the seasoned potatoes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Easy, Baking Method
Whenever I enter my kitchen to cook, the first thing I do is preheat the oven if I plan to bake. A preheated oven is key for everything! For this recipe, I set my oven to 450F – a nice, high temperature so the potatoes cook quickly. I cover my potatoes with foil to keep the heat and moisture trapped inside, which cooks the potatoes faster. I bake the potatoes at 450F, covered, for about 18 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. I then remove the foil and turn on the broiler for 6 to 10 minutes. The broiler will give the potatoes a golden, crispy skin on the outside! Keep the potatoes under the broiler until they’re the desired color.
This oven-roasted potato recipe goes so well with just about anything! Beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, seafood – you name it, these potatoes are a great side dish! Here are some recipes for you to try these with:
- Roasted Rack of Lamb – the juiciest lamb chops seasoned with garlic and herbs, plus tzatziki sauce and a cucumber tomato salad!
- Beef Filet Mignon Dinner – replace my parmesan mashed potatoes with these oven-roasted potatoes for a new twist!
- Grilled Ribeye Steak – another fantastic steak recipe, with chimichurri sauce! Try adding rosemary to the potatoes for even more flavor.
- Lemon Herb Cedar Plank Salmon – zesty and delicious salmon prepared on a cedar plank. Finish the roasted potatoes with fresh dill!
- Grilled Chimichurri Chicken – you’ll love these potatoes with this juicy and flavorful chicken recipe! Top the potatoes with fresh cilantro for a great pairing.
- Ginger Garlic Lamb Chops – prepared with a savory ginger garlic teriyaki sauce; the potatoes will be a great addition!
Enjoyed this delicious side dish recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes – the best recipe for classic mashed potatoes, with tons of butter and cream!
- Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes – you’ll want these simple and delicious sweet potatoes with everything!
- Loaded Bacon, Garlic & Herb Potatoes – these potatoes are perfect for a backyard barbecue! Loaded with so much flavor!
- Butter & Thyme Mashed Sweet Potatoes – if you love sweet potatoes, you’ll love this recipe flavorful sweet potato mash!
- Pan-Seared Garlic Baby Potatoes – another one of my favorites! These pan-seared potatoes are crispy, golden and delicious with fresh pressed garlic.
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Easy, Oven-Roasted Potatoes Recipe (video)
- 2 lbs baby potatoes
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 to 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Prepare the potatoes next. Give them a quick rinse under cold water, then cut larger potatoes into wedges and smaller potatoes in half. If using regular sized potatoes, peel the skin first, then cut into smaller pieces.
- Place the sliced potatoes into a large mixing bowl and pour the melted butter and olive oil over the top. Season the potatoes generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the parsley, thyme and garlic powder. Use a spatula to toss the potatoes until they’re well coated.
- Some other seasonings to try: smoked paprika (my favorite), basil, rosemary, oregano, onion powder, chipotle chili.
- Spread the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet and arrange the potatoes with the open/cut side facing up. Cover the pan tightly with a large sheet of foil.
- Bake the potatoes in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Remove the foil and turn on the broiler. Broil the potatoes for 6 to 10 minutes, or until they’re golden brown. Toss the potatoes with a spatula and then broil again for a few minutes.
- Dress the potatoes with fresh parsley, thyme and parmesan cheese before serving.
- Based on the main entrée, you can also add fresh dill, basil or rosemary to the potatoes.
- This recipe serves 5 to 6 people; simply increase the ingredient amounts for more servings.