Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, these roasted red potatoes are a staple dish in any lunch or dinner. The garlic, Parmesan, and chives elevate these potatoes to another level.
Red-skinned potatoes are perfect for roasting because they hold their shape really well. And, as we all know, roasted potatoes go with everything. Whether you’re planning to make a pot roast or some tasty stuffed pork chops for dinner, these roasted red potatoes will be an amazing accompaniment.
This side dish takes under an hour to prepare, so you can work on the rest of your dinner while they roast away. I would recommend making extras too, because you never know when you need to come up with a side dish in a pinch and because these potatoes are so versatile, you can stick them on a plate with just about anything!
Why You Will Love This Recipe //
- These potatoes get nice and soft on the inside and crispy, golden brown on the outside.
- The combination of the potatoes with the garlic and Parmesan is amazing, then paired with the fresh chives really takes it to the next level.
- It is the perfect side dish for almost any main.
- One of the easiest recipes out there, with most of the cooking time being hands off.
- 3 lb red-skinned potatoes, washed
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup Parmesan, grated
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- ½ stick butter, cut into squares
- 2 tbsp chives, chopped
How to Make Roasted Red Potatoes // The Steps
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Step 2: Cut your potatoes in quarters if you have large potatoes or in halves if they are small, making sure they are all a similar size so that they cook at the same time.
Step 3: Toss the potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, salt, and pepper until they are coated all over.
Step 4: Spread the coated potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer, lay squares of butter on top, and then place in the oven to roast for 35-40 minutes or until soft all the way through and a little crispy on the outside.
Step 5: Sprinkle with the chives and serve.
There are a number of ingredients you can roast your red potatoes in, so feel free to add or substitute them to elevate the flavors. A few ideas are: rosemary, thyme, paprika, cumin, chili powder, lemon juice, sage, dill, and onion powder.
You can also use Yukon gold potatoes if you aren’t able to find red-skinned potatoes at your grocery store, just be sure to cut them up into smaller pieces.
Serving Suggestions //
These roasted red potatoes seriously go with just about anything. Try them with the following dishes for a mouthwatering dinner that will please the whole table.
- Steak and potatoes: Swap out the potatoes in this recipe for these roasted red potatoes for a simple and easy dinner. You may want to double up this recipe (or make half of the roasted red potatoes).
- Grilled lobster tails: Roasted potatoes go incredibly well with these lobster tails and come together quickly. Reserve some of the butter to drizzle over your roasted red potatoes at the end.
- Grilled salmon: There’s nothing quite like a crispy piece of salmon with vegetables and roasted red potatoes. This is a classic dish that works well any day of the week.
- Oven baked lamb chops: The flavors of these lamb chops with these roasted potatoes are to die for. Incorporate some veggies, like asparagus, Brussel sprouts, or carrots and you’ll have a rich and hearty dinner!
This dish is definitely best served straight away for the potatoes and parmesan to be crispy, they tend to get rubbery after a little while. But if you have extras, reheating them in the oven and turning on the broiler on low for a couple of minutes at the end can revive them. Leftovers are also great mixed with mayonnaise to make a potato salad.
Make sure they are in a single layer when you cook them, or make sure that you turn them at least twice during the cooking time to make sure they are all getting the same heat from the bottom and top. You’ll also want to make sure that they are cut to a very similar size so they cook evenly.
Absolutely! Yukon or fingerling potatoes are great substitutes for this recipe, just be sure to cut them into even, small pieces.
How to Store Roasted Red Potatoes //
You can keep your roasted red potatoes in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just make sure you seal them in a plastic bag or container to keep them fresh.
Reheat your potatoes from room temperature (defrosted in the fridge overnight and left out for about 20 minutes on the day). You can stick them in a single layer on a baking pan and in a 350° F oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until they sizzle and are warmed through. You could also microwave them for a couple of minutes if you don’t mind them being a little soggy. Hint: they’ll still taste incredible!