These roasted red potatoes are seasoned to perfection and then baked until they are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. This is one easy side dish that everyone loves!
Roasted red potatoes pair well with just about any entree, but I especially love to serve them Stuffed Meatloaf, BBQ Chicken Legs, or Homemade Chicken Tenders. However, don't just limit these potatoes to dinner! Paired with Oven Baked Bacon and scrambled eggs, they also make a great addition to a hearty breakfast.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy red potatoes is simply to roast them.
There a million different theories on the best way to make roasted red potatoes. Some people say you must boil before roasting. Some people say you need to salt before roasting. Some say salting potatoes after roasting is key.
But I am going to show you the EASIEST way that still produces incredible results for an absolutely delicious dish perfect for a busy weeknight.
How to Make Roasted Red Potatoes
Step One: Prepare Potatoes
There are two key things to remember when preparing your potatoes.
- Dry after washing. It may sound obvious that you need to scrub your potatoes well. But what people often forget, is that you need to DRY your potatoes after washing them. Two things happen if your potatoes are not fully dried. One, the seasonings will not be able to coat your potatoes evenly. And secondly, the potatoes will steam instead of roast in the oven.
- Cut Evenly. By chopping your potatoes into the same size, it will ensure your potatoes cook evenly.
Step Two: Season
You can season your potatoes a million different ways, the key is to remember that potatoes need oil to help them crisp up and salt to bring out the flavor.
- Place the cubed potatoes onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season liberally with salt.
- Toss well and then spread the potatoes out evenly over the sheet pan.
Step Three: Roast
There are several things to keep in mind when roasting potatoes.
- Leave Space: The first and most important thing to remember when roasting potatoes is to leave enough space around each potato. You do not want the potatoes overlapping or overcrowding each other, because this will cause the potatoes to steam, not roast. It is better to use 2 pans than to try to fit all the potatoes on one pan.
- Roast at High Temperature: To achieve a crispy exterior and a creamy interior, roasting at 425 degrees is perfect. At a higher temperature, the potatoes will brown too quickly, and at lower, the potatoes will not get that crispy exterior we all love and crave. One tip to remember, and I have learned this from experience, do not place your potatoes in the oven BEFORE the oven reaches 425 degrees. Doing this will cause the exterior of your potatoes to brown too quickly before the interior cooks fully.
- Flip Halfway: I know, this is a pain, but if you take the extra step to flip your potatoes half-way through cooking, your potatoes will be evenly roasted.
Storage and Use
Allow Potatoes to cool and then store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze roasted potatoes for up to 3 months. To reheat, it is best to reheat in a 400-degree oven until potatoes are warmed through.
Leftover roasted potatoes are also delicious used in a Potato Frittata or Buffalo Chicken Casserole as the base. Instead of precooking the potatoes, use the cold roasted red potatoes and proceed with the recipe as directed.
This is a simple recipe for red potatoes, but the options for jazzing up the flavor are endless.
- Replace the salt and pepper with 3 teaspoons of Ranch Seasoning and roast as directed. Serve with sour cream for a delicious twist.
- Season the red potatoes with 2 teaspoons of Taco Seasoning and oil and roast per the recipe. Serve along Tacos for an unexpected, yet delicious side dish.
- Another simple option is to season the red potatoes with 1 ½ teaspoons of Seasoned Salt. This is a great option if serving as breakfast potatoes.
More Potato Side Dishes
- Parsley Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Baked Oven Fries
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Buffalo Smashed Potatoes.
If you tried these roasted red potatoes, I would love to hear from you below! Please leave a comment and a review.
Roasted Red Potatoes
- 3 pounds red potatoes scrubbed clean and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and salt and pepper and spread out evenly onto a sheet pan, being sure to leave space in between the potatoes, so that the potatoes can evenly roast.
- Place potatoes in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven and flip. Return potatoes to oven and roast for another 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are browned and tender.
- Serve roasted potatoes warm.