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These roasted red potatoes are a delicious side dish that goes with all of your favorite meals. Try these seasoned roasted potatoes and see why they’re one of my favorites.

Sometimes, a side dish really makes the meal. If you’re hoping to try something new. why not check out this list of Thanksgiving side dishes.

Roasted red potatoes oven recipe.

Roasted Red Potatoes

One of the reasons that I love this recipe is that the potatoes end up nice and crispy with an unbelievable flavor. I can’t tell you how many times I get asked to make this recipe. 

Check out my tips for getting the best possible results.

Tools/equipment to make this recipe

What are the best potatoes for roasting?

One of the reasons that I love making roasted red potatoes is that the skin turns crispy so easily. Because the skin is thin and the potato is relatively low in starch, it is one of the best choices for roasting. It’s unlikely to fall apart when you cook it.

If you are all out of this variety, you can try using Yukon golds instead. The flavor won’t be exactly the same. But, they should still come out nice and crispy if you follow my tips.

Roasted red potatoes recipe served in a white dish

Should I peel the potatoes first?

No, there is no need to peel these before you cook them. The skins contain lots of vitamins and nutrients so you should really eat them. 

To clean your potatoes, use a vegetable scrubber and gently scrub them under warm running water. Then, dry the potatoes completely before you roast them.

Damp skins won’t get crispy when you cook them.

Best seasonings for potatoes

When you make these roasted red potatoes, you can use a variety of different types of seasonings. When I made it, I used salt, black pepper, and a few sprigs of fresh rosemary.

Red potatoes in casserole dish with seasoning ready to be roasted in the oven.

But, if you want to change up the seasonings a bit, you can certainly do that. Why not try a combination of chili powder and cumin if you enjoy spicy foods. 

Or, for something a little bit different, you can add garlic, or Italian seasonings like basil and oregano. Change it up each time you make it and see which one is your favorite.

How to make roasted red potatoes

Just follow these simple steps to get the best crispy fried potatoes.

Wash and completely dry your potatoes. Oil your casserole dish.

Cut your potatoes in pieces that are about the same size.

Red potatoes cut into pieces and placed into a casserole dish to get roasted.

Toss them in olive oil and season them.

Putting seasoning on cut up red potatoes for roasting.

Cover the dish with foil and bake at 400F for one hour.

Red potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper, and rosemary, ready to be roasted.

That’s all there is. It really is so easy to make this recipe and it’s absolutely delicious.

If you want to make this for a larger group of people, you can get one of the large disposable aluminum pans and double or even triple the recipe. Just be sure they get evenly cooked while roasting.

Roasted Red Potatoes

How can I store leftovers?

Simply place them in a container with a tightly fitting lid. Then, store them in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. 

To reheat, place them back under the broiler for 5 to 10 minutes. Check regularly and turn as needed.

Can I freeze roasted red potatoes?

Yes, if you want to freeze your leftovers you can. Just place them in an airtight freezer bag for up to 6 months. I find it easiest to freeze them in individual serving sizes. That way I can take out just what I need.

They may not be as crispy when you reheat them. But, they will still be delicious.

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Layers or roasted red potatoes in a serving dish

Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted Red Potatoes

Scrappy Geek
Delicious roasted red potatoes recipe seasoned to perfection and garnished nicely. A perfect side for any holiday or family meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people


  • oven
  • Casserole Dish


  • 10 count Red Potatoes
  • 3 sprigs Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Oil a 9x13 casserole dish. Slice potatoes into wedges. Toss in the olive oil
  • Season with salt, pepper, and 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour; remove the foil the last 10 minutes for browning
  • Garnish with the last sprig of fresh rosemary and serve



Want to jazz this up a bit, try adding a clove of garlic before cooking. Or perhaps add cheese once it comes out of the oven.
Serve with sour cream or butter.

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