These crispy Roasted Red Potatoes are perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices to make the best oven roasted garlic parmesan potato side dish. They are crispy on the outside but fluffy and tender on the inside!!
Roasted red potatoes recipe
This easy roasted red potatoes recipe is perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish, but also an exquisite way to enjoy potatoes anytime.
If you are like me, you also enjoy herbed roasted red potatoes as leftover fry up for breakfast the next day. It's so Good!!
I always have them in my pantry as they are so versatile for making quick and easy red potatoes recipe main or side dishes for dinner. They make amazing creamy mashed potatoes and you can use them in my Boursin mashed potatoes recipe.
Are red potatoes the best for oven roasting?
I love using red potatoes for roasting as they have that yummy creamy texture that really blends and pairs so well with herbs or spices and parmesan cheese.
You can use the petite or mini baby red potatoes but I prefer using the full sized red potatoes. I find when you cut them and expose more of the potato flesh, it gives more of that delicious crispy flavor when roasted than the smaller ones.
Try my other potato side dishes like Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole and the amazing cheesy hashbrown casserole with corn flakes topping.
- Red Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Parmigiano Cheese - freshly grated or parmesan cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Black Pepper
If you do not have red potatoes on hand you can substitute using Russet, Yukon Gold, or white potatoes for roasting.
Substitute in your favorite spices or to make it spicy add some cayenne pepper (¼ to ½ teaspoon).
Substitute in parmesan cheese for the Parmigiano cheese when making the red roasted potatoes. You can also make them without putting the parmesan on top as pictured above. They are amazing both ways!
Step by step instructions for how to make roasted red potatoes
STEP ONE- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
STEP TWO - Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
STEP THREE - In a large mixing bowl, mix the cut potatoes, and olive oil. Mix to coat the potatoes.
STEP FOUR - Add the garlic powder, salt, onion powder, dry basil, ground black pepper, and dry thyme leaves. Mix until the potatoes are coated with the seasonings.
STEP FIVE - Add the fresh grated Parmigiano to the potatoes. Mix so the potatoes are coated with the cheese.
STEP SIX - Pour the potato mixture into the prepared pan.
STEP SEVEN - Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. Stirring every 15 minutes.
STEP EIGHT - Once cooked, allow the potatoes to cool for 1-2 minutes.
Serve and Enjoy!
Red roasted potatoes with rosemary is a terrific variation to make.
You can double up and make these roasted red potatoes with garlic along with asparagus, green beans, carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli.
Roasted sliced red potatoes can be used to make smashed roasted red potatoes by using the heel of your hand or a wooded spoon to mash or crush down the potatoes.
How to serve roasted red potatoes?
I like to serve them for dinner sometimes with sour cream and chives, garlic aioli, ranch dressing, creamy dill sauce, gravy, or ketchup on the side.
Sandra's top tips for making the best roasted red potatoes
- Using freshly grated Parmigiano cheese makes a big difference in the flavor of the seasoned roasted red potatoes
- Make sure the potatoes are in a single layer on the baking sheet
- Preheat your oven for the best even cooking and crispy potatoes
- The size of your potato bites will impact your cooking time with bigger pieces taking longer
- Your potatoes are done when you can insert a fork easily into them
- Before serving you can top with fresh herbs, dry chives or more grated Parmigiano
Why are my roasted potatoes not crispy?
If your oven is not hot enough, or your baking pan is too overcrowded the potatoes will not get as crispy.
How long to bake red potatoes at 400°F?
Bake roasted red potatoes in the oven at 400°F for 50 to 60 minutes.
Stir every 15 minutes for each cooking time!
Roasted red potatoes at 350°F
For more slow roasted red potatoes bake at 350°F for 75 to 80 minutes.
Roasted red potatoes at 425°F
Bake at 425°F for 45 to 55 minutes.
All cooking times will depend on the size of the potatoes and if you preheated your oven.
Reheating roasted red skin potatoes the 4 best ways
To reheat your leftover pan roasted red potatoes remove from the fridge and allow them to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Cover in foil and bake at 400°F for 10 to 15minutes or until heated through.
Reheat them in the air fryer for crispy red potatoes by placing them in the basket in a single layer not over crowding. Preheat to 400°F and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, shake and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until heated.
You can also pan fry them on the stove over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes flipping them on each side. This is a great way to enjoy them as leftovers for breakfast the next day with eggs, bacon and toast. Oh my!!
Reheat an individual size in the microwave with a microwave-safe dish for 20 to 30 second intervals until warmed up. This may produce more soggy potatoes.
How to store roasted red potatoes?
Store using an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Can you freeze red roasted potatoes?
Yes you can! Freeze using a freezer-safe container for 2 to 3 months.
Thaw at room temperature before reheating.