Roasted Red Potatoes with a crispy outside and creamy middle are the perfect side dish for your next dinner.
Roasted Red Potatoes take just a few minutes to prep and add an incredible side dish to your dinner! Whether your roasted red potato recipe uses those adorable baby red potatoes or you cut up larger ones, our oven roasted red potatoes go well with any good old meat-and-potato meal.
Whatever protein I decide on, whether it’s a baked chicken, baked pork chops, or a meatloaf recipe, my family always takes a second scoop of these roasted potatoes. And who can blame them? Oven Roasted Red Potatoes are the best!
Roasted Red Potato Ingredients
Red Potatoes – You can use large or small potatoes. A fun variation are the multi-colored baby potatoes instead of just red skinned potatoes!
Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil will lend a nice flavor, but you could use a lighter olive oil as well.
Garlic Salt – Because garlic and potatoes were made for each other.
Onion Powder – And what would potatoes be with onion??
Ground Pepper – Fresh ground is best!
How Do You Make Roasted Red Potatoes
First, cut washed potatoes into large chunks.
Next, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with spices.
Then, spread onto a baking sheet.
Finally, roast until insides are tender and golden brown on the outside.
Are Red Potatoes Good For Roasting
Red Potatoes are good for roasting as they hold their shape well during cooking and have a creamy flavor. Red potatoes are also easy, as you can scrub them but do not have to peel them before cooking or eating.
Do You Have To Peel Red Potatoes Before Roasting
You do not have to peel red potatoes. Most of the potato’s nutrition is in it’s peel, so just scrub them and remove any eyes or sprouts before cooking.
Are Red Potatoes Better For You
Red potatoes may be better for you, as most of the nutrients are found in the potato skin. As you eat the skin of the red potatoes, not only do you save time, but you may be increasing your nutrition as well!
Potatoes are high in carbohydrates and fiber, as well as B vitamins, iron, and potassium. Potatoes are also high in resistant starch, which acts as a prebiotic (in other words, food for your gut bacteria, leading to a healthier gut!)
Are Red Potatoes Healthier Than Sweet Potatoes
Red potatoes are not necessarily healthier than sweet potatoes, as they are actually two different types of vegetables.
A medium red potato will have more calories and carbohydrates than a sweet potato, but also more protein. Which is “healthier” depends on your needs, as both vegetables are very healthy when part of a normal diet.
Do Red Potatoes Taste The Same As Regular Potatoes
Red Potatoes do not taste the same as regular (white) potatoes in some dishes. Both are delicious when roasted, but red potatoes are too waxy to make a good mashed potato.
Where red potatoes shine is in a potato salad, as they tend to hold their shape really well once cooked and roasted as they get crispy on the outside and perfectly creamy on the inside.
Are Red Potatoes Low Carb
Red potatoes are not low carb. Although lower in carbohydrates than their white potato cousins, they are still a significant source of healthy carbohydrates (usually around 25-30 grams in a medium red potato).
Are Red Potatoes OK For Diabetics
Red potatoes may not be ok for many diabetics, as they have a high glycemic index, which measures how quickly a food will raise blood sugar.
However, potatoes do offer great nutrition and may be something a diabetic can eat, depending on the body’s response. Diabetic patients should discuss specific dietary needs with their doctor or nutritionist.
Are Red Potatoes Gluten Free
Red potatoes are gluten free in and of themselves. Often, however, potatoes are combined in recipes which may contain gluten so if you are gluten sensitive or celiac you should always check with the kitchen.
This recipe for roasted red potatoes is gluten free.
Can I Cut Potatoes Ahead Of Time
You can cut potatoes ahead of time, but should place submerged in water to prevent browning. If you are going to soak for more than one hour, place in refrigerator.
Don’t soak them for more than a few hours or overnight, however, as they will start to lose both their structure and their flavor. This will make for a strange texture in your roasted red potatoes.
How Do I Make Roasted Potatoes Crispy
The trick to making these roasted red potatoes crispy is to make sure the roasting pan is well greased an you do not flip the potatoes. This will create a beautiful crisp side where the potato meets the pan.
For ultra crispy potatoes you can try a few extra steps – first, soak the cut potatoes in cold water for a few minutes, then dry them completely with a clean, lint free kitchen towel.
Then preheat the oven with the roasting pan inside to get hot so the potatoes start to cook right away when added. Finally, be sure not to crowd the potatoes! Give them lots of room.
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Roasted Red Potato Making Tools
Santuko knife – My favorite knife for cutting vegetables! This knife is the perfect size and shape, handles great, and is super reasonably priced. Also, I just love that it’s fun and colorful!
End grain cutting board – This is my absolute favorite cutting board and the one that I get the most compliments on. And p.s. I have a lot of cutting boards. It really is absolutely stunning, and knows how to take a beating. We use it every single day!
Bakers half sheet – It’s cool, we only have about six of these bakers half sheets because they’re good for absolutely everything. Cookies? Yes! Steak? Yes! Cake? Oh yeh! Roasted veggies? Uhhhh huh!
How To Make Roasted Red Potatoes
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- 3 pounds red potatoes
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- Cut potatoes into large chunks, about a two bite size. (For small red potatoes this will be halves, for larger red potatoes like we used it will be quarters or fifths).
- Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with spices.
- Spread onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Roast at 425 degrees on center rack of oven for 40 - 50 minutes until browned. (Do not flip or turn during cooking).
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