Oven-Roasted New Potatoes

Oven-roasted new potatoes (or baby potatoes) are simple to prepare and full of flavor. These potatoes are roasted in the oven with olive oil, garlic, and rosemary for 40 minutes. Pair them with any entrée of your choice!

Oven Roasted New Potatoes on a Platter

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One of the easiest side dishes to prepare for almost any meal is roasted new potatoes.


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How To Make the Best Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Cut the potatoes into manageable sized pieces, toss them with some olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and salt. Then, roast them in the oven at a high temperature until they are brown and crispy at the edges and cooked though in the center.

Great with steak or chicken, or as a side for a weeknight meal.

Oven Roasted New Potatoes on a Tray with a Spoon Scooping Some Potatoes

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New Potatoes Vs. Baby Potatoes

What's sold in stores as "new potatoes" are usually just regular potatoes that happen to be small. True new potatoes are immature potatoes dug early in the season. You can find them at farm stands or farmers markets in the late spring. They have thinner, somewhat feathery skins and usually a higher water content (which ironically makes them ill-suited for roasting). What are commonly labeled as new potatoes in grocery stores work great for roasting, though!

"Baby" potatoes are names such not because of their age but their size. They are creamier and usually similar to their larger kin. But many packagers use the terms "new" and "baby" interchangeably.

How To Store and Reheat This Dish

Cool the leftover potatoes, then refrigerate them in an airtight container for about 3 to 5 days. You can also freeze them in a zip top bag (be sure to remove all the air before storing) for up to 6 months.

You can reheat roasted potatoes in a myriad of different ways. The trick is to retain that wonderful texture of the crisp outside and the fluffy potato on the inside. You can reheat them in a regular or toaster oven preheated to 400°F. What you are doing essentially is re-roasting them. Just place them on a roasting pan or oven-safe sheet in a single layer, and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing them halfway through for even browning.

You can also use an air fryer. Depending on your air fryer, set the temperature to 350 to 400°F. Reheat your potatoes for about 3 to 5 minutes, until they are heated through and as crispy as you like.

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From the Editors Of Simply Recipes

Oven-Roasted New Potatoes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings

The small new potatoes (also called "baby potatoes") work great for this dish. All you have to do is cut them in half. Otherwise, cut the larger new potatoes into 1 1/2-inch chunks. No need to peel.


  • 1 1/2 pounds smallish new potatoes (red or yellow skinned), cleaned, halved or quartered

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper,to taste

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C):

    Place a rack in the center of the oven.

  2. Prepare the potatoes:

    Place potatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, olive oil, rosemary, and garlic. Toss until potatoes are well coated.

    Potatoes Seasoned in a Bowl for Oven Roasted New Potatoes Recipe

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  3. Roast the potatoes:

    Spread the potatoes out on a single layer of a roasting pan (a sturdy pan that can take high oven heat; a standard cookie sheet may warp). Roast for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through and browned.

    Serve immediately.

    New Potatoes Added to Baking Tray

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    Roasted Potatoes on a Baking Tray

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    How to Make Oven Roasted New Potatoes

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
147 Calories
5g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 613mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.