One of the easiest side dishes to prepare for almost any meal is roasted new potatoes.
Watch This Rich Roasted New Potatoes Recipe
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.
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.
More Easy Roasted Potato Recipes to Try!
- Roasted New Potatoes With Caramelized Onions and Truffle Oil
- Patatas Bravas (Spanish Roasted Potatoes With Tomatoes Sauce)
- Provencal New Potatoes
- Roasted Potatoes With Asparagus and Lemon-Mustard Dressing
- Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowls
Oven-Roasted New Potatoes
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)
Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C):
Place a rack in the center of the oven.
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.
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.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 11mg||56%|
|*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.|