If you are looking for an easy, but flavour packed potato side dish then this is it. Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, with a generous amount of garlic and herbs. These Roasted New Potatoes are an easy way to liven up a potato side dish, with minimum effort and ready in just 30 minutes. Make extra, as they will get eaten very quickly.
Roast potatoes are a top tier food and we love use new potatoes (also known as baby potatoes). They are so easy to use because you don't have to peel them or par-boil them. These bite sized roasted baby potatoes need very little prep and there are so many different ways that you can season them.
Why you will love it
- Easy - There is no need to par-boil the potatoes. Just mix everything together and roast. Such a simple side dish, but big on flavour.
- Can be made in advance - You can mix everything together and then keep in the fridge until you are ready to roast them.
- Store well - If you have leftovers of these, then they store really well in the fridge. Perfect for snacking on them every time you go in the kitchen or you can add to an omelette.
- Adaptable - We have kept this simple with just garlic, salt and pepper and herbs, but we have given options below of other ways you can season these.
- Potatoes - There are so many varieties of potatoes out there, it can be hard to know which ones to use for roast potatoes. We have used baby potatoes and the main thing to go for is waxy over starchy as they hold their shape well when boiled. We always use new potatoes, like Jersey or Cornish, for this reason. Go for potatoes that are all around the same size as they will cook evenly.
- Oil - Use a good quality olive oil. If you are using extra virgin, which has a lower smoke point, then you need to make sure to keep your oven below 200°C/400°F.
- Garlic - This is a must on roast potatoes in my opinion. Fresh is best and make sure to crush it really finely, so it is almost a paste. This will ensure even distribution amongst the potatoes.
- Herbs - We used fresh rosemary and thyme, as woody herbs go really well with roasted potatoes. You can use oregano or parsley if you prefer. Always try to use fresh, but dried can be used if that is all you have.
- Salt and Pepper - Generously season.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make roasted new potatoes - Step by step
One: Put the cut potatoes into a bowl.
Two: Add the rest of the ingredients.
Three: Mix well so that all the potatoes are coated.
Four: Transfer the potatoes to a baking tray and roast at 200°C/400°/F/Gas 6 for 30-35 minutes.
Health benefits of potatoes
White potatoes have so many nutrients in them, they really shouldn't get a bad reputation. They are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, they have nearly half of your daily vitamin C and they are a great source of potassium - even more than a banana.
They are full of fibre and magnesium, and they are filling too. On top of this, they are also suitable for almost any diet, from vegan to gluten free. I am not sure what more you could want!
Seasoning - We kept it simple with the fresh garlic and herbs, but you can do so much more. Give these roasted new potatoes a smoky and spicy hit with some cayenne and smoked paprika. You could mix in some curry powder for some Indian roast potatoes or some Fajita seasoning for a Mexican vibe.
Cheese - Everything is better with cheese, right? 5 minutes before these are ready, sprinkle over some grated Parmesan and put them back in the oven to get nice and crispy. You could also crumble over some feta before serving. If you like that idea, then why not try our Greek Potatoes?
What to serve with Roasted New Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are a must with any roast dinner, and these baby potatoes are something a little different from the standard roast potatoes. If you are looking for some sides and mains that will compliment these perfectly, then here are our favourites:
For meaty mains, why not try our Perfect Roast Chicken, Slow Cooker Lamb or Slow Cooker Roast Beef? If you are wanting a double carb situation, then our Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, The BEST Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Vegetable Mash are the perfect partners.
If if want loads of vegetables on the side, then we have got you covered. From our Slow Cooker Green Beans, Easy Cauliflower Cheese or Mustard and Honey Roasted Parsnips to Slow Cooker Red Cabbage, Garlic and Parsley Roasted Carrots or Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts.
Store: Leftover roasted new potatoes can be kept in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freeze: To freeze these roasted baby potatoes, put the cooked and cooled baby potatoes on a baking sheet and freeze overnight (flash freezing). You can then put them in a freezer bag or Tupperware and freeze for up to 3 months.
Defrost: Defrost overnight in the fridge.
Reheat: You can reheat these in a frying pan with a little oil.
Frequently Asked Questions
We wanted to keep this a really quick and simple recipe, so we didn't par-boil the potatoes before they went in the oven. However, if you want extra crispy skins then boiling your potatoes for about 5 minutes before roasting will help them to get that beautiful crisp crust on the outside by letting the oil get inside the cracks once roasting.
New potatoes are also called baby potatoes. They are potatoes that have been dug up from the ground before they fully mature.
No, don't peel them! Not only is there lots of goodness in the skin, but keeping the skin on helps them to get nice and crispy. This is what makes it the perfect lazy recipe too.
We find that 30-35 minutes is the perfect cooking time, however this will depend on the size of your potatoes.
We would happily eat them straight out of the fridge as a snack. However, we love chopping them up and adding them to a frittata.
Yes, these are vegan. Obviously just leave off any cheese toppings or use a vegan alternative.
• Make sure that the potatoes have lots of room on the baking tray. If the tray is too full and the potatoes are too close together, then they will steam rather than roast. If you don't have a tray big enough for all the potatoes, then use two trays.
• Use a heavy base roasting tin, to help the potatoes get extra crispy.
• Halve larger new potatoes, as the smaller the potatoes, the crispier they will be. That's the general rule anyway.
• For extra flavour, you can drizzle these with butter before they go in the oven.
• The nutritional information for this recipe won't be accurate, and will be an overestimate. This is because they don't absorb all of the oil that has been added to the pan.
• Make these even more indulgent by sprinkling over some chopped grilled bacon before serving. This is a great option if you are adding the Parmesan too.
• Preheat the pan in the oven first, this helps them to start cooking straight away.
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Roasted New Potatoes
- 700 g baby potatoes - halved or quartered
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 3 Garlic clove - crushed
- 1 tablespoon Fresh rosemary - chopped
- 1 tablespoon Fresh thyme - chopped
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Put the cut potatoes into a bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix well so that all the potatoes are coated.
- Transfer the potatoes to a baking tray and roast at 200°C/400°/F/Gas 6 for 30-35 minutes.
- Make sure that the potatoes have lots of room on the baking tray. If the tray is too full and the potatoes are too close together, then they will steam rather than roast. If you don't have a tray big enough for all the potatoes, then use two trays.
- Use a heavy base roasting tin, to help the potatoes get extra crispy.
- Halve larger new potatoes, as the smaller the potatoes, the crispier they will be. That's the general rule anyway.
- For extra flavour, you can drizzle these with butter before they go in the oven.
- The nutritional information for this recipe won't be accurate, and will be an overestimate. This is because they don't absorb all of the oil that has been added to the pan.
- Make these even more indulgent by sprinkling over some chopped grilled bacon before serving. This is a great option if you are adding the Parmesan too.
- Preheat the pan in the oven first, this helps them to start cooking straight away.