These roasted red potatoes are coated in garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese, then oven baked to golden brown perfection. An easy and elegant side dish that takes just minutes to put together!

I’m always looking for easy side dishes to accompany our meals. Some of my favorites include baked french fries, roasted green beans and these crispy and flavorful potatoes.

These roasted red potatoes are coated in garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese, then oven baked to golden brown perfection. These roasted red potatoes are coated in garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese, then oven baked to golden brown perfection.

A sheet pan of roasted red potatoes coated in olive oil, herbs and garlic.

I always have a bag of potatoes in the house – they’re nutritious, inexpensive and last a long time. These roasted red potatoes are packed with tons of flavor and always get rave reviews from family and friends.

Are red potatoes good for roasting?

Red potatoes are great when roasted in the oven. This type of potato holds it shape well and has a neutral flavor which pairs well with the seasonings in this dish. There are different sizes and shapes of this type of potato. I prefer to use the small baby potatoes, but you can use full sized potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces if you like.

Baby potatoes on a sheet pan.

How do you make roasted red potatoes?

Cut your potatoes in half, then toss them in a mixture of olive oil, dried herbs, garlic, parmesan cheese and seasonings. Place the potatoes in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast the potatoes until they’re golden brown and tender, which takes about 35-40 minutes. Sprinkle the cooked potatoes with fresh parsley, then serve and enjoy.

Halved potatoes in a bowl coated in olive oil and seasonings.

Tips for the perfect side dish

  • Make sure that your potatoes are in one layer; if they’re in a pile on the pan, they will steam rather than roast.
  • I find that this dish is best served immediately, as the potatoes will soften over time as they cool. Any leftovers will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat your potatoes on the stove top or in the oven until crispy.
  • If you can, use freshly grated parmesan cheese, it makes a big difference in the final outcome.
  • You can use other seasonings to mix things up a bit such as Cajun spice, a little cayenne pepper for heat, smoked paprika or even chili powder.
  • This recipe calls for dried Italian seasoning which is a blend of herbs that includes basil, oregano, rosemary and parsley. You can also use my Italian seasoning recipe to make your own.

Seasoned potato halves on a sheet pan.

Flavor Variations

This dish is fabulous as-is, but you can add other flavorings to customize it to your tastes.

  • Potatoes: No red potatoes on hand? Try Yukon Gold or fingerling potatoes instead.
  • Herbs: Instead of parsley, you can use fresh chopped dill, chives or basil.
  • Cheese: Like your potatoes extra cheesy? Add a handful of shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese during the last 5 minutes of the baking time.
  • Veggies: You can add some vegetables to the roasting pan such as carrots, parsnips, red onions or brussels sprouts.
  • Flavorings: Sprinkle on some extra flavor to your cooked potatoes by adding cooked crumbled bacon, olives or sun dried tomatoes.
  • Protein: Turn this into a main course by adding sliced cooked sausage to the pan such as chicken apple sausage or kielbasa.

A bowl of roasted red potatoes garnished with fresh parsley.

Roasted red potatoes pair perfectly with a variety of main course options including chicken, beef and seafood. You’ll find yourself making these potatoes on a regular basis, they’re just that good!

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Roasted Red Potatoes Video

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Roasted Red Potatoes

AuthorSara Welch
A sheet pan of roasted red potatoes coated in olive oil, herbs and garlic.
These roasted red potatoes are coated in garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese, then oven baked to golden brown perfection. An easy and elegant side dish that takes just minutes to put together!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Serves 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • cooking spray

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Toss to coat.
  • Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and fork tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

If you don't have baby potatoes, use large red potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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  1. 5 stars
    My new favorite roast potatoes. Followed recipe but a little less salt. Placed the cut side down. So crispy and flavorful but also tender inside. So delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect recipe for the whole family to love! Play around with your seasonings, my family has 3 different variations they request at different time but grated parm on all!

  3. Great-looking recipe! Making this tonight for the first time. Do you place the potatoes cut side-up? Or does it matter?

    1. It doesn’t matter, I usually just let them fall onto the pan however they lay, that way you have different textures!

    1. 4 stars
      I was going to say the same thing. My 17 year old commented they tasted like French fries because of the salt. My husband said, “fancy French fries”. 😂 Now hopefully I will remember to reduce the salt next time I make them because they are delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    These potatoes were absolutely delicious! This will be my new go to recipe! I parboiled them first, and they were so amazing 😋. Thank you for sharing the recipe!