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!

More easy side dishes

Roasted Red Potatoes Video

4.98 from 228 votes

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

Hello! I’m Sara!

Learn more about Sara

Related Posts

Free Bonus

5 Secrets to Meal Planning + Free Toolkit!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. Absolutely delicious! I added some thick diagonal cut carrots and and quartered a red onions! We will have this as a side frequently ❣️ Thank you for the recipe ❣️🇺🇸

  2. 4 stars
    This was a delicious recipe but I used half the oil called for (2 Tbsp vs 1/4 cup) and that was plenty. The potatoes were also a bit too salty for my taste so I will use less salt (1 tsp) the next time I make it, which I definitely plan to do.

  3. 5 stars
    These were life changing. I’m just speechless how good they were. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Flavor from start to finish.

  4. 5 stars
    My husband made these as a side dish with beef tenderloin and they were DELICIOUS!! Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. 5 stars
    These potatoes were delicious!! I shared the recipe with my siblings the night I made them. I was craving them the next day. Keeping this recipe as a go-to side. I roasted some asparagus on the same sheet pan, adding the asparagus for the last 15 minutes. The potatoes came together quickly. Good for a weeknight meal. Thank you!

  6. I didn’t follow this exactly—I didn’t have minced garlic so I used dried, didn’t have parsley, and didn’t measure anything, lol—but I still used this as my guide, and it turned out amazing! It was a big hit and a really nice change of pace from regular old baked potatoes. Thank you!

  7. I discovered this recipe asking Google to tell me how to roast red potatoes. It was the biggest hit or my family. I have made it dozens of times since. We now just call it “Five Star Potatoes” as it’s my go-to. Thanks so much!

  8. 5 stars
    How many cloves of garlic in a teaspoon? 🙂
    Only change I made was to make darn sure I had enough garlic, so I added more than what I thought I needed to (I like garlic).

    1. Cloves of garlic vary so much in size which is why I use the teaspoon measurement! Typically it’s about 2 medium size cloves.