Need an easy side dish? Try these roasted mini potatoes! They’re perfectly seasoned, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Roasted Mini Potatoes

Need an easy side dish? Try Roasted Mini Potatoes! These tiny spuds roast up beautifully. Each bite is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Season them with a little garlic powder and smoked paprika, and they’re bursting with delicious flavor! Here’s how long to roast them and how to season them to perfection.

What are mini potatoes?

Mini potatoes are any small waxy potatoes. In contrast to russet potatoes, waxy potatoes have a rich buttery, rich texture of their interior. The size of mini potatoes varies: there’s no standardized definition of what constitutes “mini.” Some stores only have baby potatoes, but for this recipe we were able to find very very small potatoes. The type you’ll be able to find varies based on the store! The potatoes may be labeled as:

  • New potatoes
  • Baby potatoes
  • Mini potatoes (typically even smaller than baby)
  • Creamers
  • Petite potatoes
  • Baby potato medley: a mix of yellow, red and purple potatoes
Roasted Mini Potatoes

How to make roasted mini potatoes: some tips!

Making mini roasted potatoes is very easy: you’ll simply roast them at high heat until tender. It takes about 30 minutes, but it depends on the size of your potatoes! Here are the basic steps (or jump to the recipe below):

  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prep the potatoes: Wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Slice them in half. In a large bowl, mix them with olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and kosher salt.
  3. Roast: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in an even layer. Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes without stirring until browned and fork tender.
  4. Season: Remove the potatoes from the oven and toss with chopped chives. Keep reading for some additional seasoning ideas.

Flavor variations and seasoning ideas

This roasted mini potatoes recipe we seasoned with our favorite spices: garlic powder and smoked paprika. It adds a super savory pop in each bite! There are lots of other ideas for seasoning that you can use in combination or in place of what we’ve specified. Here are some ideas:

  • Lemon: spritz with a few lemon wedges to make the flavor pop
  • Parmesan cheese: add shredded Parmesan halfway through the roasting time
  • Fresh herbs: use other fresh herbs like thyme, oregano, rosemary, or dill
  • Spices: try cumin and chili powder, or garlic powder and onion powder
Roasted mini potatoes

More potato side dish recipes

Potatoes are the ideal side dish, to us! There are so many ways to cook this tasty tuber, be it roasted, fried, baked or sauteed. Here are some other popular potato side dishes to try:

This roasted mini potatoes recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and plant-based.

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Roasted Mini Potatoes

Roasted Mini Potatoes


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Need an easy side dish? Try these roasted mini potatoes! They’re perfectly seasoned, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds mini potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Slice them in half.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and kosher salt.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the sheet cut and make sure they are side down. Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes without stirring until browned, depending on the size of the pieces.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and toss with the chives. You can also spritz with lemon wedges for a pop of tangy flavor. 
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Potatoes
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Roasted mini potatoes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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