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This easy roasted red potatoes recipe makes the best crispy spuds! They’re seasoned and oven roasted to perfection.

Roasted red potatoes

Here’s a simple side dish that’s always satisfying: Roasted Red Potatoes! These spuds come out crispy and savory, seasoned with garlic powder and salt. A bit of Parmesan cheese gives them even crispier roasty bits. Bake up a sheet pan of these little spuds, and each bite is a little bit of heaven! These disappeared in an instant over here. Here’s how to roast red potatoes to perfection.

Types of red potatoes

Red potatoes are part of a family called waxy potatoes, a potato with thin, shiny skin and a creamy flesh. Because they’re low in starch, they hold their shape well when cooked. In contrast, starchy potatoes like russet potatoes have a fluffy texture when cooked. You can find a few different types of potatoes at the store:

  • Red potatoes: Potatoes labeled as such are usually medium sized, with a shiny reds skin
  • Baby red potatoes: Baby red potatoes are a younger stage of red potatoes: they have an even more delicate flavor
  • Mini red potatoes or creamer potatoes: These are also younger stages of red potatoes and may be similar to baby potatoes, or even smaller
Roasted red potatoes

How to make roasted red potatoes: some tips!

Making roasted red potatoes is very simple. Memorize the oven temp and cook time, and you can roast up these babies without a recipe every time. Here are a few notes about the best way to cook these tasty spuds (or jump to the recipe below):

  1. Use high heat: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop the potatoes into ½ inch chunks: Wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Chop them into ½ inch chunks.
  3. Season with olive oil, garlic powder and salt: Add olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper (see the recipe below for quantities). The garlic powder infuses the best savory flavor.
  4. Roast: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in an even layer. Roast for 15 minutes, then toss with Parmesan cheese and roast 15 minutes more.

Serve with a sauce if desired

These roasted red potatoes recipe is tasty just as it is, especially with the crispy Parmesan bits. But want to step it up even more? Add a quick sauce! This Sour Cream Sauce is easy to make in just 5 minutes and it’s incredible with the potatoes. The cooling cream with the bite of chives and savory garlic is truly delectable. Here are a few more great sauces to serve with potatoes:

Roasted red potatoes

Flavor adders & variations

The recipe below is our favorite way to cook red potatoes! But if you’re looking for more flavor ideas, here are a few more seasoning options:

Roasted Red Potatoes

More red potato recipes

Outside of roasted red potatoes, want a few more ways to cook them? Here are a few great red potato recipes:

This roasted red potatoes recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, omit the Parmesan cheese.

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Roasted red potatoes

Roasted Red Potatoes

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


This easy roasted red potatoes recipe makes the best crispy spuds! They’re seasoned and oven roasted to perfection.


  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (omit for vegan)
  • Sour Cream Sauce, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the potatoes, then pat them dry. Dice them into 1/2-inch cubes (if using baby red potatoes, you can slice them in half). 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and several grinds of fresh ground black pepper.
  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 15 minutes. Toss with ½ cup Parmesan and roast another 15 minutes. Serve immediately, drizzled with sour cream sauce if desired. 
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Roasted red potatoes, roasted red potatoes recipe, oven roasted red 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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