Rating: 4.67 stars
1386 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1014
  • 4 star values: 306
  • 3 star values: 50
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5

These are roasted potatoes at their best - plain and simple. Red potatoes are tossed with olive oil, and salt and pepper, and then roasted to perfection.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Toss potatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Arrange, cut side down, on a large lipped cookie sheet or jellyroll pan.

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  • Roast until tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes (check after 20 minutes). Transfer to a serving dish.

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Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 27.1g; fat 7g; sodium 301mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (884)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
WOW!! This was amazing as it was easy! I improvised alot just using what I had on hand. Garlic infused olive oil, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, tyme and oregeno. I did cut them into smaller bites as one user had suggested and tossed in some onions. Only one change if you are going to use onions (and you should...YUMMY) put them in about 10 min before taking the potatoes out or else they will just be crunchy and burnt. The high heat is a MUST and everything came out PERFECT!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2005
I was very disappointed by this recipe. The stated time/temperature was far too high. Also although I did season them, they still came out rather bland. Within 20 minutes the potatoes were almost burnt. I would suggest a longer period of time at a lower temperature. Read More
(75)
1386 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1014
  • 4 star values: 306
  • 3 star values: 50
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
WOW!! This was amazing as it was easy! I improvised alot just using what I had on hand. Garlic infused olive oil, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, tyme and oregeno. I did cut them into smaller bites as one user had suggested and tossed in some onions. Only one change if you are going to use onions (and you should...YUMMY) put them in about 10 min before taking the potatoes out or else they will just be crunchy and burnt. The high heat is a MUST and everything came out PERFECT!!! Read More
(1114)
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2007
These were good, but I found that you really do need to make sure these potatoes are the new or small potatoes for them to really be worth this simple recipe. If you use larger potatoes, you'd have to cut them into smaller pieces and you'd lose the brown crispy part of it on some of the sides that are cut (which really makes the potato in my opinion!). I used coarsely ground sea salt and coarsely crushed black pepper, and I also sprinkled the potatoes with parsley. Next time I might add a little bit of rosemary also! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2005
I was in search of an easy, yet tasty recipe for roasted red potatoes. I actually modifed this a bit by using sea salt instead of reg. salt, added minced garlic and rosemary. The end result was... the potates were roasted to perfection and had a great flavor. My family truly enjoyed them. I will certainly use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2007
We do this ALL the time. It is an excellent, easy and quick side dish for any meat. If you are short on time, zap the potatoes in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and then proceed with the recipe, it will be done in half the time. Sometimes I add thinly sliced onion to the pan with the potatoes too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
Yummy! 450 was the perfect temperature. I left them in the oven a little longer and the potatoes were nice and crispy on the outsides and so fluffy and smooth inside! I added parsley, rosemary and parmesan cheese (cheese added the last 10 minutes). Delicious potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
I've been roasting vegetables for years now, and this recipe is a great intro to roasted veggies. The high temperature is a must, just keep a close eye on the oven. I used sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, olive oil, and fresh chopped parsley. It's quick and easy, and a great accompaniment to any main dish. Plus, while your meat is resting, you can use your hot oven by uping the temperature and roasting the veggies, and then everything is ready at the same time. Try this recipe with asparagas - I promise you'll love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
VERY good! Only things I changed was that I cut the potatoes into smaller more bite-sized friendly cubes, added two medium cloves of minced garlic, and kept them in the oven at a lower temp for slightly longer. Also, covered with foil, but took the foil off for the last 10-15 mins to give them a slightly crispy texture. Awesome & I will keep this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
Quick and easy potato recipe. I just added some Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the mix and the potatoes turned out perfect. Instead of halving the potatoes I quartered them instead. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2005
I was very disappointed by this recipe. The stated time/temperature was far too high. Also although I did season them, they still came out rather bland. Within 20 minutes the potatoes were almost burnt. I would suggest a longer period of time at a lower temperature. Read More
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