Oven-Roasted Baby Potatoes

Oven-Roasted Potatoes

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
413 Calories
27g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 413
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 5g
Calcium 30mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple recipe for oven-roasted potatoes makes a great side dish for so many meals. Using a pound of baby potatoes or new potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, the potatoes take just a few minutes to prep before roasting. Parboiling them makes them creamy and tender on the inside. If you have a flavored salt blend or a fine quality olive oil, this is a great recipe to use them in.


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  • 1 pound baby potatoes (or new potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: Parsley (fresh, chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Oven-roasted potato ingredients
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. In a large pot, cover baby potatoes with water and bring to a boil.

  4. Parboil, just until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes; then drain and cool immediately, and set aside. This step makes the potatoes creamy.

    Boiled potatoes
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  5. Slice cooled potatoes in half and gently toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper, being sure to coat well.

    Sliced potatoes with salt and pepper
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  6. Put the potatoes, cut-side down, on a non-stick baking pan and roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

    Roasting potato halves
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  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley if using.

    Roasted potatoes with parsley
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