These Roasted Red Potatoes are an easy weeknight side dish loaded with garlicky flavor! They're ready in just 30 minutes and a great way to switch it up from normal roasted potatoes.
Originally published: July 2014 // Updated: October 2019
Who doesn't love roasted potatoes?! We eat them at least once a week in our household, and roasted red potatoes are an easy way to switch it up.
Potatoes pair perfectly with so many things but are also delicious on their own. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
WHY THESE ROASTED RED POTATOES ARE SO GOOD
- They're loaded with garlic flavor and topped with breadcrumbs for added flavor and texture (though the breadcrumbs are optional if you want to keep these gluten free)
- They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, aka the way all roasted potatoes should be
HOW TO ROAST RED POTATOES
Roasting potatoes is super easy, and red potatoes are no exception. When I first created this recipe back in 2014, I used garlic powder to flavor the potatoes. But, now that I'm older and slightly less lazy, I've found that using actual garlic makes a big difference and it only requires 1-2 minutes to mince it.
The first step is to cut the potatoes into wedges, or cubes as I like to say. You can decide how big or small you want them to be, but keep in mind that the larger you cut them, the longer they'll take to roast. I opted to keep the skins on because I feel like that's what makes red potatoes so tasty!
Once the potatoes are cut, you'll simply drizzle them with oil, then add the garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper before pouring them out onto a baking sheet and roasting them. NOTE: if your baking sheets are older and no longer nonstick, make sure to add parchment paper to them first.
TIPS FOR MAKING THESE POTATOES
- Make sure to wash the potatoes before you slice them to remove any unwanted dirt.
- Don't slice the potatoes too big; otherwise, they'll take longer to roast.
- Make sure the potatoes are slightly spread out on the baking sheet so they roast evenly.
OTHER RECIPES TO SERVE WITH THESE POTATOES:
Roasted Red Potatoes
- 2 lb red potatoes
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425°.
- Cut your potatoes into cubes and place them in a large bowl.
- Add oil, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- Place potatoes onto a baking sheet and into the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Jill s says
My family typically does not like potatoes, but this recipe was liked by all.
Bre & Ree says
I have a terrible memory, and I pretty much love anything roasted! These look fabulous, so thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!
Bre & Ree says
I have a terrible memory! And I love roasted pretty much anything, so definitely potatoes as well! These look fabulous, thanks for sharing!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food says
Roasted potatoes are the best! I've never tried bread crumbs on them, sounds awesome!
Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate says
Too funny- we had grilled red potatoes a few days ago for the first time in months- I was totally craving them for some reason though!
Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan says
Ok all of your potato photos are really really drool-worthy. And we would make good buds because I have a freakishly good memory when it comes to things that happened when I was young... so we'd balance each other out hehe. So glad to be catching up on yo posts today finally. I'm excited to read your post about calorie counting!! For the record.. didn't work for me either.
Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run says
I love roasted potatoes <3 These look really yummy!
Bethany @ Accidental Intentions says
These sound delicious! I <3 red potatoes. We would have them a lot during the summer growing up, and they were always so much more special than regular ol' potatoes. I'll have to give this a try!
Kathryn @ Style + Greens says
We make roasted red potatoes at least once a week, not even kidding! They are so easy to throw in the oven and are the perfect side dish for dinner. Whenever we have fish for dinner we don't even think twice about what to make as a side!
My memory is absolute junk. I'm surprised I remember what I ate for breakfast. I love red potatoes, I seriously haven't had them in forever... I need to eat them soon!!
Jo @ Living Mint Green says
Red potatoes are my fav!!! I've been making potato salad lately using Veganaise & spicy hummus - SO GOOD!!!
I like to think I have a very selective memory....
Ang @ Nutty for Life says
You forgot to put in the ingredients a big ass bowl of ketchup! 😉
I approve of the ketchup in the pic, for the record.
I think I actually like red potatoes more than any potato but I never buy them, which is so silly! I should hop on that. And corn. I want some corn on the cob.
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
My inner potato lover is drawn to this recipe <3. And you know what?! I think potatoes taste best when they're prepared simply. I'm sure this extravagant twice baked potatoes/hassleback potatoes on Pinterest are delicious, but I don't have time to have the oven on for 2 hours and a simple roasted potato that's seasoned well and gets crispy in the oven is just as good to me. Love the addition of breadcrumbs!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
Any sort of roasted potato, I will get behind - they're awesome! And I love the idea of adding breadcrumbs.
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon says
I looove roasting little potatoes - they get so crispy! I will need to try your breadcrumb idea. Have you ever used smoked paprika on roasting veggies? Really delish too!
Alexis Teevens says
Mmmm love roasted red potatoes! I think there's something about them being mini potatoes that makes them infinitely more exciting than a typical white potato. And the extra pop of color is a plus, too!
Amy @ Long Drive Journey says
As much as I love potatoes, I've never roasted them! To me, roasting = a boatload of time, but really, 25 minutes is nothing. Arman always roasts his potatoes and they look so good haha. So thanks for sharing this recipe!
Breadcrumbs on roasted potatoes??? Genius!! How have I not thought of that before, since I love throwing breadcrumbs on just about anything haha. Weirdo, but more than ok with it 😉 My mum tried to introduce us to other things growing up, but unless they were idaho, my brother and I weren't having them (that may have been me more than him, but I'm throwing him in there too). It wasn't until I met Joe almost 4 years ago now that I really started trying new things and finding that I liked them. Go figure 😛 And my memory is horrendous. I have to write everything down in my planner AND in my phone with alerts to have a hope of remembering everything. Problem.
Tina Muir says
I think you and miguel are very similar to me and my man. It makes me laugh sometimes 🙂 I am trying to open up and listen more too. These look great, and I actually prefer red potatoes over white....my family had them a lot growing up too, maybe that is why. Either way, YUM!