How to Cook Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

Roasted red potatoes offer a tasty alternative to standard potato dishes. These small, round, red-skinned potatoes are a relatively low-fat source of dietary fiber. They are also excellent sources of potassium. Because of their smaller size, they can often be cooked more quickly than traditional potatoes; they are also very tender when fully cooked. Quick cooking techniques for red potatoes include boiling and microwaving, but for a flavorful, tender potato side dish, roast them in the oven with your choice of seasonings.

Red skin potatoes ready for roasting.
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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Wash the potatoes under cool running water. Pat dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Remove a strip of the red skin from around the center of each potato, using a vegetable peeler or a paring knife. Leave the skin on the rest of the potato.

Step 4

Spray a baking dish lightly with cooking spray. Place the potatoes in a single layer in the baking dish.

Step 5

Mix olive oil, garlic salt and rosemary in a small bowl. Drizzle this mixture evenly over the potatoes in the baking dish. Sprinkle dried dill over the seasoned potatoes.

Step 6

Place the potatoes in a preheated oven. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown and tender when tested with a fork.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds small new red potatoes

  • Paper towels

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Shallow baking dish

  • Cooking spray

  • Small mixing bowl

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

Tips

For a tangier version, sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled feta cheese or crumbled blue cheese on the potatoes for the last three to four minutes of cooking time.

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