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How to Cook Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

author image Molly Thompson
As a national security analyst for the U.S. government, Molly Thompson wrote extensively for classified USG publications. Thompson established and runs a strategic analysis company, is a professional genealogist and participates in numerous community organizations.Thompson holds degrees from Wellesley and Georgetown in psychology, political science and international relations.
How to Cook Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Red skin potatoes ready for roasting. Photo Credit: Kevin Gryczan/iStock/Getty Images

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.

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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.

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