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Roasted Baby Potatoes
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Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Oven roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and garlic, crispy, easy to make and oh so flavorful. The perfect dish to add to your Christmas dinner spread or simply whip up on any mundane Tuesday evening throughout the year. No boiling the potatoes necessary.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baby roasted potatoes, new potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 249kcal
Author Florentina


  • 2 lb baby yukon gold potatoes
  • 10 cloves garlic (in paper lightly smashed)
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary leaves only
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 pinch red chili flakes (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 425”F with a large cast iron skillet inside or a rimmed baking dish.
  • Scrub and rinse the baby potatoes then dry well.
    2 lb baby yukon gold potatoes
  • Cut the potatoes in half and add them to a large mixing bowl together with the garlic cloves. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle in the rosemary, paprika, sea salt and chili flakes if using. Toss to coat well all over.
    2 lb baby yukon gold potatoes, 2-3 sprigs rosemary, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 pinch red chili flakes, 10 cloves garlic
    baby potatoes
  • Carefully remove the preheated roasting dish from the oven and add the seasoned potatoes. Use a spatula and spread them around making sure they all end up cut side down.
    2 lb baby yukon gold potatoes
  • Roast the baby potatoes in the preheated oven for 25 minutes but checking for doneness and desired crispness after 20 minutes.
    2 lb baby yukon gold potatoes
    halved roasted baby potatoes


  • Whole Potatoes - If you are cooking the potatoes whole they will need approximately 35 to 45 minutes depending on their size. Give them a shake half way and test for doneness at the 35 minute mark.
  • Make More - You can certainly roast 3 pounds of potatoes instead of 2 and just add an extra drizzle of olive oil, just enough for everything to get coated well. Adjust seasonings with a pinch sea salt flakes when they come out of the oven sizzling hot.
  • The Roasting Pan - If you have a large cast iron dish / skillet you'll achieve the crispiest results. However, these potatoes are also great roasted in a regular rimmed roasting tray lined with parchment paper; just make sure to check that your parchment paper is safe at 425"F. Many of them are safe up to 450"F but there are some only good up to 400"F so it's important to double check. 


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg