Roasted New Potatoes

Roasted new potatoes is a great recipe for a dinner party or a crowd. Once the potatoes are in the oven, there is nothing to do. It is so simple, yet they are truly delicious!!!

A dish of roasted new potatoes

New potatoes are the perfect side dish to make in the oven. It takes just about 30 minutes to roast these potatoes. You can have a side dish in no time at all.

You can make this recipe with any small potato. I love this recipe with red potatoes. Yukon and fingerling potatoes are also wonderful.

How to roast small potatoes

First, wash the potatoes, and then scrub them well. Depending upon the size of the potatoes you can cut them in half, or quarter the potatoes.

cutting red new potatoes in half on a cutting board

Turn on your oven, I like to roast potatoes at about 400 degrees.

Then grab a baking sheet and place the cut potatoes onto the sheet.

Drizzle olive oil or vegetable oil onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle on salt and pepper or other spices you enjoy. Toss the potatoes to coat them with oil and seasonings.

Cut red new potatoes with seasoning and oil on a baking sheet.

To make the roasted new potatoes, bake them for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes are browned.

If you need your potatoes done in a jiffy, be sure to cut them in smaller pieces. The smaller the pieces, the more quickly they will cook.

Tips for buying and storing new potatoes

  • New potatoes are young waxy potatoes, you should be able to scrape off the skin of the potato with your thumb
  • New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but they do not last as long as standard sizes of potatoes
  • If you store new potatoes in the refrigerator they will begin to break down into starch and they will become sweet.

A dish of oven roasted new potatoes

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A dish of roasted new potatoes

Roasted New Potatoes

Roasted new potatoes are a super easy side dish to make. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: New Potatoes, Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 146kcal


  • 2 pounds new potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  • You can use as many potatoes as desired, if they are small I generally have at least 3 per person. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Wash potatoes, pierce and place in a long oblong dish (I like glass the best but you can use aluminum). 
  • Coat potatoes with a good quality olive oil and turn potatoes to distribute, make sure there is some excess in the bottom of the pan also. Spread kosher salt over all and roast potatoes, turning occasionally for 30 to 45 minutes.


Special thanks to Shelley Menninger for this recipe.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Andy

    5 stars
    This is recipe of what I call “lazy potatoes” – fast, simple and very tasty. Loads of variations to explore and Stephanie just gave out the basis to work with 🙂

    If they are new potatoes, no need to turn them or pierce or even cut them – can cook them whole or in 1/4 wedges, takes about 40-45 min tops in pre-heated oven.

    Good olive oil is a MUST with these. Also, peppering over potatoes with ground paprika, bit of black peppers and adding few onions cut in 4 pieces (wedges) into the mix (just mix them in so they mingle and you can take them out later) will add that extra flavor.

    If you are a fan of hot stuff – slice up few small chili peppers, get 50-70 g of butter (about 3-4 soup spoons?), mix chillies in butter, put in a cup, heat the mix up (microwave will do well, just do it gently as re-heating) and pour over potatoes when they are ready. Aroma is to die for!

    If you bake potatoes whole, you can cut them open when they are ready and add some salted cottage cheese and pour over with chilies in a butter.

    Get a beer and adequate grilled meat to go with it! 🙂

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