Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

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Every summer, when our family gathered at Grandma’s countryside home, the aroma of Oven Roasted Red Potatoes would waft from her kitchen. It was a cherished time, filled with laughter, old stories, and most importantly, Grandma’s recipes. This oven-roasted red potato recipe always takes me back to those golden days. Just last week, as I prepared this dish, my neighbor peeked over the fence, enticed by the familiar scent, sharing how it reminded her of her own grandmother’s kitchen. It’s fascinating how food has the power to unite and evoke such strong memories.
I’ve had many ask me for this recipe, and today, I want to share it with all of you. I’ve added my own twist, inspired by a chef friend’s suggestion, but the essence remains the same. So, here it is, the special Oven Roasted Red Potatoes recipe that has been a family favorite for generations.

How to Prepare Oven Roasted Red Potatoes


  • 2 lbs of halved red potatoes
  • About 1/3 cup of quality olive oil
  • 1 packet (1 oz) of dry onion flavor seasoning


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. In a large sealable plastic bag, mix together the red potatoes, olive oil, and the dry onion seasoning. Seal the bag and shake it well until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  3. Transfer the coated potatoes to a medium-sized baking dish.
  4. Roast in your preheated oven. Make sure to stir the potatoes occasionally to ensure even cooking. Continue baking until they turn tender, which should take around 40 minutes.
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Frequent Asked Questions:

What temperature is ideal for roasting red potatoes in the oven?

Roasting red potatoes at a high temperature is key to achieving a crispy exterior while keeping the inside soft and tender. An ideal temperature is between 400°F to 450°F (200°C to 230°C), which helps in creating that perfect roast.

How should red potatoes be prepared before roasting?

Before roasting, red potatoes should be washed and dried thoroughly. They can be cut into halves or quarters, depending on their size, to ensure even cooking. Tossing them with olive oil and your choice of seasonings ensures they are well-coated and flavorful.

Can I add other seasonings to the red potatoes besides onion flavoring?

Absolutely! While onion flavor seasoning adds a nice touch, you can experiment with garlic powder, paprika, rosemary, thyme, or any other herbs and spices you prefer. Mixing different seasonings can enhance the flavor profile of your roasted potatoes.

What’s the best way to ensure my roasted red potatoes are crispy?

For crispy roasted red potatoes, make sure to preheat your oven to the recommended temperature before adding the potatoes. Spreading them out in a single layer on the baking sheet without overcrowding helps in achieving a crispy finish by allowing air to circulate around the potatoes.

How often should I stir the potatoes during roasting?

Stirring the potatoes occasionally during roasting helps in cooking them evenly and achieving an all-around crispness. A good practice is to stir them every 10-15 minutes to ensure they brown evenly on all sides.

Is there a specific type of baking dish best suited for roasting red potatoes?

Using a baking sheet or a roasting pan that allows the potatoes to be spread out in a single layer is ideal. Dark baking sheets are known to absorb more heat, which can contribute to a crispier texture, but any oven-safe pan that accommodates the potatoes well can be used.

Can I use parchment paper on the baking sheet?

Yes, lining your baking sheet with parchment paper can make cleanup easier and prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan. However, for the crispiest results, placing the potatoes directly on a lightly oiled baking sheet is recommended.

How do I know when the roasted red potatoes are done?

The potatoes are done when they are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. This typically takes about 40 minutes at a high temperature, but you should start checking for doneness around 30 minutes. A fork should easily pierce through the potatoes when they’re ready.

Are roasted red potatoes suitable for meal prep?

Yes, roasted red potatoes are great for meal prep. They can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and reheated in the oven or microwave. This makes them a convenient and tasty option for adding to meals throughout the week.

I hope this Oven Roasted Red Potatoes recipe brings joy and fond memories to your table. Happy cooking!


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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Enjoy crispy and tender Oven Roasted Red Potatoes, a perfect addition to any meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 pounds red potatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Combine red potatoes, olive oil, and soup mix in a large resealable plastic bag; seal bag and shake until potatoes are fully coated. Pour potatoes into a medium baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.

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