Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

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Every summer, when our family gathered at Grandma’s countryside home, the aroma of roasted 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

Ingredients for 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

Directions for Oven Roasted Red Potatoes:

  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.

Can I use a different type of potato?

Yes, while red potatoes offer a unique texture and flavor, you can also experiment with Yukon gold or russet potatoes.

How do I ensure the potatoes are crispy?

For a crispier finish, you can increase the temperature to 400°F during the last 20 minutes of roasting.

Is there an alternative to dry onion flavor seasoning?

Absolutely! Some prefer using a savory garlic and herb mix. Feel free to experiment with your favorite seasonings.

How can I store leftovers?

Store any leftover roasted potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should last up to 3 days.

Can I prepare this ahead of time for a gathering?

Yes, you can coat the potatoes a day in advance and store them in the fridge. When you’re ready, just pop them in the oven.

What other vegetables can I add?

Carrots complement the dish very well. Some even prefer a mix of red potatoes and baby carrots for a colorful twist.

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



Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

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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