Roasted Red Potatoes

February 3rd, 2009

Roasted Red Potatoes from Sugarlaws

I don’t know what magical farm my CSA gets its produce from, but I gather from prior cooking experiences that most red potatoes are not, in fact, red on the inside.  Rather, a peeled red potato usually looks the same as a white potato. 

These red potatoes, as I quickly learned, were special potatoes.

Unfortunately, that rather drastically limited my options.  Bright red mashed potatoes?  Good luck getting my fiance to eat those.  Pink potato soup?  Not so much.

And honestly, what better way to serve gorgeous, fresh potatoes than to prepare them as simply as possible?  Garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, an hour in the oven, and we had an easy, colorful side dish that we both loved.

I promise, at some point on this blog, I will do something with a root vegetable other than roasting it.  In fact, I have a few recipes coming up that will be totally different, substantially less healthy and just as delicious.  But for now, if you find yourself with some brightly colored potatoes, please don’t make soup.  Try this instead.

Roasted Red Potatoes from Sugarlaws

Roasted Red Potatoes

1 1/2 lbs red potatoes1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
3 cloves garlic, chopped

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cube the potatoes, or halve them for the very small ones. Toss the potatoes with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and arrange in a baking dish.

Roaste for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until potatoes are soft and caramelized on the outside. Serve.

Serves 3-4.

Roasted Red Potatoes

Tags: food · side dishes

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 maris // Feb 2, 2009 at 9:02 am

    great idea! I just bought red potatoes and was looking for a good recipe to roast them. this one sounds simple and perfect!

  • 2 zestycook // Feb 3, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I love red Potatoes!  Great stuff as always.


  • 3 VeggieGirl // Feb 3, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Gorgeous, fresh potatoes displayed at their best!

  • 4 Nirvana // Feb 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

    The simplest recipes are always the best.  And I agree, pink soup is just not appetizing at all

  • 5 Kristen // Feb 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I would eat pink potato soup.  🙂 colorful potatoes are great – my favorite are purple ones!

  • 6 Pearl // Feb 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

    hehehe dontcha think red mashed potatoes would be such a good dish for valentines day?  totally fit the theme!

  • 7 Stephanie // Feb 3, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Did they taste any different?  Hmmmm.

  • 8 brilynn // Feb 3, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Sometimes simple is best… especially with neat looking potatoes!

  • 9 nick // Feb 4, 2009 at 6:45 am

    These potatoes are called “all red” or “cranberry red” potatoes and are not always that easy to put your hands on.  They can be ordered online if you can’t find them at your local grocer/CSA/farmer’s market.

  • 10 Elizabeth // Feb 4, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Those potatoes are awesome! And there is seriously nothing wrong with only roasting root vegetables! As you know, it’s easy and DELICIOUS! and whats wrong with that??

  • 11 The Duo Dishes // Feb 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Always simple, always delicious!

  • 12 Hugging the Coast Food Blog // Feb 4, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Roasted red tomatoes are so delicious and comforting this time of year. I love eating these topped with butter or in a nice cream of rosemary potato soup. Great post!

  • 13 giz // Feb 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    My absolute favourite way to eat potatoes.  Try this with the little purple potatoes if you can get them – the taste is amazing.

  • 14 Garrett // Feb 8, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Sometimes it’s best to just let the veggies speak for themselves.  When you start mixing in too many ingredients, you can lose the flavor of the base.  These do look magnificent, and you certainly got me curious about red-filled red potatoes =P

  • 15 Chrisa // Jul 23, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I’ve been making this recipe for years- it is so easy and versitile. I always add whatever fresh herbs are on hands.  It is full-proof and great for any occasion.

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