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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes are the perfect side dish! They’re fast and easy to make – and loaded with delicious flavor! I love cooking up Side Dish Recipes because they’re all unique and perfect.

If you are looking for a fast and simple recipe for making potatoes in the oven, you will love the flavor of this one. It’s so good – get ready to prep another batch!

This cooked potato recipe is super easy and one of those you have on hand for cooking while you get ready to go (or, in my case, rush around frantically trying to get everything together for the kids).

It’s fast and simple – and delicious!

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

The amount of the ingredients can be adjusted depending on how many people you are planning on feeding.  If the potatoes are small enough, you can determine if you have enough by what is in the bag. 

By the time they are cut up, they will take the same amount of space as they do now, so it is easy to see if they will fill up your bowl.  You can adjust the butter with the number of potatoes – about a tbsp per 3 small potatoes.  I make this in smaller amounts as a side dish for dinner all of the time.

My boys love this recipe because it’s hearty and a huge comfort food recipe in our house!

What is the best way to cut potatoes evenly into squares?

Potatoes can be prepared into even squares by slicing with a sharp knife, using a food processor, or a vegetable chopper.

When slicing with a knife, the key is to cut pieces of identical size and thickness. The easiest way to do this is to create slices and stack them together before chopping them into squares again.

If one has access to a food processor with an adjustable cutting blade, it is possible to increase or decrease the thickness setting.

Finally, when all else fails, a standard vegetable chopper can help obtain uniformly sized cubes in no time.

Each method requires some practice for best results but will lead to evenly cut potatoes in any shape desired.

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Make it a Meal:

Meal Planning is a fast and simple way to get organized! You can easily plan out the meals to make everyone stressed.

Here is how simple it can be to meal plan!

Main Dish: Hearty Ground Beef Casserole Recipes

These potatoes would also be good with Orange Chicken! When I think of Orange Chicken, Trader Joe’s tops the list of easy main dishes. 🙂

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Spirals

Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Peppermint Espresso Cupcakes Recipe

Best Potato Recipes:

Once you make this Roasted Red Potato Recipe, it’s all you’ll think about! Now is the time to make even more potato recipes and keep filling your belly!

Here are some other great potato recipes that you’ll love! I’ve picked out some of my favorites that I think you will enjoy, too!

Check out how simple and easy it is to make this Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe!

Everyone in my house loves when I make this Baked Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe! Perfect for brunch.

Crockpot Potato Soup is one of my favorite winter soup recipes!

Check out this Chicken Potato Casserole recipe if you want a full meal!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken is one easy recipe to feed the family!

Need a new recipe idea? Check out how to make these Leftover Boiled Potato Recipes!

I love making these 25+ Sweet Potato Recipes! So many choices to choose from!

How do you know when potatoes are done cooking in the oven?

Roasting potatoes in the oven is a popular and simple way to prepare this versatile vegetable. To ensure the potatoes are cooked through and tender, it is important to pay attention to the signs that indicate they are done cooking.

One of these indicators is that the potatoes will be golden brown outside. This color signifies that your potatoes have been exposed to high heat for a long enough time to become crunchy and golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside.

Additionally, when pierced with a knife or fork, you can check for doneness by ensuring any resistance meets no resistance. If you insert a knife or fork into your potato and twist it easily, this means that your potato has cooked properly.

Finally, a good indication of doneness is if the potato gives off steam–the water vapor being released from within when heated indicates that your potatoes are fully cooked!

More Oven Baked Recipes:

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This simple roasted potato recipe is one that is perfect all year long! Make it for a great side dish that everyone will love!


  • .3 lbs. of red potatoes (the smaller the better)
  • Cracked or ground black pepper
  • Onion salt
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine (I prefer 1.5 sticks, but that is up to you)
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Wash the potatoes thoroughly, then cut them into cubes no bigger than an inch.  Put the potatoes on the NON-reflective side of the foil.  Cut the butter into slices and put it on top of the potatoes.  Season with onion, salt, and pepper as you like (I would take it easy, though everyone’s taste is different).
  3. Bring up the sides of the foil and roll them together, then do the same with the other sides.  This should make a pouch that looks like this.  Shake the pouch a little to distribute the seasonings and butter.
  4. Place the pouch on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes.  Open one end of the pouch VERY CAREFULLY because there will be a lot of steam, and it can burn you, and pour the potatoes into a bowl.  You are done.  Go have fun and watch everyone devour your potatoes!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/29/2022

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