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Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes

Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes

Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes

If you follow me on Snapchat, you know that I post a lot of sneak peaks, teasers, and behind the scenes stuff (and if you don’t follow me, what are you doing?!frshaprilflours!). You’re likely to see recipes that I’m working on, my messy kitchen, and the occasional session of photo editing. I’ll usually get a couple Snaps back from some of you who are excited for what’s coming or eager to hear more about what ingredients I’m working with, but I don’t know that I’ve ever had so many people Snap me back about a recipe than I did when a video of these roasted herbed potatoes showed up on my story.


Friends, I had no idea you were such potato people. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of potatoes, especially ones that taste really good and are crispy and flavorful and coated in all kinds of tasty things, but honestly… I’ve put this and these and this and THESE on my story before, and these potatoes have STILL generated the most excitement.

Hey… Whatevs. Let’s breakfast/brunch/side dish together, shall we?

First of all, these herbed potatoes are e-a-s-y peasy. The list of ingredients might look intimidating, but it’s really not bad at all. It’s just a lot of spices that blend together to make the perfect complement of flavors to that crispy Parmesan coating (<– ohhh, mama!). Trust me when I say you need all of them. You (and your tastebuds!) will thank me later!

The most labor intensive part of this recipe is cutting up the potatoes. And I think that you, dear reader, are completely competent in completing this task. After they’re cut, it’s just a matter of tossing them in my glorious herb blend (with a little olive oil, to make it stick, of course).

Spread everything on a large baking sheet, and get to baking!

The potatoes will need about 50 minutes to achieve maximum crispness, and you’ll need to push them around every 15 minutes to ensure even browning. These potatoes are kind of like granola, where a little more hands on time while it bakes yields the best end result for your mouth.

You can certainly bake these longer than 50ish minutes if you feel they’re not as brown as you’d like them. You know better than anyone else how you enjoy your oven roasted potatoes. You do you, friend.

After they’re perfectly browned, these tasty taters go wonderfully with breakfast. Also brunch. Also as a snack. And of course, with dinner. Needless to say, after I roasted these potatoes, ate a small plate with some eggs, took a large portion to brunch with my girlfriends, and brought home enough for Matt and me both to have some alongside our chicken that night, I found myself with zero potatoes left, NO RAGRETS, and one happy belly.

I’m telling you what… I might realize now why you all got so excited about potatoes.

These roasted herbed red potatoes will become a staple in your kitchen after you try them, I’m sure of it. Perfect for feeding a crowd while entertaining, great to bring to a pot luck (reheating directions included in the recipe!), and a quick and easy way to add a side dish to dinner.

I sure do love me some versatile recipes, and this is one that can help you out for any meal you’re planning. And just for the record, these potatoes were totally kid approved, so go ahead and feed the fam!

Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about possibly wanting to double the recipe (<– official warning)…

Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes

A quick and easy recipe for crisp and flavorful potatoes that go well with with any meal of the day.

Prep Time15mins

Cook Time55mins

Total Time1hr10mins

Servings: 6-8 servings


3poundsred potatoeswashed and halved (quartered if potatoes are on the medium/large side)

3Tablespoonsolive oil

6clovesof garlicminced


1teaspoondried thyme

1/2teaspoonblack pepper

1/2teaspoondried oregano

1/2teaspoondried basil

1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese

3Tablespoonsfresh parsleyfinely chopped


Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a large baking sheet with non-stick spray or olive oil. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients except the parsley until potatoes are evenly coated. Pour coated potatoes onto prepared baking sheet, spreading them out as evenly as possible. Bake for 45-55 minutes, turning every 15 minutes with a spatula, until browned and crisp. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. Potatoes are best served immediately, but will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave as needed, or reheat on baking sheet or large casserole dish, covered, in a 300ºF oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Reader Interactions


GIRL. Did you know that I am a potato FIEND? I blame my German/Irish heritage (thanks, dad!) but seriously, I can’t stop//won’t stop when it comes to anything potato, and these look like heaven. There is n-o-t-h-i-n-g like a well seasoned, roasted, parmesan-y potato!!!!!!

As a Dane/Tasmanian my blood is practically thickened with potato starch. Seriously one of my favourite vegetables, but I am very picky about how I will consume them: roasted or mashed only. One of the main reasons (well maybe not main…but important) I fell in love with Chris was his ability to make the best mashed potatoes on the planet.

As for roasted. That’s my department, and I’m so glad I have this new, WOW, recipe to add to my roasted potato repertoire. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Also, I’m not sharing the first batch with Chris. Nope.

Me too, Megan! I was actually a little nervous about how much garlic I was adding, but I went for it anyway! I hate when something is too bland and would rather know that I can cut a flavor back a bit!

Can this recipe be prepared ahead of time and then roasted in the oven? Should they be in a covered dish and refrigerated, then brought back to room temperature before roasting them for the 50ish minutes?

Hi Nancy– if you’d like to prepare this ahead of time, I would cut the potatoes and mix up the oil/seasonings separately. Keep the potatoes covered or in a bag until ready to prepare, then combine and bake. If potatoes sit in the oil too long, they absorb the oil and get a weird texture. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

This is my new go-to roasted potato side! I’ve roasted a ton of spuds, but the herbs and parmesan make a crazy difference. I sub bacon grease for the olive oil (because that’s I have) and add a little bit of dill to the herb mixture. Perfection. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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