Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

5 from 4 votes

Roasted rosemary potatoes are the perfect flavorful side dish for any weeknight dinner or even a holiday meal. This 3-ingredient recipe is so easy to put together.

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Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Side dishes always get me when I am planning. I could make proteins all day, but I can never decide what to serve with dinner! Too many options.

But here's what I do know: We love simple meals with a veggie, a protein and a starch.

We enjoy rice and risotto often, but potatoes are one of our favorites to switch up our usual sides.

Potatoes are always a safe choice for side dishes if you are having dinner guests. Kids love them and they are easy to make. They can even be part of a holiday menu.

This recipe incorporates red potatoes and dried rosemary (but you can use fresh rosemary if you have it). It's only THREE ingredients and so easy to make. You can pop them in the oven while you make the rest of the dinner.

Why you'll love this recipe

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish, and I think you're going to love these herbed potatoes. Here's why:

  • You only need three ingredients to make these delicious potatoes.
  • Rosemary is flavorful and instantly elevates potatoes.
  • Roasted in the oven, they can be on the table in under an hour while you prep other dishes.


This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

  • new potatoes
  • olive oil
  • rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper

New potatoes are small, red potatoes, but you can use fingerling potatoes instead. Russet potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes will also work if you cut them into evenly sized, 1-inch chunks.

You can use dried or fresh rosemary in this recipe. You'll need 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary OR 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary.

For the olive oil, you can substitute any neutral-tasting oil like avocado oil or vegetable oil.

I always use sea salt or kosher salt when cooking, plus freshly-cracked black pepper. It has the best flavor!

Best potatoes for roasted potatoes

Small potatoes, AKA baby potatoes or new potatoes, work really well for roasting.

New potatoes are potatoes that have been dug up from the ground before fully maturing, so they have softer, thinner skins, a higher moisture content and a lower starch content than mature potatoes.

Other small potatoes like purple potatoes or fingerling potatoes will work just fine in this recipe.

You can also use regular, large potatoes such as Yukon Gold potatoes or Russet potatoes for roasting.

How to Make Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Here's how to make these easy roasted potatoes:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Get out a baking sheet. Line with parchment paper or a silicone mat for less mess, but you can cook them right on the pan.

While the oven is preheating, go ahead and wash, dry and cut potatoes into quarters. Place them in a bowl or directly onto the baking sheet.

Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes, then sprinkle with the rosemary, salt and pepper. Gently toss until every potato is coated.

Roast the potatoes in the oven for 25 minutes. If you want your potatoes more golden brown and crispy, cook for an additional 10 minutes.

The potatoes will be done when you can pierce them with a fork and they feel tender.


Why aren't my roasted potatoes crispy?

For crispy roast potatoes, the temperature of the oven needs to be very hot, around 400°F (200°C). A too-cold oven will yield uncrispu potatoes, while a too-hot oven will burn the potatoes before they can crisp up.

Can you use fresh rosemary instead of dried rosemary?

Yes! Fresh herbs can even be more flavorful than dried herbs. For every 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary, use 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary that's been finely chopped.

What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are an easy side dish you can serve with so many meals.

They go well with just about any protein, from pan-seared chicken thighs to grilled steaks.

You can even serve them as a holiday side dish, say alongside a Christmas roast or Thanksgiving turkey.

Veggies like green beans and broccoli are perfect side dishes to pair with potatoes.

And if you have leftover potatoes? They would be delicious in a breakfast casserole or a breakfast burrito bowls, or simply as on the side with bacon and eggs.

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A bowl of rosemary roasted red potatoes next to a sheet pan.

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes are a simple and flavorful side dish you can make in a few minutes and have on the table in half an hour.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen


  • 2 pounds small red new potatoes quartered
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • While the oven is preheating, wash, dry and cut potatoes into quarters. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Drizzle olive oil over potatoes then sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary. Gently toss to coat.
  • Roast potatoes for 25 minutes until fork-tender.
  • For crispier, golden brown potatoes, cook for an additional 10 minutes.


If using fresh herbs, use 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 552mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g
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  1. These are now my favorite potatoes! We have made them twice in a month and everyone loved them. Served them on the side with pork chops and everyone devoured their dinner. The potatoes were so light and fluffy! Using fresh Rosemary was such a wonderful idea because it had a delicious aroma. Definitely making them over and over again.

  2. I love roasted potatoes and I was in luck because I had rosemary in my spice rack! I made this last night as a side dish for roasted chicken and it was amazing! I'm definitely making this again next time.