Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with garlic and chili powder are an easy homecooked country potatoes recipe.
Crispy skin on red potatoes remind me most of breakfast but also go great with many dinners like chicken breast recipes and steak. There is nothing better than a garlic soaked potato bite and it just takes super simple ingredients to indulge in a crispy but tender potato.
Potatoes are a super versatile side and these roasted red potatoes, a substitute for skillet fried, are certainly an easy side dish. No matter what you serve red potatoes with, there is no doubt they will be gone before you know it!
Roasted Red Potato Ingredients
Done in the oven in under 30 minutes, these mini red potatoes are quick to prepare but pack a lot of delicious punch that add a savory side to other breakfast recipes like biscuits and gravy casserole and family friendly and easy to make sheet pan eggs.
What I love about red skin potatoes, is that they are the perfect ingredient to serve big crowds. Savory and filling, potatoes are everyone’s very favorite side dish for a reason. Much like large melting potatoes in texture, these potatoes take way less time and do not require any pre-boiling or additional ingredient prep.
If you have questions on how this recipe comes together, please read on for tips and a video recipe. If you just need the recipe itself, there is an Easy Printable Recipe at the bottom of the post that you can print off and take with you into the kitchen!
- SMALL RED POTATOES– Any type of potato works for this dish, but red potatoes are best. They are easy to dice down and keep a nice crispy skin. Plus they are quick to cook.
- CLASSIC SPICES AND FLAVORS – Simple seasonings like Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Minced Garlic Salt and Pepper, Cayenne Pepper
- EVOO – Olive Oil is used to roast the potatoes in the oven (no skillet needed)
- GET INDULGENT WITH DELICIOUS TOPPINGS: Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Onions
Spicing up Roasted Potatoes
My kids really hate spices. I can get them to eat garlic, onion, and cumin.
Typically when I add chili powder, cayenne, or anything in the red seasoning family, they give me the side eye. So while these red potatoes have some spice in the recipe listed, they have just the right amount of heat and are great for breakfast while still fully being kid approved too.
Of course there are plenty of substitutions when it comes to a homemade blend of herbs and spices and baby red potatoes go well with rosemary, dill, thyme, or all seasoning batches like Italian seasoning or Mrs. Dash also work quite well.
How To Oven Roast Red Potatoes
- Preheat oven on high heat to 450.
- Cut potatoes down to bite sized chunks.
- Do not dice them like you would in a skillet but rather a size that would fit a fork, about an inch.
- Leave the skin on – that’s the best part and it gets nice and crispy.
- Put prepared chunked potatoes in bowl, cover with olive oil and chosen spices, and mix until all potatoes are smothered on all sides with spices and oil. I like to just use my hands for this process.
- Then dump the red potatoes on a prepared baking sheet and oven roast.
Don’t Burn the Potatoes!
NOTE ABOUT OVEN HEAT: These potatoes are roasting up on high heat, so if you cut them too small it speeds up the cooking time and you will need to check and possibly remove them sooner.
Take care as the roasting gets near the end, that you check on the red potatoes and pull when done. Gas ovens tend to work a lot quicker and get hotter quicker.
What do you serve Roasted Potatoes with?
- Red roasted potatoes in the morning are quite filling, so they go great with fluffy scrambled eggs or omelets, sirloin breakfast steak, or a sausage bowl. If you feel really brave, try them along side pancakes or waffles as the sweet of those both compliment the spicy of the potato.
- I like to include a bit of sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa or hot sauce with mine. Potatoes, in particular red potatoes, are a super forgiving recipe that just provide the best base to so many flavors.
- Roasted red potatoes are also a great side dish for chicken breast recipes like this Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe.
More Delicious Potato Recipes
Need more simple and classic potato recipes for all your meals? If sticking with red potatoes, pressure cooked, smashed and boiled are all amazing ways to cook. If you are mixing it up with other potato blends, here are a few additional side dish recipes you must check out!
- Fried Breakfast Potatoes (the skillet version of these!)
- Married Mashed Potatoes (a mix of regular potatoes and sweet potatoes)
- Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon
- Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
- Funeral Potatoes
- Steakhouse Mashed Potatoes
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Potato Casserole
- (5) Medium Sized Red Potatoes - cut in chunks, leave skin on
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder OR minced garlic
- salt to taste
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4th cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Pre-heat oven to 450
- Wash red potatoes, then cut into fork sized chunks. Be careful not to dice to small or they will burn and cutting too large will take longer to cook. Please see article for example.
- Add cut red potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil over potatoes.
- Add garlic, chili powder and salt (to taste) and mix up red potatoes. Garlic and chili powder should cover and be present on all potato sides. PRO TIP: This is easiest to do with clean hands.
- Spray large baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Dump seasoned red potatoes out in one layer on baking sheet, careful not to overlap potatoes.
- Roast red potatoes for approximately 20 minutes, turning half way to ensure even cooking and crispiness on all sides.
- Potatoes are done when they are fork tender but have golden color on the outside.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.