Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

    rosemary roasted potatoes in a bowl

    Rosemary potatoes make for the perfect side dish to a variety of entrées, including roast chicken, beef tenderloin, or a juicy grilled steak. Better than that, they’re incredibly easy to make and can be healthier than sides like French fries or mac and cheese.

    To create rosemary roasted potatoes, you’ll need fresh rosemary, sea salt, good olive oil, and your favorite kind of potatoes. Traditionally, roasted potatoes call for baby potatoes, whether they’re red potatoes, fingerling potatoes, or Yukon gold potatoes.

    Unlike mashed potatoes, you don’t need to peel your potatoes. Simply give them a good scrub under water and then cut the potatoes in half (or quarters if the potatoes are on the bigger side), and season with salt, olive oil, and chopped rosemary.

    To get extra crispy potatoes, you’ll want to ensure a couple of things. First, your potatoes should be pat dried very well before placing them on the baking sheet to roast.

    Secondly, you’ll want to use a high temperature and a dark baking sheet to roast them. The high temperature and dark sheet allow for foods to become crispier while they bake in the oven. For best results, place the potatoes on the baking sheet cut side down.


    Cook time: 30 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash potatoes with cold water and dry well with a paper towel. Cut your potatoes in half (or quarters if they are on the larger side). If you're using fingerling potatoes, make sure to cut them in half vertically so you have two halves. Place potatoes onto a dark baking sheet.
    2. Drizzle olive oil all over the potatoes. Grind fresh sea salt over all the potatoes. Sprinkle the chopped rosemary all over.
    3. Use your hands to toss the potatoes and get them all covered in oil and seasoning. Then turn the potatoes so that their cut-side is face down.
    4. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Serve immediately.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.