These Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic are absolutely amazing and so easy to make. They are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and seasoned to perfection. Make them tonight and your family will thank you!
Every once in a while I get a hankering for these fabulous Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic. They never fail to please our craving for roasted potatoes. Hubby Steve could eat these every week. They are that delicious.
They are so easy to make. If you were lucky enough to find baby red potatoes, you just wash them and cut them in half. If you had to buy larger red potatoes, you simply cut them into six or eight pieces, depending on their size. The key is that you want the cut potatoes the same size, so they cook evenly.
Then you toss the cut potatoes into a bowl, add the olive oil and seasonings, and stir until potatoes are well coated. Place on a large rimmed baking pan and roast for a total of about 40 minutes. They may take a little longer to roast if the cut potatoes are larger in size.
Now a word, about the fresh parsley this recipe calls for. I like to do things as easy and simply as possible. So I just toss it in from the beginning. However, it does get very brown. So if you prefer your parsley less cooked, add it during the last turning of the potatoes or even at the very end when placing the roasted potatoes into your serving dish.
A little fresh parsley would also make a nice garnish. I was going to do that before I shot the photos, but I forgot. There is so much to remember when doing a photo shoot.
When buying red potatoes, you should look for ones that are firm, free of decay, and evenly shaped. If buying potatoes packaged in a plastic bag, make sure the bag is perforated and does not have any moisture build up on the inside of the bag.
Store your potatoes in a dry, dark place if possible. Potatoes spout easily at room or higher temperatures and begin dehydrating. Do not store potatoes and onions together as the gases they each emit helps cause each to spoil.
Most of the dietary fiber in potatoes is in the skin, so don’t peel your red potatoes. Wash them thoroughly under running water before cooking. Remove any bruises or bad spots with a sharp baring knife. Cook potatoes as soon as you cut them to avoid discoloration.
One cup of baked red potatoes has:
Vitamin B6 – 0.54 mg or 32% DRI (Dietary Reference Intake)
Potassium – 925.55 mg or 26% DRI
Copper – 0.20 mg or 22 % DRI
Vitamin C – 16.61 mg or 22% DRI
Dietary fiber – 3.81 grams or 15% DRI
Calories – 161 or 9% DRI
Baked red potatoes are an extremely healthy low-calorie and high-fiber food. They are a good source of manganese, phosphorus, niacin, and pantothenic acid. The high levels of vitamin B6 in potatoes help build your cells, provide cardiovascular protection, and support nervous system activity. The key is to avoid using large amounts of fat or grease when preparing or serving potatoes or they quickly turn into an unhealthy food.
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Hope you make this red potato recipe because it’s:
Easy to make
Full of healthy carbs
When you make the recipe, feel free to make an extra batch for tomorrow’s dinner. I am always a huge fan of cooking today so I don’t have to tomorrow. You can reheat them in the oven or in the microwave. They go great with eggs and ham for breakfast!
Make with any baby potato besides red, like yellow or purple.
Try making with different spices. Sub chili powder and cumin for the smoked paprika for a Mexican flavor.
Use fresh cilantro in place of parsley.
If you make this red potato recipe let us know, especially if you change the spices. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your delicious creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Do you need more ideas for starchy vegetables to serve with dinner? Take a peek at this article about why vegetables are vital to your daily eating plan.