Perfect Roast Potatoes

These perfect roast potatoes come out of the oven perfectly seasoned and perfectly crispy. I know that’s a lot of perfect for one sentence but these potatoes live up to their name! 

These perfect roast potatoes come out of the oven perfectly seasoned and perfectly crispy. I know that's a lot of perfect for one sentence but these potatoes live up to their name!

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Years ago my husband and I got rid of cable. The rates kept rising and I was not happy with paying over $100 a month for crappy television. So now the hubs and I live off whatever happens to be on online. However, the other day we finally bit the bullet and got a new internet tv service and now I’m so excited because we have a ton of new shows that we can binge! Which of course is exactly what we have been doing.

These perfect roast potatoes come out of the oven perfectly seasoned and perfectly crispy. I know that's a lot of perfect for one sentence but these potatoes live up to their name!

I’m totally obsessed with watching all the shows related to cooking. My husband and I have been watching Top Chef every. single. night. and I LOVE it! I remember watching it when we had cable and to be honest I missed it. Watching all this cooking it makes me want to cook even more than I already do. I mean I don’t have the unlimited budget (or skills) like these chefs BUT it’s still crazy motivating. Plus can we talk about Padma for a second? Good lord that woman is gorgeous! I need her job STAT!

So while I’m no Top Chef cook I do cook each and every day. Sometimes it’s fancy and sometimes it’s pure comfort. Today’s dish falls under the category of pure comfort. Potatoes and bread have always been my two favorite foods. When I was a kid I would fill up on those two items and always leave my meat sadly behind. Well, now that I’m an adult I have learned the art of balance because I’m not going to waste ANY of my food!

These perfect roast potatoes come out of the oven perfectly seasoned and perfectly crispy. I know that's a lot of perfect for one sentence but these potatoes live up to their name!

These perfect roast potatoes are perfectly buttery but have a soft pillow potato center. They are cooked in just a little ghee (clarified butter) and seasoned lightly with salt and pepper. Once you pull them out of the oven and go with my new favorite way – Marzetti® Veggie Drizzle™ Finishing Sauces . It’s a fun finishing sauce for vegetables that takes you from having plain veggies to jazzed up veggies. It comes in 4 different flavors but I opted for Garlic Parmesan for my potatoes because it personally sounded like a match made in heaven! Good news – it was! I also found Veggie Drizzle™ Finishing Sauces were a great way to add a ton of flavor to simply steamed vegetables. I buy a lot of those “steam in bag” vegetables and having an easy sauce to add flavor is a welcomed thing in my kitchen!

These perfect roast potatoes come out of the oven perfectly seasoned and perfectly crispy. I know that's a lot of perfect for one sentence but these potatoes live up to their name!

Now, get into the kitchen and get to cooking these perfect roast potatoes! You will be rewarded with the BEST side dish EVER!

{Looking for more delicious potato recipes? Try my blue cheese red potato salad, spinach bacon ranch twice baked potatoes, warm bacon herb potato salad, twice baked stuffed Reuben potatoes or my cheesy potatoes.}

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Perfect Roast Potatoes

These perfect roast potatoes come out of the oven perfectly seasoned and perfectly crispy. I know that's a lot of perfect for one sentence but these potatoes live up to their name!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds small baby red potatoes, halved
  • Water
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner. 

In a large pan or pot add potatoes and add water just until it covers the potatoes. Turn the stove to high and bring the potatoes to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes or just until they are slightly tender but still a little difficult to get a fork through the potato. 

Strain potatoes and add to prepared baking sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon of ghee (let it melt over the hot potatoes and then stir) and season with the desired amount of kosher salt and pepper. If the potatoes do not seem evenly coated with ghee add a little more ghee. You don't want the potatoes to be swimming in butter but you don't want them to be dry. 

Roast for about 20 minutes until they are perfectly browned. Make sure to stir the potatoes once or twice during roasting. Also, the potatoes final cooking time will depend on their size. If you cut larger chunks they will take longer to cook. Make them super small and they will take less time. 

Flavor with Marzetti® Veggie Drizzle™Finishing Sauce. 

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33 Responses to “Perfect Roast Potatoes”

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 2, 2016 at 7:03 am

    I wish I could reach through the screen and grab them right now! I’d be in potato heaven!

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    Christie — May 2, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Your potatoes looks awesomely crispy, just the way we like them. Boiling them ahead of time must have done the trick. I will have to try that tip.

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    Marye — May 2, 2016 at 8:31 am

    These look so yummy, I love the crispy color! They are perfect!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Roast potatoes are my JAM. I legit could make an entire meal out of them. These are seriously PERFECTION.

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    Jenny Flake — May 2, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Gorgeous perfect taters!!

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    Lauren | Wicked Spatula — May 2, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I love roasted potatoes! I could eat my weight in these.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — May 2, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Gosh these potatoes are seriously perfection!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 2, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Ok, these potatoes DO look perfect… and how I have never heard of that sauce before?! I need to find it!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — May 2, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I’m obsessed with roasted potatoes and I love the idea of roasting them in some ghee! Plus, that sauce is just delicious!!

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    Julie | This Gal Cooks — May 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Oh how I love roasted potatoes! I’m going to look for these veggie sauces next time I go to the grocery store. Potatoes smothered with delicious sauce are one of the best things ever!

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    heather @french press — May 2, 2016 at 10:51 am

    seriously, these so like the most perfect potatoes!! and that sauce YUM

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — May 2, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Perfect indeed! These are gorgeous and that garlic Parmesan Marzetti Veggie Drizzle has my name written all over it!

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    Maria — May 2, 2016 at 11:59 am

    These look like the BEST! Love that crunch!!

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    cookbook queen — May 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I love LOVE toasted potatoes, so I consider myself an expert. And as an expert, I can tell you that these really are perfect. Yum!!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — May 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I can eat the stuff out of potatoes with that garlic parm veggie drizzle – perfection!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — May 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I love roasted potatoes! And I can’t wait to try that garlic Parmesan Marzetti Veggie Drizzle!

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    Janet — May 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Want to try these! Just wondered – can I make these with just some regular melted butter? I’m a novice cook & don’t really know what clarified better is. Thanks!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 5th, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

      Hi Janet! Clarified butter is butter that has removed milk solids. This means it can be cooked at a higher temperature without burning or smoking. If you want to use regular butter I would advise cooking them longer on a lower heat. I have not done this before but I think it would work out. If you give it a try let me know how it turns out 🙂

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    Krista — May 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Seriously they are perfect!

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    The Food Hunter — May 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I think these potatoes might just be perfect 😉

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — May 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    these are Perfect Roasted Potatoes!!! They look amazing.

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — May 2, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    These potatoes look absolutely delicious! And I have been kind of obsessed with that Garlic Parmesan Veggie Drizzle- so flavorful. 🙂

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — May 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I’m in spud love! These are gorgeous! Love the sound of that sauce, too — perfect for the drizzle & dip!

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    Elena — May 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I love skillet roasted potatoes! These look delightful and so crisp. Man, I’m hungry again!

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — May 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Seriously, girl… you’re killing me here. Potatoes are my carb of choice, especially when they’re roasted to crispy perfection. That veggie drizzle sounds like the perfect way to make an already amazing dish even more delicious.. I’ll have to see if I can track some down on this side of the border.

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    Lora @savoringitaly — May 3, 2016 at 6:04 am

    These do like quite perfect to me! I have to check out their drizzle…maybe they’ll have it soon at my market! A divine side dish for any occasion!

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    Angie — May 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

    These potatoes look so good! They are my husband’s absolute favorite – crispy baked potatoes. And I’ve been loving that veggies drizzle. We’re using it a lost every day 🙂

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — May 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Perfectly roasted potatoes! Love them! 😀

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — May 4, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Looks like you have totally mastered the art of roasting potatoes – these guys look just PERFECT! Crispy and well seasoned. Now, hand me a plate!! 🙂 We don’t have cable either (or a TV, even) so we’re watching whatever is on Netflix (nothing to my taste right now) or Amazon Prime. I never got into cooking shows but perhaps I give Top Chef a try 🙂

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — May 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Don’t tell anyone, but I secretly have a girl crush on Padma.
    Your potatoes look perfect. Now I’m craving them!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — May 5, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Those potatoes really go look perfect. Oh, that golden outside. YUM! As for TV, when I moved to Maine I reduced our cable from fancy satellite TV to the cheapest cable package possible. And even now, I think I am paying too much for something I don’t really use (I do however use my Hulu and Netflix all the time). Thinking of canceling too.

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — May 10, 2016 at 12:44 am

    There are few things I love more than perfectly roasted potatoes and by golly these are PERFECT! This is how I learned to make them during the years I lived in England. They’re awesome!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — May 11, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Okay, this is the most perfect side dish – ever. I just added the Marzetti® Veggie Drizzle to our shopping list!

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