Friday, October 30, 2009

10-Herb Roasted Potatoes

I thought I'd post these before the weekend hits in case y'all are heading to the grocery store this weekend, and your store has a 10-pound bag of potatoes on sale this week for $1.69 like mine does. Yeah, man!

(Next week, I'll be posting my recipe for Cream of Potato Soup! So, I've got another good use for those taters for you! If you want to make it, grab some half-and-half while you're at the store. OH, and bacon. Get some bacon!)

These are my "go-to" potatoes.

I make these 10-Herb Roasted Potatoes when I can't decide what side dish to make, when I'm limited on time, and when I don't feel like breaking out the ol' mixer for mashed potatoes.

They are so easy to prepare and they go with everything - chicken, steak, roasts, pork, fish, burgers, meatloaf - just about any main dish that's wantin' a side of taters.

The variety of 10 different herbs creates such wonderful flavor, and the garlic adds just the right savory sweetness when it's roasted with the potatoes.

The method couldn't be simpler. Peel and chop 6 large potatoes, add the herbs, garlic, and olive oil, stir, and dump on a baking sheet.

Roast for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes or so.

Out come perfectly roasted potatoes.

I love how the slightly smaller ones are crispy on the outside, while the larger chunks kind of stay soft all over.

Oh, man - these are so good.

I'd love to know - what are your "go-to" potatoes? What kinds of potato dishes do you make most often? I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them, and I'd love to know what you all do!

Looking forward to a weekend with my family,


10-Herb Roasted Potatoes

6 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine potatoes, olive oil, and herbs in a medium bowl. Toss until potatoes are coated.

Roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, tossing with a spatula every 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with salt.

*You can use fresh herbs instead of dried if you have them.

*Also, you can roast the potatoes for longer if you want all of the potatoes to be crispy on the outside. Just watch them, as you don't want them to burn.



  1. You know how I like potatoes! I'll be trying these out!

  2. ok... so my go-to potatoes are similar...
    chop the potatoes up the same way
    put them in a large ziploc bag and coat well with oil
    sprinkle a packet of onion soup/dip seasoning mix in
    seal the bag and mix them all around
    roast and toss til they're the way you like them.
    so good... and easy.
    my favorite side dish for my meatloaf :)

    oh, btw, this also works well w/ a packet of ranch seasoning!

  3. Katie,

    Great idea! I love onion soup mix. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Those look delicious! My "go to" potatoes go something like this...
    I slice potatoes (skin still on) thin using my PC Slice & Grate. Put in a greased 9X13 pan. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, dot with butter. Bake until tender & potatoes are starting to brown around the edges. Top with as much shredded cheese as you wish and bake until cheese is nice & melty. Ooooh, yum. (Obviously, not for the calorie conscious!)

  5. Jenny,

    Ooh, love that. I have a similar one like those that uses onions, too. Those are some good taters! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These sound delicious. I love me a good baked potato (with butter, cheddar cheese, and bacon), truthfully. But, I also enjoy roasted potatoes... we've become big fans of sweet potato fries (baked not fried) with a little spicy seasoning my SIL got for us one time called butt rub. It's good on meat or potatoes, but fabulous on those potatoes... always gets a conversation too when people ask what I put on there... just a little butt rub!

  7. OMW, Crystal. That is HILARIOUS!!

    (I love a good baked potato, too. Especially from Outback!)

  8. Be still my heart! I think these might become my "go-to" potatoes. YUM!

  9. I just bought a 5 lb. bag of potatoes for $.99! I tried making potato soup last week, but mine didn't come out too great, so I'm looking forward to your recipe.

  10. I've seen a recipe like this from Giada Di Lorentis Everyday Italian cooking show. She used a blend of the herbs called herbs de' provence. I had never heard of it before, but pretty much what you listed is what is in it.

  11. There are so many yummy things to do with potatoes. These look especially scrumptious. I love herbs.

  12. Those look great and super easy!

    We like to mix together ranch dressing, a combo of shredded mozzarella and gouda (or you can use parmesan), and chopped bacon and then throw it in a bowl with the potatoes with some parsley. It's a little bit more work, but the smokey flavor is *SO* good.

  13. My go to potatoes are grilled. to speed up the process I microwave 5 potatoes for 4min flip and 4 min more. Then I cut into 4 wedges and season with olive oil, Lawry's season, garlic salt, and black pepper. Place on grill until golden and slightly crunchy. My mouth is watering just typing this.