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Italian Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

A favorite staple recipe that has rave reviews from family and friends, these oven roasted baby potatoes couldn’t be easier to prepare. Simply toss baby gold potatoes with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil, and then roast to perfection!

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Italian Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

I am so excited to FINALLY share my favorite roasted baby potatoes recipe with you guys! SO MANY friends and family have requested it… But honestly, I didn’t have a true “recipe” to give them.

I’ve been making these Italian roasted potatoes for so long that I don’t need to measure the ingredients. I just eyeball the oil and spices, and they always turn out fantastic.

But this obviously made it really difficult for me to explain to others how to make them. So at last I bit the bullet and took the time to take some actual measurements. Now I can share this yummy baby potatoes recipe with the world!

Reasons to adore this recipe:

✔ just THREE ingredients (okay, technically 6, but oil, salt & pepper don’t really count)
✔ super simple to prepare
✔ perfect year round
✔ pairs well with a wide variety of main dishes
✔ ready to eat in just about 25 minutes!

These flavorful Italian potatoes are my go-to side dish for just about everything… Easy, fast, and made with pantry staples, they’re a total winner!

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Italian Garlic Baby Potatoes Ingredients

The key ingredient in this roasted Italian potatoes recipe is a good quality Italian seasoning. There’s a surprising amount of variation between brands, which I discovered the hard way after receiving a few comments about how overpowering the seasoning was in my balsamic chicken marinade

While trying to troubleshoot it, I realized that my go-to Italian seasoning is a coarser mix then most others. So a tablespoon of this coarse mix is much less potent than one that’s finely ground!

If your favorite brand is more powder-like, you’ll probably want to start with less than the recipe calls for. You can always add more as needed.

Additional Ingredients:

baby gold potatoes — I love the way baby Yukon gold potatoes get golden brown, yet retain a creamy center. But you could just as easily make this recipe with baby red potatoes. Your choice!

cooking oil — my preference lately is avocado oil, but olive oil or any neutral flavored cooking oil you have on hand will work.

garlic powder — you could also use fresh garlic, but I started using garlic powder when I made these at the beach a few years ago to keep them more pantry staple friendly.

kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

PRO TIP: While I don’t consistently call it out, I always season savory foods with salt and pepper both before, during, and after cooking for best results.

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How To Roast Baby Potatoes

Making these Italian roasted baby gold potatoes is seriously SO easy-peasy! It’s the #1 reason why they’re one of my favorite side dishes — aside from their amazing flavor, of course.

They’re truly as simple as slicing the baby gold potatoes in half, and then tossing them with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, oil, salt, and pepper. Then roast them until they’re starting to brown and can be pierced easily with a fork.

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How Long to Roast Baby Potatoes

For me, visual cues work best when I’m roasting veggies. But if you’re one of those cooks that needs a definitive time for how long to roast baby potatoes, I’d say 25 minutes (give or take a few minutes) should do the trick. I always roast my veggies at a high heat (425 degrees to be specific) to speed up the cooking time and get that great golden-brown color, so that’s what I used in this case.

A Few Quick Tips For Best Results:

  • Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise to maximize the surface area that’s in contact with the baking sheet.
  • Building on the previous tip, take a moment to flip each potato so that the cut side is facing down.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper after roasting. You can even sprinkle on some additional Italian seasoning for some extra oopmh!

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Variations on These Italian Potatoes

Once you’ve tried the base Italian baby roasted potatoes recipe, I think you’ll be hooked, too! And the great thing is that there are TONS of ways to vary them.

A few of my favorites:

  • Add fresh chopped herbs before or after roasting to give them crisp green notes. Check out these roasted fingerling potatoes for an example!
  • Or try a squeeze of lemon and/or lemon zest for bright, fresh flavor.
  • And of course, a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is always most welcome.

Can’t wait to hear what your family thinks! Even the pickiest of my picky eaters loads up her plate with these potatoes…

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Italian Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These flavorful Italian oven roasted baby potatoes are my go-to side dish for just about everything... Easy, fast, and made with pantry staples, they're a total winner!



  1. Preheat oven to 425°F degrees. Slice potatoes lengthwise.
  1. Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Toss with avocado oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Position potatoes cut side down on a large baking sheet. Bake at 425°F degrees for 23-25 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown on the cut side and can easily be pierced with a fork.
  3. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.


*Italian Seasoning
This roasted baby potatoes recipe has been tested with my go-to brand of Italian seasoning. It is a coarser mix then most other Italian seasonings. If you use a brand that is more finely ground or powder-like, you may want to start with less than the recipe calls for and add more as needed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: .5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3.5gSugar: 4.6gProtein: 4.6g

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Lucia smith

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

The recipe for Italian oven-roasted baby potatoes is excellent, and it is easy to prepare too. As it is a roasting recipe, I have planned to use pure cow ghee to add ghee flavor, nutrition& food safety together. Any suggestions on my change of ingredients? Please let me know your experience with ghee.

Tara Kuczykowski

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

Hi Lucia! You don't need to change anything. Ghee can be substituted 1:1 for the oil in this recipe.

Virat Sharma

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

I found this recipe online, and it looked and sounded so lovely and tasty that I decided to try it out for myself. It was a huge hit with both my spouse and myself. What wonderful flavors from such a simple dish (I love those kinds of recipes), and the taste feels like something I toiled over for hours to achieve, haha. Thank you for sharing this information, it is really appreciated. Much Love From Amma Ruchis.

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