Perfectly crisp one pan oven roasted potatoes ready in minutes! Rosemary roasted potatoes are so crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and bursting with powerful fresh herbs to bring out golden potatoes earth notes.
There is this little round plastic figurine that lives with us. In a plastic container that comes out to play once in a while. It is that one if you are a child of the 80’s, probably lived with you too growing up. How much fun did you have putting his arms, eyes, nose, mouth and feet together?! Even adding some wild bright green or orange hair on top was incredibly fun! Yep, you guessed it, Mr. Potato Head! I think Mrs. Potato Head’s first name should be Rosemary, because that is just a match-made-in-heaven!
It cracks me up to see my boys play with their Mr. Potato Head toy. They have figured it out to the point it is entertaining moving his joints around and turning his whole being upside down. And, it got them to understand what a potato is! A potato is an edible tuber powerhouse packed with potassium, fiber and starches. It is gluten free and happens to be the worlds fourth largest growing crop, right up there with maze, wheat and rice.
Rosemary is another story. Our yard has bushes growing out of my ears of Rosemary. I love it! Our yard is so fragrant and the house smells “Christmas-y” when I decorate with it. Rosemary is delicious in Autumn and Winter foods and pairs well with turkey, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pork and a cranberry rosemary spritz (to name a few). Bring on lots of herbs in these rosemary roasted potatoes!
Rosemary roasted potatoes are made with 5 simple healthy ingredients! 10 minutes to throw together these oven roasted potatoes and the health benefits are phenomenal:
- Reducing anxiety, elevating mood.
- Boosting memory.
- Brain protection.
- Calming effects.
- Pain relief.
- Headache relief.
- Protects against DNA damage.
- Arthritis treatment, anti-inflammatory.-source
- Brain functioning and nervous system health
- High in potassium
- Boosts immunity
- Decreases inflammation
- Helps restore electrolyte balance
- Vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous can all help keep skin as smooth and creamy -source
Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Rosemary Potato Head, thank you for meeting. Because my boys think you came up with this easy oven roasted potato recipe. I will totally give you credit because whatever it takes to make them eat nutritional food (whether that be a plastic figure telling them what to eat), I will take it!
I hope you pair these delicious and tender rosemary roasted potatoes at your Thanksgiving holiday feast! This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser anytime, and especially to bring to the table during the holiday season. I love to make batches at a time to eat with eggs for breakfast or dinner and throw leftovers into California omelets or burritos. When I made these the other night I knew I had to share the recipe with you. Our friend was over for our weekly Thursday dinner and happened to be a rushed day and all there was was frozen chicken in the freezer. I whipped up some pesto and made crockpot pesto and mushroom chicken and a salad. But the meal needed something hearty and starchy fill the bellies of four boys and their carbohydrate cravings. I had a few potatoes on hand and boring old baked potatoes on occasion do not sound too appealing. Mashed potatoes sounded like too much work, but savory rosemary roasted potatoes sounded like just the ticket to complete a gourmet healthy dinner!
Just chop the potatoes and toss them with salt, pepper and olive oil. Add a few fresh rosemary branches and leaves. Be sure to use golden potatoes or red potatoes. Not russet potatoes. They are not as nutritious and their skins are tougher. Now here comes the secret…the acid. Sometimes when food seems a bit bland we tend to just add salt. But the majority of the time foods just need acid to balance out the earthy tones like in these golden potatoes. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar and there will be a tang and warmth on your taste buds like no other! Then sit bake, pour a glass of wine or cup of tea and let those babies roast for 10 minutes then flip every 10 minutes until 40 minutes is reached. The result is the most decadent tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, flavorful rosemary roasted potatoes!
Tender Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
- Dice the golden potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes.
- In a large bowl mix together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, chopped rosemary leaves and diced golden potatoes. Toss the potatoes until coated.
- Pour potato mixture on the parchment paper lined baking pan. Flatten and spread out so that all the potatoes are evenly distributed. Add the rosemary sprigs on top.
- Bake for 40 minutes, flipping the potatoes every 10 minutes so that they do not burn.Serve right away.