The alluring aroma of these ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES makes thanksgiving dinner a mouthwatering experience that is truly unforgettable. You’ll be surprised by what a simple herb can do to your regular potatoes especially when roasted.
If you know me, you know I love flavor because I know you do, too. What if I told you that there is a dish so fragrant that you can taste it from another room? That’s the magical effect of this simple yet flavor-packed rosemary roasted potatoes recipe.
We all know how the holidays could get so busy. So if you’re looking for an almost HANDS-FREE side dish to serve on your Thanksgiving dinner, this is the one! With just S-I-X simple ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up a good starchy side to complete your holiday meal. It’s as easy as seasoning it and roasting it in the oven!
What is Rosemary for?
Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, especially when adding both fragrance and flavor to a dish. What most people don’t know is that this is a versatile herb that’s used in many other dishes. In some parts of the world, this herb is used for tea to aid in digestion, inflammation, and blood circulation. Truly an herbal wonder!
Some perfumes are also made from rosemary. Yes, you heard that right, perfume! Now you can smell as tasty as a roast chicken. Kidding! 😅
But it’s actually popular with soaps and shampoos because of its soothing effects. Personally, I like it in poultry and steak, but you can also apply it to other meats. Cooking the meat sous-vide infuses the rosemary essence directly. It’s most commonly used as a seasoning or simply as a chopped herb-rubbed in meat.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Ingredients
It’s amazing how just a few ingredients can make such an appetizing dish. The good part about this Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Recipe is that you don’t have to search far and wide for the ingredients. Shopping for these ingredients would be a breeze!
Potatoes – Now, it doesn’t matter if it’s red or white. Both potatoes will bring you the hefty starchy goodness you’re craving for. You should probably buy some now since it’s super in demand this holiday season.
Garlic – Aside from being an alluring aromatic, this ingredient is also good for your health especially in regulating blood pressure.
Rosemary – This potent herb brings a lot of aroma to the dish but there’s more to it than meets the eye, or nose for that matter. It basically helps with everything from inflammation to digestion. I want to call this a super herb.
Salt and Pepper – This duo is essential to everyday cooking. This will brighten the flavors to our specific taste preferences.
Roasting Potatoes the Easy Way
These lovely spuds are directly pulled from the ground which means it can have traces of dirt with it. It is essential that you clean, scrub, and rinse your potatoes so you won’t accidentally eat dirt.
You can parboil the potatoes to loosen the stubborn dirt and would also make them more tender.
Now, I know it’s really frustrating to have overly roasted potatoes which can turn the whole dish a bit bitter. To avoid this, I suggest pulling out your spuds just right before it’s done.
Food continues to cook for a while after it’s done so we adjust the time so as not to overcook our roasted potatoes.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are easy to prepare. But in case you want to make them in advance or have some leftover, simply pop it into a shallow container and place it in the fridge. As simple as that! These will last for about 3-5 days.
Freezing potatoes are just as easy plus it would last longer! Instead of a shallow airtight container, use a freezer-safe ziplock bag and properly store it in the freezer. This would give your Rosemary Roasted Potatoes a shelf life of 10 months up to a year.
But I don’t usually freeze my potatoes coz they’re best enjoyed right away.
What to Serve with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes?
Holiday is just around the corner! So one of the best dishes to serve with this easy peasy potato side dish is this fuss-free Roast Turkey Breast. You can even cook it in the same oven if it’s big enough.
Another simple dish to serve with this one is the Nicoise Salad to balance it out with greens and proteins. If you have leftover rosemary roasted potatoes, you can serve it as a side dish to these Bacon Wrapped Chicken.
If you just plan to enjoy it as potatoes, I suggest serving it with this delicious Homemade Gravy. Simply a comfort food for the holidays.
More Potato Dishes for the Holidays
How to Make Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub, rinse, and pat dry potatoes. Cut into large chunks then place in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then add garlic and rosemary. Toss to fully combine. Line a baking sheet with baking mat or parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through, with a spatula, until they are evenly browned and crispy, according to preference. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.
Watch How To Make It
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
- 2-2 ½ pounds red or white potatoes
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 springs large rosemary
- 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).
- Scrub, rinse, and pat dry potatoes. Cut into large chunks then place in a large bowl.
- Season with salt and pepper, then add garlic and rosemary. Toss to fully combine.
- Line a baking sheet with baking mat or parchment paper.
- Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through, with a spatula, until they are evenly browned and crispy, according to preference.
- Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.
Tips & Notes:
- You can parboil the potatoes for around 5-10 minutes to loosen the stubborn dirt and would also make them more tender.
- Try pulling out your spuds just right before it's done. Food continues to cook for a while after it’s done so we adjust the time so we don’t overcook our Rosemary Roasted Potatoes.
- To make it more crispy, make sure to give your potatoes a generous amount of olive oil.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.