Golden potatoes are dressed with olive oil, garlic, and herbs to make the best Herb Roasted Potatoes ever! This crispy, tasty side dish is always a hit.
The Best Way to Make Crispy Roasted Potatoes
If you are looking for the best crispy roasted potatoes, this magical method of parboiling the potatoes and then roasting them in the oven delivers perfect results, every time. With a simple seasoning mixture of oil, herbs, and garlic, this is an easy dish with big flavor.
You can serve these crisp roasted potatoes with any main course, and the leftovers reheat well in the oven or air fryer – so you can easily double this and serve it again in a day or two. Believe me, no one will be sorry to have a second round of garlicky herbed potatoes!
If you aren’t up for parboiling, I also have this easy Oven Roasted Potatoes recipe!
This wholesome recipe for herb-roasted potatoes is so much better than any side you can make from a box. Each ingredient is the real thing, as you can see:
- Potatoes: Go for waxy or semi-waxy potatoes. My favorite are the golden potatoes, but red or fingerling would also work.
- Olive Oil: Extra-virgin olive oil has the boldest flavor, but lighter olive oil would also be fine here – whichever you prefer.
- Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves, minced.
- Herbs: My favorites are minced fresh rosemary and minced fresh thyme.
- Salt and Pepper
- Parsley: Fresh parsley makes a pretty optional garnish.
How to Make Herb Roasted Potatoes
The magic in this method is the parboiling step, which partially cooks the potatoes and allows them to get extra crispy in the oven. Here’s exactly how to do it:
- Parboil the Potatoes. To get started, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully add the potatoes to the pot, and bring it to a boil again. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Get Ready to Roast. While potatoes are boiling, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and get the oven preheating to 425°F.
- Drain and Season the Potatoes. Once the 5 minutes is up, drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil, and add the garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat, and spread the potatoes evenly across the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Roast. Roast the seasoned potatoes for 30 minutes, stirring and turning them halfway through the cooking time. They are done when they are crisp on the outside, and fork tender.
- Enjoy! Serve your herb-roasted potatoes hot, garnished with fresh parsley (if desired).
Is It Necessary to Boil Potatoes Before Roasting?
You may be wondering, do I have to parboil my potatoes? And the answer is, nope! You can skip that step and pop them right into the oven if you prefer. Parboiling will help you get an extra crisp exterior to your potatoes, but it is not a necessary step. Keep in mind that the potatoes may take longer to roast if they aren’t parboiled first.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
So there you have it – an easy method for perfectly crispy potatoes, roasted in the oven with fresh herbs. Keep reading for some helpful recipe tips:
- Herbs: You can use any mixture of herbs you like. I love rosemary and thyme the best, but any herbs you love will be delicious!
- Butter: You can use butter in place of the olive oil, for a different flavor.
- Make Ahead: To get a jump on the prep for this dish, parboil the potatoes in advance. I always do this before a dinner party. Parboil the potatoes the day before, let them cool, and then store them in an airtight bag in the fridge.
Yummy Serving Suggestions
What should you serve with herb-roasted potatoes? Everything! These versatile veggies are delicious with just about everything, including…
- Chicken: Any chicken dish is better with potatoes, but my family is especially in love with Baked Honey Mustard Chicken. The addictively sweet and tangy sauce is a surefire winner. Or try my very favorite Oven Baked Chicken.
- Kabobs: This recipe for The Best Grilled Steak Kabobs is made with sirloin steak, peppers, and a mouthwatering mix of seasonings. Add a side of roasted potatoes, and you have a dinner everyone will crave!
- Salmon: Salmon is the best combination of fast and fancy food – especially this Sun-Dried Tomato Parmesan Crusted Salmon. It does need a good side dish or two- I think potatoes are just right.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Got leftovers? Store them in the fridge in an airtight container. They’ll keep for up to 5 days.
To reheat roasted potatoes, you can use your microwave, air fryer, or oven. Air frying and roasting will give the crispiest result. You’ll want to preheat to 425°F, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until hot.
Can I Freeze Roasted Potatoes?
Yes, you can freeze these for another time! Place the leftover roasted potatoes in an airtight container, and freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
Herb Roasted Potatoes
- 2 lbs golden potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
- ½ tablespoon kosher salt
- ½ tablespoon black pepper
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Bring a large a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil again. Cook for 5 minutes.
- While potatoes are boiling, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Once the 5 minutes is up, drain the potatoes and add them to a large bowl. Combine potatoes with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss potatoes to coat and evenly spread onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through, until crisp on the outside and fork tender.
- Serve hot. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
- Fridge: Store the fudge in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
- Freeze: Freeze potatoes in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
- Reheat: In the microwave, air fryer, or in the oven at 425°F for about 10 minutes, until hot.
- You can use any mixture of herbs you like. I love rosemary and thyme the best, but any herbs you love will be delicious!
- You can use butter in place of the olive oil.
- Do I have to parboil my potatoes? Nope! You can skip it and pop them right into the oven if you prefer. Parboiling will help you get an extra crisp exterior to your potatoes, but it is not a necessary step.
- Can I parboil my potatoes in advance? YES! I always do this before a dinner party. You can par boil your potatoes the day before. Let them cool and then store them in an airtight bag in the fridge.
More Easy Side Dishes
- Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic
- Ensalada de Coditos (Macaroni Salad)
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- The Best Creamed Spinach
- Mexican Street Corn
- Creamy Baked Brussel Sprouts
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Candied Carrots
- Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan
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