These oven-roasted red potatoes are simple to make and are such a pretty side dish.

Red Potatoes with Thyme

Potatoes are handy to have on hand because they’re perfect for easy last minute side dishes.

In this recipe, baby round (or petite-size) red potatoes are used (a little smaller than the size of a golf ball and so darn cute).

These very small potatoes are also called “new” potatoes because they’re harvested when they’re young.

Their skin is thinner than a larger more mature potato, and new potatoes are ideal for roasting, steaming or boiling.

One of the things I love about this recipe is how simple it is to make.

All of the ingredients are added to a bowl, then they’re mixed together, spread out on a sheet pan and roasted in the oven.

About the Ingredients

It’s great when these baby red potatoes are available in the market and especially nice when they’re on sale.

When making this recipe, if the baby red potatoes aren’t available or are too expensive to buy, check out the regular size red potatoes and pick out the smallest ones.

And instead of cutting them in half (like in this recipe for the baby potatoes), cut them in quarters or even smaller if using large size red potatoes.

For a flavor boost, this recipe has bacon drippings in it.

Notice how I used the term “drippings” instead of “fat”?

Roasted Red Potatoes with Thyme on plate

I guess it makes me feel better using bacon “drippings” in a recipe instead of using bacon “fat”.

Boy am I ever in denial since they are the same thing.

Anyway, if you prefer not to use bacon drippings, just substitute it with the same amount of olive oil.

About the Garnish

Although I used fresh thyme for garnish, another option is to use micro greens.

They’re a beautiful garnish on top of roasted potatoes.

Recently at a wedding reception dinner I attended they served petite-size roasted potatoes topped with micro greens and small edible flower petals.

The potatoes were so beautiful and perfect for the occasion.

Here are more side dish recipes you may like “Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Sage and Ham“, “Homestyle Elbow Macaroni Salad” and “Easy Potato Salad with Egg“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Thyme ingredients

Petite-size red potatoes (or any type that may be available), pepper, sea salt (or regular salt), onion powder, granulated garlic, fresh thyme, butter, and bacon drippings (optional; may substitute with olive oil)

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Add cut red potatoes in large bowl

Cut the potatoes in half and add them to a large bowl.

Add melted butter in bowl with potatoes

Next add the melted butter and bacon drippings.

Add spices to red potatoes in bowl

Then add the pepper, granulated garlic…

Add fresh thyme to red potatoes in bowl

fresh thyme,

Add onion powder to red potatoes in bowl

onion powder,

Add salt to red potatoes in bowl

and salt.

Mix spices and herbs with red potatoes in bowl

Mix together so that the potatoes are coated with all of the ingredients.

Cut red potatoes on sheet pan

On a large cookie sheet,

Cut red potatoes on sheet pan

…lay each potato cut side down.

Bake in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) until the cut-side of the potato is a golden color (about 20 minutes).

Roasted Red Potatoes

Serve warm and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Thyme on plate

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Roasted Red Potatoes in Bowl

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Thyme

These oven-roasted red potatoes are simple to make and are a delicious side dish.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds baby round red potatoes (also called "new" potatoes) cut in half (or other type of small potatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (chopped if the leaves are on the larger side)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (heaping), or to taste (or 1/4 heaping teaspoon regular salt, or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter*
  • 1 tablespoon warm bacon drippings*
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (for garnish)

* May substitute both the melted butter and bacon drippings with 2 tablespoons of olive oil

    Equipment

    • Baking sheet pan

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
    • In a large bowl, add the potatoes, melted butter, bacon drippings, pepper, granulated garlic, thyme, onion powder, and salt.
      Mix together so that the potatoes are coated with all of the ingredients. 
    • On a large sheet pan, lay each potato cut-side down. 
    • Bake in a preheated oven until the cut-side of the potato is a golden color (about 20 minutes). 
    • Serve warm and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.