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Roasted Red Potatoes in Bowl

Roasted Red Potatoes with Thyme

A quick and easy side dish favorite.
5 from 1 vote


  • 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


    • 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 cookie sheet, 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). 
    • Garnish with thyme and serve while hot.