Baby Potatoes Recipe – Roasted with Lemon and Parmesan
This is a favorite baby potato recipe that we prepare often because it’s so easy and delicious. Baby potatoes make a great side dish and are always easy on the food budget. This potato recipe will easily adjust to a little more or less potatoes. But, if you make a little extra you will have plenty leftover and they do heat up perfectly the next day.
This is a hearty potatoes dish that can be served with just about any family-favorite meat or piece of fish for a complete meat & potatoes meal.
A delicious baby poato side dish you will make over and over6
- 2 lbs. baby yellow potatoes, cut in half
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Place potatoes in the baking dish.
Combine the oil, melted butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and dried parsley.
Drizzle over potatoes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover and place baking dish on the center rack of oven
Bake for about 20 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
Bake for about 10 more minutes or until edges become crispy.
Should you Buy Baby Potatoes or New Potatoes?
Baby and New potatoes are basically sold as the same thing. The new potato is actually a term for potatoes that have been harvested a little earlier making them a little less starchy. But a baby red potato fully harvested can also be labeled as a new potato as well. Always look for the freshest potato possible and buy the potatoes similar in size.
Which potatoes are best for roasting?
We love using Yukon gold potatoes or fresh red-skinned potatoes. Yukon golds are a much softer skinned potato than it’s cousin the baby red. Baby red potatoes can have a little bit of a waxier thicker skin, so the potato holds up well at higher roasting temperatures.
If you want a softer. creamier and sweeter potato, go for the delicious Yukons.
Always use a low to medium starch potato for roasting. Yellow potatoes are low to medium in starch so they make a great option for roasting. They have a creamy and moist texture with a hint of butter flavor.The larger yellow potatoes make a great option for those creamy comforting mashed potatoes.
The one thing we love about the baby or “new” yellow potato is they have a thin skin and don’t need to be peeled.
We love these easy baby baked or roasted potatoes that are super versatile. Do you have leftover potatoes? Fry a few slices of bacon, chop into pieces and add to reheated potatoes. Makes a delicious breakfast side potato dish as well.
Want another potato recipe we love —> try our Parmesan Crusted Potatoes!