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Roasted Baby Potatoes

4.8 from 10 votes

posted: 12/02/20

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This Roasted Baby Potatoes Recipe makes such an easy and delicious side dish. With only five ingredients and five minutes of prep time it is the perfect accompaniment to so many dishes.

These baked baby potatoes are easy enough to make on a weeknight, but delicious enough to serve on a holiday table.

close up overhead picture of baby potatoes in a serving bowl, garnished with parsley

Our family loves this baby potato recipe so much. In fact, I have one kiddo who does fist pumps every time they see it land on the table. It is the perfect las minute side dish recipe.

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that it is simple enough to make for a weeknight meal, but delicious enough to put on your holiday table. These roasted baby potatoes are melt in your mouth delicious.

small potatoes recipe garnished with parsley in a serving bowl

How to Make Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Learning how to roast baby potatoes is simple, and it is a recipe you will come back to over and over.

  1. Cut the baby potatoes in half.
  2. Melt your butter and whisk in your garlic.
  3. Toss the butter mixture and potatoes. This can be done right in the baking dish.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and throw it in the oven!

Ingredients for Baked Baby Potatoes

  • boomer gold baby creamer potatoes (see note below)
  • butter
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
overhead view of a bowl of prepared baby potatoes recipe garnished with parsley

What are Creamer Potatoes

Creamer Potatoes have been bread to be small. But they also have a distinctly different taste than full grown potatoes. They are small and buttery, which is what makes them perfect for this recipe.

What to Serve Roasted Baby Potatoes With

This is the perfect recipe to serve so many different recipes. The simplicity of this recipe makes it a great accompaniment to a nicer main dish. We often have these with:


Can I use another type of potato?

Any small type of potato will work for this recipe. Make sure that they are smaller than two inches and cut in half. For best results though stick with creamer potatoes.

Do baby potatoes need to be peeled?

One of the beauties of this recipe is that they don’t need to be peeled, just cut in half.

Can the potatoes be kept whole?

Yes! You will just need to add 10 to 15 minutes of roasting time.

How long to roast baby potatoes?

It takes 20 to 25 minutes to roast baby potatoes at 425 degrees.

overhead view of roasted baby potatoes in a serving bowl

If you make my roasted baby potatoes or any of my other recipes, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

small potatoes recipe garnished with parsley in a serving bowl
4.8 from 10 votes

Roasted Baby Potatoes Recipe

Serves: 4 people
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
This Roasted Baby Potatoes Recipe makes such an easy and delicious side dish.  It is five ingredients, takes about five minutes to make, and is so delicious.  These baked baby potatoes are easy enough to make on a weeknight, but delicious enough to serve on a holiday table. 


  • 1.5 pounds boomer gold creamer potatoes cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the melted butter and then minced garlic.  
  • Add the potatoes to the baking dish, then pour the butter garlic mixture over it.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and then toss to combine.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Calories: 269kcal (13%) Carbohydrates: 45g (15%) Protein: 5g (10%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 23mg (8%) Sodium: 281mg (12%) Potassium: 1079mg (31%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 250IU (5%) Vitamin C: 64.4mg (78%) Calcium: 40mg (4%) Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


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  1. Laura says

    5 stars
    I love how easy this recipe is and so few ingredients too. Would fingerling potatoes work here?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! I think they would be great for this!

      • Beatrice Sanders says

        I made these along w/roasted onions & multi-colored mini peppers
        . Cannot get over how delicious they were. Was in the UK last October w/my UK /American friend, stayed @ her flat & went for a traditional Sunday roast @ a gorgeous pub. She was anxious for me to try the roasted potato’s which were great & mine tonite were just as/or better. My husband loved them. Will certainly make again. So easy as well as tasty.

        • Lisa Longley says

          So glad you liked them so much! Thank you for taking the time to come back tell me.

  2. Rachael Keith says

    5 stars
    Thank you so much!! I made these for supper tonight with bbq grilled chicken. Everyone loved them!! They will grace our supper table often.
    I agree last minute pit together recipes often turn out the best.
    Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  3. jj says

    I am looking forward to trying these tonight with grilled pork chops. All the great reviews make me think we’ll love them. Thanks!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’d love to hear what you think!

    • Shannon C says

      4 stars
      I’m making these tonight with our dry-rubbed ribs in the oven! I hope they turn out as pretty and yummy as your pictures. :)

      On a side note, I work for Meals on Wheels and I know we are always looking for volunteers to help us deliver meals locally to seniors in need. It would be a great activity to do with the family throughout the year. For my local chapter, we deliver Monday through Friday between 11-1. Off for the holidays, but there are plenty of days in between to get involved. You should look into it!

      Merry Christmas everyone!

  4. CJ Sorg says

    5 stars
    It sounds silly, but there really isn’t a better recipe for simple roasted baby potatoes. I really appreciated finding this recipe at the last minute – as I was cutting up the baby potatoes. I sprinkled a little dried rosemary over these and cooked alongside some bone-in chicken thighs for 1 hour at 350 degrees. They turned out perfect – and got me some accolades from the wife and kid. I’d always used oil before this – but this easier and simpler recipe is just straight-up better in every way.

  5. Christine @ myblissfulmess says

    5 stars
    We love roasted potatoes. They’re such an easy side dish to toss together quickly and they always taste so good! These go great with just about any main dish meat, but we especially like them with grilled steaks.

  6. Carl Pirro says

    Thanks Lisa.

  7. Catherine cunningham says

    This recipe is to die for . The first batch I made was gone in minutes. I’m making it again but doubled the recipe. My family is patiently waiting.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy this one was a hit with you! We love it too!

  8. Henrietta L. Lavengood says

    5 stars
    I really enjoyed the simple roasted potatoes recipe. We had it with baked chicken that had lemon, olive oil, and bits of tangerine around.
    The two dishes complemented each other a lot. Thank You! Henrietta Lavengood, NJ

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy you liked it!

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