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Roasted Baby Potatoes

4.95 from 40 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.


“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.”

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
4.95 from 40 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
small potatoes recipe garnished with parsley in a serving bowl

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  1. Ashawandi says

    5 stars
    I made the potatoes and my kids LOVED THEM ❤️❤️❤️

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear that!

  2. Mary Beth says

    5 stars
    It is delicious. I’ve made it three times and have had compliments each time. My favorite thing about it is it is so easy and fast to make.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like these as much as we do!

  3. Sally says

    Can I air fry these potatoes if I could what temperature and how many minutes thank you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m sorry, I’ve only made these in the Instant Pot or in the stove. I would suggest 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes and then toss them with the garlic, melted butter, salt, and pepper.

  4. Susan says

    Can I make these ahead and reheat for a party? I need to make enough for 20 people.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Unfortunately, I’ve only ever made these right before serving. I’m sure they can be warmed up and enjoyed. I would imagine they will be delicious, just slightly less so than if fresh.

  5. Ayo says

    Thanks for the recipe. Have you ever had issues with the garlic burning?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I have not. There’s enough butter in there for it not be an issue.

  6. Kathy says

    Potatoes are ready to go into the oven! I’ll update after dinner.

  7. George H says

    Thanks for the recipe. I cut my potatoes in half and put them in a ceramic dish and followed your instructions. I pre-heated, they have been in there 30 mins and are still not fork soft. I did them on a baking sheet and 25mins was good. Putting them on top of each other in a dish definitely increases the cooking time. Trying for 35 mins but other food is getting cold.

  8. Denise says

    5 stars
    Hi, can roasted potatoes recipe be baked in oven in aluminum packets?

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