Healthier roast potatoes

    35 min

    It's easier than you might think to make the classic roastie just a little healthier. These delicious roast potatoes use plenty of fresh herbs for full flavour and are a tasty side dish for special occasion feasts such as Christmas.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 250 C / Gas 9.
    2. Combine oil, garlic, basil, rosemary, parsley, chilli flakes, and salt in a large bowl. Toss in potatoes until evenly coated. Place potatoes in a single layer in a roasting tin or baking tray.
    3. Roast in preheated oven, turning occasionally, until potatoes are brown on all sides, 20 to 30 minutes.

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    Delicious - there's nothing like oven roasted potatoes to compliment a grilled steak dinner! Who knew something could taste so good using only 1 Tbsp. of olive oil... The mix of fresh herbs was fabulous and the addition of the red pepper flakes gave it a nice "kick". This is a wonderful side dish!  -  17 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used eight red potatoes in this recipe instead of your basic baked potato. I also used homemade roasted garlic in this recipe and I increased the EVOO just a touch. I did bake mine at 400* for almost 45 minutes and they got a nice crust on them. I served these as a fill in for my usual home fries (that I make in the cast iron with bacon grease) and the boys seemed to like them, though I think I did like them a little more than they did. NO leftovers.  -  18 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Changed nothing but using dried herbs since I had non of the fresh on hand....also used red skinned taters....Very good and flavorful....we like ours kinda crispy so the cooking time was about 400 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour for us....thanks!  -  17 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)