My favourite herb roasted potatoes

There is always a debate about the potatoes at my family’s holiday meals. Actually, there’s usually debate about a lot of things, but the potatoes is always one of them.

See my mom loves riced potatoes. Have you heard of them? Basically they are just boiled potatoes that you put through a ricer, which turns them into small pebble-sized pieces. You don’t add anything to them – no salt, no butter, nada. They are boring with a capital B.

My favourite herb roasted potatoes (vegan, gluten free)

My mom argues that they are just a vehicle for gravy, which gives them their flavour. But I’m of the belief that potatoes should taste good before adding gravy (because then when you add gravy, it will be doubly as good). And I’m not alone in this – my sister is on my side of this argument too!

The one potato dish that we can all agree on is my herb roasted potatoes. I make these at least a few times a month because everyone I make them for loves them. So this year I vote we change our official potato dish to these herb roasted potatoes – it will be one less thing to argue about!

My favourite herb roasted potatoes (vegan, gluten free)

Herb roasted potatoes
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Baby potatoes tossed in olive oil and dried herbs, then roasted until golden and crispy. My favourite potato side dish! Vegan, gluten free, nut free, and soy free.
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 lb mini potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. While it is heating up, wash and dry the potatoes then cut into halves (you may need to cut larger ones into thirds or quarters).
  2. Cutting the potatoes can release water from inside, so I like to pat them dry with a paper towel. This step is optional, but I find it helps them to roast better!
  3. Next toss the potatoes in a bowl with the olive oil until they are well coated, then add the dried herbs and salt.
  4. Spread onto a baking sheet (with the cut side facing up) and bake for 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and flip all the pieces over, then bake for another 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before eating.

What type of potatoes do you have for your holiday dinners?


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22 Responses to My favourite herb roasted potatoes

  1. Mmm I’m definitely on your side of the potato debate- roasted with lots of herbs is the way to go! Unless the gravy tastes outstandingly amazing, boiled & mashed potatoes are kinda bleh!

    These photos are gorgeous, Chelsea..can almost taste the potatoes just by looking at ’em!

    • Chelsea

      Thanks girl! :)

      I really like mashed potatoes made with salt, milk (or cream!), and butter. But potatoes with nothing added to them are so bland!

  2. These are so perfect for a mashed potato alternative at Thanksgiving! I LOVE seasoning potatoes with rosemary and thyme. YUM.

  3. not gonna lie, your mom’s potatoes just sound boring! my family usually does mashed potatoes for holidays – I guess you can’t go wrong with a classic!

  4. Mmm roasted potatoes with herbs are my fave! They’re so flavourful and are a great side dish with so many things!

    • Chelsea

      Agreed! I pair them with everything. Some people argue fish can’t be paired with potatoes (only grains!), but I tend to disagree. ;)

  5. Lol riced potatoes sounds like punishment. Roasted with oil and herbs = bliss. Actually, I ate frozen kettle corn roasted potatoes yesterday because it was all I had.

  6. Roasted potatoes are my JAM, especially when rosemary is involved. Actually, the potato dish is probably my favourite thing at most dinners, so I can definitely see how a huge debate would surround them… And now I’ve got a potato craving. I’m thinking fries for dinner tonight.

    • Chelsea

      I think I just have a permanent potato craving. I actually went through a huge potato phase when I was 13-14 and ate them at least once per day lol.

  7. I agree with you, potatoes should be tasty on their own! I’ve heard that ricing them gives them a nice texture though. Your herb roasted potatoes look delicious :)

  8. I’m with you, Chelsea. Herbed potatoes over riced potatoes any day! I hadn’t actually heard about riced potatoes until I moved to Canada, so I wonder if it’s a North American thing?

    • Chelsea

      Maybe! I haven’t heard of them in other cultures either. But either way, I think they’re a potato form that is best left forgotten lol!

  9. I’m with you and your sister on this one. Potatoes are greedy little orbs of delight so you really need to season those suckers because they just soak it right up. I love roasted potatoes, and I love rosemary.

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  11. Looks so yummy! I’ve never heard of riced potatoes before so it may be interesting to try them, but I’m pretty sure these would win lol

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  13. We often make a version of these for dinner. I love using the baby potatoes, they taste so much better!

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