Italian Roasted Potatoes are an easy and delicious side dish. I love sides that go great with lots and lots of main dishes. Plus this is typically inexpensive to make when potatoes are on sale!
You can use red potatoes, russet potatoes… really any kind of potatoes you like or have on hand. The other great thing is that the skin stays ON… less work and more nutrients! My kids normally peel the skin off a baked potato… but they eat these with no problems and I don't think they even realize the skin is on there!
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IS IT BETTER TO BOIL POTATOES BEFORE ROASTING?
You can ensure that your potatoes have a gorgeous, crisp exterior by briefly boiling them before roasting. The outside layer of your potatoes will remain quite rough if you don't blanch them, making it impossible for any fat you use to penetrate the gaps.
Slice your potatoes into large pieces and boil them for about ten minutes, depending on their size, to achieve the perfect precook. You are set to roast when the outer part is tender but the inside is still uncooked and firm.
However, if you do not have time to parboil your potatoes before roasting them, that would be fine too. Cooking it in the air fryer should do the trick! Just follow the instructions below! Either way, you will get crispy and delicious Italian roasted potatoes!
HOW DO YOU KEEP ROASTED POTATOES CRISPY?
When roasting potatoes, it is typically anticipated that they will be consumed quickly after they are done cooking. But there are several circumstances in which you can discover that you would not like to consume all of the potatoes right away after they are taken out of the oven.
In these cases, you might tend to question how the roast potatoes will maintain an adequately crispy skin. Here are a couple of things you can do to achieve that:
- KEEP THEM WARM
If you are not going to eat them right after they are cooked, you can keep them warm inside the air fryer basket or oven. If there is a brief delay once everyone begins to eat, avoid covering the crispy potatoes because this can retain steam and can cause the potatoes to get soggy.
Simply leave them in the oven but be sure to set the oven or air fryer at the lowest temperature so that the potatoes won't get overcooked. Keep in mind that the potatoes could dry up if they are not served within two hours.
If you have any leftover roasted potatoes or if ever you just cooked them ahead of time, let the potatoes cool to room temperature before transferring them to an airtight container or zip plastic bag. The potatoes should be placed in the refrigerator within two hours of being taken out of the oven.
Remember that you can't store these in the fridge forever, they can only be stored for up to 5 days. After that, make sure to consume them by then.
Take out the potatoes from the fridge and transfer them to a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer. Before putting it in the oven, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and place a layer of foil over the baking sheet. Once your oven is hot and ready, slide the baking sheet of potatoes into the oven and cook for about 15 minutes then serve.
You can also reheat these in the air fryer – preheat your air fryer if the model you are using needs preheating, if not, just set the temperature to 350 degrees F and cook for 5 minutes. After that, check on your potatoes and if needed, shake the basket and give it another 5 minutes to cook then serve.
Note: reheating them more than once might change the texture of the potatoes. When you reheat them the second time, they won't be as crispy anymore.
WHAT KIND OF POTATOES SHOULD I USE?
For this recipe, you can use any potatoes you prefer. Any type or any size will do just as long as you follow the recipe card you are good. However, if you want to use the best potato for roasting, try using Yukon gold potatoes.
All the qualities that Yukon potatoes have are perfect for roasting. In addition to that, it is not really hard to find and buy this kind of potato. You can easily get it at any grocery store or farmer's market. It is a common type of potato so it wouldn't be a problem finding one!
You can even try mixing it with different types of potatoes as well. This way, you would be able to distinguish the difference. Either way, you will not regret trying out this recipe whether you use Yukon gold potatoes, russet, yellow, or red.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE ITALIAN ROASTED POTATOES
To make this scrumptious recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Zesty Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Parmesan Cheese (optional)
- Parsley (optional)
HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN ROASTED POTATOES?
Once you have all the ingredients needed to make this Italian roasted potatoes recipe, you can start cooking! Follow the steps down below for the best results!
STEP ONE: PREPARE POTATOES
Before you do anything else, preheat the oven first to 350 degrees F. Then, grab your potatoes. Wash them and cut them up into small bite-sized pieces. Do not forget to leave the skin of the potatoes on. However, if you really hate the skin… then you can go ahead and peel them off!
For this recipe, I made use of a combination of potatoes – petite red and gold ones that have just been cut in half. However, when using a bigger size of potatoes, you are going to want to cut them up into quarters or one-eights, depending on how big it is. Feel free to use red, gold, or even russet potatoes.
STEP TWO: COAT THE POTATOES
After the potatoes have been scrubbed clean and sliced up, transfer them into a large plastic zip bag or in a large bowl. Pour in the olive oil and the Italian seasoning mix in as well. Mix this up until all the potatoes have been evenly covered in the mixture of oil and seasonings.
STEP THREE: COOK POTATOES
Cooking these Italian roasted potatoes will be done in an oven. Here are the steps to do so:
- First off, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with foil and spray a generous amount of oil.
- And again, place and arrange the prepared potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake the potatoes at 450 degrees F for 30 minutes. You will have to turn the potatoes every 10 minutes for them to be evenly cooked.
STEP FOUR: SERVE
Garnish the cooked potatoes with some parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Give it a toss and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Note: the garnish is optional if you want to put only the parmesan cheese, only the fresh parsley, or no garnish, that is totally fine!
ITALIAN ROASTED POTATOES RECIPE CARD
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- 3 lbs. Potato scrubbed cleaned and cut into bit sized pieces.
- 1 pack Dry Zesty Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix
- 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese optional garnish
- Chopped Fresh Parsley optional garnish
Scrub clean the potatoes and cut into bite sized pieces. I used a combination of petite red and gold potatoes, that I just cut into half. But if you use large potatoes, cut them into quarters or one-eights, depending on their size. You can use red, gold or even russet potatoes.
Place potatoes in a large bowl or plastic zippered bag and add the olive oil and the Italian seasoning mix.
Mix the oil, seasoning and potatoes together, making sure all the potatoes are covered evenly in oil and seasonings.
Preheat the oven to 450F and line a large baking sheet with foil and spray generously.
Arrange the potatoes in a single layer.
Bake at 450F for 30 minutes, turning the potatoes every 10 minutes.
Add shredded parmesan cheese and fresh parsley and toss.
Tips: remember you can use any type of potato you may have on hand. You can make clean up easier by lining your pan with non-stick foil!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SIDE DISHES?
We love roasted veggies at our house. I guess that is why I make Roasted Green Beans regularly. We also eat Roasted Sausage and Veggies probably once a week!! I have also found some amazing carrot recipes to bring some orange color to the table. Do you have any favorite roasted veggie recipes to share?
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