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Italian Roasted Potatoes

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Hi again Somewhat Simple readers, Becky here from Bite of Delight!  I’m excited to share one of my favorite (and easiest!) recipes with you, Italian Roasted Potatoes!

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Summer is winding down and we are getting ready to go back to school in a few days, but that means the start of the “End of Summer” BBQ’s!  If you have exhausted your side dishes and need something new to go with your burgers or chicken, try these simple, delicious roasted potatoes.  They take just a few minutes of prep, and then they roast while you take care of the main course.  It’s an inexpensive way to impress your guests and get out of your potato chip rut!

All you need are three simple ingredients.  Potatoes, oil, and dressing mix.  It doesn’t get much easier!  I’ve switched to avocado oil for roasting because it has the highest smoke point at 500 degrees (plus it’s a healthier oil than regular vegetable oils, and it’s non-GMO).

italian roasted potatoes 1Cut your potatoes into uniform bite-size pieces.  Place potatoes in a gallon size zip-top bag and drizzle with avocado oil.  Seal the top of the bag and shake to coat.  Open bag, add the dry dressing mix, seal the top, and shake again to coat.  I’ve made potatoes this way for years, because I found that if I coated the potatoes in oil first, then the seasoning distributes more evenly.  If I add the oil and seasoning at the same time, the seasonings tend to clump with the oil and it takes a lot more shaking to coat the potatoes.italian roasted potatoes 6

Pour the seasoned potatoes onto a foil-lined baking sheet and toss it in the oven.  That’s it!  Then you can start your meat, make a salad, change a diaper, kiss an owie, set the table and chat with your guests.

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Italian Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs red potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 packet Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix (dry)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Wash potatoes and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Place potatoes in a gallon-size zip-top bag and drizzle with avocado oil.  Seal the top of the bag and shake to coat.
  4. Open bag, add the dry dressing mix, seal the top, and shake again to coat.
  5. Pour the seasoned potatoes onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
  6. Place in oven for 30-35 minutes.
  7. If you want your potatoes extra crispy, turn the broiler on for the last 2-3 minutes.  Watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
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