Italian Roasted Potatoes are made in just minutes with only 3 ingredients! They are so simple to make and will definitely impress your dinner guests!
Here are a few more side dishes we think you’ll love – Grilled Asparagus, Cheesy Potato Casserole, and Cottage Cheese Jello Salad.
Summer is winding down and we are getting ready to go back to school in a few days, but that means it’s also the start of all the delicious “End of Summer” BBQs! 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!
How to Make Roasted Potatoes
YOU WILL NEED –
- red potatoes
- avocado oil
- dry Italian 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).
Cut 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 the 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.
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, set the table, and chat with your guests!
Italian Roasted Potatoes Recipe
- 2 lbs red potatoes
- 3 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 packet Italian Dressing mix, dry
- Wash potatoes and cut into 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.
- Pour the seasoned potatoes onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Place in oven for 30-35 minutes.
- 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Becky is the cook/photographer/writer/eater behind the blog Bite of Delight. Becky was a food contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2017.