Rosemary baby potatoes are an easy side dish that goes with almost anything!

Baby potatoes (also called “new” potatoes) are harvested before they get too starchy so they have a sweet, delicate flavor.

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A Fave Easy Side

  • Potatoes are a favorite comfort food and this recipe is mild enough to be served with breakfast next to an omelet or alongside a hearty ribeye steak.
  • They’re quick to prep and if they’re really small you don’t have to cut them.
  • The texture is a bit more fluffy than oven-roasted potatoes made with Russets or baking potatoes.

Ingredients and Variations

POTATOES: Baby Potatoes (aka New Potatoes) can be the size of a walnut or as long as a finger (fingerling potatoes). Starchy, large potatoes like russets are best for mashing, but ‘baby reds’ are ideal for baking or roasting!

SEASONINGS: Olive oil coats the potatoes and helps them crisp and give the seasonings something to cling to.

Rosemary can be fresh or dried. I do choose garlic powder for this recipe as fresh garlic can burn at a high temperature.

ingredients to make Rosemary Baby Potatoes

How to Make Rosemary Baby Potatoes

  1. Prepare potatoes and toss them with oil and herbs.
  2. Roast potatoes until they are tender and crisp.

VARIATION: For extra crispy rosemary baby potatoes, once they are done cooking, sprinkle the potatoes with shredded parmesan cheese and place them under the broiler for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Tips for Perfect Potatoes

  • Choose potatoes that are the same size or cut them to size so they all cook evenly. If some are larger, cut them in half.
  • Ensure they’re not overcrowded so they crisp nicely.

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Perfect Potatoes

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Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

These Rosemary Potatoes are perfectly seasoned and roasted until crispy on the outside, soft & tender on the inside!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary slightly crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Rinse and dry potatoes. If potatoes are on the bigger side, cut them in half.
  • Toss potatoes with olive oil and herbs until coated.
  • Roast 25-30 minutes or until browned and tender.


This recipe can be used for any kind of potato cut into bite sized pieces.
Dried rosemary can be substituted for 1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary.
2 cloves fresh minced garlic can replace garlic powder.
5 from 47 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 164 | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Made these earlier this afternoon and left them to cool. Had them later with meatloaf which I also made earlier and let cool. First time making in air fryer with recipe from this site. Both were excellent and had them with side salad. Will be my stand by recipe for baby potatoes and will store some in the fridge for later ‘go with anything’ dinners.5 stars