Colorful Roasted Potatoes with Carrots and Rosemary (Plus a Tasteful Selections Giveaway!)

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Tasteful Selections contacted me and asked if I’d be willing to try their small colorful potatoes. “Of course!” I said. I am NOT one to turn down potatoes, ESPECIALLY while pregnant. ;) (Have totally been craving potatoes)

I was excited to get my two bags in the mail the other day and decided to make a simple roasted dish with them. The colors were amazing. There were red, yellow, and my favorite, purple! Each one no more than and inch or two in diameter.

I halved them to cut down on cooking time and presented the husband and the toddler with their rainbow plates. Now… of all the complaints I have of the husband, NOT being a true potato man is my biggest gripe. If it was up to him potatoes would only come in 1 of 2 ways: baked and mashed. That’s it. He doesn’t even like HASHBROWNS!! I mean who doesn’t like a good hash. Ugh. Anyway, before this turns into a bitch session I shall move on. He ate all the potatoes except one purple one and seemed unimpressed. Me, on the other hand, could eat these things every day for the rest of my life and be happy! They were amazing! Creamy, roasted goodness. The toddler even thought so. He was a little hesitant at first (the purple ones were intimidating) and then continued to eat the whole serving without complaint.

Colorful Roasted Potatoes with Carrots and RosemaryHere’s what I did…

  • 450 grams of small colorful potatoes halved (package said 148 was a serving and I didn’t want to make more than 3 in fear I would not stop eating them. I was glad I made this decision. ;)
  • 4 carrots, cut in chunks
  • 1 small onion, chopped small
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (a sprinkle of dry would work great too)
  • Kosher Salt

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Toss everything together in a bowl using a liberal amount of kosher salt. I think I used at least 3 pinches from my bowl. Pour all the ingredients in a baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. I tossed and stirred 3 times during cooking.

Here’s a little before…

Colorful Roasted Potatoes with Carrots and Rosemary before

and after…

Colorful Roasted Potatoes with Carrots and Rosemary - after

Seriously. The best potatoes EVER! You could always use “regular” sized potatoes and quarter them, BUT if you would like to try the Tasteful Selection small colorful variety why, all you need to do is leave a comment and tell me what your favorite potato dish is! I’ll pick a random commentor next Wednesday to sample these fabulous potatoes.

As for nutritional information, I made exactly 3 servings so that’s how I’m calculating. You can totally double, triple, quadruple this recipe for more. I wouldn’t up the oil too, too much. I could have even used a little less for this batch.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
3 1/3 of the recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
190 5g 5g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 1g 34g 4g
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  1. Lisa

    These potatos look beautiful!
    I love this dish my mom used to make – slice the potatoes and boil them in a fry pan until soft. Drainthe water, then add oil/butter and seasoning (onion, salt, pepper) and fry until delicious! I usually make this with regular white potatoes, but would think it be nice inthe great colors!

  2. Nancy

    I like ‘em, but my 9 yr old son, loves them…more than any other food (more than candy or ice cream etc.) and any style is fine…baked, mashed, in soup, of course fries, but we try to limit that…he’d get a kick out of the different colors.

  3. Debbie

    yum I loved scalloped potatoes, but round ones, with rosemary on them, YUM!!!!!!!!!!!! I love um! i like how you threw veggies in there. YUM! Id like some potatoes please,.

  4. Krista

    I’m Irish, Roni…do I *really* have to pick just one fave potato dish? :D

    I absolutely love an old fashioned baked potato made in a hot oven…rub the skin with oil, sprinkle of salt, prick the skin a few times and throw it in for an hour. The result is crispy skin and a fluffy interior. Bliss!

    These colorful potatoes are really beautiful.

  5. Emily

    My favorite potato dish would have to be my future mother-in-laws’ Bolivian potato salad. It is the most simple recipe ever, but the combination is perfect. All it is, is potatoes, carrots (both cut into small bite-sized pieces) a little bit of mayo, salt, and pepper. Paired with grilled chicken or steak and a tomato onion salad and you have a filling dinner.
    But let me tell you, I will take a potato in any form!!

  6. Jessica

    My favorite potato dish is my husband’s sweet potato au gratin. Layers of sweet potato, heavy cream, garlic, cheese – heaven!

  7. Patty

    I love roasted potatoes, those colors are so pretty I bet they would make a colorful potato salad too! Also, I’m with Ryan and think it would take a minute or two to get past the purple;)

  8. Melanie Wright

    I love potatoes steamed with squash and onion. Or I love potatoes with Liption dry onion soup mix and olive oil roasted. Yum!

  9. Julie

    Definitely homemade baked french fries! Just some simple white potatoes, sliced and dipped in a mixture of egg whites and spices (I use Emeril’s Essence – salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, oregano, and thyme). Put them in the oven for a bit and they come out great!

  10. Nicole P

    My favorite is definitely one I found off of this site. The oven roasted potato fries- they are delicious seriously. They completely take care of my french fry craving.

  11. Janelle

    My fave potato dish is both good and bad. One is similar to yours above and is roasted potatoes tossed with olive oil and onion soup mix (the powered packet one). I like this for a casual family dinner and it’s always a crowd pleaser. The other is called Texas Potatoes and involves large doses of butter, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup. I make it lighter by using fat free everything, but it still packs a whallop! SOOOO good though…an Easter fave (and that’s the only time I eat it.)

  12. Shannan R

    Those look so good! My favorite way to have potatoes is mashed, but another favorite of mine is one that I recall from childhood that my mother makes on occasion. It’s boiled potatoes, quartered, mixed with my grandmother’s homemade pickles and sliced onion. The combo is an acquired taste, but as I write this, I’m craving it more and more.

  13. Valerie

    I have never met a potato I didn’t like. What can I say? I’m a good Irish girl! We eat a lot of potatoes because they’re so good and good for you! I cut them out of my diet for years because I thought they were what was making me fat. Ummm… two years later and more pounds heavier than I’d care to admit… clearly it wasn’t JUST the potatoes. I missed potatoes and am so glad to have them back!

  14. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf

    Soooo yum! I’ve been wanting to try purple potatoes!

    My preferance is sweet potatoes, but where “regular” potatoes are concerned, my favorite is still mashed. Once upon a time I made mashed potatoes with parmesan cheese and it was AMAZING. And then this past weekend I happened to have heavy cream on hand while I was making mashed potatoes, so I gave that a go instead of the usual 1% milk or fat-free half-and-half. Also AMAZING. Sometime if I’m feeling frisky I might use parmesan AND cream! ;)

  15. Vickie

    I love potatoes just about anyway you want to cook them! Maybe I like potato salad the best. No, maybe mashed. No, Just plain baked with oil and salt on the skin to make it dry and fluffy! Oh well, who can choose? Gotta love the potato!

  16. Dorene

    I love all potatoes, I have a similar recipe but not as many colors this looks amazing. I will probably add sweet potato also. Love the spuds :)

  17. Caroline Calcote

    My favorite way to eat potatoes is roasted, especially small ones like that. And just simply tossing them with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper and putting in a high-heat oven…what could be simpler? And my boys and husband always rave, as if I’m a genius. I’d love to try these colorful taters!

  18. Kim

    I don’t discriminate against potatoes, so I can’t tell you my favorite dish… but I can tell you I make a MEAN mashed potato! I used chicken broth, cream cheese and butter and a splash of milk…. hummmmm now I want some!!! I bet these would make some FUN mashed potatoes!!! :o)

  19. Kelly

    This is such an eye catching dish and I’m just drooling at that purple potato…. And it looks like you served it with salmon (Your breaded salmon is one of two ways I will eat it, the other is microwaved with mayo, wasabi, and teriyaki sauce. I’m such a dork).
    I’m about to pop a whole chicken in the slow cooker over night to see if I can make an amazing stock and make a bbq pulled chicken or something.

  20. Tara

    I love potatoes, it is too hard to pick a favorite way. Tops of the list are roasted and put in a salad (lettuce salad) or german potato salad.

  21. Amy

    those look sooooo good!!!!! my favorite potatoes are mashed and a way my mom makes them it may sound strange but we fry them with little oil cut them small add onions and tumeric a chile pepper and tuna i know weird but my favorite dish ever

  22. Coleen

    The roasted potatoes sound yummy and look delicious.

    My favorite potato dish was a mashed white potato and mashed sweet potato ‘swirled’ casserole I made one year for Thanksgiving. Didn’t make it again because it didn’t require gravy and the family wants traditional mashed with gravy on Thanksgiving!

  23. Karol

    I discovered roasting a mixture of winter vegetables about 8 months ago and I think that is my new favorite. I also like my garlic mashed potatoes and steamed red potatoes with parsley and a little butter.

  24. hila

    I really love a loaded baked potato! There is something so wonderful about it. Although I am not one to turn down a french fry either :)

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