Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simply Roasted Red Potatoes

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This past Sunday was Easter and I had a BLAST cooking for people who actually like to eat. At least that’s always my joke when extended family is in town because as you know the kids are, well, kids and The Husband isn’t, you know, a foodie.

But with a full house like this…

family at Easter

People eat and they eat all day!

I made my customary grilled pork loin as the main course.

grilled pork loin

But this year I decided to have a little fun with the sides and thought I’d share each one in a post — starting with the potatoes.

Simply Roasted Red PotatoesFor the first time I made a side of roasted red potatoes and they were a hit! Even the 8-year-old devoured them saying they were his favorite. The best part — they are SO simple. Here’s what I did…

  • 15 medium red potatoes
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Wash the potatoes, scrubbing with a brush if you have one. Quarter the potatoes or cut into sixths depending on their size and place them in a large baking dish.

Add the chopped onion and garlic.

Drizzle with the oil and then toss everything with your hands. Get in there and massage; you want to coat the potatoes in a little oil and spread out the garlic and onion really well.

Sprinkle on the salt and pepper. 

roasted red potatoes before

Roast for 40 minutes tossing and turning at least once halfway through.

roasted red potatoes after

This is the first time I’ve used avocado oil. I saw it at Costco and decided to give it a try after seeing such a high smoke point. It was a wonderfully light and really complemented the potatoes.

Avocado Oil

I’m estimating the servings of this side dish at about 12. We easily served 6 adults and 3 children with enough leftovers for 4.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
12 About a cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
223 3g 4g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 0g 45g 5g

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    April 23, 2014

    These potatoes look fabulous and I'd love to try them with rosemary when using them beside lamb! Thank you for sharing

    Joshua Hampton

    April 24, 2014

    This potato side dish looks absolutely yummy. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    christine davis

    April 24, 2014

    Looks great! I especially love the Cavit wine sitting on the table...My fav :)


    April 26, 2014

    I made this tonight, using olive oil because that is what I had. I was actually shocked at how good it tasted! AND my husband who rarely eats potato with skins, actually liked it a lot too! I added a couple chunks of green peppers too. This was one recipe that DID live up to how good it looked! Thanks for sharing.