Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Potatoes


These super-crispy garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes get their crackly outside by precooking the potatoes in water with a little baking soda. The baking soda helps break down the skin, allowing the flavors of garlic and rosemary to set in and crisp up when roasted in a hot oven. Serve these alongside roasted chicken, turkey or steak.

Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Photo: Photographer: Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Karen Rankin
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 8 cups water

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 425°F. Add water to a large pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes and baking soda; return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and carefully shake off excess water.

  2. Combine oil, rosemary, garlic powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the potatoes and toss to combine (the outer layer of the potatoes will start to break down a bit, which is good). Spread the potatoes in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once halfway, until golden brown and crispy, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 10IU 0%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 4mg 1%
Potassium 12mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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