Kel’s Roasted Red Potatoes with a Kick

 Roasted potatoes ready to eat!

I have been making these potatoes for decades because they are so easy and so delicious. You only need a few ingredients — red potatoes, butter, extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt, cayenne pepper and Parmesan cheese. That’s it. They do take a while to roast (45 minutes or so) but the wait is worth it – you wind up with a crispy and spicy outside and a warm and fluffy inside. And the smells coming out of your kitchen rock!

Crispy outside, fluffy inside

You can make these as hot or mild as you want by the amount of cayenne you add — we tend to like them hotter (especially Brad and Gabe.) They also make a great base for potato salad.

By the way, for this recipe I used canned parmesan cheese for these potatoes because it just has a better texture than freshly grated.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Kel's roasted red potatoes ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 4 to 5 red potatoes
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt olive oil and butter in a 9” x 9” pan.

Scrub potatoes and dry them with a paper towel. Cut into bite-sized pieces, removing any bad parts.

Coat the potatoes on all sides with the melted butter and oil.

Coat potatoes with melted butter and oil

Sprinkle them with the garlic salt, cayenne and parmesan to taste (I’m heavy handed with all three of these.)

Season potatoes with garlic salt, cayenne and parmesan

Roast for 25 minutes or so, until they are browned on one side. Flip the potatoes over and roast for another 20 minutes or so.

Flip potatoes halfway through roasting

Don’t these look awesome? I want some now!

Potatoes ready to come out of the oven

Serve these with your favorite protein, or, as I mentioned earlier, as a base for your favorite potato salad.

These potatoes go great with grilled fish

Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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