Simple 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes

on April 6, 2020
last updated on August 17, 2021
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Beautifully golden brown with crispy edges and perfectly seasoned, these Simple 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes make the most delicious side dish!
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Sometimes you need simple. And that’s okay. Especially when simple is effective like in these 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes. Crispy on the outside. Fluffy on the inside. Perfectly seasoned.

You’re only some honey gold potatoes, some olive oil, and a handful of fresh rosemary and thyme away from all that deliciousness.

I think we need to give more credit to the sides. I mean, can you even imagine Thanksgiving without the mashed potatoes, mac ‘n cheese, and green bean casserole?

Sides can absolutely make or break a meal.

Green tip: Potatoes are a great choice for a sustainable starch! They only require a small area to thrive and have a super long shelf life!

These potatoes will go a long way with Roasted Salmon, Black Bean Burgers, or honestly WHATEVER you’re eating tonight.

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How To Perfect Your 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes

I promised you simple.

There’s only two easy rules to follow to make sure you’re getting this recipe right:

1. Make Sure Your Potatoes Are Evenly Coated in Oil

Don’t be scared to get in there with your hands! Pour your olive oil and seasoning over your chopped potatoes, then use your hands to mix it all together. Because the best things in life require hand washing afterward, right?

2. Check On Your 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes

They’re low maintenance, but they need a little lovin’, too. Toss them after an hour to allow both sides to cook, and check on their progress every so often. Everyone’s oven is different, but you’ll know they’re ready when the skin is irresistibly crunchy on the outside.

Simple enough?

If you’re a fan of Rosemary, try these other Rosemary-forward recipes: Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze | Red Rosemary Foghorn | Reinvented Classic: New Fashioned

Simple 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: SidesCuisine: British


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Beautifully golden brown with crispy edges and perfectly seasoned, these Simple 4 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes make the most delicious side dish!


  • 24 ounces honey gold baby potatoes, chopped

  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.
  • Chop your potatoes into roughly equal-sized wedges. Add to a glass baking dish along with oil, diced rosemary and thyme, and salt and pepper.

    Use your hands to mix and make sure potatoes and onions are coated in oil and herbs.
  • Cook for one hour, remove from oven and toss. Put back in the oven for 30-45 more minutes until potatoes are crispy and slightly browned.
  • Top with more fresh rosemary and serve hot.


  • In order to ensure the potatoes get nice and crispy, they must be evenly coated in oil. I actually use my hands to massage the oil onto the potatoes.
  • Fresh rosemary is very fragrant, and much more flavorful than dried rosemary, so I highly recommend using fresh rosemary for this recipe.

    However, substituting dried thyme for fresh thyme won’t affect the outcome of this recipe too much.
  • I’ve used this same recipe for little red potatoes and it works just as well. They just tend to take a little longer to cook. Adjust your cooking time accordingly.

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