Give me a main course that isn’t made better with perfect little roasted baby potatoes. Try me. They’re a total staple over here — popping up most Sundays with any of our grilled or smoked meats. That little crispy exterior, just enough herbs and seasonings– simple but so good. The boys dip theirs in ketchup, Ross eats his all sad and alone with a fork, I want mine thrown right into a huge salad or dipped in whatever green sauce I’ve got that week.

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What You’ll Need for Lightened-Up Baby Potatoes:

  • Baby yellow potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Any fresh or dried herbs you love

How to Make Roasted Baby Potatoes:

It’s about as simple as you’d expect. You’ll want to cut your baby yellow potatoes into halves or quarters depending on how big they are in the package. You want them to be bite-sized! 

Best Tools for Food Prep

My favorite way to chop up potatoes (or honestly any other choppy meal prep) is with my large end grain cutting board block and my Nakano knives.  Having a giant cutting board and good knives are a kitchen essential for every cook! It doesn’t hurt that they’re so pretty too. I leave the board on my counter every day by the sink so we can use it for ALL THE STUFF.

If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen knives, I love my knives from Nakano. They’re an investment, but totally worth it in my opinion. I love their handmade Gyuto, and their Mikarta chef or Santoku knives. Also love their pull-through sharpener for keeping things new. (You can use my affiliate code: LILLIE to save on a Nakano purchase.)

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Time to Cook

Once your baby yellow potatoes are chopped into bite size pieces, spread them out onto a large sheet pan. Then, drizzle or spray the potatoes with 1 Tbsp of olive oil. This will come out to 15 grams. Sprinkle on Kosher Salt (to taste), garlic powder, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and any fresh or dried herbs you love.  Toss everything well and spread ‘em back out on your large sheet pan. Roast the seasoned bite sized baby yellow potatoes at 425° F for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!

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Serving Suggestions:

These lightened-up roasted baby potatoes are so full of flavor that they go with practically anything. I love serving them up along side yummy lean proteins or they could even act as a substitute for fries along side a bacon cheeseburger

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Lightened-Up Roasted Baby Potatoes

These lightened-up roasted baby potatoes are on repeat at our house and I know you are going to love them too! If you are looking for other macro-friendly recipes, check out my cookbooks. They are full of simple recipes that make macro-friendly eating easy and delicious. I also share a ton on Instagram and TikTok so make sure you are hanging out with me there too! 

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roasted baby potatoes

Lightened-Up Roasted Baby Potatoes

This recipe is one of our family favorites and I know you are going to LOVE them too!
Course Side Dish, sides
Cuisine Comfort
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 109 kcal


  • 1.5 lbs Baby yellow potatoes (720 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil (15 g)
  • 1-2 tsp Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • Any fresh or dried herbs you love


  • Cut potatoes into halves or quarters depending on how big they are. You want them to be bite-sized!
  • Spread potatoes onto a large sheet pan, drizzle or spray with 1 Tbsp olive oil (15 g) and sprinkle with seasonings.
  • Toss well, spread out, and roast at 425 for 30-35 minutes.


MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Roasted Baby Potatoes


Serving: 105gCalories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 21.6gProtein: 2.2gFat: 2.5g
Keywords baby potatoes, herbs, roasted veggies, side dish

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Hello. My name is Lillie. I’m not a registered dietitian, or a macro coach, or a public figure or culinary genius. I’m a mommy of four who FOUND macro-counting and fell in love with this balanced approach to food...

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