Sunday, February 27, 2022

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes + Video

Roasted fingerling potatoes is the easiest side dish you will ever make! Season with fresh garlic and rosemary for simple, delicious flavor.

It’s incredible how such a simple combination of ingredients can deliver on such a big flavor!

Fresh spuds tossed with a little oil, minced garlic, and chopped fresh rosemary (plus salt and pepper!) are the perfect addition to any meal.

Don’t feel like waiting? Cook them in the air fryer for perfectly crispy bites in a fraction of the time!

Corn on the cob tastes just as delicious when roasted since the natural sugars caramelize to perfection. In fact, I often toss some in the oven when I make this fingerling potato recipe!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes in baking dish

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes - Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t forget to rinse! Run the spuds under cool water, rubbing away any dirt spots with your fingers. Pat dry completely with paper towels before tossing with the oil and seasonings.
  • Use dried herbs. If fresh isn’t available, dried rosemary works just as well. Reduce the amount to 2 teaspoons since the flavor is more potent.
  • Time-saving tip: Roasted fingerling potatoes will cook faster if you slice them in half lengthwise first. Start checking around the 30 minute mark - they’re done when they are fork tender and crispy around the edges.
  • Not a fan of rosemary? Parsley, thyme, or even Italian seasoning is just as delicious! 
  • Add some cheese! Once the veggies are cooked, sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan over the top before serving.
fingerling potato recipe ingredients

Video‌: Fingerling Potato Recipe

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Serving Suggestions

Make this fingerling potato recipe for a simple weeknight meal or prepare a larger batch for a fancy dinner party!

They go well with chicken, pork chops, or steak - any of which can be cooked in the air fryer while these are in the oven.

Or, pull out all the stops with this juicy prime rib recipe! Round out the meal with your favorite holiday sides and cap off the night with a tasty dessert.

garlic oil mixture

Kitchen‌ ‌Tools‌ ‌You‌ ‌Will‌ ‌Need‌

  • 9x13 Baking Dish - This set is one of my favorites! It comes with a lid for easy storage and is great for casseroles too.
  • Mixing Bowl - I like to have a variety of sizes on hand, and this set has them all.
  • Garlic Press - This is a necessary tool in any kitchen. It minces garlic in one squeeze, even with the peel still on!
fingerling potato recipe uncooked

FAQ‌ ‌-‌ ‌Common‌ ‌Recipe‌ ‌Questions‌ ‌

Do I need to scrub fingerling potatoes?

Since the skins are thin and delicate, a simple rinse will do. You can certainly use a vegetable brush if you’d like. Just be gentle so you don’t scrub the skin right off!

Will the garlic burn in the oven?

Whole cloves would probably blacken, but I find that minced garlic holds up just fine - even despite the high temperature.

How do you reheat roasted fingerling potatoes?

Leftovers are just as delicious (sometimes better!) so be sure to save any you may have. Place them back in an oven-safe dish and warm for 10 to 15 minutes at 400°F.

When kept in an airtight container, these will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

fingerling potato recipe tossed with oil


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Author: Donna Elick
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted fingerling potatoes is the easiest side dish you will ever make! Season with fresh garlic and rosemary for simple, delicious flavor.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 1 H & 10 MTotal time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 3 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary (about 4 sprigs)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse potatoes. Place potatoes in a 7”x10”x3” baking dish (or similar size).
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Pour over potatoes. Toss with clean hands until potatoes are well coated.
  4. Bake 60-70 minutes, stirring occasionally until potatoes are fork tender. (Mine cooked 60 minutes).
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  1. You can substitute 2 teaspoons dried rosemary in place of the fresh rosemary.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes closeup

Originally published May 2014, updated and republished February 2022

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  1. I get those same potatoes and your right everyone love them. Great recipe!

  2. 400 for over an hour? I think of slow roasting as 250-300. I would think the garlic would be black at the higher temp.

    1. Actually the garlic holds up perfectly. Perhaps the moisture from the potatoes and the olive oil. Feel free to try them at a lower temp and increase the cook time. Enjoy!

  3. I absolutely love roasted vegetables but have never used fingerling potatoes. I might just have to pick some up at the next Costco visit. This recipe is beautiful!

  4. I try not to heat up the kitchen in the hot summer, so think I'll try this recipe in my crockpot....looks yummy!!!!!


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