Some people mistakenly believe that the the meat is the most important part of a roast dinner. Sure, a roast chicken or a slow-roasted pork shoulder is a beautiful thing… but it would be nothing without the real star of the show – the roast potato. In tribute to this tasty tuber, we’ve pulled together our best roasted potato recipes. So give that roastie the spotlight it deserves!
BEST ROAST POTATOES
A timeless staple that’s always a welcome addition to the dinner table. Once you’ve mastered the half-squash technique for extra crunchy edges, you’ll never look back.
ROAST POTATOES, PARSNIPS & CARROTS
We’ve taken this roasted potato recipe to the next level with the addition of parsnips and carrots. The veggies really caramelise in the oven, so you get gorgeously sweet, sticky, crispy bits at the bottom of the roasting tray – yum!
Now, this may not be your traditional roasted potato recipe, but just trust us on this one. The balsamic infuses the spuds with the most amazing flavour, and all it requires is a little faith (and a lot of vinegar).
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Make sure that your knives are super-sharp to make light work of your potato prep.
Toasted herby breadcrumbs. Blue cheese. Hazelnuts. Crunchy roasted potatoes. If you aren’t already in the kitchen, why not?!
ROAST SWEET POTATO WEDGES
This roasted potato recipe comes into its own if you’re short for time. Tim Shieff’s roasted sweet potato wedges are great for banging in the oven when you get home. Just serve with roasted chicken thighs and a seasonal green salad for a delicious weeknight feast.
DONAL’S ROASTED POTATO SALAD
This genius recipe from Donal Skehan really gives humble potato salad a new lease of life. Using roasties gives you an amazing crispy crunch that works a treat with Donal’s epic dressing.
Learn all about the humble potato, including how to prepare them, how to store them and when they’re in season – at the Vegepedia.