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Roasted New Potatoes with a Middle Eastern Twist

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Roasted new potatoes are an international staple. You'll find them in just about every type of international cuisine, but the difference is in the spices and herbs used during cooking. I discovered my love for roasted new potatoes while vacationing in Rome years ago. Often served with a roasted chicken thigh and leg, new potatoes are complementary to any meal, but do especially well with poultry dishes.

This roasted new potato recipe is easy, even for beginners. You don't need any fancy cooking equipment and it doesn't call for spices you can't find in your regular supermarket. I hope you enjoy! It is definitely one of my favorites!


  • 2 lbs new potatoes, washed and cut into quarters or wedges
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • kosher/coarse salt
  • black pepper
  • Cooking Equipment:
  • Shallow roasting pan or large cookie sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. While oven is preheating, place washed and cur new potatoes in large bowl. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, turmeric and parsley. Using a large spoon or clean hands, gently combine ingredients well to ensure even coating.

Line a roasting pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking oil. While you are using olive oil in the recipe, I have found this extra step of using cooking spray prevents sticking and the foil makes clean-up that much easier!

Ensure your pan or sheet is large enough to accommodate a single layer of potatoes. If you overlap the potatoes or have multiple layers, they will not cook evenly.

Place potatoes in a single layer on cookie sheet or roasting pan. Sprinkle with desire amount of coarse salt and black pepper. These two ingredients are optional, but recommended.

Cook potatoes for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes can be pierced with a fork. Serve alongside your favorite meat dish.

Serving Ideas

In my opinion, this recipe pairs very well with poultry dishes, like grilled or roasted chicken. I love it with this grilled chicken recipe, but also make it with this roasted chicken dish, as well.

As far as serving a vegetable, I would recommend any steamed vegetable. Steaming vegetables is easy and it really is a foolproof method of cooking. Check out how to steam virtually any kind of vegetable here, even if you don't have a steamer. My favorite vegetables to steam are asparagus, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, especially with lemon!

Want to serve wine with this dish and are new to paring wine with food? Check out this article, "Pairing Wines with Foods 101", where you will learn all the basics of paring food with wine.

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 4 out of 5
Simple and tasty, Member Noryale

Gave this recipe a go and will definitely make it again. The turmeric gives the potatoes a great colour. A great deviation to your traditional roast potatoes.

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