The Everyday Chef: Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Andrew Dole, RDN, CEC
Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters

Andrew Dole, Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies-More Matters
Fingerling potatoes … petite, yummy, and perfect for roasting. The goal for this recipe is to show two things. First, how effective roasting at 425°F is at home to get nicely browned exteriors without overcooking the inside. (My default oven temperature is 425°F when roasting any vegetable.) Second, that cooking for a set time isn’t the best way. Brown, caramelized, and tender is the “doneness” for this recipe. With all recipes there is a preferred doneness, recipes just give a ballpark cooking time, but don’t rely on time only. We’ve all been eating for a really long time and one of our best tools for great food is tasting!

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
Serves 4

These potatoes are a blank canvas. Choose a cheese and herb that will work with your meal.
Smoked cheddar and chive for burger night. Parmesan and rosemary for Italian. You get the picture – be flexible.

1 lb – Finglerling potatoes, washed, sliced long ways
1 tbsp – Olive Oil, Canola Oil, or try Avocado Oil
¼ tsp – Coarse Kosher Salt
¼ tsp – Black Pepper
2 ounces – Cheese, grated or crumbled (use your favorite)
2 Tbsp – finely chopped herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, dill, chive) – Try one herb or mix them all up, this is preference so choose your favorite


  1. Toss potatoes with half of the oil in large bowl. Toss to coat well.
  2. Sprinkle in 2/3 of chopped herbs, reserving some for garnish.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toss again to coat potatoes with herbs.
  5. Spread potatoes onto sheet tray in an even single layer.
  6. Roast @ 425°F for 15-25 minutes until browned and tender.
  7. Just before removing from oven, sprinkle with ½-ounce grated cheese, remove from oven when cheese has melted.
  8. Garnish with remaining herbs, cheese, and drizzle with olive oil.

Nutrient Analysis: Calories: 110 kcal, Protein: 4 g, Carbs: 14 g, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 140 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Photo Credit: Andrew Dole

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