Roasted Potatoes

My eating has been a bit erratic lately due mainly to my hectic work schedule. Most of my meals have consisted of a smoothie for breakfast, no lunch, and then take-out for a late dinner, meaning my kitchen time this week has been severely limited. So, this weekend, I just wanted to prepare something “homey” yet simple. Enter roasted potatoes with caramelized onions. I didn’t make full-on caramelized onions, but I did cook them enough to reach a soft, translucent state. After eating a small saucer of the spuds, I was set right again.


1-2 baking potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
kosher salt, to taste
rosemary, chopped to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place potatoes in a shallow roasting pan. (I used a small Le Creuset casserole.) Set aside. In a saucepan, melt the butter with the olive oil and then add the chopped onion. Cook on medium heat till the onion becomes soft and translucent. Pour the entire mixture over the potatoes, sprinkle with salt and rosemary, and give the potatoes a quick stir to coat. Place the pan in the oven and roast for approximately 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how crispy you like your onions to get.


61 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 08:32:57

    I could make a meal out of that plate of potatoes πŸ™‚

  2. Caroline Muspratt (@Caroline_Makes)
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 08:37:57

    I love roast potatoes – they’re my favourite part of any meal and I could eat a plate of them by themselves!

  3. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 09:11:28

    I’m with Maureen! A plate of these is all I need for any meal! And I love the addition of the caramelized onions! This would definitely set me right again, too!

  4. Norma Chang
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 09:33:00

    Agree with Maureen and Anne.

  5. mireia
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 09:47:15

    Yum! Love roasted potatoes, so simple and yet so delicious!!

  6. Ei
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 09:54:40

    Nothing cozier than roasted potatoes when they’re nice and golden. Yum!

  7. Ameena
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 11:07:31

    How do you not have lunch? I swear that’s the meal I look the most forward to!

    Potatoes are the best. Any which way you make them. And these are no exception.

    Hope you are having a great Sunday so far.

  8. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 11:23:27

    Beautiful potatoes and roasted potatoes are one of my favorite things. I love the leftover…if there are any….in a frittata!

  9. Just A Smidgen
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 12:10:33

    Now these are just the prettiest potatoes.. my son would love these with his eggs in the morning!!

  10. promenadeplantings
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 12:56:26

    Great comfort food !

  11. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 13:10:42

    I love roasted potatoes, have you tried them on a pizza? Omg, delish!

  12. Amanda
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 13:15:57

    I can’t begin to explain how much I love potatoes, in any shape or form. These look sooooo delicious right now!

  13. JamieAnne
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 13:30:25

    These look amazing!!!

    I’m glad you had a chance to renew with a tasty meal after a long week!

  14. Kelly@inspirededibles
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 14:28:47

    Gorgeous color on these roast potatoes…salt, rosemary and potato goes down as one of the all time best flavour combos…yum!

  15. mary
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 14:43:46

    Sounds like home cooking at its best!
    Mary x

  16. Kris Barlow
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 14:44:22

    You’ve inspired me. Your potatoes look really good…great for a simple Sunday side.

  17. Elaine
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 16:22:06

    Nothing like some potatoes to set things right. They are so nicely browned. I think the best part are the little browned bits.

  18. Heather
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 16:52:03

    Potatoes are my ultimate comfort food — that plate looks heavenly!

  19. maha
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 17:01:43

    interesting……..looking just great..nice cliks……….

  20. Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 17:39:08

    So easy and yet so fabulous! Love, love potatoes..

  21. Three-Cookies
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 17:57:03

    I like potatoes cooked this way, nice and easy, and delicious. Takeaways are delicious too!

  22. Ronda
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 18:45:05

    I love a good roasted potato.

  23. simply Life
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 19:45:15

    Roasted potatoes are perfect for any time of day- these look great!

  24. ceciliag
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 20:09:03

    nothing is as good as a perfectly roasted potato, if you havea cake in one hand and roast potato in the other I would take the potato every single time.. perfect.. ANd loaded with vitamins and minerals, c

  25. rebecca
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 22:11:32

    love roast spuds sorry to hear you have been so busy

  26. hotlyspiced
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 22:43:32

    Who doesn’t love roast potatoes! And I’m sure the caramelised onions would have added a delicious sweetness. I might cook roast spuds for my dinner tonight!

  27. filingawaycupcakes
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 01:05:48

    mmmm! Simple and simply delicious.

  28. FiSh
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 03:50:18

    healthy roasted potatoes are good in many ways! πŸ™‚ love this simple dish

    Latest: Meh-meh Goats

  29. Anna @ the shady pine
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 04:23:25

    Sometimes all you need is simple fare an what better than a perfectly roasted potato!

  30. smarkies
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 06:03:55

    i love roast potatoes and these look great!

  31. Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 08:34:55

    The best thing about roast potatoes is just how incredibly versatile they are and how easy! They’re the perfect go to on a busy night. Hope things slow down a little for you soon!

  32. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 11:01:28

    roasted potatoes are sooo scrumptious!

  33. Anita Menon
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 11:45:48

    How do you manage without any lunch at all? I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on my work at all.
    These roasties look so delectable

  34. Kristin & Megan (@BonBonRoseGirls)
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 11:56:21

    So simple, yet so yummy!

  35. kitchenbelleicious
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 13:06:32

    The perfect accompaniment to any meal! ANY!

  36. InCucinaDaME
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 13:57:13

    Is there anything better than roasted potatoes ?
    Perfect side-dish to a roast-beef as well as delicious on their own

  37. Kathy
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 15:16:34

    So delicious looking! I love roasted vegetables in general! Yum!

  38. Purely.. Kay
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 16:41:02

    Your roasted potatoes look just as tempting and wonderful as any main dish. I can see this as a great side dish for any dinner πŸ™‚

  39. maha
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 17:04:06

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  40. Deepti
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 17:35:07

    Lovely! roasted potatoes are always a winner at our house!

  41. Suzi
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 18:25:36

    Roasted potatoes, yummy, one of my favorites. Nice crispy outside and I love the onions.

  42. AikoVenus
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 19:43:47

    After my own heart! Mm, I love potatoes in all forms – especially roasted and with some nice hummus! ^^

  43. Poonam
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 19:51:02

    this looks delicious..awesome recipe!!

  44. Reem | Simply Reem
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 22:22:56

    How can anyone resist roasted potatoes?
    Trust me I can eat just these the whole day and be very happy and satisfied.

  45. Baking Serendipity
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 23:13:15

    Smoothies for breakfast are my go-to also. And, roasted potatoes? Absolutely perfect. I hope life settles down for you soon!

  46. JasmyneTea
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 00:07:46

    I don’t really make roast potatoes often, but your pics are definitely tempting!

  47. Pari
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 08:34:13

    Hi. First time here and now following you. Roasted potatoes are an all time comfort food which are tasty and easy.



  48. alex
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 09:46:22

    i just don’t know how you find time to work so hard and blog! Those potatoes look lovely, perfect weekend comfort food.

  49. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 11:00:18

    Who doesn’t love roasted potatoes? I sure do!

  50. kitchen flavours
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 11:26:33

    You are right, nothing can get much homier that roasted potatoes! An old-time favourite! I could just eat it on its own as a meal!

  51. helene dsouza
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:18:08

    always enjoy roasted potatoes, especialy with some good steak or sometimes simply with a fresh red snapper fish. yumm!

  52. C
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:19:31

    Hi, You keep tempting me. I wanted to mention to you that when you use Yummy instead of the complete blog and there is no way that I have found to click on your message to get back here. Just a little point fyi.

  53. Liz
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:24:20

    I usually just add salt, pepper and maybe an herb to my roasted potatoes…but onions will be in my next batch. YUMMY!

  54. Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 14:24:47

    I love that you used both butter and oil for these potatoes! They look absolutely divine and perfectly crisp.

  55. Inger Wilkerson
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 19:21:07

    I’ve had these with rosemary but not carmelized onions—mmmmm!

  56. cindyrina
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 03:15:53

    lovely as snacks

  57. Louise
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 07:05:59

    Roasted potatoes are my very best favorite! Add the rosemary and I’m in heaven!!! Thanks for sharing, Yummy…

  58. Dolly
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 04:06:03

    god these potatoes look amazing… with some ailio or sour cream yum~

  59. Tiffany
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 07:31:01

    Potatoes are always good in any recipe and these look amazing! Thank you for taking the time from busy schedule to share!

  60. Choc Chip Uru
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:34:55

    What perfect potatoes… Of my they look so good!

    Choc Chip Uru

  61. Alice
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 11:48:00

    I put in some fresh rosemary when I roast potatoes, unless I dont have any available… these are the best, aren’t they?? πŸ™‚

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