Rosemary Infused Roast Potatoes

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Roast potatoes are one of my absolute favourite parts of a roast!

I really like mine infused with rosemary as it adds so much flavour but if you don’t like it you could always swap for Thyme.

People often wonder how to get them just right without using lots of duck fat or beef drippings. Well the key is to get them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

This recipe helps you achieve that with only using a few simple ingredients.

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This process is really simple and perfect for showing off your homemade roast potato skills with your family and friends!

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Rosemary Infused Roast Potatoes

gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free
4.25 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: James Wythe


  • 2 kg maris piper potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary optional
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Turn on your oven to 200C, add a couple glugs of olive oil into a baking dish and place in the oven to heat up
  • Place a large pot with water on a boil and add 3 large pinches of salt
  • Meanwhile peel the potatoes and slice in half at an angle
  • Once the water is boiling, add the potatoes along with 3 springs of fresh rosemary and boil for 10-12 minutes or until your knife can slide through them but with a little resistance
  • Drain the potatoes, removing just the rosemary stems (keep as many of the leaves as possible as they stick into the potatoes when cooking) and place the potatoes back into the pot you boiled them in, place the lid on and give them a couple firm shakes. This helps to break them up and to get nice and crunchy
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, place the potatoes inside (you should hear them sizzling from the hot oil/dish).
  • Drizzle over a good few glugs of olive oil across the potatoes making sure each is covered evenly, along with a good few pinches of salt and pepper and place in the oven for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, turn the potatoes so they cook evenly and place back in the oven for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven once again, add 4 or 5 springs of fresh rosemary and place back in the oven again for a further 5-10 minutes or until your desired consistency


If you are tight for time on Christmas Day or your oven just isn’t big enough to cook everything, then simply prepare these the day before and store in a large container with a lid and leave on your worktop overnight. Simply place them back in the oven for 15-20 minutes before serving to warm up!
Ovens can differ quite a lot from each other, always keep and eye on them if your oven runs very hot as the time maybe faster for you!
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