Pursuit of Mama’s Recipe

IMG_2885Growing up, my mom’s red potatoes were always a favorite. This Christmas, my mom gave me a cookbook full of her recipes, and I have attempted to make some of them. Of course, the first I had to try to make was her red potatoes…. so delicious!

Since then, I have played with the recipe a little to tweak it exactly how I like it. I thought I would share this super simple, easy (and quick!) way to make potatoes.


-Preheat your oven to 425-

First, we start out with the potatoes (of course.)

I like to buy these little tiny mixed potatoes. (that way I don’t have to bother chopping them.) BUT if you want to, you can chop them up and then put them in a big mixing bowl.

There is debate on whether you actually need to poke holes in your potatoes so they don’t blow up in your oven and make a huge mess. I have made these potatoes with and without holes and neither one has made a difference here. If you don’t want to take a risk though, poke away.

IMG_2878I then drop a teaspoon of olive oil into the bowl, as well as a tablespoon of parsley. (These ingredients will vary to taste, and to portion sizes.)

Then (straying away from Mama’s Recipe) I like to add in a scoop of minced garlic. I’ll admit, I love garlic, and pretty much add it to everything I cook. So I thought, why not the potatoes? It gives them a great flavor!

I don’t add any salt to mine because we try to cut salt out as much as possible in our house, but if you love it, add it.


Then (I usually take my hands) mix all of the ingredients together to make sure that the potatoes are covered in the oil pretty well and the parsley is evenly distributed.

IMG_2883 IMG_2886Boom. Done. Easy. Throw them on a pan lined with tin foil, (this makes clean up time much faster) and put them in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Usually I make enough to share for dinner, and some to leave for the morning to add to a breakfast scramble (Yum!)

For dinner, these little babies can be added to a whole lot. Recently, I have loved pairing the potatoes with a little quinoa, roasted cherry tomatoes, cooked spinach and broccoli, and garbanzo beans. Its a great (and healthy) little power bowl good for lunch or dinner.

Easy peazy recipe! Hope you Enjoy!

Oh, and thanks Mom!

2 Responses to Pursuit of Mama’s Recipe

  1. Kelli Faulconer says:

    Awe.. You are welcome pumpkin! Yes, you strayed a bit. I dice the potatoes and use garlic salt instead of minced garlic. I also throw everything in a large ziplock bag to mix so it’s not messy! I’m sure yours are just as delicious as mine! Love, Mom

  2. Shawn says:

    Im ready for some!

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