Salt & Pepper Red Potatoes

Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Because I believe every blog posts deserves pretty pictures today is a Recipe Redo. Although these potatoes might not be the prettiest potatoes you ever make but they are delicious.

They are simple and delicious!

Note:  In the past few years since the post originated here on the blog I have learned to eat a few more potato dishes!  I even ate some of these potatoes when I remade them for this redo post!

If you know me at all you know I don’t eat a lot of potatoes.  But because I am married to a boy from Idaho and my kids all love potatoes I am always on the lookout for a new way to fix potatoes.  One of our favorite ways to fix red potatoes (and I will even eat these) is Patrice’s Potatoes.

I always feel a bit strange sharing a potato recipe since I don’t eat them but my family are potato snobs (no instant potatoes and our potatoes must come from Idaho!)  You can rely on their opinion to be a good one!

Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Today I am sharing another way to fix red potatoes.  It is super quick and easy and delicious (at least according to my potato eating family members)  The potatoes cook for two hours.  The first time I made them I was sure they were going to be ruined after cooking for two whole hours.  Red potatoes aren’t that big.  But guess what? They weren’t ruined, in fact they were soft and buttery and my family said they tasted just like mashed potatoes (and so much easier!!!)

Put the melted butter  in an 8 x 8 pan and add the potatoes.

Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Then drizzle the potatoes with olive oil.

Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Then give them a nice heavy sprinkle of salt and pepper.  I use Kosher salt but sea salt would work great too.  You want a coarse salt and pepper.  Don’t use the stuff that comes out of the container with the girl and the umbrella.  And then some freshly ground pepper.

Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Just pop them in the oven and let them bake away for two hours.  Then enjoy the melt in your mouth goodness.

Salt & Pepper Potatoes


Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Other yummy potatoes recipes here on the blog:

Roasted Balsamic Potato SaladMaple Syrup and Bacon Sweet Potatoes –  Roasted Bacon Cheesy Potatoes

PicMonkey Collage


Salt & Pepper Red Potatoes
  • small red potatoes
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
  • coarse pepper
  1. Bake at 350 degrees
  2. I used a 8 x 8 pan and placed about 2 Tbsp melted butter in the pan
  3. After washing potatoes, dry them
  4. Place potatoes in pan and turn to coat with the butter
  5. Drizzle with olive oil
  6. Sprinkle generously with salt (don't be afraid to use a lot!)
  7. Sprinkle with pepper and bake in oven for 2 hours
  8. Bake uncovered-I promise they will be o.k.
  9. After removing from the oven place in bowl and pour the sauce left on the bottom of the pan over the potatoes


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    I’ll have to wait on this one, 2 hours in the oven when it’s summer out? That will have to wait. Good recipe, though. I wonder if you parboiled them like Pioneer Woman, then smashed them and seasoned, then put them in the oven if that would take less time?

    Wonder if they could be made on the grill. So many ideas you have given me, they look tasty!!

  2. says

    Unfortunately keeping the oven on for 2 hours isn’t a problem around here. All we’ve had is rain, rain and more rain! Praying that summer comes sometime before September! Let me know if you experiment with them Cindy!

    Great idea about the nicoise salad too Foodonthetable!

  3. Mollie says

    I’ve wondered if my son is really your son? Like you, he dislikes (well, hates) potatoes and bananas. Texture thing. I’ll be trying this recipe soon. Thanks!

  4. says

    The recipe sounds easy to make. . . Thanks for the recipe Leigh Anne. . .I’ll will try this at home as part of my diet for my friend says that potatoes are good for people who are a weight conscious plus it has a high fiber that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Two thumbs up for you dear. . .

  5. says

    im surprised for 2 hours, usually i would wrap them in tin foil,

    but now I know , thanks for the great ,simple , quick recipe

  6. margaret weber says

    I was wondering, you dont mention poking with fork? I always do that so they don’t explode in odd spots.

  7. Jeanne H says

    I’ve got to try these. My family is a bit particular about their potatoes, too. Would love to try with fresh potatoes, straight from the garden (if I had a garden!).

  8. Donna says

    I tried this recipe last night. I really was thinking, “They’ll be good, but it’s just potatoes.” Were we ever impressed! Best potato dish I have had in a long time. I will be fixing this dish for the next potluck dinner. Folks will definitely be impressed. Absolutely awesome!

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