Roast potatoes with herbs and red onion

Skill level
Preparation Time
10 mins
Cooking Time
30-35 mins
Serves 4

Roast potatoes are an English classic, but these have that herby Italian flavour no one can resist.

These super-simple potatoes are great roasted in a little olive oil. Herbs, garlic and onion add an Italian twist, and for extra flavour you could try adding some cubed pancetta half way through cooking.


  • 750g New/Baby potatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic (leave whole)
  • 1 red onion (peeled and cut into quarters)
  • A handful of fresh rosemary and thyme
  • Salt & black pepper to season
  • 2- 3 tbsp of olive oil for cooking

Optional extra

  • 130g cubed pancetta


  1. 1Preheat the oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas 6.
  2. 2Wash the potatoes and cut in half lengthways, then add them to the rest of the ingredients in a deep roasting tin.
  3. 3Mix well and roast for around 30 minutes, turning occasionally until the potatoes are cooked through and golden. Season to taste and serve.