roasted red potatoes with chimichurri in a white bowl

Roasted Red Skin Potatoes with Chimichurri

Crispy and creamy baked redskin potatoes with an herby and spicy chimichurri sauce. The perfect side when you want ultimate flavor!

Chimichurri is one of those sauces that I could pour on everything. Throw the ingredients in a food processor or blender for a few minutes, and you get this magical herb-y sauce that has just the right amount of heat. It is an Argentinian condiment often used with grilled meats. I’ve used it on a variety of meat, fish, pasta dishes (use it in place of pesto if you want to change it up!), and even on potatoes. It adds bright, tangy, and spicy flavor to anything, and these roasted red potatoes are no exception!

This recipe is an extremely flavorful and healthy side dish that complements any entrée. And best of all, it takes no time at all to prepare. Toss halved potatoes with olive oil and spread onto a baking sheet. While potatoes are baking, puree the chimichurri sauce in a food processor or blender. Dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! These roasted potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, while the chimichurri sauce adds a vibrant and tangy herb-forward flavor, with just the right amount of heat.

baked redskin potatoes with chimichurri on a baking sheet

Ingredients

  • Baby red potatoes – I love baby red potatoes for their creaminess and they roast beautifully.
  • Olive oil – Be sure to use a fresh and fruity olive oil.
  • Red wine vinegar – My go-to vinegar when I want deep flavor with a zippy tang.
  • Garlic – I try to use fresh garlic whenever possible.
  • Cilantro – a fresh herb from the coriander plant.
  • Parsley – a fresh herb that is native to the Mediterranean region.
  • Dried oregano – dried leaves from the oregano plant.
  • Red pepper flakes – Although optional in this recipe, red pepper flakes provide the delicious flavor of dried red chili peppers and a nice amount of heat.
ingredients for roasted red skin potatoes with chimichurri on a baking sheet
chimichurri ingredients in food processor

Step-By-Step Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash potatoes and pat dry.
  • In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with 2 tbsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Spread onto baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, make the chimichurri sauce. In a food processor or blender, add vinegar, garlic, cilantro, parsley, oregano, and salt, and mix for about 1 minute, stopping once to scrape down sides. With processor or blender running on low, add olive oil and puree until smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to serving bowl. If using red pepper flakes, add to bowl and stir to combine.
  • While still warm, toss potatoes with 2/3 of chimichurri sauce. Reserve 1/3 of sauce to drizzle over potatoes after plated.
  • Serve potatoes warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
roasted red potatoes cut in half spread out on a baking sheet

Recipe Tips

  • Can I substitute a different variety of potato? Sure! I love the creaminess of baked redskin potatoes, but any variety of potato will work for this recipe.
  • What if I don’t like cilantro? No problem! You can leave it out, but I would recommend substituting another fresh herb in its place, like fresh oregano.
  • Can I make the chimichurri sauce ahead of time? Yes, it can be made up to 1 day ahead of time. Just refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Can I freeze my leftovers? Yes, transfer the potatoes to a freezer storage bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw in refrigerator and reheat in the oven using instructions in the Notes section below.
baked redskin potatoes with chimichurri in a white bowl with a green napkin in background
baked redskin potatoes with chimichurri in a white bowl with a fork lifting up potatoes

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roasted red potatoes with chimichurri in a white bowl

Roasted Red Potatoes with Chimichurri

Crispy and creamy red potatoes with an herby and spicy chimichurri sauce. The perfect side when you want ultimate flavor!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Argentinian
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. baby red potatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, packed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash potatoes and pat dry.
  • In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with 2 tbsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Spread onto baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, make the chimichurri sauce. In a food processor or blender, add vinegar, garlic, cilantro, parsley, oregano, and salt, and mix for about 1 minute, stopping once to scrape down sides. With processor or blender running on low, add olive oil and puree until smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to serving bowl. If using red pepper flakes, add to bowl and stir to combine.
  • While still warm, toss potatoes with 2/3 of chimichurri sauce. Reserve 1/3 of sauce to drizzle over potatoes after plated.
  • Serve potatoes warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

To reheat, place in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
Keyword chimichurri, cilantro, parsley, red potatoes

14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the red potato salad recipe I’ve been looking for! Making it for sure this weekend. The dressing looks beautiful and so flavorful

  2. 5 stars
    The flavors of the chimichurri paired with the potatoes is light and delicious. Will make again for sure.

  3. 5 stars
    These potatoes were the perfect side for our steak last night! I love the flavor combos of your chimichurri!!

  4. 5 stars
    I loveeee me some chimichurri but have never thought of tossing it with potatoes before! It was a amazing and so crazy flavorful! Paired perfectly with our steaks. Yum yum!

  5. 5 stars
    I love chimichurri sauce! It goes so well with the potatoes. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  6. Beth Sachs

    5 stars
    The chimichurri is out of this world tasty and goes great with the potatoes.

  7. Barbara J Haner

    5 stars
    Chimichurri will be a new taste for me. I am excited to try it!

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