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Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are a delicious side dish to any meal. This simple herb potato recipe is a keeper!

Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


Does anyone really know what a fingerling potato is?

I googled it because in spite of my confidence that fingerlings were baby potatoes left on the farmer’s door stoop by all the fairy god mothers, a small portion of me wondered otherwise.

So…the google machine.

Fingerling potatoes are fingerling potatoes is the answer.

Absolutely no fairy god mothers (or avatars, boxtrolls or any other mythical creatures) involved.

They’re a potato varietal in and of themselves and are small and narrow when fully mature.

What’s that you say?

You knew this?

You didn’t think they were just the runts in the family?

I’m the only person who has ever googled, “what are fingerling potatoes reaaaaaaaally?”?

How cute are these little tater tots?

Fingerling Potatoes

While sweet potatoes are my typical starch go-to, I got a real wild hair and decided to pick up a bag of fingerlings.

Without having much of a plan for them, I perused around for recipes and settled on Cooking Light’s Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes.

This is a recipe you need in your bag of tricks because it’s so stinking simple, it goes with anything, and it’s made out of carbs. You need those for your winter layer.

The herbage in this skillet. Can you smell it? Your home fills with the aroma of rosemary while these taters are roasting in the oven. Organic perfume for your house, that’s what that is.

Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

All you need to make these beauties is fingerling potatoes, cooking oil, Italian seasoning, fresh rosemary (for bonus points) and sea salt. 

You can enjoy these potatoes alongside your favorite entrée, or turn your fingerlings into finger food into dinner. Because: winter layer.

Fingerling potatoes. They’re a legit thing.

Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Looking for a healthy, amazing side dish? These Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are jam packed with cozy flavor!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
6 Servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning*
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wash the fingerling potatoes and pat them dry.
  • Add the oil to a cast iron (or oven-safe skillet).
  • Add the fingerling potatoes and shake them around in the skillet until they’re coated with oil.
  • Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, rosemary, and salt over the potatoes and shake the skillet around some more to distribute the seasoning.
  • Roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes (depending on the size of your fingerling potatoes), or until potatoes are browned on the outside and soft when poked. Note: My potatoes took a full 40 minutes.


If desired, you can turn the potatoes over part-way through the roasting process.


Serving: 1of 6 - Calories: 321kcal - Carbohydrates: 66g - Protein: 8g - Fat: 5g - Fiber: 5g - Sugar: 5g
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy fingerling potatoes recipe, fingerling potatoes, rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes, side dish
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Julia
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Sunday 4th of January 2015

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Raquel @ My California Roots

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Hahaha, you crack me up! Poor things are just small, not mutants! I do love them, though, especially simply prepared like you did here. Pinned!


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

So glad you like a roasted fingerling, raquel! They're great, especially this time of year, when I'm craving all the comforting carbs! :D

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Love roasting potatoes with rosemary! I usually added a little drizzle of lemon and garlic to mine. I can imagine how good you kitchen must have smelt after these!


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Oof! Garlic and lemon juice sounds divine. Brilliant! I'll try that out for my next go-round :)


Wednesday 1st of October 2014

I actually prefer my carbs in potato form. Sweet, mostly, but I do love me some fingerlings! That rosemary infusion has me feeling all warm and cozy inside.

Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

I love the purple fingerlings! Like you, I had no clue what they were either but thanks for the explanation ;-) Ju, this recipe looks great and perfect for this time of the year! Have a great week my friend ;-)


Wednesday 1st of October 2014

Oh thank the lawwww I'm not the only one who has been mystified by fingerlings all this time. You have a great week, too, love!

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