Roasted Rosemary Butter Potatoes

By: Cassy Joy Garcia

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Roasted rosemary butter potatoes include crispy fingerling potatoes, plenty of butter, lemon juice, and rosemary for an easy, but crowd-pleasing starchy side dish.

Roasted Rosemary Butter Potatoes

I couldn't keep you waiting. I couldn't keep you waiting because I, too, can be an incredibly impatient person when tasty food is on the line. You ready for recipe number 2 in our Paleo-Friendly Southern Comfort Foods series? Heck yes you are! It is roasted rosemary butter potatoes!

Today we're featuring the often dejected non-sweet potato, the fingerling potato. All non-sweet potatoes have gotten a pretty bad rap in recent years among us pursuing a Paleo lifestyle. As if by overnight sensation (kinda like that moment when you finally get double-unders), the collective Paleo crowd flipped a switch and decided that they'd come to the non-sweet potato's defense. An avid all-potatoes-lover, I'm one of those people.

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Now onto the main show!

Roasted Rosemary Butter Potatoes

I make these roasted rosemary butter potatoes a lot. Like, a lot a lot. Every time I have company and I want a quick starchy side that is guaranteed to leave a smile on faces, I whip this simple little dish out. It takes minimal prep time but (thanks to a patient oven) results in wonderfully crispy and flavorful potatoes. I say this recipe serves 6 (as it probably should) but we've been known to take it down with just 4 people.

Fresh rosemary and the finishing lemon juice are the secrets to this flavorful dish. Don't cut a corner and use dried rosemary – it won't be the same.

You're going to love these!

Remember to check out the other recipes in this mini “Paleo-Friendly Southern Comfort Foods” series:

  1. Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops
  2. Roasted Rosemary Butter Potatoes
  3. Bacon Collard Greens

Roasted Rosemary Butter Potatoes

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes, cut into 1/2” pieces
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter, melted (may use ghee or coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 medium lemons, juiced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, butter, 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, garlic powder, and sea salt together. Stir until each potato piece is evenly coated. Pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread out so that the potatoes are only one layer thick.
  3. Bake at 350 F for one hour, checking towards the end to make sure that the potatoes around the edge don't burn.
  4. When they're finished, remove from the oven, pour into your serving bowl, and toss with the fresh lemon juice and remaining 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Angela M says:

    This recipe is so easy and so delicious! The lemon adds a nice freshness/brightness and goes so perfectly with the fresh rosemary. I will definitely be making these again.