This easy to prepare recipe is perfect for families that cook together…or want to start! With only a few ingredients this recipe will give a new flavor to any regular potato. I hope you enjoy this fun way to make potatoes I’m sure the family will love! 

Wash your spuds (these are russets), cut them into bite-sized chunks and put them in a bowl…

Put a lid on it and hand it to your slightly-annoyed-at-you-because-you’re-really-going-to-make-them-do-this-and-take-pictures teenager OR a child that needs to burn off some energy. Shake vigorously to coat.

Continue to take blurry pictures of them shaking the potatoes until they laugh and forgive you, again. (This step is optional.)

Tell them this is the picture you’ll really use. (Isn’t she a good sport? :))

Spread them out on a jelly roll type pan with an edge so the oil doesn’t spill and place them in the oven at 450* for 40-45 minutes.

Take them out to slightly cool…inhale the mouth-watering smell…

…now exhale and enjoy the yummy-ness!


6 or so potatoes or your choice (Or as many as will fit the size of your pan. I recommend red or russet potatoes.)

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 teaspoons Oregano, dried

1 1/2 teaspoons Basil, dried

1/2 teaspoon Marjoram, dried

1/2 teaspoon Parsley, dried

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Wash and cube your potatoes. Put them in a bowl (a gallon-sized ziploc bag works well too), and add all the ingredients. Shake vigorously until potatoes are thoroughly coated. Spread the potatoes and mixture onto a jelly roll style baking pan (one with a lip to contain the oil). Place into oven at 450* and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. Serve with just about anything.

Feel free to pass the bowl or bag around to give everyone a chance to shake it. (I highly recommend checking the seal in between kids.) It will make little ones giggle and there’s nothing much better than that. A variation of this recipe would be to add some chopped onion to it or even a teaspoon or 2 of granulated onion if you don’t feel like chopping onions. Whatever you do, make it your own!

Like it? Hate it? Tried it? Have a different version? LET ME KNOW!

*The ingredients I use are almost always organic, raw, natural, local and whole foods. Using these ingredients will cause things to taste a bit different, but in a good way! Feel free to use whatever ingredients you like and can afford. The main thing is to enjoy eating great food!! ~traci

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ali @ an ordinary mom October 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Mmmm! Something similar on tomorrow’s menu, I think- so simple to use Italian dressing mix w/the olive oil, and add in some parmesan… Mmm, so easy, so yummy! :)

(We were gifted w/a 50 lb bag of red potatoes! How awesome is that?! Garlic mashed potatoes on the menu tonight!)


Traci October 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I like the parmesan cheese idea! I’ll have to try that next time. What an awesome blessing of potatoes!! The Lord sure knows how to provide, huh?



TaMara January 11, 2014 at 4:36 am

I have a recipe for something similar, but it uses packaged Italian dressing mix. I like that this uses nothing processed. Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!


Skip March 9, 2017 at 7:30 am

That’s 2 clever by half and 2×2 clever 4 me. Thsnka!


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