Crispy Italian Roasted Potatoes Recipe Uses a Surprising Ingredient As a Shortcut by Melissa Vickers

Vegetables Side Dishes
10 days ago
Crispy Italian Roasted Potatoes Recipe Uses a Surprising Ingredient As a Shortcut

I found this Italian roasted potatoes recipe the other day and decided to give it a try. It called for a host of spices, including dried Italian seasoning. It sounded good, but I decided I could shortcut it and not have to measure all those spices.

What did I do? I reached for a bottle of Olive Garden’s Italian Dressing. It worked great. I love Olive Garden’s salads with that salad dressing, and it turns out to be a great flavoring agent for potatoes, too!

Cuisine: Italian / American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes (I used Gemstone potatoes that come in multiple colors)
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Garden Italian Dressing (or your favorite Italian salad dressing)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Clean and rinse potatoes, drain and cut into halves (or quarters) to make bite-sized pieces. Toss with Italian dressing.
  2. Heat up an ovenproof skillet (cast iron skillet preferred) on the stovetop. Heat the olive oil, then add the potatoes and cook until they turn slightly brown and get crispy.
  3. Add cheese and parsley. Move skillet to the oven. Roast in a preheated 400-degree F oven for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Add butter bits on top of potatoes and serve.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love the idea of using Italian salad dressing on potatoes. All the spices are there, plus the olive oil. Genius!
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Olive Garden is one of our favorite restaurants.

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