The BBC Good Food logo

4 ways with roast potatoes


Bored of plain roast potatoes? Lift your Sunday lunch with one of our simple ideas for jazzing up the simple spud using spices, herbs, stuffing and more.

How to make roast potatoes even better

Base for each recipe

  • Chop up 1kg roast potatoes into large chunks and boil in a pan of water for 15 mins
  • Drain and steam dry the potatoes then gently shake the pan to fluff them
  • Place the potatoes onto a baking tray and drizzle with 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Season with salt and pepper

1. Smoky roasties

  • Sprinkle 2 tsp smoked paprika and 1tsp chilli flakes over the potatoes
  • Toss them slightly to distribute the spices

2. Stuffing roasties

  • Sprinkle over 30g dried stuffing
  • Toss potatoes slightly to distribute the spices
  • Place 10 mini sausages among them

3. Curried roasties

  • Sprinkle over 1tbsp curry powder and 1tsp nigella seeds 
  • Toss potatoes slightly to distribute the spices

4. Herby roasties

  • Peel and throw in 3 garlic cloves amongst the potatoes
  • Sprinkle over the leaves from a handful of rosemary, thyme and sage

Roast the potatoes

  • Bake in the oven (200C/180C fan/gas 6) for 1hr 10mins

Find more roast potato recipes...

Roast potato recipe collection
How to make the ultimate roast potatoes
How to roast potatoes video
7 ways with potatoes


What is your favourite way to serve roast potatoes? Leave a comment below...

Comments, questions and tips

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Sponsored content