Roasted Red Potatoes

Guys, I’m about to revolutionize your life. Why? Because I have YET ANOTHER amazing recipe that will make EVERYTHING in your life easier for you. Except all real-life problems. Like, if you have a lasting issue with bad hair or like, maybe you trip a lot in everyday situations…this recipe probably won’t fix that.

But if you have an issue where you tend to serve really bland, boring potatoes to your loved ones like….this is totally going to fix that issue so good!

Seriously, I’ve been excited to post this recipe because a.) I am a huge nerd with no hobbies or friends and b.) This is my new favorite way to make potatoes and c.) This recipe incorporates my latest Spice-BFF.

Keep reading to find out which spice I’ve made a lasting love connection with. #Riveting #PageTurner

Roasted Red Potatoes

1 lb. New Red Potatoes

8-10 Large Bacon Slices

6-8 Dried Bay Leaves

1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary

2-4 Large Garlic Cloves

1 Tablespoon Smoked Red Paprika

Freshly Ground Salt & Pepper, to taste

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I LOVE this recipe because it is so easy and low-maintenance. You seriously combine everything in a dish and then let it go so, you’re free to roam about and do other things with your life! We love that.

Roughly chop the bacon and begin to cook it down in a skillet. This is the one “extra” step that might be a little annoying but, it really works out for the best. Just trust me.

Chop, dice or do whatever you prefer so that your potatoes make you feel incredibly happy about their presentation. In a large casserole dish, drizzle the potatoes with just enough olive oil to give them all an even coating and toss them with minced rosemary and garlic along with your other seasonings. This is where we meet my new Spice-BFF, Smoked Red Paprika. OMG. It has such an amazing, rich flavor and totally transforms whatever you’re cooking with. I’m telling you. Get ready to steal my new BFF. It's acceptable. You have my permission.

Eyeball your seasonings and adjust accordingly to make sure that all the potatoes get good and seasoned. The goal is the opposite of bland. Be aggressive. Be, be aggressive.

When the bacon is almost crispy, toss it in with the potatoes {and maybe just a tiny bit of the grease leftover too, idk. live your truth, be you} and spread the bay leaves all over the top. Cover tightly with a fitted lid or aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through.

When you’re ready to serve, remove the bay leaves and allow yourself to truly enjoy the amazing smell you’re about to be hit in the face with.