Roasted Cajun Potatoes Recipe
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Roasted Cajun Potatoes Recipe

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These nicely seasoned potatoes pair especially well with grilled pork chops or ribs. —Tamra Duncan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds medium red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 165 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight wedges.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, shallots, garlic, salt, paprika, cayenne and pepper; add potatoes and toss to coat. Place in a greased roasting pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 45-50 minutes or until tender and golden brown, turning every 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 8 servings.
TEST KITCHEN TIP You can substitute russet potatoes for red potatoes in this recipe if you prefer.
Originally published as Roasted Cajun Potatoes in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p200

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bigmamacooks User ID: 2760788 152129
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"I needed a spicy potato dish for our grilled dinner tonight for our adult son who LOVES the heat. I lined a deep 9 x 12 foil pan with non-stick foil, used Russets and tossed them just as the recipe states. I put them on the grill while ribs and vegies cooked, tossing every 10 minutes or so with a spatula. They became a rich, dark color. Crispy loveliness. Just the right amount of spice but be careful with the kiddos. Know your audience. I will make a double batch next time!"

huntnmama User ID: 1067464 152128
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012


sunnisuzi User ID: 5660986 79158
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"had red potatoes left over and looking for a new way to use them up, ran across this recipe, husband really loved these and so easy to make, just watch the time as my stove is rather new and cooks quickly, these were done within 30 plus minutes. Great recipe!"

josdean User ID: 3746315 107093
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Even better to use Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning in place of salt and cayenne. Make sure your garlic doesn't burn. I caramelize mine before adding it to the potatoes. All in all, yummy."

ssgshoe69 User ID: 5182724 77637
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I made this for the first time last night. Only had Russet potatoes but they turned out great. Wife and kida loved them and my wife is real picky when it comes to potatoes. She evan had our daughter who lives down the road came and get some. Thanks"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 156520
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"can't believe after months and months of making these potatoes I have yet to rate them! We make these about once a month, and we're not big fans of potatoes. With ketchup they taste like spicy home fries! thanks for sharing :-)"

bmartin User ID: 2339285 62209
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"I have also used yukon gold potatoes and they are awesome. I have also used other spices such as season all and the dried ranch mix."

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