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Zesty Red Potatoes Recipe
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Zesty Red Potatoes Recipe

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The crushed red pepper comes through in these zippy potatoes shared by Marilyn Weaver of Sparks, Maryland. "This dish is good with or without the onion," she promises. "Either way, you're not likely to have leftovers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 165 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Arrange potatoes and onion in an ungreased 9-in. square baking dish. Combine butter, pepper flakes and salt; drizzle over potatoes and onion. Cover and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Red Potatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p14

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Simple side dish for any weeknight. Great flavor and goes with anything!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Made for dinner tonight got good reviews!! will make it again. I did add bacon bits.."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"Solid recipe. Good starting point. Can personalize to your own taste with add ins like bacon, cheese, etc..."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"I think this is a good bacis recipe that can be customized to individual taste. I will make again, but will try adding some bell peppers or maybe crumbled bacon and cheese for additional flavor. Good starting point though for a simple casserole."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"We just didn't care for these potatoes at all. The red pepper flavor was great, but they were so greasy with all that butter. We did like them fried up as homefries for breakfast the next morning."

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