Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary

I think I’m in love… with these tender fingerling potatoes. They are low in guilt and perfect tossed into a paper sack and kept secret from everyone else. Great go-for-a-ride-in-the-car food! Seriously though, I love fingerling potatoes because they are nice and small, don’t take long to cook, and are a great side dish for so many different meals.

In this post you will see:

1) My short, but happy, review of Cooking Light: Complete Meals in Minutes
2) Photos of recipes I’ve made from its pages
3) A giveaway, I’ve got an extra copy of this book for one lucky U.S. reader
4) The recipe for these lip smacking fingerling potatoes

This recipe, and over 700 others are now available in one handy book from Cooking Light. Look for Complete Meals in Minutes at your local book store or at Amazon, I know you’ll love what you find inside. I did and am thrilled to have it as the newest member of my cookbook library. Cooking Light has packed hundreds of easy recipes into its pages, all of which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, many in only 15!

In this book you’ll find great advice on how to maximize your time spent in the kitchen so that meals can be speedy but still good for you and your family. You’ll find appetizers, beverages, salads, soups, sandwiches, savory main dishes, and desserts, all of which can be made in 15, 20, or 30 minutes.


The recipes that I made were all from scratch, though some called for precut vegetables from the produce section. This can be a real time saver in the kitchen. Purchasing a 12 oz bag of fresh green beans that are already trimmed can save up to ten minutes prep time. You’ll find all sorts of hints like this throughout this great book.

Each recipe has a complete nutritional analysis, great for those watching their weight or who need to monitor certain levels in their diet. This book also comes in three ring binder format, allowing the book to lay flat while you cook your dish.

So far I’ve made these amazing fingerling potatoes (recipe below or on page 450) as well as the following recipes:

Mongolian Beef – page 201
Hoisin Pork – page 243
Chicken Strips – page 264
Lemon Basil Chicken – page 289

Everything has been delicious so far. When I made the Lemon Basil Chicken the recipe included a Basil Aioli sauce, which I didn’t really care for. The chicken was fabulous though and didn’t need any sauce in my opinion. I’ve never had Aioli sauce before, so maybe it’s just not my thing. :-|

I can’t wait to make more from this book, I hope you get a chance to check it out! One of you will win a copy, and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Make sure I can get a hold of you (if your email isn’t set in your blogger profile, be sure to do that). Giveaway ends on December 3, 2010 at midnight. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

ANOTHER DELICIOUS IDEA >>  Cranberry Orange Spiral Cookies

For up to 3 additional entries (Leave SEPARATE comments for EACH entry!):

1) Tweet this giveaway and leave the link to your tweet in the comments (you can copy me on twitter @amandascookin)

2) Become a subscriber or a follower of this blog and mention that in the comments

3) Like Amanda’s Cookin’ on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary
from Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes
(Recipe reprinted with permission)

printable version

1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes, sliced lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 475 F. Combine potatoes, olive oil, and rosemary in a large bowl, tossing to coat the potatoes.

Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until potatoes are browned and tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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  1. Debbie says

    I love this recipe and have added it to the menu this week. I follow via facebook and subscribe via email. I enjoy your recipes and use them frequently in my menu planning. And now I can hope for an added cookbook to draw from. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. TNelson says

    Would love to win this as my five year old granddaughter commented on the "size of my tummy" at Thanksgiving – in that blunt way that only a five year old can. Truth hurts – maybe it's time to lose a few pounds? I read your blog daily and I'm also a FB fan.

  3. Shelby says

    I have been eying fingerling potatoes in the market lately – you can't find them where I come from as easy as you can find them in our new home area! Looks yummy (everything does actually!)

  4. shelley c. says

    Yum – all of those recipes look delicious!! I already "like" you on facebook (and like your blog for real!) and am now following you :)

  5. Deeba PAB says

    Super yum Amanda…love the potatoes. Would also love to be included in the giveaway. It's a book I would dearly like to own. Would a US address work?
    Already like you, and SU'd!!

  6. charles Lang says

    I've basically tried most of the recipes in some other form that you have here……
    but, I've have a thing for Mongolian Beef and those Rosemary Potatoes…are making me "drool"…by the way…making Rosemary Chicken to go with those Pototoes I'll share?…it's the holidays…

  7. Feathersnpaws says

    I love Amanda's recipes and her blog. I Stumbled Upon you one day and have been following ever since, on Facebook too. The Cooking Light Cookbook sounds like a good one to own. Thanks Amanda for all the great recipes.

  8. Anonymous says

    I've been an email follower for a few months and have made several of your recipes…..always delicious. If you say this book is good then I'm a believer! Liz

  9. Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food says

    These potatoes look like an ideal dish to make after the Thanksgiving eating (and cooking) extravaganza: simple, quick, light, and I've even got fresh rosemary in the garden. Great idea, Amanda!

  10. Anonymous says

    The fingerlings look great…I have never prepared them as bake fries!!

    Thanks!solberg5 (at) centurytel (dot) net

  11. Marla {family fresh cooking} says

    i would love a copy of this book as I am a huge fan of Cooking Light. Those potatoes look awesome!

  12. Cookin' Canuck says

    I have always had great luck with Cooking Light recipes and this fingerling potato recipe looks like another winner.

  13. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says

    I don't think I ever met a potato I didn't like. And these with the oil and rosemary sound truly wonderful. I'll be trying this one asap. Oh, and yeah, I'd love to win a copy of the cookbook!

  14. Delishhh says

    Amanda – Your recipes are always great. I love potatoes with rosemary, i make it all the time and it is so easy and quick.

    I am also doing a cookbook giveaway so hopefully you can enter there as well!!

  15. Ingrid says

    I'll keep my eye for the book when I head to Borders this weekend.

    I'm gonna grab a bag of those fingerling potatoes and give this a try. Do they taste a little different than "regular" potatoes?

  16. TraceyJoy says

    What a nice blog Amanda. I'm a brand new subscriber, found you on Breakstone Blogger Challenge.

    I have never used fingerling potatoes. Not sure why that is, cuz I haven't met a spud I don't like, lol. I will be trying these little guys out = )

  17. Velva says

    I am loving the fingerling roasted potatoes. I love fingerling potatoes too and with rosemary, they are delicious right out of the oven.

    The rest of the dishes look delicious too.



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