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Italian Roasted Potato Bites Recipe

If you are looking for some healthy appetizers and don’t mind carbs, these cuties are for you! These little Italian Roasted Potato Bites are so fun and delicious.

Italian Roasted Potato Bites Recipe

Italian Roasted Potato Bites Recipe

When I was a kid, my dad used to do most of the cooking. He was home with me and my brother in the afternoons and was able to make a good dinner for us most days. My mom worked so hard and came home late some nights.

When my dad cooked, he always had the music on. It just made him so happy. I can remember he learned how to make homemade french fries, though they weren’t straight – he cut them in round slices and then fried them. Of course they still weren’t totally healthy but at least they were without all the extra ingredients of bagged fries. Back then we didn’t have organic or all-natural options!

These Italian Roasted Potato Bites remind me so much of my dad’s homemade french fries. They remind me what an amazing dad he was and how much he enjoyed cooking for us and hanging out with us after school. I am so lucky to have had that growing up.

Italian Roasted Potato Bites Recipe

And so now, in my dad’s honor, I will make this potato bites recipe for MY kids on Super Bowl Sunday, the day that they get to have appetizers for dinner and stay up for the halftime show.

Now, most kids like to have some tomato-ey sauce with their potatoes – either marinara or ketchup. I think I would opt not to use the marinara as I like my potatoes more savory. But to each their own – you can do it either way!

But seriously, how hard is it to cut up some potatoes and bake them in the oven for some amazing-looking (and tasting) little appetizer treats?

Italian Roasted Potato Bites Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 Cup marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs. russet potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease pan with light baking spray.
  3. Cut potatoes widthwise into circles.
  4. In a large bowl toss the potatoes and olive oil.
  5. Add seasonings one by one and toss until potatoes are fully coated with seasoning.
  6. Transfer potatoes to bake dish.
  7. Add some marinara sauce and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  9. Garnish with cilantro.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

Note: Swap mozzarella cheese for cottage cheese to further reduce caloric intake.


Italian Roasted Potato Bites

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 Cup marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs. russet potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease pan with light baking spray.
  3. Cut potatoes widthwise into circles.
  4. In a large bowl toss the potatoes and olive oil.
  5. Add seasonings one by one and toss until potatoes are fully coated with seasoning.
  6. Transfer potatoes to bake dish.
  7. Add some marinara sauce and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  9. Garnish with cilantro.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

Swap mozzarella cheese for cottage cheese to further reduce caloric intake.

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Jean | Delightful Repast

Saturday 26th of January 2019

Your dad sounds wonderful--glad you shared that story with us! These potato bites look great. I'll have to make some for my next "do."

Cerys

Monday 8th of January 2018

These were perfect over the festive season. I made them as an appetizer and the friends and family we had over devoured them. It's something that I will be making again and especially how easy they are to make.

Sandra

Sunday 7th of January 2018

These are perfect little finger food for the Super Bowl! I like to have a few veggie appetizers and this is a new one for this year, thanks for the recipe.

Jill Robbins

Sunday 7th of January 2018

I was so excited to find this recipe...I had been looking for something like this to serve as a party appetizer forever and this does not disappoint. It's delish!

Denay DeGuzman

Saturday 6th of January 2018

These Italian roasted potato bites were fantastic! My husband and I both loved them. Like your dad, I too love to listen to music as I cook. I dance around the kitchen with spoon or spatula in hand just enjoying the process of making yummy things. Thanks so much for sharing your special dad-inspired recipe!