Fingerling potatoes brushed with garlic butter, seasoned with fresh herbs and roasted to golden perfection! This is a tried and true potato side dish in our house!

I adore fingerling potatoes, especially these rosemary and thyme fingerlings. They are creamy unlike Russet potatoes that are more starchy.  I love how tender they are and while it doesn’t really do anything to the flavor, I also happen to love how little they are. They are just perfect for a delicious side dish.

a photo of multicolor fingerling potatoes that have been halved and roasted topped with fresh herbs.

What is a Fingerling Potato?

A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato. They are fully mature when harvested and should not to be confused with new potatoes.

Because they are low in starch, they are extra creamy inside. They have a very thin skin that doesn’t need to be peeled before cooking them, and they come in a variety of colors.

Can You Roast Fingerling Potatoes?

Fingerling potatoes are ideal for roasting. Their small size means they will roast up quickly and evenly.

a photo of several multicolored fingerling potatoes that have been halved sitting on a wooden cutting board with minced rosemary and thyme sitting next to them with a half stick of butter, whole cloves of garlic and and small pile of salt

Ingredients for Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

You only need a few ingredients to make this potato recipe. Here is what you will need:

  • Fingerling Potatoes: You can buy multicolored fingerlings or all one color.
  • Olive Oil: used to roast the potatoes and make the outside crispy
  • Butter: also helps with the crispiness and adds flavor
  • Rosemary: strip the needles from the main twigs and finely chop the needles
  • Thyme: grab a twig of thyme by one end and then pinch the twig between your thumb and index finger and run your fingers in the opposite direction that the little leaves are growing and the leaves will pop right off
  • Garlic: the reason for garlic is always flavor, flavor, flavor
  • Kosher Salt: adds flavor

This is meant to just be an overview of the ingredients used in the recipe. The measurements of each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

a photo of several multicolored halved fingerling potatoes in a shallow dutch oven topped with chopped fresh herbs.

How to Make Roasted Fingerlings

Fingerling potatoes look like the potatoes you would get at a fancy restaurant, so they must be difficult to make, right? Wrong! They are so simple and here is an overview of the

  1. Prep the oven and potatoes.
  2. Melt the butter, then add the olive oil, herbs and salt and stir together.
  3. Add the potatoes and stir until well coated.
  4. Place the potatoes cut side down on a baking sheet and roast in the oven.
  5. Flip the potatoes over part way through baking.
  6. Remove the potatoes from the oven and top with the rest of the herbs.

Scroll down for the detailed instructions in the recipe card. You can also print and save the recipe there.

a photo of a shallow serving dish full of roasted fingerling potatoes topped with fresh herbs.

Tips for the Best Roasted Fingerlings

Try to keep the size of the potatoes the same so that they roast evenly.

Don’t crowd the pan. If the potatoes are too close together, they will steam rather than roast.

Set the oven to high heat. The high heat is what roasts the potatoes making the outside crispy and the inside smooth and creamy.

Line the pan with parchment or foil for easy cleanup.

a photo of several halved fingerling potatoes in a shallow dutch oven covered in minced fresh herbs.

What to Eat with Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I think we can all agree that potatoes are one of the best side dishes of all time. They are so good that they go with just about anything — deep fried and salty with a burger, shredded and held together with eggs in a breakfast casserole, sliced and drowning in creamy sauce and cheese with ham, etc. Here are a few ideas for main dishes to eat with these roasted fingerling potatoes:

a photo of a shallow serving bowl full of roasted fingerling potatoes topped with fresh herbs.

Storage Tips

If you end up with some leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to 5 days.

Reheat them in the microwave. They will lose some of their crispiness but will still be delicious.

I don’t recommend freezing roasted fingerlings. They lose their texture when they thaw and become really mealy.

a photo of golden roasted herb fingerling potatoes in a shallow serving bowl

What How These Fingerling Potatoes are Made…

Crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside and bold in garlic buttery herbaceous flavor…these roasted fingerling potatoes should be on the menu for your next holiday feast!

P.S. They are a stellar and easy addition to your random weeknight meal too!

More Potato Side Dishes:

Garlic Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

3 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


Fingerling potatoes brushed with garlic butter, seasoned with fresh herbs and roasted to golden perfection! This is a tried and true potato side dish in our house!


Recipe By Me

  • 1 Pound Fingerling Potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Rosemary, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme Leaves
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Slice the potatoes in half and set aside.
    1 Pound Fingerling Potatoes
  • Place the butter in a cast iron skillet or on a baking sheet and slide into the oven to melt the butter.
    3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Remove the pan from the oven and add the olive oil, garlic, 3/4 of the herbs and salt. Stir and then add the potatoes and stir again.
    2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, 2 Tablespoons Rosemary, 1 Tablespoon Thyme Leaves, 2 Cloves Garlic, 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Place all potatoes cut side down and bake at 425 for 30-35 min, turning over after 15 minutes or once they begin to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and top with remaining fresh herbs and serve immediately.


reheat in the microwave


Serving: 1gCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 657mgPotassium: 506mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 379IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 300 Christmas Recipes and Ideas to Bring the Christmas Spirit

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