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Roasted Potatoes

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A Happy Accident

What is the perfect side dish for basically anything and everything? Potatoes! Even better if they’re hot, crispy, and flavorful. These are not your average, plain roasted potatoes; the crust on these bad boys is insane, and they are covered in nutritional yeast to give them a cheesy flavor.

These potatoes came about as a happy accident when I was out of some of my usual seasonings. My husband took one bite, his eyes widened, and he said, “Oh wow! Did you do something different?! These are delicious!” I pretended I didn’t notice how amazing they were, and casually answered, “oh yeah, I used nutritional yeast.” Then we dipped our little crispy potatoes in Dairy free Garlic Herb Ranch and happily gobbled them up in silence. Well, mostly silence, except for Zemirah’s (and David’s) happy hums of “mmm” with practically every bite.

A happy table makes for happy bellies and a happy evening. I hope you add these potatoes into your side dish rotation this week and have a happy table, too!

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Roasted Potatoes

Serves six to eight.

Ingredients:

  • Three large russet potatoes, cut into one inch cubes
  • Half a tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray
  • Combine potatoes, olive oil, and all seasonings on baking sheet
  • Mix well until all potatoes are coated evenly
  • Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through
  • While still hot, sprinkle potatoes with extra salt to taste

These are perfect to roast alongside my Crispy Brussels Sprouts and some chicken thighs for a quick and complete meal. I hope these crunchy roasted potatoes bring a nice change of pace to your side dishes like it did mine. Gobble them up…and enjoy your pinch of crazy!

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