You'll love these Cajun Potatoes as they are packed with flavor, are easy to make, and are the perfect side for many meals.
Serve them alongside grilled chicken, steak, or fish. Add them to your plate after you grill a burger, or serve them next to a big plate of ribs. Or have them as a snack with some sour cream.
The potatoes are boiled until tender, tossed in cajun seasonings, and then roasted to give you a light crunch full of flavor. We love these potatoes!!
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These notes are here to help make this recipe a success; they cover some but not all ingredients; for a complete ingredient list, check out the recipe card below.
Baby Potatoes: You want to use small potatoes that can be cooked whole. You can buy Baby Gold Potatoes, Baby Red Potatoes, Baby Salad potatoes, or Gemstone Potatoes.
Cajun Seasoning: I use my homemade Cajun seasoning, but you can use your favorite store-bought brand if you prefer.
We've tested this recipe at least 3 times to ensure it works well for you, have a look at our tips for getting the best dish you can!
- Even though most cajun seasonings have salt in them, you still want to salt the potato water as it will travel inside the potato, whereas the cajun seasoning will only season the skin.
- Once the potatoes have been drained, allow them to steam dry for a while so they are dry. This will ensure they roast in the oven rather than steam.
- When mixing the potatoes with the oil and seasonings, I like to do it in the roasting dish; this saves having to wash another dish up.
Why You'll Love These Cajun Potatoes
- They are packed with flavor.
- They are a versatile side that goes with a variety of meals.
- Potatoes are a healthy and easy-to-find ingredient.
- You can make them mild or spicy, depending on your seasoning blend.
These are all just suggestions and things that have worked in our test kitchen, but it is your dinner, so adapt it to suit your family. That is the beauty of cooking; we can all create our own delicious meals.
- You can use large potatoes cut into chunks or wedges.
- Add extra spice by adding some cayenne pepper to the potatoes along with the cajun seasoning.
- Instead of white potatoes, you can use a sweet potato. They won't need par-boiling.
- Add some cauliflower to the potatoes and roast them together.
- Add extra spice with cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
Mains: Serve these cajun potatoes as a side next to your grilled cajun chicken or chicken fried chicken. You could add them to a steak with blue cheese butter or serve them with fish or with some cajun shrimp.
Wine: These potatoes are a delicious mix of spicy coating and creamy potato. Perfect for serving with an off-dry Riesling or Gewürztraminer. Or play with the roasted spices and go for a Gamay or a Zinfandel.
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- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 lb baby potatoes , whole (see note 1)
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ tablespoon cajun seasoning see note 2
- Preheat the oven to 390ºF/200ºC.
- Bring a pan of water to a boil. Add the salt.1 teaspoon salt
- Leave the potatoes whole and boiling for 15 minutes or until just tender.1.5 lb baby potatoes
- Drain immediately and allow the potatoes to steam dry in the strainer.
- Place the potatoes into a small roasting dish, pour over the oil, and roll them about to coat.3 tablespoon olive oil
- Sprinkle over the cajun seasoning and then roll the dish to ensure each potato has a seasoned coat.3 tablespoon olive oil
- Roast for 15 minutes until slightly crisp and crunchy.
- You want to use small potatoes that can be cooked whole. You can buy Baby Gold Potatoes, Baby Red Potatoes, Baby Salad potatoes, or Gemstone Potatoes.
- I use my homemade Cajun seasoning, but you can use your favorite store-bought brand.
Nutrition is per serving