Fingerling Roasted Potatoes

Their delicate, papery skins and buttery taste make fingerling potatoes a wonderful choice for roasting. They naturally grow much smaller than regular potatoes.  They tend to look knobby, making them finger-like in shape.  Don’t confuse them with new potatoes which are young potatoes harvested before they’re fully mature.  Fingerling potatoes are very flavorful and are completely mature.  The skinny for 1 serving, 108 calories and 3 grams of fat. This delightful potato dish is so versatile and works great as a side dish for any kind of meatloaf, chicken, beef, pork, or fish.
Fingerling Roasted Potatoes

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (4 ounces per serving)

Food Facts

Like other potatoes, fingerling potatoes are tubers and their roots can be found in South America, where Native Americans first domesticated the potato. Fingerling potatoes are a family of heritage potatoes which means the variety is 50-100 years old.

Healthy Benefits

No need to keep potatoes out of your diet because they’re rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy.  They’re low in calories and contain no fat.  They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas!  Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.

Shopping Tips

Make sure the fingerling potatoes are evenly colored with no green anywhere on the potato. Trader Joe’s sells 1 pound bags of fingerling potatoes.  You’ll find them in the refrigerated produce section.  If you can’t find them, substitute with some other variety of small potatoes such as Yukon gold or small red potatoes.

Storage Tips

Fingerlings must be treated like a boiling potato and stored in the refrigerator.  If you store them in a cool dry place they will turn green.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue
WW SmartPoints 3-Green
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (4 ounces each)
108 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat fat, 3g protein, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 145mg sodium, 2g sugar


Fingerling Roasted Potatoes

Fingerling Roasted Potatoes

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Roast Time: 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 108 kcal


  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.  Add the potatoes.  Drizzle olive oil over the top of potatoes and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  • Roast in oven for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, turn over, sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper.  Continue to roast for about 20 minutes until golden brown and soft.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped chives.


Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 145mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 3
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