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Zesty Red Potatoes

The crushed red pepper comes through in these zippy potatoes shared by Marilyn Weaver of Sparks, Maryland. "This dish is good with or without the onion," she promises. "Either way, you're not likely to have leftovers."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste


  • Arrange potatoes and onion in an ungreased 9-in. square baking dish. Combine butter, pepper flakes and salt; drizzle over potatoes and onion. Cover and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 165 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • annrms
    Nov 1, 2020

    I used white waxy potatoes because that is what I had. Instead of using fresh onions, I used 2 teaspoons of onion powder. I also used garlic salt instead of regular salt. The baking instructions were spot on, and the resulting dish is tasty.

  • justmbeth
    Feb 23, 2020

    I had been wanting to try these for some time but had not. Now I am sorry I waited so long. Delicious with such simple ingredients.

  • gunslinger
    Dec 16, 2019

    Very simple and tasty! The edges of the potatoes got crispy and the onion just melted into the potatoes. Great with barbecue!

  • snmckey
    Jan 27, 2019

    Everyone loves this simple side dish.

  • everydaymomsmeals
    Oct 7, 2014

    Simple side dish for any weeknight. Great flavor and goes with anything!

  • 114dianadr
    Jan 14, 2013

    Made for dinner tonight got good reviews!! will make it again. I did add bacon bits..

  • MarcyMS
    Aug 24, 2011

    Solid recipe. Good starting point. Can personalize to your own taste with add ins like bacon, cheese, etc...

  • MarcyMS
    Aug 19, 2011

    I think this is a good bacis recipe that can be customized to individual taste. I will make again, but will try adding some bell peppers or maybe crumbled bacon and cheese for additional flavor. Good starting point though for a simple casserole.

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 24, 2010

    We just didn't care for these potatoes at all. The red pepper flavor was great, but they were so greasy with all that butter. We did like them fried up as homefries for breakfast the next morning.

  • summer888
    Dec 11, 2009

    Love this recipe. Always gets great reviews.