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Roasted French Onion Potatoes

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french onion potatoes 5Potatoes are easily one of my favorite foods.  I love them for breakfast (think hashbrowns, sweet potatoes, and hashes), lunch (think stuffed baked potatoes), and for dinner (think french fries, mashed, and roasted).  I even eat sweet potatoes topped with nut butters as a snack.  Basically, if you put some form of potato in front of me then I will most likely eat it and love it!

Back in December, I thought that I had pretty much seen and tasted it all when it came to delicious potatoes.  Then my dad proved me wrong.  While I was home over the holiday break, my dad roasted up some of the most delicious potatoes that I have ever eaten…seriously.  He prepared them for my mom and him.  While they were eating, I walked by and saw them staring back at me from the stove-top looking all crispy and delicious.  I double-checked with him to make sure they were vegan and then I snagged one.  And then another.  And then another.  They were good.

Then I found out how insanely easy they are to make, so I knew I had to roast some up for myself at home.  I also knew that, with my dad’s approval, I had to share the recipe with you.  Lucky for you, he was a-okay with that!

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Roasted French Onion Potatoes

Serves 2-3 as a side

Ingredients

5 medium Yukon gold potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (I left the skins on, but feel free to peel them)
1 TB extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 TB French Onion Soup/Dip Mix*
cooking spray

*I used an organic packet with minimal ingredients, but you could also make your own.  This recipe sounds delicious!

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Combine potatoes, olive oil, and onion soup mix in a large bowl.  Stir until all of the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil and soup mix.

3. Pour the potatoes onto a sheet of foil that has been sprayed generously with cooking spray.  Fold the sides of the foil up into a “foil packet.”  It should look similar to this:

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4. Place the foil packet onto a baking sheet.

5. Roast the potatoes for approximately 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown.  I kept my potatoes somewhat soft, but you can roast them for longer to make crispier potatoes.

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These are the perfect side to accompany any sandwich or entree.  Oh, and did I mention that they are made from whole ingredients and are vegan?  So let’s think this through…

Easy to make?  Check!

Versatile?  Check!

A side made with whole ingredients?  Check!

Vegan?  Check!

And most importantly…delicious?  Check!

In other words, these are a winner of a side dish.

I enjoyed these potatoes so much that the week after I made them I had to make them again.  The second time I made them, I mixed things up a bit and “healthified” my dad’s idea.

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I followed the recipe exactly, but used half of the amount of potatoes and replaced them with halved brussel sprouts.  It turns out french onion sprouts are absolutely scrumptious, too!  At this point, I am pretty convinced that seasoning any and all vegetables with onion soup mix is a fantastic idea.  I cannot wait to try sweet potatoes and french fries next!

Now everyone give my dad a big shout out and thank him for this awesome idea!

What is your favorite way to prepare/eat potatoes?

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  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies January 27, 2014, 7:24 am
    These sound SO good with half swapped out for Brussels. We eat a lot of Brussels sprouts and I normally either cook them with a little maple syrup or buffalo sauce (totally opposite ends of the spectrum, I know). They sound amazing mixed with potatoes and seasoned with onion soup mix.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:06 pm
      It was a great combo! I really need to try brussels with buffalo sauce. That sounds awesome. I need to make that pizza you had on your blog last week!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life January 27, 2014, 8:46 am
    Oh I can totally see how French Onion flavor would be good on potatoes! Dad's are geniuses... most of the time ;) I think my favorite way to eat potatoes is honestly sautéed in olive oil and with some rosemary on top (I should say, red skin potatoes). But I don't have them all that often. Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Three Pepper ChickenMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:07 pm
      Yeah, dad's really are pretty smart! ;) I LOVE rosemary on potatoes. You need to make them more often!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes January 27, 2014, 10:45 am
    YUM!!! Totally going to make those ASAP.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:08 pm
      Thanks Katie!! I think you will definitely like them :).
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness January 27, 2014, 12:21 pm
    I'm not the biggest fan of white potatoes but I bet this would be really good with parsnips or rutabaga and the Brussels. I just roasted rutabaga and Brussels last night and now wish they had this seasoning! Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...MIMM – making the most of the snowMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:08 pm
      Yes!! I bet this would be great with pretty much any root vegetable. I love the parsnip idea!
  • Ashlee@HisnHers January 27, 2014, 12:43 pm
    Oh yum! I bet that flavor packet adds a ton!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:09 pm
      It really does and they are SO easy to make! I am thinking you would definitely like them!
  • Jackie January 27, 2014, 1:30 pm
    Wow these sound awesome! Jackie recently posted...I was surprised!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:10 pm
      I REALLY love them!! Let me know if you give them a try!
  • Ashley January 27, 2014, 2:04 pm
    I'm with you ... I luvvvv potatoes too! lol I mostly eat sweet potatoes but I really should mix it up every once in a while! These sound fantastic! Go dad! My dad rarely cooks anything : ) Ashley recently posted...$500 Tiffany & Co. Gift Card Giveaway!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:11 pm
      Yes, you should definitely give these a try! It's funny because my mom is so NOT the cook of the family. My dad and I are always the ones who made dinners.
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats January 27, 2014, 3:55 pm
    What a great idea by your dad! The addition of brussel sprouts sounds like they take them to a whole extra level :D Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Blog tips you may not have thought ofMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2014, 9:19 pm
      Yes, my dad has some great ideas in the kitchen! I, of course, had to go and "healthify" it a bit too ;). I happen to think the addition of brussel sprouts was a pretty tasty one though.
  • Jessie January 27, 2014, 11:49 pm
    I'm so anxious to give these a shot. I don't eat potatoes often (unless we're speaking of sweet potatoes), but how could anyone pass up a recipe like this?! Jessie recently posted...But it Says “Chicken of the Sea”My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:19 pm
      I so agree, Jessie! Give the white potatoes some love! ;)
  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity January 28, 2014, 7:37 am
    I just loooooove potatoes! I like to roast them, red potatoes roasted are my favorite. Lately we've been pulling out the electric skillet and frying them in just a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. We make a big batch on the weekends and have them for a couple of days. So good!! I'll have to try it with the French Onion mix! Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted...Weights Or Cardio First?My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:19 pm
      I LOVE red potatoes, too! I have not tried this seasoning with the red ones, but I am sure it is just as tasty.
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen January 28, 2014, 8:19 am
    Yum! Add an onion and I'm happy! Baked potatoes are my favorite, but I'll take a potato any way I can get it. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen recently posted...Late Monday MarvelousMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:21 pm
      Haha, I SO agree. Potatoes make me VERY happy :).
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien January 28, 2014, 10:32 am
    OMG....I swear I could eat a whole pan of these dipped in tons of ketchup!! Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...Vegan Peppermint Brownie Protein MuffinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:21 pm
      Haha, I know right?? I did not try them with ketchup (I didn't think they really needed any), but let's be honest...potatoes are ALWAYS good with ketchup!
  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 28, 2014, 11:02 am
    I love love love roasted potatoes - these sound fantastic! Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe recently posted...Pear and Almond Crockpot Steel Cut OatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:31 pm
      I SO agree. Potatoes are definitely one of the BEST veggies to roast!
  • Elyse @ Lizzie Fit January 28, 2014, 12:26 pm
    I remember my mom using onion soup mix in SO many recipes! I never tried french onion but I bet it gives just as much of a delicious kick. I also love roasted potatoes. Can't wait to try this :) Elyse @ Lizzie Fit recently posted...Love Your Guts: DIY Water KefirMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:31 pm
      Isn't it amazing what onion soup mix can be used to make? I think it has become my new favorite seasoning!
  • Amanda January 28, 2014, 6:22 pm
    I love roasted potatoes, but I never thought to add onion soup mix! Sounds yummy :) Amanda recently posted...A Winter WalkMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:33 pm
      It is a fantastic addition. You should definitely give them a try! :)
  • Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear? January 28, 2014, 6:34 pm
    Potatoes are just good no matter what! Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear? recently posted...That Time I Spent $20 on PBMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2014, 8:33 pm
      I totally agree!! You really cannot go wrong!
  • Carly @ Snack Therapy January 31, 2014, 11:38 pm
    Oh girl, this is amazing. Cheap, quick, easy, and POTATOES! How could you ever go wrong with potatoes? Perfect. Carly @ Snack Therapy recently posted...January Review: Five Things FridayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 2, 2014, 9:21 pm
      I know, right? You seriously cannot go wrong with potatoes! They are almost ALWAYS good!
  • Ashley February 14, 2014, 6:18 pm
    WOW!!!! Looks so yummy :-) Ashley recently posted...Beet & Blueberry PancakesMy Profile

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