This easy recipe for Mini Baked Potatoes makes a great appetizer for any party or game day! Roasted baby potatoes are loaded up with sour cream and chives. They're a great finger food that everyone will love.
Mini Baked Potatoes turn the classic popular flavor of baked potatoes into a bite sized appetizer. They're easy to make and perfect for any event.
Stuff the baked mini potatoes with sour cream and chives or your favorite toppings and serve on game day or for a party.
Wondering how to make mini baked potatoes? All you need to do is season and roast some small potatoes (baby potatoes, new potatoes) in the oven. Then load them with sour cream and serve on a tray for finger food that everyone will love.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You can make as many as you like for a large or small crowd.
They're easy to eat with your hands making mini baked potatoes great for watching the game or chatting at a party.
They can be loaded up with whatever toppings you enjoy.
New potatoes can be found in any grocery store.
They're a great budget-friendly party food, made with super-cheap staple ingredients.
Mini jacket potatoes aren't just for parties. They can be served as a side dish alongside a weeknight dinner.
Kids absolutely love them! Grown-ups too.
Ingredients & Tools
Baby Potatoes: Also known as new potatoes, they are a smaller version of regular potatoes. They bake up nice and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Olive Oil: This helps the skin get nice and crispy while the new potatoes are roasting in the oven. Make them healthier with a light coating of spray oil.
Salt: Brings out the flavor of the potato and adds texture to the skin.
Sour Cream: This creamy condiment goes right inside the potato making it a decadent appetizer. Lighten them up with fat-free sour cream or plain yogurt. Make them vegan with vegan sour cream.
Fresh Chives: Sprinkle them on top for a pop of color and light onion flavor.
How to make mini baked potatoes - step by step
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Preheat the oven to 375F / 190C.
Coat the potatoes with oil, then spread them onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. Be sure to stir halfway so they brown evenly.
Cut a v-shape out of each baked mini potato, fill with a little sour cream and top with chives.
Tasty served warm or cold.
Make sure the potatoes are in a single layer on your baking sheet to prevent them from steaming.
These potatoes are small and cook up quickly! If your oven runs hot, be sure to test a potato around the 20-minute mark to see if they are done cooking.
Try and buy potatoes that are roughly the same size to make sure they cook evenly. If you have a variety of sizes, group them on separate trays. Then, you can take the tray of smaller potatoes out first when they're finished cooking.
Potatoes must be slightly cooled before filling with sour cream in order to make sure the sour cream doesn’t melt and turn into liquid.
Serving Suggestions & Variations
Makes a great side dish for these Carrot & Lentil Hot Dogs.
Bring to a game day party with Mac & Cheese Balls.
Will look great on the party buffet table next to Herb & Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms.
Keep the baked mini potatoes unstuffed and add a bowl of Sriracha Aioli for dipping.
Sometimes you can find yellow or even purple baby potatoes at the grocery store. Use them for a colorful pop!
Toss the potatoes with Mock Chicken Seasoning before roasting to give them a comforting extra flavor.
We don’t think they’re will be any leftovers but in case there are, you coud mash them up into mashed potatoes.
Stir freshly chopped herbs into your sour cream for a herbed baked potato.
Sprinkle a little Old Bay Seasoning onto the potatoes before roasting them for a great flavor.
Before roasting, try tossing in some grated parmesan cheese or vegan parmesan cheese to turn them into baked parmesan potatoes.
Try them with bacon bits or vegan bacon bits.
To Make Gluten Free: Potatoes are a naturally grain-free and gluten-free vegetable. Be sure to check any seasonings you use for wheat ingredients.
To Make It Vegan: Fill the baked mini potatoes with Vegan Sour Cream to keep it vegan friendly.
Storing: Baby baked potatoes can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It’s best if you don’t cut and fill them all with sour cream at once, this is because the sour cream will prevent you from being able to heat them up properly.
Freezing: Freezing potatoes changes the starch structure in the vegetable which makes it unable to freeze well. Freezing is not recommended.
Are baby potatoes the same as new potatoes? Yes. New potatoes are baby potatoes, in the sense that they are harvested before they are able to be grown into a regular potato. Because of this, their skin is a lot thinner and the flesh inside is a bit sweeter as it has not had a chance to develop into starch yet. This makes it a great candidate for baking as they hold their shape well.
Should you store baby potatoes in the fridge? It is best to store any potato in a cool dark place as putting them in the fridge introduces too much moisture which may cause them to mold quickly. I keep mine in a cotton bag in a dark corner of the pantry.
Can you bake potatoes at a low temperature? Yes! Potatoes can be slowly baked at a temp of 250 degrees F. The size of the potatoes depends on how long you can cook them for. They will take approximately 60-90 minutes.
Can I make baby baked potatoes in the air fryer? Absolutely! Heat the air fryer to 350F (175C), toss the potatoes in a little oil and then air fry them until soft inside. The time will depend on the size of your potatoes.
If you love these cute mini baked potatoes (and I'm sure you will!), then I'm sure that you'll also love these other potato recipes. Perfect for all you spud lovers out there.
Vegan & Vegetarian Appetizers
Looking for more vegan or vegetarian appetizers for game day or a party? Try these tasty recipes. They're all meat-free and delicious.
Mini Mexican Street Corn
Maakouda (Moroccan Potato Cakes)
Vegan Smoked Salmon (made with carrot!)
Fruit Platter (with tips and tricks for the perfect fruit tray)
Caponata alla Siciliana (Italian eggplant stew that's perfect on crostini)
Mini Lentil Tacos
Mini Apple Pizzas
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Mini Baked Potatoes
- Baking sheet
- 1 lb (450g) baby potatoes / new potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (125g) sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- Preheat the oven to 375F / 190C.
- Add the potatoes to a bowl, drizzle with the oil and toss to coat.
- Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the salt.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. Jiggle them around halfway
- through so they brown evenly.
- Cut a small wedge out of each potato, fill with a little sour cream and top with chives.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.