Food + Drink Side Dishes

Simple Roasted Purple Potatoes for #SundaySupper

Well, football season is officially upon us. Are you excited?

I’ll be honest: I’m not much of a football fan. I somewhat blame going to college at a university where attending the football game was more of a social event and included dressing up in heels and pearls with my sorority sisters. The dressing up was fun, but I don’t know that I ever WATCHED a football game.

There is one thing I love about football though: tailgating food! Being able to gather with friends and family to enjoy some fun eats is always a blast. My tailgating experience isn’t usually at a football game…rather, it is in my own kitchen.

One of my favorite side dishes to eat are roasted potatoes. They’re simple, they’re tasty, they’re a crowd pleaser! Ordinarily, I use red skin potatoes with this recipe, but when I laid eyes on a bag of purple potatoes at the store, I just had to have them.

This recipe is almost TOO simple…but simple can be fantastic. Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to keep your eye on the football game/socialize instead of slaving away in the kitchen. All it takes is a little bit of slicing, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and some Garlic Goodness sauce from Intensity Academy.

Pop them in the oven, and you’ll end up with some crispy (but soft on the inside) potatoes, perfect to accompany your burger, hotdog, or other tailgating food on your menu.

Roasted Purple Potatoes

Simple Roasted Purple Potatoes for #SundaySupper
  • 1 small bag purple potatoes (28oz)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (I used Chile Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Goodness sauce (you can sub 3-4 cloves minced garlic and an extra drizzle of olive oil)
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Wash/lightly scrub purple potatoes and pat dry. Slice each potato into quarters and place in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and Garlic Goodness sauce. Toss to coat.
  4. Spread sliced potatoes out evenly on a nonstick cookie sheet (I line mine with aluminum foil and a spray of nonstick cooking spray for easier cleanup later). Bake for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are crispy, turning/stirring once or twice.




And if you are in need of more inspiration for your tailgate food, I’ve got some for you! There are plenty of dishes to choose from…

Join the folks at Sunday Supper as we share our favorite tailgate recipes and tips. Hop on twitter at 7pm EST for the live #SundaySupper chat.

The Lineup

Pre Game Warm-ups:

On the Sidelines:

  • Anne’s Best Potato Salad with Bacon and Peas by Webicurean
  • Simple Roasted Purple Potatoes by Ruffles and Truffles
  • Spicy BBQ Baked Beans by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Main Events:


From the Cooler:

Wine Pairings by Wine Everyday

What is your favorite food to eat at a tailgate?



Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

Interested in Sponsoring?

Click here for sponsorship information and booking! Or send me an email at to discuss opportunities!

Browse Categories

my foodgawker gallery
my craftgawker gallery

Browse the Archives