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Roast Cajun Potatoes

Potatoes are a wonderful comfort food-not just because they taste great but also because they provide many terrific health benefits. Low in calories and high in vitamin C, potassium and fiber, potatoes are a smart, economical choice for dinner-and always a popular one!


Makes 4 servings


1 pound baking potatoes
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel potatoes; cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. Place on ungreased jelly-roll pan.
  2. Toss potatoes with parsley, oil, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, thyme and black pepper until evenly coated.
  3. Bake 50 minutes, turning wedges halfway through cooking time. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 4 Potato wedges
Sodium 7 mg
Protein 2 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 18 %
Calories 120

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Fat 1/2

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