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Simple New Potatoes Bake with Pumpkin Seeds

Simple new potatoes bake with pumpkin seeds (all pantry ingredients) – perfect for dinner or as a side dish to fish & meats. Also delicious when enjoyed with salad or even on its own.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: potatoes, pumpkin
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 lb (half a kilo) new/baby potatoes brushed with skin on
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds no shells
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp all purpose seasoning preferably organic
  • 5 cups water for boiling


  • Soak new/ baby potatoes in cold water for 10 minutes. Then, brush the skin until well cleaned (I use regular dish kitchen brush from IKEA). Peel if desired.
  • Optional: cut larger new potatoes in half or more - like I did for the batch in the photos.
  • In large soup pan add water and bring to a boil. Then place cleaned potatoes in boiling water and cook for around 5 minutes (until they get slightly cooked, but still firm). Strain, using a colander and place in baking dish of choice (preferably non-stick).
  • Add oil, pumpkin seeds and all purpose seasoning and stir until all potatoes are coated.
  • Place potatoes in (cold if using ceramic baking dish) oven and cover with aluminium foil and cook on 200C/400F. After 15 minutes, remove foil and bake until potatoes are cooked all the way through. Regularly check with fork if potatoes are softened and ready.


For more meal prep & substitution ideas, plus ideas for main meals, please head above recipe.