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Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Roasting Episode

Martha Stewart's Cooking School Roasting Episode

In every episode of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, learn cooking fundamentals following Martha’s signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process. Be sure to check your local listings to see when this episode will be airing in your area.

This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha’s roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it’s also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. Finally, she prepares a show-stopping dish fit for any holiday table: a green peppercorn-crusted roast tenderloin of beef.

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Martha Stewart talks about how to roast vegetables, chicken and meat.

This Week’s Recipe

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

This herb-roasted potatoes recipe from Martha Stewart is a delicious side dish that does not require great skill to make taste great.

Martha Stewart makes this roasted potatoes recipe in the "Roasting" episode of "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."



  • 1 pound small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Place a rimmed baking sheet on rack in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine potatoes, olive oil, and thyme in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss until well combined.
  3. Remove heated baking sheet from oven and transfer potatoes to baking sheet, cut sides down.
  4. Roast until browned and tender, 45 to 60 minutes.


This herb-roasted potato recipe appears in the "Roasting" episode of "Martha Stewart's Cooking School." Visit the episode guide to watch a preview and get a cooking tip.

Yield: 4-6 servings


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