Roasted Potatoes

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish to just about any meal. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, and so versatile!

Roasted Potatoes go with just about any dish, from meaty roasts like my Rosemary Maple Mustard Pork Roast Recipe to a simple juicy steak. Plus they take no time at all. Ten minutes of prep time, then just pop them in the oven (flipping halfway) and voila! An easy, comforting and filling side dish. Flavor them how you like them by adding different seasonings or just stick to my base recipe. Enjoy!

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Roasted Potatoes Recipe

With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time, you could have a super delicious potato side dish, perfect for any meal.

  • Idaho Potatoes – these are just what I used. For more potato options, scroll down.
  • Olive Oil – this helps the potatoes cook evenly, and get a toasty brown.
  • Garlic Powder – or onion powder. Do not confuse garlic or onion POWDER with garlic or onion SALT. Garlic powder is ground, dried garlic (without salt). This is what the recipe calls for! Do not use garlic salt!
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste.
  • Paprika – for taste and for color, totally optional.

How to Roast Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a light-colored baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Slice potatoes in half and then into 1/2 inch pieces. Place onto the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Toss to coat well. Spread potatoes out in an even layer.
  3. Roast potatoes for 25 minutes, remove from oven, flip over and bake another 15-20 minutes or until tender on the inside and browned well on the outside. Serve hot.

Do I have to use Idaho Potatoes?

Not at all! Russet potatoes are mainly what I’m referring to when I say “Idaho Potato”. They have a high starch content, thus making for a great roasting potato. I prefer my Russet’s to be from Idaho because I used to live there and they grow a mean potato. But, feel free to use any Russets you can find in your neck of the woods.

If you prefer to use a different kind of potato, I’d recommend a red, fingerling or gourmet variety (the mini, tri-colored ones that come in netted bags). All roasting directions stay the same, regardless of the variety.

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Why are my Potatoes not getting golden brown?

If you notice after about 30 minutes your potatoes are getting soft but not browned, try adding 1-2 extra tablespoons of olive oil and roasting for a longer period of time. Normally, these two changes will do the trick! Worst case scenario, bump up your oven temperature 25 degrees.

Roasted Potato Variations

While this is a very basic and simple recipe for roasted potatoes, here are a few other ways you can switch this recipe up and change it to your liking!

  • Garlic and Parmesan – Try replacing the garlic powder with an Italian seasoning blend meant for grilling. Then toss with grated parmesan cheese in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Cajun – Like things spicy? Toss in 1-2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning.
  • Fully Loaded – After the potatoes have roasted completely, top with chives, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. A new take on the baked potato!

More Potato Side Dishes to Try!

If you love these simple roasted potatoes, try these other sides that are just as delicious:

5 from 1 vote

Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish to just about any meal. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, and so versatile!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Idaho Potatoes washed and scrubbed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder* or onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika optional, for color

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a light-colored baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Slice potatoes in half and then into 1/2 inch pieces. Place onto the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Toss to coat well. Spread potatoes out in an even layer.
  • Roast potatoes for 25 minutes, remove from oven, flip over and bake another 15-20 minutes or until tender on the inside and browned well on the outside. Serve hot.

Notes

*do not confuse garlic or onion POWDER with garlic or onion SALT. Garlic powder is ground, dried garlic (without salt). This is what the recipe calls for! Do not use garlic salt!

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to roast potatoes, oven potatoes, roasted potatoes
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