These Roasted Potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy in the center, and require just a few ingredients to make. Season them to your liking, then serve them as a side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Easy Oven Roasted Seasoned Potatoes
Potatoes have to be one of the most versatile foods. You can use them to make hash browns, baked potatoes, French fries, tater tots…the list goes on and on.
These perfect Roasted Potatoes are one of my favorite ways to enjoy potatoes. They can be easily seasoned to your liking, then roasted until soft and fluffy in the middle with the perfect crispy exterior.
Enjoy these potatoes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…you just can’t go wrong!
How to Make Oven Roasted Potatoes
This oven roasted potatoes recipe is so easy to prepare!
See the recipe card below for the ingredient amounts and full instructions.
- In a large bowl, mix together the chopped potatoes, oil, and seasonings. Toss to coat.
- Transfer the potatoes to a greased baking sheet, then bake at 425ºF until golden-brown and crispy, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
Tips for Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- Dry the potatoes after washing them. Removing the excess moisture allows them to crisp up. If they’re still too moist, they will just steam rather than roast.
- Be sure you’re chopping the potatoes into even 1-inch cubes so they cook at the same rate.
- Make sure you use a cooking oil that can handle high heat (has a high smoke point). Otherwise it will burn and leave burnt residue on the potatoes. You can use oils such as canola oil, vegetable oil, or grapeseed oil.
- Grease the pan with cooking spray before cooking. This helps prevent the potatoes from sticking.
- Cook in a single layer. The potatoes need room to breathe so they can crisp up. If they’re all stacked on top of one another, they won’t crisp up under the high heat.
- Don’t forget to flip the potatoes halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook all the way around!
- Feel free to play around with seasonings to serve your potatoes a variety of different meals. We love garlic powder, paprika, and dried herbs, but you could also do fajita seasoning, baked potato seasoning, Cajun seasoning, French fry seasoning, or taco seasoning.
- Want to make your potatoes cheesy? Try topping them off with parmesan or shredded cheddar and green onions!
What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes
These seasoned potatoes are so incredibly versatile! You can serve them as a side dish with breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Here are a few of my favorite pairings:
Storage and Reheating
Refrigerator: Roasted potatoes are best right away, but if you have any leftovers they will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheating: The best way to reheat roasted potatoes is in the oven so they can crisp up a little bit again. Simply spread them out on a baking sheet and cook them at 350ºF until heated through. You can also reheat them in the microwave, but the texture won’t hold up as well.
Is It Necessary to Boil Potatoes Before Roasting?
Nope! In fact, boiling the potato pieces may cause them to be over-cooked. These potatoes come out perfectly by simply roasting in the oven. No need to take any extra steps!
Why Can’t I Get My Roasted Potatoes Crispy?
There could be a couple of reasons that your roasted potatoes aren’t getting as crispy as you might want them to. Here are a tips to making sure they’re the best crispy roasted potatoes:
- Dry the potatoes. After you wash them, the potatoes must be dried off before chopping and roasting. Excess moisture will steam them and make them soggy.
- Roast at high heat. The high heat is key to perfectly crisped potatoes.
- Don’t over-oil. Coating the potatoes in oil helps them crisp up in the oven, but too much oil will result in a soggy texture. I use 2 tablespoons for this recipe and the potatoes come out perfectly.
Recipe Card with Ingredient Amounts and Instructions
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil, canola, vegetable, etc.
- 2 teaspoon(s) dried herbs, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, etc.
- 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon(s) paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the potato pieces, oil, dried herbs, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the potatoes evenly.2 pounds russet potatoes2 tablespoons cooking oil2 teaspoon(s) dried herbs1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder½ teaspoon(s) paprikaSalt and pepper
- Arrange the potatoes on a large baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the outside. Flip halfway through if the potatoes begin to brown quickly.
- Serve hot with your favorite breakfast or entree.
- See post for tips, FAQs, and storage options.