Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

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Coming in at under 35 minutes from start to finish and requiring only five ingredients, these Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish for busy weeknights, fancy dinner parties, and everything in between. This mouthwatering recipe is everything you’ve been looking for in a potato dish.

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THE BEST CRISPY ROASTED POTATOES

If you were to ask me for one of my family’s favorite side dishes, this would be it. First of all, what’s not to love about potatoes? Secondly, these potatoes are so simple, yet they get so deliciously crispy in the oven that you can’t help but go back for more!

So, if you’ve been looking for a go-to recipe for oven roasted potatoes, you’re in the right place! These Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are easy, flavorful, and healthy. They are the perfect addition to any weeknight meal, family gathering, or potluck.

PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING

My husband, James, and I love entertaining. Whether we’re having family over to celebrate a holiday or special occasion or entertaining bosses or colleagues, we truly enjoy putting on dinner for a group. In fact, my husband always loves remembering the time that we put on a huge dinner party when our son, Matthew, was less than a month old.

While I don’t recommend taking on such a task newly postpartum, what helped is having a tried and true menu in our back pocket that we didn’t have to think twice about. In this case, and in most scenarios where we entertain, we opt for a protein, Oven Roasted Vegetables, and these Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes. When you know ahead of time what you’ll be making and you become comfortable with the process, it becomes second nature. We know exactly what to get at the store, how long it will take to cook, and what we can do to prepare in advance. We especially love the fact that these potatoes (and the vegetables too!) can be prepared earlier in the day and stored in the refrigerator until we’re ready to pop them in the oven. (More details on this in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section towards the bottom of this post!)

These crispy roasted potatoes are baked in the oven and seasoned with just a touch of salt and pepper. They’re so simple and delicious that you’ll want to make them again and again!

Also, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can even change things up by adding add fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano along with some parmesan cheese for an extra special treat. You can adjust the herbs, seasonings, and spices to go along with what you are using for the rest of your meal. Whether you’re adding extra components or keeping it simple, these Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are sure to become a regular part of your weeknight rotation.

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VARIATIONS TO THIS RECIPE

As mentioned above, this potato recipe can be tweaked to go along with any type of meal you happen to be serving. For example, if you are serving…

  • Italian-style chicken and green beans, add some Italian seasoning.
  • Cajun shrimp and asparagus, try some Cajun seasoning.
  • Lemon dill salmon and broccoli, toss in some lemon zest and dill.

 The possibilities are endless here, and you can have fun experimenting with different combinations to see which one you like best!

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES

  • These oven roasted potatoes are an easy way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your produce. This recipe is a great option for potatoes that need to be used before going bad.
  • They are crispy, flavorful, and super easy to make.
  • The simple flavors work so well together, and the texture is perfect.
  • You can easily adapt this recipe to fit any flavor profile of your main entree.
  • This side dish is perfect for those busy nights when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making a complicated meal.
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES

EQUIPMENT

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Spatula

INGREDIENTS

  • Potatoes: While I usually use baby red or yellow potatoes, any type of potato will do. The key is to cut them into bite-sized pieces. Not only does this make it more manageable, but it also allows for an even cooking time.
  • Avocado oil spray: This is my go-to for baking or roasting due to its high smoke point. Any type of cooking spray of your choice is okay to use here.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Any other spices, seasonings, or herbs you want… get creative and try whatever sounds good to you!
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HOW TO MAKE CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and toss with avocado oil spray, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through with a spatula to ensure even cooking.
  • Turn on the broiler (or bump the temperature of your oven up to 550 degrees) for an additional 2-3 minutes to get them a little extra crispy. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn!

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS FOR THIS POTATO RECIPE

  • Diced ham or bacon: Add diced ham or bacon to your potatoes for a bit of smoky flavor and extra protein.
  • Diced bell peppers and onions: This is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables!
  • Cheddar cheese: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the potatoes right after baking for a cheesy twist.
  • Chili powder: Toss the potatoes with chili powder before baking for a bit of heat.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Crispy, golden brown potatoes are a staple side dish for many meals. They’re the perfect option to serve alongside grilled chicken, burgers, and steaks, and they’re also a great way to round out a meal that’s heavy on protein.

You can make these Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes using an ordinary baking sheet. If you have a baking sheet with a roasting rack, your potatoes will come out even more crispy than usual!

The secret is in the pan’s design. It has slits that allow air to circulate through the potato, creating a crispy crust while leaving the inside tender and flavorful. This also means no more flipping your potatoes in the middle of their cooking time. Simply pop them in the oven and forget about them until they’re done!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE BEST POTATOES TO USE IN THIS RECIPE?

While you can use any potato you like, baby red or yellow potatoes are my favorite type to use for this recipe. Russet potatoes are another good option. In addition, you can use sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, parsnips, or even rutabagas. If you can cut it into pieces or wedges to cook evenly in the oven, you can use this same cooking method to achieve delicious results.

CAN YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE IN ADVANCE?

Yes! As I shared earlier in this post, one of my favorite things about this recipe is that it is so easy to prepare ahead of time. Simply complete all of the steps leading up to putting the potatoes in the oven and store them in a covered container or baking sheet in the refrigerator until you’re ready to roast them. When you are ready to serve them, pop them in the oven and you’re all set.

CAN I SUBSTITITE BUTTER FOR COOKING SPRAY?

Cooking spray is recommended because it has a higher smoking point than butter, which means it won’t burn as easily when heated up. Butter will also take longer to brown and crisp up than cooking spray. If you decide to substitute butter, however, reduce the heat slightly so that it doesn’t burn before your potatoes are crisp enough on all sides. I would recommend melting it so that you can easily coat your potatoes with it before roasting.

WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES?

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are a great side dish, and they are incredibly versatile. Here are some ideas for serving them along with other foods…

  • Serve alongside grilled meat or fish, like chicken, steak, salmon, or cod.
  • Drizzle with a light vinaigrette or cream sauce.
  • Serve with any stew or soup, especially beef stew or tomato basil soup.
  • Include as part of an appetizer menu with other finger foods like meatballs, sliders, or wings.
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STORAGE, HEATING, AND FREEZING

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES?

While these potatoes are a delicious side dish that are easy to make, you don’t want to leave them sitting around too long. The best way to store Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes is in an airtight container with a lid. This will help keep them from getting soggy from excess condensation or absorbing other flavors. If you have leftovers, you can keep them in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

HOW DO YOU REHEAT CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES?

These potatoes can be reheated for a quick meal or brought to a potluck. The trick is knowing how to reheat them effectively so they don’t end up soggy or rubbery.

There are several ways to reheat Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes. You can reheat them in the microwave for about one minute on high, or you can place them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about five minutes.

CAN YOU FREEZE CRISPY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES?

Yes! You can freeze Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes by spreading the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and placing them in the freezer until they’re completely frozen. Once the potatoes are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. They’ll keep for up to three months.

When you’re ready to use them, remove the quantity you need from the freezer and place them on a baking sheet. At this point, they can be used just like fresh potatoes. Keep in mind that they will take a bit longer to cook, so you’ll want to add a few more minutes to your cooking time.

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NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

These Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes make six servings. Each serving comes out to 80 calories, 3 WW Green SmartPoints®, 3 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 0 WW Purple SmartPoints®.

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Originally posted on September 24, 2020. Reposted on June 15, 2022 with different pictures and more detailed instructions.

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

If you were to ask me for one of my family's favorite side dishes, this would be it. First of all, what's not to love about potatoes? Secondly, these potatoes are so simple, yet they get so deliciously crispy in the oven that you can't help but go back for more!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Oven Roasted, Potatoes, Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 80kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
5 from 28 votes
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Adjustable Servings: 6 servings

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (I usually use baby red or yellow potatoes)
  • Avocado oil spray or any cooking spray of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and toss with avocado oil spray, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet and bake 25 minutes, then turn on the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes to get them a little extra crispy.

Notes

These Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes make six servings. Each serving comes out to 80 calories, 3 WW Green SmartPoints®, 3 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 0 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/crispy-oven-roasted-potatoes/

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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