Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

Simply seasoned, easy oven roasted potatoes make the ideal side dish for a meat and potatoes dinner. A high baking temperature makes the potatoes sizzle and brown nicely. You may also like our oven baked cheesy potatoes

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

What’s your meal planning strategy? In the 17 years I’ve been married, I’ve tried probably 17 different ways of being on top of the never-ending meal planning issue.

When the kids were little, I made up a month-long dinner plan and did shopping basically once a month. Let’s just say we ate a lot of non-perishable and freezer food, but it worked for that time in our life. I wanted to limit the amount of times I headed to the store with 3 children under the age of 4. I know moms get me on this one!

Now I generally keep the freezer stocked with meats that I can defrost easily depending on how much time I have for the day. And I have easy side dishes such as these easy oven roasted potatoes that I can whip up for a delicious dinner the family will love.

Which potatoes are best for oven roasting?

We prefer to use a good purpose potato for roasting such as red-skinned potatoes, Yukon gold or all-purpose round white potatoes. I love red-skinned potatoes because they are waxier and hold their shape well, but Yukon Gold are excellent for roasting.

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

How do you make the best roast potatoes?

This recipe is more about the method of baking than being about the exact spices that go on the potatoes. Feel free to add whatever kind of spices you’d like! Red pepper flakes for a little spice. Basil, oregano and parsley for an Italian flare. Cumin for a Mexican touch. The best roast potatoes for you will be potatoes that are seasoned to your liking. Change it up every time you make them, but the spices shown below in the recipe are our favorites.

How do you make crispy roast potatoes?

In order to allow the potatoes to cook quickly and get browned, I toss them in olive oil and the spices prior to baking. Heat the oven to a hot 450 degrees. Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray. This works best if the potatoes are in a single layer on the baking sheet. If they are piled on top of each other, they will take longer to cook and not cook as evenly.

Pour the potatoes onto the baking sheet and pop them in the hot oven for 25-30 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size of your potato chunks, so check them often.

About 15 minutes into baking, you’re going to start hearing them sizzle. I love the sound of sizzling potatoes! Stir the potatoes once or twice during baking so they brown on more than just one side.  And if you’d really like them golden brown, turn the oven on low broil and allow them to get browned on top for 2-3 minutes. Watch them closely because food can quickly burn under the broiler.

What to serve with potatoes?

Serve with your choice of meat and a pile of colorful, steamed veggies for a deliciously healthy meal. Here are a few of our favorite meats:

Whole30 Side Dish

I love that white potatoes are now allowed on the Whole30 program, which is how we try to eat healthy at mealtimes. That means that this simple potato side dish is Whole30 friendly!

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simply seasoned oven roasted potatoes
simply seasoned oven roasted potatoes

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

4.91 from 11 votes
Simply seasoned, easy oven roasted potatoes make the ideal side dish for a meat and potatoes dinner. A high baking temperature makes the potatoes sizzle and brown nicely.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 6 small red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  • Clean and cut the potatoes into 1/2"-1" cubes. 
  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and spices. 
  • Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray. Spread the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking pan. 
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Stir the potatoes once after about 15 minutes of baking so they brown on all sides. 
  • Serve immediately.



The exact time of baking depends on how large the potato chunks are. Ours were about 1" cubes and took 27 minutes.


Serving: 217g | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g
Author Lizzy T
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 231
Keyword comfort food, crispy, garlic, roasted

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

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  1. I’ve been Paleo for two years now but have always included white potatoes, and roast potatoes are one of my absolute favourite side dishes! Love your tips on getting them perfectly golden!

  2. Oven roasted potatoes are one of my absolute favorite sides! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I have always made oven roasted potatoes. My family loves them. I also make them into a potato salad. If I’m in a hurry , I add onions {red} use any kind that you want. I also make my own dressing and it’s not made with Mayo or Miracle whip. I use Zesty Italian salad dressing for a change. It’s great and we or I like it this way.

    1. I love the idea of using roasted potatoes in a potato salad. I can only imagine the flavor!! Sounds amazing. Thanks!

  4. I love to use half butter and half olive oil. It give a better flavor and they brown much better.
    I also love to lice some onion and red bell pepper to roast in with the potatoes. Yummy

  5. These are the best way to bake potatoes yes just baked potatoes are great also. I have not made roasted potatoes in a well I’m going to do it soon.

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve only just discovered you and all the recipes, let’s just say I’m a fan and will be referring to you in the future!
    Well done keep up the good work

  7. 5 stars
    This is spectacular! My family will definitely love it and was so tasty and flavorful, can’t wait to try!

  8. Most recipes call for 375-400. If I decreased the temp to get everything finished at the same time, what changes would I make?

  9. 5 stars
    I make this dish often! Definitely a favorite always! Just curious what kind of salt you are using? 1 1/2 tsp seems like way too much.

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