Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe (2024)

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Oven roasted potatoes have a fantastic crispy exterior that is balanced with a creamy interior that pops in your mouth.

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❤️ Why you'll love this recipe

  • Simple pantry staple seasonings give so much flavor to these amazing roasted potatoes
  • Oven-roasted potatoes are an easy recipe that's a perfect side dish for any meal.
  • With just a few sprinkling of seasonings and a few hits of olive oil, you've got a winning potato recipe.
  • Crispy roasted potatoes, perfect for feeding a crowd too.


  • Potatoes, use your favorites such as Idaho, Russet, yellow or red potatoes, Yukon Gold, or Russet, all work very well.
  • Olive oil is my first choice. For variety, use avocado or grapeseed oil.
  • Onion powder gives flavor to the potatoes.
  • Garlic powder adds another level of flavor to all the ingredients.
  • Smoked paprika adds a smoky flavor that works so well.
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper are a must to complement all the ingredients.

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This is an overview of the recipe. The full detailed instructions are below in the recipe card

Step 1: Scrub potatoes and cut them into 1-inch pieces.

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Step 2: Fill a large bowl or pot with cold water. Place the potatoes in the water, let soak for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.

Step 3: While potatoes soak, in a small bowl mix, whisk together to combine the olive oil, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 4: After soaking, use a colander to drain the potatoes and dry them completely. A cotton towel works very well to dry the potatoes.

Step 5: Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 5: Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the potatoes and gently stir to ensure they are well covered with the seasoning. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast at 425°F for about 40 minutes, flipping them halfway through. They are fork-tender when cooked completely.


Storing Raw Potatoes: Store in a cool dry place but not in the fridge. A pantry shelf is good.

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 375°F for about 15 minutes, or until warmed through.

Freezer-friendly: When you have an excess of potatoes that need to be used. Make a batch or two of this recipe and freeze them for later. Place the baked roasted potatoes on a large baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This prevents them from sticking together. Then, move the frozen potato wedges to a freezer-safe bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 to 4 months. They can be reheated from frozen in the oven at 350°F until warmed through, about 15 minutes.


Do you want to change up this recipe? Here are some ways that you increase the flavor of this dish.

Adjust the potato seasoning and try some of these:

  • Greek flavor - add some oregano and marjoram for variety.
  • Homemade Cajun Seasonings: a delicious homemade blend that enhances the flavor.
  • Homemade Seasoning Salt: we use this seasoning often as it is a staple in my pantry and it is always delicious and flavorful.
  • Herbes de Provence: a great blend of flavor.
  • Italian Seasoning: we use this often and it gives a nice Tuscan flavor.
  • Fresh garlic and parmesan cheese would be a fabulous combination for great-tasting crispy potatoes.
  • Fresh Rosemary and garlic would be an awesome combo for this recipe.

Expert Tips

  • Use a rimmed roasting pan and don't overcrowd the pan. Overcrowding can cause the potatoes to steam and they won't crisp. No one wants soggy potatoes.
  • Roasting potatoes at a higher temperature will ensure crispy potatoes with a tender and fluffy interior.
  • For really easy clean-up, use parchment paper on the baking sheet and spray the paper with non-stick spray.
  • Peeling the potatoes is not necessary. Wash the potato skin well before cutting potatoes into even size chunks.
  • Make evenly cut pieces of potato, so they roast at the same rate.
  • Feel free to make ahead and reheat at 375°F wrapped in aluminum foil for about 10 minutes.
  • It is extremely important to soak the potatoes to remove excess starch to ensure the best crispy roast potatoes.
  • Also very important to completely dry the potatoes before seasoning. We use a cotton towel to dry the potatoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best potatoes to use for oven roasting?

My favorite potatoes for oven roasting are Idaho, Yukon, red, or fingerling potatoes.

Can I use any other oil besides olive oil?

Absolutely, you can use any of your favorites such as avocado, canola, grapeseed, or coconut oil.

What is the best temperature to roast potatoes in the oven?

A high temperature in the oven gives a crispy outside and a soft interior. I recommend 425°F oven temperature for extra crispy roasted potatoes.

Can I use this recipe for sweet potatoes?

Absolutely, this is a great recipe and sweet potatoes would work wonderfully.

Can I use soft potatoes that have some green on them?

Unfortunately, if they are soft and green, discard them. Those taters are no longer good.

Why aren't my roasted potatoes crispy?

Be sure to dry off the potatoes before adding the seasoning. Also, do not crowd the pan. Give the potato wedges enough space so they have room to roast. If the potatoes are too close together they will steam and not be crispy.

Why are my roasted potatoes soggy?

Overcrowding the pan can cause the steaming of the potatoes and they will be soggy, not crispy. Be sure to spread the potatoes out on the sheet pan.

Should I boil the potatoes before roasting them?

No. Soaking the potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes does the trick to guarantee crispy potatoes. I've tested and retested this method and also boiling first. No need to boil the potatoes first.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the roasted potatoes with ketchup, sour cream, everything but the bagel dip, or instant pot hummus are all great ideas.

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Once you try these, be sure to next time try our Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes. The potatoes are perfectly seasoned and so flavorful.

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal! An easy side dish with just a few minutes prep time. Simple seasonings and roasting at a high heat give the crispiest roasted potatoes.

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Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: crispy oven roasted potatoes, crispy potato recipe, crispy roasted potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes minutes

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Total Time: 40 minutes minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 275kcal

Author: Eileen Kelly

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  • Scrub potatoes well. Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cubed potatoes and cover them with cold water. Let the potatoes soak in the water for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch.

  • Once potatoes have soaked, drain and discard the water from the potatoes. Keep potatoes in the large mixing bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick olive oil spray. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Kosher salt, black pepper, and dried parsley.

  • Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the potatoes. Gently mix the potatoes to ensure they are all covered with the seasoning.

  • Evenly spread the seasoned potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Ensure the potatoes aren't touching so they have room to crisp.

  • Place the potatoes into the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. The potatoes should crisp up on the bottom side. (if the potatoes aren't crispy on the bottom, give them another 5 minutes to bake)

  • After the 20 minutes, turn potatoes over and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Potatoes should be crispy on the outside and tender and soft inside.

  • Remove potatoes, taste for seasoning, re-season if needed.


Be sure to check Expert Tips and FAQs above with important tips and questions that can help make a delicious recipe.

Note 1:Russet, Red, or Yukon gold potatoes are my preferred potatoes for this recipe. Cut potatoes into even 1-inch cubes. If potato wedges are larger, increase roasting time.

Note 2:Any oil of choice can be used with these potatoes.

Note 3: Smoked paprika adds great flavor, if unavailable, regular paprika can be used.

  • I am not a registered dietician, I do my bestto provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

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This recipe was originally published in February of 2019, updated on December 30, 2021 with new tips for a better reader experience.

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