Oven Roasted Potatoes are an easy and delicious side dish to any entree! They are soft, yet crispy at the same time and are a cinch to prepare. These potatoes will be the new favorite potato for your family meals!
This post was originally posted on 8/10/2020 and updated on 1/11/2023.
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Why We Love These Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Super easy side dish that only takes minutes to prepare.
- The potatoes turn out soft in the center with crispy edges.
- Very little clean up.
- A yummy side dish that pairs well with so many entrees.
- Russet Potatoes: Any type of potato can be used. Yukon golds, red potatoes, fingerlings and creamer potatoes are all yummy options.
- Olive Oil: Vegetable oil, avocado oil, canola oil or grapeseed oil can all be substituted.
- Seasonings: You can season your potatoes with anything you like. Some other options are Homemade Taco Seasoning, Cajun, Ranch or Italian seasoning.
How to Make Oven Roasted Russet Potatoes
- Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash and scrub the potatoes well, and then dice them into ½ inch cubes.
- In a large bowl or zip top bag, combine the olive oil and seasonings. Add the cubed potatoes, and toss to coat the potatoes evenly.
- Spread the potatoes out on the baking sheet in a single layer. If needed, use two sheet pans and rotate the pans when you flip the potatoes.
- Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes and then flip them as best you can. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
Oven Temp for Roasted Potatoes
I most often roast my potatoes at 400°F. Simply because I usually have something else in the oven with them. Depending on what you're serving with these yummy potatoes you can roast them at a lower or higher temp. Roasting them lower will take extra time but they'll cook. Roasting them at a higher temp will take a little less time and will create some extra crispy edges.
What to Serve with Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Perfect Roast Chicken
- Mini BBQ Turkey Meatloaves
- Grilled Spiced Pork Chops
- Mini Ham and Cheese Frittatas
- Herb Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
- Roasted BBQ Chicken
Storing Oven Roasted Potatoes
Store any leftover cooled potatoes in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
These potatoes also freeze well. Add the cooled potatoes to a freezer safe air tight container or zip top bag. Label, date and freeze. Potatoes will last in the freezer for up to 4 months. When potatoes are thawed the texture can sometimes change.
Reheat the potatoes either in the oven, on the stove top, in an air fryer or in the microwave.
Tips For Making Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Cut your potatoes in uniform pieces, meaning the majority of them are all the same size. When they are all the same size they will cook evenly. If some pieces are large and some are mini, the large pieces will still be hard and raw when the mini pieces are fully cooked.
- Make sure to coat the potatoes evenly with the oil. The oil is what helps the potatoes develop the crispy edges.
- Use parchment paper, using parchment paper will make it really easy to flip the potatoes and will prevent any of the good crispy edges from sticking to the pan.
- Don't overcrowd the sheet pan or the potatoes will steam instead of roast. If needed, use two sheet pans and rotate them half way through roasting when the potatoes are flipped.
FAQs About Oven Roasted Potatoes
Nope just give the potatoes a good wash and scrub, then pat dry and cube into ½ inch pieces. However, if you are not a fan of the skin you can peel the potatoes and proceed with the recipe as it's written.
For crispy roasted potatoes, make sure all the potatoes are coated in oil, the sheet pan isn't overcrowded, the oven is preheated to 400°F and the potatoes are flipped half way through roasting.
Boiling potatoes before roasting is not necessary. Potatoes will roast up beautifully and delicious without par boiling them. However, par boiling them is an option that will help achieve an extra crispy outside.
Roasting potatoes in a 400°F oven that are cut into ½ inch cubes will take at least 30 minutes. Potatoes cubed larger than that will take longer in the oven.
More Delicious Side Dishes:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
- Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
- Smashed Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus
- Easy Oven Roasted Corn
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Easy Roasted Carrots
Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash and scrub the potatoes clean, pat dry, and dice into ½ inch cubes.
- In a large bowl or zip top bag, combine olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and dried parsley.
- Add potatoes to bag and toss to coat the potatoes evenly.
- Spread potatoes out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake potatoes for 15 minutes and then flip them.
- Bake for another 15-20 minutes until potatoes are fork tender.