Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, Roasted Potatoes are an easy side dish that goes with pretty much any meal!
Add your favorite seasonings based on what’s in your spice cupboard or what herbs are growing in your garden!
Why We Love This Recipe
These oven-roasted potatoes are very easy to make, so you can have a delicious side dish with minimal work!
You can use dried herbs but if you have fresh on hand, by all means, use them! I find the high temperature can cause fresh garlic to burn so roasted potatoes is one of the only places I really like to use garlic powder in place of fresh.
Feel free to be creative with the seasonings on these easy oven potatoes, they go great with pretty much anything!
What Kind of Potatoes to Use
To be completely honest, you can use ANY kind of potato for roasting including red skinned, russets, Yukon gold and even sweet potatoes.
To Peel or Not to Peel? While you can peel potatoes before roasting, you definitely do not need to peel them! I personally love the flavor the skin from russet or Idaho potatoes add and I love the look and color of red skin potatoes too!
If you’re using small potatoes, you can cut them in half or if they’re tiny, you can just give them a little poke with a fork or knife before baking to allow the steam to escape.
How to Roast Potatoes
As much as I love Twice Baked Potatoes, making oven-roasted potatoes is so incredibly simple that it’s my go-to side dish!
My mom taught me to soak cut potatoes if time allows, this removes some of the starch and helps them to crisp while being fluffy inside. Be sure to dry them well before you add the olive oil so they roast instead of steam!!
- Wash potatoes and cut into 1″ cubes.
- Soak in cold water about 15-20 minutes (optional).
- Preheat the oven to a very hot temperature.
- Add olive oil, seasonings, and herbs (per recipe below) and roast until tender.
How Long to Roast
The great thing about making roasted potatoes is that you can roast them at pretty much any temperature and they’re much quicker to bake than Baked Potatoes. I find a higher temperature give the best results for a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior.
What Temperature to Roast Potatoes
I most often roast potatoes at 425°F as I love how it crisps the outside. Depending on what else you have going in the oven, you can cook potatoes at a lower temp if needed (but you may need a longer baking time).
The following cook times are for 1″ potato cubes:
- Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.
- Bake at 375°F for 35-40 minutes.
- Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.
- Bake at 450°F for 20-25 minutes.
Can You Freeze Roast Potatoes? Yes! While they aren’t something you’d think of freezing, they actually do freeze well! I place them in a freezer bag and reheat either in the oven (or toaster oven) in a frying pan on the stove. I just simply add them to the pan along with Oven Baked Chicken Breasts for an easy weeknight meal!
Serve these Roast Potatoes with…
Or Add Toppings:
- sour cream (or even Greek yogurt for a healthy twist)
- chives or onions
- bacon bits
- cheddar cheese
Favorite Potato Recipes
- The BEST Mashed Potatoes
- Potatoes Au Gratin
- Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole
- Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes
- Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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Oven Roasted Potatoes
- 2 pounds red or yellow skinned potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons fresh herbs chopped (rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- to taste coarse salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Scrub potatoes (do not peel them). Dice into 1” cubes.
If time allows, soak potatoes in cold water for up to 1 hour. (This removes starch and makes for a fluffier potato). Drain and dry potatoes, if required.
Toss potatoes, olive oil, herbs, and seasonings
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and tender.
Any kind of potatoes will work in this recipe and peeling potatoes is optional.