Oven roasted seasoned potatoes are an easy side dish to add to your next meal. Seasoned with a blend of flavorful spices, these potatoes can be paired with just about any main course.
You're going to love these oven roasted seasoned potatoes. Not only are they easy to assemble with a few minutes of prep, but they easily pair with just about any main course.
They're perfectly seasoned with a blend of spices that add just a hint of heat, and plenty of flavor! Salt, pepper, onion, paprika, garlic, and chili powder add the perfect balance of flavor and warmth to these oven roasted potatoes.
Serve oven roasted seasoned potatoes with your next meal - no matter what time of day. Seasoned potatoes can be served with scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, or anything from bison burgers to crispy baked chicken thighs for dinner.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Potatoes - Yukon gold potatoes are my preferred choice. They're a great everyday potato because they can be mashed, baked, and roasted and hold their shape well. Potatoes can be peeled or the skin can be left on - your choice. The skin of the potato contains fiber and nutrients and is perfectly edible once cleaned.
- Olive oil - Can be substituted with ghee or any neutral flavored cooking oil you have on hand.
- Seasoning - Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder add flavor to your potatoes. The flavor is similar to seasoned fries you may find at your favorite restaurant, with a tiny kick of heat. Feel free to reduce the chili powder for a milder flavor.
Spices to put on oven roasted potatoes
For this recipe, we're seasoning our potatoes with a blend of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder.
However, if you have a favorite seasoning blend on hand, like Cajun seasoning, everyday seasoning, or Italian seasoning, feel free to give those a try as well. Take note that if your seasoning blend includes salt and pepper already, you won't need to add extra.
Or, keep things simple with salt and pepper. Roasted potatoes are very easy to customize and can be made as simply as you'd like.
What type of potatoes can I use?
Yukon gold potatoes are my favorite choice, because they fall right in the middle of the spectrum between waxy and starchy. This means that they'll hold their shape well when baking, have a moderately crispy crust, and their middles will be creamy and soft.
I also love to roast small red potatoes, like in my recipe for ranch roasted potatoes. However, red potatoes will be very soft and tender once baked, and less crisp on the outside.
Russet potatoes can also be roasted, and are a widely popular choice. When roasted, they'll have a pale, crisp crust and soft interior.
What temperature do you bake seasoned potatoes?
These oven roasted seasoned potatoes are baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or 205 degrees Celsius.
How to make crispy roasted potatoes
Oven roasted potatoes won't turn out as crispy as say, fresh deep-fried potatoes. However, there are a few ways to help ensure your potatoes turn out as crispy as possible in the oven.
- Make sure your oven is fully preheated before roasting your potatoes. Potatoes will not get crispy at a low heat.
- Don't cover your potatoes while they're roasting or afterwards (before serving). This traps moisture around your potatoes and steams them, making them soggy.
- Don't overcrowd the pan. Give your potatoes room to cook and allow steam to escape.
- Allow your potatoes to cook long enough. If your potatoes aren't done after 30-35 minutes, keep cooking. The baking time that works for you depends on your exact oven temperature (ovens can run hotter or colder than the next), the size of your potatoes, and the position of your oven rack (I recommend the middle).
- Want to add a little extra color and crisp up the edges? Turn on the broiler for the last 1 to 2 minutes. Do not walk away while the broiler is on - food can burn quickly under the broiler!
Oven Roasted Seasoned Potatoes
- 1.5 pounds yukon gold potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking sheet (or line with parchment paper) and set aside.
- Scrub and rinse potatoes, pat dry, then cube into bite size pieces (about 1" cubes).
- In a large bowl, add cubed potatoes, then top with olive oil and seasoning. Toss potatoes until evenly coated. Pour potatoes onto prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
- Roast potatoes in the oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until potatoes are evenly browned and can be easily pierced through with a fork.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
- Yukon gold, baby potatoes, or red potatoes are great for roasted. Russet potatoes can also be roasted but will turn out softer.
- Leftovers will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and reheat well (but will lose their crispiness).
- This recipe was updated in November 2022. The original recipe did not include chili powder and onion powder - feel free to omit as desired. Updated recipe has a "seasoned fries" flavor with a slight kick of heat.
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