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Easy Roasted Potatoes

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This recipe for easy roasted potatoes goes with just about any meal. Today, baby red and yellow potatoes were used. The end result is a deliciously seasoned and crispy side dish.

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Easy Roasted Potatoes
Easy Roasted Potatoes

Varying the Herbs

You can vary the seasonings on these oven-roasted potatoes based on what’s in your spice cupboard or what herbs are growing in your garden!

Today, I am using dried herbs. You can use dried herbs, but if you have fresh on hand, by all means, use them.

Red Potatoes
Red Potatoes

What Kind of Potatoes to Use for Roasted Potatoes?

This recipes shows how I am using baby potatoes for roasting. To be completely honest, you can use ANY kind of potato. I have made roasted red potatoes, russets, Yukon gold and even roasted sweet potatoes. 

They’re all great!


Do Potatoes Need to be Peeled Before Roasting?

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. Normally, if a potato has a thin and relatively blemish-free skin, I will leave the skins on. When the potatoes have a thick skin or a lot of blemishes, I will generally peel for this recipe.

Prepping Potatoes for Roasting
Prepping Potatoes for Roasting

Cut the Potatoes Equal Size

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 to allow the steam to escape. When using larger potatoes, I like to cut them up into about 1-2 inch pieces. This will help with allowing the steam to escape and the potatoes to roast evenly.

Temperature to Roasting Time for Potatoes

Generally, I use 425°F or 450°F for roasting potatoes. I love how it crisps the outside.  However, you can cook potatoes at a lower temp if needed (but you may need a longer baking time).

The following cook times are for one-inch potato cubes:

  • 350°F for 45-50 minutes.
  • 375°F for 35-40 minutes.
  • 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
  • 450°F for 20-25 minutes.

I like to use half sheet baking pans for roasting in the oven. Here are a few of my favorite kitchen items.

You Can Freeze Roast Potatoes

Potatoes are not something you would think of freezing. They actually freeze well! Place them in a freezer bag and reheat either in the oven or in a frying pan on the stove.

Roasted Potatoes Served
Roasted Potatoes Served

I like putting butter on my potatoes for eating. It is just that last bit of deliciousness that sends these over the top for me. Such an easy recipe.

Fresh Garlic
Fresh Garlic

Fresh Versus Powdered Garlic

You will notice in this recipe that I have used powdered garlic, not fresh. I find that when I am oven roasting vegetables and have used fresh garlic, it has a tendency to burn. Therefore, I use powder garlic and achieve the wonderful garlicky taste without worrying about burning.

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Easy Roasted Potatoes

Sheet pan roasted potatoes. simple and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, Potatoes, recipe, sheet pan cooking, vegetables
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 167kcal


  • 2 Lbs. Red or Yellow Skinned Potatoes Today, I used baby potatoes
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 Tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbl. dried parsley
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. Paprika Optional


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes. Cut into 1-2 inch pieces.
  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika if using.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and tender.
    Baby Potatoes Ready for Roasting


Recipe Notes:
Use any combination of herbs you’d like.  Dry spices/herbs can be substituted, use 1-2 teaspoons dry herbs in place of fresh.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

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Thursday 1st of July 2021

These potatoes are amazing. My family inhales them. The different times and temps listed are so super helpful too. I am waiting for some to come out of the oven right now.


Friday 2nd of July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let me know. I am so happy you and your family love them too. They really are scrumptious. Enjoy! Vicky

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Thursday 7th of January 2021

So easy! It is my new favorite side. I always ended up with leftover red potatoes whenever I bought a 5 lb bag. So instead of using the for mashed potatoes I tried this recipe!! Excellent. I can easily tweak the spices to my liking too!


Friday 8th of January 2021

So glad you like them. Our family enjoys these often too. Great idea using the smaller potatoes that are left over. Take care.


Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Tried this! This is my new favorite side!!


Friday 24th of January 2020

Thank you so much for letting me know! Enjoy.