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Easy Oven Roasted Crispy Potatoes Recipe

This recipe for Easy Oven Roasted Crispy 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.

Who doesn’t love potatoes? They’re delicious, versatile, and pretty easy to make. This recipe for roasted potatoes is perfect for a busy weeknight when you need something quick and easy. A great sheet pan side dish.

Tiny Potatoes Recipe

Today, I sliced the potatoes to make them a bit smaller. However, if you purchase one of those bags of tiny new potatoes, then this recipe is perfect for those! This simple recipe is quick and easy to follow, and the results are delicious. Our whole family loves this simple side dish.

Crispy Baked Potatoes Recipe

What is the secret to a great tasting crispy baked potatoes recipe? First, making sure that you season your potato for great flavor. Secondly, use tiny potatoes or cut your larger potatoes into smaller 1-inch pieces. Next, spread the potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Finally, Roast the potatoes at a slightly higher oven heat. The outside will be crispy with a tender and delicious inside.

Another method that works nice is to par-boil the potatoes, then season and bake them. They will bake faster and the outside will crisp up nicely.

Oven-roasted potatoes. A crisp exterior giving way to a tender, melt-in-your-mouth interior with every bite. Easy roasted potatoes are a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking, offering a symphony of flavors and textures that complement a wide array of main courses.

Easy Roasted Potatoes
Easy Roasted Potatoes

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Delicious Side Dish with Minimal Work

Varying the Herbs

You can vary the seasonings on these oven-roasted potatoes based on what’s in your spice cupboard or whatever fresh 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.

Add Toppings to Take These Over the Top

We each have our favorite way to enjoy this recipe. So, I just set out a variety of toppings.

  • Sour Cream
  • Parmesan
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Salsa
  • Fresh Grated Cheddar Cheese, Colby Jack Cheese or your other favorite cheese

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Easy Roasted Potatoes

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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, Potatoes, recipe, sheet pan cooking, vegetables
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 167kcal

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  • 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

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes. Cut into 1-2 inch pieces.
    2 Lbs. Red or Yellow Skinned Potatoes
  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika if using.
    2 Tbl. olive oil, 1 Tsp. garlic powder, 2 Tbl. dried parsley, 1 Tsp. salt, 1/4 Tsp. pepper, 1/2 Tsp. Paprika
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and tender.
    Baby Potatoes Ready for Roasting

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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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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, russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, and even roasted sweet potatoes. 

They’re all great!

Another delicious option is to turn this into sheet pan potatoes and veggies Or just a sheet pan filled with simple roasted potatoes and green beans.

Herbed Potato Recipe

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.

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.

How Long to Roast Mini Potatoes

Here is a handy chart for how long to roast mini potatoes based on the oven temperature. The cooking times can also be used for potatoes cut into smaller pieces.

Temperature to Roasting Time for Potatoes

Generally, I use 425°F or 450°F for roasting potatoes. I love how it makes crispy potatoes on the outside and they start to turn golden brown on the edges.  However, you can cook potatoes at a lower temp if needed (but you may need a longer baking time).

For Best Results Use 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, or airtight container and freeze. They will stay fresh for up to four months.

When you are ready to enjoy, reheat either in the oven or in a frying pan on the stove with a little bit of butter.

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 Versus Garlic Powder

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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Wednesday 26th of April 2023

Super easy, quick to throw together with stuff I already had in my kitchen, and it didn’t require a dry onion soup mix. Delicious! Got compliments from my dinner guests. Definitely making this again!


Thursday 27th of April 2023

Wonderful! So glad this recipe worked for you. It always feels good when you get compliments from your dinner guests and family on your cooking. Vicky


Thursday 21st of October 2021

Hi thanks so much running late needed an idea that didn’t take much prep time This turned out great kids loved them Thank you for sharing Darcy ?


Friday 22nd of October 2021

So glad it helped out and it was enjoyed by the family. Thanks for letting me know. Take care. Vicky


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.

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