Learn how to make oven roasted potatoes in this easy tutorial. These potatoes make the perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Learning how to make oven-roasted potatoes and other vegetables is such a valuable cooking skill! They’re a super basic side dish that can still taste delicious with a little oil and salt but they can also be combined, dressed up with sauces and seasonings and used to prepare other recipes as well.
How To Make Oven-Roasted Potatoes Step by Step
You can follow these same simple steps with whatever kind of potatoes you have – yellow, red, yukon, etc:
- Cut potatoes into similar-sized pieces. This is the most important part. It doesn’t matter if they’re big or small, they just all need to be similar in size so they cook in the same amount of time.
- Place on a baking sheet and spray with oil. If you don’t have spray oil you can drizzle some on but only use a little! You don’t want to saturate them, just lightly coat.
- Sprinkle with salt or whatever other seasonings you want – pepper, rosemary etc.
- Bake at 400 degrees until they reach your desired degree of doneness – cook time will vary based on how small you cut the pieces and how crispy you want the outsides. Mine usually take about 25 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes or so or they will stick to the bottom of the pan.
Watch my six-year-old make oven-roasted potatoes:
How To Make Oven-Roasted Potatoes
Learn how to make oven-roasted potatoes in this easy tutorial. These potatoes make the perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
- spray oil
- Dice potatoes into equal-sized pieces (large or small).
- Place on a baking sheet and spray with oil.
- Add seasonings like salt, pepper, rosemary etc.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25 min, stirring every 10 min, until potatoes are desired level of soft and/or crispy.
Works with all types of potatoes!
Oven Roasted Potatoes FAQs
What is the best potato for roasting?
We’ve found several varieties work well, but yukon gold potatoes work especially well for us. They have a thin skin and roast fairly quickly but still hold their shape.
Why do you soak potatoes in water before roasting?
This is a step we usually skip because we don’t often plan far enough ahead 🙂 But if you have the time, soaking diced potatoes in cold water for an hour can help remove some of the excess starch from the potatoes. This can help them get crispier and prevent them from burning before the insides of the potatoes are cooked.
Should you wash your potatoes before roasting?
Potatoes grow in the dirt so it’s always good to give them a rinse before baking. Just be sure to dry them well before cutting or they won’t get crispy!
Can you reheat roasted potatoes?
Yes! Reheat them on a pan in the oven at 400 for 10-15 minutes, in the microwave (they won’t be crispy anymore) or in a pan with a little butter or oil.
What herbs go well with potatoes?
In addition to salt and pepper, parsley, rosemary and thyme are great choices for seasoning potatoes!
What to make with oven-roasted potatoes?
Roasted potatoes make a great side dish all on their own, but they can also be used in recipes. Throw them in an egg bake or fritattta, add them to a salad or some tacos or add some sausage and make a breakfast hash!
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