Learn how to make crispy, flavorful oven-roasted potatoes that are the perfect side dish for any meal.
The Ultimate Side Dish
Potatoes are the all-stars of side dishes.
From mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, french fries, potato salad, potato gratin, and beyond, there are many ways to transform potatoes into something special.
And when it comes to comfort food that’s both simple and satisfying, oven-roasted potatoes are hard to beat. I make them for my family a handful of times per week.
Deliciously crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside, a perfect batch of roasted potatoes elevates any meal.
This staple dish is as versatile as it is delicious and adaptable to endless flavors.
Whether you’re searching for your new go-to side dish or planning a special meal, I’m here to help you master the art of roasting potatoes.
In this post, I’ll walk you through my recipe for the tastiest oven-roasted potatoes you will want to make again and again.
Why Roast Your Potatoes
Roasting your potatoes allows them to caramelize, creating a satisfying crispy texture on the outside while maintaining a tender inside.
Unlike frying, roasting imparts a lovely flavor and is often considered the healthier choice.
It requires minimal oil, leaving the potatoes just as yummy without the additional calories.
Ingredients for Oven Roasted Potatoes
The type of potato you choose can significantly impact the quality of your roasted dish.
Varieties like russet or Yukon Gold work best due to their high starch content and low moisture, which results in that perfect fluffiness inside and a crispy outside.
When shopping, ensure the potatoes are firm without any significant blemishes, which could alter taste.
Rosemary, garlic, cayenne, and salt are classic choices used in this recipe that pair wonderfully with the earthy taste of potatoes.
Oh, and we can’t forget olive oil.
Preparation and Seasoning
Before you start roasting, the preparation is key.
Begin by washing and scrubbing your potatoes to remove any dirt.
Pat them dry, then cut them into uniform pieces to ensure even cooking.
In a large bowl or right on a sheet pan, toss the potatoes with olive oil — enough to coat them thoroughly — and salt to taste.
This base seasoning is essential for drawing out the natural flavor of the potatoes and allowing any other flavorings to adhere properly.
How to Cook Roasted Potatoes
To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, wash and dry the potatoes, then cut them into bite-sized cubes. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the cubed potatoes with olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and dried rosemary.
Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the seasonings. Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
After 30 minutes, check if the potatoes are fork-tender and golden brown on the edges.
Taste for seasoning and salt to taste if needed. If needed, continue roasting for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Serving and Pairing Suggestions
Roasted potatoes are highly versatile and can complement a wide array of dishes.
Serve them alongside your favorite protein, like a roast chicken.
Add roasted potatoes to your breakfast casserole or serve them with an omelet.
Throw them in your favorite salad for a more satisfying lunch, or top them with your favorite condiments, from tangy mustards to creamy garlic aioli.
How to Store Roasted Potatoes
If you happen to have leftovers, you should store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They should be consumed within three to five days to maintain their quality and safety.
How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes
To reheat, pop them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed.
You can also pan-fry them in a touch of butter.
This is my favorite way to reheat roasted potatoes.
- 2 pounds of potatoes (any variety)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash and dry the potatoes, then cut them into bite-sized cubes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cubed potatoes with olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and dried rosemary. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the seasonings.
- Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
- After 30 minutes, check if the potatoes are fork-tender and golden brown on the edges. Taste for seasoning and salt to taste if needed. If needed, continue roasting for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Once done, remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy your delicious oven roasted potatoes as a side dish or add them to your favorite recipes!
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