Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

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Roasted Potatoes are a very simple but delicious side dish that goes with pretty much any meal from Easy Grilled Chicken Breast to Crock Pot Pork Chops!  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!

Roasted Potatoes on a baking sheet - a family favorite side!

Oven Roasted Potatoes

These oven roasted potatoes are very easy to make, so you can have a delicious side dish with minimal work!

You can use dried herbs but if you have fresh on hand, by all means, use them! I find the high temperature can cause fresh garlic to burn so roasted potatoes is one of the only places I really like to use garlic powder in place of fresh.

Feel free to be creative with the seasonings on these easy oven potatoes, they’ll go great with pretty much anything!

Oven Roasted Potatoes in a serving dish with parsley - everyone loves this side dish!

What Kind of Potatoes to Use for Roasted Potatoes?

To be completely honest, you can use ANY kind of potato for roasting and they will be delicious!! I’ve made roasted red potatoes, russets, Yukon gold and even roasted sweet potatoes.  They’re all great!

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!

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.

How to Roast Potatoes

As much as I love Twice Baked Potatoes, making oven roasted potatoes is so incredibly simple that it’s my go to side dish!

My mom taught me to soak cut potatoes if time allows, this removes some of the starch and helps them to crisp while being fluffy inside. Be sure to dry them well before you add the olive oil so they roast instead of steam!!

  1. Wash potatoes and cut into 1″ cubes. Soak in cold water about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to a very hot temperature.
  3. Add olive oil, seasonings and herbs.
  4. Roast until tender.

Adding fresh herbs, spices and olive oil to potatoes for the perfect oven roasted potatoes recipe

How Long to Roast Potatoes

The great thing about making roasted potatoes is that you can roast them at pretty much any temperature and they’re much quicker to bake than Baked Potatoes.  I find a higher temperature give the best results for a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior.

What Temperature to Roast Potatoes

I most often roast potatoes at 425°F as I love how it crisps the outside.  Depending on what else you have going in the oven, you can cook potatoes at a lower temp if needed (but you may need a longer baking time).

The following cook times are for 1″ potato cubes:

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

Can You Freeze Roast Potatoes

Yes!  While potatoes aren’t something you’d think of freezing, they actually do freeze well! I place them in a freezer bag and reheat either in the oven (or toaster oven) in a frying pan on the stove. I just simply add them to the pan along with  Oven Baked Chicken Breasts for an easy weeknight meal!

They also make for a great shortcut for breakfast hash, hashbrowns or casseroles!

Serving oven roasted potatoes - perfect to accompany any meal!

What Goes With Roasted Potatoes?

Pretty much anything can be served alongside roasted potatoes!  We always pair them with roasted pork tenderloin or  a perfectly grilled steak or even a beef roast!

We love to top these easy potatoes with sour cream (or even Greek yogurt for a healthy twist), chives or onions, bacon bits, cheddar cheese… or even with slow cooker pulled pork to turn them into a complete meal!

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Oven roasted potatoes are an easy side dish that goes with pretty much any meal!


  • 2 lbs red or yellow skinned potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • to taste coarse salt and pepper

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Scrub potatoes (do not peel them). Dice into 1” cubes/

  3. If time allows, soak potatoes in cold water for up to 1 hour. (This removes starch and makes for a fluffier potato). Drain and dry potatoes if required.

  4. Toss potatoes, olive oil, herbs and seasonings

  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and tender.

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.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 147, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 27mg, Potassium: 687mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 13%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 1.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. I want to roast potatoes with a top round roast in the same pan. My mother used to do this all the time, but I don’t remember if she par boiled the potatoes first or just peeled and cut them, or soak them. I need the potatoes to be done at the same as the top round. My dilema is the difference in the temp. Tell me what I have to do

  2. My mom taught me the cold water on potatoes trick, too. Great for homemade french fries! Gives crispy edges and tender centers.

  3. Did the recipe on this change recently? I don’t remember it having paprika last time I pulled it up. If so, can you post the original?

    1. The original seasonings in this recipe were:
      1 teaspoon each dried parsley , garlic powder, rosemary, black pepper, coarse salt to taste

      The update was mainly to include information for those wishing to use fresh herbs as well.

  4. Instead of seasonings I like to add Parmesan cheese after they have roasted and put back in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

  5. I was looking for recipe for roasted potatoes on 3-19-18. I was off Monday decided cook dinner. I had Smithfield Apple roasted bacon pork loin. I hadbag usset potatoes. I was going make Lipton onion roasted potatoes. I only had one box left. I like have   abox in cabinet before I use last one. I looked online for roasted posted. I found your rcepe it seem simple enough I had all ingiendents in my kitchen except the rosemary.I decided I didn’t want go store buy rosemary or but Lipton onion mix. So I use d paprika instead. I use four russet potatoes two big ones one small. I use  three tablespoons olive oil instead vetagable oil. I use two tablespoons of parsley flakes,garlic power, onion power, parkria,kosher salt , morton black pepper. I stir in bowl and stir for minute. I let poaotes soak in medium bowl for one hour. When hour was up. I  turnefd oven to  425 I turned on five minutes before I put potoates in oven to let oven preheat. While oven was getting hot. I washed and dry  bowl I let potatoes soak an for hour.I cut posted on my cutting bowl. I cut bowls one inch. I left skin on. I Pat dry potates with a napkin. I Putin three tablespoon olive oil into bowl. I used myclean washedvdry hands coat poatoes with oil. Thank I usereglar tablespoon to add seasons. I use my hands massage potatoes and season .I put on cokkie sheet . I let potatoes cook for 36 minutes. After eighteen minutes  I turned potatoes I let the other size of pototes cook for eighteen minutes.The poatoes came out great.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that these potatoes turned out great for you! They are versatile. Thank you for sharing!

  6. After roasting in oven, can these be put in a crockpot to serve at a potluck? Or would they lose too much of the crispy factor?

  7. I’ve decided to cook a Christmas dinner for all of my friends this year and loved this recipe. I’ve never cooked a thing in my life though so I’m a little nervous. When it says to dry the potatoes after soaking them does it just mean to pat them dry?

    1. Yes just pat them dry with a towel or paper towel. If they are wet they will steam and not crisp up as nicely. Good luck with your dinner! :)

  8. hi! i was looking for a simple recipe for roasted potatoes and found yours! seems i always find a great sale on a big bag of red potatoes and then i need something to do with the last part of the bag?

    Well , i had 2.15 lbs left! perfect! i also had 1/2 a red onion and a sliced green pepper left over from a party tray someone brought for St Patty’s day – chopped that all up and upped the oil and seasonings a bit since i now had a big pile of potatoes and veg to season! put it in a casserole and VOILA! it came out great!

    thank you!