Oven Roasted Potatoes

$2.37 recipe / $0.59 serving
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Potatoes are highly underrated. They’re inexpensive, they don’t spoil quickly, they’re versatile, and super easy to cook. And when you roast them? Oh boy, SO delicious! Golden brown and crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and better than any fry you’ve ever had. Plus, these Roasted Potatoes are about as easy as it gets when it comes to budget-friendly side dishes. You can serve this roasted potato recipe as a side with your dinner, as a snack dipped in ketchup, or even as the base of a breakfast bowl. However you eat them, just be careful because these little guys are addictive!

Parmesan roasted potatoes on a baking sheet garnished with parsley

Ingredients for Roasted Potatoes

All you truly need to roast potatoes are a little oil and salt and pepper, but here’s what we used to make these roasted potatoes EXTRA delicious:

  • Potatoes: While you can roast any type of potato, we opted for red potatoes because they make a creamier, moister texture. Yukon gold and baby creamy potatoes also work extremely well.
  • Oil: Oil helps keep the potatoes moist as they roast and helps them get nice and crispy on the outside. We used olive oil for a little extra flavor, but you can use your favorite cooking oil.
  • Seasoning: To make these roasted potatoes extra flavorful, we used a mix of grated Parmesan, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. The Parmesan gets extra crispy and delicious on the outside of the potatoes, but is optional. Feel free to experiment with your own favorite seasoning blend!

Do You Need to Peel the Potatoes?

Peeling the potatoes before roasting them is entirely optional. I love the extra color and texture that the peel brings, but if you prefer peeled that works just as well. If not peeling, be sure to clean your potatoes well, preferably with a vegetable brush, before dicing.

Grated or Shredded Parmesan?

I used grated Parmesan from a can here, because that’s the most affordable type, but if you have access to freshly shredded Parmesan your potatoes will only be that much more delicious! Shredded Parmesan doesn’t stick to the potatoes quite as well, so you’ll want to take extra care not to stir the potatoes too early, before the Parmesan has baked into a crust on the potatoes.

How to Season Roasted Potatoes

We love the seasoning mix listed in the recipe below, but the sky is the limit! Here are some other ways you can season your roasted potatoes:

What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are a wonderful all-purpose side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Roasted Potatoes go great with dishes like breakfast Frittatas, Homemade Sausage Gravy, Homemade Meatloaf, Ranch Turkey Burgers, Baked Chicken Drumsticks, or BBQ Cheddar Chicken.

Or, if you want to just add some dip and serve them as a snack, try dipping them in Comeback Sauce, Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing, Chimichurri Sauce, or Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes in a bowl
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Roasted Potatoes

4.86 from 7 votes
This roasted potato recipe is deliciously golden and crispy with soft, fluffy potato on the inside. The perfect side for breakfast or dinner!
close up of parmesan roasted potatoes garnished with parsley
Servings 4
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 55 minutes


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  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash the potatoes, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Place the chopped potatoes in a large bowl
  • In a small bowl, stir together the grated Parmesan, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes, then toss to coat. Sprinkle the Parmesan mixture over the potatoes, then toss to coat again.
  • Spread the potatoes out over a large baking sheet (lined with parchment for easy cleanup, if desired) with cut sides facing down.
  • Roast the potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes then give them a good stir. Return the potatoes to the oven and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until well browned.
  • Season the potatoes with another pinch of salt, if desired, then garnish with parsley and serve.

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Serving: 1ServingCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSodium: 315mgFiber: 4g
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Parmesan Roasted Potatoes on a baking sheet being scooped up with a spatula

How to Roast Potatoes – Step by Step Photos

Diced potatoes in a bowl

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash 2 lbs. red potatoes, then cut them into 1-inch pieces. Place the potatoes in a large bowl.

Parmesan and spices in a bowl

In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp salt, and ¼ tsp freshly cracked pepper.

Seasoning being sprinkled over potatoes in the bowl

Drizzle 2 Tbsp olive oil over the potatoes and toss to coat. Next, sprinkle the Parmesan mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat again.

seasoned potatoes on a baking sheet

Spread the Parmesan coated potatoes out over a baking sheet (line with parchment for easy cleanup, if desired). To increase the cheesy crust formation, I like to start the potatoes with all cut sides facing down.

finished roasted potatoes on the baking sheet

Roast the potatoes in the fully preheated 400ºF oven for 30 minutes, then stir. Return the potatoes to the oven and roast for 5-10 minutes more, or until they’re well browned. Total cooking time for the Roasted Potatoes will depend on the size of your pieces, but they’re done when they’re nicely golden brown and crispy.

close up of parmesan roasted potatoes garnished with parsley

Season with another pinch of salt, if needed, then garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve! 

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  1. Super tasty and easy to make. Love that the ingredients were simple staples,, with not a lot of prep work.

  2. I really liked these, I’ll keep the recipe. I didn’t have garlic powder so I used smoked paprika instead of regular paprika, a bit of oregano and a pinch of allspice in its place. I used shitty parmesan but they still came out good.

  3. Yum–big potato fan myself, although due to Hubs being on a carb restricted diet we are eating modest amounts these days. Since a 5 oz potato has 25 g carbohydrates, we can squeeze in some and they definitely belong in a healthy diet. This terrific and tasty recipe, with only 1 T of oil per pound of potato, and not much fat from the cheese, is low fat and very healthy. In addition to a low cost side dish, there are is plenty of nutrition in potatoes–vitamins B1, B3 and B6, C (30% of an adult daily requirement), and minerals including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. They also contain folate, pantothenic acid (B5) and riboflavin (B2). Potatoes contain antioxidants, a modest amount of protein, and dietary fiber, plus additional nutrients in small amounts

    If you stay away from chips and French fries, potatoes are terrific inclusions in a healthy diet. Growing up on a midwest farm, potatoes were on our table, usually just boiled with a tiny dab of butter and salt, 1-2 times a day.

  4. These were delicious!!! I’ve never used a “recipe” for roasted potatoes before, but this was a very welcome upgrade to my usual. Thank you!!

  5. Best. Potato. Recipe. Ever. Entire Family loved it, we’ll certainly make these again! 

  6. Hmmmm….my potatoes stuck to the foil. I recommend greasing the foil first.