Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe (Easy and Best!)

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe (Easy and Best!)– Wow! These oven-roasted potatoes are so simple and tasty- a staple in our home! They are easy to make, and the whole family loves them. They are the perfect side dish for so many main dishes.

Serve with my baked ham, roasted lamb, pan-seared sea bass, chicken thighs, or stuffed mozzarella chicken.

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Best Oven Roasted Potatoes

You’ll love this crispy oven-roasted potatoes recipe for several reasons:

  • Versatility: Using various herbs like rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, and marjoram adds a layer of versatility, allowing you to customize the flavors based on your preferences and what you have on hand.
  • Crispy Texture: Roasting the potatoes at a high heat (425°F) ensures a crispy exterior with a creamy center. The result is a delightful contrast in texture.
  • Rich Flavor Profile: The combination of olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs creates a rich and savory flavor profile that elevates the humble potato into a delicious side dish at your dinner table.

You will also love our Italian Roasted Potaotes Recipe.

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Simple Ingredients

With just a handful of simple ingredients, this recipe proves that you don’t need a long list of items to create a tasty, satisfying, and easy side dish. The Italian way!

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  • Small Potatoes: Choose small red or yellow-skinned potatoes. They can be halved or quartered for bite-sized pieces. The kind of potato used affects the texture of the roasted dish. You can also use baby potatoes.
  • Olive Oil: Used to coat the potatoes, olive oil adds richness and helps achieve a crispy exterior during roasting.
  • Garlic: Minced garlic provides the roasted potatoes a savory and aromatic flavor. Adjust the amount based on your preference for garlic.
  • Fresh Herbs (Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Marjoram): A mix of fresh herbs enhances the overall flavor profile. Rosemary adds a woody aroma, parsley brings freshness, thyme contributes earthiness, basil provides sweetness, oregano imparts a Mediterranean touch, and marjoram offers a mild, sweet flavor. You can also use Italian seasoning if you prefer.
  • Coarse Salt: Coarse salt is used to season the potatoes, enhancing their natural flavor and contributing to the overall savory taste.
  • Pepper: Ground black pepper adds a bit of heat and complements the other flavors in the dish. Adjust according to your taste preferences.

See the recipe card for quantities.

How to Make Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Step-by-step photos and instructions to roast the perfect potatoes! It is so easy and this is the best roasted potato recipe.

How to make crispy oven roasted potatoes step-by-step instructions: mixing the potatoes with the ingredients in a large bowl.

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
In a large bowl (or straight on the baking sheet*), toss the halved or quartered potatoes with olive oil until they are evenly coated.
Add minced garlic and chopped fresh herbs of your choice to the potatoes. Toss again to distribute the flavors.

How to make crispy oven roasted potatoes step-by-step instructions: mixing the potatoes and ingredients in a bowl.

Season the potatoes with coarse salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Mix well.

How to make crispy oven roasted potatoes step-by-step instructions: placing potatoes on a sheet pan.

Spread the seasoned potatoes on a baking sheet or in a large baking dish, in a single layer for even roasting.
Roast the potatoes in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them and stir halfway through to ensure even cooking.

How to make crispy oven roasted potatoes step-by-step instructions: potatoes baked on a sheet pan.

Once the potatoes are golden and crispy, remove them from the oven.
Serve the crispy oven-roasted potatoes hot as a delicious side dish.

How to make crispy oven roasted potatoes step-by-step instructions: potatoes baked on a sheet pan. Spatual on the pan.

These perfect roasted potatoes with a crispy exterior and tender interior make a tasty side dish for any meal! This will be your new favorite way to roast potatoes. Make it your go-to recipe.

Substitutions

  • Oil: Instead of olive oil, you can use vegetable oil, canola oil, or melted butter for a different flavor.
  • Herbs: Experiment with different herbs based on your taste. Thyme, rosemary, parsley, oregano, basil, and marjoram are all great choices.
  • Garlic: If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder as a substitute

Variations

Here are some variations you can try to add different flavors and textures to your crispy oven-roasted potatoes:

  • Parmesan Herb Roasted Potatoes: Add grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning or dried oregano for a savory and cheesy twist.
  • Spicy Roasted Potatoes: Toss the potatoes with paprika, cayenne pepper, or chili powder for a spicy kick. You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes: Combine minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh parsley for a flavorful and aromatic option.
  • Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes: Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the potatoes and add lemon zest along with a mix of fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme for a zesty and refreshing taste.

Equipment

crispy potatoes on a serving platter with fresh herbs around it.

How to Store and Reheat

Storage:

  • Allow the roasted potatoes to cool to room temperature.
  • Store them in an airtight container or resealable bag.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.

Reheating:

  • Oven or Toaster Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer.
    • Heat for about 10-15 minutes or until they are warmed through and crispy.
  • Microwave:
    • Place a damp paper towel over the potatoes to retain moisture.
    • Heat in short intervals, checking and stirring in between until they reach the desired temperature.
  • Skillet or Pan:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
    • Add a bit of oil or butter and stir in the potatoes until they are heated through.
  • Air Fryer:
    • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
    • Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and heat for 5-7 minutes until crispy.
crispy potatoes on a serving platter with fresh herbs around it.

Top tips for best results

To achieve the best results when roasting potatoes, here are some top tips:

  • Choose the Right Potatoes: Select potato varieties like Russet, Yukon Gold, or red potatoes for optimal texture and flavor.
  • Uniform Size: Cut the potatoes into uniform-sized pieces to ensure even cooking. This helps in achieving a consistent texture.
  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven before placing the potatoes inside. This ensures that they start cooking immediately and promotes a crispy exterior.
  • Coat with Oil: Toss the potatoes in a generous amount of oil to ensure they are evenly coated. This helps in achieving a crispy and golden-brown exterior.
  • Use Herbs and Spices: Add herbs, spices, and minced garlic to enhance flavor. Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme work particularly well.
  • Single Layer: Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Crowding can lead to uneven cooking and less crispiness.
  • Stir Halfway Through: Stir the potatoes halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.
  • Check for Doneness: Use a fork to check for doneness. Potatoes should be tender on the inside and have a golden-brown, crispy exterior.

FAQ

What temperature to roast potatoes:

Roasting potatoes at different temperatures can yield varying results in terms of texture and flavor. Here’s a general temperature chart for roasting potatoes, along with estimated cooking times:
High Temperature (425°F / 220°C):
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Result: Potatoes become golden brown and crispy on the outside while remaining tender inside.
Medium-High Temperature (400°F / 200°C):
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Result: A balance between a crispy exterior and a softer interior.
Medium Temperature (375°F / 190°C):
Cooking Time: 40-50 minutes
Result: Potatoes have a more even, golden-brown color with a softer texture.
Low Temperature (350°F / 175°C):
Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes
Result: Potatoes are softer with less crispiness but may have a richer flavor.

What kind of potatoes to use for roasting?

For roasting, certain potato varieties work better than others because of their texture and flavor. Here are some potato varieties that are commonly recommended for roasting:
Russet Potatoes: These potatoes have a high starch content and a dry, fluffy texture when cooked. They are great for achieving a crispy exterior while maintaining a soft interior.
Yukon Gold Potatoes: These potatoes have a slightly waxy texture and a buttery flavor. They work well for roasting because they become creamy on the inside while developing a nice golden-brown crust.
Red Potatoes: Red potatoes have a waxy texture, making them ideal for roasting. They hold their shape well and can become crispy on the outside while remaining tender inside.
Fingerling Potatoes: Fingerlings are small and slender potatoes with a firm texture. They roast well, developing a crispy skin and a creamy interior.

Should you boil potatoes before roasting?

No, boiling potatoes before roasting is not necessary. The high roasting temperature (425°F) in this recipe is sufficient to cook the potatoes thoroughly, resulting in a crispy exterior and tender interior. No need for parboiling potatoes! This also saves time and makes for easy cleanup.

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe (Easy and Best!)– Wow! These oven-roasted potatoes are so simple and tasty- a staple in our home! They are easy to make, and the whole family loves them. They are the perfect side dish for so many main dishes.

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds small yellow or red potatoes potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, finely chopped (any combination you have on hand: rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, or marjoram)
  • Coarse sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon dried paprika or red chili flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large bowl (or straight on the baking sheet*), toss the halved or quartered potatoes with olive oil until they are evenly coated.
  3. Add minced garlic and chopped fresh herbs of your choice to the potatoes. Toss again to distribute the flavors.
  4. Season the potatoes with coarse salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Mix well.
  5. Spread the seasoned potatoes on a baking sheet or in a large baking dish, in a single layer for even roasting.
  6. Roast the potatoes in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them and stir halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  7. Once the potatoes are golden and crispy, remove them from the oven.
  8. Serve the crispy oven-roasted potatoes hot as a delicious side dish.

Enjoy your crispy oven-roasted potatoes!

Notes

*if using a baking sheet, you can use parchment paper, but it will slightly steam the potatoes rather than great crispy potatoes. 

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

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