crispy oven roasted potatoes

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

April 22, 2022 15 Comments

Im sharing foolproof tips and tricks to making crispy oven roasted potatoes every time. These are the perfect easy to make side dish for any meal.

Crispy oven roasted potatoes

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

I have some secret tips and tricks to share with you on how to make crispy oven roasted potatoes every time.

These are the perfect side dish to any meal if they’re done right.

I’ve had some roasted potatoes that just weren’t it. I think two reasons are responsible for that.

crispy oven roasted potatoes

One being the potatoes were under seasoned and two being that they just didn’t crisp up good enough in the oven.

Luckily these are super easy problems to fix and that’s exactly what we’re gonna do.

There is nothing better that a well seasoned, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside potato.

oven roasted potatoes in baking dish

Once you get how to make these roasted potatoes down you’ll be making them for everything.

Dinner side dishes, holiday entertaining, party food, you name it! They work for all occasions.

They are a side dish but these crispy oven roasted potatoes will be giving off main course energy for sure.

seasoned finished roasted potatoes

They’re super easy to make and absolutely delicious.

I’m sure If you give them a try you’ll love them just as much as my family does.

Main Course Ideas

If you’re looking for a nice and easy main course to serve with these crispy oven roasted potatoes here are some ideas:

semi homemade orange chicken tenders

The key to getting crispy potatoes

Preheating the baking sheet here is key to getting these potatoes nice and crispy.

Simply pop it into the oven when the oven itself is preheating. It will get nice and hot in no time.

roasted potatoes on baking sheet

Then once the potatoes are ready to be cooked just place them on the baking sheet in a single layer.

The hot baking sheet will crisp up the outside quickly while leaving the inside nice and fluffy.

Can these be made in the air fryer?

Absolutely these can be done in the air fryer.

Just make them exactly as the instructions say to and pop them into the air fryer.

air fryer

Set the temperature on the air fryer to 380° and the time for 20 minutes.

Shake the basket 10 minutes into the cooking process and you’re done!

Seasoning variations

Honestly there are so many variations for how to season potatoes that I can’t even list them all.

The bottom line is that potatoes really need to be seasoned well. I’d start off with salt and pepper then build from there.

spice rack

Add or take away to the seasoning that I chose to fit whatever suits your personal taste.

What potatoes should I use?

You can use a wide variety of potatoes for this recipe. Pretty much anything with a red or white skin.

I’ve even done this with sweet potatoes before and they’re amazing.

potatoes cleaned and cut

No matter how big or small the potatoes you chose are just be sure to cut them into small pieces like how I did.

They’ll cook more evenly and be better seasoned that way.

Crispy oven roasted potatoes ingredients:

seasoned cubed potatoes in bowl
  • Red or white potatoes cut into cubes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Thyme dried
  • Paprika
  • parsley dried
  • Onion powder


First preheat your oven to 400° with your baking sheet in it.

baking sheet

Preheating the baking sheet is key! Don’t skip this step.

Then rinse/wash your potatoes and dry them very well.


Now cut the potatoes into small cubed pieces. I like to keep them about 1 inch or 1/ 2 inch pieces. Just make sure they’re all the same size so they cook evenly.

potatoes cut into small pieces

Next add the cut potatoes into a a medium sized bowl.

cut potatoes in a bowl

Then add the olive oil,

adding olive oil to potatoes

The onion powder,

addin onion powder to cubed potatoes

Garlic powder,

adding garlic powder to potatoes


adding paprika to potatoes

Dried parsley

adding parsley to potatoes

Dried thyme

adding thyme to pototoes

Salt and pepper

seasoned cubed potatoes

Then toss everything together until the potatoes are evenly coated in the olive oil and seasoning.

mixing the seasoning into the potatoes

Now carefully remove the preheated baking dish from the oven and add the potatoes to it.

potatoes on a baking sheet ready for the oven

Spread them out evenly on the baking sheet and pop them into the oven for about 15 minutes.

preheated oven to 400 degrees

After that, take the potatoes out of the oven and mix them around in the baking sheet using a spatula.

the potatoes half roasted

Now place them back into the oven for another 15 minutes or until all the potatoes are golden brown.

the finished crispy oven roasted potatoes

Finally, add them to a serving dish and serve warm.

crispy potatoes in a serving dish

Crispy oven roasted potatoes recipe video

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

These easy to make delicious crispy oven roasted potatoes are the perfect side to any meal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cripsy oven roasted potatoes, crispy potatoes, crispy roasted potatoes, oven roasted potatoes


  • baking sheet


  • 6 White Potatoes (Yukon are great)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Parsley, dried
  • 1 tsp Thyme, dried
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • preheat the oven (with the baking sheet you're going to use inside of it) to 400 degrees
  • Clean and cut the potatoes into about 1/2 inch pieces and add them to a medium sized bowl
  • Add the olive oil and all of the seasoning to the potatoes
  • Toss everything together until the potatoes are evenly coated
  • Now carefully take out the preheated baking sheet and add the potatoes to it in a single layer
  • Place them in to the oven for about 10-15 minutes then remove the baking sheet from the oven and give the potatoes a good mix up using a spatula.
  • Place the potatoes back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the are all crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside

so What’s for dessert?

Now that dinner is taken care of, here are some super easy and delicious desserts that I know you’d love.

chocolate chip cookie cast iron skillet
Tara Ippolito

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Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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