Our Favorite Way to Roast Potatoes

  • Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

    Do you ever find yourself yelling at the tv? Like a disbelief kind of scream? Pretty much all the time for me when watching Game of Thrones (omg speaking of which, April 12th is four days away, HECK YES.) Anyway, that disbelief screaming ended up happening on Sunday evening when we were watching Parenthood. If you’ve seen it, you need two words to know why I was screaming: Ed Brooks. Ughhhhhhhhhhh.

    Alright, don’t start throwing potatoes at me after this post. I know this seems like a simple post (and I’m sure some of you think it’s a cop-out ’cause I’ve had emails with people telling me my pizza recipes are cop-outs, haha) but you won’t believe the number of requests I get on roasting potatoes and what our favorite way to roast potatoes is. So here it is in all its glory! Our favorite way to roast potatoes. Jason loves this seasoning blend that I use and quite frankly, I do too! High temperature is your friend. You want that crispy exterior!

    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

    I love me some oven-roasted potatoes. Don’t you? Give these a try!

    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!


    Our Favorite Way to Roast Potatoes
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins
    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!
    Servings: 2 -3
    • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled, rinsed, and diced into quarter cubes
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, toss together potatoes oil, and seasoning.
    3. Pour potatoes onto baking sheet in an even layer.
    4. Bake on the middle rack in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Flip the potatoes halfway through the cooking process.


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  • Kathryn says:

    I love roast potatoes! We normally just do ours plain in oil or duck/goose fat with a little salt and pepper but love the idea of using a seasoning blend like this!

  • marla says:

    I love this! simple preparation of potatoes. I don’t watch TV….so no screaming ;)

  • ashley - baker by nature says:

    We love roasted potatoes and C begs me to make them at least twice a week. I’m going to have to try your method next time I do – they look fabulous, Julie!

  • Erin@WellPlated says:

    Sometimes it’s the simple recipes that hit the spot!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    This is the best way to roast potatoes and there’s no substitute for olive oil and good seasoning! Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I love that you talked about Game of Thrones today! So pumped for Sunday. Also, those potatoes, totally making!!

  • Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says:

    We eat a lot of roasted potatoes….various kinds. They are great, quick and versatile.
    No way is this a cop-out recipe :-)

  • Naomi says:

    Who doesn’t love a good roasted potato recipe?? And that crisp exterior-a must.

  • Patty says:

    I make roasted potatoes frequently especially with our roasted leg of lamb for Easter. The only addition I make is to add a lot of lemon juice and chopped garlic instead of garlic powder. Our grandchildren love them too.

  • Karen K says:

    These look great. Not sure how to make those cute wedges like in your photos. They look so small. Did you first slice the potatoes lengthwise, then quarter them? Also, much easier and very flavor-ful to use only Lawry’s seasoning salt. Only “spice” we use on our potatoes.

    • Julie says:

      I sliced the potato in half (not lengthwise, the shorter side) then in half again and then diced them into quarters.

      • nickie says:

        When you say you cut in half (got it), then half again, are you flopping the two sides down flat & slicing each half not lengthwise again? I always cut too big of chunks and it takes forever to cook!

        • Julie says:

          Yes, so after the second halve…you put the flat sides of the potato down on the cutting board. Then I slice in half lengthwise and then I quarter them. Does that make sense? I might take a photo of this this weekend to be more clear. So if you want to come back for a step by step, I’ll try to have it up by the end of the weekend!

  • Gaby says:

    Roasted potatoes are always a favorite, love your recipe!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    What a great way to enjoy some potatoes!

  • Maria says:

    Oh yum! These roasted potatoes look delightful!!

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    Roasted potatoes are definitely my favorite way to eat potatoes. This seasoning looks delicious. My boyfriend and I went to see the last two episodes of GOT in IMAX and let me tell you…it was AWESOME! I can’t wait for Sunday.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    WE Looooove roasted potatoes, I swear we have them every week! Love!! xo

  • Anna says:

    roasted potatoes are one of my fav thing ever!! yumm

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I haven’t had roasted potatoes in so long! I love how simple your seasonings are too!! I always have plenty of those around ;)

  • Layla @Gimme Delicious says:

    Roasted Potatoes are a must at our house. I use a similar recipe to this and it’s always perfect. These potatoes look super delicious!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Those look so crispy and perfect! I love all the seasonings on each piece :) And OMG I’m the same way at the TV. It’s so annoying; I wish I could jump in there and slap some characters, ha!

  • Gracious Store says:

    I love roasted potatoes, can’t beat it

  • Heather Christo says:

    these look awesome and I am a total GOT psycho and can’t wait!!!

  • Lindsey says:

    I actually made some roasted potatoes tonight, but my favorite seasoning to use is Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute. Yum!

  • Dawn says:

    I made these once and my husband now asks for them all the time. I have made them for dinner and breakfast. Great recipe! Thanks.

  • Nicole says:

    I tried this recipe last night to go with a new fish recipe. Sometimes you need a litte inspiration even when it comes to bringing things back to basics as this recipe does. Well, these potatoes saved the night! The fish recipe was complicated and a little dissapointing. However we loved the potatoes! Thanks for your recipe.

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks for the great recipe! Perfectly seasoned and delicious.

  • Megan says:

    Growing up, whenever my mom made oven roasted potatoes, it was always red potatoes mixed with a little olive oil and a packet of onion soup mix. I loved it, but this sounds like a simpler tastier version of that.
    I must try it!!

  • Laura says:

    My daughter made these we loved them I’m making them tonight and btw can’t wait for the new season of Game of Thrones we are huge fans thanks for sharing


  • Beth says:

    This was so easy to make. I had some blood orange infused olive oil and decided to use it instead of the regular olive oil and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe idea.

  • Kat says:

    So delicious! Needed a quick and easy side for dinner tonight and this was it! Enjoyed by all. Thank you for sharing!

  • Diane Nave says:

    how early can I peel and cut potatoes, guests coming @ 6 tonight?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      sorry, i don’t monitor comments/the blog all day. apologies for getting to you late. you can do them as early as you want and just keep them in a water bath so they don’t dry out

  • Christy says:

    Olive oil Old Bay perfection!

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