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Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

A simple russet potato recipe

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, specifically with russet potatoes.

Jason loves this seasoning blend that I use and quite frankly, I do too!

Sometimes a simple russet potato recipe is all you need.

Nothing needs to be too fancy!

How do you get a crispy exterior?

High temperature is your friend.

The oil on the potato’s exterior will crisp it up.

You want that crispy exterior so don’t be afraid to use a higher temperature.

Do you have to use a russet potato?

No, you could virtually use any potato and use the same seasoning blend.

Can you leave the skin on the russet potato?

Yes, absolutely.

I actually keep the skin on for mini red potatoes, mini rainbow potatoes, and fingerlings.

I am just used to peeling russet potatoes and baking potatoes for some reason.

Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

How do you know when the potatoes are done?

When you can stick a fork into it and easily slide it in and out, it’s done!

My potatoes are taking longer to cook

This may be because of how thick you cut them.

If they aren’t cooked through at the end of baking time, let them cook longer.

Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

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Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

Our Favorite Way to Roast Potatoes

Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled, rinsed, and diced into quarter cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, toss together potatoes oil, and seasoning.
  • Pour potatoes onto baking sheet in an even layer.
  • 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.



Calories: 297 kcal | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 593 mg | Potassium: 913 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 1 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick and easy
Recipe Rating


Monday 21st of March 2022

I also had a question about the "quarter," and the response in the comments was not really clear to me. Would love additional photos for this recipe!

Julie Chiou

Thursday 24th of March 2022

sorry it's confusing. basically like how it is in the photos. slice the potato lengthwise, then horizontally, then lengthwise again to get the quartered shape

Sarah B

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

Very tasty! I used aluminum foil on the pan.

June robbs

Monday 7th of February 2022

I’m not a fan of russets for a baked potato but had two leftover and wanted to get rid of them. Followed the recipe exact and they were delish ….just as good as my late husband used to make for me all the time sans Italian season. Next time I will probably use red skin or Yukon and eliminate the Italian season. Loved to dip these little darlings in a bit of ketchup. Thanx


Sunday 10th of October 2021

We love these potatoes! I also add some curry powder.

Pro Tip: Instead of a mixing bowl, put everything in a gallon ziploc bag. Then shake, shake! No mess. I also use a silcone baking sheet so I don't have to scrub pans.


Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Quick, easy and delicious. Always a hit with my family! We usually have leftovers so we eat them for breakfast.