Our Favorite Way to Roast Potatoes

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    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!

    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!

    If you love potatoes and are looking for more russet potato recipes, these may be of interest to you:

    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!
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    Our Favorite Way to Roast Potatoes

    Our favorite way to roast potatoes with the easiest seasonings!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 30 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2 -3
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 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


    • 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.


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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!

  • 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!

  • Betsy obrien says:

    I found the quartering answer in other notes on your website.
    Thanks for the recipe

  • Amy Bradley says:

    I haven’t made this yet, but it does look simple and good. However, can you roast the potatoes with the skins on? There are so many good-for-you nutrients in the skins I prefer to keep them on. And a totally unrelated to cooking question: do you have/did you have a relative who was an astronomy professor back in the early 70’s? I attended UC Santa Cruz and had a class with a Professor Joseph Wampler. I really liked him and it was a great class. I will also be considering buying your cookbook—finding recipes for two people (just me and my husband) can be difficult!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Yes, absolutely!! We keep the skin on for baby fingerlings and whatnot so definitely keep skin on if you want! And no, haha – Wampler is my married name! I don’t believe my husband’s side of the family had an astronomy professor though!

  • Nicki says:

    These were really good! I did convection roast (400 degrees) and it only took about 15 minutes!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Glad to hear this!

  • Judy Rose says:

    Thanks Julie for your russet potato recipe. Appreciate you and think you are super sweet.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Thanks Judy!

  • Barbara says:

    I will get your cookbook Dinner for Two! Always looking for recipes for husband and me! Tryi g roasted potatoes tonight!

    • Julie Wampler says:


  • Nancy says:

    Trying this today the only thing I change was Olive oil spray because that’s all I had but excited to try them, thanks for the recipe

  • Lauren says:

    Made the oven roasted russet potatoes (partially peeled), which came out perfectly and deliciously! Thank you. Btw, instead of “Italian seasoning,” used Grill Masters’ Garlic & Herb Seasoning.

  • Linda Penrod says:

    Tried this recipe and LOVED it!! A wonderful potatoe went with my bbq ribs

  • Lucy says:

    Delicious!!! I stumbled across this recipe about a month ago and I’ve already made it 5 times. Both my husband and I love these potatoes. They are simple to make and so flavorful. Thanks so much for the easy-to-follow recipe.

  • Michelle Martin says:

    Made these last night – normally my teens can take or leave potatoes. Last night I made 6 potatoes worth and they all were eaten!! The girls came back after dinner to finish them up. They asked me to make them again this week. Super easy recipe for very amazing potatoes💕

  • Clare says:

    My teenage girls loved these potatoes. They have been quick to pass judgment on other roasted potato recipes in the past. This dish is a great side for the meat and potatoes bunch you have to feed. We give it two thumbs up!

  • Annalise says:

    I am used to cooking roast potatoes with flour so I was a bit uncertain as to how these would turn out… but they were delicious! I used garlic salt instead of powder and they were still very yummy. Highly recommend!

  • Michelle says:

    I know this is an older post, but found it and made it when my mom gave me some potatoes. My teen girls asked me to make it again the following week. They have never asked me to make a potato recipe again! And I’m about to make them for the third time in as many weeks now ❤️

  • Emma J says:

    Trying your recipe tonight! Sometimes simple is the BEST! And LOL LOL I need simple right now 😁 P.S. I love your hair in your pic. Super Pretty!!!

  • Bella says:

    Just made the potatoes for dinner and they were a hit with my sweet fam, thank you! 😊

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