Whip up a batch of these Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes and watch them disappear from your dinner table! With a blend of earthy herbs and simple seasonings, herb oven-roasted potatoes are the perfect side to complement any main dish.
Roasted potatoes are an excellent side dish that strikes a balance between being incredibly satisfying with their crispy exterior and tender inside and being versatile enough to be seasoned in many different ways. Add to this the fact that they are super easy to make by tossing together a few ingredients, popping them in the oven, and roasting until golden brown and crispy.
The combination of Yukon gold or red potatoes provides a buttery and slightly sweet base. When infused with olive oil, they become crispy on the outside, while the mix of herbs and spices like paprika, oregano, thyme, and onion powder gives each bite a pop of flavor. And the best part? All it takes is a quick toss in a bowl, and they're ready to roast.
Whether you're hosting a Sunday family dinner, a casual get-together with friends, or simply looking for a flavorful side dish for your weeknight main course, these oven-roasted potatoes are the way to go. They pair effortlessly with a wide range of dishes, from Garlic Butter Chicken Bites to Grilled Teriyaki Chicken or even Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These oven-roasted potatoes are a perfect blend of crispiness outside and buttery tenderness inside, giving them an amazing texture.
- The mix of herbs and spices elevates the potatoes, making every bite delicious.
- With minimal prep and basic ingredients, you can whip up a side dish that is both comforting and satisfying.
- Herb oven-roasted potatoes seamlessly fit into any meal plan and can be paired with any main course.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes - These provide a buttery and slightly sweet base, ensuring a soft, fluffy interior and a perfectly crispy exterior when roasted.
- Olive Oil - Adds a rich, smooth texture, ensuring the potatoes achieve a golden, crispy crust and enhancing the overall flavor.
- Salt & Pepper - Heightens the natural taste of the potatoes, balancing out and complementing the other ingredients.
- Dried Seasonings (paprika, oregano, thyme, rosemary, onion powder) - This aromatic blend infuses the potatoes with a zesty, earthy flavor profile that compliments the potatoes.
How To Make Herb Roasted Potatoes In The Oven
Prepare for baking: Preheat oven to 425℉. Get out a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
Prepare the potatoes: Wash the potatoes under cold water, removing any dirt. Quarter them with a sharp knife and add the potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
Season the potatoes: Sprinkle olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, onion powder and thyme over the top. Mix until all the potatoes are coated.
Bake and serve: Add the seasoned potatoes to the prepared baking sheet, evenly distributing them so they are not overlapping. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Enjoy!
- When quartering your potatoes, aim for consistent sizes to ensure even cooking and that every piece achieves the desired crispiness.
- Always preheat your oven before placing your potatoes in; this ensures they roast rather than steam, giving you that crispy exterior.
- Using parchment paper not only prevents sticking but also aids in the even browning of the potatoes on the baking sheet.
- Make sure to toss the potatoes thoroughly in the olive oil mixture to coat them evenly, ensuring maximum flavor and crispiness.
- Avoid overcrowding the baking sheet; leaving space between the potato pieces allows the hot air to circulate properly and results in a crisper finish.
- While this recipe calls for dried herbs, you can substitute with fresh ones if you prefer; just remember to use about three times more fresh herbs than dried ones.
- Halfway through baking, give the tray a gentle shake or use a spatula to turn the potatoes; this promotes even roasting and prevents any pieces from sticking to the baking sheet.
- Adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or red chili flakes to the seasoning mix gives the potatoes a spicy undertone.
- Towards the last 10 minutes of roasting, sprinkle some grated Parmesan or cheddar over the potatoes for a delicious cheesy crust.
- Mince 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic and toss them in with the potatoes before roasting for a delightful garlic-infused flavor.
- While olive oil is a classic choice, you can experiment with other oils like avocado oil or melted ghee, which can add a unique richness to the potatoes.
- Once the potatoes are roasted, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley, cilantro, or dill over the top for a burst of freshness.
- Add other root vegetables, such as carrots or parsnips, to the baking sheet for a diverse array of flavors and textures in your side dish.
- For a hint of brightness, add the zest of a lemon or an orange to the seasoning mix.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: Once the oven-roasted potatoes have cooled to room temperature, transfer them to an airtight container. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. When ready to reheat, spread them out on a baking sheet and warm in the oven at 375℉ for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Freezing: Spread cooled roasted potatoes out on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for an initial 2 hours to flash freeze. This prevents them from sticking together. After they're individually frozen, transfer the potatoes to a freezer-safe bag or container, removing as much air as possible. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, bake them directly from frozen at 375℉ until warmed through and crispy, adjusting the cooking time as necessary.
Absolutely! While Yukon Gold and Red Potatoes are recommended for their buttery texture and flavor, you can also use Russet or Fingerling potatoes. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time if the sizes are significantly different.
If your potatoes aren't achieving the desired crispiness, it might be due to overcrowding on the baking sheet. Ensure there's enough space between each piece. Another tip is to increase the oven temperature slightly and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes, keeping an eye on them to prevent burning.
Yes, simply follow the recipe up until the actual roasting. Toss the potatoes with the oil and seasonings, then refrigerate. When you're ready, just spread them on the baking sheet and pop them in the preheated oven.
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Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 425℉. Add the potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
- Add the potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, onion powder and thyme over the top. Mix until all the potatoes are coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place potaoes on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
*All nutrition information provided is automatically calculated and is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients, brands, and changes in cooking methods listed in the recipe. If you need exact numbers on your ingredients, I would recommend calculating them with your prefered nutrition calculator.