Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes…Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, Roasted Potatoes are an easy side dish that goes with pretty much any meal!

Today I recommend baked potatoes. At Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes and casseroles seem to be popular choices. While this traditional recipe is delicious, baked potatoes offer a unique and equally delicious option. If you are looking for a quick and delicious side dish for the holidays, this recipe is for you. Here’s why:

Oven Roasted Potatoes
Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes

 

Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 lbs potatoes (such as Yukon Gold or Russet)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh herbs (such as rosemary or thyme), optional
Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly. You can peel them if desired, but leaving the skin on adds extra texture and flavor.
Cut the potatoes into bite-sized cubes or wedges, ensuring they are roughly the same size for even cooking.
In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Roast in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside, stirring halfway through to ensure even cooking.
If desired, sprinkle with fresh herbs before serving.
Enjoy these delicious oven-roasted potatoes as a side dish with your favorite main course!

What Kind of Potatoes to Use

 

When making mashed potatoes, it is recommended to use Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes. Yukon Gold potatoes have a buttery texture and a slightly sweet flavor, perfect for creamy mashed potatoes. Russet potatoes, on the other hand, are starchy and fluffy when cooked, making them ideal for light and fluffy mashed potatoes. Both varieties work well for mashed potatoes, so you can choose based on your preference for flavor and texture.

 

How to Roast Potatoes

 

To roast potatoes, follow these simple steps:

Ingredients:

Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Russet, Red, or any other variety you prefer)
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Optional seasonings like garlic powder, paprika, or herbs
Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Wash and scrub the potatoes to remove any dirt. Peel them if desired, or leave the skins on for added texture and nutrients.
Cut the potatoes into evenly sized pieces. You can go for cubes, wedges, or slices, depending on your preference.
Place the potato pieces in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, making sure each piece is coated but not drenched. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like. Toss to coat evenly.
Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet or roasting pan. Make sure they are not overcrowded to ensure even browning.
Roast in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, tossing the potatoes halfway through cooking. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside, with a tender interior.
Once the potatoes are roasted to your desired level of crispiness, remove them from the oven and serve hot.
You can garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives before serving, if desired.
Enjoy your flavorful and crispy roasted potatoes as a delicious side dish or snack!

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes
Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes Tips

 

Here are some tips for making perfect oven-roasted potatoes:

Choose the right type of potato: While any type of potato can be roasted, some varieties like Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes are particularly well-suited for roasting due to their texture and flavor.

Cut the potatoes into uniform pieces: Cutting the potatoes into evenly sized pieces ensures even cooking. Aim for cubes, wedges, or slices of similar thickness.

Preheat the oven: Make sure to preheat your oven before roasting the potatoes. This helps create a crispy exterior.

Use high heat: Roast the potatoes at a high temperature, around 400-425°F (200-220°C), to encourage browning and crispiness.

Don’t overcrowd the pan: Spread the potato pieces in a single layer on the baking sheet or roasting pan. Overcrowding can result in steaming rather than roasting.

Use enough oil: Coat the potato pieces evenly with oil to help them crisp up in the oven. Don’t drench them in oil, but make sure each piece is lightly coated.

Season well: Season the potatoes generously with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you like before roasting for maximum flavor.

Flip halfway through cooking: To ensure even browning, flip the potatoes halfway through the roasting time.

Keep an eye on them: Cooking times can vary depending on the size of the potato pieces and your oven, so keep an eye on the potatoes and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Serve hot: Roasted potatoes are best served hot out of the oven to enjoy their crispy exterior and fluffy interior.

By following these tips, you can achieve perfectly roasted potatoes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Enjoy!

How Long to Roast

 

To oven roast potatoes, preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Depending on the size of your potato chunks, they will typically take about 30-45 minutes to roast. Give them a toss halfway through to ensure even cooking. You can check for doneness by inserting a fork – the potatoes should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Enjoy your roasted potatoes!