Home > Side Dishes > Roasted Potatoes Roasted Potatoes April 20, 2020 | 3 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods and a beloved staple in most of our diets! These Roasted Potatoes are our absolute favorite; they’re seasoned with a few spices and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, fresh out of the oven. Roasting the potatoes at a high temperature yields a crispy exterior and delightfully light and fluffy interior. Serve these delicious potatoes with just about anything! We love them as a side to this Turkey Meatloaf, these Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs, or homemade Hamburgers! We’re obsessed with potatoes in just about every way they can be prepared. I’m partial to these mashed potatoes; they’re one of my all-time favorite recipes on this site! But a very close second is roasted potatoes, particularly this recipe complete with a simple seasoning mix and lots of melty Parmesan cheese. These potatoes are perfection — they’ve got a nice crispy exterior and soft pillowy interior — basically, everything we love about fries but without all the oil and deep frying. Additionally, Roasted Potatoes are inexpensive to make and super filling. They’re also very versatile and can go with so many things! What to serve with Roasted Potatoes Roasted potatoes are a great side dish to just about any meat-filled main course — alongside a beef roast, ham, pork tenderloin, or turkey! They’re great piled in your breakfast burrito (one of my favorite ways to eat them!) or served for breakfast in place of traditional hash browns, alongside some bacon and eggs. These potatoes are great as a replacement to fries and any dishes you’d serve with fries. Roasted Potatoes FAQs How do you keep roasted potatoes from getting soggy? Use a LARGE sheet pan. The more space the potatoes have, the better they roast. If the potatoes are overlapping on a sheet pan they end up steaming instead of roasting. If they steam, they’ll taste soggy instead of deliciously caramelized. I love this 15×21-inch sheet pan for this recipe — it allows the potatoes to have plenty of space. Line the pan with parchment paper. The parchment paper allows the potatoes to roast much more evenly. Without the parchment paper, the exterior edges of the potatoes over-brown or burn, while the interior remains hard. Make sure the parchment paper you use can withstand the oven temperature (425 degrees F). Toss the potatoes frequently. While a bit tedious, it’s important to flip and stir the potatoes about every 10 minutes during the baking process. This ensures the potatoes roast evenly and all the edges are able to crisp up. Why soak potatoes in water? Soaking potatoes helps remove excess potato starch from the outside, which helps the potatoes crisp up when roasting. Soaking the potatoes also prevents the potatoes from browning too quickly when roasting. While this process can be helpful and some recipes recommend it, I’ve found that potatoes roast fine without soaking. With potatoes typically being a side dish, I don’t think it’s worth it to spend an extra hour soaking your potatoes before roasting. I’ve tried roasting potatoes after soaking and without soaking and really don’t see or taste much of a difference between the two methods. Should you boil potatoes before roasting? Again, some recipes recommend this, but I’ve found it to be an unnecessary additional step. If you cut the potatoes evenly and small and roast them at a high temperature, they don’t need to be boiled beforehand. Truly, this Roasted Potato recipe couldn’t be much simpler; the potatoes are placed on the sheet pan with oil and seasonings and they are ready to go straight in the oven. We’re not sacrificing any flavor with this recipe, but we’re also not spending hours slaving over a simple side dish; these Roasted Potatoes shine without much effort at all. Should I cover my potatoes in the oven? Never cover your potatoes (or any veggies) when roasting. Covering the veggies with foil will cause them to steam instead of roast. They steam because the foil holds in the excess liquid that is trying to escape. How to store Roasted Potatoes Honestly, these potatoes are the best the day they’re made– particularly right after they’ve been roasted. After that, they lose texture and flavor. If you do have leftovers, let them cool to room temperature and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. How to reheat Roasted Potatoes You can reheat these potatoes by re-baking them until they’re firm and crisp. Spread the potatoes on the baking sheet, drizzle them with a touch more oil, and bake them at 450 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until crispy. I wouldn’t recommend the microwave as it tends to make the potatoes even softer. QUICK TIP What type of potatoes to use? Really, all potatoes roast well and are delicious–russet potatoes, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. For this recipe, I do highly recommend using Yukon gold potatoes. We love the creamy, tender, buttery flavor Yukon golds deliver and they roast fantastically well. Their skin is also delicate, so you really don’t need to peel them first– which saves some time. Tips for Roasted Potatoes Cut the potatoes into even sizes; this will ensure all the potatoes roast evenly. We want fairly small potato pieces — about a 1/2-inch in size. The size is also important to get that perfect crispy outside and fluffy interior. Use a high oven temperature; the high temperature helps the potatoes get perfectly crispy and caramelized. If your potatoes aren’t caramelizing in the oven or if they’re browning too quickly, your oven temperature could be off; here’s how to test your oven temperature. Grate the Parmesan cheese over the potatoes with a microplane. This gives the cheese the best possible texture and it melts perfectly over the Roasted Potatoes. More roasted veggies Roasted Sweet Potatoes two ways: sweet and savory! Lemon Roasted Broccoli Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan cheese Reader favorite Roasted Brussel Sprouts Roasted Carrots two ways: sweet and savory! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Roasted Potatoes 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods and a beloved staple in most of our diets! These Roasted Potatoes are our absolute favorite -- they're seasoned with a few spices and topped fresh out of the oven with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Roasting the potatoes at a high temperature yields a crispy exterior and delightfully light and fluffy interior. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Roasted Potatoes 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods and a beloved staple in most of our diets! These Roasted Potatoes are our absolute favorite -- they're seasoned with a few spices and topped fresh out of the oven with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Roasting the potatoes at a high temperature yields a crispy exterior and delightfully light and fluffy interior. Course Side Dish Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword Roasted Potatoes Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Servings 6 servings Calories 209kcal Author Chelsea Lords Ingredients▢ 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes peeled if desired (I leave peel on)▢ 3 tablespoons olive oil▢ 1 teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 3/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper▢ 1 and 1/2 teaspoons paprika▢ 1 teaspoon roasted garlic powder▢ 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese▢ Optional: fresh finely diced parsleyUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line an extra-large sheet pan (15x21 inches) or 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper. (I don't recommend foil; parchment paper is important for even baking!) Set aside.POTATOES: If desired, you can peel the potatoes, but I leave the peel on. Thoroughly scrub and then dry the potatoes. Cut potatoes evenly into 1/2-inch cubes and place on the prepared sheet pan(s). Drizzle 3 tablespoons olive oil over everything and then sprinkle on 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons paprika, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Toss with your hands to evenly coat everything. (You can stir this all together in a large bowl, but I like saving dishes and want to make sure all the spices end up on the potatoes.)BAKE: Separate the potatoes quickly with your hands to make sure they aren't touching or overlapping; this will cause them to steam instead of roast (less flavor; not as crispy). Bake for 10 minutes; then remove and flip the potatoes. Bake for another 10 minutes, and remove and flip the potatoes again. Repeat the baking and flipping twice more, for a total of 30 minutes of baking time. Pierce with a fork to test for doneness. This is right around 35 minutes for me, but may vary if your potatoes are larger or smaller.FINISHING: Remove pan(s) from the oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes. Grate Parmesan cheese directly over the potatoes. (I like using a microplane to get a really light yet even dispersion of cheese.) If you choose not to use the Parmesan cheese, you may want to add an extra sprinkle of salt as the Parmesan does add some additional saltiness. If you have some fresh parsley and like herbed potatoes, sprinkle over the potatoes; this is optional. Nutrition FactsServing: 6servings | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.7g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2.4mg | Sodium: 439.6mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 0.4g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.