Oven Roasted Potatoes – Quick and Easy

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Tender and crispy, these Oven Roasted Potatoes are tossed with a handful of fresh herbs for an incredible flavor. An easy side dish that pairs with pretty much any dinner!

A bowl of oven roasted potatoes

Quick & Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

These oven roasted potatoes are one of those side dishes that you can whip up with almost any entree. They’re definitely one of my go-to’s when I can’t quite decide what to make. All you need is potatoes, olive oil, and a few herbs for flavor.

My favorite part about these potatoes is the fact they’re crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Soaking them in water may seem like an extra, unnecessary step but it’s key to getting that perfect texture.

Why You’ll Love This Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Here are a few reasons why I LOVE making roasted potatoes in the oven.

  • Crispy texture. Giving these potatoes a water bath to remove the starch prior to roasting helps the skin become nice and crispy in the oven.
  • Minimal prep. All you need to do is cut the potatoes, toss them with the seasonings, and pop them in the oven.
  • Versatile side. These roasted potatoes in the oven pair with pretty much everything, from casual dinners like burgers and hot dogs to holiday meals.
Oven Roasted Potatoes Ingredients

What You’ll Need

You’ll need just potatoes, olive oil, and a few seasonings to make this oven roasted potatoes recipe. See the recipe card below for exact measurements.

  • Potatoes – We’re using small red potatoes for these oven roasted potatoes.
  • Olive oil – Helps the seasonings stick to the potatoes.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, salt, pepper and fresh parsley, thyme, and rosemary give these potatoes their irresistible flavor.

How To Make Roasted Potatoes In The Oven

Here’s an overview of how to make this easy potato side dish. See the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Potatoes soaking in a bowl of water
  • Soak the potatoes. Clean and quarter or halve the potatoes. Soak in water for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Season the potatoes. Drain and dry the potatoes with a paper towel. Spread on a baking sheet then drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Combine the seasonings in a bowl then use to season the potatoes.
  • Bake. Bake the potatoes for 40-50 minutes, until fork tender. Enjoy!
Oven roasted potatoes in a bowl

Tips for Success

Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this potato dish.

  • Don’t skip soaking the potatoes. The water bath helps to draw out the starch, which is one of the reasons these oven roasted potatoes are nice and crispy.
  • Make all the pieces equal. Whether you need to halve or quarter the potatoes will depend on their size but all of the potatoes should end up more or less equal in size, so you don’t have any over- or under-cooked potatoes.
  • Adjust the seasonings. Feel free to adjust the mix of herbs and seasonings to your preference. You can even use seasoning blends, like Ranch seasoning or Italian seasoning.

Oven Roasted Potatoes on a Spoon

Serving Suggestions

These oven roasted potatoes make an easy side dish for any meal. A few of my favorite things to serve these with include buffalo chicken zucchini boats, BBQ steak kabobs, honey garlic pork chops, bourbon chicken, and air fryer chicken tenders. Sometimes I add my black bean and corn salad as a veggie side, which pairs with this perfectly.

Proper Storage

  • Fridge. Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven. The oven will help maintain the crispy texture a bit more.

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Tender and crispy, these Oven Roasted Potatoes are tossed with a handful of fresh herbs for an incredible flavor. An easy side dish that pairs with pretty much any dinner!
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Soak: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1½ – 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Clean and cut potatoes in half or quartered, depending on size
  • Add potatoes to bowl of water for 30-60 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Drain potatoes and pat dry with paper towel
  • Spread evenly on baking sheet
  • Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, herbs, salt and pepper until well combined
  • Spoon over potatoes and toss to coat
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator

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Serving: 6g | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg


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