Easy Roasted Potatoes

Y’all, these easy roasted potatoes are by far my family’s favorite potatoes! Keep reading to discover my secret to making these easy but deliciously crispy potatoes with just 3 ingredients.

A bowl of easy roasted potatoes.

Everyone in my family loves this oven-roasted potato recipe. I make them at least twice a week, at least. And even then, whenever I tell the kids I’m making “those potatoes” they get just as excited as if it had just been declared a major holiday in my house. On the days I don’t tell them in advance, their noses lead them to the kitchen. “Do I smell those potatoes?”. There have actually been evenings when additional people showed up after an excited phone call from my daughter letting them know what was in the oven.

The great thing is, as the title suggests, these oven-roasted potatoes are easy as can be to make, which is partly why I enjoy making them. The secret is in the type of potato and the seasoning, which I will tell you all about below. The only other ingredient you need is olive oil. Combine those 3 ingredients, toss the potatoes on a baking sheet, and you’ll be enjoying the perfect potatoes in no time. Don’t let the recipe’s simplicity lead you to believe they are anything other than fabulous! So many times, simple recipes really are the best.

The perfect potato for me is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and this easy oven-roasted potatoes recipe delivers on both accounts. If you’re wondering what to serve with these baked potatoes, I’ve included lots of options below. Alright, enough talking, more cooking the best roast potatoes ever!

Ingredients for easy roasted potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt

How to Make Easy Roasted Potatoes

Cut potatoes and toss onto a baking sheet.

Begin by cutting all of your potatoes into cubes.

Place them on a baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for easier cleanup. You can also line it with aluminum foil if you like.

Drizzle olive oil generously over potatoes and use your hands to toss them until well coated.

Sprinkle liberally with seasoned salt. 

Add oil and salt and bake, sprinkling again and turning at the halfway mark.

Bake at 400 for about thirty minutes, stirring halfway through and sprinkling with seasoned salt again.

When they are done they will have golden brown edges and be nice and soft to the bite.

Bowl of easy roasted poratoes

They’ll also just taste damn delicious!

Add a little chopped fresh parsley garnish or serve as is. Keep scrolling for some serving suggestions too.

I hope your family loves this roast potato recipe as much as mine!


  • Roast potatoes are best served warm straight out of the oven, but you can store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. To get them crispy and warm again, reheat them either in the oven or the air fryer.
  • You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating as above.

Recipe FAQs

What are the best potatoes for roasting?

Now, you can do this recipe with any type of potato. However, Yukon Gold is the best because they have a natural buttery taste and a nice soft yellow flesh that holds up well to roasting. Red potatoes are a good secondary option, but I prefer to save russet potatoes for when I’m making mashed potatoes.

What do you serve with roasted potatoes?

We love these baked potatoes as a side dish to anything under the sun! Here are some recommendations:

They’re also great when paired with other side dishes for a barbecue, potluck, picnic, or holiday dinner. This might be coleslaw, mac and cheese, or baked beans.

What is in seasoned salt?

Seasoned salt is a combination of a few different dried herbs and spices. So you can easily make homemade seasoned salt by using a combination of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.

I like to use Morton’s Season All as my grandparents worked for Morton’s owner. They used to have these wonderful family picnics for their employees back in the day that were pretty much festivals and the employees could bring their kids, grandkids, etc. We always went and had the best time!

Should I peel the potatoes?

I prefer not to peel the potatoes as I like the crispy potato skin. But if you want to peel them, go right on ahead!

Here are some other potato recipes you may enjoy:

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes (Freezer Friendly)

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes With Mozzarella

Fried Potatoes Recipe

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

Greek Potatoes With A Twist: Meet Big Fat Greek Taters

Easy Roasted Potatoes

Learn the secret behind my easy roasted potatoes recipe, which uses just 3 ingredients. The end result is deliciously crispy roasted potatoes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes, roasted
Servings: 4
Calories: 112kcal


  • 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Morton's Season All or seasoned salt of your choice
  • olive oil


  • Wash potatoes and cut them into cubes (skin on).
    3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Place potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle generously with olive oil. Using your hands, toss the potatoes well to coat. Sprinkle liberally with Season All.
    olive oil, Morton's Season All or seasoned salt of your choice
  • Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through and sprinkling with seasoned salt again until golden brown.


Calories: 112kcal
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  1. I have just discovered your website and it is my favorite by far ever! I love you’re witty comments and sayings. I cannot wait to try your delicious recipes. You have a kind heart and the advice to your kids is wonderful, I gave my son similar advice.

  2. 5 stars
    Found your recipe this morning and made them right away. Much easier than cooking them in a skillet. The sheet pan made it easy to make a large quantity.

    When it was time to stir, I took them out of the oven and covered them with another sheet of parchment paper, covered the pan with another sheet pan and flipped the pans. Turned them all over at once. Removed the parchment paper from the top. Back into the oven to finish.

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Love your story and advice you give to your children.

    As a note, I have been cooking these potatoes for years. Just recently cooked them in the air fryer and they came out great! I cook for only two of us so it’s usually 3 potatoes. Cook them at 385F for about 20 minutes.

  4. 5 stars
    I was married for 10 years, then divorced. Remarried to the same man for 38 years, before He passed. I miss him everyday. A good marriage takes hard work, and it is never 50/50, some days 20/30, some days 100/0, but if you love that person, it is worth the effort. Please never apologize for being a God loving, prayer driven woman, that is the part of you we love most, sorry, but your potatoes take a second, after the Lord!! We make these type of potatoes also, but we use russet, and, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I have chopped onion in them, and it is very good, if you like onion. I have never tried yukon gold potatoes, they are a little pricey, and I support 6 people, but I have to splurge now, and give them a try. Your recipe looked so good, I also will try the Morton Season salt. I have to be careful though, I am 71 years old, and have swelling issues, but maybe I can cut the salt, and just use the Mortons. Bless you and your husband, for setting a good example for your children, and giving them good advice. Just remind them God’s timing, is not the same as ours, learn patience, that right person is out there, just don’t settle, because you are worth the best. Love You my Sister in Christ.

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