These oven roasted potatoes are amazing! Perfectly golden brown and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside – this is the best roasted potatoes recipe ever!
There are so many way to make potatoes – baked, mashed, smashed, boiled, grilled, fried, slow cooked and even microwaved – but my most common cooking method of cooking potatoes is roasting them in the oven.
I love making oven roasted potatoes for three main reasons:
Oven roasted potatoes are very easy to make. All you need to do is peel and cut the potatoes into quarters, toss them with olive oil and put them in the oven. The oven does all the cooking – no need to boil water, deal with the frying pan or flip the potatoes – you put the potatoes in the oven and forget about them until the timer beeps. I love hands free cooking methods – I have better things to do than standing there and watching the potatoes 🙂
2. Amazing taste
Oven roasted potatoes are so delicious! Everybody loves yummy golden-brown potato pieces, hot out of the oven, sprinkled with some salt, pepper and herbs! This potato recipe is a true crowd pleaser, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love good ol’ roasted potatoes – yum!
3. Health factor
Oven roasted potatoes are healthy and low in calories. They get golden brown in the oven without the excess fat! Oven roasted potatoes use the minimal amount of oil (less than a teaspoon per serving). Compare this to the deep fryer 🙂 I also have a recipe for healthy oven fries – very similar to this one, except the potatoes get cut into fry-like wedges instead!
8 medium potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters. Blot each potato piece with a paper towel to absorb excess moisure and put in a bowl.