Perfect Roasted Potatoes

These perfectly roasted potatoes have an irresistibly crunchy exterior and a creamy, buttery interior. These potatoes should be simple to prepare for everyone. You’ll prepare this as a side dish frequently.

The Best Recipe for Roasted Potatoes

We frequently prepare these potatoes, and I always double the recipe in the hopes of having some leftovers for breakfast the next morning, but these potatoes are always the first to go. These oven-roasted potatoes are the way to go whether you’re looking for a quick side dish to go with meatloaf or baked chicken breast on a hectic weekday or for a special holiday supper.

You’ll never cook roasted potatoes that are more satisfying than these. Because they are opulently creamy in the centre and seductively crunchy on the sides, I refer to them as my melting potatoes. The trick is roasting at high degrees with a mixture of butter and olive oil for consistently excellent flavour and texture. View the video below to discover how simple it is.


Since there aren’t many ingredients, quality ingredients are the key to preparing delicious roasted potatoes. The following is a list of things you’ll need, and the recipe card should be used for exact amounts:

Yukon Gold potatoes: cut into uniformly sized, 1/2-inch chunks with the skins on. Scrubbed.

Extra virgin olive oil of high quality is recommended for roasting.

Use kosher salt to sprinkle on top just before serving and fine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper for roasting.

We use unsalted butter for this. Spread butter that has been cut into small pieces over the potatoes.

An optional yet lovely garnish is parsley.

How to Cook Potatoes in the Oven

This is one of the simplest potato dishes once your ingredients are prepared.

Prepare the potatoes by cutting them into bite-sized pieces between 12″ and 3″ in size. If possible, make sure to cut them all the same thickness. They will roast evenly if done this way. After cutting the potatoes into pieces, put the pieces in a big bowl. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and olive oil.Roasted Potatoes

Arrange — Spread the seasoned potatoes out on a parchment-lined 13 x 18-inch baking sheet. Lay them out flat-side down in a single layer. Put some butter over the top.

Griddle the Potatoes – For about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bottoms are brown, bake at 425°F. When the potatoes are crisp and tender, flip them over and bake them for an additional 15-20 minutes. Americas Best Wings

Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh parsley. Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.

Typical Questions

Do potatoes need to be boiled before roasting?

As with mashed potatoes, several roasted potato recipes call for parboiling the potatoes first. With this recipe, I’ve never found the need to parboil. In any case, the potatoes come out wonderfully crispy.

How do you make roast potatoes crispy?

Tossing the potatoes in olive oil and roasting them with butter over high heat is the secret to the recipe’s crisp, melted potatoes.

My roast potatoes stick, why?

Use parchment paper or a non-stick baking sheet to line the pan. Additionally, be careful not to flip your potatoes too soon because doing so can also make them sticky.

Which is preferable for roasting potatoes: glass or metal?

Metal pans, in my opinion, work best for roasting potatoes. Metal pans are more resistant to sticking and can sustain higher heat.

Roasted PotatoesPotatoes and butter go together like bread and butter. If you’ve ever had our Creamy Mashed Potatoes, you’ll know that we don’t skimp on the butter when it comes to our potatoes. This dish uses butter to enhance richness and crisp up the edges, leaving you craving the potatoes long after they have been consume. All of this is to say: use butter!

These (buttery) roasted potatoes go great with:

  • Serve beef as a side dish with pan-seared steak or roasted beef tenderloin.
  • Chicken – Serve with chicken dishes like stuffed chicken breast or whole chicken cooked in the instant pot.
  • Turkey – Juicy Roast Turkey pairs beautifully with tender potatoes as a side dish.
  • Choose your favourite salad, such as a Caesar salad or a Cobb salad with chicken.
  • Make it kid-friendly with the greatest Popcorn Chicken or Sloppy Joes.


The great thing about this recipe is that the roasted potatoes reheat beautifully, allowing you to duplicate it and use it to prepare meals for the week.

In an airtight container, chilled potatoes can be kept in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.

Roasted potatoes are simple to reheat. Reheat in the oven, air fryer, or in a pan on the stovetop until hot and

re-crisped for the crispiest results. You can microwave them, but the crispiness will be lost.

Cold leftover roasted potatoes are also excellent for making potato salad or tossing over crisp green salads.

What is your preferred method of consuming properly roasted potatoes? Please share in the comments section.