One of the most simple side dishes I’ve ever made is roasted potatoes. They don’t take a lot of prep time and cook in about 20-30 minutes. Plus, you can make them have almost any flavor you want.
I love almost anything made from potatoes. When I was in high school, I would come home and make a bag of instant mashed potatoes as my after-school snack. So, any time I get to try something new with potatoes, I am all for it.
If I remember correctly, the first time I had roasted potatoes was in high school. I can’t even remember where I had them, or which friend’s mom made them. But I know I’ve been making them myself since I started college.
You can change the flavor of the potatoes to match whatever main dish you are having. All you have to do is change the seasonings. For example, when I make these with most chicken meals, I add a bit of garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. If the meal has ranch flavor, I will pour some ranch dressing powder on the potatoes.
You can also use any type of potato for this recipe. I usually buy either russet potatoes or baby reds. Either one makes a delicious side dish for almost any meal.
Justin’s favorite is the simple go-to of just some salt and pepper. But, he likes more subtle flavors. I like it bold. I’ve even done a pan of half my seasonings and half his seasonings, so we each get the taste we want.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 450F. Wash your potatoes and cut them in chunks. I like mine to be bite-sized so it’s easier to eat them when they are done.
Lay the potatoes out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle your seasonings on
Bake the potatoes for about 20-30 minutes, depending on how small you cut them. They should be golden brown and give easily to a fork.
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- 2 lbs potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp seasonings to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450F
- Wash the potatoes and cut into bite-sized chunks
- Lay the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on the seasonings
- Mix up the potatoes to coat evenly
- Bake for about 20-30 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown and give easily to a fork