Basic Roasted Potatoes


Happy Saturday, kiddos!

When you think of weekends, what do you think of?

I think of potatoes.

Breakfast potatoes are my favorite breakfast side… the crispy outside, creamy inside, the perfect saltiness that complements my brunch favorites.

But I’m lazy… who has time to whip up breakfast potatoes when you can stay in bed and read food magazines? Not this girl.

So roasted potatoes are the best solution to your lazy weekend morning inclinations. They are amazing hot from the oven as a dinner side, but also taste great re-heated the next day to go alongside your eggs!

I have shared my recipe for Lemon Roasted Potatoes already on the blog, but these basic roasted potatoes make a better transition from dinner to breakfast (unless you like lemon in the morning – no judgement!).

It all starts with some russet potatoes that have been ruthlessly cleaned…


… and cut into wedges. They need to be super clean but I keep the skins on the potatoes not only for appearance but for a little extra fiber!

Drizzle on some olive oil.


And sprinkle on salt and pepper.

Then pop the pan in the oven and roast at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

Until the potatoes are golden brown, crisp on the outside, and fork tender in the inside.


All that’s left is to serve them alongside your favorite meal – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Enjoy, kiddos.

Your lazy Saturday lovin’ friend,


Basic Roasted Potatoes

  • Servings: 4-5 people
  • Difficulty: easy
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5 medium-sized russet potatoes, cleaned and scrubbed

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking spray



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Spray a rimmed cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut the potatoes into six wedges, long-wise. Spread the potatoes out on the greased cookie sheet.
  3. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Toss the potatoes with your hands on the sheet to coat them evenly with the olive oil and seasonings.
  4. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and fork tender, tossing the potatoes halfway through.
  5. Serve alongside your favorite grilled and roasted meats, or your morning eggs.


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