Crispy Roasted Potatoes {In the oven!}

I love crispy potatoes but hate cooking them on the stovetop. It takes so much babysitting and they take forever to get soft enough! I came up with an AMAZING method for getting the perfect crispy roasted potatoes in the oven. Creamy on the inside with that flavorful crunch on the outside.

I wanted to come up with a method that didn’t dry out the potatoes. I often found recipes left dry and chalky potatoes. I wanted something that tasted like you par-boiled the potatoes and then crisped them in a pan but without all that work.

Cuz I am super lazy.

And I hate dishes.

Obviously, when you want to keep moisture in, you put a lid on whatever you’re cooking. I decided to apply the same principle to my potatoes. I baked them covered with foil for the majority of the cooking time and then took the foil off just for the last 5-10 minutes to really crisp up.

Covering the potatoes also allowed me to use a high heat which cooked the potatoes more quickly, didn’t dry them out, and gave me that crisp I was looking for.

I use this recipe all the time now!!! I especially love it for beefing up sheet pan meals. Sometimes they are a little to light for my crew and we need a bit more to get us full after a long workday.

I typically never roast potatoes with other veggies or meat, they just take so long I find everything else ends up overcooked! I’ll start the potatoes using this method and then prep the sheet pan meal and finish them up together. Two sheet pans, two sheets of parchment and minimal mess!

I kept the seasonings pretty basic on the recipe card, but you can season them however you like! Toss some garlic powder in there, some herbs, whatever you like!

Crispy roasted potatoes on square plate.

Crispy Roasted Potatoes {In the oven!}

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 252 kcal
Author: Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley
Crispy roasted potatoes are the perfect easy side dish to any meal! Crispy and flavorful on the outside and creamy and soft inside. Heaven!!!


  • 2 pounds potatoes any kind works, I like yukon gold best, 1 inch diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons season salt
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Toss potatoes with olive oil and seasoning.
  3. Spread potatoes in an even layer on a sheet tray that has been lined with parchment or foil.
  4. Cover completely with foil.
  5. Bake covered for 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover and toss the potatoes.
  7. Finish baking, uncovered, until soft, about 10 more minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Roasted Potatoes {In the oven!}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1767mg 74%
Potassium 936mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 31.3%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 41.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Crispy roasted potatoes are the perfect easy side dish to any meal! Crispy and flavorful on the outside and creamy and soft inside. Heaven!!!

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