Roasted Potatoes

Want a super easy recipe that will wow your family and guests?


Because super easy is about all I have.

Ta Dah!

Roasted Potatoes.

And yes….I had to google the plural spelling of potato.

Thank you Dan Quayle. (Who remembers that? How many of you even remember Dan Quayle?)

Olive Oil
Lawry’s seasoned salt
Garlic powder
Onion Powder
And a bunch of taters (I used about 8)

That’s it.
For real.
And no lie…when I make this side dish everyone raves. It taste so complicated…but it’s not.
And it’s so affordable!

Ok….here you go.
Step one. 

Dice up your potatoes. Sometimes I leave bits and pieces of the skin on. It is tastier that way. This time my potatoes were a little “aged”, so the skin wasn’t smooth like I prefer.

A cookie sheet is nice to use to have your potatoes stay in one layer and cook evenly.

Step two:
Season….looks like step one but there is seasoning here.

Step three…..drizzle olive oil over your potatoes.

I used a little too much this time….you want enough to just moisten your potatoes and not sit or puddle on the bottom of the pan.

Step Four:
After drizzling your oil….stir it all together. Make sure the seasonings and oil are mixed throughout.

Four steps…that’s it!

And you pop this in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes.
I stir them about twice while they are cooking.

And…..wah lah!

If I wouldn’t have used too much oil they would have been a little drier but they not a tater left and our guests raved about them.

Rave is my word of the day apparently.

Want another neat tip?
Do this with your potatoes and then make them into potato salad.
My mom does this and everyone always wants her to make her famous potato salad.
They “rave” about it.

But that’s it.

Easy shmeasy.

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You’re welcome.

Think you would try this? Have your own variation you wouldn’t mind sharing in the comments?
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I would love to hear your variations or comments!



0 thoughts on “Roasted Potatoes

  • April 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    You are too funny… I’m raving about your humor. 🙂

    I do sort of the same thing but I use vegetable oil. It is such an easy recipe!

  • April 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I have made something similar, but in a fry pan…….better known as home fries. I usually make them when we have breakfast for dinner. Yes the family “rave” about them! :o)

  • April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    This looks fantastic. Side dishes are such a struggle for me but this one seems like it would go with so much!

    And I always think of Dan Quayle and also have to double check how to spell potatoes. 🙂 Too funny!

  • April 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    That is too funny! I do the same kind of potatoes, but I don’t cut them that small and I use Ms. Dash. They are wonderful!

  • April 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I make a dish similar to this too. Potatoes are one of my weaknesses. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • April 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    We do similar baked potatoes ’cause easy is what we’re all about! Good with red potatoes and whatever spices you decide to try–family preference rules.

  • April 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I roast potatoes just like you with the olive oil, salt, fresh ground black pepper and fennel seeds to serve with roast pork. Always a hit…er raving good!

  • April 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I use a similar recipe for roasted potatoes at our home too. But I put everything into a bowl with a lid and shake it all up then layer into an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet! Easy clean up! Sometimes I add a couple tablespoons of Italian Dressing instead of the olive oil! And everyone “Raves” here too! LOL!!

  • April 20, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I love your blog.You are always so funny.
    I love to do the same thing with potatoes. I use Tastefully Simple Seasoned Salt. I also do the same thing with baby carrots. They taste great roasted with the seasoned salt. You can really do this with any vegetable you have in your fridge. Thanks for all of your great ideas

  • April 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I love these kind of potatoes, especially when mom puts them into her potatoe salad, but if your being weight conscious, then you could always use the spray olive oil, somewhat like the “Pam” but it is pure olive oil. It will help with the spreading of the oil also.

  • April 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I love roasted potatoes, except when they’ve been sitting in my fridge for two weeks as leftovers.

    I want to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! If you choose to accept the award, you can see the details on my blog.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class


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