These Perfect Roasted Potatoes are creamy and buttery on the inside and irresistibly crispy on the outside. Everyone should know how to make these potatoes. This is a staple side dish you’ll make over and over.

Watch a video tutorial on how to roast potatoes easily in the oven for a crowd-pleasing side dish the whole family will crave.

Overhead view of perfect roasted potatoes in a white serving dish, garnished with parsley.

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If you love perfect potatoes as much as we do, try our recipes for Twice-Baked Potatoes, Easy Boiled Potatoes, and Air Fryer Baked Potatoes.

The Best Roasted Potatoes Recipe

We make these potatoes ALL THE TIME and I always double the batch thinking I’ll have some left over for breakfast the next day, but these potatoes are usually the first thing to disappear. If you’re looking for an easy side dish for a busy weekday paired with Meatloaf or Baked Chicken Breast, or for a special holiday meal, these oven-roasted potatoes are the way to go.

These are the most satisfying roasted potatoes you’ll ever make. I call them my melting potatoes: luxuriously creamy in the middle and irresistibly crispy on all sides. The secret is roasting at high temperatures with a combination of olive oil and butter, for the perfect flavor and texture, every time. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is.

Roasted Potatoes Video

Watch Natasha make these perfectly crispy roasted potatoes in under an hour. You’ll be blown away by how they melt in your mouth. Here’s why you’ll love these potatoes:

  • Golden and Crispy – These perfect roasted potatoes are deliciously buttery with a melt-in-your-mouth texture and crisp, golden skins.
  • Family-Friendly – This recipe is a crowd-pleaser at every gathering, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, potlucks and dinner parties, and beyond.
  • Versatile – great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and meal planning since they reheat well.

Ingredients

The key to making perfect roasted potatoes is in the quality of your ingredients (especially since there aren’t that many). Here’s what you’ll need, and be sure to refer to the recipe card for the full amounts:

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes – Skins on and scrubbed, cut into even-sized, 1/2-inch pieces. 
  • Olive Oil – Choose a good quality extra virgin olive oil for roasting.
  • Salt and Pepper – use fine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper for roasting and kosher salt for sprinkling before serving.
  • Butter – we use unsalted butter. Cut butter into small pieces and scatter over the potatoes.
  • Parsley – an optional, but very pretty garnish.
The ingredients for perfect roasted potatoes.

Pro Tip: Leave the potatoes unpeeled. Not only does this save time, but it also adds to the texture and flavor of the potatoes (nothing beats a crisp, salty potato skin). Plus, it’s nutritious with more fiber and vitamins.

How to Make Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Once your ingredients are ready to go, you’ll find this is one of the easiest potato recipes.

  1. Prepare Potatoes – Chop the potatoes into bite-sized, ½” to ¾” pieces. Try your best to cut them to the same thickness. This way they’ll roast up evenly. Once you’ve cut up your potatoes, place the pieces in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Arrange – Lay out the seasoned potatoes on a 13×18 baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread them in a single layer, flat-side down. Dot the top with butter.
  3. Roast the Potatoes – Bake at 425ºF for about 25-30 minutes, until the bottoms are golden. Flip and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are crisp and fork-tender.
  4. Serve – Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste, garnish with parsley, and serve right away or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Photo collage showing the process of roasting potatoes.

Pro Tip: Hitting these with a sprinkle of kosher salt at the end truly transforms these roast potatoes.

Common Questions

Do you have to boil potatoes before roasting them?

Some roasted potato recipes recommend parboiling the potatoes first like with Smashed Potatoes. I’ve never felt the need to parboil in this recipe. The potatoes come out deliciously crispy anyway.

How do you get crispy roast potatoes?

The key to the crisp, melting potatoes in this recipe is a combination of tossing the potatoes in olive oil, then roasting at high heat with butter.

Why do my roast potatoes stick?

Use a non-stick baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Also make sure you’re not flipping your potatoes too soon, as this can also cause them to be sticky.

Is it better to roast potatoes in glass or metal?

I find the best pans for roasting potatoes are metal ones. Metal pans can withstand higher temperatures and are less likely to stick.

Roasted potatoes on a baking sheet garnished with parsley.

To Serve

Butter and potatoes are a match made in heaven. If you’ve tried our Creamy Mashed Potatoes, then you know we don’t hold back when it comes to butter with our potatoes. In this recipe, butter adds richness and crisps up the edges in a way that will make you crave these potatoes long after they’re gone. All this to say, don’t skip the butter!

We love to serve these (buttery) roasted potatoes with:

Make-Ahead

The beauty of this recipe is that roasted potatoes reheat really well so you can double the recipe and use it for meal prep during the week.

  • To Refrigerate: Store cooled potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. 
  • To Reheat: Roasted potatoes are easy to reheat. For the crispiest results, you can reheat in the oven, air fryer, or in a pan on the stovetop until hot and re-crisped. You can use a microwave but they will lose their crispiness.
Crispy Roasted potatoes served on a platter

Cold leftover roasted potatoes are also great to toss over fresh green salads or repurpose into potato salad. What’s your favorite way to enjoy perfectly roasted potatoes? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

More Potato Recipes

If you loved these crisp roasted potatoes, here are more easy potato recipes to try:

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Roasted Potatoes Recipe

4.99 from 55 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Perfect roasted potatoes in a white serving dish, garnished with parsley.
Perfect roasted potatoes are melting and buttery in the middle and irresistibly crisp on the outside. This easy recipe for oven-roasted potatoes never fails to wow at dinnertime, or at the holiday table! It's a simple and flavorful side dish that the whole family loves.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 servings (as a side dish)
  • 2 ½ lbs Yukon gold potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces about 1/2” thick, unpeeled, scrubbed
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt, or added to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, or added to taste
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2” to 3/4” thick and place in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and coat in oil.
  • Arrange on a parchment-lined or non-stick 13×18 baking sheet, keeping potatoes in a single layer with the flat side of the potatoes facing down.
  • Dot the top of the potatoes with pieces of butter. Bake at 425ºF for 25-30 min until golden on bottoms and release easily from the pan then flip using a spatula and roast another 15-20 min or until golden brown and crispy in spots and tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste, garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Nutrition Per Serving

242kcal Calories33g Carbs4g Protein11g Fat3g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat6g Monounsaturated Fat0.2g Trans Fat10mg Cholesterol400mg Sodium807mg Potassium4g Fiber1g Sugar234IU Vitamin A39mg Vitamin C27mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
242
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
10
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
400
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
807
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
234
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
39
mg
47
%
Calcium
 
27
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy roasted potatoes, oven roasted potatoes, roasted potatoes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 242

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Ron Collins
    January 26, 2024

    Have used this recipe a number of times with excellent results. It’s the only recipe for roasted potatoes – easy and delicious.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 26, 2024

      I’m so glad you love it, Ron!

      Reply

  • Chrissy
    May 31, 2023

    These really are the perfect potato. Thanks again for another fabulous recipe Natasha! Easy and so tasty.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2023

      You’re welcome, we;re glad that you loved our Roasted Potatoes!

      Reply

  • Lindy Whitsett
    April 23, 2023

    I used two non stick pans but why is my potatoes sticking to the pan? I made this recipe two times but potatoes stick to pan and are mushy. I followed recipe exactly don’t understand why messed up

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 24, 2023

      Hi Lindy! You can line the pan with parchment paper and that will help. Also make sure you’re not flipping your potatoes too soon, as this can also cause them to be sticky- they need time to caramelize and they should naturally pull away from the pan. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Mary Heide
    April 9, 2023

    Made your asparagus casserole recipe today for Easter and it was delish. Will make it again. And again, Everyone wanted my recipe. They guessed it was your recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2023

      Thank you for your compliment and great feedback, Mary!

      Reply

  • Tom Cremeen
    March 19, 2023

    Do you have a separate Air Fryer recipe section. I have a new air fryer but having problems finding good recipes.

    Reply

  • Dj
    February 1, 2023

    We had these for dinner tonight with another recipe of yours. They were not as crispy as I had hoped but that was by far my fault and had nothing to do with the recipe. My husband loved them regardless! We will definitely have these again. And next time, I’ll correct my error (I forgot to flip them)!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 1, 2023

      Wonderful! I’m glad they were still enjoyed. Thank you for sharing with us. 🙂

      Reply

  • Theresa Ridriguez
    January 10, 2023

    On the roasted potatoes above you say to use Yukon Gold’s but Am I able to use Russet instead?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2023

      I imagine that will be alright too

      Reply

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