Oven roasted potatoes recipe

Oven roasted potatoes recipe

You might have cooked medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes several times before but I am giving you here a very unique oven roasted potatoes recipe that is super tasty, crunchy and you would love the crispiness.

Oven roasted potatoes recipe is simply seasoned with salt and pepper that is almost a perfect ideal side dish when you want to serve meat recipe along with.

The way it is cooked in water then baked and finally baked at very high temperature makes the oven roasted potatoes recipe more sizzling and brown.

Whenever I plan for dinner and meat is on my mind then I always prefer to cook something with the potatoes as a side dish and this oven roasted potatoes recipe is one of my favorite in all.

Oven roasted potatoes recipe
by Swati M.

Oven roasted potatoes recipe

  • Course Side Dish
  • Cuisine Amercian

Are you looking for an ideal side dish that can make perfect pair with meat then potato dishes can be one of that you ought to like and oven roasted potatoes recipe is perfect in all for a great dine. I love this Oven roasted potatoes recipe because it is very easy to cook as a side business when you in mid of preparing your meat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 People
Calories 218 kcal


  • 2 lbs or 900 gram of medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degree F. Place a rack in lower position and set it aside. Slice each Yukon Gold potatoes into two pieces. (Half sliced)

  2. Use a baking sheet and add the Yukon Gold potatoes onto it. (Front part on the base) then add 2 cups of water on the tray. Make sure to give some room among the potatoes.

  3. Take a large foil paper and cover the baking dish using the foil paper. Seal all the sides tightly so no steam can goes in or comes out. This will let the water cook the Yukon Gold potatoes nicely.

  4. Bake it for 25 to 30 minutes or until it is folk tender. Use a fork to check for slides. If it slides easily it means Yukon Gold potatoes are now perfectly baked or bake it for another 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Now, open the foil from one side and drain out all the water. Wait for 5 minutes until potatoes cool down.

  6. Turn your oven to highest possible flame or as high your oven can go. Uncover the baking dish by removing the foil and drizzle 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil over the Yukon Gold potatoes.

  7. Season with the kosher salt and black pepper. Now, use your finger or by a spatula mix everything gently then put the cut side down potatoes and have some room among the Yukon Gold potatoes.

  8. Shift this again to the oven until the top of potatoes turn golden in color. This will also turn the bottom of the potatoes to crisp and browned. It will take approximately 20 minutes. Now, wait for the potatoes to cool a bit down to unstick them using a spatula.

Recipe Notes

It is a good idea to use Yukon Gold potatoes because it tastes better than any potatoes when it is roasted in a baking dish. In my recipe I first steam cook the potatoes and then go for baking bring the Yukon Gold potatoes to even crispier and tastier. In case, you don't have time then you may go directly roast the potatoes.

You can go with any of these potatoes like red-skinned, all purpose and Yukon Gold but I love Yukon gold because that is my favorite and is easy to bake in oven for a wonderful crispier taste.

If I have oven roasted potatoes recipe in my mind then I will always prefer Yukon Gold potatoes because this is something fits with anything and everything.

Yah! Believe me whether it is about frying, roasting, blanching or mashing, the Yukon Gold potatoes perfectly fits easy with them.

The best part of making oven roasted potatoes recipe with Yukon Gold potatoes is the skin. Yes, the Yukon gold potatoes have very thin skin and you don’t even need to peel it off. It tastes like heaven with the skin in it.

Sometimes, you may afraid while choosing the size but with Yukon gold you don’t need to bother about it because it comes in one single size so roasting time may not vary at all.

Here, in the United States Yukon gold potatoes are most common ingredients that you can buy from any store near you.

The trick to half-cooked with the water then drain it out and again seasoned and roast with extra virgin olive oil works superbly for this dish. I believe this is also makes it tastes different and delightful dish.

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