Last Updated on February 14, 2021
Everyday Oven-Roasted Yellow potatoes is my all-year-round favorite recipe! I make this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and everything else in between. The yellow potatoes are seasoned with basic but flavorful spices & herbs such as thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder with a couple of other key ingredients that make this so tasty! It is vegan and gluten free.
About the Recipe
With no exaggeration, this is the recipe I make almost once a week. It is easy to prepare and oven does the rest of the work. It is a great side (or main) dish for breakfast, also a great addition to sandwiches for lunch, my kind of guilt-free snack, and can be a light dinner. Also, this can be a perfect dish to make for the holidays!
My guilty pleasure is definitely…FRIES. I rarely eat junk food but fries are ranked no.1, especially the fast food kind that you should not be eating. From time to time, I used to crave for that particular junkie taste until I discovered my own way to conquer it with this recipe!
Everyone has their own ways of roasting potatoes in the oven. My way is:
- Using organic yellow potatoes
- Seasoning with some of my favorite organic dry spices & herbs
- Roasting 425°F for 40-45 minutes
After trying different variations, combinations and modifying the amount of various ingredients, this recipe has earned the title of “My Go-To” oven-roasted potatoes. They are super ADDICTING!
So, what is so special about this recipe and what are the key ingredients? Let us get into it!
Here is what you need to make this delicious oven-roasted potatoes!
- Yellow Potatoes
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dried Thyme
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Paprika Powder
- Black Pepper
Have you spotted the key ingredient(s)?
The Tips & Recipe Notes
Here is the break down in more details.
Out of all different types of potatoes I have tried, yellow potatoes are my favorite ones. I just love the texture, creaminess, and slightly sweet taste. For this recipe, I would highly recommend using either yellow potatoes or red potatoes for this recipe. Not a fan of them? You can substitute with russet potatoes.
I used to make the same recipe without using the dried thyme. One day, I decided to use it and I will never go back. It elevates the flavor and the kitchen will be filled with aroma that reminds me of holidays!
I am very particular about the garlic powder that I use. I mostly use fresh garlic for my cooking but sometimes using the powder one makes sense for certain dishes. As you may know, most of the garlic (both produce & products) in the U.S. is sourced from China. It can be controversial to make this statement but I personally avoid any food that is made in China for ethical and moral reasons. Even with organic garlic powder, if you look for further details, you may find the origin is China.
I, too, mindlessly used to consume any organic garlic powder until I made the change. I still keep the old bottle from a different brand but now I only buy the organic garlic powder [sourced in the U.S.] from Mountain Rose Herbs. They have great selection of spices, herbs, essential oils, and more. What I like about their products is the clear labeling of the source of each ingredient!
When it comes to groceries, nothing feels better than buying organic and knowing what you are paying for. This is something that I really care about. If you are a conscious consumer like me, go check them out. You will not regret!
This is one of the key ingredients for this recipe. Adding paprika powder gives that particular flavor that I crave for from the junkie option of fries. Be sure to use the regular paprika powder, not smoked one.
This is the second one of the key ingredients. I know, sugar is sugar which many health conscious people avoid. Me? I am not one of them. I often used it as a “balancing agent” to pair with salt or acid like vinegar. You just have to find a perfect amount for the right balance between saltiness to sweetness or acidity to sweetness.
In my opinion, using sugar with potatoes are often a right option to create more complex flavor.
As mentioned earlier, my favorite setting for making oven-roasted potatoes is at [425°F for 40-45 minutes.] Also, I like to place my potatoes skin-side down. So, after spreading uncooked seasoned potato chunks onto a baking sheet, I meticulously flip every single one of them making sure that they are all skin-side down. lol.
It may be just my OCD thing but I believe it roasts better for both skin and the flesh.
Try my other delicious potato recipes!
Everyday Oven-Roasted Yellow Potatoes
- 3 large yellow potatoes (about 2 pounds) (4-5 medium size) cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 3/4-1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Meanwhile, season the potatoes. In a large prep bowl, combine yellow potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, dried thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika powder, sugar, salt and black pepper. Toss them until potatoes are well coated with the seasonings.
- Spread the potatoes onto a sheet pan in a single layer. Bake them in the oven for 40-45 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
- I personally like placing potatoes skin-side down. This gives a nice texture to both the skin and the flesh of potatoes with golden brown spots!