Perfect Roasted Potatoes (VIDEO) –

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.

Perfect Roasted Potatoes (VIDEO) –

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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.


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:


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:

Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk

Skill Level:


Cost to Make:



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Side Dish

Calories: 242

Servings: 6 servings (as a side dish)

  • 2 ½
    Yukon gold potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces about 1/2” thick, unpeeled, scrubbed
  • 3
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    fine sea salt, or added to taste
  • ½
    freshly ground black pepper, or added to taste
  • 2
    unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2
    parsley, finely chopped, to garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste, garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 242
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Trans Fat 0.2g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 6g

Cholesterol 10mg3%

Sodium 400mg17%

Potassium 807mg23%

Carbohydrates 33g11%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 234IU5%

Vitamin C 39mg47%

Calcium 27mg3%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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