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Easy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4
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If you're looking to create perfectly tender potatoes it's important to know how long to roast potatoes, so every bite is full of savory goodness. We recommend roasting 25 to 35 minutes and prefer red potatoes seasoned with olive oil, rosemary, and salt and pepper. Oven-roasted potatoes are a simple sheet pan dish that works well as a side for any main course.
Updated Sep 29, 2023
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The Best Potatoes for Easy Roasted Potatoes

Wondering why we use small red potatoes in this roasted potatoes recipe? Red potatoes are excellent for roasting due to their high moisture and low starch content, which allow the potatoes to hold their shape well while cooking. The roasting process also enhances the rich, earthy flavor of red potatoes. We use small red potatoes in this dish because their small size makes these spuds easy and quick to roast, ensuring a perfectly-seasoned bite every single time. Yukon Gold potatoes are also a good option for roasting—trying mixing the two varieties together. If you’re a sweet potato fan, you’re in luck—our Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes are just as tasty!

How to Store Oven-Roasted Potatoes

We doubt you’ll have any extra taters, but these oven-roasted potatoes make great leftovers if you happen to make too many! Just store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, and reheat your spuds when you’re ready to chow down.

To reheat your Easy Oven-Roasted Potatoes, spread evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet, then cover with foil. Bake at 400°F about 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through.


  • 1 1/2 lb small red potatoes, cut into fourths (3/4-inch chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, mix all ingredients; spread evenly in pan.
  • 2
    Roast uncovered 25 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and browned.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    While the oven is still hot, try roasting your favorite vegetable to help round out your dinner.
  • tip 2
    Try lemon pepper or Italian seasoning for a flavor twist.
  • tip 3
    If you've perfected how to cook potatoes but need a fresh, summery dish try this recipe for Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad. Tomatoes, green onions and a dill vinaigrette add a pop of color to the classic side.
  • tip 4
    Still looking for a great side dish? Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a hearty, flavorful compliment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Necessary to Boil Potatoes Before Roasting?

Some roasted potato recipes recommend boiling your potatoes before roasting them to ensure a tender interior, crispy crust and soft skin on your spuds. This recipe provides a simplified process for a quick and easy roasting method—boiling is not required for perfectly golden-brown and crispy oven-roasted potatoes!

How Do I Get My Roasted Potatoes Crispy?

Wondering how to make roasted potatoes with a perfectly crispy exterior? Make sure to follow this roasted potato recipe closely and use the correct oven temperature. Lining the pan with foil will also help to form a satisfying crust on your spuds—and as a bonus, this trick makes cleanup ultra-easy! For even roasting and perfect browning, make sure your potato chunks are uniform in shape and size. You can also look for bite-size potatoes that can be roasted whole—just make sure they’re all about the same size!

You can also try soaking your chopped potatoes in a cold water bath for at least 30 minutes before roasting to help rinse off any excess starch. After soaking the potatoes, just rinse, drain and pat them down with a towel until dry. Even without this extra step, we promise these easy roasted potatoes will satisfy!

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • We’re equal-opportunity potato lovers at Pillsbury™, but if we had to choose just one potato recipe to eat for life, it would be this one. You can’t go wrong with seasoned, oven-roasted potatoes. The red potatoes hold their shape well, making them perfect for roasting. This recipe uses ingredients you probably already have on hand, and you can up the seasoning level (or add your own favorites) to your liking. Plus, potatoes go with everything! Roasted chicken, pot roast, pork chops —the sky’s the limit! Bonus: these versatile tubers make great leftovers, too! If you made too much (is that even possible?), simply store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.
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