red skin potatoes on a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Taters

Sheet Pan Taters really pack a punch! Red-skin potatoes are dusted with seasonings and olive oil, then baked until golden brown and tender.

Where Did The Word ‘Tater’ Come From?

I have no idea where the word ‘tater’ came from, but the dictionary said it originated in 1759. Whoah. All I know is that we’ve been saying ‘tater’ and ‘mater’ down south as long as I can remember. We love our tater tots and fried taters a whole bunch.

You could stand over a hot stove and fry these taters, but roasting them in the oven is a healthier and easier way. I make these taters to accompany all sorts of main dishes like Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Smoked BBQ Meatloaf, and the Carolina Burger.

What Type of Potatoes Are Best For Roasting?

The best type of potato to use for this dish is red-skin. They hold onto their skins and color while cooking. They’re hearty enough to stand up to high heat and still taste delicious.

Take a gander at how amazing they look when you take them out of the oven. Crispy golden and red skins are sprinkled with just the right seasonings. Oh my gosh…they’re so good!

How to Make Them

All you need is a 5 lb. package of red potatoes, a sweet onion, spices such as garlic salt, dried parsley, and my secret weapon…steak seasoning. I love using steak seasoning on these taters ’cause it gives them a great boost of yummy flavor.

Wash and dice the potatoes, then spread on a half sheet pan. Cut up the onion and toss it on top. Drizzle some olive oil over the entire pan, then use your hands to mix the potatoes and onions together. Sprinkle the spices on top, and mix again. End with a light dusting of sea salt. Now, these babies are ready for the oven!

Bake potatoes for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven, or until they’re crispy and golden brown. Stir a few times through the cooking process. Watch them carefully at the end to prevent scorching. Take out of oven and serve immediately.

Sheet Pan Taters will be your go-to side for every occasion!

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sheet pan taters in a serving dish

Sheet Pan Taters

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x


Need a savory side in a jiffy?  Sheet Pan Taters really pack a punch!  Red-skin potatoes are dusted with seasonings and olive oil, then baked until golden brown and tender.



  • 5 lb. bag of red-skin potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Cut into bite-size cubes and place on sheet pan.
  2. Dice onion and toss in with potatoes.
  3. Mix onion and potatoes by hand, then drizzle olive oil on top and mix again.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic salt, parsley and steak seasoning.  Mix with hands.
  5. Dust potatoes with sea salt and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Stir a few times during the cooking process.


Sheet Pan Taters are the perfect side for burgers and grilled tenderloin!

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Sheet Pan
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sheet pan, potatoes, taters, onions, spices, sides, sheet pan taters

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  1. Connie Jones

    Debi..I had to laugh when you talked about taters. My son has a dog named Tater. One day while working a crossword puzzle, I discovered that “Tater” is slang for a homerun! I asked my son (who played baseball) if that is where he got the idea for the name. He had never heard of it!
    I’ve roasted potatoes before but can’t wait to try this recipe with those spices to kick it up a notch! Thanks

  2. Hahaha, Connie! That’s hilarious. I’ve never heard of that either! Well, I guess I can now say that these Taters are a home run!

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