Skin On Roast Potatoes

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Skin On Roast Potatoes make an easy side dish the whole family will love! Red-skinned potatoes are dusted with seasonings and olive oil, then roasted until golden brown and crispy.

roast potatoes with skin on in an orange baking dish.
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What are Skin On Potatoes?

Skin On Roast Potatoes are simply sliced with their skins on, then roasted to perfection on a sheet pan. This method is quick, easy and healthier because most of the nutrients are found in the skin.

You could stand over a hot stove and make home fries, but roasting potatoes in the oven is so easy! They're a great accompaniment to main dishes like Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Smoked BBQ Meatloaf, and Carolina Burgers.

Crispy roasted potatoes with onions are my family's favorite side dish at every gathering! This sheet pan meal is the perfect choice for breakfast or brunch when served alongside Biscuits and Gravy and Meat Lovers Quiche.

sheet pan filled with seasoned red potatoes

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a 5-pound package of red potatoes, sweet onion, olive oil, garlic powder, dried parsley, and steak seasoning. I like using a steak seasoning blend because it gives a boost of hearty flavor that includes coarse pepper.

Leave The Skins On

Of all the dishes I've made, roast potatoes with skins on is the one I cook most. It's a delicious recipe that's easy to prepare and simple to clean up.

I mean, who wants to peel the skins? Not me!

Take a gander at how amazing they look when you take them out of the oven. Tender taters and crispy red skins are sprinkled with just the right seasonings. Oh my gosh...they're such a tasty side dish! (I could actually make a whole meal out of them.)

orange dish filled with roasted potatoes.

How to Cook Roast Potatoes

Wash and cut potatoes into bite size pieces, then spread in a single layer 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 everything together. Sprinkle garlic powder and dried or fresh herbs on top, then mix again.

Bake for 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven, or until crispy and golden brown. Stir a few times through the cooking process.

Watch carefully at the end to prevent scorching. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a dusting of salt.

Once you've tasted them, crispy oven roasted potatoes will be your go-to side for every occasion!

roast potatoes on a sheet pan with skin on.

Recipe FAQS

What potatoes are best for roasting?

Any kind of potatoes can be roasted in the oven, but some of the best choices are red or red-skinned. Yukon Gold potatoes can also be used, as well as baby waxy potatoes and russets.

Should you add salt before or after roasting?

Adding salt after roasting allows the skin to crisp up more evenly. It's fine to add seasonings and oil ahead of time, but sprinkling the salt on after baking yields the best results.

How do you keep potatoes from sticking to baking sheets?

Adding a little bit of oil to the bottom of the sheet pan beforehand will help prevent sticking. You can also use parchment paper or aluminum foil to line the pan which will avoid sticking altogether.

A Versatile Side Dish

I like to keep it simple by using dried herbs, but if you have fresh rosemary or thyme, they both work great as a topping for this dish. Try these other toppers for a completely different flavor experience...

  • dried basil and feta cheese
  • parmesan cheese and dried oregano
  • roasted garlic with lemon zest
  • green onions with cilantro
  • fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme


This crispy potatoes recipe will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze after baking for up to 3 months.

More Fresh Veggies

If you love this easy recipe, try these other fresh veggie ideas!

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roast potatoes with skin on in an orange baking dish.

Skin On Roast Potatoes

Skin On Roast Potatoes make an easy side dish the whole family will love! Red-skinned potatoes are dusted with seasoning and olive oil, then roasted until golden brown and crispy.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Brunch, Sides
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Calories: 224kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.


  • 5 lb. bag of red-skin potatoes (diced)
  • 1 large sweet onion (diced)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Wash and dry potatoes. Dice into bite-size pieces and place on sheet pan.
  • Dice onion and toss in with potatoes.
  • Mix onion and potatoes by hand, then drizzle olive oil on top and mix again.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder, parsley and steak seasoning.  Mix with hands.
  • Bake potatoes at 400 degrees for 45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Stir a few times during the cooking process.
  • Remove sheet pan from oven, stir potatoes and sprinkle with salt before serving.


  • Add salt after roasting for the crispiest skins.
  • Skin On Roast Potatoes are the perfect side for burgers and grilled tenderloin!


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 1331mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love sheet pans dishes! These taters surely are an easy side, especially with a good steak. Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    It's funny that you call these taters. We say the same thing at our house. I can't wait to try this recipe! It looks easy since it's made on a sheet pan.

  3. 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!

  4. 5 stars
    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

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