These simple oven potatoes are my absolute favorite way to fix potatoes as a side with dinner. They’re crispy and crunchy on the outside, and creamy on the inside with a great buttery taste!
I live pretty close to my mom and dad (like 15-20 minutes away) and we often have family dinners together. We usually go to their house, especially in the summer, because they have a pool and it’s nice to swim before we eat. My mom and I really get into planning the menu, each of us making a couple things, to make it a memorable dinner. My mom was the one who started making these potatoes, and she really didn’t have a recipe. She just came up with them (they really don’t need a recipe). She would make them with dinners and we all loved them so much, I started making them at my house. They’re so easy to make and can be paired with so many different things, beef, chicken, fish, whatever really.
How Do You Make Oven Potatoes?
It’s such a simple process and can be pulled together in no time, but there is a 45 minute to an hour baking time, so schedule that when you’re making them.
- Peel and cut potatoes into one-inch pieces. They don’t need to be cubes. Random shapes are fine.
- Melt butter and drizzle over potatoes on sheet tray.
- Sprinkle potatoes with garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss all to combine.
- Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, flipping potatoes about half way through baking time.
What I like the most about these potatoes is the use of butter instead of olive oil. Don’t get me wrong. I love when anything is roasted in olive oil, but the butter makes these potatoes get super crispy and crunchy on the outside and that buttery taste can’t be beat!
For an easy side with beef, chicken, or fish, try these wonderful simple oven potatoes. I promise you and your family will love them!
Simple Oven Potatoes
- 5-6 medium sized russet potatoes, peeled and cut into one-inch pieces
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel and chop potatoes and place on sheet tray. Pour melted butter over potatoes, followed by garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss potatoes to coat.
- Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until browned and crispy, tossing halfway through baking time.
- Serve with beef, chicken, or fish.