closeup of crispy roasted potato wedges

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Why I love these roasted potato wedges

I’ve always loved potato wedges as a side dish for any meal. They’re so simple and when they’re done right, they can be just as good – maybe even better – than French fries.

We had them all the time growing up, but a lot of times, they were sprinkled with cheese for extra flavor. So good, but so full of dairy.

Thankfully, I found a great alternative that adds a great amount of flavor – classic seasoned salt. The simple mix has a tiny bit of sugar, that helps the potatoes brown.

overhead image of baked potato wedges on a baking sheet

Here’s what you’ll need to make them

roasted potato wedges on a baking sheet

How to make potato wedges

Cut the potatoes. Start by slicing the potatoes into wedges, lengthwise. The thinner you cut the wedges, the faster they will cook and crisp up.

Soak the potatoes. Place your potato wedges into a large bowl and cover with cold water. The soaking process will help your potato wedges get extra crispy, but it is an optional step.

If you don’t have time, feel free to skip the soak and just an a few extra minutes for baking.

Add the seasoning. Drain the water from the bowl and drizzle the potatoes with olive oil. The add the seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.

Stir or toss the potatoes around the bowl to evenly coat them in the seasoning.

Bake the potato wedges. Transfer the potatoes to your baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 45 – 50 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.

The length of time will really depend on how thick or thin you sliced your potatoes, so keep an eye on them after 40 minutes.

seasoned potato wedges in a serving dish lined with parchment paper

FAQs and tips for making the best crispy potato wedges

Are potato wedges healthier than fries?

Absolutely. French fries are usually deep fried in oil, which increases their fat content by a lot. Since these potato wedges are only baked with a few tablespoons of oil, you get a much healthier potato.

Which potato is best for roasting?

I prefer to use russet potatoes for roasting because they get the crispiest, but you can also use Yukon gold or even red potatoes.

Should potatoes be soaked before roasting?

Yes. You should absolutely soak your potatoes before roasting them if you want crispy potato wedges. It’s not 100% necessary, but it removes some of the starch which crisps them up.

Why won’t my potatoes get crispy?

If your potatoes won’t get crispy, it could be for several reasons. Most likely, you either haven’t cooked them long enough, or you didn’t soak your potatoes before roasting them. Alternatively, if you’re using the wrong type of potato, you may have difficulty getting them to be crispy.

crispy roasted potatoes on a baking sheet

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Seasoned Roasted Potatoes Wedges

These oven baked potatoes wedges are seasoned with a mix of garlic, onion and paprika, and roasted in the oven until golden brown. The recipe is so easy to make and it’s a great healthy alternative to homemade fries.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 68 medium potatoes, washed and sliced into wedges
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl of cold water and soak for about 30 minutes. This step is optional, but will provide the crispiest results. After soaking drain the potatoes and return the to the mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 450˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add olive oil and seasonings to the mixing bowl and stir to coat the potatoes evenly.
  4. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 45 – 55 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.

Notes

Roasting time will vary based on the thickness of your potato slices and the type of potato you use. Monitor your potato wedges after 40 minutes to prevent them from burning, and feel free to leave them in the oven longer if needed to achieve the crispiest potatoes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 615.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.8 g
  • Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, egg free, gluten free, potatoes, carbs, sides

Last Updated on October 15, 2021 by Melissa Belanger

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  1. Yes!!!! This is exactly what I was looking for without having to scroll through 75 ways to cook potato’s pictures! Haha so seriously, thank you so much!