Oven Roasted Potato Wedges

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Transform dinner with this easy-to-make Oven Roast Potato Wedges recipe. They are the perfect sidekick to a variety of dishes. Whether paired with a cheeseburger, grilled chicken, or a hearty steak, this easy potato wedge recipe is perfect for stand-alone snacking or an accompaniment to any meal.

Recipe Description

Making crispy oven-baked potato wedges without boiling is easy and always gives delicious results. These wedges will quickly become a beloved staple in your home, adding a delicious touch to your kitchen and dining table. Serve them like traditional French fries with a delicious dipping sauce.

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Oven Roasted Potato Wedges Ingredients

Everything you'll need to make oven roasted potato wedges.

  • Potatoes

    Use Yukon Gold potatoes for a creamy, golden, buttery taste in this recipe to get the best results. Russet potatoes are a great alternative. They have a soft inside and a crispy outside that goes well with spices and olive oil.

Test Kitchen Notes

  • Potato Selection

    Opt for large potatoes to ensure hearty wedges, offering ample surface area for the perfect crisp.

  • Cold Water

    Soaking potato wedges in cold water removes starch and prevents them from becoming gummy when roasted. Additionally, soaking the potatoes enhances crispiness by allowing potatoes to rid themselves of excess moisture.

  • Customize Spices

    Play with the optional add-ons like dried parsley, paprika, and onion powder to tailor the flavor profile to your liking.

  • Even Coating

    Ensure an even distribution of spices and oil by thoroughly mixing the wedges. Before placing them on the sheet tray, toss them in a bowl to help evenly coat each wedge.

  • Baking Precision

    Avoid overcrowding the baking sheet to achieve the desired crispiness. Allow ample space for the wedges to crisp up evenly during baking.

  • Temperature and Timing

    Follow the suggested temperature of 400°F for the first 15 minutes, then turn over and cook for another 10 minutes. Broiling makes the potato wedges crispy. Watch them closely to avoid burning.

  • Serving Suggestions

    These potato wedges complement different sauces, such as this Creamy Tahini Dip or this Hot Honey Whipped Feta Dip, or stand alone as a versatile side dish. Perfect for casual snacking or as a delicious accompaniment to a main dish.


Why are my potato wedges not crispy?

Why are my homemade wedges soggy?

Is it necessary to boil potatoes before roasting?

Can I use a different type of oil for coating the potato wedges?

What should I do if my wedges are browning too quickly in the oven?

Can I air-fry these potato wedges?

What dipping sauces pair well with these potato wedges?

Do I need to peel the potatoes before making wedges?

Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 4 large potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dried parsley (optional), for garnishing


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

  • Step 2

    Thoroughly wash the potatoes, then cut each in half lengthwise. Next, slice each half into two equal parts, then slice each of those halves into two equal wedges, resulting in 8 wedges per potato, each approximately ½ inch thick.

  • Step 3

    In a bowl, toss the potato wedges, olive oil, salt, paprika, and onion powder until evenly coated.

  • Step 4

    Spread the wedges evenly on a baking sheet. Ensure the wedges are in a single layer, skin side down, to prevent overcrowding.

  • Step 5

    Bake the wedges for 15 minutes. After this initial baking period, flip the wedges over and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    To finish, set the oven to broil and let the wedges broil for 2 minutes. This will make them crispy and golden.

  • Step 7

    Remove the wedges from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.

  • Step 8

    Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side to your main course.

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