Crispy Garlic-Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Transform your humble potatoes into a dish that rivals the heartiness of meat with this simple yet incredibly flavorful roasted potato recipe. Perfect as a side or even a main for a vegetarian meal, these crispy potatoes are seasoned with garlic, paprika, and olive oil for a savory taste that’s sure to please.


  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)
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  1. Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C). This high temperature is key to getting those potatoes nice and crispy on the outside while keeping them soft and fluffy on the inside.
  2. Prepare the Potatoes: Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them into wedges or cubes, depending on your preference. There’s no need to peel them; the skin adds a nice texture and flavor, plus some extra nutrients.
  3. Season: In a large bowl, toss the potato wedges with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until they are evenly coated. The olive oil not only adds flavor but also helps the seasoning stick to the potatoes and promotes crisping in the oven.
  4. Arrange on Baking Sheet: Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Make sure the potatoes aren’t overcrowded; this helps them roast evenly and get that desired crispy edge.
  5. Roast: Position the potatoes in the preheated oven and let them roast for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until they acquire a golden brown hue and a crispy texture. Halfway through the cooking time, use a spatula to flip the potatoes to ensure they brown evenly on all sides.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Once done, remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly on the baking sheet. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness, if desired.
  7. Enjoy: Serve these delicious roasted potatoes hot as a side dish with your favorite protein, or enjoy them on their own with a dipping sauce for a satisfying vegetarian option.

These Crispy Garlic-Paprika Roasted Potatoes are not just tastier than meat; they’re a versatile and healthy addition to any meal, showcasing the power of simple ingredients and seasoning to transform everyday vegetables into something special.