Roasted Potatoes With Skins

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These crispy roasted potatoes with skins are an absolute delight! Super tender on the inside with golden brown edges and perfectly roasted skin, these potatoes are the best side dish for a quick and easy dinner!

roasted potatoes with skins on a baking sheet

Oven Roasted Potatoes With Skins

My favorite thing about these roasted potatoes would have to be the flavor. There are so many different ways to flavor this dish out there and you can really make this recipe different every single time.

fork with a roasted potatoes with skin on the end

To add a little variety to the seasonings, you can add:

  • Garlic and Rosemary
  • Chessy Parmesean
  • Mediterranean Herbs
  • Lemon and Sage

Or, you can keep it simple as I did in this recipe with a little salt and pepper.

Close up of roasted potatoes with skin on and herbs

I also love the minimal cleanup! All you need is one pan. If you add parchment paper, you won’t even need to do dishes—just roll it up and throw it away!

Parchment paper covered with herb roasted potatoes

You might be wondering why I decided to leave the skin on the potatoes. Did you know that there is a lot of nutritional value in the skin of the potato?

On top of the potassium, and Vitamin C that the potato already has, the skin actually contains a lot of iron, protein, and fiber that can be contributed to your diet.

Roasted potatoes with skins in a bowl placed on a yellow tablecloth

I personally think it’s also just more delicious eating these roasted potatoes with the skin on!

White bowl of roasted potatoes with herbs sprinkled on

When it comes to making the most perfect roast potatoes, it all comes down to the type of potato (taking into account its texture, creaminess, starchiness, etc.)

For example, if you are looking to make some creamy potato salad, I would consider using red-skinned or white potatoes because they have less starch which makes them perfect for boiling.

On the other hand, to achieve crispy roasted potatoes, I recommend using russet, long white, goldust, or new potatoes. These potatoes are high in starch and have a firm texture which allows them to achieve the perfect crisp.

For this recipe, I used goldust potatoes, which is very similar to a russet gold potato. They turned out great!

How to Roast Potatoes With Skin

Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

While the oven is heating up, wash and scrub the potatoes very well and dry them with paper towels.

Take each potato and individually cut them into 1 1/2 inch pieces, leaving the skins on. Make sure your cuts are as even as possible so that the cooking time on the potatoes are all the same.

quartered potatoes on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper

Toss the pieces of potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer, making sure you don’t overcrowd the pan.

Put the potatoes in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until they are tender and golden-brown on the outside, and cooked all the way through.

Baking sheet with roasted potatoes sprinkled with pepper

Remove the roasted potatoes from the oven and sprinkle with them with some more salt and pepper to taste.

What To Serve With Roasted Potatoes

Baking sheet of roasted potatoes with skins

As amazing as these roasted potatoes with skins are, they taste even better when paired with the perfect protein! These are some of the main entrees I like to serve with these potatoes:

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Fork piercing a potato. Healthy roasted potatoes with skins in a bowl in the background.

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Roasted Potatoes With Skins

These roasted potatoes with skins are amazing! If you got a bag of thin-skinned potatoes such as yellow potatoes, red potatoes or white potatoes, you don't have to peel them to roast them! The less work the better! Roasted potato skins are delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes with skins, roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes
Cooking Method: Oven
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 193kcal


  • 2 lbs yellow or white or red potatoes with thin skins (preferrably organic)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the potatoes and dry them with paper towels.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Toss the potato pieces with olive oil.
  • Put the potato pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Put the potatoes in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until tender and golden-brown.
  • Remove roasted potatoes with skins from the oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
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Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 937mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 7mg
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I tried these last night with my pork chops and they were easy to make and tasted just like they came out of the oven.

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