Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are one of life’s greatest side dishes.  I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a potato that I didn’t like.  Fried… baked… roasted… mashed… I am salivating just thinking about all the delicious ways I could eat them!  John and I don’t eat potatoes often enough – mainly because we are too impatient to wait for them to cook. 😉  But I always try to have a potato as part of Wednesday Night Dinner with my mom (along with a vegetable and a meat) so we have a nice rounded meal.

These potatoes are sliced thin and tossed with oil, salt, and pepper – then seasoned with paprika and just a pinch of cayenne pepper to give them a little kick!  They are roasted in the oven for about 45 minutes (or longer, if you want them nice and crispy).


Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Active Prep: 10 minutes
Cook time: ~45 minutes
TOTAL: 55-65 minutes

YIELDS: 4 servings


  • 5-6 medium red potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large zip-tight bag, add potatoes and olive oil. Seal bag and toss to coat.
  3. Add salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Seal bag and mix well until potatoes are uniformly coated with seasonings.
  4. Place potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast in oven for 45 minutes, flipping potatoes halfway through.  Serve immediately.  Yields about 4 servings.  (NOTE: Increase baking time by 10-15 minutes for a crisper potato!)

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