Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes is a side dish that will practically cook itself and when you serve these, the pan will come back to the kitchen clean. These potatoes are a favorite of my family.

oven roasted potatoes on a platter

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Has to be one of those perfect side dishes. These potatoes are easy to make,  these potatoes are seasoned perfectly, if you happen to have any leftover, they make the best leftover hash browned potatoes. 

How to Roast Potatoes

You might be surprised at how easy it is to roast potatoes. This recipe uses Russet potatoes. So grab a few of them, give them a good wash, and then you will want to cut the potatoes into uniform cubes.

The real secret to cooking perfectly roasted potatoes is to cut all of the potatoes in a uniform size. When you cut all of the potatoes in one size, they will cook uniformly. 

What Temperature to Roast Potatoes

You might be surprised the temperature range of roasting potatoes is a bit narrow. Anything below 350 degrees the insides of the potatoes dry out completely long before the outsides brown.

Cooking potatoes above 450 means the outsides can cook and burn leaving you with insides that aren’t quite done.  Ideally, I like to roast potatoes between 375 to 425 degrees. 

What’s the difference between baked and roasted potatoes 

The main difference between these two recipes is baked potatoes require no additional fat to cook the potatoes. When you roast potatoes you will use a fat like olive oil, lard, or seasoned oil to cook the potatoes. 

oven roasted potatoes topped with chopped green onions on a platter


  • Two pounds potatoes (Russet potatoes are preferred)
  • 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Chopped onion (optional)
  • Chopped red bell pepper (optional)

How to make easy oven-roasted potatoes

  1. Preheat oven
  2. Wash and pat potatoes dry, chopped onions and bell pepper if desired
  3. Place chopped potatoes, and other vegetables in a gallon zip top bag
  4. Add vegetable oil to the bag, and shake the bag a bit to coat the vegetables in the bag
  5. Sprinkle on the onion soup mix
  6. Spread the coated potatoes and vegetables in a baking pan
  7. Cook, and enjoy!

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oven roasted potatoes on a platter

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

These are some of the best-tasting potatoes you can make in your oven.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 154kcal


  • 2 pounds potatoes – any kind will do
  • 1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1/4 cup of oil, you can use olive, or even plain vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped – optional
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped – optional


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Cube potatoes into small bite sized pieces
  • Place potatoes into a gallon sized ziplock bag
  • Pour oil over potatoes, mix well
  • Add in optional ingredients if you like. Sprinkle in dry onion soup mix, and shake the back so the soup mix coats the potatoes
  • Place potatoes into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes



Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Jerry

    I use Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb seasoning and olive oil add salt and pepper to taste works great and easy put them in air fryer about 30 minutes have to shake about have way

  2. Jean G

    Lipton onion soup says 425 for 35 minutes. I’m trying it this way first so the potatoes don’t burn. I think 450 for 40 mini might give me charred pieces.

  3. Tracy Robinson

    Used my own spice mix instead of the Lipton soup (only because I didn’t have Lipton). InTrying you reduce salt intake, it wasn’t “POW” but it was still super delicious

  4. MarySue

    I am going to try to make this for our free community meal at church. I am cooking for about 150 people. The potatoes look delicious. thanks for the recipe

  5. Wendy Martin

    This is the same recipe that is on the box of the Lipton soup mix, it’s just that other ingredients were used!!

  6. Barbara

    I love roasted potatoes and I will try this, but with my homemade onion soup mix that costs WAY less. My way, for two people? Two medium potatoes, a teaspoon or two of my mix, plus red and yellow sweet peppers and fresh onions.

  7. Honey Fyre

    These are great with nothing but olive oil, garlic salt and rosemary too.. I didn’t add the onion mix at all..
    Wow they are so good. Next time i’ll try the onion mix.

  8. Dave Whyte

    I do these all the time at home but I love to give them a sprinkling of rosemary and thyme and kosher salt and pepper. Others also use chicken soup mix.

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    Thank you,

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