Easiest Oven Roasted Potatoes Ever
Ever made the roasted potatoes on the back of the lipton onion soup mix? They’re pretty good right? Well I’m here to tell you that with two easy tweaks you can take those same roasted potatoes and bring that to a whole new ball game. And you know what’s funny. I ALWAYS made them with the lipton soup mix. Do you know that it never occured to me, until someone point blank said it, that you could make those same roasted potatoes with just about any spice blend. Seems so silly that I never thought of that, but you know what? I’m never turning back. The Lipton ones are still are strong favorite, but now we’ve got a few more variations that we can pull out.
Easiest clean up ever
As much as we may have loved our roasted potatoes we sure didn’t enjoy cleaning up after them. Am I right? How long have you left that pan in the sink cause you just don’t feel like scrubbing at it? Even after it has been soaking there always seems to be at least one section that just won’t let go. How did we solve it? Well, you cook on a non stick baking mat. And not just any I mean the real thing. A silpat or bonMAT (private label) doesn’t stick to ANYTHING. I mean try it, it just doesn’t happen. So literally just by changing the cooking method, we knock one huge hindrance out the window. But you also get a huge difference in the texture. It’s not quite as good as fried potatoes that we get at a local diner, but they are by far the best substitute.
Cooking your potatoes
Now this might be a no brainer for some. For me not so much. I might be really good at following directions when I have them, but I need to have them. This next tweak, GAME CHANGER! All you have to do is par cook your potatoes. Now you can do this by cutting everything up and par cooking them in a large pot of water. Or. . . . My personal favorite, just pop the whole potatoes in the microwave and cook them off. I’m kinda lazy so usually the microwave is my go to.
When you do this you get the best crust on the outside and these fluffy soft insides. So it kinda ends up like a french fry. Which I didn’t realize are actually double cooked. 100% different than just baking them off. And frankly we haven’t made them any other way since we tried this first.
Nonstick baking mat
Now the mat really is magic in this case. Roasted potatoes were the very first thing I made when I got my kit home. I wanted something that would really put that nonstick attribute to work. I mean I’ve had trouble getting the potatoes out of the regular baking dish even after spraying it like crazy. On the mat. NOPE. No problems at all. Get your spatula and they just slide right off. Might have to be a little careful because they really do just slide right off so depending on how you’re dishing them up you might find some that go flying. So don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Seasoning your roasted potatoes
When it comes to seasoning I won’t lie. The good old Lipton soup is still a favorite. But we’ve branched out and
Extra bonus, if you’re looking to cut calories or just watching what you eat. This is one of those cases where you really are only adding just barely a touch of oil. The oil functions to help get the spices to stick better. Well, that and flavor. So you could use a flavored oil and then just salt and pepper and they come out just as great. (
Make these today
These are super easy. All you really need is a perforated sheet (which allows for even cooking),
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||1.25 hours|
|Passive Time||1 hour|
- 6 large baking potatoes Anything works here
- 1 light drizzle of olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons spice blend
- salt & pepper as needed to taste
- 1 Large perforated baking sheet
- 1 large bonMAT
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 mixing spoon or spatual will need something to mix the ingredients unless you use your hands
- Wash and scrub your potatoes
- Stab each potato with a fork or knife before placing in the microwave. Probably want to start at 5 minutes, flip and most likely another 5 minutes. Remember microwaves vary as well as potato size. Cook until just tender.
- Dice potatoes to desired bite size and place in mixing bowl.
- Add light drizzle of oil and1-2 Tablespoons of seasoning per desired intensity. Start lighter and then add if you would like a stronger coating. We like flavor so we tend to go pretty heavy on spices. Mix until well coated and place on bonMAT
- Spread potatoes out and bake at 400 for about 45 minutes to an hour. Until outside is crunchy. Let cool and enjoy.