Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with garlic and chili powder are a delicious way to wake up an work perfectly as a breakfast potato! Done in the oven in under 30 minutes, these potatoes are quick to prepare but pack a lot of delicious punch that add a savory side to other breakfast recipes like biscuits and gravy casserole and family friendly and easy to make sheet pan eggs.
What I love about red skin potatoes, is that they are the perfect ingredient to serve big crowds. Savory and filling, potatoes are everyone’s very favorite side dish for a reason.
Crispy skin on red potatoes remind me most of breakfast. There is nothing better than a garlic soaked potato bite and it just takes super simple ingredients. But potatoes are a super versatile side and these roasted red potatoes can also be added in place of fried or complimentary to nearly all easy chicken recipes in all its own glorious flavors. No matter what you serve this roasted red potato recipe with, there is no doubt you will serve up many smiles after!
If you have questions on how this recipe comes together, please read on for tips and a video recipe. If you just need the recipe itself, there is an Easy Printable Recipe at the bottom of the post that you can print off and take with you into the kitchen!
Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
Easy roasted red potato recipe that is lightly spicy with a dusting of chili powder and can be prepped and popped in the oven to be served up to a crowd in 20 minutes. The best potatoes are light and fluffy on the inside with a perfectly spiced and crispy outside. Much like large melting potatoes in texture, these potatoes take way less time and do not require any pre-boiling or additional ingredient prep.
Easy Simple Roasted Potatoes Ingredients:
- SMALL RED POTATOES– you can use other kinds of potatoes, but I prefer red potatoes for this recipe and they cut into quarters super well.
- CLASSIC SPICES AND FLAVORS – Garlic Powder OR minced garlic, Salt, Chili Powder
- MAKE IT A MEAL: Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Onions
What kind of potatoes do you use for Breakfast Potatoes?
For these roasted potatoes, I prefer red potatoes. They are smaller, easy to cut and cook fast. But as long as you quarter down your red potatoes small enough to cook (but not too small to burn quickly) it really doesn’t overly matter. Its just a question of preference and what you have on hand. If you do like red potatoes, I use them in other recipes like this simple healthy potato and asparagus recipe, creamy dill potato salad, and my very favorite recipe on this blog, boiled red potatoes (or the pressure cooker red potatoes version).
Spicing up Roasted Potatoes
My kids really hate spices. I can get them to eat garlic, onion, and cumin. Typically when I add chili powder, cayenne, or anything in the red seasoning family, they give me the side eye. So while these red potatoes have some spice, because potatoes can be bland without seasoning, they have just the right amount of heat and are great for breakfast while still fully being kid approved too. Of course if you want to substitute the herbs and spices, baby red potatoes go well with rosemary, dill, thyme, or all season batches like Italian seasoning also works well.
How To Oven Roast Red Potatoes
Preheat your oven to 450. Cut potatoes down to bite sized chunks. Do not dice them like you would a skillet but rather a size that would fit a fork. The red potatoes should be bite sized and easy to grab on a fork. Leave the skin on – that’s the best part. Put potatoes in bowl, cover with oil and spices, and mix until all potatoes are smothered on all sides with spices and oil. I like to just use my hands for this process. Then dump the red potatoes on a prepared baking sheet and oven roast.
Don’t Burn the Potatoes!
NOTE ABOUT OVEN HEAT: These potatoes are roasting up on high heat, so if you cut them too small it speeds up the cooking time and you will need to check and possibly remove them sooner. I made these at a friends and she has a gas stove, and they cooked super fast for us. While a little crispy, were still delicious, but take care as the roasting gets near the end, that you check and pull when done. Gas ovens tend to work a lot quicker as well.
What do you serve Breakfast Potatoes with?
Golden roasted tender potatoes in the morning are quite filling, so they go great with fluffy scrambled eggs or omelets, sirloin breakfast steak, or a sausage bowl. If you feel really brave, try them along side pancakes or waffles as the sweet of those both compliment the spicy of the potato. I like to include a bit of sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa or hot sauce with mine. Potatoes, particular red potatoes, are a super forgiving recipe that just provide the best base to so many flavors.
- (5) Medium Sized Red Potatoes - cut in chunks, leave skin on
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder OR minced garlic
- salt to taste
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4th cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Pre-heat oven to 450
- Wash red potatoes, then cut into fork sized chunks. Be careful not to dice to small or they will burn and cutting too large will take longer to cook. Please see article for example.
- Add cut red potatoes in a large bowl and pour on oil.
- Now add all spices and mix up, until garlic and chili powder are covered on all potatoes. Easiest to do with clean hands.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray
- Dump red potatoes out in one layer on baking sheet
- Roast red potatoes for approximately 20 minutes, turning half way to ensure even cooking and crispiness on all sides.
- Potatoes are done when they are fork tender but have golden color on the outside.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 352Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Delicious Potato Recipes
Need more simple and classic potato recipes for all your meals? Here are a few of my favorite recipes you must check out!
- Fried Breakfast Potatoes (the skillet version of these!)
- Married Mashed Potatoes (a mix of regular potatoes and sweet potatoes)
- Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon
- Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
- Funeral Potatoes
- Steakhouse Mashed Potatoes
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Potato Casserole