Breakfast Potatoes {Easy Sheet Pan Version}

May 4, 2021

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Easy to make deliciously seasoned Breakfast Potatoes! This tasty breakfast side is oven baked on a sheet pan, leaving you with potatoes that are perfectly crispy and golden brown outside and light and fluffy on the inside.

Photo: Breakfast Potatoes on a white oval serving plater with a blue cloth and silver spoon resting to the side. Sriracha ketchup is shown as a serving suggestion.

Easy Baked Breakfast Potatoes

This is my new favorite way to make homemade breakfast potatoes!

Here creamy red potatoes are diced into small chunks, coated in flavorful seasonings and a fair dose of olive oil (which encourages browning and makes them richer), and then they are roasted in the oven at a high temp on a baking sheet.

Lastly they are finished under an extremely hot broiler for just a few minutes to improve exterior texture and give them some color. Because a crispy potatoes (with a soft and tender interior) are the absolute best kind of breakfast potatoes!

With this simple method you’ll love that there’s no tending to potatoes frying in a skillet over the stovetop (while constantly monitoring and frequently stirring). But here rather an occasionally tossing and the oven does most of the work.

To finish these my favorite way to serve them is with lots of sriracha ketchup for dipping. Just mix sriracha and ketchup to taste (desired heat level). It’s one of the easiest and tastiest condiments, and it’s the perfect flavor pairing with basic potatoes.

Serve with scrambled eggs and fresh fruit for an easy breakfast or see more of my favorite ideas below (listed just above the recipe that’s down below).

Photo: Crispy browned breakfast potatoes on a sheet pan set on a white marble surface.

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs. red potatoes (5 large), cut cubes just over 1/2-inch
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper, then more to taste
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder and 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Photo: Red potatoes, olive oil and breakfast potatoes seasonings shown.

Photo: Shows four steps to preparing breakfast potatoes. Includes dicing, drizzling with oil, sprinkling with seasonings and tossing on sheet pan.

How to Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

  1. Heat oven, prepare baking sheet: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Drizzle potatoes with oil: Place potatoes in a mound in center of baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Season potatoes, toss: Sprinkle potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and onion powder. Toss well to evenly coat in oil and spices.
  4. Spread potatoes over baking sheet, bake: Spread potatoes even into a single layer. Bake in center of preheated oven 15 minutes.
  5. Toss potatoes, continue to bake: Remove from oven, toss and continue to bake until just tender, about 15 minutes longer.
  6. Broil potatoes briefly: Move oven rack about 5-inches from broiler. Broil potatoes about 2 – 3 minutes until slightly browned (keep a close eye on them and don’t walk away they can brown quickly!).
  7. Toss and continue to broil if desired for more browning: Remove and toss, continue to broil until golden brown and crisp on opposite side a minute or two longer. Serve warm.

Photo: Breakfast Potatoes shown in oven, being tossed then being broiled.

Variations

  • Use Yukon gold potatoes in place of red potatoes.
  • Try with other seasonings or herbs.
  • You can peel potatoes if preferred.
  • Add some minced garlic near the end for garlicky breakfast potatoes.
  • Finish with cheddar cheese during the last few minutes for cheesy breakfast potatoes.
  • Use these potatoes in breakfast burritos or breakfast tacos.

Photo: Close up of breakfast potatoes on a metal spatula.

Helpful Tips

  • Be sure to preheat oven to the proper temperature before adding the potatoes to the oven.
  • Work to dice potatoes even in size so they bake even and finish at the same time (otherwise some may be too hard or too soft).
  • Don’t try to reduce the oil. It keeps the potatoes being dry. Potatoes need a fair amount of fat when roasting or frying.
  • Be sure to toss. Otherwise they won’t cook and brown as even.
  • Season with plenty of salt or they’ll taste flat.

How to Reheat Breakfast Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread potatoes out onto a baking sheet, cover with foil
  3. Roast until heated through about 10 to 15 minutes, if needed toss with a little olive oil if they seem dry.

Photo: Diced breakfast potatoes shown from above on a white oval serving platter with a marble surface below and a blue cloth.

What to Serve with Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes
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Breakfast Potatoes {Crispy Oven Baked}

Red potatoes are diced into small chunks, coated in flavorful seasonings and a fair dose of olive oil, and then they are oven roasted at a high temp for perfectly crispy breakfast potatoes!
Servings: 7
Prep10 minutes
Cook35 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs. red potatoes (5 large), cut cubes just over 1/2-inch
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt, then more to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place potatoes in a mound in center of baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and onion powder. Toss well to evenly coat in oil and spices.
  • Spread potatoes even into a single layer. Bake in center of preheated oven 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, toss and continue to bake until just tender, about 15 minutes longer.
  • Move oven rack about 5-inches from broiler.
  • Broil potatoes about 2 - 3 minutes until slightly browned (keep a close eye on them and don't walk away they can brown quickly!).
  • Remove and toss, continue to broil until golden brown and crisp on opposite side a minute or two longer. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Potatoes {Crispy Oven Baked}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 362mg16%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.