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Oven Browned Potatoes

Crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside. Simple recipe. 5 minutes prep. 40 minutes bake. Eat.

Course potatoes, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Keyword Oven Browned Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lois Carter Crawford/Recipe Idea Shop


  • 8 Small Potatoes red or white, quartered or halved, depending on size
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


Option 1

  1. Peeling the potatoes is not required, but you can do it if you like. Little red potatoes work perfectly simply washed and cut in half.

  2. Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and spices OR spread the oil and spices evenly over a baking dish.

  3. Place the potatoes, cut side down, in a single layer in a glass baking dish.

    Place the potatoes cut-side down in the baking dish on top of the oil and spices.
  4. Bake at 350F degrees for about 45 minutes until a fork goes in easily and the potatoes are browned.
    Oven Browned Potatoes, simple goodness.

Option 2: For Faster Cooking

  1. Another way to do it is to cut the potatoes in half and parboil them for 8-10 minutes in water, or microwave them for 3 minutes.

  2. Drain them and then toss them in a bowl with the oil and spices.
  3. Place them cut-side down on a cooking sheet.
  4. Bake them for 30 minutes at 375F degrees until tender and browned.