Easy Breakfast Potatoes

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My Easy Breakfast Potatoes are crispy and flavorful on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside. Simple to prepare, these crispy breakfast potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal!

sheet pan with diced crispy breakfast potatoes on a silicone mat

Why We Love This Recipe

My family gets so excited when I make these homemade breakfast potatoes! I love that they are easy to whip up, take only a few pantry ingredients, and are super easy with very little “active” cooking time.

The leftovers are perfect in my Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos but you can serve them for dinner too! They pair just as well with Baked Egg Muffins and Breakfast Pizzas as they do with Juicy Grilled Hamburgers and Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs!

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Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients

To make this easy breakfast potatoes recipe, you’ll need a few things:

  • Potatoes – Russets are the best potatoes for this recipe because of how well they hold their shape. I like them for Homemade Hash Browns, too. You could also use red potatoes or even Yukon Golds.
  • Olive Oil – coats the potatoes to help give them a crispy exterior. Canola oil or vegetable oils are a fine substitute.
  • Seasoning – garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper. This is my go-to all-purpose seasoning blend that works for baked chicken, veggies, and pork.
  • Parsley – freshly minced parsley adds freshness and color.
diced potatoes and parsley on a silicone mat

How To Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

This recipe is so easy, the hardest part is just peeling and dicing the potatoes!

  1. Prep. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or with parchment paper.
  2. Prep and season the potatoes. Peel and dice the potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Pat them dry with paper towels or let them sit out on a baking sheet for 20 minutes. Toss the potatoes with the oil and coat them in the seasoning.
  3. Arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer. Spread out on the lined baking sheet, making sure to evenly space them out and leave room for good air flow. Bake for about 20 minutes, then flip on the broiler for about 5 minutes to make sure they’re nice and golden brown.
  4. Toss with parsley just before serving.
Breakfast potatoes on a silicone mat with a metal spatula

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you reheat breakfast potatoes?

Reheat the potatoes in your oven. Spread the leftover potatoes on a baking sheet and roast at 400℉ for about 10 minutes or until they are hot. Reheating the in a hot skillet with a little bit of oil will also work. Keep in mind that the potatoes will have soaked up a bit of the oil and won’t get as crispy as they do when they are fresh.

Can you add vegetables to breakfast potatoes?

Yes! If you want to give your potatoes an upgrade, add some diced green bell pepper, red bell pepper, or chopped onion when you stir the potatoes with the seasoning. Bake them all together for the same amount of time.

Can you freeze breakfast potatoes?

These potatoes will freeze really nicely. Spread on a baking sheet and freeze in a single layer for 2 hours or until potatoes are firm. Transfer to a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat at 400 degrees F until hot.

Variations

I made a simple seasoning with spices I always have in my pantry, and that I felt would be great with any breakfast, like bacon and eggs, or ham and french toast. Potatoes go well with so many flavors that you could easily switch it up and serve these at dinner time, too.

  • Lemon Garlic – Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil, and season with garlic salt or use fresh minced garlic.
  • Garlic Parmesan – Roast with olive oil and minced garlic, then toss with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and roast again for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Fresh Herbs – Mince fresh thyme, oregano, or parsley and roast with olive oil.
  • Spicy Potatoes – Add some cayenne pepper for a little heat.
  • Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes – Prepare the potatoes as directed, but instead of roasting in the oven, place them in your preheated air fryer. Air fry at 400℉ for about 15 minutes, shaking the basket a few times for even cooking.

Storage

Refrigerate: Cool potatoes, then place into a plastic resealable bag or container and store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Freeze: Cool potatoes, then place into a plastic resealable bag or container and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Reheat: I recommend using an air fryer if you have one, because your potatoes crisp up nicely and you won’t have to heat your whole oven. Otherwise, reheating in the oven at 400℉ is the way to go.

white plate, breakfast potatoes, english muffins with scrambled eggs and bacon

Helpful Tips

  • Consider using a Silicone Baking Mat This isn’t a necessity and regular foil will do the trick, but a silicone mat won’t tear and it holds up nicely to the high temperature, making it super easy to toss the potatoes just before putting them under the broiler. They are pretty affordable on Amazon, or at Costco when they’re in stock.
  • Don’t skip drying the potatoes! This is super important for getting a crispy exterior.
  • Feel free to use any seasoning you like. Lemon pepper is delicious, but so is a simple salt and pepper.
  • Even cuts for the best results. Keep in mind that the size of your potato cubes and the length of time in the oven will dictate just how crispy these potatoes can get. Larger cuts won’t get as crispy, but they will be super tender and fluffy on the inside. For best results, try to cut them as evenly in size as possible.
  • For crispier potatoes, leave them under the broiler a little longer than the recipe calls for. Just watch them closely as they can go from crispy and delicious to burnt pretty quickly.
  • Storage: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

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Easy Breakfast Potatoes

4.60 from 32 votes
Crispy, fluffy and delicious Easy Breakfast Potatoes are baked in the oven and are the perfect side dish for any meal | Potato Recipes | Breakfast Recipes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 184kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat (preferred) or nonstick foil.
  • Peel potatoes and dice into ½-inch cubes. Pat the cubes dry with paper towels or spread them on a flat surface in a single layer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Place potatoes into a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss. Sprinkle with seasonings and toss again to coat.
  • Spread potatoes in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-23 minutes.
  • Give the potatoes a quick stir, turn on the broiler and broil the potatoes for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Sprinkle with fresh minced parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
Freezing: Spread on a baking sheet and freeze in a single layer for 2 hours or until potatoes are firm. Transfer to a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating. 
Reheating: You can reheat in the microwave, but you won’t get those nice crispy edges. For that, you’ll have to reheat the potatoes in your oven. Spread the leftover potatoes on a baking sheet and roast at 400℉ for about 10 minutes or until they are hot. Reheating the in a hot skillet with a little bit of oil will also work.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 396mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. If you like breakfast potatoes this recipe is for you. I like potatoes, even wrote a song about them. Will be making this recipe for the rest of my life, I’m 71. Making my second batch this morning. When reheating I place the frozen potatoes in a non stick pan over medium low heat for about 15-20 minutes. Adjust the spices to your liking, although I find them to be just about perfect. Of all the vegetables I like the potatoe the best! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. These were as easy as promised and tasted so much better than the frozen Ore-Ida ones from the store. Thx!

  3. Great and simple potato recipe. I love them and they taste even better with some spicy seasonings from FlatIron Pepper Company

  4. This is AMAZING!!!! I have always been picky about my
    Breakfast potatoes and I have failed a lot! But this recipe just makes my morning way better! Thanks for sharing this recipe! ?

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