My Easy Breakfast Potatoes are crispy and flavorful on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside. Made easily in your oven, these breakfast potatoes are a perfect side dish for any meal!
Eating breakfast out is probably my favorite weekend of “day off” activity. There’s just something gloriously sinful about indulging in a rich, hearty breakfast of pancakes or french toast, perfectly cooked eggs, bacon and sausage, and of course potatoes. This is the kind of meal that I never prepare at home because let’s face it – weekdays are crazy and the weekends I just do not feel like preparing a big meal when I wake up in the morning. Cue these easy breakfast potatoes.
As far as my family is concerned, Saturdays and Sundays are for being lazy, sleeping in and wearing your pajamas until noon. They aren’t about making a huge mess on the kitchen stove creating a huge meal. But my family loves that kind of food and it gets expensive eating out every weekend!
So instead of whipping up pancakes and french toast and all the fixings, we simplify a little with things like breakfast pizza and these easy breakfast potatoes. Both of those recipes actually pull double duty because not only do they make up a delicious and hearty weekend breakfast, but they lend themselves to easy meal planning!
How to Make Easy Breakfast Potatoes
To make this easy potato recipe, you’ll need a few things:
- Potatoes – Russets are the way to go in my book, but this recipe will work with gold or red potatoes as well.
- Oil – Olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil…these breakfast potatoes are equal opportunity when it comes to oil, so any of those will work. The oil will help the potatoes get nice and crispy.
- Seasoning – Salt kind of goes without saying with potatoes of course, but you’ll also want to add some garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. Toss the potatoes with the oil and coat them in the seasoning.
- 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. You can grab them on Amazon using that affiliate link, but I’ve found them for much cheaper at Costco if they happen to have them in stock.
Once the potatoes are coated in the oil and seasoning and spread out on the silicone mat, it’s time to slide them into the oven. A really hot oven is key to getting these potatoes a nice crispy exterior, but they are going to get some extra help in that department because we’re going to broil them to finish them off. Keep in mind that the size of your potatoes cuts 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. If you want them crispier, 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.
Here are some more delicious potato recipes to try:
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Garlic & Herb Butter Baby Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Favorite Potato Salad
And if you’re looking to add more homemade breakfast recipes to your weekly menu plan, try these:
- Egg & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles
- Homemade Waffles & Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles
- Ham & Cheese Biscuits
- Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Easy Breakfast Potatoes
- 2 pounds russet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat (preferred) or foil.
- Peel potatoes and dice into ½-inch cubes.
- 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.
Hi! I’m Kristin, the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road where you will be inspired by tons of easy to follow recipes, lots of free printables, and a little sprinkling of life thrown in for good measure.