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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!
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!Pin this recipe for later!
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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.
How To Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes
This recipe is so easy, the hardest part is just peeling and dicing the potatoes!
- Prep. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or with parchment paper.
- 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.
- 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.
- Toss with parsley just before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
More Delicious Potato Recipes You’ll Love
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Garlic & Herb Butter Baby Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Best Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Easy Breakfast Potatoes
- 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
- 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.