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These Baked Potato Wedges are golden crisp on the outside, tender, and flaky on the inside. A healthier alternative to French fries and so easy to make at home!
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Baked potato wedges are our family’s favorite version of French fries. We serve them with everything from burgers to steaks to fried chicken. They’re a bit healthier than regular fries because they’re baked to crispy perfection rather than fried in oil.
They taste so much better than bags of frozen French fries that you get at the store. They’re simple to make and add such an elegant steakhouse feel to any meal! This potato wedges recipe is so easy to make and tastes amazingly delicious!
Baked Potato Wedges Ingredients
With only four ingredients these potato wedges can be baked quickly and easily. The flavors from the seasoning and cheese give these wedges the perfect zesty bite. They are so good!
- Potatoes – Russet potatoes or Yukon gold are both great potatoes to cut into wedges. Slice and cut the potatoes into thick wedges. We don’t recommend red potatoes.
- Olive oil – Tossing the potato wedges in a bowl will help crisp the potatoes from the outside and keep the inside soft and tender.
- Seasoning salt – This is a mixture of all special spices blended together in one bottle. It makes it simple and easier to sprinkle over top rather than mix several seasonings together.
- Parmesan cheese – Sprinkle over top the wedges to have it melt over top of the potatoes while they are warm.
How to Make Baked Potato Wedges
Once these cook and are fork-tender that is when you know these wedges are ready to be enjoyed. These are perfect for game day, appetizers, or a snack for after work and school. They are simple to make and come together quickly and easily in just a few steps.
- Prepare potatoes – Scrub potatoes well, and slice them into wedges. Place in a large plastic bag. Add olive oil and toss to coat.
- Baking sheet – Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet or parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray with the skin side down.
- Add toppings – Sprinkle potatoes generously with seasoning salt and parmesan cheese.
- Bake in oven – Bake for 30-35 minutes (or until cooked through and golden brown). Do not stir while cooking.
- Serve – Enjoy ketchup, fry sauce, or ranch dressing to dip your potato wedges in.
Suggestions for Easy Potato Wedges
Follow these suggestions to make your potato wedges the very best! Use up your left over potatoes, easy to prepare without even peeling the potatoes, and finding what is best to dip the wedges in are all great ideas that need to be shared.
- Use up potatoes! This is a great recipe for using up extra potatoes before they go bad. I love baked potatoes, and I always have potatoes left over in that 5 or 10-pound bag that needs to be used. It takes just a few minutes to slice them up and then I have a side dish that everyone will love.
- Don’t peel – No need to peel these potatoes! Keep the skins on and they’ll bake up nice and crispy. Very flavorful too!
- Dipping – Serve these crispy potato wedges with ketchup, Ranch dressing, or our delicious and easy fry sauce.
- Seasoning – I like using Johnny’s Seasoning Salt on my potatoes, but you can get as creative and use whatever you like best. Seasoning salts, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and pepper seasoning are all delicious.
- Air fry – Make these potato wedges in the air fryer. Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are cooked through.
“These potato wedges were amazing, they were the best addition to lunch, they were the first thing gone!”-Lily
Frequently Asked Questions
To make sure that your potato wedges are crispy, parboiling them helps ensure they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. If you would like to skip that step, make sure that your oil is coating all of the potatoes.
Another way to crisp potato wedges, you can cook at 400 degrees in the oven and cover them with aluminum foil Remove the cover during the final minutes of baking to allow the skin to be crispy.
This is entirely up to you! We did not do that for this recipe and the wedges turned out great! Cleaning the potatoes and soaking them for that period of time benefit too.
Yes! Potatoes are healthy and good for you. Making sure to have everything in moderation potatoes are a great source of nutrition. Be careful how much you dip in sauces and what is loaded on top of the potatoes. This will all depend on how healthy and good the wedges really are.
More Tasty Ways to Use Potatoes
I wouldn’t be a true Idaho resident if I didn’t take this opportunity to share some of my favorite potato recipes. Try them with burgers, chicken, steaks, and just about anything!
Baked Potato Wedges
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Scrub potatoes well, slice into wedges
- Place in a large plastic bag. Add olive oil and toss to coat.
- Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray with the skin side down.
- Sprinkle potatoes generously with seasoning salt and parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes (or until cooked through and golden brown). Do not stir while cooking.
- Serve with ketchup, fry sauce, or ranch dressing.
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