Baked Potato Wedges

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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!

Baked potato wedges in a fry basket with ketchup
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  1. Baked Potato Wedges Ingredients
  2. How to Make Baked Potato Wedges
  3. Suggestions for Easy Potato Wedges
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. More Tasty Ways to Use Potatoes
  6. How to Make Baked Potato Wedges
  7. Baked Potato Wedges Recipe

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. Vegetable oil also works great.
  • 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.
Ingredients for Baked Potato wedges including olive oil, potatoes, seasoning salt and parmesan cheese


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.

  1. Prepare potatoes – Scrub potatoes well, and slice them into wedges. Place in a large plastic bag. Add olive oil and toss to coat.
  2. Baking sheet – Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet or parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray with the skin side down.
  3. Add toppings – Sprinkle potatoes generously with seasoning salt and parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in oven – Bake for 30-35 minutes (or until cooked through and golden brown). Do not stir while cooking.
  5. Serve – Enjoy ketchup, fry sauce, or ranch dressing to dip your potato wedges in.
Baked potato wedges in a fry basket with ketchup

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!
  • Soak in Cold Water – while cutting add the wedges to cold water in a large mixing bowl. This helps to remove excess starch. Then thoroughly pat dry with paper towels before placing them on the sheet pan. This makes the wedges more crispy.
  • 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.
Baked potato wedges in a fry basket with ketchup

“These potato wedges were amazing, they were the best addition to lunch, they were the first thing gone!”

-Lily

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my wedges not crispy?

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.

How do you crisp potato wedges?

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.

Should I soak potatoes before baking?

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.

Are potato wedges healthy?

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.

A Baked potato wedge held up in front of a basket full of wedges and ketchup

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!

How to Make Baked Potato Wedges

Baked potato wedges in a fry basket with ketchup

Baked Potato Wedges

5 from 7 votes
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!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Scrub potatoes well, slice into wedges
    Potatoes on a cutting board that have scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • Place in a large plastic bag. Add olive oil and toss to coat.
    Wedges of potatoes that have been tossed in olive oil inside of a ziplock bag
  • Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray with the skin side down.
    Wedges of potatoes laid out onto a cookie sheet with foil
  • Sprinkle potatoes generously with seasoning salt and parmesan cheese.
    Wedges of potatoes laid out onto a cookie sheet with foil and sprinkled with seasoning salt and parmesan cheese
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes (or until cooked through and golden brown). Do not stir while cooking.
    Baked potato wedges inside of a foil lined cookie sheet
  • Serve with ketchup, fry sauce, or ranch dressing.
    Baked potato wedges in a fry basket with ketchup

Nutrition Information

Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 733mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 6mg

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  1. 5 stars
    It was very good, I doubled the batch and didn’t measure the olive oil so they weren’t as crispy, but still delicious!

  2. Make sure you spray the pan first…. i assumed the olive oil would keep them from sticking and i assumed wrong!

  3. 5 stars
    I think I'm going to make these with the winger's chicken fingers recipe you have.. Man. I should just have you plan my dinners every night! SO much easier!