Easy oven-roasted potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love potatoes. What’s so great about them isn’t just their taste or how good for you they are, but also how amazingly versatile they are; potatoes make a great side, but also a fantastic dish all their own.

Potatoes also tend to be very filling, which is great if you’re on a budget. The point of this blog is to save money and not starve, after all.

This particular recipe is best as a side. It’s very simple and makes use of spices and seasonings you already have in your cupboard. If you have absolutely no seasonings then I suggest picking two or three from the list and buying some of those. In all honesty, though, simple salt and pepper will do nicely!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 people (as a side dish)
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Super easy
Cost: Under $10, using things from your cupboard


– 2 lbs. mini potatoes, quartered
– 2 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 tbsp. seasonings of your choice (suggested: lemon pepper, garlic salt, minced fresh garlic, dill, oregano, rosemary, thyme, diced chives, chili powder or paprika.) If you’re feeling extra fancy or have the extra ingredients on hand, try throwing other vegetables, like onions or carrots, into the mix.
– 1 tbsp. lemon juice (optional)
– 1 tbsp. salt
– a dash of pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the potatoes in quarters. Combine olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Place potato quarters in the mixture and toss, making sure all potato quarters are evenly covered in the mixture. Spread covered potatoes evenly on a baking tray and sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on top. Place in oven to roast 40 minutes, turning over at 20 minutes. Potatoes are ready when they are golden brown on both sides and crispy.

Hope you all enjoy these as much as I did! For a cheap and filling meal, I recommend eating it as a side dish with some rice, or with some greens and a protein of your choice.

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