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Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Crispy oven roasted potatoes seasoned with sweet smoked paprika and garlic. Serve as an appetiser or for lunch with your favourite dips. These potatoes are the perfect side dish to about pretty much anything!


I’ve never been a fan of fried food and I have always preferred baking to frying. Don’t get me wrong I love fries from fast food restaurants, but they’re not the healthiest because they’re loaded with calories and cooked in tonnes of oil which isn’t the best for you. I prefer baking because you can sit back and relax whilst the oven does all the work. 😉

My family usually enjoy these paprika roasted potatoes most weekends. They make a brilliant light lunch and they’re also a great sharing food.

As soon as the potatoes leave the oven they’re tossed onto a platter or bowl and served with dips like sour cream, classics like ketchup and mayonnaise or sometimes we like to serve them with sweet chilli or Sriracha for extra spicy flavour. At the moment we’re big fans of the sauces from Encona. Our favourites are the Mexican smokey jalapeño and Jamaican jerk BBQ.


 These crisp and golden potatoes are super easy and quick to prepare – they’ll be on your dinner table in less than half an hour! 

To make this potato dish all you will need is 5 ingredients, most of which I’m sure will already be in your kitchen cupboard. They take just 25 minutes to cook and after baking they’re perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside and not to mention super flavourful!


900g (2lbs) new potatoes, halved

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic granules/powder (optional)

2 tablespoons olive oil

Generous pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C / 200°C Fan / 425°F / Gas Mark 7.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl, mix together with the paprika, garlic powder, oil and salt until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the potatoes out onto 1-2 large baking trays. Bake for 25 minutes until the potatoes are crisp and golden and cooked all the way through. Serve immediately with your favourite dips or as an accompaniment to fish or meat.


If you’re looking for something similar try my homemade Patatas Bravas next!

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10 thoughts on “Paprika Roasted Potatoes

  1. They look so wonderfully crispy and golden – but without all the fat of deep fried potatoes. I was thinking how like patatas bravas they look and then when I forgot to the end of the post I saw your recipe for the very same thing. Great minds think alike! Thanks for this great idea. Margaret

  2. These potatoes look perfect, Jess! We love roasting potatoes around here, and I’m a huge fan of paprika…so this combo is just a natural for me. I want to make these this weekend…or right now! 🙂

  3. Omigosh, Jess! These roasted paprika potatoes look perfect. I love how crispy the potatoes look. Plus, paprika + potatoes are pretty much all anyone needs in the perfect comfort food. Right? 😉

  4. Exactly, Jess!!!! Baking is so much better than frying! Plus, they don’t even taste all that different! In fact, I love the crisp skin that forms on the potatoes when they’re baked! I love this paprika version! It looks so delicious! Especially in the parts where it’s gone all golden brown and crisp!

  5. I generally tend to stay away from frying too because of the calories. But who needs to fry potatoes when you can roast them and have them look this cook! Yum. I want a whole plateful right now!

  6. I love potatoes, and these look amazing with the smoky paprika (one of my favorite things)! What a perfect side dish. 🙂

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