How to make Baked Potato Wedges

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Homemade potato wedges are so much better that the store- bought version. They’re perfectly seasoned and go well with anything!

Baked to a golden-brown, crispy perfection on an oven tray.

Why this recipe works

Let’s talk about why these amazing baked potatoes are just the best! They’re crispy, yummy, and perfect for a family meal. I promise you, kids and adults will love them. You can find all the ingredients at your local store, and this recipe is super easy! Try it out, and you’ll see why these baked wedges are a total winner!

Ingredients to make Baked Potato Wedges

  • Potatoes: The star of the show, providing that satisfying, starchy bite.
  • Olive Oil: To give your wedges that perfect golden crispiness.
  • Paprika: For a hint of smoky flavor and a touch of color.
  • Salt and Pepper: Seasoning staples that enhance the taste.
  • Garlic Powder: Adding a subtle, aromatic kick to the wedges.
  • Grated Parmesan: Optional but highly recommended for a cheesy, savory twist.


  • Potatoes – If you’re looking for a twist, try sweet potatoes for a slightly sweet and nutritious alternative.
  • Olive Oil – Any vegetable oil like canola or sunflower oil will work just as well.
  • Paprika – To add a smoky flavor, you can substitute paprika with smoked paprika.
  • Salt and Pepper – Feel free to use your favorite seasoning blend or even a dash of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
  • Garlic Powder – Fresh minced garlic is a fantastic replacement for garlic powder, providing a more robust flavor.
  • Grated Parmesan – Swap it out for a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a cheesy, vegan-friendly option.


Here are some scrumptious recipe variations to elevate this recipe:

  1. Spicy Cajun Style: Add a kick to your wedges with a blend of Cajun spices, paprika, and cayenne pepper for a spicy twist.
  2. Garlic Parmesan Delight: Toss your wedges in a mixture of garlic, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley for a savory and cheesy treat.
  3. Rosemary and Olive Oil: Infuse your wedges with the aromatic flavor of rosemary and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for a Mediterranean flair.
  4. Loaded Potato Wedges: Pile on the toppings like cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, sour cream, and chives for a loaded and indulgent version.
  5. Sweet Potato Swap: Try sweet potato wedges for a healthier, slightly sweet alternative with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of honey.
  6. Greek-inspired Zest: Go Greek with lemon, oregano, and crumbled feta cheese for a fresh and zesty twist.
  7. Buffalo-Style Heat: Coat your wedges in buffalo sauce and serve with a side of blue cheese dressing for a spicy and tangy delight.
  8. Ranch and Bacon Bliss: Drizzle ranch dressing and sprinkle crumbled bacon for a creamy and smoky flavor explosion.
  9. Chili Cheese Fries Fusion: Top your wedges with chili and melted cheese for a fusion of two classic comfort foods.
  10. Truffle Parmesan Elegance: Elevate your wedges with truffle oil and grated Parmesan cheese for a gourmet touch.

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How to make this recipe

Wedges of potatoes arranged in a rustic brown bowl.

Step 1: Prepare and Season: Preheat your oven to Grill Mode, medium heat or level 3. Wash the potatoes, cut them into wedges, keeping the skin on. Place them in a bowl and season with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Wedges of potatoes, artfully seasoned, nestled in a rustic brown bowl.

Step 2: Arrange and Bake: Transfer the seasoned wedges to a pan lined with parchment paper, ensuring they are evenly spaced in rows. Place the pan on the top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the wedges turn crunchy and golden.

Golden brown and crispy baked potatoes on an oven tray

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving. Enjoy this dish with a fresh salad or your favorite dip.


Baked potato wedges are typically at their best when fresh out of the oven. However, if you’ve made an excess, you can repurpose them on the same day or the next using these suggestions. Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

1. Nachos:
Transform your leftover baked potato wedges into loaded nachos. Top them with shredded cheese, sour cream, and your favorite toppings for a scrumptious and indulgent snack.

2. Hash:
Create a hearty breakfast hash using leftover wedges. Simply chop them up and sauté with onions, bell peppers, and your choice of protein for a filling morning meal.

3. Salad:
Turn your wedges into a delicious salad by adding fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon bits, and a tangy dressing. A perfect way to enjoy leftovers in a healthier way.

4. Sandwich:
Make a hearty sandwich using leftover wedges as a filling. Layer them with deli meats, cheese, and your preferred condiments for a satisfying lunch.

5. Potato Wedge Quesadillas:
Create cheesy quesadillas with a twist by using wedges as one of the fillings. Add some diced onions and bell peppers for extra flavor.

6. Potatoes and Eggs Breakfast:
Combine leftover potato wedges with scrambled or fried eggs for a hearty breakfast. Season it well and serve with a side of toast for a complete morning meal.

7. Potato Wedge Pizza Topping:
Chop up your wedges and use them as a unique pizza topping. Layer them on your pizza with cheese and other favorite ingredients for a tasty twist.

Recipe FAQs

Sometimes, it’s a great idea to boil potatoes before baking them. It makes them super soft inside and yummy. But, if you want that crispy outside, you can just bake them. So, it depends on how you like your potatoes!

Wondering what to enjoy with yummy potato wedges? You’ve got many tasty choices! Pair them with crispy options like breaded fish, schnitzel , katsu pork , fried chicken, fish fingers, or shrimp coated in special cornmeal. Don’t forget the sauces! Dip your wedges in tartar sauce, gravy (a yummy brown sauce), or add a lemon squeeze for extra deliciousness. You’ve got lots of fun ways to make your potato wedges even better!

To make your potato wedges super crispy, follow these tips: Cut them evenly, soak in water for 30 minutes, drain, pat dry, toss in olive oil, spread on the tray, and bake at 425°F (220°C) until golden and delicious.

Potatoes cook faster without foil. Why? Because foil traps the heat, making them take longer to get all soft and yummy. When you cook potatoes directly on the oven rack, they get crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Just remember, no foil means faster, tastier taters!

Here are some suggestions for serving this recipe:

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Golden brown and crispy baked potatoes on an oven tray

Baked Potato Wedges

This is an easy, quick recipe that doesn't require any cooking skill at all! If you're feeling hungry but aren't in the mood to make a complicated meal, then this is for you. Just chop up some potatoes, pop them in the oven, and voila- some wedges that make you feel like you're in a restaurant.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 355 kcal


  • 1 pan
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 parchment paper


  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • *use your favourite seasonings if you prefer
  • 50 g grated parmesan


  • Preheat your oven to Grill Mode, medium heat or level 3.
  • Wash the potatoes, cut them in big chunks, in quarters or thinner depending on how you like them. However, try to make sure that they are all the same size. Leave the skin on- there is no need to peel them.
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl and sprinkle with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  • Transfer in a pan lined with parchment paper. Arrange them in even columns across the pan so they don’t stay on top of each other.
  • Place the pan on top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until crunchy and golden.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese to serve.
  • Have it with fresh salad or on their own with your favourite dip. The possibilities are endless!
  • Enjoy!



Step-by-Step Guide: You’ll find a helpful step-by-step guide with photos to make this recipe on my blog. The photos make it easy to follow along.
Substitutions & Twists: I’ve listed some great substitutions and variations in the post above, so you can customize the dish to your liking.
Storage: These potato wedges store well in the fridge for up to 1 day. They taste best when just taken out from the oven.
Tip 1: Choose the Right Potatoes – Select starchy potatoes like russet or Yukon Gold for the best texture and flavor. 
Tip 2: Properly Season and Coat– Thoroughly toss your wedges in olive oil and your favorite seasonings, making sure they are well-coated for delicious flavor.
Tip 3: Evenly Space on Baking Sheet – Arrange the wedges on a baking sheet with enough space between them to ensure they crisp up evenly during baking.
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