These Roasted Cajun Potatoes are super simple and easy side dish that will go with just about any meal. Do you have leftover potatoes? Just toss them in olive oil and my cajun spice mix that will give your meal the perfect amount of kick! This recipe is great for both Vegetarians and Vegans!
Here at Bubba Pie, we are all about comfort food. One of the best ingredients that you can put in comfort food is potatoes. And we’ve got a TON of potato recipes on this website. From southern favorites like Smothered Potatoes and Sausage to easy hand held appetizers like Garlic and Bacon Smashed Potato Bites, there are just so many tasty dishes you can make with this easy ingredient.
I love Potatoes because they are cheap, versatile and they keep well in my pantry. I always have a large bag of potatoes (Russets, Red, Gold…. doesn’t matter!) in my pantry just in case I need a quick and easy meal or side dish.
Roasted Cajun Potatoes
I had some leftover Russet Potatoes in my pantry and had a hankering for some something a little spicy, so I thought I’d come up with a recipe for Roasted Cajun Potatoes. I absolutely love Roasted Potatoes, you just toss them in some oil in a large bowl, your favorite seasonings and then let the oven do the work. For my seasoning today, I’ve made my own Cajun Seasoning! And these Spicy Roasted Potatoes just couldn’t be easier, here is what you will need to get started:
- 3-4 medium to large Russet Potatoes (depending on the size)
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Salt
What is the Best Potato To Roast?
Generally you can roast just about any potato. Yukon Golds are good for doing just about anything, including Roasting. But Red, Yellow or Russet Potatoes will work as well. As I mentioned before, I had some Russets hanging out in my pantry, so that is what I used for this recipe. You can add these spices to any other potato if you’re craving some Roasted Cajun Potatoes but don’t have Russets on hand.
What Can I Serve Roasted Cajun Potatoes With?
These Cajun Roasted Potatoes will be the perfect side dish for so many different meals. Here are some ideas:
- Bisquick Chicken Fingers
- Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers
- French Dip Sliders
- Southern Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Parmesan Crusted Salmon
Notes, Tips and Variations
- Let Them Roast!- One common error that people make when roasting potatoes is that they take them out of the oven too early. Yes, they might be tender enough to eat, but what really makes a roasted potato so yummy is all those crispy bits. You can only get that with time. Be patient!
- Add More Heat- If you really want to turn up the heat factor, you can also sprinkle red chili flakes on top of the potatoes before you put them in the oven.
- Skin or No Skin?- It doesn’t matter! I left my skin on my potatoes, but if you want to peel yours, go for it. Just make sure you wash and scrub your potatoes well if you leave the skin on.
- Easy Prep and Clean Up- After I cut my potatoes into wedges, I just threw them all on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then I drizzled on the olive oil and tossed the spices on. I mixed it all up with my hands. Now, once they are done cooking, I just wad up the parchment paper and throw it away. No clean up!
- Dip Them In A Sauce – These are great dipped in Ranch. Or, even better, make a fry sauce. You can do this by mixing equal parts ketchup and mayonnaise.
Roasted Cajun Potatoes
- 4 medium to large Russet Potatoes
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut Potatoes into wedges by cutting them in half longways then cutting each half into six pieces. Place Potatoes on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Drizzle Olive Oil on potatoes.
- Toss Seasonings on potatoes.
- Make sure all Potatoes are evenly coated.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until potatoes are crispy outside.