I love crispy potatoes. Whether they are in a breakfast skillet, a burrito, or smothered in toppings with a delicious dipping sauce. I’ll eat them and enjoy every bite. Try my crispy baked potato wedges and add a healthy vegetable side dish to your next meal.

baked potato wedges

Did you know you don’t have to fry potato wedges in a vat of oil to get the crispy result you love? I bake mine in the oven and they come out perfectly crispy every single time. Follow these simple steps (and use the right oil) to enjoy perfection for yourself.

Table of Contents
  1. How to Make Potato Wedges
  2. Toppings
  3. Crispy Potato FAQs
  4. Serving Ideas
  5. Baked Potato Wedges Recipe

How to Make Potato Wedges

In just a few steps, you can produce delightfully crispy baked potato wedges. I love dip-able sides and potatoes, so this recipe is a win-win!

simple healthy snack

Wash and scrub 4-6 Russet potatoes until clean. Then slice them into wedges. If you prefer matchstick fries (thin, straight and crispy) l suggest using a mandolin, which works incredibly well!

Soak those potato wedges in hot water for 10 minutes. Soaking them ahead of time will ensure a crispy outside, soft on the inside finished product. Make sure to pat dry after soaking so they go into the oven dry.

crispy potato wedges instructions

Set the oven to 400°F. Toss the dried wedges in avocado oil (as this withstands high heat well) as well as the seasonings I list below.

seasoned potatoes

Roast on parchment paper for 45 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Once they’re as crispy as you like them, take them out of the oven.

Read on for some incredible toppings and dipping sauces to finish off these crispy wedges the right way.

potato wedges

Toppings

Choose to load up these crispy baked potato wedges or keep them plain for optimal dipping; whichever you like. Here are some great toppings and sauces to finish off this epic dish.

Crispy Potato FAQs

Are you supposed to boil potatoes before baking them?

Yes! This helps the outsides crisp up while keeping the inside soft when baking. I know it feels like an extra, unnecessary step, but it’s super important!

How do you make crispy potato wedges in the oven?

Easy! Cut potatoes into wedges, soak in hot water for 10 minutes then remove and dry. Top with your favorite seasoning and a good oil like avocado or coconut. Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Which potatoes are best for making crispy potato wedges?

I use Russet potatoes in my baked potato wedges recipe because they crisp beautifully and cut nicely into long wedges. Feel free to use the potatoes of your choice, just know that different varieties will have different bake times.

delicious healthy snack or side dish

Serving Ideas

Now that you’ve got an amazing new side dish, what should you serve with these baked wedges? Here are some recipes that work well with these potatoes:

Be sure to rate + review this recipe once you’ve made it. I love getting your feedback!

baked potato wedges
5 from 5 votes

Baked Potato Wedges

Whether you need a great side dish or a fun appetizer, these baked potato wedges are delightful. They come out perfectly crispy with just the right amount of seasoning.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 6

Ingredients  

  • 2 lbs Russet potatoes 6 small or 4 medium, scrubbed clean (don't peel)
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions 

  • Cut potatoes into wedges.
  • Soak wedges in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  • Set oven to 400°F.
  • Place in a bowl and toss with oil and seasoning.
  • Place on parchment paper and roast for about 45 minutes, flipping halfway, until crispy.

Notes

  • Soaking the potatoes before baking makes them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, instead of dry and shriveled up. 
  • Russet potatoes produce the crispiest baked wedges, however, you can use the potato of your choice.
  • Easily turn these into ‘cheesy’ wedges by topping them with nutritional yeast before serving.
  • Delicious dipping sauces include cashew ranch dip, avocado crema, coconut sriracha sauce drizzled over top.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 396mg, Potassium: 647mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    These were great; however, mine did not come out “crispy”… I had to put them under the broiler for 5 minutes or so. Would that just be an oven temp adjustment issue? I know that ovens can cook differently even at the same temp….

    1. Hey Wendy, I’d def make sure you boiled them first and then completely dried the potatoes. This helps to ensure they are soft in the inside and crispy on the outside. Enjoy!

    1. 5 stars
      These are delicious! They have become a regular in my side dish rotation. My kiddos love them too. Made them recently and our 8 year old dipped in the kitchen and finished half the pan and lied about it. But all of the seasonings under his nails gave it away

    2. That’s so cute, I’m so glad the entire family loves them!

    1. So glad, Andrea! What did you end up eating them with?

    1. Love the idea of using sweet potatoes in this recipe, Richard!! Just keep in mind you may have to adjust the baking time, since diff potatoes cook differently. Be sure to come back and let us know what you think!

    1. Super sorry if that was confusing there, Cathy! The mandolin was a reference for those who prefer a straight or matchstick style potato in this recipe. Wedges are def cut best with a good sharp chef’s knife. 🙂

    1. Can’t wait to hear what you think, Erin! Enjoy. 🙂