Crispy Breakfast Potatoes – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Crispy breakfast potatoes, roasted to perfect crispiness with fluffy centers and plenty of seasoning, are key players in many of our favorite breakfast recipes.

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Warm tortillas, fluffy scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, crispy bacon, and melting cheese are combined to create these hearty Breakfast Tacos. What’s not to love about that classic combination?

bowl of roasted potatoes on table with tea towel

Make Ahead Breakfast Potatoes

However, as much as I love having roasted and pan-fried potatoes with our eggs for breakfast, it’s unlikely that I’m going to be willing to spend time chopping and roasting them most mornings.

Instead, I throw a tray of these in the oven at other times during the day when I might already have the oven on. They take about 45 minutes to roast, but when the oven is already on, it doesn’t seem like much effort at all.

Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

When I’m ready to use these potatoes, I simply put the amount that I need in a skillet over medium heat to warm them and let them get just a bit crispy again before serving.

And if I’m in a serious hurry, they reheat nicely in the microwave too.

Mix the flavors up each time you make them. Add whichever seasonings you like to your next batch of potatoes. Seasoning mixes, thyme, rosemary, garlic, or pretty much anything will work here.

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Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Yellow or red potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Seasonings (e.g. thyme, rosemary, garlic, cayenne pepper)
Overhead shot of chopped potatoes in sheet pan

How To Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Scrub and rinse the potatoes before slicing them into slightly smaller than bite-size pieces (about ½-inch).

Place them on a large baking sheet and drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over them; you can toss the potatoes with your hands to thoroughly coat the pieces.

Make sure the potatoes are spread across the baking sheet, or they may not cook evenly.

Sheet pan and spatula with potatoes

Roast for 40-45 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes. After 40 minutes, check them again and stir as needed. Let the potatoes soften and start to crisp before removing them from the oven.

Finally, let the potatoes cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

potatoes in bowl on table with striped towel

Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Looking for more breakfast potato recipes? Crispy Bacon Cheese Roasted Potatoes topped with melting cheese and plenty of crisp bacon are a great side dish (or main dish!) for any meal.

Roasted sweet potatoes, crisp warm baby spinach, and, spicy breakfast sausage are all topped with a soft egg in this Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Breakfast Hash.

Try tossing the potatoes with scrambled power eggs or serve them with Huevos Rancheros. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these Roasted Red Potatoes are sure to become another regular feature on your menu. The kids absolutely loved them.

Huevos Rancheros with roasted potatoes, beans, bell peppers, and plenty of green chile sauce

Melting cheese curds, crispy fries, flavorful sausage gravy, and an over-easy fried egg combine to create this unforgettable Breakfast Poutine.

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Eggs, bacon, cream cheese, and jalapenos add up to the Jalapeno Popper Casserole of which dreams are made.

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Servings: 6

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Scrub and rinse the potatoes. Cut them into slightly smaller than bite-size pieces, about ½-inch. Place them on a large baking sheet and drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over them. Toss with your hands to thoroughly coat the pieces. Spread them across the baking sheet.

  • Roast for 40-45 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes. Check them again around 40 minutes and stir or turn as needed. Let them get soft and then a bit crispy before removing them from the oven.

  • Serve hot or allow the potatoes cool completely and then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

When ready to use the cooked potatoes, place the amount needed in a skillet over medium heat to warm. Allow the potatoes to get just a bit crispy before serving.

Calories: 158kcal · Carbohydrates: 27g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 5g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Sodium: 397mg · Potassium: 639mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 1g · Vitamin A: 4IU · Vitamin C: 30mg · Calcium: 19mg · Iron: 1mg

originally published 10/20/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 7/19/23

Make-Ahead Breakfast Potatoes

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