These Breakfast Potatoes get perfectly crispy in the oven and are a great addition to breakfast or brunch! Made with simple ingredients and wonderfully seasoned.

plate filled with little cooked potatoes, sprinkled with parsley.

Breakfast Potatoes are perfect brunch food, and this recipe makes enough to serve a crowd! The hardest part is chopping the vegetables, after that it’s pretty hands off.

Let your oven do the work while you work on other things, perhaps whipping up some Vegan French Toast, Vegan Pancakes, Vegan Waffles, Tempeh Bacon, Tofu Scramble or Blueberry Muffins?

They taste exactly like home fries from your favorite diner!

How to make them

Start by chopping the potatoes, onion and bell peppers. (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR FULL AMOUNTS AND INSTRUCTIONS)

Toss the vegetables, olive oil, salt and smoked paprika in a bowl until coated in the oil.

bowl of diced potatoes and peppers

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Spread the potato mixture evenly on a large pan (or two). I absolutely love these huge pans for roasting potatoes, tofu and brussels sprouts.

potatoes, peppers and onions on a baking sheet, uncooked.

Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring every so often to ensure even browning. Bake until golden brown in places, fork tender inside and crispy on the outside. Use a metal spatula for scraping the potatoes off the pan. This way you won’t lose any of the delicious crispy edges!

Spatula lifting some potatoes from a pan

Make ahead option

You have a few options for make-ahead with this recipe:

  1. You could simply prepare them ahead of time by dicing all the vegetables, and adding to a covered bowl or large ziplock bag with the rest of the ingredients overnight. Then in the morning, preheat the oven, dump into the pan and bake.
  2. Prepare the potatoes as directed including baking, then store in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, heat in an oiled skillet until warm and crispy. You could also reheat them in an air fryer or the oven.

close up photo of cooked diced potatoes on a plate

plate filled with breakfast potatoes, sprinkled with parsley.
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Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

These Breakfast Potatoes get perfectly crispy in the oven and are a great addition to breakfast or brunch! Made with simple ingredients and wonderfully seasoned.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 
 

  • 5 pounds red potatoes, diced small
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a large rimmed pan (or two) with oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the diced potatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, smoked paprika and salt. Toss well until they are coated in olive oil.
  • Add the vegetables to the pan(s) and arrange in an even layer.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring a little every 15 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown in places. Use a metal spatula to scrape the potatoes from the pan, this will help with any sticking.
  • Serve with additional salt + pepper, to taste.

Notes

  1. There is no need to peel the potatoes, the skins add texture to the dish. You can substitute yukon golds or another potato if desired, I bet even sweet potatoes would be good here! 
  2. This recipe makes enough for a crowd, so feel free to cut it in half if you don't want that much. Leftovers save well for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. 
  3. Make-ahead: Prepare ahead of time by chopping all the vegetables and combining in a covered bowl or ziplock bag overnight with the rest of the ingredients. When ready to serve, dump into the pan and bake. OR bake the potatoes, then store in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, re-heat in an oiled skillet, air fryer or back in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 1375mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
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Comments

  1. Hello Nora! I made this recipe today and I liked it very much. Although I didn’t have 5# of potatoes just about half of it, I still used the same amount of seasoning plus I added turmeric. By accident I used 1/2 c olive but they turned out to be so soft and delicious! Will make them again ♥️!

    1. Hi Mari. I’m glad the potatoes turned out great for you, and that you’ll be making them again! Sounds like they were full of flavor! Thanks for your wonderful feedback and review!

  2. Nora, what are your thoughts on using parchment paper? I haven’t tried your recipe yet (I can tell from the ingredients that it will be delicious), but have made roasted potatoes with onions and carrots as a side dish using the paper. Veggies get crispy, pan stays clean. Yes, I am lazy!

    1. You can absolutely use parchment paper to avoid some of the clean up! Using it won’t affect the roasted potatoes.

  3. I am wondering if it would be possible to make this recipe with the olive oil spray.  I am basically oil free.  
    I am excited to make this recipe, it sounds so good.

  4. These are delicious however, I microwave starting at 15 min and after that another 5 min (depending on microwave).

  5. Nora,
    These potatoes were incredible! I am not really much of a cook but this recipe was so easy to follow and what a hit at my brunch!  I would serve these again without a second thought.  I also served your cinnamon coffee cake and your vegan pancakes also hits.

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