Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges
Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges
5 from 1 vote
Elevate your potato game with these zesty and bold wedges. The perfect blend of spices creates a mouthwatering flavor profile, while the crispy texture adds a satisfying crunch. A versatile side dish that will surely impress your taste buds.
Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges

Are you looking to add some heat to your usual potato side dish? Look no further than these spicy roasted potato wedges! This recipe has been a favorite for generations, originating from the heart of the American South where bold flavors reign supreme.

These potato wedges are not for the faint of heart – they pack a punch of flavor that will leave you craving more. With just the right amount of spice and a crispy exterior, they are the perfect addition to any meal.

While the recipe may seem intimidating at first glance, fear not! With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of patience, you’ll have these spicy roasted potato wedges on the table in no time. So why not spice up your next meal with this delicious and satisfying side dish? Your taste buds will thank you!


Potatoes: Potatoes are the main ingredient in this recipe, providing a starchy base for the dish. They are rich in carbohydrates and are a good source of vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is used to coat the potato wedges before roasting, adding richness and helping them to crisp up in the oven. It is a heart-healthy fat that also adds flavor to the dish.

Paprika: Paprika is a spice made from dried and ground red peppers. It adds a smoky flavor and vibrant color to the potato wedges, enhancing their visual appeal as well as taste.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder is used to season the potato wedges, providing a savory, umami flavor without the need for fresh garlic. It is convenient to use and disperses evenly throughout the dish.

Onion Powder: Onion powder adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to the potato wedges. It is made from dried and ground onions, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne pepper provides a spicy kick to the roasted potato wedges. It adds heat and a touch of pungency, balancing out the other flavors in the dish.

Salt: Salt is a crucial seasoning in this recipe, helping to enhance the natural flavors of the potatoes and other ingredients. It also aids in the browning and crisping of the potato wedges during roasting.

Black Pepper: Black pepper adds a mild heat and earthy flavor to the dish. It complements the other spices and helps to round out the overall taste of the roasted potato wedges.

Fresh Parsley: Fresh parsley is used as a garnish for the spicy roasted potato wedges, adding a pop of color and fresh herbaceous flavor to the dish. It provides a bright finishing touch to the dish before serving.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges are a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that pairs well with a variety of meals. Here are some serving suggestions and variations to elevate this classic dish:

  • For a Mexican twist, serve the potato wedges with a side of fresh salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Top with crumbled queso fresco and chopped cilantro for added flavor.
  • To add some extra heat, sprinkle the potato wedges with crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos before roasting. You can also drizzle with hot sauce before serving for an added kick.
  • For a Mediterranean-inspired dish, serve the potato wedges with a side of tzatziki sauce, hummus, and a Greek salad. Top with crumbled feta cheese and chopped Kalamata olives for a burst of flavor.
  • To make the potato wedges into a complete meal, top them with cooked ground beef or turkey, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, and avocado slices. Serve with a side of salsa and sour cream for a loaded potato wedge dish.
  • For a vegetarian option, serve the potato wedges with a side of roasted vegetables, such as bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil before serving.
  • To make the potato wedges into a brunch dish, top them with scrambled eggs, diced bacon or sausage, and shredded cheese. Serve with a side of fresh fruit for a savory and sweet breakfast option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the potato wedges?

Yes, you can adjust the level of spiciness in the potato wedges by adding more or less of the spicy seasoning mix.

How long do I need to roast the potato wedges for them to be crispy?

The potato wedges typically need to be roasted for about 30-40 minutes at 400°F to become crispy.

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

Yes, you can definitely use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a slightly different flavor profile.

What are some suggested dipping sauces for these spicy roasted potato wedges?

Some suggested dipping sauces include sriracha mayo, chipotle aioli, or a cool and creamy ranch dressing.

Can I prepare the potato wedges ahead of time and reheat them later?

Yes, you can prepare the potato wedges ahead of time, but to maintain their crispiness, it is best to reheat them in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

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Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges

Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges

by Nabeela Kauser
Elevate your potato game with these zesty and bold wedges. The perfect blend of spices creates a mouthwatering flavor profile, while the crispy texture adds a satisfying crunch. A versatile side dish that will surely impress your taste buds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 222 kcal


  • 800 g Potatoes washed and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the potato wedges with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the spices and oil.
  • Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. Remember to flip them halfway through cooking for even browning.
  • Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the oven and transfer them to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, and serve hot as a delicious side dish or snack.


Ensure to check the potatoes halfway through cooking and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper according to your spice preference.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 866mgFibre: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 185IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword British, Cooking, Food, Healthy, Potato, Recipe, Roast Dinner, Roast Potatoes, Roasted, Sides, Spicy, Spicy Potatoes, Thanksgiving
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