Side dish

Spicy Potatoes

These yummy spicy potatoes are perfect as a side dish or eaten on their own with a side of garlic aioli. Give these a try over the summer!

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the best spicy potatoes in a pan
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Yummy spicy potatoes tossed in a tasty mixture of spices and olive oil.

Side dish
20 minutes
Total TIME:
25 minutes
5 minutes


  • 1 ½ pounds baby white potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and like a baking pan with foil.
  2. Add the potatoes to a bowl.
  3. Pour the olive oil over the potatoes and then add the paprika, garlic, cumin, chili, salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the potatoes well making sure to cover all of the potatoes in the spiced oil mixture.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to the baking pan and place into the oven.
  6. Roast the potatoes for about 20 minutes turning them a few times.
  7. Once the potatoes can be pierced easily with a sharp fork, they are ready.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with red pepper flakes and parsley if desired.
Recipe insights & TIPS

Oven roasted spicy potatoes! These baby potatoes are tossed in olive oil, paprika, chili powder and cumin for a spicy kick. Perfect as a side dish for any main meal, especially steak or fish and made with minimal fuss.

the best spicy potatoes in a pan

If you need a good side dish, then these spicy potatoes are worth considering! Baby potatoes tossed in spices and olive oil and then roasted in the oven. These would be great served with grilled steak and chicken, or slice them in half and add them to a salad. Whatever you choose to do, you'll love the spicy taste.

FAQ's about making these spicy potatoes

What's the best potato to use? Baby potatoes are just new potatoes picked before they're full size. They have a nice waxy exterior making them perfect for roasting or smashing.  

Do I need to boil them first? No, the oven will do all of the work for you. Just toss them in the spices and olive oil before you begin.

Are fingerling potatoes also baby potatoes? Fingerlings are actually a variety of potato and are fully grown.

Are these potatoes really spicy? They have a kick but not so spicy that they kill all of the other flavors. On a scale of 1-10, I'd say they were closer to a 6.

spicy potatoes in a pan after roasting

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