These Baked Potato Wedges are crispy on the outside, cheesy on the inside, and perfectly soft in the center — everything you want in a potato wedge without frying! This site served hot with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce, is ideal for cookouts or any time you want a simple potato side.
What’s the best part? Easy potato wedges take only ten minutes to prepare before entering the oven or air fryer! These simple baked potato wedges have a lot of flavor for a little effort. They’re the ideal side dish for any occasion.
Why You’ll Love These Baked Potatoes
- Ingredients are simple. You only need a few common ingredients to make these delicious oven-baked potato wedges, which means no special grocery store trips, additives, or artificial ingredients. As a result, they taste and prepare better than their store-bought counterparts!
- The smoothest texture. These potato wedges are crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside — exactly what you want in a potato. Whether you cook them in the oven or an air fryer, the results are the same.
- Side dish for vegetarians. Need a quick and tasty vegetarian side dish that isn’t broccoli for a meatless dinner guest? These air fryer potato wedges are perfect. They can also be vegan with a single ingredient swap (details in the ingredient notes!).
- A cheesy take on an old favorite. Most people serve their potato wedges naked, but sprinkling grated Parmesan and parsley on top before serving elevates these fries to restaurant-worthy status! However, it is entirely optional.
You will need the following ingredients to make delicious Baked Potato Wedges (full measurements in the recipe card below):
- Russet potatoes – russets work best here, but New Potatoes or Yukon Golds can also be used.
- Avocado oil or vegetable oil can be used in place of olive oil in this recipe.
- pepper and salt
- If you prefer smoked paprika flavor, use it instead, or substitute chili powder for a similar effect.
- Garlic powder – if you like garlic, increase the amount to intensify the flavor, or leave it out entirely if you don’t.
- To make these completely vegan, substitute Asiago cheese or a vegan Parmesan-style cheese for the Parmesan.
- If you don’t like parsley, try another soft herb, such as dill or basil.
How to Make the Best Baked Potato Wedges
- Prepare the potatoes. Wash the potatoes thoroughly under running water and pat them dry with paper towels. Each potato should be cut into eight even wedges.
- Season. In a large mixing bowl, combine potato wedges, oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Stir thoroughly to coat evenly.
- Bake. Place the potato wedges on a large half sheet baking pan in a single layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and fork tender, in a 375°F preheated oven.
- Serve. Serve warm, topped with Parmesan cheese and parsley (if using).
Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer
In the air fryer, you can also quickly cook crispy potato wedges. In the air fryer basket, place the seasoned potato wedges. Cook for 20-22 minutes at 375°F or until golden brown and tender. Shake the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
How to Serve
These crispy Baked Potato Wedges are great on their own or with a dipping sauce like:
- Barbecue Sauce
- Mustard Mustard Honey
- Sauce Sweet Chili
- Ranch Dressing
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