Potato Wedges Recipe (naturally vegan, gluten-free)

This potato wedge recipe is easy, spicy and a healthy alternative to French fries! They’re perfect alongside almost anything and great for parties and barbeques.

This potato wedge recipe is easy, spicy and a healthy alternative to French fries! They're perfect alongside almost anything and great for parties and barbeques. An easy potato recipe!I love roasted potatoes. They’re so versatile. You can use up fresh herbs on them or throw in the dried stuff.

I’m usually pretty lazy and just use salt, rosemary and garlic powder, but I also like them with a kick, which is the version I’m sharing today.

After I made these homemade potato wedges for the first time, I made them again, but made 10x the amount for the spice mix so that I could have the mix handy whenever I’m craving potatoes. It really saves time!

Once you have the mix, you just cut up the potatoes (here’s how to cut potato wedges), add olive oil and the spices. Done!

I like to let these potato wedges sit for about 10 minutes after taking them out of the oven. They get a little softer, both inside and outside.

And the spices are a bit less intense then, which I like. I’ve made these for several parties and other people don’t seem to mind them at all when at room temperature.

They’re always one of the first items to go. The only thing kind of annoying about them is that I can’t make them quick enough.

They get eaten way faster than I can cup up the potatoes and roast them! Unfortunately, they’re not something you can cook ahead of time (however, you can cup up the potatoes, put them in a bowl and cover with water!). I think the aioli from this recipe would also go great with these wedges, and that can be made 1 week ahead of time → Awesome Dipping Sauces for Sweet Potato Fries (and Fry Recipe)

These potato wedges aren’t any good reheated, so eat them up while still warm or room temperature!

If this recipe sounds too spicy for you, try these roasted Greek potatoes! They’re one of my favorites.

Wondering what to pair them with? This pecan-crusted salmon is a winner!

Potato Wedge Recipe (naturally vegan, gluten-free)

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Potato Wedges Recipe (naturally vegan, gluten-free)
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  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds (1.13 kilos) potatoes (or 3 pounds for less spicy potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 garlic cloves, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (I like things salty and use more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 °F (230 °C). Pour the olive oil onto a rimmed cookie sheet. Add the spices and mix with the olive oil. Some people prefer to mix the oil, spices and potatoes in a bag but I prefer the other way as it doesn't dirty up a bag.
  2. Clean the potatoes and slice the potato into even wedges. Put the potatoes on the cookie sheet and use your hands to coat the potatoes with the olive oil mix.
  3. The baking time will vary depending on how big your wedges are. I usually bake mine for 20 minutes, take them out of the oven to flip them, and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes. If you want them crispier, bake them for a few minutes longer.
  4. Let sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Eat immediately or at room temperature.

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  • Amanda
    May 30, 2019 @ 5:20 pm

    The paprika adds the perfect kick! This are a new favorite with my family.

    • Erin replies to Amanda
      June 3, 2019 @ 9:49 pm

      Woohoo! I’m glad to hear that. :) Thanks for your feedback!

  • Jules Shepard says
    May 8, 2019 @ 6:06 pm

    It’s my lunchtime and these have my mouth watering! We love spicy food so these are right up our alley – YUM!

  • Dreena Burton says
    April 20, 2019 @ 6:11 am

    We are all potato heads in this fam. :) These look SUPER!

    • Erin replies to Dreena Burton
      April 26, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

      Haha. Same here! And thanks. :)

      • Mike replies to Erin
        October 30, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

        Tried the Spicy potato wedges and they were great! My dear wife felt they were to spicy hot so I may try them next time without Cayenne pepper?

        • Erin replies to Mike
          November 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

          I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! Yes, leaving out the cayenne pepper would help. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • ococosbchbsuiuc says
    March 5, 2019 @ 5:09 am

    how much do they weigh?

    • Erin replies to ococosbchbsuiuc
      March 9, 2019 @ 7:56 pm

      Sorry for just now seeing your question! How much does what weigh? The weights are listed in the recipe. :)

    • Terri K.
      replies to ococosbchbsuiuc
      April 1, 2019 @ 1:52 am

      I absolutely love all of your recipes and I share them with my granddaughter who has been vegan for a few years. And I cook for a few people every month and they also love your recipes, I slightly make some changes to the recipes at times…..thank you so much.

      • Erin replies to Terri K.
        April 3, 2019 @ 7:42 pm

        You’re welcome for the recipes! I’m so glad that you love them and that you’ve been sharing them with your granddaughter. Thank you for that and for your comment! :)

  • Alisa Fleming says
    February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am

    Potato wedges are a favorite in our home! We make them at least once, sometimes twice, a week. Love the spices you used.

  • Margaret E Clegg says
    February 10, 2019 @ 10:14 pm

    I am a potato-a-holic. This sounds perfect for satisfying my spud craving!

  • R. Woodin says
    February 5, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

    Any idea how long and what temp to use in an air fryer? :) want to try this with sweet potatoes! thank you!!

    • Erin replies to R. Woodin
      February 10, 2019 @ 1:28 pm

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! I’ve never used an air fryer and I’m pretty sure you might need to use different directions for sweet potatoes. I’d recommend finding a sweet potato recipe using the air fryer and then using this spice mix. :)

  • Sarah @ The Fit Cookie says
    January 30, 2019 @ 10:26 pm

    I LOVE homemade potato wedges! So much healthier than fast-food potato wedges and fries. I love that these are dairy free, too :)

  • Anna says
    January 23, 2019 @ 9:16 pm

    I could eat potato wedges every day! These look delicious!

  • Erin says
    December 4, 2017 @ 6:58 pm

    Hello – these look so tasty! Do you have a certain type of potato you usually use? I never know which ones to use for what!!

    • Erin replies to Erin
      December 5, 2017 @ 9:44 pm

      I actually don’t! I live in Germany and I don’t even know what kind of potatoes we have here. I know that we don’t have Russet potatoes but I think those would work fine!

    • MPaula replies to Erin
      February 15, 2018 @ 4:34 am

      I have used Yukon Gold with good results. Sweet potatoes are another option.

  • Jelice Fössner says
    September 12, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

    Hello 🙈

    I have a question. I’m really looking forward to try these, and i like to know how many calories I take to myself…so do you maybe know how many calories 1 serving has? (I’m gonna eat this alone it’s gonna be hard dividing everything through 6 bc it’s for 6 ppl haha)

    Thanks in advance❤❤

    • Erin replies to Jelice Fössner
      September 15, 2017 @ 8:38 am

      Hey there! Sorry I just now saw your comment. I don’t have that info but you can copy and paste the recipe here for the nutritional profile, if you’d like. :)

    • Barb replies to Jelice Fössner
      February 21, 2018 @ 7:50 am

      One med potato with nothing on it 160 calories

  • Carmen McGuinness
    August 9, 2017 @ 10:32 pm


    Oh my goodness, these potato wedges were such a big hit when I made them for my husband. We took your advice and devoured the whole batch when they were hot! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks!

    • Erin replies to Carmen McGuinness
      August 11, 2017 @ 8:59 pm

      Hi there! I’m so happy that you and your husband enjoyed them. :) Good call on eating the entire batch hot! Thanks for your feedback.

  • Tabby
    December 20, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

    I loved this recipe!! I like things a little extra spicy, so I added a teensy bit more cayenne. Thanks for this recipe!

  • Valerie Clark says
    October 11, 2016 @ 7:22 pm


    • Erin replies to Valerie Clark
      October 12, 2016 @ 9:21 pm

      I know a lot of people like to do that but I hate using a Ziploc for that because it dirties it up so much. And yes, I reuse my Ziplocs. ;) Hope you enjoyed the potatoes!

  • Cathy
    July 11, 2016 @ 9:45 pm

    These were a BIG hit at the family dinner! Not a spicy-fan myself, but everyone else is. Dunked in ranch dressing, they were very happy with these potatoes!

    • Erin replies to Cathy
      July 12, 2016 @ 9:10 am

      Yum! That sounds delicious. :) Thanks a bunch for your feedback!

    • Arleen replies to Cathy
      July 16, 2016 @ 11:26 pm

      Omg. The ranch dressing will definitely be a hit with my picky son. Ty!

  • Val Clark says
    June 7, 2016 @ 7:28 pm

    I put all the ingredients into a big ziploc bag, shake and then place them on the baking sheet. Every bit gets coated and hands stay clean. Serve with chipotle mayo

    • Erin replies to Val Clark
      June 8, 2016 @ 5:05 pm

      That’s a great idea! I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks so much. :)

  • plasterer bristol says
    December 7, 2015 @ 8:40 am

    These sound really good, thanks for this up.


  • Mariam
    January 21, 2015 @ 1:26 am

    They turned out great! Just not as spicy as I expected. As a tip, you sprinkle a little chaat masala on top after they’re done and they taste amazing.
    You can find chaat masala at most Pakistani/Indian/Desi stores.

    • Erin replies to Mariam
      January 23, 2015 @ 10:24 am

      I’m happy they came out well! Thanks for the tip on chaat masala. I’d never heard of it! I’ll definitely look for that and try it out next time. :)

  • Hannah
    January 6, 2015 @ 10:15 pm

    My mom had me to look up a recipe for baked potatoes wedges, and I’m so happy I found this recipe. The potatoes are in the oven now, but oh my gosh do they smell good!! :) I cant wait to try them! I bet they taste amazing! Thank you for posting this recipe! :)

    • Erin replies to Hannah
      January 7, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

      And thank you so much for your feedback! I hope that you and your mom enjoyed the wedges. :)

  • Alexa
    October 16, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    These are AWESOME! Thank you for the recipe!!

    • Erin replies to Alexa
      October 17, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

      Yay! I’m happy that they worked out well for you and you’re welcome for the recipes. :) Thanks for the comment!

  • Ellen says
    October 4, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    I made these awhile ago as a starting point for coming up with my own recipe – I always try out several recipes and then pick my favourite aspects of each and do some tweaking! This one worked out best, so I used it as the base and then started experimenting…my boyfriend doesn’t like potatoes (not crisps, chips, fries, boiled, mashed, roasted, wedges – none!)…but he ate these! Not only did he eat the few I asked him to at least TRY, but he went back for more!…and even more! Ate the equivalent of 3 big potatoes!
    Had very few left over after he, my mom and 3 sisters got to them, but I did reheat some the next day and they were just as good! I tried tossing them in the frying pan and also tried grilling them in the oven – frying works a LITTLE bit better, but grilling is always healthier!
    Never buying frozen wedges again! These were nicer than any store-bought ones!

    • Erin replies to Ellen
      October 5, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

      I’m so happy that they came out well and that you were able to get your boyfriend to share in some potato love. :D That’s awesome! And good to know that frying and grilling works when reheating them. I’ve just never been a fan of reheated potatoes so I rarely even try! Thanks so much for the feedback. :)

  • Laurie says
    August 20, 2014 @ 5:02 am

    Love these wedges! Trying to figure out how I can make these for my daughter’s wedding. It’s an away-wedding (of course !) & a 3 hour drive, but I’m determined to do this! I can’t bake them all the day of the wedding & reheating in microwave, while still good, makes them soggy. So if I reheat them in the oven covered with foil would they still be crispy & not dried out? I know I could try this out myself but I wanted your input for any other ideas. Would really appreciate your insight. Thanks!

    • Erin replies to Laurie
      August 22, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

      So happy that you liked them! :) Have you ever tried reheating them on a baking stone? That works great for these! They’ll crisp right back up and won’t be soggy or dried out. But the problem is that I’m afraid you’d need a ton of baking stones to be able to reheat them all for a wedding party. The potatoes shouldn’t be piled. If you try it out, good luck! I’m honored that you like these enough to make them for your daughter’s wedding (and congratulations to her!) Sorry for my slow reply – I hope I’m not too late!

      • Laurie replies to Erin
        August 24, 2014 @ 4:38 am

        Thank you so much for replying! Not slow at all. Well, I don’t have a baking stone but, what about spreading them out on cookie sheets — covering them with foil — put them in the oven at 300 F for 5 minutes — take off foil & leave in another 5 minutes. Wouldn’t that work? Would really appreciate your input. Thanks a lot! And wedding is September 6!

        • Erin replies to Laurie
          August 27, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

          I think that without a baking stone, they’ll be soggy. :( But you could always try it! I really hope I’m wrong. I just haven’t had the best experience with reheating potatoes without a stone. And sorry again for the slowness! Just got back from a vacation where the hotel had internet issues.

  • Katreena
    August 13, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

    As strange as this is going to sound, I recently had the most delicious roasted potato wedges at a hospital cafeteria!!! The second I was done eating them I 1. Wanted more!!! And 2. Needed to recreate them immediately so that I can have them anytime I want!

    Well, I’m VERY pleased to report that your recipe, while similar in taste…are actually even BETTER! Thank you for sharing the recipe and I love your site as well, very easy to navigate! I can’t wait to try other recipes!

    Ps- sorry for the multitude of all caps and exclamation points, apparently potatoes get me rather excited! But really, how could they not!!! LOL!

    • Erin replies to Katreena
      August 18, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

      Haha. I love this comment. :D I’m so happy that these beat the ones at the hospital cafeteria! :) I hope you’ll enjoy the other recipes, too. Thanks so much for the comment and very sorry for my slow reply!

  • Tabby says
    August 8, 2014 @ 1:07 am

    Great potatoes. By the way… They warm up great in the nuwave.

    • Erin replies to Tabby
      August 11, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

      Good to know! Thanks for the tip. :)

    • Daphne replies to Tabby
      February 22, 2019 @ 6:15 am

      Everything warms up great in a Nuwave oven.

      • Erin replies to Daphne
        February 25, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

        Thanks for the tip!

  • Emmie says
    July 2, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    I have a pampered chef cooking stone. If you get it hot in the oven you can re-heat these to their original yummy state. Works for french fries, fried seafood, too. A pizza stone would probably do the same.

    • Erin replies to Emmie
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

      I have one, too! Love it and especially for stuff like this! Thanks for the tip. :)

  • shahid says
    June 29, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

    I like potatoes..and i look around for rcipes..i will try this recipe

    • Erin replies to shahid
      July 1, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

      I hope you’ll enjoy the potatoes! :)

  • Linda says
    June 19, 2014 @ 12:37 am

    I am making this for the 3rd time tonight – – so easy and so good. Thank you for sharing. I have even passed the recipe and your website on to others.

    • Erin replies to Linda
      June 21, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

      I’m so happy that you enjoyed the wedges! Thanks for letting me know and for passing on the recipe and website to others. :)

  • shaindee
    May 29, 2014 @ 2:34 am

    OMG!!! These are out of this world!!!! I will deff be making those again. (i did omit the cayenne tho)

    • Erin replies to shaindee
      May 29, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

      I’m so happy that you liked the potatoes and will make them again! Thanks a ton for the feedback. :)

  • Zoe
    May 3, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    I made these last night, they were delicious. I’ve made spicy wedges before, but they were never quite spicy enough for us, these were perfect! Thanks for the recipe, looking forward to trying some of your others too.

    • Erin replies to Zoe
      May 4, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

      I’m so happy that you liked the potatoes! I hope you’ll enjoy the other recipes just as much. :) Thanks a bunch for the feedback and the rating!

  • Connie
    April 21, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Making these right now they small wonderful very easy to make and will make them again.

    • Erin replies to Connie
      April 22, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

      I hope you enjoyed them, Connie! :)

  • Linda
    November 16, 2013 @ 2:09 am

    This is a great recipe for us since we enjoy the “heat”!! One thing I did differently in prep was put the dry ingredients and oil in a gallon zip-lock bag and mixed it up. Then, I dumped in my wedges to coat and let them sit for a while and plopped them out on my foil lined cookie sheet. No mess on my hands!!

    • Erin replies to Linda
      November 16, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

      Sounds like a good change! I’d probably do the same Ziplocs weren’t a small fortune in Germany. ;) So happy that you liked the potatoes and thanks so much for the feedback and the rating!

  • HOPE
    November 14, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    This recipe sounds so good, I am going to make them right now!!!!! Thanks for the picture, the potato’s look so tasty!!! Ill let you know how my potato’s turned out!

    • Erin replies to HOPE
      November 16, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

      Thanks, Hope! I hope that you liked them! :)

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
    October 3, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    I made these for dinner the other night, they were great! I didn’t have the parsley, so I left that out. They had great flavor, with just a little kick! Even my 8 year old, who doesn’t like spice ate a ton of them!

  • Unknown says
    February 9, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    I absolutely DISAGREE :D with you saying these are NO GOOD reheated!! In the morning I cut them up (the leftovers) and I throw them in a skillet with a bit of butter and cook them until they're golden delicious!! Sometimes I mix them with Scrambled eggs, or crack fried eggs on top… :D Potatoes are so versatile!

    I am going to make some of these tonight now :D

    • Erin replies to Unknown
      February 11, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

      Haha. I'm happy you liked them! And even reheated! Sorry for the slow reply. I'm a bit behind with just about everything. Anyway, thanks for the tip and the feedback! I really appreciate it. :)

  • Erin says
    June 12, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Dwaun – Aww, that's sweet. I hope your future woman loves them. :)

  • Dwaun Marshall says
    June 12, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    Spicy Potato wedges is what I will make sometimes,
    Eventually. I can date a woman, who would make that with me and fall right in love.

  • Erin says
    March 28, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Anon – Thanks for your tip! I'm happy you enjoy the potatoes. I have some lemon, rosemary and garlic potato wedges in the oven but now I'm wishing I would have made these. They're so yummy! Thanks again for the feedback. :)

  • Anonymous says
    March 28, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    Make these all the time – red potatoes work too. I usually mix the oil and spices in a plastic bag and then add the potatoes – not so messy! Just toss the bag after you put on cookie sheet!

  • Erin says
    November 27, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Aww, that's sweet. :) Thanks for the feedback! I'm happy to hear that someone liked them.

  • Anonymous says
    November 27, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    These are delicious! Made them several times, my girlfriend loves me more each time :)

  • Erin says
    November 3, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Let me know how they turned out! I hope you're enjoying them. :)

  • Ima says
    November 3, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I'm making this. The potatoes are in the oven right now. I hope I'm making it the right way so it would turn out delicious. Thanks for sharing this :)

  • Peggy says
    October 24, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    I haven't had a decent potato wedge in ages! I love how yours have a spicy kick and a crispy around the edges =)

  • Erin says
    October 22, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    You're welcome! I hope you like them if you get around to making them. :)

  • warmvanillasugar says
    October 22, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    These sound lovely! I love trying new potato recipes. Thanks!

  • Erin says
    October 21, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Thanks Regan! I took a look at your page (also lovely!) and I don't think you have too many whole grain posts at all. And you definitely offer a lot of variety! I will check out the new site. Thanks for letting me know and for stopping by. :)

  • Regan - The Professional Palate says
    October 21, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Just found your blog from Caroline's and it's lovely! I've been a threat to post a "tad" too many "Whole Grain" posts lately myself… so thanks for the reminder & potato inspiration.

    FYI… we just launched a new food photo sharing site at http://www.healthyaperture.com. I'm sure the editorial team would be honored if you submitted some of your pics. There are a lot of lovely ones on here!

  • Erin says
    October 20, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Becca – Me too! Potato wedges ruined fries for me. I'm just not interested in them unless there's nothing else to eat.

    Miryam – What do you eat? Spanish food? I don't think of these wedges as being good for Thanksgiving, but if you like spicy at Thanksgiving, then why not! :)

  • eatgood4life.blogspot.com says
    October 20, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    So simple and so good…this could be a good contender for a side dish for thanksgiving given the fact that we don't do turkey :-)

    They look really yummy!

  • Becca says
    October 20, 2011 @ 4:22 am

    I love, love, love potato wedges. I would take them over fries any day of the week, any month of the year. These particular ones look very delicious.


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