Oven Baked Potato Wedges (with Parmesan)

These Oven Baked Potato Wedges with Parmesan are easy to make and come together in minutes. They are perfect every time and are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Great as a side dish or appetizer.

Oven-baked potato Wedges are a timeless favorite. With their crunchy coated skin and creamy interior, they are perfect for a side dish, finger food, or snack. They are easy to make and can be customized with endless possibilities. If you are craving crispy potatoes without the guilt of traditional French Fries, then this recipe is for you.

Potatoes are an all-time favorite in my house. Some of our most loved dishes are au-gratin potatoes, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes and onions and garlic parmesan roasted potatoes. It’s hard to go wrong with a good potato recipe, and these potato logs (wedges) seem to be a favorite as well. 

Potato wedges on a baking pan

Why This Dish Is Fabulous

Simple Ingredients: This recipe is made with simple ingredients making it a fast go-to recipe when I need something tasty for an easy side dish.

Sensational Seasonings: The combination of seasonings is your choice. I’ve listed a few of my seasonings in the recipe card, but choose your favorites, and the result will be amazing. Garlic powder, paprika, and Parmesan cheese add to the taste profile and layers of flavor in each bite.

Versatile: This recipe allows for easy customization to ensure that each batch of crispy wedges is fabulous and tasty to all.

What are Baked Potato Wedges?

Potato wedges are thick, wedge-shaped slices of potatoes that are seasoned and then baked until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They are popular as a side dish or snack and take the place of traditional French fries. They are thick and often seasoned with herbs and spices before baking. They are fantastic served alongside grilled burgers, sloppy joes, bologna sandwiches, pork chops, or a classic meatloaf. This is an easy recipe perfect for any night of the week.

How to Get Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Let’s start with a water bath. Yes, soaking your potatoes in water will release some starches and help create that crunch we are all looking for in a baked potato wedge.

I like to do this step while preheating the oven and mixing the other ingredients. Of course, if you are short on time, you could skip this step, but your potatoes might come out a little softer with less of a crunch. 

Also, do not crowd your pan. Lay all the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. 

Choose a Starchy Potato: Choose a starchy kind of potato like Russets, which crisp up on the outside and hold their shape.

Cut Uniformly: Cut all of the wedges the same size for more even cooking.

Soak: Soak the potatoes in cold water to remove some excess starch. This will help them crisp up better.

Pat Dry: Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible.

High Heat: Cook the potatoes on high heat to help create a crispy outside.

Potato wedges on a baking sheet

Toppings for Potato Wedges

For extra flavor, try adding a few toppings to your potato wedges. Some suggestions might be:

Sour Cream, Bacon, and Green Onions: Sour cream goes nicely inside a baked potato and is great as a topping. Add chopped green onions and crispy bacon for more flavor.

Chili Cheese:   Add a big spoon of warm chili over the top of the potatoes and sprinkle potato wedges with shredded cheddar cheese for a mouthwatering and comforting topping. This is a great side dish or appetizer during football season or a night of movie-watching.

Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese: These two ingredients seem to go well together. Hot potato wedges tossed in buffalo sauce and then sprinkled with blue cheese or covered in a blue cheese dressing are a powerful combination packed with a slight kick. These make great spicy potato wedges.

Jalapenos and Salsa: Add some salsa and jalapenos to the top of potato wedges for a spicy snack.

Garlic and Cheese:  Baked garlic parmesan potato wedges are the perfect side dish. Add garlic powder mixed with melted butter and grated parmesan cheese and pour over the top. Parmesan potatoes are delish!

How to Cut Potato Wedges

Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Then, cut each half into 3-4 slices- depending on the thickness of the wedges desired. That’s it.

Ingredients Needed for Sliced Potatoes in the Oven

The ingredient list is quite simple—oil, seasoning salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and parmesan cheese. You could really throw in all of your favorite seasonings and change the taste to your liking. Add some cayenne pepper to the mix if you like a little spice. 

How to Make Potato Fries in the Oven

For complete instructions, see the recipe card below. In just a few simple steps, you will have a delicious side dish everyone will love. Substitute regular fries for potato wedges and taste the difference.

  1. Cut potatoes into wedges.

2. Give them a water bath.

3. Season.

4. Bake.

What are the Best Potatoes for Potato Wedges?

Russet potatoes are the best potatoes for this recipe. I usually have these on hand in my refrigerator. I always buy a 10-pound bag at the grocery store and use them for many potato dishes. They are undoubtedly cost-friendly. Yukon potatoes will also work- but Russet potatoes are the best- in my opinion. 

Steps for making potato wedges

Expert Tips

To ensure you have the best batch of oven-roasted potato wedges, here are a few tips to get you going with this great recipe. This recipe allows you to transform plain potatoes into a crispy and flavorful dish.

  • Line your prepared large baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Slice uniformly to ensure even cooking.
  • Dry Thoroughly before baking and seasoning.
  • Be generous with the seasonings and the cheese.
  • Flop halfway through the cooking process.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Variations

For some variations see the toppings suggestions for potato wedges. Experiment and create your own crispy potato wedges recipe for whatever the occasion might be.

  • Loaded potatoes are always a great side dish; you can never go wrong with serving them.
  • Add more simple seasonings such as onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, or Asiago cheese.
  • Add some black beans, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa to the top for a twist.
  • Swap out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes. Make sweet potato wedges.  
  • Add some grilled meat to the top to make a main dish meal item.

How to Store Leftovers

Store all leftover potato wedges in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about three days. Then, simply reheat them in the oven or air fryer until warm throughout.

Recipe FAQs

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray with a nonstick spray. This keeps your potatoes from sticking; it also makes for easy clean-up.

Reheat potatoes wedges in a 400-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes or until hot. Reheating potatoes in the microwave is not recommended, for they will lose their crunchy texture.

Although it is best to eat potato wedges when baked, leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator. Store leftovers in an air-tight container for 3-5 days. 

Yes, soaking the potatoes will release some of the starch and create that crunch we are looking for in a great tasting potato wedge.

picture of baked potato wedges on a baking sheet


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Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Oven Baked Potato Wedges (with Parmesan)

Gina Abernathy
These Oven Baked Potato Wedges with Parmesan are easy to make and come together in minutes. They are perfect every time and are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Great as a side dish or appetizer.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 4-6 Medium Russet Potatoes washed and cut into wedges
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese finely grated


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Wash potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half into wedges. About 6-8 wedges for each potato.
  • Soak potato wedges in cold water for at least 15 minutes. I do this while the oven is preheating and mixing the seasonings: drain potatoes and dry well with paper towels.
  • Place the oil, garlic powder, seasoning salt, paprika, pepper, and parmesan cheese in a gallon-sized resealable bag.
  • Place the potato wedges in the bag and seal the bag. Shake to coat the potatoes evenly with the seasoning.
  • Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet—Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and tender. 
Keyword Oven Baked Potato Wedges


  1. 5 stars
    Yum! This is really easy and a great weeknight side. For sure this will be on regular rotation at my house!

  2. 5 stars
    We love parmesan potato wedges. I’ll give your recipe a try. They turned up perfectly crispy and delicious.

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