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Cajun Roasted Potatoes

I had some leftover Yukon gold potatoes from Thanksgiving and wanted to roast them as a quick weekend brunch item. However, I wanted a different flavor profile than the salt, pepper, and rosemary that I did for Thanksgiving. I figured a cajun spice flavor would go really nicely. And boy did it. These were delicious! And so quick and easy. Be sure to give these a shot for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a healthy snack.


  • 5-6 medium potatoes (I prefer Yukon Gold)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black or cayenne pepper (depending on desired heat level)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 1 tbsp fresh)
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grab a rimmed baking sheet and lightly coat the bottom with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  • Measure the dry seasonings in a small cup or bowl and set aside.
  • Wash the potatoes and cut them into half inch chunks.
  • Spread them out on the baking sheet and drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the potatoes and mix the potatoes around to coat them evenly with oil and seasoning.
  • Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Give the potatoes a stir and redistribute them evenly. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy.