Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Perfectly seasoned and roasted breakfast potatoes topped with sweet caramelized onions, bacon pieces, and topped off with fresh herbs!

I love breakfast foods, of all kinds! ย As a kid, breakfast for dinner was one of my favorite meals to have… and it still is today ๐Ÿ˜€ ย The next time you’re thinking of what to have alongside your eggs or sausage, try these breakfast potatoes. ย Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy baconย and fresh herbs. ย The perfect side dish for breakfast!

Perfectly seasoned and roasted potatoes topped with caramelized onions, bacon pieces and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

Usually I prefer hashbrown potatoes, due to some “home fries” not being cooked all the way through (I’m picky about my potatoes lol)… but these are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside. ย Not to mention the fantastic seasonings on these potatoes. ย Smoked paprika is the star of this recipe!

Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

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The smoked paprika is what gives these potatoes a golden color. ย If you haven’t tried smoked paprika yet, you should ๐Ÿ™‚ ย It’s, well, smoky (I’m sure you’re just so surprised….), but seriously, it’s a smoky sweet spice that brings an earthiness and depth of flavor to this dish.

These breakfast potatoes aren’t just incredibly tasty, they’re incredibly simple to make. ย What’s not to love about that? ๐Ÿ™‚

You have two options for the preparation here…

  • Option 1 – Cook 5-6 slices of bacon in a skillet (or bake in the oven), and save the rendered bacon grease. ย Use that saved bacon grease as the “oil” in the recipe, so the onions and potatoes are coated in bacon grease and roasted. ย Crumble bacon and add once potatoes are done cooking.
  • Option 2 – Coat the potatoes and onions in olive oil and roast. ย Cook bacon separately and add once potatoes are done cooking.

I chose the bacon grease option, because well, I just love that extra bacon flavor. ย But it’s not the healthiest option, so if you’d prefer, go with option 2 ๐Ÿ™‚

Regardless of which option you go with, dice up your potatoes (the recipe calls for red-skin potatoes, but yukon gold or even sweet potatoes would be great too), dice your onion, mince your rosemary and add to a large bowl. ย Add yourย smoked paprika, dried thyme and salt and pepper. ย Now add whichever “oil” you choose (olive oil or bacon grease) and toss to coat all the potatoes. ย Spread out potatoes in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (the kind with a rim). ย Pop them in the oven and you’re done! ย Just toss the potatoes halfway through cooking. ย No babysitting, minimal effort, just set the timer and go relax ๐Ÿ™‚

Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

Once your potatoes are done roasting, top them with some minced fresh rosemary and thyme (optional but recommended).

Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reaching for seconds… or thirds. ย I won’t judge you… in fact, I’ll be right there, fork in hand, grabbing more servings myself ๐Ÿ™‚

Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

These don’t have to be a strictly breakfast potato dish… if you’d like, make them a side dish for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ ย They’d go perfectly with just about any meal. ย I think the next time I make these I’m going to try making them with half red-skin potatoes and half sweet potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Perfectly seasoned and roasted potatoes topped with caramelized onions, bacon pieces and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

 

Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!

Recipe adapted from Self Proclaimed Foodieย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!
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5 from 7 votes
Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
4 -6 servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Perfectly seasoned and roasted red-skin potatoes topped with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and fresh herbs. The perfect side dish for breakfast!
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs red-skin potatoes chopped into small pieces
  • 5-6 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1-2 Tbsp bacon grease or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • Minced fresh rosemary for garnish
  • Minced fresh thyme for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon slices in a skillet, removing with slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Reserve bacon grease.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In large bowl, combine potatoes, onions, herbs and seasonings, and reserved bacon grease and toss well to evenly coat potatoes.
  4. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes, tossing halfway through, until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Top with crumbled bacon pieces and minced fresh herbs to garnish.
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Recipe Notes

** Alternatively, use 1-2 Tbsp olive oil instead of the reserved bacon grease

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80 comments on “Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes”

  1. I have been looking for a breakfast potato recipe and yours is the best yet. Simple yet flavorful.

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  4. Do you think you could cook them in the oven and keep them warm until you serve? Would they get mushy?

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  6. Iโ€™ve made these with sweet potatoes a few times. White or yellow sweet potatoes work best (though theyโ€™re harder to find) the orange ones stay too wet and break/crumble apart easily in my opinion. Maybe next time Iโ€™ll try half white pots and half orange sweet pots and see if that helps. Good recipe though!

  7. Could you bake the potatoes the night before? I’m having a brunch and trying to find the least to do in the morning.

  8. This sounds awesome and easy. I’m not a cook but I can do this. My husband will be pleased and suprised, it’s looks hard but he won’t know it’s not ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Can you use frozen potatoes. If I cut potatoes, onions and pepper could I freeze and then cook frozen and add herbs?

  10. Turned out beautifully, thank you.

  11. These were great. I took them a step further. I placed the roasted potatoes and onions in a cast iron pan, added the diced corned beef and 1 tbsp. Each of cream and dijon mustard. Blended well and crisp in the pan. I served it with eggs and Panaras rye bread. AMAZING!

  12. AWESOME! ! Exactly the recipe I was hoping to find for Easter brunch! And I already have smoked paprika! Can’t wait to make these! Thank you!

  13. Omg i want to make these right now, but i dont have any rosemary or thyme and only have regular paprika. Can i use any other herbs to create a delicious pan of potatoes like this, or should i hold out until tomorrow and buy the ingredients.

    • Hi Karen ๐Ÿ™‚ You can use regular paprika, and if you have any dried rosemary or thyme, those would work as well… I think sage would also go well with the potatoes, or even a sprinkle of fresh parsley. I’ve made these before using dried seasonings and they still taste super yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Looking forward to trying out this recipe for my sister’s birthday brunch this weekend! Do you think that if I made it the day before it would reheat well the next morning? Thank you for sharing!!

    • Hi Katie!! I’ve never made it that way before, but I think it should be okay… although I would add the herbs after you reheat it, otherwise they’ll turn black-ish. And I’d definitely re-heat it in the oven so they stay nice and crispy ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all love them!!

  15. Oh breakfast potatoes how I drool for you !

  16. These look like the perfect start to a great day! Delish!

  17. Ummm yes! I’m a huge potato lover so I don’t even needs eggs with this. Just pass me all the potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I had the best breakfast potatoes at brunch this morning and was just thinking they’re never as good at home. This recipe looks like it would put up a great fight for title of best breakfast potatoes!

  19. Helloooo, comfort food! These would disappear so quickly if I was around!

  20. Yumm, these would be awesome in a burrito!

  21. I’m adding this recipe to my weekend brunch menu! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I enjoy reading your blog. You do a terrific job not just with the recipe but with making your readers feel like we are sitting in the kitchen of a friend.

  23. Roasted potatoes for breakfast are a must! Caramalized onions sound like such a yummy addition.

  24. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-10.html

  25. I’m loving this! You always bring such amazing things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7. I can’t wait! Lou Lou Girls

  26. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. Those potatoes look so temptingly delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Ohhh, my mouth is watering, Amanda!! This is so delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. I could eat potatoes in every shape and form all day, every day. This recipe just hit the spot. Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you again this week.

  30. Yum…. those look so good and savory. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Thank you so much for sharing at my Tuesday link up! This recipe looks AMAZING…in particular I can imagine it would hit the soul food button after a late night out with a few cocktails. Sometimes its good to be bad with that bacon grease.
    xoxo K

  32. Oven roasted potatoes are my daughter’s favorite. I will try it your way next time. looks scrumptious.

  33. got eggs? I’m ready with this recipe! awesome post!

  34. These look so good Amanda, for me, I’d leave out the bacon, and tuck in!!

  35. I’m a sucker for anything involving potatoes. These look delicious. I’d eat them for any meal.

  36. These look fantastic! I can’t wait to try them!

  37. They look fantastic, I mean, potatoes and bacon, what’s not to love? ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. You and I must be kindred spirits Amanda! I LOVE Brinner and I love potatoes! All shapes and forms! I cannot WAIT to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Yum! Thanks for sharing on OMHG Wordless Wednesday!
    Good Luck and have a great week!

    Carol (aka Running Granny Green)

  40. I love breakfast potatoes! When I am travelling, we go to truck stops to enjoy a heavy breakfast and invariably their home fries. I have not tried it at home though! This recipe is so good that it is tempting me to make some at home!

  41. I am not a breakfast person and usually skip it. My husband makes some good breakfast potatoes and once in a while I might sneak a bite. Funny though, one bites lead to another and another…before you know it, I have eaten a whole portion. These potatoes look great, and I know that it would be hard to stop eating them once I start! Yum!!

  42. I have the exact same thoughts with you about potatoes! I prefer hash in cases where I’m going to get big potato chunks that are almost cool on the inside- but if I’d have the choice between hash or THESE potatoes- I’d definitely pick these- they’re definitely cooked perfectly, just the way I like them. There is this breakfast place that I LOVE and I always order my homefries “well-done”- haha! (Sometimes they oblige, other times, not so much- but I try!) ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to get myself some smoked paprika! And the rosemary and thyme are a MUST!

    • Too funny that you order yours well done, I do that too, with almost all “fries” ๐Ÿ˜€ Sometimes they give me this look like “woman you are crazy!”. I hope you LOVE these, the flavors are so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. I love potatoes like these that are cooked perfectly. The flavors and that crunch is yumilicious!