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Spicy roast potatoes on a plate with peri peri mayonnaise

Spicy Roast Potatoes

These super-simple spicy roast potatoes only take 5 ingredients and make a great side dish with a kick of heat!
Servings 2 people, as a side dish
Calories 287 kcal


  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).
  • Cut the potatoes into small bite-sized pieces. (No need to peel them as long as they’re well-washed and thin-skinned!)
    Chunks of colorful potatoes on a wood cutting board
  • Put the potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss the potatoes to completely coat them in the oil. If they’re not generously coated, add a bit more oil and toss again.
    Potato chunks in a bowl tossed with oil and seasonings
  • Sprinkle the salt, cumin powder, and chili powder over the potatoes, and toss again to coat them evenly. Feel free to add more chili powder if you want them spicier!
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the potatoes in a single layer
    Partially roasted potato chunks on a baking sheet
  • Roast the potatoes until they begin to soften and show some color, about 15-20 minutes. Take them out and stir them around thoroughly so different sides will be on the pan. Return them to the oven.
    Putting a baking sheet of potato chunks into the oven
  • Continue cooking for another 15-20 minutes or until golden-brown on some sides, crispy, and tender all the way through.
    Roasted potato chunks on a baking sheet