These country potatoes are the best breakfast potatoes and are so easy to make at home! They're buttery and crisp, SO flavorful, and since they're completely cooked in the oven, your stovetop will be freed up for other breakfast fare.
Any breakfast or brunch that has country potatoes is automatically moved up a couple notches in my mental meal ranking. Breakfast potatoes are always a highlight of any diner experience, and these ones are every bit as satisfying, but so easy to make at home!
I love that these cook fully in the oven and are relatively hands-off. Since so many breakfast foods require the stovetop, it's nice to have a side that you can just toss in the oven.
Perfect for Saturday mornings, breakfast for dinner, Christmas brunch - These potatoes are always a hit!
How to make country potatoes
Toss potatoes, peppers, onions, butter, olive oil, and seasonings together on a large sheet pan. Spread into a single layer, and bake for 40-45 minutes in a 450 degree oven, flipping twice.
I like using cold butter and just dicing it along with the veggies. Butter adds so much good flavor and crisping here and letting it melt in the oven feels like saving a step of prep work. It gets tossed around when you flip your potatoes so everything is evenly coated.
The most important thing when making country potatoes in the oven is to make sure they're in a single layer. You want everything to be in direct contact with the sheet pan for optimal browning.
If you want your potatoes extra crispy, increase the oven temperature to 500 degrees for the last 10-15 minutes of cook time.
Sprinkle with more salt and pepper right when the potatoes come out of the oven, and serve hot!
This is a rare potato that I find does really well reheated in the microwave! (They don't get dried out.)
If you want to revive some of the crispiness, however, you'll want to use the oven. Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray, spread the leftovers in a single layer, and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
If you want to cut down on morning-of work (I am with you!), you can get all of your ingredients EXCEPT the potatoes prepped and chopped. Do this as early as a day before making the potatoes.
Chop the onion, pepper, and butter and mix the spices. In the morning, just dice the potatoes, toss everything together with olive oil, and roast.
Serve these with
Country potatoes can round out any breakfast! Is there a breakfast food they don't compliment perfectly? I think not. Here are some that are especially good, though:
- Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
- Bacon + Caramelized Onion Quiche
- Old Fashioned French Toast
- Banana Pancakes
- In breakfast burritos or tacos
Easy Country Potatoes in the Oven
- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds red skin potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes), diced
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Pinch of cayenne
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.Toss all ingredients together on a large sheet pan and spread into a single layer. Bake 40-45 minutes, flipping twice. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper fresh from the oven and serve hot.