Oven Baked Potato Wedges Recipe

With Dipping Sauce

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  • Vegan
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Oven Baked Potato Wedges Recipe
  • 55 min
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

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Looking for a healthy side for dinner or a snack to feed a crowd? These baked potato wedges are one of my favorite go-to dishes! All the goodness of homemade baked potato, in a dippable shape! I’m going to tell you how to make baked potato wedges that are warm and soft on the inside, and perfectly crunchy on the outside!

Health Benefits of Potatoes

You may be thinking: Wait a minute, ​potatoes​? I’m trying to be healthy here!

Well, I have good news for you health-conscious folks, potatoes have a bad reputation because of low-carb diets, but there are actually so many health benefits of potatoes. Did you know they have the highest content of potassium of any produce? Sorry bananas! They are also a great source of immune boosting vitamin C. Potatoes are also rich in vitamin B6, which may improve mood and reduce stress. Potatoes can make your belly and your brain happy! And although not low carb, potatoes have lots of fiber to keep you feeling full longer!

Healthy Ways to Cook Potatoes

Potatoes are super versatile. There are a million ways to cook and season them! Obviously, there is the old standby, deep frying. But there are also way healthier ways to cook them.

Baking potatoes is one of my favorites. There is little oil required and you can leave the skin on for all that additional fiber and B vitamins. Plus, these homemade potato wedges baked in any standard oven don’t required any fancy equipment.

One of my other faves is the air fryer. Potatoes can be roasted in the air fryer in a fraction of the time! It also doesn’t need much oil and is super quick! I can whip up home fries for breakfast in no time!

How to Serve Potatoes

One of the best things about potatoes is they stay warm for a long time. This makes them a great party food. Unexpected company? I just whip up a batch of crispy baked potato wedges and everyone’s happy! Anther awesome feature is they are super dip friendly! I like to experiment with different dips with these wedges.

My Cashew Dipping Sauce

Warning, this dip is super addictive!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill

How to cook:

  1. Add everything, except the dill, to your food processor or blender.
  2. Whip that all together until smooth.
  3. Cut and stir in the dill.

Besides being tasty, this dip is a great source of healthy fats and protein! Just try not to eat it all with a spoon! Look here for a more detailed recipe.

Ketchup: A Classic Stand-By

Ketchup is an obvious choice. But there’s a reason it’s a kid favorite. The sweet and tangy flavor totally blends well with the saltiness of the potato. Plus, you can add flavors to give it an edge. Stir in curry powder to give your ketchup an ethnic twist. Craving some heat? Add a few drops of hot sauce to make a great, spicy ketchup!

Mayo: Not Just for Sandwiches

I love mayo on practically everything! Mixed with garlic or sriracha, it makes a perfect dipping sauce with potatoes. And choosing one high in omega-3s like flax seed mayo will give you a bonus dose of healthy fats!

Tips and Tricks

While homemade potato wedges are simple to make there are a few secrets to making these wedges perfectly!

Picking Your Potatoes

Most types of potatoes can be used for this recipe. But whether you choose Russet, red, or gold, make sure they are fresh. When shopping for potatoes, check carefully for blemishes and bruises. That’s a sign of some nasty stuff under the peel. Potatoes should also feel firm, not squishy. And don’t be embarrassed to take a whiff in the produce aisle! Good, ripe potatoes should smell earthy, like the dirt they grew in.

Give Your Potatoes a Quick Bath

Prepare a large bowl of water to soak your wedges in after you cut them. That white stuff on your knife when your cutting the potatoes is the starch trying to get out. Soaking your potatoes helps remove the starch so they can crisp up better. It will also help them to not stick to the pan or to each other.

The Secret to Making Ultra Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Besides soaking, the secret to making these perfectly crunchy is in the spacing. If your wedges are all wedged together in the oven, they can’t get crispy. Give them some space to breathe and they will crisp up perfectly. You may have to use more that one cookie sheet but, trust me, it will be worth the extra dishes.

How to Cut the Potatoes for Perfect Wedges

Safety first! Make sure you have a well sharpened knife. You are more likely to get cut if your knife has to work harder to cut through the dense potato. Slice each potato in half longways, then cut each half into long wedge shapes. The most important part is trying to make them the same size so they will cook evenly.

How to Make Oven Baked Potato Wedges

    Ingredients

    Adjust Servings:
    3 large Potato
    2 tbsp Olive oil
    1 tsp Garlic powder
    ½ tsp Salt
    1/3 tsp Black Pepper

    How to make. Steps

    1
    Done

    Preparing

    Preheat your oven to 400 F. Wash and dry potatoes. Carefully peel potatoes, removing any bad spots.

    2
    Done

    Cut the Potatoes

    Cut each potato into eight wedges.

    3
    Done

    Mix the ingredients

    Combine oil, salt, and garlic. Toss wedges in the seasoned oil.

    4
    Done

    Place wedges on a baking sheet

    Place wedges on cookie sheet. Make sure to leave plenty of space in between. Sprinkle evenly with pepper.

    5
    Done

    Bake your wedges

    Bake for 35 minutes, flipping after 20 minutes.

    Recipe Notes

    These wedges go really well with other finger foods like my Healthy Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Bites, making a great spread for entertaining.

    Let how you make these potato wedges your own! Fun spices? New dipping sauce ideas? We would love to hear about it!

    Nutritional information

    289 kkal
    Nutrition
    28 g
    Carbs
    4 g
    Protein
    25 g
    Fat

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