Kid-Friendly Oven Roasted Potatoes

Kid Friendly Oven Roasted Potato Recipe to Bake

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These kid-friendly oven roasted potatoes are easy to bake.  This side dish recipe is full of flavor.  The whole family will enjoy this as part of their meal.

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Kid-Friendly Oven Roasted Potatoes

Getting tired of the same old side dishes?  Check out my kid-friendly oven roasted potatoes.  They are easy to make (or bake) with a very simple ingredient list.  Ingredient lists do not have to be complicated or lengthy to be tasty! 

This recipe is an oldie, but goodie at my house.  

It’s a side dish that goes with many main dishes, but we love these with Volcano Meatloaf.  I’ve included a photo and link below.  When my kids were young I called this potatoes ‘Lava Ashed Potatoes’.  After all, it was (and is still) way more fun to eat lava ashed potatoes with volcano meatloaf.  Right?

Here’s a printable version of my kid-friendly oven roasted potatoes for your side dish serving ease;

Kid-Friendly Oven Roasted Potatoes

Kid Friendly Oven Roasted Potato Recipe to Bake


  • 4 long white potatoes
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Peel and rinse the potatoes.  Slice the potatoes so that they are thin (less than 1/8 of an inch).  Set aside.

In a bowl, stir together the oil, salt, onion powder, paprika and garlic powder.  Add the potatoes into the seasoned oil. Toss the potatoes in the spiced mixture until they are evenly coated.

Coat a baking pan with a very thin layer of olive oil, using a paper towel.   Set slices on the pan in a single layer.  Bake until golden brown, approximately 20 - 25 minutes.


Top it Off!

Looking to serve this side dish with a little extra special something?  Especially if company is coming!  Add some small dishes to the table filled with chopped chives, sour cream, sliced olives and/or shredded cheddar cheese.  Add our toppings and serve potato skin styled without the skins.

What’s a Main Dish Idea?

Serve this kid-friendly oven roasted potato recipe with my Volcano Meatloaf Recipe.  It’s a delicious and fun food combination.  This duo flavor combo is a memorable dinner serve.

Volcano Meatloaf Recipe Link

There isn’t anything about the words ‘lava ash’ that’s real, but I loved the name lava ashed potatoes when the kids were young.  Technically it’s considered volcanic ash or volcanic dust.  If you want to learn a few fun facts to share with the kiddos here are some;

  • Real volcanic ash is made of glass, rock and mineral particles (there’s nothing edible about it)!
  • Volcanic Ash can travel very far distances.
  • Learn More at National Geographic or

8 Comments on “Kid-Friendly Oven Roasted Potatoes”

  1. O.K. I was quite intrigued by the title to the recipe – love it! I know this was a great meal! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  2. wondering what temp you cook these and the ring of fire at. I didn’t see that in the recipe. Thanks!

  3. Pingback: Volcano Meatloaf is a dinner recipe the Kids will Love

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