a foil-lined sheet pan with life-changing super crispy roasted potatoes scattered on it

Super Crispy Roasted Potatoes

  • Author: Bet
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Roasting


several tablespoons of bacon grease (preferably still conveniently on your foil-lined sheet pan from cooking a package of bacon in the oven)

1.5-2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes (about 6 medium, or any other potatoes you like!), cut into 1/2″ cubes

kosher salt to taste

pepper (optional)


Preheat oven to 425. Toss the cubed potatoes in the bacon grease on a sheet pan lined with foil (if you’ve just cooked the bacon, you already have this set up! So easy!). Sprinkle them with salt (and pepper, if you like), then stir and give them another sprinkling so they’re generously seasoned. Roast for 25 minutes, then stir and roast for about 10 minutes more, until they are as browned and crispy as you like! Taste and add more salt if needed.


If your bacon cooked out a ton of fat, you may want to remove some of the grease from the foil and either discard it or save it for another use before roasting the potatoes. That said, a generous amount of bacon fat helps these get gorgeously crisp!

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