Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Chipotle Aioli

These roasted potatoes are the BEST side dish for any occasion! Perfectly seasoned potatoes are roasted until crispy then served with a flavorful smoky chipotle aioli! There’s minimal prep work required + a short ingredient list! (Easily air fried too!)

A large baking pan filled with crispy roasted potatoes surrounding a small bowl of chipotle aioli

What is it about a warm crispy potato that makes me go weak in the knees?! (Bonus points if there’s a sauce involved!😉) These roasted potatoes are the CRISPIEST potatoes I’ve ever made and they have the most incredible flavor!

Golden, buttery, crispy on all sides – they’re pure heaven! But the real winner has to be the chipotle aioli. It’s a creamy condiment made with a base of mayonnaise and sour cream mixed with smoky chipotle sauce and a squeeze of lime for some freshness! I just love the way the smoky buttery flavors compliment each other.

With Easter right around the corner, I can’t think of a better side dish to go with your Easter brunch or dinner spread! But don’t stop there! These roasted potatoes would be amazing served at any holiday party, game day or any time you need an easy side dish for a weeknight dinner.

Ingredients used to make crispy roasted potatoes with chipotle aioli

Ingredients You’ll Need

Yukon potatoes: We use regular-sized Yukon potatoes or baby gold potatoes for ours. (I love their buttery flavor!)

Avocado oil: I always suggest using avocado oil for it’s higher smoke point. (It allows you to cook the potatoes at a higher temperature crisping them up more without causing them to burn.) Olive oil can be used instead.

Spices: Smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper are needed to season the potatoes.

Mayonnaise: Used as part of the base for your aioli. Feel free to use your favorite mayo brand!

Sour cream: You’ll be adding this to the mayo to lighten up the aioli. (Most aioli’s are only made with mayonnaise but I love the extra tang the sour cream adds. Plus it’s slightly better for you too!)

Chipotle peppers in adobo: We’re only using the sauce for this recipe – not the actual peppers!

Lime juice: Use fresh lime juice for the best results. (Store bought lime juice tends to have additives that can alter it’s flavor.) You’ll need 1 tablespoon of lime juice for the aioli.

A small white bowl filled with chipotle aioli sitting next to a plate of fresh lime wedges
A large clear mixing bowl filled with diced gold potatoes tossed in oil and seasonings
A dark baking pan filled with seasoned potatoes ready to go into the oven

How To Make Roasted Potatoes In The Oven

1. Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place a metal baking pan in the oven while it heats up.

2. Prep the potatoes. Wash and dry the potatoes then cut them into 1 inch pieces.

3. Season the potatoes. Add the potatoes, avocado oil and seasonings to a large bowl and toss until they’re fully coated.

4. Roast! Remove the hot pan from the oven and lightly brush it with avocado oil. Pour your potatoes onto the pan, spreading them out as much as possible. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then toss the potatoes and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until they’re crispy on the outside and tender in the center.

5. Make the chipotle aioli. While the potatoes bake, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, chipotle sauce and salt together in a small bowl then set it aside.

6. Serve. Garnish the potatoes with chopped chives and serve immediately with your chipotle aioli on the side.

A close up photo of crispy roasted potatoes sprinkled with chopped chives

Tips For Making The Best Crispy Potatoes!

Preheat your baking pan! Having your baking pan piping hot when you add the potatoes will make them EXTRA crispy on all sides!

Keep your potatoes slices uniform! Try to cut your potatoes into similar sizes and shape – this will help them cook more evenly.

Use avocado oil instead olive oil! Avocado oil has a higher smoke point which allows you to cook the potatoes at a higher temperature – allowing them to crisp up more without burning.

Don’t overcrowd the pan! Keep your potatoes spread out as much as possible while they roast. It’s ok if you need to use 2 separate pans.

Toss them half way through! This step is crucial for crisping the potatoes on all sides.

A silver fork dipping 3 roasted potatoes into a small bowl of chipotle aioli

Make These Potatoes In The Air Fryer

We love air fried potatoes! (In some ways, I feel like they’re slightly better than oven roasted potatoes.😉) If you have an air fryer, I definitely recommend trying this method! They’re super crispy on the outside, tender in the center and they take less time than roasting too! You’ll follow the original directions for preparation then air fry the potatoes at 390 degrees for 18-20 minutes, tossing them half way through.

A serving plate filled with crispy roasted potatoes sitting next to a small bowl of chipotle aioli

Storing & Reheating

Storing: Store your leftover potatoes in an air tight container in the refrigerator. They should stay good for 3-4 days if stored properly.

Reheating: I’ve found the best methods for reheating potatoes are using the stove or warm them the oven.

  • To reheat in the oven: Warm the potatoes at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they reach your desired temperature.
  • To reheat on the stove: Warm the potatoes in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until they’re warmed to your liking.

Why you’ll love this roasted potatoes recipe!

  • Crisped to perfection! These potatoes come out golden & crispy every time!
  • An easy side dish! Minimal prep work required & your oven does the rest for you – it doesn’t get any better!
  • Perfect for any occasion! Serve them for a fancy brunch, dinner party or even as a fun game day snack! Your family & friends are going to love them!

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Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Chipotle Aioli

These roasted potatoes are the BEST side dish for any occasion! Perfectly seasoned potatoes are roasted until crispy then served with a flavorful smoky chipotle aioli! There's minimal prep work required + a short ingredient list! (Easily air fried too!)
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chipotle aioli, crispy potatoes, roasted potatoes, side dish, side dish reipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin

Ingredients

For the breakfast potatoes:

  • 1.5 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes (or baby gold potatoes)
  • 1-2 Tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil), plus extra for the pan
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Chopped chives, for garnish

For the chipotle aioli:

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp chipotle in adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
  • tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place a metal baking pan in the oven while it heats up.
  • Prep the potatoes. Wash and dry the potatoes then cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  • Season the potatoes. Add the potatoes, avocado oil and seasonings to a large bowl and toss until they're fully coated.
  • Roast! Remove the hot pan from the oven and lightly brush it with extra avocado oil. Pour your potatoes onto the pan, spreading them out as much as possible. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
    Toss the potatoes and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until they're crispy on the outside and tender in the center.
  • Make the chipotle aioli. While the potatoes bake, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, chipotle sauce and salt together in a small bowl then set it aside.
  • Serve. Garnish the potatoes with chopped chives and serve immediately with your chipotle aioli on the side.

Notes

Air Fry: Season the potatoes according to the original directions then air fry them at 390 degrees for 18-20 minutes, tossing half way through.

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