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Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges

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These crispy Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges make the best side dish or even snack food. Chunky potato wedges, coated in a paprika spice blend and baked in the oven to crispy perfection. A great side dish any day of the week.

over head table view of spiced potato wedges
Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges

Crispy, spicy & delicious!  Those three words really sum up these potato wedges. You just can’t ever go wrong with a great potato recipe, right?

At our place, potatoes go on the table in some form a few times a week. My teens, love the Crispy Oven Fries. And, yes they are pretty good, but I love my Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes. Pure comfort food right there. Those along with the Thyme & Lemon Roasted Potatoes are just a few of our family favourite potato recipes.

close up of papriks spiced potato wedges
Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges

So, with that being said, I’m always on the search for making new potato dishes. When I made these Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges the other week, they disappeared in no time. So much, in fact, that I had to make a second batch. Yes!

And they would go great with the Dry Rub Cajun Chicken Wings.

Spiced Paprika Potato Wedges

What We need to Make the Spiced Potato Wedges

Start with the type of potatoes we’ll need. Use a waxy kind of potato like a baking potato. Something like Russet or Yukon Gold are great potatoes for this recipe. Avoid using small baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes. They are too wet and won’t crisp up enough when you bake them.

ingreditnts ot make the spiced potatoes

The Spice Blend We’re using

Much like my Cajun Spice, this is really easy to put together. it’s amazing what you can do with spices.

The Paprika Spice Blend For These Potatoes
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

REMEMBER, Full recipe with instructions is always found at the end of the blog post.

spices to make the spiced potaot wedtges

Make The paprika Spice Blend

Combine together all the spices in the bowl with the olive oil and stir well to combine.

COOKING TIP! You can make this spice blend in advance and store it in a spice jar for six months. As well, you can make the spice blend with oil added and keep it in a jar in the fridge for about two weeks.

How to Cut The Potatoes to Make Potato Wedges

We keep the skin on for these potato wedges, so no need to peel the potatoes. Give the potatoes a good scrub.

Cut the potatoes in half length ways and then cut each half into 4 quarters length ways.

Next, arrange them all on a baking tray.

COOKING TIP! Don’t overlap the potatoes on the baking tray. To get them extra crispy they need to be in a single layer.

How To Add The Spice Blend To The Potato Wedges

You want to make sure you coat all the potatoes. The best way to do this is to use your hands to rub the spice blend all over the potatoes. It’s much easier and effective than trying to do it with a spoon or spatula.

Baked in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until golden and crisp.

FOOD PREP TIP! Have disposal gloves on hand in your kitchen. They are great for jobs like these as you’ll be able to avoid getting your hands stained and covered in oil.

Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges Hot Out Of The Oven

They are on the table and ready to enjoy! Try serving my Homemade Barbecue Sauce on the side, it goes great! Alioli Sauce would be another great choice!

However you choose to enjoy these spiced potato wedges, they are pretty tasty.

paprika potatoes on a baking tray
Spiced Paprika Potato Wedges

Can I prepare These Potato Wedges IN advance To Cook later

The simple answer is yes! You can cut and prepare them up to a day before. If doing so, keep them covered in water and store them in the fridge.

Only put them on the baking tray and coat them in the seasoning just before roasting.

COOKING FACT! Did you know that soaking potatoes in water, pulls starch out of the potatoes? This means that when you roast or fry the wedges or fries, they will be crispier.

Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges

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Can I Reheat These Spiced Wedges After they are cooked

Honestly, these are best fresh out of the oven. Sorry friends, it’s just one of those foods that you really need to cook fresh. You can reheat them but they dry out a little and lose their crisp. So, I really recommend eating them as soon as you cook them.

Paprika potatoes in a black bowl with a dipping sauce
Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges

Let me know if you get a chance to make the wedges, they are pretty tasty. Don’t forget there’s lot of other fun food ideas to serve with these. The Parmesan Crusted Turkey Tenders would be great! They’d also go great with Turkey Burgers. You decide!

Thanks for being here and I’ll see you all soon. Happy Cooking!

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Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges

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Spiced Potato Wedges

These crispy Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges make the best side dish or even snack food. Chunky potato wedges, coated in a paprika spice blend and baked in the oven to crispy perfection. A great side dish any day of the week.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: paprika, potatoes, spiced potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 4 large potatoes peeled, washed and cut into wedges
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/180 C and have ready a large baking tray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Stir to combine.
  • Put the potatoes in a large bowl and add the spice blend. Using your hands mix it up really well to coat the potatoes completely.
  • Tip the potatoes onto your baking tray. Cook for about 25 minutes and then flip the potato wedges. Return to oven for a further 20 minutes or until crisp, golden and cooked through. Serve immediately.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Potato Wedges
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 605mg26%
Potassium 1576mg45%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 254IU5%
Vitamin C 73mg88%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments on “Paprika Spiced Potato Wedges”

    • Hi Chris, I never tired either of these methods. But yes, they will work in an air fryer. Just follow the cooking times for the air fryer. As for the pressure cooker, I don’t think you’ll get the same results. I hope this helps.


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