Now THIS is a dinner time side dish: Super Simple Oven Baked French Fries! EASY. ONE PAN. No need to stir - just pop it in the oven, set the timer, and go! All you need is potatoes, olive oil, and a few seasonings. The kids totally approve! |

Super Simple Oven Baked French Fries

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Arkaidy


  • 3 lbs. potatoes russet, gold, yellow, or white
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried herbs (optional) such as rosemary, thyme, Italian seasoning, oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Slice 3 pounds of potatoes into discs about 1/2 inch thick, then stack the discs and slice into 1/2 inch thick sticks.

  3. Arrange potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet and season with salt, black pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, herbs (optional), and olive oil.

  4. Toss to coat evenly and bake at 425 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. 

    If you like your fries golden but not crisp, 25-30 minutes is usually a good window. If, like me, you like your fries crispy, 30-35 minutes is about perfect.

    You don’t have to stir, flip, or do anything else.

  5. Serve fries while they are hot and fresh out of the oven – with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce, of course!

  6. Enjoy!