The Best Oil Free Roast Potatoes Recipe

Oil free roast potatoes

If your trying to avoid oil or cooking with oil you can still have delicious crispy oil free roast potatoes. This way of cooking any white potato not only gives really crispy roast potatoes but they also cook a bit quicker. It works great for both summer potatoes with a thin skin and the thicker skin potatoes usually used for baking.

There is no need for time consuming par boiling. just slice them and then put in the oven and forget about them. Also no need to remove the skin, this is where most of the nutrients are found and the skin will become deliciously crisp. The added bonus of no skinning or parboiling means this is super quick and not messy.

The Best Oil Free Roast Potatoes Recipe


  • Any white potatoe. You will just need to adjust the cooking time to the type and size.

How to Make

  1. Choose potatoes of a similar size, so that they all cook at roughly the same time.
  2. Check the skins for any cuts or green bits, cut any out that you find.
  3. Score the potatoes every 1cm about 0.25 cm deep to make squares roughly about 1 cm².
  4. Place skin side down on a non stick tray and roast in the oven at 350°F / 180 °C until golden.
  5. It depends on the size of the potato put usually they take 50-60 mins.

The best oil free roast potaotes
Cut potatoes in half

Scoring oil free roast potatoes
Score to make 1cm squares

Oil free roast potatoes
The final oil free crispy roast poatoes

Forget crisps these oil free roast potatoes are crispy and tasty without all that deep frying. They taste great hot just out of the oven and I recommend to eat straight away as the absence of fat seems to make them not taste as good cold or reheated.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Oil Free Roast Potatoes”

  1. Are they really, really crisp? They don’t necessarily look like the kind of “crispy” we normally attribute to the ones made with oil? I sure don’t mean to be rude (please, not at all) – it’s just that the picture doesn’t really show well on my computer… sorry… I so hope they’re lovely and crispy..

    1. Hi Nancy, yes they are really crisp – especially if you use small thin potatoes. They are a harder crisp than you get with oil cooked potatoes. Gives them a go, they really are very good for no added oil and one of my stable healthy snack dishes.

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