Tex-Mex Roasted Potatoes

These oven roasted potatoes have a classic ‘Tex-Mex’ flavour and super simple to make. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, these are like oven baked home fries!

Tex mex potatoes that are in a white bowl.

Whether they are whole, in wedges or cubed, roasting potatoes brings out the best in this vegetable. My favourite way to roast them is by cubing the potatoes. These tex-mex roasted potatoes are like hash browns and perfect for breakfast or dinner.

Potatoes are so incredibly versatile and I love making new and simple side dishes with them. Easily one of my favourite ways to cook potatoes is by roasting them because they taste so good!

A both filled with spicy hash brown potatoes.

These roasted potatoes come out similar to french fries or hash browns and are crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy in the middle. The tex-mex seasoning in today’s recipe gives the potatoes a southwest flavour with just a hint of heat. They go great with chicken, pork, beef ….. well, pretty much anything!

Ingredients You Need

  • potatoes – white potatoes or Yukon gold are my potatoes of choice for this recipe
  • oil
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • cayenne pepper
  • oregano
  • salt

Expert Tip! The amount of cayenne gives these potatoes just a hint of heat. You can omit the cayenne or add more depending on your desired level of spice or heat.

Diced potatoes in a glass bowl next to a cutting board with a knife and potatoes partially chopped.

How To Cut The Potatoes

Since the skin stays on these tex-mex roasted potatoes, it is important to make sure they are clean. Rinse and scrub the potatoes and t

Cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Try to chop them into similar sized pieces. Place diced potatoes into a large bowl so they can be seasoned. Toss them in the oil and seasoning so that they are evenly coated in the spices.

Expert Tip! If you want to give the potatoes a little extra seasoning, you can sprinkle more spices on the potatoes after they have been spread out on the baking sheet.

Diced raw potatoes seasoned and spread out on a baking sheet.

How Long To Roast Potatoes

Spread the chopped and seasoned potatoes on a large baking sheet. I like to line the baking sheet with parchment paper so the potatoes will not stick. Make sure that the potatoes are evenly spread out and not piled on each other but just one layer. This helps them cook all cook the same.

Preheat the oven to 400F and then place the baking sheet of potatoes in the oven and bake for 1 hour. After about 30 minutes of cooking, I like to use some tongs to move the potatoes around and flip them over. This allows them to brown more evenly.

Expert Tip! Watch the potatoes as they cook in the oven. Depending on the size of the potato chunks, they may take slightly more or less cooking time. They are done when they are soft and browned on the outside.

Close up picture of roasted potatoes in a white bowl.

Other Roasted Potato Recipes

There are many ways to roast potatoes and here are a few more recipes that will spice up dinner time!

Tex-Mex Roasted Potatoes

A bowl of hash browns
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These oven roasted potatoes have a classic 'Tex-Mex' flavour and super simple to make. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, these are like oven baked home fries!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Scrub the potatoes thoroughly and cut roughly into 1 inch cubes.
  • Toss with the remaining ingredients and spread on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 400F oven for 1 hour, flipping them halfway through cooking time.


Per serving:

Calories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1193mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Tex mex potatoes that are in a white bowl.

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  • Made these for afternoon snack yesterday…yummy!

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  • Oh my that looks good. I’ll try it next time I do potatoes.

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