Roast potatoes with paprika

Make roast potatoes that are tasty and healthy. Smoked paprika adds flavour and we have a top tip for a crispy finish. Ideal for Sunday lunch, or Christmas Day

PREP 15 mins
COOK 1 hrs 25 mins


  • calories 297
  • carbs 36
  • saturated fat 2
  • sugar 2
  • protein 4
  • fat 15
  • fibre 4
  • salt 0.4


1½ kg floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper, King Edward or Desirée), peeled and cut into halves or quarters, depending on size
100ml olive oil
2 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Add the potatoes to a pan of cold salted water, bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 mins until partly tender. Drain and steam dry for a few mins in a colander.
  2. Return the potatoes to the saucepan, and add the oil, paprika and plenty of salt and pepper. Cover with a lid, then shake the pan around to roughen the edges of the potatoes and thoroughly coat them in the paprika and oil. Tip the potatoes into a large roasting tin, making sure they are evenly spaced apart. Scrape in all the fluffy potato mess – these make the best crispy bits!
  3. Roast the potatoes for 1 hr 15 mins, turning halfway, until extremely fluffy and crisp.