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Easy oven roasted potatoes

For the most part, almost everybody loves certain healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds. However, most healthy foods that are actually good require a lot of time to make.

These oven roasted potatoes are simple and are good for a dinner side, school lunch, or etc.

All you will need to cook these is:

4 large potatoes of your desire or 1.5 Ibs. of small bagged golden potatoes.

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil.

Salt, pepper, and paprika, to taste.

There is a very popular sauce that is common to have in the fall. It is optional, but makes  your dish have more flavor.

Pumpkin Sriracha Aioli:

2-4 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree.

2-4 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise (Vegan or dairy)

2 Tablespoons of Sriracha chili sauce (Optional, gives a tangy flavor to the sauce)

1-2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice(Optional)

1 pinch of salt and a dash of paprika.

It is important to start out by pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees F

To start out the preparation of the potatoes,

First scrub potatoes clean, taking off the skin helps them cook more thoroughly in 40 minutes. Then cut each potato in half(If you have four large potatoes, cut each in half and each half into quarters. Quantity will vary depending on how many people you are cooking for)

Once all of the potatoes are cut, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spray pan with olive oil or pam to resist sticking.

Lay on a cooking sheet or in a pan then put them in the oven for twenty minutes. After the twenty minutes is up, flip the potato pieces over and set the timer for another twenty minutes.

While the potatoes roast, whisk together your sauce in a small bowl.

Once done, remove the potatoes and top them with parsley.

This is a good portion of potatoes that I got from cutting up four large Idaho potatoes. Living alone, this works as a perfect school lunch that I can easily prepare in a few short minutes and do homework for the two twenty minute cooking periods.