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Potato Wedges with Ranch

A simple recipe for the potato, that versatile vegetable that serves as a blank canvas for all of our favorite flavors. These crispy potato wedges are perfect with a side of ranch.


homemade Potato Wedges seasoned with brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika served with a cup of Ranch dressing
Photography by Gayle McLeod

We Say Potato (With A Side Of Ranch Dressing)

We almost always have potatoes in our kitchens. They’re easy to pop in the oven (or microwave) for a hearty meal with butter, sour cream, and any other toppings we can find. These homemade potato wedges are an easy alternative to the basic baked potato. We like oven baked potato wedges because they develop crispy edges that are perfect to pick up and dip into another of our favorite things–Homemade Ranch Dressing. You can of course go the classic route with ketchup, or go big with a dip in our Burger Sauce. Maybe you’ll try salsa golf–the Argentinian ketchup and mayo combination. Luckily, there’s no wrong way to dip baked potato wedges.

raw potato wedges, brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, olive oil and ranch in bowls to make potato wedges

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What to Serve With Potato Wedges?

We love these seasoned potato wedges on their own, but they’re so great as a side with a number of weeknight dishes and of course, don’t forget the Homemade Ranch Dressing! Our light and lemony Chicken Paillard loves crispy oven roasted potato wedges. They’re also great with the savory tartness of our Pineapple Pulled Pork Sandwich, or perfectly fork-tender Steak Bites. You can also make a buffet of our snacky foods, like Baked Buffalo Wings, Jalapeño Poppers, and Beef Sliders with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayo and Spicy Pickles.

How Do You Make Potato Wedges?

How do you crisp potato wedges? Get your oven nice and hot! Preheat it to 450°F. Next, start by giving three large russet potatoes a good scrub. Wondering how to cut potato wedges? We cut them into 1 ½ -inch-thick wedges so they’re easy for little kid fingers to pick up, and this also means that there will be plenty of surface area that gets nice and crispy! Drizzle with olive oil and our seasoning mixture and bake until golden brown, about thirty minutes. Resist the urge to eat these directly out of the oven, and serve with dipping sauce.

brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika together in a bowl to use as a spice mix for potato wedges
raw potato wedges on a parchment lined baking sheet drizzled with olive oil and being sprinkled with a homemade spice mix
raw potato wedges on a parchment lined baking sheet tossed with olive oil, brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika & garlic powder
homemade potato wedges seasoned with brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic and paprika on a baking sheet served with ranch

Potato Wedge Recipe Ingredients

  • A mix of seasoning that includes brown sugar (that secret ingredient that adds just a hint of sweetness!), salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika

  • 3 large russet potatoes (about 2 ¼ pounds)

  • Olive oil

Potato Wedges seasoned with brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika on a plate served with Ranch dressing

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Potato Wedges seasoned with brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika on a plate served with Ranch dressing

Now That’s a Hot Potato!

Potato wedges with ranch are a super delicious side dish or snack, and we’d love to see your pictures, and maybe even a video of the beautiful people you feed them to! Tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Potato Wedges with Ranch

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  20 min
  • Cook Time:  30 min
  • Calories: 209


  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt or celery salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 large russet potatoes (about 2 ¼ pounds), scrubbed and cut into 1 ½ -inch-thick wedges
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ranch dressing, store-bought or homemade, for serving


1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. With a rack in the center position. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika. Place the potatoes on the prepared sheet pan and drizzle them with the olive oil. Sprinkle on the spice mixture, toss to coat, and spread potatoes into an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown.

3. Serve with ranch.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories209
  • Protein2 g
  • Carbohydrates22 g
  • Total Fat14 g
  • Dietary Fiber2 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium872 mg
  • Total Sugars1 g

Potato Wedges with Ranch

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  • Anna

    I've made these a dozen times and they always turn out just right!

    Thanks Anna, so happy you love them!

  • Kay

    My kids ate them ALL! New go to around here, thanks for the recipe!

    Hooray! Love when that happens!