Baked Potato Wedges with Thyme!

by zesty on December 5, 2008 · 36 comments

We made it!  Finally, Friday is here.  I wanted to wind down the week with one of my favorite comfort foods – potatoes.  Potatoes are easy to make, versatile, easy to season and accepts flavors well.

For me, potato wedges must have some crunch and a whole lot of flavor.  I really work hard on making sure they get golden brown and cook evenly.  Nothing worse then getting a good bite of potato and then a partially raw bite.  We have all been there.

These little wonders are super easy to make and if you are on a budget you can really stretch your dollar with this recipe.


  • 3 Medium-Large Baking Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the potatoes into even wedges.
  3. Place Potatoes in a bowl and add all other ingredients.

  4. Coat well, line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place in a single layer.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. (Baking time will depend on the heat of your oven)
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: When baking potato wedges, it is important not to crowd the cookie sheet and keep it to a single layer.  This will allow even cooking.  Turning often is key despite the fact you will lose heat from your oven when you open it.  Stay close to the oven,  keep an eye on them and get them golden and crispy.

This turned out really well and were very satisfying.  I made two dips to go along with the wedges.  First one was a curry mayonnaise dip and the second one was a sweet chili ranch dip.  I just whipped them up in side dishes however I forgot to take a picture…. slack I know.

Let me know what you like to dip you potato wedges in? I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

Along the same lines, here is another post on stuffed baked potatoes.

Take care


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1 HoneyB December 5, 2008 at 7:38 am

There is nothing better than a well seasoned potato!


2 laura December 5, 2008 at 7:58 am

Yum! I used to make potatoes just like this, only I would cut mine into little cubes. :) I like ketchup, or no dip at all.


3 VeggieGirl December 5, 2008 at 9:02 am


I dip it in either spicy salsa, garlic hummus, or guacamole.


4 ttfn300 December 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

ranch with a lil’ hot sauce :)


5 Megan December 5, 2008 at 9:48 am

YUM! I am a ketchup girl! Plain and simple. However, that sweet chili ranch dip sounds awesome!


6 Biz December 5, 2008 at 10:00 am

Those look so good! I routinely find baked potatoes on my grocery stores dollar rack – I one time got 15 potatoes for $1!

That week we had baked potato soup, burgers with hand cut fries, chili and cheese smothered baked potatoes, and ham with scalloped potatoes. Yum!

Happy Friday Cooking!


7 The Other Jessie :) December 5, 2008 at 10:28 am

I love homemade potato wedges, thyme and olive oil especially gives it great flavor. Great tip turning the wedges over while baking. I’m guilty of not doing that!

I like to dip them in either a blue cheese or a spicy ranch dressing.


8 Culinary Cory December 5, 2008 at 12:04 pm

I love eating my wedges with a mix of bbq and ranch dressing.


9 Reemo December 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Those taters look nice and crispy, love your dipping sauces, especially the chili-ranch one, yum!


10 Lainie Petersen December 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Looks both delicious and versatile.


11 Gabi @ Mamaliga December 5, 2008 at 1:56 pm

In my part of the country they call it “Tater Babies”! HA! Go figure…
Thanks Cooking!

Gabi @ Mamaliga.


12 Live.Love.Eat December 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Ah, potatoes. My favorite. Any way I can get them. These would be perfect without any dip. And any dip. Oh yum. I did roast some potatoes a few weeks ago and served them with a garlic aioli. I’ve yet to post those. Have a great weekend!


13 Victoria December 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Those look great! I love potato wedges, and I like them dipped in ranch, or BBQ sauce.


14 Bob December 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Awesome, well baked potato wedges are the best! I usually don’t dip them in anything, I like ‘em straight up. Same with fries, too (usually). My girlfriend thinks I’m nuts. Heh.


15 lauren December 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm

oh man – my mouth is watering…


16 Nurit - 1 family. friendly. food. December 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm

don’t you find that the evoo burns in this temp. and gives the fries an off kinda flavor?


17 Olga December 5, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Love all types of roasted potatoes!


18 trupti December 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I have never tried thyme with potatoes…I am so used to using Rosemary with these…I’ll try them out!
I dip mine in Chipotle Mayo…LOVE it!


19 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) December 6, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I’m boring, I like my potato wedges plain and simple, no dipping sauces for me!!

Potatoes are great for a budget – I just posted last night how I made a side of mashed potatoes for my husband’s holiday work party and for 5 lbs of white potatoes and some sour cream I paid about $3.50.

Hope you’re having a great weekend Cooking!


20 Chef E December 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Your picture is worth a thousand bites for me!


21 Laurie December 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Those look quite yummy. I love potatoes and don’t understand the no carb folks at all. I’m a catsup girl, althought ranch makes a nice change.


22 Emily December 6, 2008 at 5:15 pm

I need those! They look delicious!


23 flurry December 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I make these very often, they taste far better than ordinary french fries. :P
I prefer using rosemary instead of thyme, but that’s personal flavour. (Once I had Italian herb salt, that was best)
Also I discovered that the potatoes become more crunchy when you add the oil and the ingredients after the potatoes have been in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. But this may be just a feature of my oven.


24 nancy December 6, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Wow..I make these all of the time, and they NEVER look this good…Turning them…Don’t always do it…Will start!


25 Foong December 6, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Delicious and with less oil too. Great recipe!


26 Shaheen December 7, 2008 at 7:43 am

The wedges looks so tempting. I would love to grab a nite right about now.


27 jacoba December 7, 2008 at 4:01 pm

A man that understands a potato can cook. I think you understand a potato.

Greetings from Cape Town South Africa


28 Sues December 7, 2008 at 10:07 pm

One of my biggest pet peeves is soggy potatoes and these look anything but! I’m drooling over here. And I think these would pair well with my ketchup addiction :)


29 Courtney December 7, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Love your blog…AND LOVE those potatoes. YUM


30 Leng December 9, 2008 at 5:23 pm

I love potatoes! These look especially delish!


31 Usha December 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

The wedges look delicious, I normally make mine a bit spicy and dip it in just plain ketchup :-)


32 maris December 11, 2008 at 12:27 am

Mmm I love baked potato wedges…especially baked sweet potatoes! I’m going to try seasoning them with thyme, that sounds good and a nice change from the usual black pepper and sea salt!


33 ela December 13, 2008 at 2:56 am

my mouth waters just by looking at your pics. i just love potato wedges!


34 Stephanie March 2, 2011 at 3:06 am

Would you be able to post your recipe for the sweet chili ranch dip , I love that dip but cannot find the recipe anywheres


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