Roasted Potatoes with Harissa |

I have my weaknesses and potatoes top that list. I’m often the girl that orders/makes a perfectly good salad but will tack on an order of fries. I don’t discriminate either, any kind of potato will do- red, sweet, gold, russet. Each has a use in my kitchen. This recipe for roasted potatoes is a step up from my normal, plain roasted potatoes. While the harissa softens the crispness of the potato, the flavor makes up for it.

Pairings/Usage for Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are extremely versatile. You can, of course, eat them as a side dish just from this recipe but I’ve used them in a few different ways. One of which, stuffed in an omelette, has become a favorite in my house. If you want, you can also swap out the yukon gold potatoes for sweet potatoes!

Breakfast: Serve with Eggs or in an Omelette (this roasted potato mixture works really great in an omelette!)

Lunch: Use to top a salad (like in a salad like this warm roasted potato arugula salad), throw on top of grains with a hardboiled egg or white beans, or just eat as as a side a dish like this Garlicky Spinach Millet.

Dinner: Serve along side your favorite veg burger (I prefer this brown rice one or the patty melt version!)

Extra Harissa? Try one of these recipes: Harissa Lentil and Cauliflower, Harissa + Egg Grilled Cheese, or Harissa and Avocado Grilled Cheese. Bon Appétit also has a great slideshow with some harissa inspiration!

Roasted Potatoes with Harissa |

Roasted Potatoes with Harissa

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings


  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup harissa (recipe here)
  • ½ ounce feta
  • Cilantro, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Cut into 1/4″ chunks and toss with the olive oil and salt. Spread into a single layer on a baking tray, covered with parchment paper if desired. Roast until potatoes are browning and crisp, 35 to 45 minutes.
  3. While potatoes are still warm, toss with harissa, feta, and sprinkle with a bit of cilantro before serving.


+ My harissa recipe is a cheat method and not near as spicy as a traditional harissa recipe. If you want to try your hand at a traditional recipe, here is a good one from Saveur.

Harissa Roasted Potatoes |