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Close up on crispy potatoes with za'atar seasoning in a baking dish with a spatula.

Lemon Za'atar Roasted Potatoes

  • Author: Tonya | The Midwest Kitchen Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


Lemon Za’atar Roasted Potatoes are an easy 6 ingredient side dish filled with amazing flavor. These Middle Eastern-inspired crispy potatoes are seasoned with za’atar, bright lemon, and cayenne pepper for a hint of spice. 


  • 3 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon za’atar seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Peel and cut russet potatoes into cubes. Rinse in cold water, then dry very well with a kitchen towel or paper towels. This is important because the potatoes will get crispier in the oven if they are dry. 
  3. Put potatoes into a baking dish with salt, cayenne pepper, za’atar seasoning, lemon juice, and vegetable oil. Mix until the potatoes are coated. 
  4. Bake the potatoes for 35 - 45 minutes mixing halfway through until they are tender and golden brown and crispy. Serve with roasted chicken/ beef or a salad. Enjoy!


Make sure you dry your potatoes very well before adding the oil, and spices, so they will be crispier.

Keywords: crispy zaatar potatoes, roasted potatoes, zaatar potatoes, oven roasted lemon zaatar potatoes, zaatar lemon roasted potatoes

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