Spicy Potato Wedges

A hearty BBQ side…

Big meats deserve a big side. And few are bigger than spicy potato wedges. These bold eats pack plenty of potato along with a cacophony of spicy spices. Chili powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika all play a part, along with many other spice rack staples to bring a ton of flavor to the table.

Play around with the fieriness in this recipe, too. You could opt for chipotle pepper instead of cayenne for a smokier alternative (great for smoky barbecue meals). Or pull back on the paprika and add more cayenne for an even spicier fry.

Spicy Potato Wedges

Spicy Potato Wedges

A fiery bold side, perfect for burgers and steak
5 from 1 vote



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the canola oil, chili powder, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the potato wedges to the bowl and mix the wedges to coat them with the seasoned oil.
  • Evenly spread the potato wedges across the foil-lined baking sheet, then place the baking sheet in the oven.
  • Bake the potato wedges for 15 minutes, then flip the potato wedges. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the wedges reach your desired crispiness.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the wedges to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.


Want a smokier alternative? Try subbing in chipotle powder for the cayenne pepper powder. Less heat, but plenty of smoky flavor. 


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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