Baked potato wedges with melted cheddar cheese

Baked potato wedges with melted cheddar cheese

These homemade baked potato wedges are seasoned with olive oil, basil, paprika, and cayenne before roasting in the oven.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 192 kcal


  • 2 Russet potatoes cut into 8 wedges per potato
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Toss the potato wedges with olive oil, dried basil, paprika, cayenne, pepper, and salt in a large ziplock bag.
  2. Use tongs to place the potato wedges in a single layer with skin side facing down on a foil-lined baking tray.
  3. Bake the potato wedges at 400 F for 45 minutes.
  4. Take the baking tray out of the oven. Rotate the potato wedges so that they are laying on their sides, with little or no gap between adjacent wedges. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over them. Return them to the oven and bake until the cheddar cheese melts, about a few minutes.