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Old Bay Roasted Potatoes

I can always tell when my husband is hungry.

There are certain things he does.

He hangs around the kitchen, talks a lot, and starts stirring or flipping whatever food I’m cooking.

I pretend to tolerate it… but it secretly gets on my nerves…


Our kitchen is pretty small… so with two people in it… its crowded.

He’s constantly behind me sampling and tasting all the food…

And then he does it…

He goes to the spice cabinet and grabs the same seasoning every time.

What is it about Old Bay that men love so much?

I mean, its a good seasoning and all… but does it HAVE to be added to EVERY meal I cook?!?!!


He puts Old Bay in his eggs, his tuna, his steaks, his chicken, his fish, his soup.

He even sprinkles a little in his turkey sandwiches.

I’m surprised he doesn’t put it in his cereal… because that would be gross.


So I make these roasted potatoes for him.

To him… it would be a sin NOT to add Old Bay to such a basic side dish.

I have to admit… Old Bay does make these potatoes pretty tasty!


  • 3 large Yukon Gold Potatoes cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine potatoes with olive oil.

Add Old Bay and garlic powder and mix until potatoes are coated.

Spread potatoes on a large cookie sheet.

Baked in oven for 20 minutes, then flip potatoes and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.



Have a great weekend 🙂

27 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 5, 2010 at 9:02 am

    We just had some roasted potatoes last night…they are my favorite!

  2. Joe @ Eden Kitchen said on March 5, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Yum, these look good! What does Old Bay taste like? We don’t have it here in New Zealand but it must be good if he puts it on so many foods!

  3. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I very much dislike Old Bay (I didn’t know what it was until I moved to the DC area). But my husband loves it like salt. He grew up on the Chesapeake Bay so it’d be sacrilegious not to love (and I get made fun of by his family all the time for disliking it.) This is his ideal meal. The potato is his most favorite veggie, and Old Bay goes on everything—even French Fries, which I don’t get. Anyhow, I’ll have to make this for him one night. Great idea!

  4. Nicole, RD said on March 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Haha, that’s cute about your husband and his hungry time behavior : ) Old Bay is good stuff, I agree : ) And I never get tired of roasted potatoes! Mmm!

    Have a super weekend, Estela!

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on March 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    DROOL. but seriously, i’m drooling. i love Old Bay, but that’s probably because I don’t eat it all that often! also, my husband does the same thing…he’ll walk into the kitchen and smoosh all of the food in the pans together WHILE IT’S COOKING. kills me every time!

  6. Ameena said on March 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I can so relate to your hubby lurking about in the kitchen, I’m like WHAT DO YOU WANT? Of course I know what he wants but it drives me crazy that he doesn’t just say it!

    Love potatoes, love Old Bay…great idea!

  7. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on March 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Okay hold on to your pants…I have never had Old Bay Seasoning…haha! I hear people rave about it but I just haven’t ever tried it mysefl! Random…

  8. Christie @ Honoring Health said on March 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I have never thought to put old bay on potatoes. Sounds awesome!

  9. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on March 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Gosh I don’t even think we have any old bay!! Unbelievable! (My BF probably feels the same way about my sriracha habit)

  10. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) said on March 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I actually don’t use old bay for much. It is good seasoning, I wonder why I don’t??? I just always associate it with a low country boil. I will have to give these a try since you gave your approval!

  11. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve never even heard of Old Bay. What’s in it?

  12. Stef said on March 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    too many cooks in the kitchen drives me nuts too! i’ve never had old bay, but i always hear a lot about it. i don’t think it’s much of a california thing!

  13. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on March 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    potato posts all over the blog world today!! 🙂

  14. luvtoeat said on March 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Hmmm…I’ve never heard of Old Baby. I better keep my hubby away from that stuff. Thanks for the warning 😉

  15. Mo@MommyRD said on March 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    They look delicious. I should take a lesson from your husband. I have a big can of Old Bay, and only use it when I make crab cakes – which is about 3 times per year!

  16. Light Delight with TouTou said on March 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I have never tried the old bay seasoning, but they are everywhere. I thought it was for crab ( for some reason I feel the name indicate where crab lives:-P)
    looks like the seasoning really works well! I should get some on my next grocery trip!

  17. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on March 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Do you think that is a husband thing? because mine does the SAME thing! love these potatoes!

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on March 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    husband would love to move in w/ you for your taters…that’s his total happy meal 🙂 roasted taters with seasoning!

  19. Jenn ( said on March 6, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I’ve never had Old Bay, people seem to go crazy for it though. I can tell my husband is hungry when he’s SNACKING in the kitchen while I am cooking. 😡 LOL


  20. Sinful Southern Sweets said on March 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Looks yummy!!

  21. Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on March 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I LOVE old bay seasoning, but I always forget about it! It matches with potatoes so perfectly!

  22. lynn @ the actors diet said on March 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    you are absolutely right – men LOVE old bay seasoning! (but i do too)

  23. Haleigh said on March 7, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Every one has odd behavior when they get hungry. My husband has never used old bay spice, maybe because he’s Swedish and doesn’t know what it is? Well, if all men are obsessed with it maybe I shouldn’t introduce the two 😉 haha..

  24. The Paris Food Blague said on March 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    haha old bay and potatoes. for some reason i can only think of Old Spice. bleh
    a bientot
    the paris food blague

  25. Chef Aimee said on March 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I love Old Bay and am going to actually also try this in mashed potato form! 🙂

  26. The Candid RD said on March 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t think I have ever used Old Bay! I guess I need to try it out! It’s funny how you explain your husbands “mad” signs. Nick has some of those too, and that’s when I know to just stay away….

  27. sophia said on March 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I love seasoning like Old Bay! I have one that is like that, but a different brand (aka much cheaper). I sprinkle it on everything!