Last updated: October 4, 2023
These simple to make vegan potato wedges are a great side dish to any main meal.
They’re made even more delicious because they’re topped with vegan parmesan cheese which takes them from traditional potato wedges to next level crunchy wedges that are just ideal for dipping into a creamy sauce.
The thing I love about potatoes is how versatile they are. They go in almost any dish and are so affordable to buy.
However, sometimes just the simplest potato recipes are the best. That’s why I made these vegan potato wedges – they just showcase the simple potato in all its glory.
Following the methods below will ensure you have the perfect crispy baked potato wedges with a delightfully textured parmesan crumb. It’s such an easy recipe and has some extremely simple steps to get the perfect crispy potatoes.
Reasons to make these vegan potato wedges
There are so many reasons to make this potato wedges recipe:
- they make the perfect side dish to any main meal
- they’re ideal for dipping in to your favorite dipping sauce
- they’re a great accompaniment to a dinner party because they’re so quick and simple to make
- these make the perfect snack if you just want some comforting finger food
Ingredients you’ll need
This homemade potato wedge recipe uses only a few very simple ingredients:
- black pepper
- vegan parmesan
There are lots of variations of this recipe, as you can switch up the oil that you use, there are different types of potatoes that you can use, and of course the toppings. To keep it vegan, just make sure you use only vegan ingredients. In particular, the parmesan.
I used olive oil in this recipe, but you can also use vegetable oil, avocado oil, rapeseed oil or grapeseed oil.
The type of potatoes you pick to make these wedges can be russet potatoes, red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes. You can even make them with sweet potatoes if you want to, and they’ll be just as delicious.
For garlic, you can chop up some fresh garlic (ultra delicious), or just use garlic powder. If you want, you can also add some onion powder to the mix, or even chili powder if you want a bit of a kick.
The parmesan can be store-bought or you can make it yourself.
These are so simple to make, and have a lovely crunchy parmesan crumb to them.
A vegan parmesan alternative works in just the same way as real parmesan itself. It crisps up, browns a little and gives the potato wedges a tangy cheese-like taste.
How to make Vegan Potato Wedges with a Vegan Parmesan Topping
There is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post with the exact quantities and steps you need to make these crispy oven-baked potato wedges.
There are only a few very easy steps and very little prep time involved so you can whip these up in around 30 minutes.
Firstly, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
Wash and scrub the potatoes, and then cut them into wedges. I like to vary the sizes of the wedges, but it doesn’t matter if you keep them all a uniform size. Just make sure not to have too thick wedges or they won’t cook through quickly enough.
Place the wedges in a large mixing bowl and add your oil, garlic, parmesan and any additional seasonings like salt and pepper. Toss everything together in the bowl so the wedges are evenly coated in the mixture.
Alternatively, simply drizzle your olive oil or other oil of choice straight over the potato wedges on the tray and then sprinkle on your parmesan and the other seasonings.
Arrange the wedges in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven to bake.
Depending on how many wedges you have and the size of your baking sheets, you may need to use an extra sheet. It’s important to space out the wedges so they’re not touching each other, otherwise you won’t get those gorgeous crispy edges that make these roasted potato wedges so delicious.
Bake until golden brown and crispy which is usually 30-40 minutes.
What to serve with homemade potato wedges
There are plenty of delicious vegan options to serve alongside homemade potato wedges. Here are some ideas:
- Vegan Aioli
- Vegan ranch dressing
- Vegan slaw
- Vegan cheese sauce
- Vegan chili
- Grilled corn on the cob
- Vegan burger
- Vegan mayo
- Vegan sour cream
Like most potato dishes, these vegan potato wedges make great side dishes to mains like burgers but are ideal paired with your favorite dips too.
Tips and tricks
You can freeze any leftover potato wedges in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to six months. Just make sure they have cooled down completely before placing them in the freezer.
Crispy air fryer potato wedges
You can also cook these wedges in an air fryer. Just place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket so they aren’t touching each other too much. Using the air fryer option may mean you have to cook these in batches.
For best results, soak your wedges in cold water before cooking
Soaking potato wedges in cold water is a useful step in the preparation process that helps you get the perfect texture. The starch in potatoes can cause them to stick together during cooking, resulting in a less desirable, gummy consistency.
By soaking the wedges, you effectively reduce the starch content, which makes the outsides crispier once cooked.
Make sure to dry them off completely with a paper towel before they go in the oven.
While this recipe calls for garlic, salt and pepper for seasoning, there are many other options you can use as well or instead. For example, cayenne pepper, curry powder, or Italian seasoning. Add any of your favorite spices or simply top these wedges with fresh parsley (or any other fresh herbs) once they come out of the oven.
You can use a low calorie cooking spray instead of regular oil to lower the calories if you like. They won’t be as crispy but will still brown up nicely.
These homemade crispy potato wedges really are the most delicious food and they are oh so simple to prepare and cook.
Frequently asked questions
Potato wedges can be a healthier option than traditional French fries when prepared with minimal oil and baked instead of fried. Baking reduces the overall fat content compared to deep-frying so they are a good way to use potatoes if you’re looking for a lower calorie, healthy recipe.
Yes, you can make potato wedges in an air fryer. Air-fried potato wedges can be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and they often require less cooking time than traditional oven baking. Just adjust the amount you cook at once to the size of your air fryer, as they need to be placed in the air fryer basket in an even layer.
Soaking potato wedges in cold water removes excess starch, preventing sticking and promoting a crispier texture. It also prevents browning and ensures even cooking so you get the best looking and tasting wedges.
Crispy Vegan Potato Wedges Oven Baked with Parmesan
- 2 lbs potatoes
- 2 tbsp oil Use any oil of your choice
- 1 tsp garlic powder You can also use fresh chopped garlic
- 1 pinch salt
- 0.5 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp vegan parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
- Wash and scrub the potatoes, and then cut them into wedges.
- Place the wedges in a large mixing bowl and add your oil, garlic, parmesan and additional seasonings like salt and pepper. Toss everything together in the bowl so the wedges are evenly coated in the mixture.
- Arrange the wedges in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven to bake.
- Bake until golden brown and crispy which is usually 30-40 minutes.