Spicy Potato Towers use a variety of potato colors

Spicy Potato Towers

(Last Updated On: April 30, 2019)

Spice-up your Easter or Passover Table!

Spicy Potato Towers make a beautiful table presentation for your Passover or Easter table. Each “tower” has a unique a spicy-sweet flavor. The individual stacks of potato slices are best when you use a wide variety of potato colors and sizes, including butternut squash. The addition of butternut squash reduces calories and carbs. The key to creating the towers is to use build with the larger slices on the bottom of the “tower,” building to the smallest pieces on the top. You can peel the potatoes or leave them unpeeled and add loads of spices. Spicy Potato Towers will become a family favorite. Serve this side dish any time of year, and especially for Thanksgiving, Easter, and even Passover.  Each stack is approximately 200 calories or five points per serving.

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Five layers of potatoes held up with sprigs of rosemary
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Spicy Potato Towers

These potato towers with a sprig of fresh rosemary are easy to serve as an individual side dish. Try mixing up the potato variety and aim for either similar-sized potatoes or different sizes to layer large (as the base) to small. Experiment with spices like curry, cayenne or oregano.  

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes, spicy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 194 kcal


  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut to 1/2" slices
  • 2 medium baking potatoes peeled, cut to 1/2" slices
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, cut to 1/2" slices
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1/2" slices scoop out seeds, slices might be hallowed
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. Use parchment paper to cover two (2) large baking sheets.

  3. Take peeled and sliced potatoes and soak in a large bowl of salted water for about 20 minutes. (This will remove some of the starch of the potato and make them crispier.) Drain the water. Add butternut squash slices to the rest of the potatoes.

    Sliced, peeled and drained potatoes for Spicy Potato Towers
  4. Use olive oil cooking spray to evenly coat the potatoes and squash.  

  5. Toss in all the spices and toss the slices to evenly coat with spices. Salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Place slices in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake the uncovered potato and butternut squash slices for 15-20 minutes and turn over until all are thoroughly cooked and browned.

  7. Remove from the potatoes from the oven. 

  8. Take serving dish and begin layering the potatoes and butternut squash. Start with six towers with the largest slices as bases. Layer based on color and sizes, alternating colors and/or sizes, working largest to smallest on top. Use about 3-4 slices per tower.

  9. Secure with rosemary sprigs skewered in the center of the stacks and serve. Creates about 6-8 towers depending on the number of slices per tower. Serve the remaining baked slices in a separate dish. 

    Five delicious spicy potato towers with sprigs of rosemary on a white plate ready to serve

Recipe Notes

Approximately 5 points per serving (assume 4-5 slices), point will vary depending on size of stack.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Potato Towers
Amount Per Serving (2 stacks)
Calories 194
% Daily Value*
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 969mg28%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34g68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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