Parmesan garlic roasted potatoes are tossed in olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, and seasonings, and then baked until crispy and tender for an easy, flavorful side dish.
If you’re talking easy, inexpensive side dishes that pack a lot of flavor punch, there isn’t anything better than potatoes. They’re a cheap blank canvas, ready to be painted with whatever spices and seasonings you have on hand.
I try to keep potatoes around most of the time because they’re so versatile. Regardless of what meal I’m preparing, it’s likely that I can whip up so potatoes to complement it. Thus the conception of this recipe.
I was making J. a chicken sandwich for supper and wanted something for him to eat with it. I had eaten a big lunch, and I was craving potatoes, so I figured my meal would just be whatever I made to go with his.
The red potatoes on the counter were calling to me, beckoning with their vibrant skins and crisps centers. I decided to roast them with Parmesan because I knew it would, along with the olive oil, develop a crispy crust on the potatoes. That’s the dream isn’t it, the crunch exterior?
Once I knew the parmesan was happening, the garlic and Italian seasoning were natural companions. Those three flavors together make frequent appearances in my kitchen, and it’s always a good time when they show up.
parmesan garlic roasted potatoes
2 lbs. potatoes (I used red, which is about 8 potatoes)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil on the stove. Add whole potatoes. Boil for 12-15 minutes, until potatoes slide off easily when pierced with a fork.
Drain potatoes and dice into one inch chunks. Brush a large sheet pan with one tablespoon of olive oil. Add potatoes to pan and drizzle with remaining oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese, garlic, and seasonings. Toss until potatoes are evenly coated.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes are starting to brown. Serve warm.
What is your favorite way to prepare potatoes?