Parmesan Potatoes

Are you looking for a new way to make potatoes? How about some delicious oven roasted parmesan potatoes.

overhead view of parmesan potatoes in a serving dish.

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Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

If you are looking for a new way to make roasted potatoes, how about roasting them with some Parmesan cheese? The potatoes for this Parmesan roasted potatoes recipe are baby potatoes you can roast quickly in the oven.

For me, roasted potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Forget French fries or mashed potatoes; this is the way to go!

Maybe you work long days, but you still look forward to a home-cooked meal in the evening. There is really nothing better! Roasted Parmesan potatoes are simple to make and the perfect side for anything – roasted chicken, homemade meatloaf, or even a quick grilled steak.

Why This is the Best Recipe for Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

If you’ve tried a few roasted potato recipes, you’ll keep coming back to this one. These easy oven-roasted Parmesan potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy inside.

You don’t need to parboil baby potatoes beforehand, they take minutes to prep, and you can cook them in less than 30 minutes. That crispy, golden Parmesan crust makes this easy Parmesan roasted potatoes recipe epic! These roasted baby potatoes with Parmesan are so delicious, be prepared to sigh with satisfaction!

Since you are using small pieces of potatoes, they won’t take very long to cook. While these roasted baby potatoes with Parmesan are in the oven roasting, you can make pork chops and gravy or chicken tenders. Voila! In less than 30 minutes, dinner is on the table!

Easy Oven-Roasted Parmesan Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

Parmesan cheese adds a little something extra to potatoes. You are going to love these crispy and cheesy potatoes. Here are the ingredients you will need.

  • Small potatoes
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
parmesan potatoes ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

In many produce departments, you can find bags of small potatoes that are almost bite-sized. They are pre-washed and ready for you to turn into dinner in just a few minutes.

All you have to do is slice them, drizzle on some oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast until they are brown and crispy. Then you sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese and roast them a little longer. The cheese browns and adds a lot of extra flavor.

You don’t have to buy those bags of small potatoes to make this roast potato recipe. You can use regular potatoes if you want, but you will have a little extra work because you will have to wash them. 

If you prefer vegetarian Parmesan potatoes, you can go with vegetarian Parmesan-type cheese.

How to Make Roasted Baby Potatoes with Parmesan

Parmesan roasted potatoes are really easy to make. They take just a few minutes to prep before they are tossed in the oven to roast until golden brown. Your favorite thing about this recipe (apart from the irresistible taste) will be how easy it is to prepare. Here are the simple steps to follow:

  1. Cut the potatoes in half and place them in a bowl. If you have larger potatoes, you’ll need to cut them into smaller pieces.
  2. Drizzle oil over the potatoes, toss the potatoes in the oil, and season them with salt and pepper.
cut potatoes in a bowl tossed with oil, salt, and pepper.
  1. Place potatoes cut side down onto a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Bake at 425°F for about 30 minutes, or until they begin to crisp.
  3. Flip the potatoes over.
roasted potatoes on a baking sheet.
  1. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the potatoes.
  2. Place the potatoes back in the oven.
  3. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown.
roasted parmesan potatoes in a rectangular serving dish.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes – Recipe Variations

  • Substitute roasted garlic olive oil for regular olive oil.
  • Swap out Parmesan for asiago, pecorino, or Romano.
  • Make the dish more colorful by using an assortment of potatoes – from red to purple.
  • Combine the potatoes with other veggies – carrots, cauliflower, sweet onions.
  • Try Parmesan roasted sweet potatoes.
  • Add some fresh herbs – parsley, rosemary, or thyme. If you use dried herbs, go easy because they can overpower the delicate flavor of the potatoes.

Tips for Making Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Here are some great cooking tips for these delicious potatoes:

  • Don’t peel the potatoes. The best part is that thick, crispy crust to enjoy after baking.
  • Keep your potato cuts small enough to ensure the potatoes cook through in the prescribed time. As long as you’re using small pieces, these tasty little potato nuggets will cook super fast.
  • Instead putting them in a bowl, place your cut potatoes in a large zip-close bag and add the olive oil. Then shake the bag to coat the potato wedges.
  • Use a hot oven (425°F) to give the outside of the potatoes a nice crisp edge while keeping the insides nice and melt-in-your-mouth fluffy.
  • Use a large baking sheet, and make sure you leave space between the potatoes. If you crowd them, you risk not getting that super crispy exterior we all love!

How to Serve Easy Oven-Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Make a double batch of these roasted Parmesan potatoes and then serve them with eggs and bacon for breakfast the next morning.

These cheesy potatoes would also be fabulous served as finger food to pass around at a party!

What Goes With These Parmesan Roasted Potatoes?

This recipe is the perfect side for many meat dishes. Smoked steak for the grown-ups and hot dogs for the kids, plus a crisp wedge salad. Here are a few recipes to pair with your potatoes:

What to Do With Roasted Potato Leftovers

When cool, place your leftover roasted potatoes in your refrigerator. Properly stored in an airtight container, cooked potatoes will last for 3 to 5 days.

To reheat, place in a baking pan cheese side up and bake at 400°F for 5 minutes or until just heated through and cheese is crispy again. 

Can You Freeze Roasted Potatoes?

Roasted potatoes freeze well in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. Properly stored, they will maintain their best quality for up to 4 months. You can check out this helpful article on freezing all kinds of potatoes.

parmesan potatoes in a blue serving dish.

Favorite Potato Recipes

Are you looking for other great ways to prepare potatoes? You can’t go wrong with a good potato side dish. Here are some ideas:

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overhead view of parmesan potatoes in a serving dish.

Parmesan Potatoes

Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes are so easy to make.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Parmesan Potatoes, Roasted Parmesan Potatoes, Roasted Potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 123kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • If you are using small potatoes, make one cut in them. Cut large potatoes into smaller pieces so they take less time to cook.
  • Place the potatoes into a bowl.
  • Drizzle the oil over the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the potatoes cut side down onto a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, or until they begin to crisp.
  • Flip the potatoes over and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Place the potatoes back in the oven and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese begins to brown.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    • Sandra Garcia

      There are different grades of olive oil. The lite ones can be used for roasting but if you want to use the extra virgin, it is best left for drizzling after the dish is cooked. You can dry roast potatoes. I avoid canola if I can. No GMO in my house. Please don’t fry with olive oil and there are other oils such as seseme and peanut that can take the heat. All oils impart a flavor. If you use Pinterest there are some infograms that tell what oils to use and when.

    • Marri

      “…[margarine] is one ingredient away from being plastic.”

      MYTH, MYTH, FALSE! Please stop spreading falsehoods. It’s not true.
      Many substances share similar chemical structures or compositions, but it’s the variations in these structures or ways they are arranged that make a difference in their properties and to the end product. Most types of margarine are blends of vegetable oils, while plastics are usually a polymer (chain of repeating molecules) of ethylene molecules (four hydrogen atoms and two carbon atoms). Even if they were both made from vegetable oil the variation in their chemical structures would result in different end products. So adding another molecule to margarine does not turn it into plastic. The bottom line is that many substances share similar chemical properties but even the smallest variation can set them a world apart in terms of what they are.

    • Stephanie

      I am so sorry this was confusing. So let me address both points.

      The potatoes, I suggested for you to buy the bag of small prewashed potatoes. If you didn’t want to do that, you could use regular potatoes. Regular potatoes would require a little more cutting than the small prewashed potatoes.

      Secondly, I use shaved cheese in the photo, when the cheese melts it really doesn’t matter. Grated, shaved, or shredded, they all work fine.

      Let me know if I need to help out in any other way.

  1. Ellen Jung

    5 stars
    I have made these several times in the last year and they always turn out perfect and everyone loves them. My son-in-law must have ate three whole potatoes in two days, he loved them so much! The eerie thing is, I just sent this recipe today to my other daughter just before this post. Try them…they are wonderful!!!!

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