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Crispy Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes have a crispy crunchy outside and a soft and tender inside. You’ll love this easy oven-roasted cheesy potato recipe with any meal.

A white baking dish holding parmesan crusted potatoes garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

Do you have a go-to potato recipe that you make ALL the time? We do, Roasted Parmesan Potatoes!

I always say, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. These Parmesan Potatoes come out perfectly crispy, crunchy, and delicious every time.

Roasted in the oven, practically makes this recipe hands-off. It takes just minutes to get them in the baking dish to the oven. Let us tell you how easy this recipe is to make.

Parmesan Crusted Potato Ingredients

A cutting board holding potatoes, flour, parmesan, butter, parsley, salt and pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Parmesan cheese – we prefer Parmesan Reggiano but any grated parmesan cheese will work
  • Butter – we like the real stuff but you can use a substitute here.
  • Flour – all-purpose
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parsley – optional garnish

What is the best potato to use for roasting?

The potatoes that roast up fluffy with a golden crust are the varieties with the higher starch content.

Russets make a good roasting potato. Yukon Gold is another good choice.

Red Potatoes will roast to a darker color but have a difficult time getting crispy because of their lower starch content.

You can read more about potatoes and why varieties cook up the way they do here.

Top view of crispy roasted parmesan potatoes sitting on a plate with a baking dish of potatoes sitting in the background.

How to make the BEST Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Three photo collage showing the stages of making parmesan potatoes including cutting the potatoes and adding dry ingredients, drizzling with butter and finished dish.
  1. Combine the flour, cheese, salt, and pepper in a bag.
  2. Cut the potatoes into 2-inch pieces, rinse them under cold water, and dot them dry with a paper towel. We don’t peel the potatoes but you can if you prefer.
  3. Add the potatoes to the flour mixture in the bag and shake to coat.
  4. Put the potatoes in a baking dish and pour melted butter over the potatoes.
  5. Bake, turning the potatoes half way through baking.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
A plate of parmesan crusted roasted potatoes with one cut in half. A baking dish filled with potatoes sits in the background.

Tips and Variations

  • We always scrub the potato skins before peeling or cutting them. Any dirt or bacteria on the outside is transferred inside if you skip this step.
  • Cut the potatoes into 2-inch pieces. This gives you a lot of surface area to crisp up. It also allows the interior to cook up tender without being mushy or too soft.
  • Rinsing the potatoes removes some of the starch which will assure your parmesan potatoes roast up crispy.
  • Use a baking dish that is large enough to allow the potatoes to touch the pan and not pile on top of each other.

Our favorite tools

You don’t need a lot of equipment to make these parmesan potatoes. Here is what we used.

  • We love our favorite 8″ Chefs knife and use a wooden cutting board that is gentler on your knife blade.
  • A fish spatula is a great gadget to get under your potatoes without losing all of that crispy crunchy parmesan coating.
  • We baked our potatoes in a 9×13″ baking dish and then put them in a separate dish for serving.
Side view of cheese crusted potatoes garnished with chopped parsley.

More great potato recipes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side to these recipes!

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Two photo collage for pinterest. Top photo is a plate of cheese crusted potatoes sitting on a white plate. The bottom photo is a top down photo of a baking dish full of roasted potatoes.

Nothing could be easier than this oven-roasted Parmesan Potato recipe. Do you have a favorite potato recipe? Please share in the comments below.

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Closeup angle view of crispy parmesan crusted potatoes in a baking dish with a serving spoon sitting to the back.
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5 from 15 votes

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Potato Recipe

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes have a crispy crunchy outside and a soft and fluffy inside. You'll love this easy oven-roasted cheesy potato recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Servings 8
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Combine the flour, cheese, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag.
  • Cut the potatoes into 2-inch pieces. Rinse the potatoes and then dry them off with a paper towel.
  • Shake the potatoes in the flour mixture and then pour them into a 9×13" baking dish.
  • Pour the melted butter over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve.

Notes

  • Cut the potatoes into 2-inch pieces. This gives you a lot of surface area to crisp up. It also allows the interior to cook up tender without being mushy or too soft.
  • Rinsing the potatoes removes some of the starch which will assure your parmesan potatoes roast up crispy.
  • Use a baking dish that is large enough to allow the potatoes to touch the pan and not pile on top of each other.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Ann

Saturday 30th of January 2021

This is a delightfully different take from my normal method ... can't wait to try them!

Julie Menghini

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thank you, Ann!

Michele

Saturday 30th of January 2021

These potatoes look positively dreamy! Love the crispy, Parm-crusted outsides (and I like to keep my peels on, too)! I can't wait to make these!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 30th of January 2021

Thank you, Michele!

Misbah

Friday 29th of January 2021

They look and sound mouthwatering

Julie Menghini

Saturday 30th of January 2021

Thank you, Misbah!

Katherine

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Parmesan is such an awesome way to jazz up roast potatoes!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Thanks, Katherine! They're our favorite!

Michaela Kenkel

Thursday 28th of January 2021

I have never met a tater I didn't like -- but with THESE?? It's a pure love affair! BEST roasted potatoes I have ever made!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Thank you, Michaela!