Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Ok fine. I’m officially ready to make the transition to fall. And I thought, what better way to do it than with my all time favorite Parmesan Roasted Potatoes! These are like candy. 100% addictive. Once you stop, you just can’t stop. If you knew the amount of potatoes we consumed in a week, you’d be shocked. I’d venture to say we go through at least a 5 lb bag of potatoes once a week. And there are just 2 of us… and 1 of us eats more than his fair share. Just sayin.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I always, without fail, make these with Yukon Gold potatoes because here’s the truth… I’m too lazy to peel the skins off potatoes. And Yukon Gold’s have such a pretty skin you don’t have to peel them off. Plus the skin has some key vitamins and who doesn’t want a few extra perks.

This is more a technique rather than a recipe, since you can scale these potatoes up if you’re cooking for a crowd. You could also throw in some extra herbs if your feeling the need to incorporate some thyme or rosemary or whatever you have on hand. But these potatoes that I’m about to show you, are total rock stars and always disappear at dinner parties.

You’re going to start with some naked potatoes….

Add on all the seasonings…

Using your fingers, go ahead and toss everything together….

Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Take them out and give them a quick toss with some tongs. Then stick them back in to the oven and let them work their magic… I end up tossing them about 2 more times before they are fully crispy and done…. about 35-40 minutes total.

Once they are nice and golden and crispy, throw them onto a serving platter….

And then EAT!!

And just a public service announcement – make a double batch and then serve them with breakfast the next morning too.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes


  • 4 cups cubed Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the cubed potatoes into a baking dish. (The cubes of potatoes should be about 3/4 of an inch on all sides) You can spray the baking dish with a baking spray too to eliminate anything possibly sticking
  3. Pile on the olive oil, garlic salt, salt, paprika, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Using your fingers, or a spoon if you feel inclined, get in to the potatoes and carefully mix everything around until the seasonings coat each potato.
  4. Transfer the baking dish into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss the potatoes with a pair of tongs. Put the baking dish back into the oven and bake for 10 minutes more. Remove the baking sheet and give them another toss and place them back in the oven and roast until they are golden and crispy.
  5. Season with an little dusting of sea salt and extra parmesan cheese and serve.

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Weelicious: Broccoli Cheese Patties
Domesticate Me: Potato Rosti with Pancetta and Mozzarella
The Sensitive Epicure: Salt Encrusted New Potatoes with Mustard-Mayo Dip
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Sweet Potato and Russet Pancakes with Chipotle Mayo
Red or Green: Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
And Love It Too: Sweet Potato Souffle
Taste With The Eyes: Ensalada de Papas a la Huancaina (Peruvian-Style Salad with Potato Cake, Egg and Yellow Chile)
FN Dish: Ease Out of Summer with Potatoes
Dishin & Dishes: Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes

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220 thoughts on “Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

  1. Sounds delicious…I just LOVE potatoes and these sound delicious. Recipe is printing and shopping list made. I’ll be making these this week, hopefully!

  2. Like a blank canvas, you can prepare potatoes in an endless amount of ways! For some reason, I don’t really crave potatoes during the summer so instead, I’ve been indulging my crazy cauliflower addiction.

  3. These potatoes look awesome! I don’t think there will be any leftovers at our house! The paprika and parmesan are a nice touch. Great photos.

  4. We prepare the fingerling potatoes with similar seasoning in addition we use a microwave steamer bag and cook the potatoes prior, this will cut down on the bake time. If we are grilling just wrap in a foil seal edges and throw it on the grill

    Good addition to a grilled meal

  5. I agree, potatoes are like crack to me too. Especially in the oven and when they turn out nice and crispy.

    Without a doubt, I’ll be taking this recipe for a spin!

  6. Found your site using stumbleupon. So glad this recipe came up, the potatoes look amazing. I am going to make them tonight for my husband who is crazy about potatoes. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. So I made these the other night and they tasted really good, however, they were super salty! Did you perhaps mean 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of 1 Tbs?

    • I love salty foods, but I agree that there was too much salt in this recipe. However, I love the flavor overall, I will adjust the salt next time. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I made these last night and we loved them, except they were a bit spicy for my little one, so next time I’ll halve the pepper. Also, I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt, as I thought that they might be too salty with garlic salt AND regular salt. I absolutely loved them! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Looks like a great recipe. My husband is a potato fanatic so know he will bless you when I make them, down here in Aussie-land!

  10. I cooked it yesterday and it was awsome!!!! This is my favorite potatoe recipie!
    Thank you again Garby! :)
    (I did not add 1 tsp salt just a little bit sprinkle of sea salt)

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  12. I made these for a weeknight dinner and my husband and i loved them! i was so bored with either baked potatoes or mashed. these were perfect. thanks for the recipe!

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  14. I came across this recipe on StumbleUpon a couple of days ago and immediately made them for dinner. They are *soooo* good! I am making them again tonight, because we ran out too soon. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. I made these potatoes tonight along with some stuffed chicken parmesan, they were very easy to prepair i added a layer or grated mozerella to go with the dish they were paird with and it worked well… my wife love the whole dish I would recommend to everyday

  17. I’m a potato whore- yep, i am!! love them!! wrote down the recipe to add to my shopping list for the morning- going to make them for dinner tomorrow night! oh, i mean with dinner :D and by the way- found you through stumble :D

  18. This looked so yummy and simple to make so I had to and man was it a hit with my friends!!! I am always looking for something new to cook and show off so thank you for this gem!!!

  19. These potatoes are absolutely delicious! The first time I made them, they were still a bit tender when I took them out! Batch two was much much better! What a perfect roasted potato recipe! I added some thyme in batch two and I must say I actually enjoyed the original recipe much more. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. LOVEEE these! i’ve been trying out different recipes for gold potatoes, and i usually end up frying them and they arent crispy enough or have enough flavor. These are PERFECT! and EASY Definitely going to make these again :)))

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  23. These looked awesome, so I made them tonight. I was disappointed that mine didn’t crisp up like yours! They were more like seasoned “mush” potatoes. What did I do wrong? Not enough olive oil?? I even cooked them for considerably longer and they just never got crispy.

    • I made these in my toaster oven, i only set it to like 355 because usually things cook much faster in my toaster oven, and then i ended up putting them in for about 10 minutes longer than suggested, i kept a close eye on them and took them out when i saw that they were nice and crispy. also what kind of pan did you use? maybe they werent spread out enough in your pan?

      • I used a heavy-duty full sized baking sheet. Maybe I overcrowded them.. its definitely worth a second go.. I am going to try again!

  24. These look absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to give them a try and I can think of about a million things that would go very nicely with them.

  25. These turned out amaaaaaaazing! So delicious, my husband keeps asking me to make them everyday! As a healthier alternative, I’m wondering what would happen if I used sweet potatoes instead? Has any one tried this? Please let me know how they turned out!

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  32. I found your website through stumbleupon yesterday morning and made these to go with a surf/turf meal last night, and they were a big hit! We really can’t go wrong with any kind of grilled/roasted/mashed/smashed/baked potato in my house, and this one was impressive! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Deliciously addicting! Yum! Served at dinner but would make a great substitute for hash browns at breakfast. One adjustment I will make for next time is stirring the potatoes before 30 minutes. They were sticking a bit at that point, even with the non-stick spray.

  34. I like these with red potatoes. I’ve made them a lot, and they’re good. If you mix the coating in a deep bowl and then add the potatoes, it’s easier to give them a good stir to coat them with everything. Use a child-cheater* to make sure the sides are scraped and the potatoes are completely turned over. Make sure you have enough olive oil. Then, while they’re in the oven, give them a stir’n’scrape to turn everything over every 15 minutes until they’re done. *spatula (my mom always called them child-cheaters and I got the habit)

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  36. I just made these for me and my fiance for dinner! Amazing recipe! Just the right amount of heat and the outsides got so nice and crisp!

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  39. My husband and I made these potatoes last night for dinner and ate THE WHOLE BATCH!!! They are the most delicious potatoes I have ever tasted, thank you so much for posting this! It most definitely will become a staple in our house, I am already making more tomorrow!

  40. These didn’t last more than 5 minutes. The only problem I had is that they stuck to the dish. Any suggestions?

  41. These were fantastic, thank you for the recipe! I used half smoked hot and half sweet paprika and it was *very* spicy, so I might pull back on the hot smoked paprika next time. I also buttered the tinfoil on the baking sheet and had no sticking issues.

    Thanks again!

  42. We made these last night, the flavor was good but at 425 F, they were ready in 20 minutes, not an hour. They stuck to the bottom after 20 minutes and had to be scrapped off of the pan. Sort of roasted potatoes meets potato mush but otherwise good. We would definitely make again.

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  46. How I haven’t cooked my favorite tasty morsels like this yet, is beyond me….
    They’re getting made, right now.

    Get back to ya…

  47. if you parboil the potatoess beforehand they will come out extra crispy if they are also spread out on the pan and sprinkled with some oil.

  48. Just tried these for the first time, and I did add some rosemary to them as the option was given…definitely use the cooking spray. Other than that, soooo good. I’m making these once a week for my cheat day lol

  49. I made these last night and LOVED them – thank you for sharing your recipe. I added cubed zucchini half way through as well, it was a nice addition, but I wish I would have oiled and seasoned those with the same mix on their own.
    Either way, YUM!

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  51. can’t wait to try these! if i were to have any leftovers, should i just refrigerate them and reheat them in the oven for a few minutes before serving? thanks!

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  54. These look amazing. Going to try for brunc on Saturday. One question do you boil the potatoes before putting in oven or cut them up raw?

  55. This recipe is delicious. I made it for everyone at my wife’s office and it was a hit. I’m thinking about adding crumbled bacon to this recipe, but not sure if I will be over-doing it. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for the great recipe.

  56. These potatoes are delicious! Absolutely wonderful recipe.. I suggest if upping the quantity any to definitely try and keep it as proportionate as possible, they come out wonderful! I made a big batch to go with a ranch-herb crusted chicken dinner and my god was it just mouth-watering. I added a slight pinch of sage and thyme, but other than that I didn’t have to change a thing. Everyone loved them! Instantly went into my recipe box here at home.

    Also, great for kids! They tear them up, according to them it’s the yummiest cheese potatoes they’ve ever ate. :)

    Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! And if your considering trying it, stop thinking about it and do it! You won’t regret it.

  57. Hey Gaby, Approximately how many servings for this recipe? Making these tonight and wondered if I need to double the recipe….We used to have these when I was a kid but my Mom can’t find the recipe since she developed Dementia so am going to try this one as it sounds close to what I remember. Having these tonight with grilled chicken strips that have been marinated overnight with brown sugar bourbon glaze. Can’t wait for dinner!!

    • Hi Kim! I usually allow for 1 cup of the diced potatoes per person! So this recipe would feed 4 for sure! You can scale as needed :)

  58. WOW these potatoes are amazing. I used a little Cayenne Red Pepper in place of Black Pepper and it gave it a bit more kick. I’ll be adding this to the side dish rotation.

  59. I made this tonight for my husband and we just ate it up!! I added shredded parm & grated parm and it was so good!! I also used garlic powder. Turned out so good with my yellow, red, and purple potatoes! Thanks!!

  60. Great recipe! Tried it tonight and the kitchen smelled wonderful as the potatoes were in the oven. The only problem I had was the potatoes sticking to the baking dish. I coated it beforehand with a spray, still stuck quite a bit. Wonder what does everyone else use to keep these from sticking? Delicious though, everyone loved them, thanks!!

    • Hey Jeremy!! Did you give the potatoes a toss every 10 minutes or so to keep them moving around? I’ve started using a sil-pat baking sheet to make clean up even easier and to prevent any sticking!

  61. Thank you Gaby. I love this recipe, it’s so simple and tasty! I made this to accompany stuffed fish and asparagus last night. My partner loves roasted potatoes dishes and he was in bliss.

    Note, instead of using regular sized potatoes, I used a pound of teeny tiny fingerlings potatoes and kept the skin on which were less work and the perfect size for the meal.

    Definitely will make this again and again!

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  70. OMG!! these look amazing. I am currently on Weight Watchers and have lost 11kg (24lb). I CAN have these, I can go without protein and have a huge bowl with greens for dinner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  74. I will eat potatoes any and every way that I can get them. Next to mashed, roasted is my favorite way to enjoy them. I’ve never added Parmesan before. Now I must!

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  77. These sound amazing! I already had plans for supper tonight but am tempted to change them so I can make these. Tough call!

  78. Because I have stage three kidney disease, I was unable to eat more than one small cube. However, my husband and daughter really loved them – and could not get enough!

  79. These were wonderful!! Next time I make them I’ll wait to add the cheese during the last 10 minutes or so of roasting. Putting it in at the very beginning made it burn and not taste good. This is going to be a regular side dish at my house! Thank you!

  80. This was amazing as it was easy! I improvised allot just using what I had on hand. Garlic infused olive oil, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, thyme and oregano. I did cut them into smaller bites as one user had suggested and tossed in some onions. Only one change if you are going to use onions put them in about 10 min before taking the potatoes out or else they will just be crunchy and burnt. The high heat is a must and everything came out perfect!

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  83. Add me to the “yum” category. I made this last night and it was DEVOURED. I thought it looked a too oily and spicy when I was mixing it up, but once it was cooked, perfect!

    I cooked it on a half sheet with a silpat, and it took a few extra minutes to get crispy, possibly because of the silpat. Also, all I had was shredded parmesan so I used that. Absolutely delicious, thank you!

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  93. Hello, our potatoes did not get crispy. Do I just need to oven it more or do I separate it on a baking sheet instead of using a baking dish?

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  96. I made these for dinner tonight and gave one to my husband to sample while the pork chops were finishing. His eyes rolled back in his head and all he could muster was a very pleased “oh maaaaan.” Thanks for the recipe, it’s definitely a keeper!

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  99. This recipe is a keeper. Delicious! I added an onion, cutting it in large enough pieces to avoid burning in the high heat. Lining the pan with foil and also parchment paper eliminated sticking and made for very easy cleanup. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  102. I absolute LOVE this recipe. Whenever I cook/bake, I always somehow mess it up and fail. But this recipe didn’t woohhooo!!! I could eat these potatoes everyday :)

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  105. This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I’m a paprika hound, so I triple the amount I put into the recipe (and I use hot smoked paprika for an extra kick). I serve these at breakfast with eggs, bacon, etc., at lunch with sliders, at dinner with chicken or burgers… if I could find a way to work it into a dessert, it’d be perfection! ;)

    Seriously, though… thank you for such a fantastic recipe!!! :)

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