Roasted potatoes can either be an addition to your meal that is just "there" or something that actually makes the meal! In my opinion, these baby roasted potatoes with parmesan and garlic butter MAKE whatever meal you use them as a side dish for—they're that good! These will be the talk of the town Christmas side-dish, dinner party recipe, or anywhere else you serve them...try them and you'll see why.
Roasted potatoes can often play second fiddle in a meal—a nice-to-have but unremarkable side. But let's not settle for ordinary when we can have extraordinary!
I've waited a long time to share this side dish recipe because I wanted it to be perfect, and I think I've achieved that goal.Jump to Recipe
The result is a roasted potato recipe that's a bit crispy, cheesy, and so flavorful. These are also really easy to make. Pretty much all you need to do is combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl before pouring them on a lined baking sheet for roasting.
Baby Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan and Garlic Butter: Ingredients
Here's what you need to make baby roasted potatoes:
- Baby potatoes (I've made this with white and yellow mini potatoes)
- Olive oil
- Melted butter
- Garlic (fresh!)
- Salt and pepper
- Italian seasoning
- Freshly grated parmesan (Not the bagged stuff—I also really recommend using a microplaner like this for this rather than a traditional cheese grater)
- Fresh parsley
Parmesan Crusted Potatoes: Instructions
Here's how you'll make them.
- Oven Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (205°C).
- Potatoes Prep: I start by washing my potatoes really well. For a crispier outcome and more seasoning coverage, consider halving them. If you prefer, you can leave them whole. Keep in mind their size will determine their cooking time too.
- Garlic Butter Seasoning: In a big bowl, combine olive oil, melted butter, minced garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, freshly grated parmesan, and Italian seasoning. Blend them together—this will smell sooo good!
- Coating Potatoes: Add the baby potatoes to your seasoning mix. Ensure you toss them well so each potato gets a nice coating of this delicious dressing.
- Time for Roasting: Pour the seasoned potatoes onto a baking sheet that's lined with tin foil, laying them out in a single layer. Make sure they're spaced out to allow for even roasting. Allow them to roast in your preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. They're ready when they are golden brown, crispy on the outside, and tender inside. The exact cooking time will vary based on the size of your potatoes, so it's a good idea to keep a close eye on them after about 25 minutes.
- Garnishing and Cheesy Finishing Touch: Once your potatoes are perfectly roasted, pull them out of the oven. While they're still sizzling, sprinkle them with even more parmesan and the fresh parsley. The residual heat should melt the cheese slightly, providing an extra layer of gooey goodness.
Tips and FAQs
Now here's some extra info to help make sure you get the absolute best roasted potato experience from my recipe!
Tips and Considerations for Making Baby Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan
- Potato Type: While the recipe mentions using white and yellow baby potatoes, feel free to experiment with other mini/baby potatoes.
- Fresh Parmesan: Always opt for freshly grated parmesan. It melts better and provides a richer flavor compared to pre-packaged grated varieties. I always preach about the benefits of grating your own cheese rather than buying shredded for good reason!
- Monitoring: To avoid over-cooking or under-cooking, test the doneness of a potato using a fork. If it goes through easily, they're done!
- Serving: These potatoes are best served hot, straight out of the oven to enjoy their crispy exterior and melting parmesan.
- Herb Variations: If you're out of parsley, consider using fresh chives or a bit of fresh rosemary for a different but delightful flavor.
- Storage: These potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or a toaster oven to retain crispiness. But of course, your microwave can do the trick too.
How long do you bake small potatoes?
Generally, roasting or baking small potatoes is going to take about 30-40 minutes in a 400F oven to get them fork tender on the inside but crispy on the edges. This is going to depend on the exact size of the potatoes, your oven, how you want them done, the temperature of your oven, and so on and so on.
Baby Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan and Garlic Butter
- 1.5 lbs baby potatoes I use white or yellow
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 3 cloves garlic minced, use fresh garlic
- 1.5 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ cup parmesan freshly grated, plus more for topping
- 2 tablespoon parsley fresh, finely chopped
- Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with tin foil. Melt the butter in the microwave.
- Wash and dry (very well) the potatoes (if they're still wet they won't get as crispy). Really small potatoes can be left whole, but slightly bigger ones can be cut in half. Cutting them is also a good idea if you want a crispier texture and more surface for the seasoning.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, melted butter, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, paprika, and Italian seasoning. Mix everything together well.
- Add the prepped baby potatoes to the bowl. Toss them with a wooden spoon until they're all coated with the seasoning mix. Make sure each potato is well covered.
- Pour the prepared potatoes onto the baking sheet with tin foil.
- Roast in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Toss occasionally and make sure all potatoes are coated.The exact time will depend on the size of your potatoes—keep an eye on them around the 25 minute mark.
- Once the potatoes are roasted to your liking, remove them from the oven and while still hot, sprinkle even more parmesan cheese on top!
- Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and sprinkle the freshly chopped parsley over the top. Give them a gentle toss to mix the parsley in, and serve immediately.
What to Serve with Baby Roasted Potatoes
These can work as a side dish for pretty much any meal, but here are a few ideas for other recipes and accompaniments for meals with potatoes. I also have this new whipped feta recipe with honey and black pepper and serving these potatoes on top of it is sooo good!
- Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing WITHOUT Raw Anchovies
- Easy Salad Dressing with Red Wine Vinegar
- Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons
Other Amazing Potato Recipes
Along with these baby roasted potatoes, I have a bunch of other kinds of potato recipes for you to try:
- Ultra Creamy & Cheesy Potato Gratin
- Best Mashed Potatoes Ever (Ultra Rich and Creamy!)
- Smashed Potatoes with Cheese and Chipotle Sour Cream
- Easy Cheesy Scored Baked Potatoes
- Mashed Potato Patties with Cheese and Onion
Until next time!
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