Crispy Parmesan Potatoes are easy to make and full of savory flavor! Tender and crispy little potatoes are cooked to perfection atop a bed of seasoned parmesan cheese that melts and caramelizes until golden.
If you’ve seen similar recipes going viral on TikTok, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon. This parmesan potato recipe includes a special addition: dried thyme!
But let’s be honest. Parmesan potatoes were a thing wayyy before TikTok was invented. They’re a classic that has stood the test of time.
All the more reason to whip up a dish of these golden beauties for your next meal.
Why KJ Loves
Crispy Parmesan Potatoes
Can you ever go wrong with cheesy potatoes? I don’t think so! I love how crispy and salty the parmesan cheese is all while attached to a perfectly cooked potato. The perfect side dish!
Crispy Parmesan Potato Ingredients
Baby Yukon gold potatoes (halved)
No need to peel the potatoes! Baby red potatoes would also be delicious. The important thing is that you use mini potatoes.
Grated parmesan cheese
Keyword: grated (not shredded!)
Salt & pepper
How to Make the Best Crispy Parmesan Potatoes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese with the garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme.
Evenly spread the parmesan cheese mixture in the bottom of a 2 ½ quart baking dish. (It will be larger than a 9×9 but smaller than a 9×13.)
Place the halved potatoes cut/flat side down onto the parmesan cheese mixture. Be careful not to jostle them much once placed.
Brush the tops of the potatoes with the remaining butter and lightly season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and cooked through. Serve by breaking up the melted parmesan cheese with the potato pieces. Enjoy!
Crispy Parmesan Potato Variations
Change the flavor profile.
Instead of dried thyme, you could use dried parsley, dried basil, or Italian seasoning. Note: some seasonings will be a little more or less concentrated, so consider the proportions when you swap them out.
Add some spice.
Add some chili flakes to the seasoning mixture to heat things up.
Sub some fresh garlic.
If you’re in the mood for some fresh garlic, you could sub it for the powder. I recommend 1-2 cloves.
Serve with dip.
Try some different flavor combos for a twist on this classic. You could go with tried-and-true ketchup or ranch. To mix it up, go with garlic aioli, pesto, or even a spicy mayo dip!
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