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Parmesan Herb Crusted Red Potatoes

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A simple, versatile, and family-friendly side dish – parmesan herb crusted red potatoes roast are packed with flavor and so easy to roast in the oven!

A baking sheet full of parmesan herb-crusted roasted red potatoes.

Every home cook needs at least a handful of tasty, simple side dishes in their arsenal, and these red potatoes deserve a spot in yours.

Now, I’m not going to pretend this is rocket science. Recipes for roasted red potatoes are a dime a dozen on the internet – like zebras in Kenya. (If you’ve ever been, you get it!) But this is my favorite, the one that made my husband stop and say, “hey, what did you do to these potatoes!?” So, I wanted to share it with you. 🙂

What makes these humble red potatoes stand out? Well, for starters, the taste and texture. Caked with parmesan, seasoned with thyme, rosemary, paprika, and garlic powder, then roasted to extra-crispy perfection, these potatoes are NOT just a dinnertime role-player. When you serve these, people are going to enjoy the side at least as much as the main dish.

As the cook, my heart also sings because these are SO EASY and HANDS-OFF. It annoys me, for some reason, when I’ve been working in the kitchen and have dinner mostly under control, but then remember I need to prep the salad or veggie or whatnot. I don’t know why, I guess I’m just lazy like that! So these potatoes stave off that momentary “ugh, I still have to…. ” feeling, because they roast away happily in the background.

Here’s how it goes: cut potatoes into cubes. (Don’t bother to peel.) Stir them up with all the seasonings. Spread on a baking sheet. Pop in the oven, and let the heat take it from there! When you pull out the baking sheet 30 minutes later, you’ll be greeted with crispy roasted potato perfection.

Close-up of parmesan herb crusted red potatoes, roasted on a baking sheet.

More Tasty Side Dish Ideas:

French Carrot Salad
5-Minute Arugula Parmesan Pine Nut Salad
Divine 1-Hour Breadsticks
Rosemary Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

So that’s that! Remember these babies the next time you need a simple side dish. You won’t be disappointed, and neither will the hungry mouths that you’re feeding! ♥

A baking sheet full of parmesan herb-crusted roasted red potatoes.

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Parmesan Herb Crusted Red Potatoes




Yield 5-6 servings

A simple, versatile, and family-friendly side dish, oven-roasted parmesan herb crusted red potatoes are packed with flavor and so easy to make!


  • 1 pound (about 500 grams) baby red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (220 C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Clean potatoes and chop into roughly 1-inch pieces.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl, then add cheese, olive oil, paprika, rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat potatoes evenly with the oil and spices. 
  4. Spread potatoes in a single, even layer on the baking sheet. Bake until crispy and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.


Although these are very easy to roast while the rest of your dinner cooks and take out of the oven right when you want to eat, these can also be made earlier in the day. Just re-warm them in the oven, rather than the microwave, to keep that delicious crispy texture!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 326

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  • Reply
    November 26, 2017 at 2:56 am

    I’m all about these potatoes, the cheese, the herbs … oh my goodness they sound amazing!

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    November 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I can see how crispy- crunchy that Parmesan on top is! Honestly , simple dishes are usually the most delicious and I agree with your husband, these potatoes must be so good!

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    Lois. O
    November 21, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I am actually curious to try this recipe with a different root vegetable, maybe carrots or turnips, It sounds like it would be delicious

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      November 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      That sounds delicious! If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out!

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    Christine - Jar Of Lemons
    November 20, 2017 at 3:30 am

    So obsessed with red potatoes! I’ve never added parmesan to them, though. Such a great and delicious idea!

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    Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
    November 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Crispy potatoes are such a wonderful side dish for this time of year!

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    November 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I totally get it when you say, you have the dinner all under control and suddenly you remember that the salad needs to be done! I was hosting this Friday and had exactly that moment just when I thought everything is almost done!

    These potatoes look perfect and I love the face that the recipe is HANDS-OFF!! I am definitely going to remember these ‘babies’ when I am throwing a party next time!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Prasanna Hede
    November 19, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Your pics left me drooling! Amazing recipe to try!

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    Saima Zaidi
    November 19, 2017 at 1:01 am

    I groan too when I have to prepare an elaborate salad or side to go with the main dish! Pinning this recipe for later. I just know I’m going to make it. I’m always looking for easy sides!

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    Veena Azmanov
    November 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    OH these look amazing. I love those crisp edges. Nothing beats the salty Parmesan with the soft roasted potato flesh. This is definitely a must try.

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    November 17, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I completely agree with you about roasted side dishes. It’s so nice that they just take care of themselves while we do something else. I can’t wait to try this combination of flavors. I love roasting potatoes, but have never added Parmesan cheese before. I can already tell that these are a keeper.

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      November 17, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Patti! It’s true – you can’t go wrong with Parmesan!

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    November 17, 2017 at 2:00 am

    These potatoes look so delicious and so easy! Love the crispy edges and all those herbs! What a perfect side dish!

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      November 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks, Jenni! The crispy edges are definitely my favorite part. 🙂

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