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Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

    If you need a side dish to go with your grilled meat or your sandwich plate...look no further!   Quick and easy to prepare...these tasty potato nuggets have an amazing crunchy cheese crust. 
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending how zippy you like things)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes, halved
  • sour cream or yogurt dip (we like ranch dressing)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pour olive oil into 9x13 baking dish and evenly coat entire bottom.
  3. In a separate dish, combine grated cheese, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, oregano, and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle cheese mixture evenly over bottom of pan.
  5. Arrange potatoes in a single layer (cut side down) on top of cheese mixture.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until cheese is browned and potatoes are soft when pierced with fork. 
  7. Remove from oven and allow potatoes to rest in pan for 5 minutes. Carefully remove potatoes from the pan using a small spatula.
  8. Arrange on serving platter cheese side up. Serve with sour cream or yogurt dip.
* Don't throw out the leftovers!  They are great re-heated in a non-stick skillet the next day!



  1. I must give these a try. What kind of baking dish did you use? Would these come out nice using a glass baking dish?

    1. I used a glass baking dish and it worked perfectly.

  2. Sound perfect for the small freshly-dug potatoes in my bucket. :)

  3. Did you leave the skins on the potatoes?

  4. Oh my goodness that looks good!!! I am putting baby potatoes on my shopping list today!!!

  5. This looks delicious. I am always looking for something different and this will go beautifully for our next get-together. Thank you so much!

  6. In the ingredients list you have cayenne, but in the instructions paprika. Which do you use?

    1. Thank-you. I have changed that. I use cayenne, for a bit more of a bite!

    2. Thank you. They were delicious and well received by the family! I used cayenne. The only thing I will change next time is that I would spray the dish with non-stick olive oil spray rather than using that much oil.

  7. Oh wow! This does look good. Reminds me of something my sister might make!

  8. These are very like Rosti, the Swiss potato dish.


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