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Crispy Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

These crispy, oven-roasted Parmesan crusted potatoes are easy to make and so tasty. They make a perfect side dish whether you’re adding them to a holiday menu or making them part of an easy weeknight dinner. You simply can’t beat the soft buttery inside and crunchy outside of these golden brown, Parmesan roasted potatoes.

Overhead view side dish filled with crispy Parmesan crusted potatoes topped with flaky sea salt and fresh herbs

Highlights: Crispy Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

    • Easy to make: this recipe comes together fast with a prep time of just 10 minutes.
    • Short ingredient list: not including salt and black pepper, this recipe is made with just 6 ingredients.
    • The perfect side dish: Because this recipe is so easy to make yet incredibly yummy, it truly is a side dish that you’ll want to make on repeat. One of our favorite ways to serve these parmesan roasted potatoes is with grilled steak and roasted broccoli – an easy meal that’s well-balanced and delicious.
    • Trending recipe: while we’ve been making a version of this recipe for years, thanks to a recent tiktok share, parmesan potatoes are quite popular on social media these days. Once you try this recipe, you’ll know why!
Overhead view Yukon gold potatoes in bowl, small wooden bowl with Parmesan shreds, stone bowl with seasoning, stone bowl with melted butter for crispy Parmesan crusted potatoes

What are the ingredients?

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes are made with just 6 ingredients, plus cooking spray, salt, and pepper!

  • Cooking spray – We recommend avocado oil spray
  • Small Yukon gold potatoes – may substitute honey hold or small yellow potatoes. While we prefer yellow or Yukon gold potatoes, you can also use baby red potatoes or small russet potatoes
  • Melted butter – may substitute olive oil but the flavor profile will be slightly different and the potatoes may no get as golden brown
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill – may substitute Italian seasoning for the dill
  • Fine salt and black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese – we like to use finely shredded parmesan cheese, but grated Parmesan also works
  • Optional garnish: fresh parsley, chives, or oregano, and flakey sea salt

Overhead view all ingredients for Crispy Parmesan Crusted Potatoes arranged together in small and large bowls

Ingredient Spotlight: Yukon Gold Potatoes

    • Yukon gold potatoes, a starchy vegetable, are characterized by their thin, smooth skin and yellow flesh. They are a versatile food and great for steaming, boiling, baking, and frying.
    • Yukon gold potatoes contain a a great source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B6, and potassium – which is important for heart health. They’re also low in sodium and contain manganese and folate.
    • The nutrition value of one serving (5.3 ounces or 148 g) of Yukon gold potatoes is 110 calories, 0 grams fat, 26 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, and 3 grams protein.

Find the ingredient list with exact measurements in the recipe card below

How to make Oven Baked Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

With a prep time of just 10 minutes and cook time of 22-25 minutes, this potato recipe comes together fast.

Overhead view white baking dish with melted butter in bottom of dish
A small stone bowl with several seasonings in small piles being held over a baking dish with melted butter for Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
Overhead view white baking dish with melted butter, seasonings and shredded Parmesan cheese in bottom of dish
  1. Preheat the oven and spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. Note you could also use a rimmed baking pan or baking sheet
  2. Combine all of the ingredients. In the prepared baking dish, add the melted butter, seasonings, Parmesan cheese and halved yellow baby potatoes to the dish. With your hands, toss the potatoes in the seasoned Parmesan mixture to coat well. Arrange the potatoes cut-side down.
  3. Bake the potatoes. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 22 – 25 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and tender when pierced with a fork. Allow potatoes to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a serving dish or large bowl. You can also serve them right from the baking dish.
  4. Garnish and serve: Sprinkle fresh parsley or chives and flaky sea salt, if desired. Serve with ranch or sour cream for dipping.
Overhead view all ingredients for Parmesan Crusted Potatoes in white baking dish ready to be tossed together
Overhead view potato halves coated in butter, seasonings and Parmesan cheese places cut-side down in white baking dish
Overhead view oven baked Parmesan crusted potato halves in white baking dish

How to store leftovers: Store leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or better yet the stovetop to help the potatoes crisp up again.

For the complete directions (including oven directions) and ingredient amounts, scroll down to the recipe card below. All of our recipes include nutrition information, listing kcal, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, sodium, cholesterol, total fat, and more per serving.

Recipe Notes from Dietitian Stacie

  • For the best results, use small baby potatoes. I like to use honey gold potatoes or small Yukon gold potatoes since they have the creamiest inside and they crisp up nicely. You can also use baby red potatoes (like we do in our ranch roasted potatoes) or small russet potatoes. If the potatoes you have are large, you can quarter them.
  • Secondly, make sure you coat the potatoes well and even press the Parmesan mixture onto the potatoes with your hands. I like to make sure each potato half has the mixture pressed onto all sides, and especially on the cut side, before baking.
White baking dish filled with side dish of Parmesan Crusted Potatoes topped with a few fresh herbs

How to serve Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes make a delicious addition to really any meal or occasion. Here are a few ways to serve them:

  • Add them to an upcoming Holiday menu whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, or a Birthday.
  • Serve them as an appetizer on a platter with ranch or sour cream for dipping.
  • Pair them with your favorite grilled protein and veggie side for an easy well-balanced meal.
  • Dice leftover parmesan potatoes and mix them into scrambled eggs, add to a breakfast burrito, or toss into an egg bake.
Close up side view Parmesan crusted potatoes in white bowl topped with flaky sea salt and fresh herbs.

More Potato Recipes To Try


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 ½ lbs honey gold or small Yukon gold potatoes, halved if large
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (may substitute 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt (fine or sea salt)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Garnish: Fresh parsley or chives, flaky sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉.
  2. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the melted butter into the baking dish.
  4. Add the garlic powder, dill, fine salt, onion powder, black pepper, and Parmesan to the dish with the butter.
  5. Add the potatoes to the dish and with your hands, toss the potatoes in the butter Parmesan mixture to coat well.
  6. Arrange the potatoes cut-side down in the baking dish.
  7. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 22 – 25 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender when pierced with a fork.
  8. Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow potatoes to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a serving dish.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or fresh chives and flaky sea salt, if desired. Serve with ranch or sour cream for dipping.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe (~ 1/4 lb potatoes)
  • Calories: 146
  • Fat: 7 g
  • (Sat Fat: 4 g)
  • Sodium: 330 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 19 g
  • (Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 2 g)
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use olive oil in place of melted butter?

Yes, olive oil or avocado oil can be substitute for the melted butter in this recipe. Instead of 3 tablespoons melted butter we suggest reducing the amount to 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil.

How many potatoes are in a serving?

This recipe makes about 6 servings. The number of potatoes in a serving will depend on the size of the potatoes. If using small potatoes a serving will equal about 4-5 potato halves, or about 4 ounces (1/4 lb).

What are the potatoes seasoned with?

In this recipe for parmesan crusted potatoes, the potatoes are seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, and dill. Other seasonings that you could add include Italian seasoning, dried oregano, parsley, and/or paprika.

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Stacie Hassing

Stacie Hassing

Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she, her husband and daughter reside with their two pups. She’s a co-founder of The Real Food RDs and content creator of simple and wholesome recipes. She loves all kinds of fitness and has a passion to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life both in and out of the kitchen – the driving force behind the co-development of the The Real Food RDs brand.

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