Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

These mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes make a perfect and easy side dish for your holiday table, weeknight meal, or special occasion. They are an inexpensive and flavorful side dish with a crispy outside and tender inside. This a simple recipe your whole family will love.

Roasted Red Potatoes before and after pictures with text overlay.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

You can’t go wrong with a good potato dish. These baby red potatoes are flavored with garlic, butter, seasonings, and parmesan. They are roasted in the oven until golden brown with excellent skin and a nice crisp edge. There is minimal prep, and my new favorite way to eat potatoes. A super easy side dish ready for the oven in minutes. These parmesan garlic roasted potatoes are as easy as it gets, and they are budget-friendly.

Roasting vegetables in the oven is one of my favorite ways to prepare an easy side dish. Pan-roasted vegetables, Oven Baked Potato Wedges, Cheesy Cabbage Casserole, and Cabbage Steaks are a few of my favorite oven sides.

Seasoning Toppings for Oven Roasted Potatoes

The seasonings are very simple for this recipe. I use onion powder, garlic powder, an Italian blend, parmesan cheese, and salt. Feel free to get creative and pull some of your favorites from the spice cabinet. You might decide to use some ranch seasoning, steak seasoning, cajun seasoning, and fresh herbs. All of these would be good choices and make this dish a flavorful and tasty recipe.

The Best Potatoes for this Recipe

My favorite potatoes for this recipe are small red potatoes. Of course, Yukon gold potatoes and russet potatoes (regular potatoes) will also work nicely. The red potatoes will give you a creamier texture and are my favorite. This recipe is made using red potatoes. The cooking time will vary according to the size and type of potatoes you use.

Ingredients Needed for Roasted Red Potatoes

The list of ingredients for this recipe is simple. The flavor combination is a mix of parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and a sprinkle of salt.

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For a complete list of ingredients, see the recipe card below.

Butter— A stick of melted butter starts this recipe off right! Everything is better with a little butter.

Baby Red Potatoes— 2 pounds of potatoes are needed for this dish.

Parmesan Cheese— I like to use grated parmesan for this recipe.

Onion Powder and Italian Seasoning– These are two of my seasonings for potatoes. Use what you have in your spice cabinet.

Garlic Powder– This is in my spice rack. Use fresh garlic if desired.

Oil— Use a little oil for drizzling over the top of the potatoes. Brush the oil over the tops covering as much as possible. This makes crispy skin.

Salt– This is optional, but potatoes need a little salt, in my opinion. Use sea salt if desired.

How To Make Crispy Potatoes in the Oven

I always turn to this recipe if I am looking for a good potato side dish. Garlic parmesan roasted red potatoes is a fantastic recipe requiring only a few simple steps.

For complete step-by-step instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. Melt butter in a baking dish.
  2. Mix in your seasonings.
  3. Add your baby potatoes in a single layer. You’ll place potatoes face down in the butter and seasonings.
  4. Drizzle the potato skins with oil and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until fork tender.

As much as I love Skillet Fried Potatoes and Onions, this roasted red potatoes recipe is straightforward and shows up on my dinner table several times during the month. The simple ingredients make this an easy recipe for dinner time.

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Expert Tips and Variations

  • If you are making this recipe for a crowd, increase the ingredients and use a rimmed large baking sheet to hold more potatoes.
  • Adjust the seasonings as desired.
  • For the best outcome, begin with a hot and preheated oven before you add the potatoes. This will give you the best results for crisp potatoes.
  • Wash potatoes well to remove all dirt and grit.
  • Slice the baby potatoes in half. If your potatoes are larger, consider quartering them.
  • Place potatoes face down in the parmesan mixture. The potatoes will soak up the butter and seasonings, and you’ll end up with a golden parmesan crust.
  • Allow the potatoes to rest for a few minutes before eating. Not only are they like fire hot, but they also need a few minutes for the sauce and cheese to thicken and grab onto the potatoes.
  • When you scoop your potatoes from the dish, get all that good stuff from the bottom of the dish.
  • Add fresh parsley for color and flavor if desired.

How to Eat Parmesan Potatoes

Enjoy these potatoes as a side dish to grilled chicken, meatloaf, salmon, or fried pork chops. But any main course goes great with these potatoes. They are great as a snack or even for breakfast. You might even add these to a potato bar for a dinner party one night. Just add some toothpicks for easy dipping. Some potato bar options might include sour cream, jalapenos, cheese cubes, and dipping sauces.

How to Store Leftover Potatoes

Cool potatoes to room temperature and store all leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. They reheat nicely in a baking dish in the oven or a skillet on the stovetop.

Recipe FAQs

No. There is no need to boil the potatoes before roasting them in the oven.

Check for doneness at the 40-minute mark. The cooking time will vary in some ovens, so check accordingly. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender and golden brown, as desired. The higher temperature gives the best outcome for a crispy outside and fluffy and tender insides.

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More Favorite Potato Recipes

Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Creamy Potato Salad

More Favorite Side Dishes

Ranch Potato Casserole

Cabbage Casserole

Macaroni Salad

Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Gina Abernathy
These mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes make a perfect and easy side dish for your holiday table, weeknight meal, or special occasion. They are an inexpensive and flavorful side dish with a crispy outside and tender inside. This a simple recipe your whole family will love.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 stick butter (½ cup)
  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes washed
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian Blend Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt for sprinkling over the top
  • oil for drizzling or brushing over the potato tops


  • Place a stick of butter in a 13"x9" baking dish and place the dish into the oven as it preheats to 425 degrees. 
  • While the oven heats, cut the potatoes in half.
  • In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, Italian blend, and parmesan cheese.
  • Once the oven is preheated, remove the baking dish, add the parmesan mixture to the butter, and stir until blended.
  • Place the baby potatoes face down in the casserole dish. Drizzle or brush the tops of the potatoes with oil and season with salt.
  • Place dish back into the oven and roast potatoes for 40-45 minutes.


Once the potatoes are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to rest for 4-5 minutes before serving.
Keyword Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes


  1. 5 stars
    FANTASTIC!! I will be making these for a major family holiday, but they were also great for just a quiet Tuesday night at home.

  2. 5 stars
    These potatoes turned out perfectly! They were crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, and made a great side dish for our dinner tonight!

  3. 5 stars
    I had a bunch of potatoes I didn’t want to make fries. Came across this recipe and it totally hit the spot. Everyone asked for seconds

  4. 5 stars
    Love the simplicity of this recipe. Didn’t know what to do with all the extra potatoes I had. It’s quick and easy. All these ingredients everyone usually has at home. Thanks for sharing a new take on making potatoes in a yummy way with Parmesan. Shalom

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