Cooktop Cove: How to make crunchy Parmesan potatoes (video)
By Angela Brown
If you need to whip up a tasty side dish for a family get-together or neighborhood party, the recipe below is just what you need. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this Parmesan potatoes recipe. It takes just 10 minutes of prep but comes out piping hot and tasty.
The quick, easy dish is on the healthier side and offers a bit of cheesy crunch sure to satisfy any appetite. Of course, you can always add as much cheese as you want. We recommend pairing this with a dipping sauce of your choice for some added zing. What are you waiting for? Scroll down and print this recipe now!
Crunchy Parmesan Potatoes
6-8
10 minutes
40 minutes
50 minutes
1/2 cup powdered Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes, purple or gold
Fresh parsley, to serve (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs and spices (garlic powder through pepper) in a bowl. Apply a thin, even layer of olive oil on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Pour the cheese mixture on the bottom of the baking dish. Spread it evenly to coat the entire pan, being careful not to create clumps.
Wash and cut potatoes in half. Place them flat side down on the cheese mixture. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes or until the cheese starts to brown. Make sure that the potatoes are cooked through by carefully piercing them with a fork.
Serve with fresh parsley.
Pro tip: Pair these potatoes with your favorite dipping sauce for a great side dish or a tasty hors d'oeuvre.
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