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Crispy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that’s great with any meal.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

Potatoes are a staple in almost every kitchen. They’re easy to cook, affordable, and versatile.

One of my favorite ways to prepare them is by roasting them with garlic and Parmesan cheese. They end up perfectly crisp outside and tender on the inside.

These crispy roasted baby potatoes are coated in Parmesan and seasoned with garlic, parsley, salt & pepper for the perfect side dish!

Have you ever wanted to make potatoes that are crispy and cheesy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside? Well, today is your lucky day because I’m going to show you just how easy it is! This roasted garlic Parmesan baby potato recipe can be made in under an hour.

They’re a simple side dish for any occasion.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.
This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

Do I Need to Parboil the Potatoes Before Roasting?

Parboiling is beneficial prior to roasting potatoes to ensure that they come out light and fluffy. However, if you forget to parboil the potatoes before roasting, don’t worry—they will roast just fine without parboiling! You may, however, need to roast the potatoes a little longer to make sure that they are thoroughly cooked.

I do encourage you to take the time to parboil the potatoes though when making these Garlic Parmesan baby potatoes, for the best results.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

What Temperature Do I Need to Bake Baby Potatoes?

You will need to bake baby potatoes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius) if you want crispy potatoes that are golden brown on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.

How Long Does It Take to Bake Baby Potatoes?

Baking time can vary greatly depending on the size of your potatoes. Generally, it takes about 60-75 minutes to bake large potatoes (5 inches in diameter). However, small new potatoes will only need about 30-35 minutes to roast.

You may also need to cover the potatoes with aluminum foil halfway through the cooking process if the potatoes are particularly large or thick, but baby potatoes can be roasted the whole way uncovered.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

Tips for Making the BEST Roasted Baby Potatoes

  • First, you need to preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius). You want to roast them at high temperature to get that perfectly crisp skin.
  • Second, parboil your potatoes until they have a slight resistance when you pierce them with a fork. Parboiling helps to soften the potatoes so they are nice and light when they are done roasting.
  • Third, pat your potatoes dry with a clean dish towel or paper towels. You want all of the moisture removed from your potatoes before roasting them, as the moist environment will cause the exterior of your potatoes (which is now soft) to stick to the foil and prevent the skin from crisping up.
  • Make sure you place your potatoes in a single layer on your sheet pan without overlapping them.
  • You want to cook your potatoes until they are just crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Make sure to keep an eye on them so that they don’t brown too much!
This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

Why Are My Roasted Baby Potatoes Sticking to the Pan?

If your roasted baby potatoes are sticking to the pan, then you need to make sure that you thoroughly dried them after parboiling and before roasting!

If there is any moisture on your potatoes, it will cause them to stick to your baking sheet.

How do you Get Roasted Potatoes with Crispy Edges?

Roasting your baby potatoes until they are crisp on the outside requires patience! You need to parboil, dry, and then roast them at high heat to achieve maximum crispiness.

There is not really a “best” method for preparing your baking sheet if you are looking for crispy outsides. You can rub your pan with some olive oil, spray it with cooking spray, use parchment paper, or line with foil, but the most important thing is that your potatoes are separated from each other and do not overlap.

If they are packed too closely together on your baking sheet, then the potatoes will sweat and be mushy by the time they are done cooking.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

How to Store Leftover Roasted Baby Potatoes

If you have leftover roasted potatoes, they can be stored in a plastic container or tightly wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Reheat the potatoes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) for 10-15 minutes or until they are warmed through. If you want crisper baby potatoes, simply reheat them without covering them.

How to Freeze Roasted Baby Potatoes?

If you want to freeze roasted potatoes, let them cool completely and place them in an airtight container or resealable bag and store the bag of baby potatoes in your freezer for up to 3 months.

You can reheat frozen roasted potatoes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) for 15-20 minutes or until they are heated through.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

About the Ingredients for Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Potatoes – We used a mix of yellow baby potatoes and red baby potatoes. You could use all of one or another, but I think a mix of them is really appetizing.

Oil – Any neutral flavoured oil works fine here, I personally prefer olive oil.

Garlic – Fresh garlic,

Seasoning – Salt, pepper and thyme provide a little subtle seasoning that pairs well with the garlic and parmesan. You could also use Italian seasoning instead of thyme if preferred.

Cheese – Grated fresh parmesan will give you the best results but I have made this with pre-packaged parmesan and that still results in some pretty tasty potatoes.

Butter – To finish off the potatoes, you want to make a mixture of melted salted butter and fresh parsley. It soaks into the potatoes and really gives them a wonderful flavour.

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

Looking for More Easy Potato Side Dish Recipes?

Check out some of my favourite potato side dishes:

Also known as Fondant Potatoes, Melting Potatoes are a tasty potato side dish that are crispy and brown on the outside and soft inside.

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

Any of these potato side dishes pair wonderfully with my reader favourite recipe for cooking a perfect sirloin tip roast each and every time. Juicy, full of flavour and cooked to perfection, you can’t go wrong with an herb crusted roast like this!

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

How to Make Crispy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes

Yields: 6 servings | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 38 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds (1.5 kg) baby potatoes, washed and halved
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground thyme
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh parsley, finely chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Grease a large sheet pan with non-stick spray or line with aluminum foil and set aside.

Parboil the potatoes in salted boiling water for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and Parmesan cheese together.

Toss the parboiled potatoes in the Parmesan mixture to coat evenly.

Place the potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. Potatoes should be browned.

Melt the butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave, and then stir in the parsley.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and carefully toss in the parsley butter to coat.

Serve and enjoy!

Crispy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes
Yield: 6 Servings

Crispy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 38 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that’s great with any meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1.5 kg) baby potatoes, washed and halved
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground thyme
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grease a large sheet pan with non-stick spray or line with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Parboil the potatoes in salted boiling water for 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and Parmesan cheese together.
  5. Toss the parboiled potatoes in the Parmesan mixture to coat evenly.
  6. Place the potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. Potatoes should be browned.
  7. Melt the butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave, and then stir in the parsley.
  8. Remove the potatoes from the oven and carefully toss in the parsley butter to coat.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that's great with any meal.

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