Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oven-Baked Parmesan Potatoes

This is another Lott family recipe with no name, so you're stuck with my lack of creativity on the name . . . these potatoes are great BECAUSE . . . they taste great, they are easy, and they go with pretty much any thing. We've eaten them along side various types of chicken, beef and pork.

4 large Idaho potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Scrub potatoes and set aside. (Choose nice potatoes because they don't bake as well if you have to cut out bad spots.)

3. Place butter on a cookie sheet or in a microwavable bowl. Melt butter. (I usually use the cookie sheet to save on dishes and just place it in the preheating oven.)

4. Add Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes and garlic powder to butter and mix into a 'paste'.

5. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise.

6. Score potatoes with a fork (optional - my MIL says it helps the potato hold the topping on better -- eeh?? not so sure. I have done it with and without scoring and haven't noticed a difference.)

7. Dip potatoes in cheese mixture to coat. (I kinda just smear them in the mixture on the cookie sheet. You could also scoop the mixture up with a fork and smear it on the potato.) Place on cookie sheet cut side down.

8. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until tender when pricked with a fork (may take longer for thicker potatoes). Serve warm.


  1. I tried these potatoes the other night when we had company. Only I cut them up and tossed them in the parmesean cheese and butter mixture. Then I added about a half a pack of the Italian salad dressing mix. They turned out great. Thanks for sharing! Tiffany

  2. These were sooo good. My kids and hubby loved them! I will be making these again for sure. Thanks!

    Becky Dunlavey