Oven Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Oven Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

This recipe for Oven Crispy Parmesan Potatoes turns the humble potato—a mainstay of Midwest cuisine—into a crispy, cheesy pleasure. With a hint of thyme and a blast of Parmesan cheese, this dish elevates the humble spud and is a great way to enjoy it with any meal. It’s a monument to the power of simple ingredients. Perfect as an accompaniment to a tender roast chicken or as the focal point of a warm brunch, these golden rounds of happiness are guaranteed to make an impression and disappear swiftly from the table.


  1. 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into rounds of 1/4 inch
  2. one-third cup extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  5. one tsp powdered garlic
  6. Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  7. Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. A hot oven is crucial for achieving that desired crispiness.
  2. Coat the potato rounds in olive oil, ensuring each piece is well-covered. Arrange them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spaced slightly apart to prevent steaming.
  3. Mix the Parmesan, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle this blend over the potato rounds, aiming for an even coating to enrich every bite with flavor.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Remember to turn the potatoes halfway hrough the baking time for uniform crispness.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle some fresh parsley on top of the roasted potatoes to give them a pop of colour and freshness.

Changes & Advice:

  1. Try Different Herbs: To give the Parmesan mixture a unique flavour character, feel free to add oregano or rosemary.
  2. Option for Cheesy Crust: To add even more cheese, turn the potatoes halfway through baking, sprinkle with more Parmesan, and broil for a brief period of time. Watch closely to avoid over-browning.
  3. Repurpose Leftovers: If you have any leftovers, incorporate them into your breakfast hash or as a tasty side for lunch.

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