While working on my meal plan for the Fall, I did some roasted potatoes with parmesan and herbs and decided I wouldn’t wait till then to share them because everyone loves these tasty bites all year round.
The best thing about roasting potatoes is the quick prep time and then you let the oven do the work. I tend to roast my potatoes on a higher heat because I can be a bit of an impatient cook at times so they’re done in 40 minutes max. You can prepare the rest of your dinner while they cook and it’s pretty rare that it takes me longer than 40 minutes to do that!
You know how I love my fresh herbs and adding them to potatoes is no exception. In this case though, you can add dried herbs before they go into the oven and the fresh afterwards. I added a little butter and a little more Parmesan when they came out as well. Feeling kinda decadent these days!
I love potatoes because they’re so versatile and forgiving. It’s pretty hard to mess up this delicious side dish and you can use different herbs if you like. Some rosemary would be nice with these. If you want them to cook even quicker, you can quarter them and take off about 10 minutes of the cooking time. These would be great on the grill too.
What is your family’s favorite way to eat potatoes? Are you the mashed kind or boiled? Or maybe the kids just want fries? There are lots of ways to make healthy fries and I’ll be doing some of those in the coming weeks as well.
If your farmer’s market has new potatoes now I would definitely be roasting or grilling them. You want to experience all of their yummy flavor. Cheers!
- 2 pounds new potatoes
- 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite fresh herb – parsley, rosemary, or even mint
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly brush baking sheet with oil.
- Place potatoes in a large bowl and add olive oil, garlic, thyme, basil, half of the Parmesan,salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
- Place into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. (My oven tends to run to the hot side so your cooking time may vary. Just keep an eye on it after 25 minutes) Stir in butter and remaining Parmesan until melted about 1 minute.
- Garnish with parsley, (or your favorite herb). Serve immediately