Roast Potatoes with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs

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.

Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan & Fresh Herbs | Simply Fresh Dinners

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! Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan & Fresh Herbs | Simply Fresh Dinners

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.

Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan & Fresh Herbs | Simply Fresh Dinners

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!

Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs
Recipe Type: Side dish
Author: Robyn Gleason
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Serves: 4
Crispy roasted potatoes with butter, parmesan and fresh herbs make the perfect side dish for most any meal.
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly brush baking sheet with oil.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl and add olive oil, garlic, thyme, basil, half of the Parmesan,salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Garnish with parsley, (or your favorite herb). Serve immediately

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    July 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    We love roasted potatoes and I love the flexibility with herbs that you have on hand. I have never tried it with Parmesan – sounds like a great addition! I am always happy when you teach us how to cook with herbs. I love growing them but am not that skilled with using them in the kitchen.
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    Anita Rivera
    July 17, 2016 at 4:46 am

    This is definitely our favorite way of eating potatoes! I also enjoy adding mushrooms about 10 minutes before they come out and this is something we usually enjoy during the cold winters!

    Hello Robyn! Enjoy your weekend my dear! Anita

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      July 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      In the winter months, I do potatoes, onions, carrots and mushrooms, Anita. And that is sometimes dinner, lol. It’s delicious and very filling!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 17, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful and they sound delicious! I love potatoes any way I can get them 🙂
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      July 17, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Jennifer. Funny but I only like them roasted. I don’t think I’ve ever even made mashed potatoes, lol. And I made scalloped only once!

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    July 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Love potatoes made this way! They’re so good roasted with all kinds of herbs and seasonings; and new potatoes are the best. Glad you didn’t wait till fall to post and share it. Have a wonderful week, Robyn!

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    July 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Robyn, it depends on what kind of potatoes, for yukon its mashed, with the new potatoes roasted just like you have them here. Hope you are having a great week-end, weather is perfect here today.
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    July 17, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Ahhh! I love this! My boys eat almost everything, but potatoes have always been tough (unless it’s french fries!). The one way that they DO like potatoes is when they’re roasted with plenty of garlic and herbs. Add some Parmesan? Oh, my…they’ll be in heaven!
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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    July 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I could eat that whole bowl full and not feel one bit guilty, Robyn. My absolute favorite!
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    July 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    These looks so amazing and I am going to try them out tomorrow. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and I love your yummy recipes.

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    July 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Those look wonderful!

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    July 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

    HI Robyn,
    Looks and sounds so tasty. I love grilled veggie or potatoes of any type – especially adding all those spices and herbs. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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      July 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Marla! Have a great weekend 🙂

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