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Parmesan Garlic Butter Red Potatoes

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Parmesan Garlic Butter Baby Red Potatoes are the greatest side dish since his older brother “Baked Potato”! Small red potatoes are cut in half, baked in a rich garlic butter and topped with crispy baked Parmesan Cheese! In a word… Scrumptious!

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potatoes on a platter

I promised a side dish to go with your Father’s Day Ribs!  This is one amazing side that goes great with any grilled main dish! There’s nothing better than an amazing potato dish to kick up your BBQ! 

Parmesan Garlic Butter Baby Red Potatoes

I began making these Parmesan Garlic Butter Baby Potatoes a couple of years ago! I wanted something different from the traditional baked potato. Something with a little personality!  Boy oh boy do these have personality! 

I love small red potatoes. Not to kick their cousin the “russet” when they’re down…but they are creamier in texture and flavor. (Sorry Russet… I still love ya!) 

These little reds are roasted in butter, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. See… loads of personality!!!

Parmesan Potatoes

How To Make Crispy Oven Parmesan Red Potatoes

Wash red potatoes and slice them in half. 

You’ll need to prepare a large cookie or baking sheet by coating it in melted butter. Make sure it covers every single inch of it.

Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. For this recipe you need REAL grated Parmesan cheese. Not the green jar…real grated cheese is a must for this one!  (I like mine extra cheesy, so I sprinkle a little more on…you know…just cause it makes me happy!)

Seasoning Roasted Cheesy Potatoes

Time for seasonings the red potatoes. I use garlic salt and a little cracked black pepper. You can add other seasonings, like onion powder, all-purpose season salt. It’s really about personal preference.

Baking Cheesy Red Potatoes

Lay the potatoes cut side down. Their little red fannies should be sticking up in the air for all the world to see! (Maybe we should call these mooners? Lol)

Bake for 30 minutes, until you can easily poke them in their “fannies” with a fork.

Remove from the oven and cool a FULL 5 minutes. It’s really important that you NOT remove the potatoes before the full five minutes for the cheese to stick to the potatoes.

TIP: If you skip this step you will lose all that crispy yummy Parmesan topping!

Use a fork pull them apart. Plate them on a serving dish.

The cheese is going to hang over the potato edges and that’s fine and dandy! Just a little extra love! We all need a little extra love…right?

Parmesan Potatoes with basil

Finishing Touches and Serving Ideas for Roasted Potatoes

What you end up with is a hearty, creamy, buttery roasted potato, encrusted with an outer Parmesan cheese layer, and a light hint of garlic.(Kind of like the Rodeo Drive of steak fries… Ohhh-la-la!)

A simple recipe with minimal effort involved. (Which is my kind of side dish!)

They pair up awesome with your favorite grilled recipes. Whether it’s ribs, chicken, or steak! You can sever them with a side of Ranch Dressing, or sour cream, for dipping!

They are great straight out of the oven too. YUM!!!

If you haven’t tried this recipe, this is the perfect weekend to give it a go!

I’m including the printable recipe below. To be honest… I don’t even look at the recipe anymore. They’re so simple to whip up! You really can’t go wrong with this one.

Other Great BBQ Side Dish Recipes

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Yield: 5 -6 servings

Parmesan Garlic Butter Red Potatoes

Platter full of Baby Red Potatoes with Parmesan and garlic

Our family loves these parmesan garlic butter potatoes. It's a great alternative to a baked potato and the perfect side dish to any meal. They're super easy and super yummy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 10 - 12 small red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • garlic salt
  • other seasonings (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut potatoes in half.
  3. Melt butter and pour into a cookie or baking sheet pan. Spread the butter evenly across the bottom.
  4. Generously sprinkle cheese and lightly sprinkle other seasonings all over the butter.
  5. Place the potato halves face down on the butter, cheese and seasonings.
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes. Until fork inserts easily.
  7. Cool for at least a FULL 5 minutes before removing from the pan, otherwise the parmesan crust won't stick to the potato.
  8. Serve on a plate with a side of Ranch dressing or Sour Cream for dipping.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

3-4 potato halves

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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Sunday 11th of June 2023

Can I bake at home and then reheat them in oven?

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Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Hi Margie! Sorry I've been down with a cold. Yes you can reheat them in your oven, but you need to do it cheese side up rather than down. They also reheat beautifully in the air fryer. Hope this helps. Norine


Saturday 6th of May 2023

You had me until suggesting the ranch. But made it and loved it!

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Monday 15th of May 2023

Hi Dustin! Well it was just a (wink) I think it's just a habit from all my happy dipping grandkids! I made this recipe yesterday and it will always be one of my favorites. I think they have just enough flavor without the ranch. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I'm really glad you loved this recipe! Have a great week. Norine

Linda Yoder

Sunday 9th of April 2023

Yummy Norine! We made these Parmesan potatoes today for Easter Dinner and they were a hit. Thanks for the recipe!

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Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Hi Linda! I'm so glad your family enjoyed these potatoes with your Easter Dinner! They are one of my very favorite side dish recipes. Have a Great Week Friend! Norine

Melissa Ullery

Monday 6th of March 2023

My husband loved these! I used yellow potatoes and they worked perfect.

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Monday 13th of March 2023

Hi Melissa! Thanks for the feedback! I'm so glad your husband loved these potatoes. My husband loves them too...we all do! I'm a huge potato fan! Hope you'll stop back again and visit soon! Have a great week. Norine


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Why do you make it so hard to print out the recipe---without going through chrome? It is very difficult and I do not wish to have to sign up for another email or app. I would love to have the recipe, yet do not have option of working from my screen.

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Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Hi Horace! I'm not sure why you can't print this recipe out on another search engine? I have numerous followers who print them off on Safari without any issues at all. I'm sorry if that isn't working for you. It could simply be an issue with a setting in your phone if you are trying to print off from your phone. Sorry! Norine

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