Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes — These herb roasted potatoes are sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and are made with seasonings you already have on hand. So easy to prep, and crazy delicious!

Herb Roasted Potatoes on baking sheet

Easy Herb Roasted Potatoes

Growing up my mom used to roast potatoes at least three times a week. Now that I’m a mom I know why. They’re easy, inexpensive, hearty, they complement almost any dish, and warm potatoes are the ultimate in comfort food.

For these herb roasted potatoes, I tossed baby Dutch yellow potatoes with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, a little salt and pepper, and Parmesan. Everything is better with cheese. So easy, packed with flavor from the herbs, spices, and parmesan.

I love yellow potatoes when they’re roasted and I like the baby size because they’re faster to chop, but another variety of yellow potato like Yukon Gold or your favorite roasting potato would be fine choices.

My family devoured these and it reminded me I need to roast potatoes more often. So easy and lots of clean plates.

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes garnished with fresh parsley

What’s in Herb Roasted Potatoes? 

For these roasted small potatoes, you’ll need: 

  • Baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley 

how to roast potatoes

How to Roast Potatoes in the Oven

To make these herb roasted potatoes, you’ll first need to halve the small potatoes and then place them on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil and evenly sprinkle the seasonings over top. Give the potatoes a good toss with your hands to coat them in the oil and spices. 

Bake the potatoes for a few minutes before removing them from the oven and sprinkling with Parmesan cheese. Return the potatoes to the oven and continue baking until golden brown and fork tender. 

How Long to Roast Potatoes? 

You’ll first need to roast the potatoes for 5 to 10 minutes before sprinkling on the cheese, then return them to the oven and continue cooking for another 25 to 30 minutes. 

Can I Use Another Type of Cheese? 

I don’t see why not! Just make sure the cheese is finely grated before sprinkling it over the herb roasted potatoes. 

Can I Use Different Herbs to Flavor the Potatoes? 

Absolutely! This is a very flexible recipe and you can use pretty much any combination of herbs you’d like. 

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes - Easiest potatoes ever and packed with so much flavor! Olive oil, herbs, and everything is better with CHEESE!! A family favorite that everyone loves!

Tips for Making Herb Roasted Potatoes 

If you’re using larger potatoes for this recipe, make sure to dice them into fairly even-sized pieces. This will ensure that the potato pieces all cook at roughly the same rate in the oven and you won’t wind up with some that are perfectly cooked through and others that are still hard inside. 

For the best flavor, buy a small block of Parmesan and grate it yourself. You don’t want to use the powdered stuff in the shaker can, as it won’t really melt and isn’t as flavorful. 

Lastly, these herb roasted potatoes are best enjoyed immediately as they lose their crispness over time. If you have leftovers, reheat them in the oven or in a skillet and not the microwave to preserve the texture as best as possible. 

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes

These herb roasted potatoes are sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and are made with seasonings you already have on hand. So easy to prep, and crazy delicious!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 pounds baby Dutch yellow potatoes, halved (Yukon Gold potatoes or your favorite roasting potato may be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or line with aluminum foil for easier cleanup.
    2. To the baking sheet, add the potatoes, evenly drizzle with olive oil, and evenly sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and toss potatoes with hands to coat evenly.
    3. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes. Baking briefly before adding the cheese ensures the potatoes will cook through before the cheese burns.
    4. Remove pan from the oven, evenly sprinkle with the parmesan, and bake for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, fork-tender, and done.
    5. Garnish with parsley before serving. Potatoes are best warm and fresh.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 692mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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32 comments on “Parmesan and Herb Roasted Potatoes”

  1. I made these and they were SO GOOD!!

    Rating: 5
  2. I served this as a side dish to go along with the Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce I found over on . These were absolutely yummy and the perfect accompaniment. I couldn’t resist using some of that sauce on these potatoes, but they are absolutely yummy all by themselves. Definitely be making these again. So simple, so delish!

  3. mmmmm these pictures have my mouth watering-I looove potatoes!

  4. Well these look amazing! Pinning, stat.

  5. I completely agree, potatoes are one the the easiest and cheapest foods to make! Great for a family :-) these look so yummy!

  6. I think potatoes have gotten a bad reputation in the “nutrition” world, which is unfortunate–there are so many ways to cook them that are healthy and tasty–this is definitely one of them!

  7. Three words:!! :P

  8. Those look amazing! Potatoes have to be my favorite veggie, I love all the different ways you can serve them. Your recipe looks super delicious.

  9. Truth. Cheese does make everything better! We had potatoes a lot growing up, but I’m always looking for ways to spice them up. Yum!

  10. Yummy–will definitely try these.  Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Growing up in an Italian family we seldom had potatoes…I think we had roasted potatoes maybe 3-4 times a year if that…so I’m more than ready to make up for that shortfall growing up…these look insanely good can’t wait to try.

  12. These look so delicious! I love potatoes because you can prepare them in so many ways – and every recipe make them taste so differently. Roasted are my favorite so I will definitely try these!

  13. Yellow potatoes are my favorite! Love that parmesan and herb topping. The best!

  14. So true – potatoes are the one thing I can be sure my girls will always eat, but something like this is sure to make the adults happy too.  Awesome combo and they look so delightfully addictive! 

  15. These potatoes look amazing! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!


  16. Wow these look tasty!  That golden cheese is where it’s AT!

  17. Averie, I am also coming from a family addicted to roasted potatoes, my mom used to make them a few times a week, and now I make some at least once a week, they are such an easy side dish, and you can play with the flavors so much, the parmesan addition is definitely a good idea!

  18. I’m in potato heaven! I love potatoes and these look absolutely delicious. 
    Gonna have to run to the grocery store now to stock up on more potatoes. :)

  19. My mom roasted potatoes on the reg too! They’re my favorite side dish because of that! Although she never added Parmesan, and I am most definitely thinking I need to try this version! Cheesy goodness please! Pinned!

  20. These look so good. They would definitely upstage anything else at the dinner table! The next time I’m making fish, these are going on the side!

  21. These look fantastic and would go with anything! Jon and I love any roasted tuber and any kind of cheese. Looks like I have a couple of fun recipes to try this weekend!

    • Roasted veggies or tubers, with the addition of cheese, you cannot go wrong! LMK if you try these!

    • These are fantastic (and Jon loves fingerling and baby potatoes)! The parmesan and Italian seasoning is excellent and I had some nice little browned cheese puddles on the baking sheet (love those). I have to give a little nod to the silpat liners–I’ve used foil on my pans but the silpat is better–nothing ever sticks to it.

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