Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Crispy roasted potatoes coated in a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Recipe from

As much as I enjoy seeing movies at the theater, it’s just way too expensive. Plus, you have to sit with strangers and either pay and arm and a leg for snacks or try to sneak them in. Which truly isn’t that hard being a girl. Do guys sneak in snacks? Basically what all that means it, I rarely go to the movies and when I do I blissfully go alone. Weird right? I always thought that was weird and lonely but it’s really enjoyable. This of course is coming from someone that stays home with three kids and my kind of excitement for the week is going to Target. Or this week… Home Depot! I know… I lead a very exciting and extravagant life.

And what that all means is, I stick to Netflix most of the time. If you get DVD’s through Netflix, you know about their silly release schedule that is sometimes seriously delayed. And then I sometimes forget to bump up new movies to the top and have to wait months before I can see them. And when it’s a really good movie, it’s kind of torture because you know you’ve already had to wait too long as it is. When I’m aware and plan right, I can get a new release on the day it comes out. It requires slightly strategic planning. If my previous movie isn’t received on Monday then I’ll be waiting forever for whatever movie it is. It’s torture and annoying. I hate waiting. Thus why I’m also totally loving Amazon Prime now. Mrs Impatient over here.

Okay so back to the Netflix/movie bit… I’ve been really excited to see Silver Linings Playbook because I’m kind of obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s ridiculously cute and seems super down to earth. The kind of person you totally want to hang out with and just be buddies with. Right? I just love her in The Hunger Games and I can’t wait for the next one to come out. I hope they do the rest of the books justice! Anyway… I finally got to see Silver Linings Playbook the other night. Super exciting middle of the week movie watching. Even the Mr watched it. If you haven’t seen it, you have to. It was so good. I asked on Twitter if anyone had seen it and some said others claimed it started slow but honestly, I didn’t think so. Perfect all around. 

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Recipe from

I somehow totally forgot about these potatoes when Shawn first posted them. I was immediately smitten when Danae posted about them recently. She glowed about them and I knew from her review and the amazing crispness that I had to make them. Sooner than later, definitely not weeks or months from now.

I’m so glad I didn’t wait. These potatoes are ridiculously tasty and so easy to whip up. I love that it’s basically a shake and bake kind of thing. Toss your ingredients and shake shake shake to coat. Then bake away and devour. Because devour you absolutely will. The insides get nice and tender and the outsides are flavorful and crispy. They can absolutely be eaten as is but I opted to dip mine in ketchup.

The only bit of warning I have for you is to not let too much extra crumbs rest on the pan as they will totally burn and get your oven all smokey. Let me tell you… it’s not a nice thing for the smoke alarm to go off when a child is napping. Our smoke alarms are super sensitive, which I guess is a good thing but it’s also obnoxious. Thankfully lil man slept straight through it. So don’t be like me. Carefully remove the potatoes from the bag and place them on the baking sheet… no pouring out of the bag. Whoops. But other than that ever so minor incident, these were super tasty and I will absolutely make them again.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Recipe from

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Crispy roasted potatoes coated in a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb Eastern white potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 C plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 425*F. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Chop potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Add potatoes and olive oil to a large plastic bag. Shake to coat. Add remaining ingredients. Shake to coat well.
  • Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet, discarding all excess coating. Do not allow excess coatings to rest on pan. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes to crisp all sides.
  • Serve warm with desired sauces.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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37 Responses to “Parmesan Roasted Potatoes”

  1. #
    Tracey — May 3, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Ahhh so glad you finally got to see it! I went to see that one alone in the theater and am dying to watch it again at home. Such a good movie!

    I haven’t had potatoes in ages, they tend to be a winter food here and now I’m craving them in a major way. These sound awesome!

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      Rachel — May 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Potatoes are a year round thing here ;)

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    Tieghan — May 3, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Parmesan and potatoes are so great together! I am loving these. Making them the steak I do steak for sure!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I went and saw one movie by myself and it was a comedy. Never again! It was weird laughing by myself. (movie theater wasnt that packed too)
    These look delicious.

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      Rachel — May 3, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Maybe you just have to pick the right movie to go see alone?

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — May 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

    These look SO delicious! There’s nothing like crispy, roasted potatoes. Thanks for the heads up that Silver Linings Playbook is out — I’ve been dying to see that! I do go to the movies occasionally, but it is expensive, and most of the time I’m waiting for the rental!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Well if there is tons of hype about these babies, then there is no choice but to make them. And watch Silver Linings Playbook while I eat them. I havent seen that one yet!

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      Rachel — May 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

      yes and yes! :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Roasted potatoes are the best. The coating is brilliant!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Every since that shooting in Aurora, Colorado, I won’t go to movie theaters. It freaks me out. Plus, I agree with you about the whole sitting with random stranger thing…I would much rather be at home chillin’ and eating these potatoes!!

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      Rachel — May 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Oh that’s sad. Don’t let something like that stop you from going to the movies. It’s kind of like flying… can’t let 9-11 stop us from flying, right?

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — May 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I’m a total potato girl, and coated in cheese?! Absolute heaven!! I need to make these soon…and then devour them all. Not sorry! Pinned.

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — May 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Perfection!!! Crispy cheese coated potatoes!! who could resist!!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    So true – movie tickets are SO expensive. Jason and I only go to the movies on “special occasions.” Staying at home, watching the movies under the covers is so much better, and cheaper! Our next movie date will have to consist of Silver Linings. I can’t believe we still haven’t watched it!

    Oh and these potatoes – yes! I’m sure I could make dinner out of this!

  11. #
    Valerie — May 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    The very first time I went to the theater alone felt very…awkward. Now it’s a form of escape and a way for me to get in touch with me, again. :D

    These scrumptious potatoes have expanded my grocery list – in a good way! Life doesn’t get much better than Parmesan-coated carbs!

    • #
      Rachel — May 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

      It really is relaxing. I just wish it were cheaper!

  12. #
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — May 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Potatoes + cheese + silver linings play book = my ideal night! Well and a homemade pizookie ;)

    • #
      Rachel — May 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

      I actually had to look up what a pizookie is. Now I want one!

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    JanetFCTC — May 4, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Whew. I was feeling like a total foodie reject until I saw your photo with the puddle of ketchup cause as totally delicious as those looked, my first thought was “oh, YUM! I bet these would be great with ketchup!”. Now I need to go buy potatoes. All of mine have more eyes than a monster under the bed.

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      Rachel — May 4, 2013 at 9:02 am

      There is nothing wrong with dipping potatoes of almost any variety in ketchup. :)

  14. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 4, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I’m always looking for ways to change up my regular ol’ roasted potatoes. You can never go wrong with Parm!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — May 4, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I’m going to assume you just forgot to mention how absolutely powerful Jennifer Lawrence was in Winter’s Bone. And just in case you haven’t seen it, it’s streaming on Netflix, so you can watch it any time. This is the role she received her first Oscar nomination for. She is brilliant. So talented. Also, these potatoes rock!

    • #
      Rachel — May 4, 2013 at 9:02 am

      I’ve never seen it and this is actually the first time I’ve heard of it. I’ll look into it though!

  16. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Potatoes are my weakness! These look so crunchy and spectacular… I just know these would go super quick in my house!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 5, 2013 at 1:12 am

    What you said about the movies being expensive and having to sit next to strangers…yeah, reminds me of being on an airplane. lol

    Going blissfully alone. That is a true treat as a mom…and as a mom, I get that :)

    Great taters. Even better story-telling! love it!

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      Rachel — May 5, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Oh jeez, I never even made that connection until now and of course I’m flying in a few weeks. And it’s SO true. But I guess it’s a little weirder on the plane because you’re not just there for entertainment purposes.

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    Danae (The Busty Baker) — May 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Yay I’ve been waiting for this post! I saw you put the picture of them up on Instagram awhile ago and I was like OH those have to be the potatoes! Makes me want to eat them for dinner for a week straight.. again.

    I haven’t seen Silver Linings Playbook yet, but I want to. I think the last time I went to the movies was to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 at midnight. Cause I’m one of those people. But I’ve never gone alone. Ever. Going regularly to the movies is way out of my budget. Heck, I have to wait for them to hit the library circuit, cause even renting or Netflix is out of my budget.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, these are perfect :) I bet these taste amazing!

  20. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I have a new recent love of going to the movies alone. It must be a mom-of-small-kids-thing!

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    Miguel Cizeron — May 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    This looks a great combination.
    But what is the C in “1/3 C breadcrumbs”?

    • #
      Rachel — May 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      C stands for cups.

  22. #
    Robert M — June 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I made this dish and It came out delicious. My family enjoyed it. I will make this again.

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      Rachel — June 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Glad to here you and your family enjoyed it!

  23. #
    jamie k — October 23, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Do you leave the skins on the potatoes? or just wash and chop as is?

    • #
      Rachel — October 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      For this particular recipe, it’s scrub and chop. However, if you prefer you, you can always opt to remove the skins but that would add additional prep-time.

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    Kaitlin — December 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’m making them tonight but I forgot the breadcrumbs… :( will it make a huge difference without them???

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      Rachel — December 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      You’ll be lacking half of the breading mixture since it’s primarily cheese and breadcrumbs but it should still taste okay. I just can’t promise how they will turn out since it’s missing a key ingredient to the recipe. Good luck though!

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