Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Parmesan Baked Potatoes

Goodness these are good potatoes. Like, really good. Delicious. Flavorful. Crispy and melt-in-your-mouth at the same time.

The ingredients for Parmesan Baked Baby Potatoes are so simple it’s ridiculous: baby potatoes, butter, grated Parmesan cheese, and parsley. I told you these are simple ingredients.

To make these magic potatoes—and they truly are magic—halved potatoes are placed (and nestled cozily beside one another) on top of melted butter, Parmesan cheese and parsley.

These bad boys are baked for about 45 minutes. If it wasn’t for the amazing smell that fills the kitchen, you could forget these are in the oven. I love this kind of cooking!

This is one of my go-to side dishes. It’s versatile, so it pairs well with nearly any protein entrĂ©e. Oh yeah, and it’s easy. Who doesn’t love that?

Parmesan Baked Potatoes
Source: Ashley’s recipe box

About 1-1/2 pounds baby potatoes (I use baby Dutch Yellow), halved lengthwise
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped, or 1-1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Pour melted butter in a 9” x 13” glass baking dish. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and parsley over the butter. Place potatoes, cut side down, over the butter, cheese and parsley. Nestle as many potatoes as the pan will allow. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes. Serves 4-6.