This is the perfect side dish that goes so well with just about anything! Crispy, golden roasted potatoes seasoned with mind-blowing garlic butter parmesan.
3 lb. (1.5 kg) baby red potatoes, washed and quartered
1/4 c (60ml) olive oil
6 large cloves of garlic finely chopped or minced
Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
3/4 c fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c unsalted butter
Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
1/2 c crispy bacon bits (optional)
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
Step 2: Use non-stick cooking spray or olive oil to grease a large baking sheet and set aside.
Step 3: In boiling water, parboil the baby red potatoes for about 5 to 8 minutes.
Step 4: Combine 1/4 cup of olive oil, garlic, salt, herbs, pepper, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl until well mixed. If the parmesan cheese has absorbed most of the oil, add a bit more olive oil.
Step 5: Add the pre-cooked potatoes into the garlic parmesan mixture. Toss to evenly coat.
Step 6: In a single layer, arrange the coated potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet cut side down.
Step 7: Put the baking sheet on the bottom rack and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Use tongs or spatula to flip the potatoes after 15 minutes. Continue to bake until the potatoes are browned and the edges are crisp.
Step 8: In the microwave, melt the butter and mix it with fresh chopped parsley.
Step 9: When done, take the roasted potatoes out of the oven and drizzle over with butter parsley sauce. Sprinkle bacon bits on top and top to coat.
Step 10: Serve immediately with garlic butter parmesan. Enjoy!
Broil the potatoes for about 2 to 4 minutes after roasting to make the potatoes more golden.
Precooking is optional. You can skip this step if desired and just proceed to roast the potatoes for about 35 to 40 minutes.
Let the roasted potatoes cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet to make sure that the parmesan sticks to the potatoes.