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Baked Parmesan Potato Halves

These Baked Parmesan Potato Halves are scrumptious! An easy baby potatoes recipe with cheese for perfectly coated, crispy potato halves, ideal for any main course!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baby potatoes recipe with cheese, baked parmesan potato halves, parmesan potato half, parmesan potato halves
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 182kcal


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes cut in half
  • ¼-1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded, add more if desired.
  • garlic powder to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients needed to make baked parmesan potato halves. Small-round potatoes, butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Prepare a pan with tinfoil that will fit all of the potato halves.
  • Melt butter in the microwave and pour into the pan.
  • Generously sprinkle Parmesan cheese and lightly sprinkle other seasonings all over the butter. I use garlic powder and Italian seasoning, but you can use whatever you prefer.
    Melted butter in a pan. Garlic powder, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning sprinkled on top.
  • Place potato halves face down on the butter, Parmesan and seasonings and put in the oven.
    Potato halves placed facedown on the pan of butter and seasoning.
  • Bake for 35-40 for mini potatoes and 50-60 minutes for regular potatoes to become tender.
    Closeup photo of potato halves placed facedown on the pan of butter and seasoning. The potatoes are baked for 50-60 minutes until they are tender.
  • Keep potatoes inside the pan for at least 5 minutes after removing pan from the oven. If removed too soon, the Parmesan cheese won't stick to the potatoes.
  • Serve with pan juices and ketchup or sour cream if desired.
    Baked Parmesan Potato Halves served on a white plate with a cup of ketchup.
  • Enjoy every bite!
    Closeup photo of a Baked Parmesan Potato Half held by a fork and being dipped into a small bowl of ketchup. The bowl is placed on a white plate with Baked Parmesan Potato Halves.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
Expert Tips:
  • Baking dish size matters. Make sure your potatoes will all fit and lay flat inside your chosen baking dish.
  • Butter and cheese first. Cover the bottom of the pan or dish with melted butter and lots of grated parmesan with some seasoning on top before placing all of your potatoes facing down in the pan.
  • Use quality cheese. Only use fresh, real grated parmesan cheese sold in refrigerators. Shredded parmesan won't work as well and the imitation parmesan found in store aisles will not work at all. In general shredding your own cheese is always the best option.
  • Type of baking dish. This recipe tastes great using a metal pan but potatoes seem to separate from a glass pan nicer. Parchment paper will likely cause you to be disappointed in this amazing recipe.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 732mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg