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Parmesan Baked Potatoes Recipe

Parmesan Baked Potatoes Recipe

It always amazed me that this simple recipe could make potatoes taste so good. Mom liked to make them for Easter because they were more special than ordinary baked potatoes. —Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 medium unpeeled red potatoes (about 2-3/4 pounds), halved lengthwise


  • 1. Pour butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over butter. Place potatoes with cut sides down over cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 165 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Parmesan Baked Potatoes

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msvplinda 247956
Reviewed May. 7, 2016

"I made these for a luncheon at my house. The guests all enjoyed them and I would make them again for the family. They are very easy to make and did not stick at all in the pan. I used a 13 X 9 glass dish and sprayed the bottom with canola oil before adding the butter. In addition I sprayed olive oil on top of the potatoes before baking. I also added salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the butter. Delicious."

kpkaren 246965
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"These potatoes are awesome. Only a few ingredients but the end result is great. I made them along side of a chicken dish and it complimented the dish perfectly. Definitely a keeper."

MY REVIEW 246839
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"We loves these! I made half a recipe in an 8" square baking dish, rather than a metal pan, and they were crispy perfect on the bottom. Also, I seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper, garlic powder & onion powder."

MY REVIEW 245779
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"These were quite good for something a little different. The cut sides got nice and crispy brown but I have to say my hubby was appalled by the amount of butter! I made them for the family for our early Easter dinner so it's not something I will make often but good for a special occasion."

Sunshinebakerpa 245682
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"I lined the pan with parchment paper for easy clean up. I added extra parmasean and salt and pepper, but my husband and I didn't find them to be anything special."

rbh108 245519
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"This recipe was very good but you need to make sure you have enough oil on the bottom of your pan so that the potatoes don't stick. I think next time I will add some oil on the top of the potatoes also and then sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese also to get more of the cheese flavor but overall, very good!!"

Prihoda 245372
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"I tried this and it was good, but I would like to figure out how to get more of the parmesan cheese flavor involved...possible by slitting the top to get the cheese incorporated there also?!"

IslandWife 235695
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"Very yummy! My sister made these for dinner one time and I had to find the recipe so I could make them! Thanks for sharing!"

tammycookblogsbooks 235470
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"What a delicious way to make baked potatoes. I baked mine in a large cast iron skillet and the bottoms were nice and brown and crispy. I sprinkled salt and pepper on the tops of the potatoes before baking."

sbaird 235298
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"Quick, easy and delicious!"

coconutpatty 234137
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"Easy to prepare and delicious!"

Ilvbnlds 228301
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"It's quick and simple to prepare. It's nice that is uses ingredients I usually have on hand. To top it off, it's absolutely delicious!"

Dinah66 227614
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"Very simple and very good. I needed them to bake about 10 minutes longer, maybe, because of the potato size."

Bgfinlayson 227464
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"This was a hit with the whole family, from senior citizen to four year old. It even scales down, if done carefully, to one potato and a microwave ."

MY REVIEW 226154
Reviewed May. 10, 2015

"Couldn't be simpler. And they were delicious. We loved how the Parmesan browned and turned crispy. Great side dish with the baby back ribs I made for dinner tonight."

PenelopeWin 225735
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"This recipe tasted delicious. It was a nice alternate recipe for potatoes. My hubby loved them and he is picky."

MY REVIEW 224315
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Sorry, tried on Easter, after 45 minutes they were a very dark brown. Should of checked them sooner I know, but living in high altitude everything takes longer. They went into the trash."

MY REVIEW 223687
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

"Yep, as good as everyone's been saying! I put foil over the top of my pan, to keep the heat in for the potatoes to get done in time. Other than that, it was as directed. Nice and easy, too!"

JoyceVB 223546
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"Love love love it!!! I've made these twice this week. I followed the recipe and it turned out perfect both times. I might try cheddar cheese or maybe some mozzarella with Italian seasoning. Thank you for the recipe!!"

juicyfruit007 222852
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Pretty good but not my favorite"

SouperLynn 222245
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Make them in muffin tins - you won't have all that extra butter and parm in the bottom of the pan."

xlsalbums 9181
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"This almost seemed too simple to be good....but it was delicious AND simple!! Definitely a keeper!"

MamaNalo 3475
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"side dish yummy."

jeanie1653 5324
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Delicious! As the butter browned I was worried that the potatoes would taste burnt. But they were so good. A keeper for sure."

delowenstein 5322
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I recall using this recipe from time to time when it had appeared in the TOH magazine back in 1996. I'd adjusted the recipe by using 1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine and I had used regular potatoes for baking! I baked these potatoes 1 hour at 400o F. Well-I devoured the potatoes-they were finger-licking GOOD! Thank you for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"

justmbeth 9387
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Very simple. Big hit with the hubby. Made as written but only made half."

BarbieQgal 10167
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"I had chopped my red potatoes up like I always do in little bites when I realized I had not done it the way the recipe called for. So I melted the butter in a bowl and mixed in the fresh grated cheese and chopped potatoes, did add a wee bit of garlic powder and some fresh chopped oregano from the garden, since it was going with an Italian dish. Spread in an even layer on a stoneware sheet baking pan on grill (Just don't ever put cold stuff on baking stone, must be room temp) and they turned out wonderful. Everyone raved about them. This is a keeper."

lccneff 8262
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"Easy and delicious"

afoth73 9859
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012 Edited Oct. 21, 2015

"It's not often a recipe I make comes out exactly like the picture but this one actually did!! I was so pleased how they turned out visually and they were delicious as well! Double win! :)"

Loiscooks 10259
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"An easy recipe, but tasted great. Will definitely make these again and again."

tstreich 10257
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Very good. A quick, easy alternative to plain baked potatoes. I sprinkled garlic and onion powder over the cheese before placing the potatoes in the pan. I also basted the potato skins with the butter about half way through cooking which gave the skins a little crisper texture. I normally do not eat potato skins, but I actually ate and enjoyed these. Next time I'll season the skins with a little garlic/onion powder or salt too."

landstromd 3474
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Oh... My...Word!!!! These are fabulous. My family inhaled them! I wanted to try them cold also, but there were none left over!! I did add a bit of garlic salt after the cheese. Super taste and super easy, can't beat that combo!"

aleanak 18472
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"Great, easy recipe. We did salt the potatoes after baking."

swtlissdrmwvr 14806
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"I loved these potatoes so much!!!!! I eat the left overs straight out of the fridge. I don't even heat them up! These are so easy to make, and will be made MANY times in this house."

lightedway 3471
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2010

"My family truly enjoyed these soft, yummy, red potatoes. I loved the taste and how easy they were to prepare. I will make them again this time doubling the recipe! See them pictured on my page

kebmod54 14735
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"Now when I make potatoes, I have a hard time deciding how to prepare them. I always liked my mashed potatoe recipe but this one is super good too."

Kris Countryman 9180
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Very easy and very tasty."

whedonfreak 10358
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"This recipe was great! Sooo simple and so tasty! I'll definitely make it again."

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