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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.

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Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 258856
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"So simple and so delicious!! Potatoes melt in your mouth. I must confess though...I melted enough butter to amount to about 1/4" deep and then sprinkle lots of parm (about 1/4 of a cup) in the butter."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 258223
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"I'm going to be in the minority and say that this was just ok. Honestly I thought it was a bit bland. The parmesan just wasn't enough. Maybe next time I'll use salted butter. That might help. I unfortunately didn't read the other reviews so I didn't know to tweak it. I may give this another shot with the tweaks, but as-is, it's just an ok recipe."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 255532
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"Excellent, and so easy! I used russet potatoes, and followed other reviewers' advice and added salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. I didn't measure out the cheese either. I just sprinkled it on until the entire bottom of the pan had a nice even coating. These were very good!"

msvplinda User ID: 1698652 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 User ID: 2650977 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."

[email protected] User ID: 7128093 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."

[email protected] User ID: 7002466 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 User ID: 7360500 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 User ID: 8553888 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 User ID: 607853 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 User ID: 6007790 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 User ID: 7112115 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 User ID: 2414127 235298
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"quick, easy and delicious!"

coconutpatty User ID: 3240781 234137
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"easy to prepare and delicious!"

Ilvbnlds User ID: 8263854 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 User ID: 4558177 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 User ID: 8402304 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 ."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 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 User ID: 5924001 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."

[email protected] User ID: 7095302 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."

[email protected] User ID: 1665956 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 User ID: 7887524 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 User ID: 1404522 222852
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Pretty good but not my favorite"

SouperLynn User ID: 7662257 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 User ID: 5254917 9181
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

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

MamaNalo User ID: 7730338 3475
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"Side dish yummy."

jeanie1653 User ID: 2395324 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 User ID: 3766053 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 User ID: 1196484 9387
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

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

BarbieQgal User ID: 6107556 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 User ID: 1693708 8262
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"easy and delicious"

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 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 User ID: 3656565 10259
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

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

tstreich User ID: 1042559 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 User ID: 2714243 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 User ID: 692 18472
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

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

swtlissdrmwvr User ID: 4026485 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 User ID: 4228023 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 User ID: 1624334 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 User ID: 1858674 9180
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Very easy and very tasty."

whedonfreak User ID: 1472506 10358
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

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

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