RosemaryPotatoesI love potatoes!  Mashed potatoes, french fries, scalloped potatoes, doesn’t matter how they are prepared; I love them.  But many potato dishes can be pretty unhealthy, depending on how they are made.  When I want my potato fix but don’t want all the added calories and extra dairy I make these.  This is a really simple and healthy potato recipe that goes well with just about any dinner.  The parmesan cheese and high cooking temperature give the potatoes a nice crunch.  And the fresh rosemary gives it just a hint of flavor.  If you don’t have rosemary you can sub any fresh herb (or sprinkle on some dry) or just leave it out.  Don’t peel the potatoes; keep the skins on for extra vitamins and fiber. My kids like to eat them like french fries and dip them in ketchup.

rosemary

rosemary from the garden

My favorite Parmesan cheese is one that I get at my local Sprouts (shown below.)  This block was $3.50.  The processed Parmesan in the green can and pre-shredded cheese (if coated in cellulose) don’t taste nearly as good as the freshly grated stuff.  Do yourself a favor and find yourself a good block of cheese the next time you plan to use Parmesan.  It really will make all the difference in your dishes!  Because of it’s higher protein and calcium content Parmesan is considered one of the “healthier” cheeses. Plus, when it comes to Parmesan cheese, a little goes a long way because of its strong flavor.

favorite parmesan cheese

Cello Riserva Artisan Parmesan

Ingredients:

1 baking potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, thick stem removed and chopped (optional)
3 T parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1.  Preheat the oven to 425º.
2.  Chop potato and combine it with all the other ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

roasted potatoes
3.  Pour onto a baking sheet.  You can line it with parchment paper for easy clean up if you want.

roasted potatoes 2
4.  Bake for 25 – 35 minutes.  Pull it out half way through to stir the potatoes.
5.  Serve!

roasted potatoes 3

Serves 3-4

12 thoughts on “Rosemary and Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

  1. Will be trying this tonight…can’t wait! I normally do this with potatoes, evoo, salt, and pepper and its delicious, so I think the additions in this recipe will make them even better!

  2. Can’t wait to try these. I tried the Asian-inspired green beans a few days ago, and I could have made that my entire meal. Man! Those things were awesome! Alex has NEVER liked green beans. Even when he was little. But he tasted them, and, while they weren’t his favorite, he did eat some. SUCCESS!!

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