Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan

Looking for a side dish that steals the show? These Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan are here to impress! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and bursting with flavor, these potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create this mouthwatering dish that will have everyone reaching for seconds.


  • ¼-⅓ cup olive oil
  • 6 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 pounds (1.5 kgs) red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped (for serving)


  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C). Grease a large baking sheet with non-stick spray or olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Mix the Seasonings: In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of olive oil, garlic, salt, dried herbs, pepper, and Parmesan cheese, mixing well to combine. Add more olive oil if needed to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Coat the Potatoes: Toss the quartered potatoes through the mixture until they are thoroughly coated.
  4. Roast the Potatoes: Arrange the coated potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Spread them out evenly to ensure even cooking. Bake for 45-50 minutes, turning them every 15 minutes with tongs or a spatula, until the potatoes are browned and the edges are crisp. For extra crispy potatoes, broil (or grill) for 2-4 minutes until browned to your liking.
  5. Prepare the Browned Butter: While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the browned butter. In a small pot or skillet over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter. Stir continuously and swirl the pan occasionally to ensure even cooking and prevent splattering.
  6. Browned Butter Magic: As the butter begins to foam, its color will change from yellow to tan to a rich golden brown. Once you smell a nutty aroma, remove the pan from the heat. Stir lightly with a wooden spoon to lift any browned bits from the base of the pan, and then pour the browned butter over the roasted potatoes.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: Season with additional salt and pepper if desired, and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Before serving, sprinkle the roasted potatoes with freshly chopped parsley to add a pop of color and a hint of freshness.
  2. Pair with Protein: These potatoes make a fantastic side dish for a variety of proteins, such as grilled chicken, steak, or fish. The savory flavors complement each other perfectly.
  3. Serve as an Appetizer: Transform these roasted potatoes into an appetizer by skewering them with toothpicks and serving them with a dipping sauce, such as aioli or ranch dressing, for a delicious party snack.
  4. Enhance with Citrus: Squeeze a wedge of lemon over the roasted potatoes just before serving to add a bright, citrusy flavor that enhances the overall taste.
  5. Add Texture: For added texture and crunch, sprinkle toasted pine nuts or chopped walnuts over the potatoes before serving.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover roasted potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat them in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through before serving.
  2. Freezing: While roasted potatoes are best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze any leftovers for later use. Place the cooled potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 1-2 months. Reheat from frozen in the oven until heated through.
  3. Revive with Broiling: If the potatoes lose their crispiness after refrigeration, simply reheat them under the broiler for a few minutes until crispy and golden brown again.
  4. Batch Cooking: Consider doubling the recipe and storing extra portions in the freezer for quick and convenient meals on busy days. Simply reheat them in the oven for a hassle-free dinner option.
  5. Meal Prep: Roast a batch of potatoes ahead of time and portion them into meal prep containers for easy grab-and-go lunches or dinners throughout the week. Pair them with your favorite protein and vegetables for a well-balanced meal.

With these serving and storage tips, you can enjoy the deliciousness of Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan whenever the craving strikes, whether as a side dish for dinner or a tasty snack on its own!


  1. Rosemary Garlic Potatoes: Replace the dried herbs with fresh rosemary and minced garlic for a classic flavor combination that pairs perfectly with Parmesan.
  2. Spicy Roasted Potatoes: Add a kick of heat by tossing the potatoes with chili powder, paprika, and a pinch of cayenne pepper before roasting.
  3. Lemon Pepper Potatoes: Sprinkle the potatoes with lemon zest and freshly cracked black pepper for a zesty and aromatic twist.
  4. Truffle Parmesan Potatoes: Drizzle truffle oil over the roasted potatoes and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese for a luxurious and indulgent flavor experience.
  5. Balsamic Glazed Potatoes: Toss the roasted potatoes with balsamic vinegar and honey for a sweet and tangy glaze that caramelizes beautifully in the oven.
  6. Maple Dijon Potatoes: Mix together maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and a splash of apple cider vinegar, then toss with the roasted potatoes for a unique blend of sweet and savory flavors.
  7. Smoked Paprika Potatoes: Add depth of flavor with smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder for a smoky and savory twist.
  8. Herb Roasted Potatoes: Experiment with different fresh herbs such as thyme, sage, or dill for a fragrant and herbaceous variation.
  9. Cajun Spice Potatoes: Toss the potatoes with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder for a bold and flavorful Cajun-inspired dish.
  10. Greek Style Potatoes: Sprinkle the potatoes with Greek seasoning blend, lemon juice, and crumbled feta cheese for a taste of the Mediterranean.
  11. Rosemary Parmesan Potatoes: Infuse the potatoes with the aromatic flavor of fresh rosemary and grated Parmesan cheese for a savory and satisfying side dish.
  12. Garlic Parmesan Potatoes with Bacon: Crumble crispy cooked bacon over the roasted potatoes and sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese for a hearty and indulgent variation.
  13. Mediterranean Roasted Potatoes: Toss the potatoes with olive oil, garlic, oregano, sun-dried tomatoes, and Kalamata olives for a Mediterranean-inspired flavor explosion.
  14. Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes: Drizzle the roasted potatoes with a mixture of honey, mustard, and a splash of apple cider vinegar for a sweet and tangy glaze.
  15. Italian Herb and Cheese Potatoes: Combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and grated Parmesan cheese for a flavorful and aromatic Italian-inspired twist.


  1. Can I use other types of potatoes? Yes, you can use other varieties of potatoes such as Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, but adjust the cooking time as needed based on their size and texture.
  2. Can I make this recipe dairy-free? Yes, you can omit the Parmesan cheese or use a dairy-free alternative to make the recipe dairy-free.
  3. Can I use fresh Parmesan cheese instead of grated? Absolutely! Freshly grated Parmesan cheese will add a rich and nutty flavor to the potatoes.
  4. Can I roast other vegetables alongside the potatoes? Yes, feel free to add other vegetables such as carrots, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower to the baking sheet for a delicious roasted vegetable medley.
  5. Can I prepare the potatoes ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the potatoes up to a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Simply reheat them in the oven before serving.
  6. Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh? Yes, you can use dried herbs instead of fresh. Just remember that dried herbs are more concentrated in flavor, so adjust the quantities accordingly.
  7. Can I make this recipe vegan? Yes, you can make this recipe vegan by using plant-based butter and omitting the Parmesan cheese, or using a vegan alternative.
  8. Can I adjust the seasoning to my taste preferences? Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences by adding more or less salt, pepper, or herbs.
  9. Can I use a different type of oil for roasting? Yes, you can use other types of oil such as avocado oil or coconut oil for roasting, but keep in mind that it may alter the flavor slightly.
  10. Can I freeze the roasted potatoes? While roasted potatoes can be frozen, they may lose some of their texture and flavor upon thawing. It’s best to enjoy them fresh or refrigerate any leftovers for later consumption.

So why wait? Try this recipe today and experience the irresistible goodness of Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan!