Parmesan-roasted potatoes

Parmesan-roasted potatoes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 6
These are a great addition to Christmas dinner, and perfect for Boxing Day bubble and squeak... if you have any left over

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal339
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 1.8kg floury potato, cut in half, or quarters if large



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 100g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 4 rosemary sprigs, leaves finely chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • pinch grated nutmeg


  1. 1 Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Place the potatoes into a pan of salted water, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 mins exactly. Drain well and toss in a little of the oil to coat.

  2. Stir the flour, Parmesan, herbs and nutmeg together in a dish with a small pinch of salt and toss the potatoes in the mix until evenly coated. Heat a good layer of oil in a shallow, non-stick roasting tray on a hob or in the oven, then carefully add the potatoes to the tray. Turn the potatoes to coat them in the oil and roast for 40 mins, turning once. If they feel like they are sticking to the pan, don’t move them, just leave them for the full time. Roast until golden brown and crisp, and serve straight away.

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Comments (44)

Veronica Borland's picture

We had these last night with Beef Bourguignon for a dinner party, our guests loved them. A lovely addition to the meal.

Claire Depont's picture

Okay, being American is NOT an asset right now. Lol! Can someone tell me what the measurements are in the old math?

aliandneil's picture

Delicious! So easy to make too!

cjdmomma's picture

Betsy-- the 200 degrees is in centigrade... it is about 400 in Fahrenheit.

My question is what is a "floury" potato?

kathybarth's picture

A high starch low moisture potatoes. Check Martha Stewarts webpage.

betsyjean's picture

Em I just lame....because I can't figure out the oven temp....200? That seems low.

guziaquilina's picture

I cannot really complain about this recipe as the potatoes did taste great and had a different taste than the usual plain ones. I did lack the use of the rosemary in the recipe as I did not have any, but unfortunately I wasn't able to taste the Parmesan cheese at all! Maybe if I used the rosemary its flavor would have come out, that is all I can say.

sarahzoehills's picture

These were really yummy, had them with Christmas dinner and they went down a storm. Better than normal roasties

kharmsworth86's picture

I made these to go with stuffed loin of pork and they were absolutely delicious. I omitted the flour because I don't think it's necessary- they go really crispy if you shake them up after boiling. Will def make again.

lyoung29's picture

Made yesterday, but did not have parmesan or nutmeg handy.
Did normal size roasties, not bite sized. Really crunchy and cooking time spot on!
Had with creamy mustard and tarragon chicken.mmmmm.

camilamff's picture

Me and my husband love these as side dishes for any meat

auntymable's picture

Cooked these at a very recent dinner party. They went down a storm, everyone loved them and there was not one to found afterwards. Will definately be making them for Easter! :)) Yumm Yumm

scrappydoo's picture

Very tasty, the flavour intensifies if you can resist eating them until they've cooled down a bit.

mizmay's picture

made this for christmas lunch. hubby said these were the best roast potatoes he had tasted!

lozacrazycat's picture

Absolutely Delicious!! They were so tastey and easy to make! You can really tatse the Rosemary. I also added a little bit of Semolina to the flour mixture to make them a little crispier!

lwilliams82's picture

These are a favourite in our household, love the flavour of rosemary and the crunchiness from the cheese and flour. Fantastic with the chicken cacciatore recipe on here and some french beans with shallotts!

chefjulielee's picture

made these the other night and i just couldn't stop eating them! they were deliciousa and everybody loved them. They are definitely now my favourite roast potatoes! But i will deifnitely make the potatoe pieces smaller so that i can get even more coating on :)

fluffyjacq's picture

Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano is an EU Protected Designation of Origin product and has to be made using calf rennet, so it’s definitely not suitable for vegetarians.

marcelasf's picture

Cooked them last christmas and all my family loved them :)


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