Parmesan Baked Potato Halves


Now this may not be the prettiest of side dishes, but it is one of the scrummiest.  These potatoes come out crunchy and crispy, and I love them because I can toss the tray into the oven and let it bake away while I prepare the rest of the meal.  So don’t be put off by their appearance, they’re a quick, easy and very more-ish side-dish that will have the family fighting over the last one.

Parmesan Baked Potato Halves


P1010311-0018 small Washed Potatoes, skin on

1/4 Cup Butter

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Garlic Powder (You may opt for fresh herbs instead)


Preheat your oven to 200C.

Cut potatoes into halves

Place butter in the bottom of the baking dish you are planning to use and place into the oven to melt the butter.

Watch carefully that the butter doesn’t burn.

When butter has melted remove baking dish from the oven.

Sprinkle Garlic Powder over the butter.  How much you use depends on how garlicky you want your potatoes to be.

Cover the melted butter generously with the grated parmesan cheese and place your potato halves cut-side-down on top of the cheese.

Place into the oven for about 40-45 minutes until cooked through.

Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow the potatoes at least 5 minutes to cool, otherwise the parmesan crust won’t stick to your potatoes.

Serve with sour cream and chives if desired.

This recipe is the adaptation of a recipe found at

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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