I love these Parmesan Baked Potato Halves, they make the perfect side dish. They bake open face down in parmesan cheese creating a delicious buttery cheesy crust.
These Parmesan Baked Potato Halves are great on their own, but we especially love dipping them in a side of sour cream sprinkled with a little dried basil. Ranch dressing is also REALLY good! You can make these with potatoes other then russets. We have made them with red potatoes and gold potatoes, and both were really good too. I can’t decide if I like the golds or russets best.
My husband always request these Parmesan Baked Potato Halves as a side dish to go along with when we are cooking meat on the grill. It’s nice because I can throw these in the oven while he is grilling and all the food is ready at the same time. Some of our favorite grill recipes that we serve up with the Parmesan Baked Potato Halves are our New York Steaks and our Kansas City Baby Back Ribs. Both are so yummy. And if you like grilled chicken you should definitely try our Grilled Malibu Chicken, Grilled Balsamic Chicken, and Grilled Coconut Curry Chicken.
One secret to making sure that these turn out well is being sure to let them cool the FULL FIVE MINUTES after cooking before removing them from the pan. Trust me. If you try to take them off the pan right out of the oven, the parmesan crust on the potato comes right off. But if you give it five minutes and then take them out, the crust sticks to the potatoes beautifully. If done correctly you will have a nice crusted Parmesan topping to these potatoes every time.
This recipe has quickly become a fan favorite on our site, and for good reason, they are so easy and yummy! They have gone crazy on Pinterest and Facebook with millions of recipe shares and video views. We have gotten so many great comments from our readers about how much they love these potatoes. They really are THAT good!
Other Yummy Potato Sides Dishes
If you love potatoes as much as we do you should definitely try some of these other potato sides. Similar to how we make the Parmesan Potato Halves, we have our Coconut Pecan Sweet Potato Halves. These are loaded with a coconut and pecan pieces and have a yummy cinnamon marshmallow dip. In the savory potato category we have our Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potato Skins and Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins, both are awesome for appetizers and parties! If you like potato wedges and fries we have traditional Potato Wedges and Loaded Potato Wedges and Sweet Potato Fries with a Tangy Chipotle Lime Dip. If you are a potato salad lover, we have you covered! Both our Homestyle Potato Salad and Bacon Gorgonzola Potato Salad are so incredibly good.
How to Make Parmesan Baked Potato Halves:
Parmesan Baked Potato Halves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt butter and pour into a 9x13 inch pan and spread evenly across the bottom.
Generously sprinkle Parmesan cheese and lightly sprinkle other seasonings all over the butter.
Place potato halves face down on the butter and seasonings.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Cool for at least a FULL 5 minutes before removing from the pan, otherwise the parmesan crust won't stick to the potato.
Serve on a plate with a side of sour cream or Ranch dressing for dipping.