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The latest TikTok viral recipe, Crispy Parmesan Potatoes, will aim to please! These potatoes are quick and easy to prepare; serve them up as a side dish or snack and watch the compliments come rolling in!

overhead image of browned and crispy parmesan edged potatoes on a speckled ceramic plate next to a linen towel

Normally, I’m not the type of person to jump on TikTok viral recipes and “trends” but the viral recipes on TikTok are seriously good. When I saw these crispy parmesan potatoes, I was like “oh, 100%.” I actually made them for Thanksgiving and they were such a hit that I knew I had to post a recipe for it.

These crispy parmesan potatoes are for those who love extra crispy edges on everything – brownies, burnt ends, crispy cheese that oozes out of grilled cheese sandwiches, the list goes on. You will get that with this dish and it is SO SATISFYING. Literally the entire bottom of the potato is one giant lacy, crispy edge. The butter and parmesan cheese on the bottom of the pan get extra crispy (but not burned) and browned and it’s seriously an edge lover’s DREAM.

browned and crispy edged parmesan potato quarters on a speckled ceramic plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Incredibly easy. Less than five ingredients make this roasted potato recipe. Not sure it can get easier than that!

Irresistibly crispy. This basically is the fan club for crispy edge lover’s only.

Flavorful and creamy. Salty, buttery, nutty, creamy. They’re everything you would want in a potato recipe and it’s all packed into one with these crispy parmesan potatoes.

ingredients for crispy parmesan potatoes: grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, yellow potatoes, melted butter

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Yellow potatoes (see below)
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder

What kind of potatoes are best for roasting? I prefer to use russet potatoes or yellow potatoes for roasting. Here is a guide to the best potatoes for roasting.

up close image of crispy cheesy edge on the quartered potatoes

How to Make Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Set oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prep potatoes. Wash the exterior of the potato well (unless you’re peeling it) then cut into quarters.

Prepare the baking pan. To the 9×13″ baking pan, add the melted butter and spread it around until it is evenly coating the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese evenly on top of the butter then the garlic powder.

quartered yellow potatoes in an even layer on top of the butter-cheese mixture in the light metal baking 9x13" pan

Add the potatoes. Line up the potatoes in an even layer on top of the butter and cheese layer. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

Bake. Bake in the middle rack for 20 minutes then move to the top rack for the remaining 10 minutes.

Cool. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before trying to remove the potatoes. This gives it time to set up and “stick” to the potatoes without it coming off when lifting the potatoes.

eye-level view of crispy parmesan edge on quartered potatoes

Common Questions

My cheese and butter burned, what did I do wrong? First, make sure your actual oven temperature doesn’t run hot and the best way to ensure this is to get an oven thermometer. Second, if you’re using a dark baking pan, this could be why. You may want to switch to a glass baking pan. Third, make sure you have it in the middle rack first. If you’re baking it on the top rack the entire time, that is likely why it burned too.

Can I substitute with another cheese? You may. Freshly grated cheese like cheddar and parmesan work best in this, however, I haven’t tried any other cheeses and can’t speak to their success rate.

My potatoes are still hard. It depends on what kind of potatoes you used. If you’re using the larger potatoes and cutting them yourself into quarters, they tend to cook faster because the shape is smaller. If you’re using the baby potatoes and just cutting them in half, they will cook a little longer because it is thicker. I would adjust cooking time based on your potato size and thickness.

a thumb and index finger is holding up a crispy parmesan potato to show the crispy edge

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up close image of crispy cheesy edge on the quartered potatoes

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

These crispy parmesan potatoes are a crispy edge lover's dream! Having gone viral on TikTok, this recipe is full of buttery, nutty, irresistibly crispy goodness!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 ½ pounds (680 g) yellow potatoes, well-scrubbed and rinsed
  • ¼ cup (57 g) butter, melted
  • ½ cup (50 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

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  • Preheat oven to 400 °F (204 °C) and set aside a 9×13" baking pan.
  • Scrub and wash your potatoes then cut them into quarters.
  • Pour the melted butter into the bottom of the baking pan and make sure it is evenly coating the bottom. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top then the garlic powder.
  • Line your potatoes up in an even layer on top of the butter-cheese mixture then sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes then move to the top rack for the remaining 10 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before removing from baking pan and serving.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time will depend on potato size and thickness. Additionally, baking pan material will make a difference as well.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 576 kcal | Carbohydrates: 64 g | Protein: 15 g | Fat: 30 g | Saturated Fat: 19 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 83 mg | Sodium: 641 mg | Potassium: 1503 mg | Fiber: 8 g | Sugar: 3 g

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: parmesan potatoes, tik tok recipe, viral tik tok recipe
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