Parmesan baked potatoes

Parmesan baked potatoes are a delicious and savory side dish that pairs well with many main courses. Here’s a simple recipe to make them:


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a paper towel. Pierce each potato several times with a fork to allow steam to escape during baking.
  3. Rub each potato with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly until they are cool enough to handle.
  6. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice them in half lengthwise.
  7. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the flesh of each potato half, leaving a thin layer of potato inside the skin. Be careful not to tear the skin.
  8. Place the scooped-out potato flesh in a bowl and mash it with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
  9. Add the grated Parmesan cheese to the mashed potatoes and mix well to combine.
  10. Fill each potato skin with the mashed potato mixture, mounding it slightly on top.
  11. Return the filled potato skins to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  12. Remove the potatoes from the oven and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

These Parmesan baked potatoes make a delicious side dish for any meal. They’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and packed with cheesy flavor. Enjoy!

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