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Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Anyone else out there obsessed with potatoes? It's hard not to be. How can one food be cooked and eaten so many different ways and just succeed at being delicious every single time?! Way to go, potatoes. You win.

This parmesan potato recipe is one of the many ways we do potatoes in the Vesta household. It is one that we used to make at least once every other week when we were living in Lincoln, NE and we've recently rediscovered it. I'm so glad we did because it is honestly one of our favorite side dishes and my mouth waters just thinking about it. These potatoes are easy, full of flavor, and they are great re-heated as left overs which I am ALL about.

Here are the 7 ingredients you need for these tasty taters:
- 5-6 medium russet potatoes, skins on, washed, and cut into cubes like this:

- 3 tbs olive oil [not pictured]
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese [I'm always a little extra generous with this ingredient ;)]

Here's how to cook these babies up:
1. Preheat your oven to 425.
2. Pour some olive oil onto your baking sheet before laying the potatoes out to prevent sticking.
3. Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on your baking sheet [we typically use two sheets to ensure that they aren't piled on top of each other but if you have one big enough to fit them all then that works too].
3. Evenly pour the 3 tbs of olive oil across all the potatoes.
4. Mix the seasonings [salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and grated parmesan cheese] together in a bowl.

5. Pour all of the seasonings evenly across the diced potatoes.

6. Pop the tray[s] in the oven for about 35-40 minutes depending on how crisped you want them. You'll want to pull them out and flip them after about 15 minutes to prevent sticking and to help them roast evenly.

7. Once they are done to your liking, pull them out, serve them up, and enjoy! They are 100% delicious on their own, but my husband enjoys dipping them in chunky blue cheese dressing and I occasionally dip them in OPA greek yogurt ranch [my all-time favorite ranch dressing]. YUM! 

To reheat as left overs, preheat the oven to 350, pour some olive oil on a baking sheet and pop them back in for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through. I don't say this about many things but they are JUST as delicious a couple nights later as they are fresh.

I sincerely hope you try these and enjoy them half as much as we do! :)
[Recipe adapted from: The Cookin' Chicks]

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