Garlic Parmesan Crusted Potatoes


Garlic Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

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I have a LOT of food blogger friends. Not just friends that you write to on facebook and blogs, but friends that you wish you could hang out with if they lived closer.

One of those friends is Monica Mooney, whom I fondly refer to as Moondoggie. She has the food blog, Sweet Heat Chefs, and I think she is wonderful. We belong to a food group where we talk and laugh and cry and talk about all kinds of personal stuff with no judgement, stuff we can talk about such as our blogging, or how do we get more followers or how do you like this recipe or my kid got an award today.

I can’t wait for the day when we can all get together and share a meal and a big bottle of something!! These friends mean a lot to me, like a pen pal but in a group and way better!
So, Chris ( or as I fondly call her Pickles~ yes I fondly have nicknames for the friend’s I love) from Foodthoughtsofawannabechef Blog came up with a brilliant idea to have a food ingredient swap, a secret swap with our Foodie Group.

We all chose an ingredient from our local area and were given a secret friend to send the ingredient to. Monica was given me as her secret swapper…..lucky me!!!…. and she sent me a wonderful Zesty Garlic Seasoning, For Cooking and Dips, All Natural, no salt or sugars, from Bittersweet Herb Farm. Ingredients are: parsley, garlic, chives, onion, lemon peel, herbs and spices.

Well I was thrilled that Monica was my secret pal, she sent it to me in the greatest card, I swear the card burst open with the sunshine that she sent me , it was raining that day in Maine by the way, but not after that!

Inside she wrote how excited she was that I was her secret pal, see what I mean?? I am crazy about Moondog, she is a wonderful person, she can make me spit my coffee all over my computer screen in a split second with her witty comments, I know she will have words of wisdom to bestow upon me or just a great joke!

So I have been wanting to make these amazing, drool worthy, Parmesan Crusted Potatoes that I saw on my friend’s facebook page. Ann, from The Fountain Ave Kitchen’s blog, is a fabulous cook and every time I see these potatoes posted on facebook, I say I really want to try them, they looked simple to make and really delicious.

Well guess what?? They really are, plus I sprinkled the Zesty Garlic Seasoning over the cheese before I placed the potatoes face down to bake. OOOOh! You are going to love this recipe. See what happens when you have such great friends? Great recipes are made!!

Thank you Moondog for my Zesty Garlic Seasoning gift and thank you Ann for always having such amazing recipes, you know how I love the easy one’s!! Thank you Pickles for coming up with another fantastic idea!!

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
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Recipe type: Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Serves: serves 4
  • 4 medium baking potatoes, halved lengthwise ( I used Maine White Potatoes)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBSP Zesty Garlic Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
 and a few turns of the pepper mill
  • Chives, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Coat the bottom of a 13×9-baking dish with the olive oil, and then evenly distribute the grated Parmesan over the olive oil. Sprinkle Zesty Garlic Seasoning over the cheese. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  3. Place the potato halves, cut side down, on top of the cheese mixture and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. Precise baking time will depend on the thickness of your potatoes.
  4. Cool for five minutes before serving. Remove to a platter with a metal spatula, and garnish with snipped chives, if desired. Leftovers are equally delicious reheated in the oven or eaten cold, my son will attest to this!



Recipe from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Linked up: Our Three Peas

  • bakinginatornado

    Wow, that sounds so much like the Secret Subject Swap I’ve been running for 7 months. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I’m a big fan of Monica’s too!

    • nettiemoore11

      Secret Swaps are so great, you try ingredients that you normally wouldn’t! Monica is awesome!! Nettie

  • Nicole

    Yum! This looks so delicious! Garlic … Cheese … Potatoes … Heaven :) Pinning!

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you Nicole! Doubling the next batch, they went quick!! Nettie

  • zoe

    Hi Lynette you are making me miss Maine potatoes sooo much Ran & i always try to explain to folks how special maine potatoes are — they are better I guess because of the earth MIss You

    & potatoes too!

    • nettiemoore11

      You have to try this recipe Zoe, you and your family will love them!!

  • Ann

    Great post, Nettie, and I am so glad you enjoyed the potatoes with the added bonus of your secret ingredient! What a perfect addition! I bet those Maine potatoes are something special, too: )

    • nettiemoore11

      Thanks Ann!! This has been a super popular recipe, it was shared over 3,000 times yesterday!! Maine is famous for their potatoes, so delicious!Nettie

  • paula

    I want to make these but have never heard of zesty garlic seasoning could i just use garlic powder??

    • nettiemoore11

      Yes, that would work great! These potatoes are so yummy, my kids are asking me to make them again tonight!

  • beverley6761

    Hi Nettie I just love how you have such a lovely group of foodie friends and Monica came up with such a great idea!. Ann has some amazing recipes and I look forward to making this tasty recipe soon. You are so lucky so have such an amazing group. lots of love Beverley xoxo

  • nettiemoore11

    Beverley~ You are a huge part of my wonderful food blogger friends, so lucky that I have a blog, I would have never met you otherwise! Thank you for all of your kind words and for stopping by to share with us! Nettie

  • http://seavessisaputoprima Cinzia


    • nettiemoore11

      thank you Cinzia! Nettie

  • katfromky.

    I have made a very similar potato for years. They are called Half-Baked. You grease a sheet with crisco and use melted butter to “paint” on potato half. Shake parmesan and smoked paprika on the painted spud. Cut side down in 375° oven for 30 minutes. Delicious in “half” the time as a baked potato!

    • nettiemoore11

      That sounds wonderful Katfromky, thanks for sharing with me!

  • Cyndi Page

    What is Zesty Garlic Seasoning and where do I get it?

    • nettiemoore11

      Check online, this was sent to me by a friend, just use garlic powder and your favorite spices if you can not find it. Nettie

  • Liz

    I make these all the time, but I use a cast iron skillet. works great. nice and brown

    • nettiemoore11

      Great idea! Thank you for posting this tip! Nettie

  • Mary Rowe

    These look delish! Where do we get the Zesty Garluc Seasoning? I would love to be a blogger, if I can get my health together! How do you start? God Bless

    • nettiemoore11

      Hi Mary,

      I started blogging my favorite recipes and then all of the recipes I wanted to try. It is from Bittersweet Herb Farm, Ingredients are: Parsley, garlic, chives, onion, lemon peel, paprika, herbs and spices.

  • Patricia Knight

    These sound yummy. Definitely adding these to next weeks menu. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And Happy New Year!

    • nettiemoore11

      Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy these potatoes as much as we do! Nettie

  • Rhonda

    We love potatoes around here! These will be a hit for sure!

    • nettiemoore11

      Dear Rhonda,

      Happy New year! Enjoy! Nettie

  • ray

    what brand is the zesty garlic seasoning you use? Thanks

    • nettiemoore11

      It is from Bittersweet Herb Farm, Ingredients are: Parsley, garlic, chives, onion, lemon peel, paprika, herbs and spices.

  • Lois Christensen

    Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday! Hope to see you next week!

    • nettiemoore11

      great party Lois! Thank you!

  • forkandforage

    Yummy, these potatoes look and sound incredible. Plus I love the story that goes around them! Thanks for sharing. :)

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you Linda, they are always a hit! Nettie

  • taranoland

    OH MY, this looks incredible, I can see why it is your favorite post, would be mine too!!

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you so much Tara! Nettie

  • Evelyn @ My Turn for us

    Yeppers these babies have been one of my faves for awhile also!! They are totally awesome!!
    Congrats on being this weeks #FeaturedFoodies


    Pinned and shared on FB and will be sharing on Google+!!

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you for featuring me Evelyn! Nettie

  • snowfox66

    Told my husband and decided (judging by his reaction) I need to try this! So, copy, paste, print and I will be making it tomorrow! :)

    • nettiemoore11

      Enjoy! nettie

  • eglover0616

    Oh these look so delicious!

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you eglover! Nettie

  • Seana Turner

    Wow those look good… and I just finished eating dinner! That Zesty Garlic Seasoning sounds delicious… I can think of lots of recipes where that would be just the right addition! Great idea to put the oil and herbs down and put the potatoes on top… yum!

    • nettiemoore11

      You are right Seana! These potatoes are amazing and using the seasoning on chicken or fish would also be great! Nettie

  • Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

    I am absolutely drooling over these potatoes Nettie and I know my family will gobble them up in no time!

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you Linda! They are always such a hit and disappear quickly!! Nettie

  • brenda

    I wonder if they could be cubed and all the ing tossed together then baked

    • nettie

      Sounds great, I have never tried it before, let me know how it comes out when you make them! Nettie

    • NettIe Moore

      I am sure that would be great! Nettie

  • Cindy Jamieson

    Boy Nettie, do these potatoes ever look good! I love how crispy they look :)

    • nettie

      Thank you Loo Hoo! Nettie

  • Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

    Loving these potatoes Nettie! I know my family would gobble these up in a flash!

    • nettie

      Thank you Linda! Mine always do! Nettie

  • Juli

    Where did you get the Zesty Garlic Seasoning?

    • nettie

      Hi Juli, A Food Blogger friend sent it to me from her market,  you could use garlic powder and lemon zest to substitute for the ingredients, Nettie

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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  • johnhutchens1

    The garlic-Parmesan potatoes sound delicious and easy to make. I think I will make these tonight to go with dinner. thanks for the recipe

    • nettiemoore11

      Thank you! Enjoy! Nettie

  • nettiemoore11

    Thank you for including my Potatoes! Nettie

  • nettiemoore11

    Thank you Joanne! Nettie