Looking for a tasty new dinner side dish? These Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes are easy…and packed with flavor!
Oh, toddler toys. I have a love/hate relationship with toddler toys. On the one hand, I love that they entertain Robbie. And a lot of the toys these days really are quite educational. I credit Robbie’s puzzles with helping him learn his ABC’s. I also credit Robbie’s puzzles with giving me shooting pains in my foot when I step on rogue pieces. I swear those pieces just blend into the rug…until my foot finds them! Our house used to be all organized and (mostly) clean. Now I consider it a win if I have a walking path through the toys.
In all seriousness, though, I don’t mind Robbie’s toys. He’s a kid. Pretending to be a pirate in his tent or walking around growing like a dinosaur (did dinosaurs growl?) is his imagination at work. And soon he’ll be old enough to build forts out of blankets and chairs. I’m thinking Dad might have to get in there to supervise that one. And by “supervise,” I mean help. Those will be some epic forts…stay tuned on that front!
Every spring and fall, there’s a huge children’s consignment sale here in our town. And when I say huge, I mean HUGE. It’s held in an indoor soccer facility, and I swear it’s as big as 4 football fields put together. And it’s packed with everything under the sun! Laura and I have been going to the consignment sale since before Robbie was born, and it’s been a great way to pick up cheap toys and clothes. I actually signed up as a volunteer to help out with the spring sale in a couple of weeks. As a volunteer, we get to shop early…and that means first dibs on awesome things like this Pooh Bear sweatshirt! (If they had this sweatshirt in an adult L, I’m pretty sure I’d be wearing it right now.)
But let’s shift gears from kid’s clothes to these Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. I went to make these potatoes the other day, and I pulled up my site on my phone to get the recipe. Lo and behold, “No recipe found.” Say what!? Somehow I’ve managed to never post this Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes recipe. This recipe is one of our go-to side dishes, and these potatoes make frequent appearances on our dinner plates.
I’ve toyed with the recipe for these Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes over the years. It first started with chopped red potatoes, but then I discovered baby potatoes in the store one day. Now we use baby potatoes. And I don’t always add in the fresh parsley at the end. If I happen to have leftover parsley from another recipe (or parsley growing in the garden in the warmer months), then I use it. If not, I stick with dried herbs. This is a simple recipe, but it’s packed with fresh, bright flavors thanks to the lemon and Parmesan cheese.
If you’ve been feeling a bit tired with your go-to dinner side dishes, add these Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes to the mix! Other than grabbing some baby potatoes on your weekly grocery store run, chances are you already have everything else you need. They’re quick and easy to make, and they’re one of our favorites. And now I have the recipe here on the site so I can find it in a jiffy. Enjoy, my friends! And let me know if you happen to see that Pooh Bear sweater in a men’s large!
Lemon Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1½ pounds baby ~1”-1½” in diameter potatoes, halved
- ¾ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Using a large bowl, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, oregano and halved potatoes; toss until well coated.
- Using a large baking dish, brush bottom of dish with the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly across bottom of dish. Place potatoes cut-side down into baking dish.
- Roast for 38-40 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Before serving, toss potatoes with fresh parsley.