5 from 2 votes

Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes

These Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes are side dish perfection! They’re fluffy in the middle, crispy on the outside, and flavored with a delicious combination of parmesan, lemon, garlic, and fresh thyme. 

Parmesan thyme roasted potatoes on a baking sheet with a wooden spatula.

The idea for these Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes came to me on a whim. I was making another roasted potato recipe and realized I had purchased too many potatoes. I knew if I left them in my pantry, I’d forget about them and they would start to sprout. So, I grabbed what I had on hand and whipped up this deliciously crispy roasted potato recipe. 

And boy am I glad I purchased too many potatoes! These potato wedges are tossed in a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, fresh thyme, parmesan, and garlic, then roasted for about 45 minutes. 

The flavor is amazing, the texture is perfect, and they make the perfect side dish for any meal!

recipe binder image

Why You’ll Love Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes

  • Simple ingredients. Just 7 easy ingredients you probably already have on hand. 
  • Amazing texture and flavor. Who knew that such simple ingredients could mean so much deliciousness? These potatoes are mouthwatering, light and fluffy, and just the right amount of crispy.
  • Versatile. Whip these up for a snack or serve them as a side dish for any meal. You can’t go wrong! 


Get our FREE

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime.

    The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

    • Potatoes: I like to use white potatoes for this recipe, but feel free to use another variety if preferred. Keep in mind that different types of potatoes will have slightly different textures. 
    • Parmesan: I recommend freshly grated parmesan cheese for the best texture and flavor! If all you have is pre-grated, that will work too. 
    • Garlic: There’s nothing as good as freshly minced garlic to add delicious savory flavor to roasted potatoes. 
    • Olive Oil: Coating the potatoes in olive oil helps them get nice and crispy on the outside. 
    • Lemon Juice: A splash of lemon juice adds a bright, zesty flavor to the salty, savory potatoes. 
    • Fresh Thyme: Fresh thyme leaves add a savory, but slightly sweet flavor. 
    • Salt and Pepper: Salt enhances flavor while pepper adds a subtle kick of heat. 
    Ingredients to make parmesan thyme roasted potatoes.

    How to Make Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes

    • Step One: Preheat oven to 325°F.
    • Step Two: Spread potatoes in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
    • Step Three: In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour over potatoes.
    • Step Four: Bake for 45 minutes, turning a couple times during the cooking process. Serve hot.
    Steps to make Parmesan thyme roasted potatoes.

    Equipment Needed

    This post contains affiliate links. 

    What to Serve with Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes

    These parmesan thyme roasted potatoes make a wonderful side dish or snack when you’re craving something starchy and cheesy! 

    Enjoying them as a side dish? Here are a few entrees to pair them with: 

    Parmesan thyme roasted potatoes on a baking sheet.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Cut the potatoes evenly. When you’re slicing the potatoes into wedges, aim at making them all relatively similar in size. That way they cook at the same rate! 
    • Grease the baking dish. This helps prevent the potatoes from burning or sticking on the bottom of the pan. 
    • Rotate the potatoes a couple of times during roasting. Throughout the 45 minutes cooking time, I recommend turning the potatoes a couple of times to make sure they’re cooked evenly. We want that heat to reach all sides for an even, crispy texture. 
    • Cooking times may vary. All ovens are different, so your baking time might not be exactly 45 minutes. Simply roast the potatoes until they’re crisped and fork-tender. 
    • If you don’t have fresh thyme, you can swap it out for ½ teaspoon of dried thyme instead. 
    Close up of parmesan thyme roasted potatoes.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Try another potato shape. The wedges are delicious, but you could totally dice the potatoes if that’s what you prefer. This may affect the baking time, so check early, then add time as needed.
    • Spice them up. Give your roasted potatoes a little bit of heat with paprika, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes. 
    • Make them cheesier. I love the light, salty flavor that parmesan adds, but if you want to make your potatoes even cheeser try topping them off with grated cheddar or mozzarella. 

    Storage Instructions

    Roasted potatoes are best served right away, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

    To reheat, spread them out onto a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF until heated through.

    Can these be frozen?

    No, I don’t recommend freezing these potatoes. The texture of potatoes doesn’t hold up well when thawed. 

    Parmesan thyme roasted potatoes on a plate.

    Should You Always Boil Potatoes Before Roasting?

    Not necessarily. Some recipes call for you to soak the potatoes before roasting them to help get rid of excess starch and create a crispier texture. However, I don’t find it necessary for this recipe. The exterior gets deliciously crispy in the oven without the added step! 

    How Do You Make Roast Potatoes Really Crispy?

    There are a couple of keys to the perfect crispy roasted potato texture: 

    • Preheat the oven. The oven should be nice and toasty before you add the potatoes in for the best texture. 
    • Coat the potatoes in oil. The high smoke point of oil allows the exterior of the potato wedges to get crispy without burning. 
    • Serve right away. The longer the potatoes sit, the more they will lose their crisp. These are best served hot and fresh out of the oven! 
    A hand dipping parmesan thyme roasted potato into ranch dip.

    More Potato Recipes You’ll Love

    Follow me on Instagram @simplystacieblog, Facebook at Simply Stacie, TikTok @simplystacierecipes or Pinterest at @simplystacie and let me know how you liked this recipe and my other recipes.

    5 from 2 votes

    Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes
    The easiest potato recipe! These luscious potato wedges are dusted in fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. Yum!


    • 5 white potatoes cut into wedges
    • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only
    • salt and pepper to taste


    • Preheat oven to 325°F.
    • Spread potatoes in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
    • In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour over potatoes.
    • Bake for 45 minutes, turning a couple times during the cooking process. Serve hot.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 323mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Side Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes

    Did you make this recipe?

    I’d love to see it! Make sure to share it on your favorite social platform.

    Want Even More Recipes?

    Join Moms Best Recipes to find more delicious family recipes.

    The Best of Simply Stacie ebook cover.

    free ebook!

    The Best of Simply Stacie

    When you subscribe to the newsletter for the latest updates!

    5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating


    1. Debbie White Beattie says:

      You’ve combined 2 of my favorite ingredients, fries and Parmesan cheese and I bet this recipe tastes delicious

    2. 5 stars
      These were so very tasty! My whole family devoured them and so we’ll be making them on a regular basis! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Similar Posts