Roasted Italian Parmesan Potatoes

by jenna on February 15, 2013

I’d say in general, I’m more of a sweet potato fan.

Baked, fried, mashed…I like ’em every way possible. Both Adam and my mom are major regular potato people. I think my mom’s favorite food on earth is just a plain baked potato. And Adam? He likes his with a side of steak. 😉

Over Christmas, Adam’s mom made these fabulous Italian roasted potato wedges and guys? I think they might be my new favorite side dish. Seriously. They are like French fries but thick, roasted wedges that are perfectly seasoned and covered with Parmesan cheese. They are so good and also easy! I might even like them better than sweet potato fries and that’s saying a whole lot right there.

You know those small packets of Italian seasoning next to the salad dressing at the grocery store? That’s what we’re using in this recipe. I think there are a few different brands, but the specific one I used for this was “Good Seasons” brand. Alternatively, you could make your own Italian seasoning with spices and herbs at home, but I happen to love the flavor and convenience of the packets.

After roasting the heavily seasoned taters, they are covered in freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

And then dipped in ketchup and hot sauce.


Get the recipe over at PBS Food and enjoy! This is definitely a side dish that everyone will gobble up.


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Mags Pomichowski February 15, 2013 at 7:03 am

mmmmm those look so yummy!



Beth February 15, 2013 at 7:04 am

I roast potato wedges all the time with salt and pepper. Why didn’t I think of using the italian dressing mix? Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!


Euvonna April 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

indeed, why didn’t I think of using italian dressing mix. Will do that tonight.


taylor February 15, 2013 at 7:16 am

i cannot wait to try this recipe! yum.


erin @hooleywithaz February 15, 2013 at 7:24 am

i’ve been trying to get better with using potatoes for dinner…so i love recipes like this!


Caroline February 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

Sounds delicious! Next time my boyfriend makes burgers I think I’ll add these to the menu. Also, I love that you take the time to write different introductions to the recipes on your blog and the PBS blog. I enjoy reading both!


Kate February 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

yum yum yum


M.C. Phillips February 15, 2013 at 7:35 am

I can’t say no to potatoes roasted like this…dangerous!!! Yum.


Sara @ fitcupcaker February 15, 2013 at 7:43 am

yum, these look tasty. I might have a packet or two of these sitting around and Now I have an idea of what to use them for 🙂 I like convenience too!


Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

Mmmm- fries! I don’t know if I could pick a favourite- wedge, skinny, sweet potato, or normal. They’re all delicious!


joelle (on a pink typewriter) February 15, 2013 at 7:49 am

Brilliant idea to use the dressing packet! I love thick cut fries!


Shannon February 15, 2013 at 7:58 am

I use good seasons on fresh green beans and in pasta salad – love that stuff! Definitely going to try this out also!


deva by definition February 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

These look and sound absolutely amazing! I love parm + potatoes – yum!


Devora February 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

I definitely love fat-cut or steak-cut fries more than little skinny fries – I like my fries to still have some potato in em! Thanks for the recipe!


CarrieN February 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

I LOVE POTATO WEDGES! I can’t help myself. I especially love them when you soak them in water first and it makes them extra fluffy on the inside and crispier on the outside. I had never thought to put Italian seasonings on them. I know what is for dinner tonight. Thank you!


Gwen February 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

Great Idea!


Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} February 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

Yum! I love sweet potatoes, too, but it would be pretty hard to say no to a batch of these right here. Have a great weekend!


De @ Cooking for the Other Half February 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

Oh my gosh. These look absolutely amazing.


Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health February 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

I think these would beat out sweet potatoes for me too!


April @ Barbells and Bellinis February 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

Heading over there now! These need to make an appearance on my weekend menu!


a farmer in the dell February 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

easy, comforting and delicious! can’t wait to make these!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

Mmm these sound so tasty!!


Claire L February 15, 2013 at 11:07 am

This makes me smile. It’s is almost exactly how my grandfather on the Italian side of my family makes oven fries! The only difference is that he tosses the potato wedges with fresh rosemary instead of Italian seasoning. Ahhh, looking at your pictures reminds me of every visit he’s ever made to our house. He usually makes them with baby-back BBQed and baked ribs. Thanks for sharing!


Megan @ Megan's Miles February 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

I love all potatoes — sweet, regular, it doesn’t matter. They are all delicious to me! Will definitely be trying this in the near future!


Lindsay February 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

We love potatoes! These look great!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm

This looks amazing!!! I love roasted potatoes made any way!


Kari@Loaves n Dishes February 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Amen! Amen! I could eat a whole plate of these yummies!


Rebecca February 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

These look delicious!!! Another way to eat the beloved potatoes,

Just read yesterday’s post and comments….. Wow!!!! I think of John 3. 19 -21.
We all want to hold on to the control of our own lives so badly that we will defend it vehemently. If only everyone knew how much our Lord wants ALL of us to come to Him.
You are doing an awesome job….. I love your blog. Every part of it 🙂


Averie @ Averie Cooks February 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I love that I can see the individual pieces of Parm cheese! So delicate and pretty!


Kim @ Soliloquy Of Foods & Such February 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I make garlic parmesan fries all the time, but never with the salad dressing mix. Thanks for the tip!


Caroline L. February 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

These. Look. UNREAL. Regular potatoes – in any shape, size, or form – are my absolute hands-down favorite food of all time. I’m about to hyperventilate, these look too good.


Emily @ Life on Food February 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I prefer sweet potatoes too but my husband doesn’t like them. That is why it is essential to find recipes like this…ones we would both enjoy. These look delicious. I could have a plateful for dinner.


Harper Lee February 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Time & temp?


Moni Meals February 16, 2013 at 7:27 am

Oh Yea! I too prefer sweet potatoes-until I saw these- YUM!


Dawn February 16, 2013 at 8:21 am

Wow, totally craving those! I love that you mix hot sauce with ketchup, SO much better!


Elisabeth February 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

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Molly @ RDexposed February 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

Yum! We were playing a “what if” kind of a game awhile ago and one question was “what is one food you couldn’t live without?” I expanded it to 3 foods: pizza, chocolate, and potatoes. Roasted potatoes is the best variety, too!


Emily February 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Thank you for recommending “The Language of Flowers.” I just finished it and absolutely loved it. It was beautiful writing, and I got so caught up in the characters, my heart just hurt for Victoria. Thank you, thank you!

For something you might enjoy, I recently read “The Postmistress” which is a WWII story about women and journalism and the stories we can’t tell. Also beautiful.


Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes February 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I’m with you – I’m a die-hard sweet potato fan; but these look quite delicious! I haven’t had potato wedges in ages!


Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm

These sound amazing! They absolutely look like something that would be found as a side dish in a restaurant…or better?? 😉 I love how simple they are to make, too!


snooky doodle February 17, 2013 at 3:54 am

these look so so good 🙂 nice blog


Sarah February 17, 2013 at 3:56 am

I’m from Ireland and we don’t have ready-made seasoning packets here, what herbs would you suggest I use instead?


jenna February 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I’d use a mix of oregano, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and a little pinch of red pepper flakes 🙂


Sarah February 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

Great, thanks a mil! Will definitely try this sometime soon, I made something similar last weekend with peri-peri salt from Nandos and it worked really well, I really want to try it with different flavours! I’ve never seen red pepper flakes here either (there’s a lot of differences between the US and Europe!) so I may try a bit of cayenne pepper.


Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 17, 2013 at 5:55 am

I’m a sweet potato gal as well, but these are right up my alley. I’m diggin’ this recipe. 😀


Jacklyn February 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Better than sweet potato fries?! Now I have to try these. These will be perfect for all those summer dinners with grilled chicken and steak.


Aura February 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Just made these for dinner and my family devoured them! Easy and delicious–thanks!


Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 19, 2013 at 5:26 am

I’ve never met a potato recipe I didn’t like… and I think it’s pretty safe to say I will LOVE these! This recipe is golden!


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