Pinterest inspired me to make this recipe and it did not disappoint!
First let me say, I wouldn’t endorse making these potatoes every day, but I was looking for an interesting side dish to accompany a steak dinner I had planned for my husband upon his return from a business trip. He can devour a steak!
These potatoes tasted like a baked potato with the toppings infused because they literally bake into the potato. They are easy to make and a great switch up to a regular baked potato! All you have to do is melt butter in a glass pan, top with shredded parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then you cut your potatoes in half and lay them face down on top of the parmesan. You can season the other side of the potato, too.
I love how unique these potatoes are in both taste and appearance!
The original recipe called for 1/4 cup of butter, but that seemed like way too much. 3 tablespoons is plenty, and next time I might try them with just 2 and see if that works! If I had fresh rosemary on hand I would definitely add that too!
Parmesan Upside Down Baked Potatoes
- 7 red potatoes, washed and cut in half
- 2-3 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
- garlic powder
- sea salt
- freshly cracked pepper
1). Preheat oven to 400F. Melt butter in the bottom of a 9×13 glass pan.
2). Sprinkle parmesan cheese and seasonings over butter. Place potatoes cut side down and sprinkle more seasonings on top of potatoes.
3). Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.
Servings 14 (1 half per person). Nutritional Information: Calories: 112 Fat: 4g Carbs: 17g Protein: 3g Sodium: 180g
Recipe adapted from: http://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/2012/03/parmesan-baked-potato-halves.html