Roasted Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

Simple roasted fingerling potatoes, oven-fried with garlic and Parmesan cheese.

The fingerling potato is the perfect gourmet potato to serve with just about anything. If you’re preparing a fancy meal, such as filet mignon or broiled chicken, you need a classy, yet easy side. Roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic and Parmesan are sure to be a hit.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

I don’t know why I think of the fingerling potato as the fancy potato. Probably because they are colorful, unordinary, and look more exotic than your typical russet potato. This recipe was actually inspired by a more complex variation of roasted potatoes, that actually involved baking and sauteing the potatoes in duck fat for a crispy exterior. The result was absolutely fantastic, but I tried to simplify the process where I could.

Instead of sauteing the potatoes in duck fat, I found roasting them in a little extra olive oil and butter in a cast iron skillet achieves a similar slightly crispy and golden result. It’s a good way to bake and simultaneously oven-fry the fingerling potatoes. Once fresh out of the oven, I sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. The end result of garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese is simply amazing. Amazing.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 34 1x



  • 1 pound mixed color fingerling potatoes
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • kosher salt and ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Cut fingerling potatoes into halves.
  3. In a cast iron skillet, combine potatoes, butter, olive oil, garlic, half the parsley, half of the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir and mix until potatoes are fully seasoned.
  4. Place skillet in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are slightly crispy and tender on the inside. (Should be able to easily pierce with a fork). Let cool for 5 minutes, top with the remaining parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.