Savory Herbed Potatoes with Parmesan Flakes

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This is honestly my favorite time of year with the fresh local produce starting to come in, and one thing I absolutely MUST have are the little new potatoes. Although they are delicious on their own just boiled and slopped with butter, they are even better when you make them my way; Savory and Herbed with Parmesan Flakes!

This potato recipe is so simple and the addition of the herbs and cheese really turn this into an all-star side! You could even substitute these for your boring Thanksgiving mashed potatoes…GULP! Did I seriously just suggest that (I mean mashed potatoes are my second favorite side at a holiday meal!). Yup, these are that good (and that easy) that I am sure everyone will love them! And if we are being honest here, we get too used to tradition, lets change it up a bit! I introduced our families to some new sides last year, including my Kale with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans , and everyone loved it! I can’t wait to do the same this year with these potatoes.

Herbed New Potatoes

As you guessed from the name, you need to use parmesan flakes, not the fake processed white dust you get off the shelf at your local grocery store…just trust me on this, it makes a difference! Also, the key to making this dish successful is how long you actually cook the potatoes for. Be sure to put them whole in the boiling water and cook until a fork goes through easily but doesn’t split them. You want them to have some texture still! Once you have drained them you will cut them into halves or quarters (this depends on the size potato) and gently mash a few partially through. Doing this is what helps to mix the herbs, butter and parmesan together to make a delicious side dish!

Now that you know my tips you are ready for the recipe! Enjoy <3

Savory Herbed Potatoes with Parmesan Flakes

The perfect potato side dish for any meal - simple and flavorful thanks to the addition of herbs and flaked Parmesan cheese.
Course Holiday Meals, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Comfort Food
Keyword Herbed Potatoes, New Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Melissa


  • 12 New Potatoes washed
  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 1/4 c Parsley (fresh) or 3 tbsp dried
  • 1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 c Parmesan Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes (whole) into a boiling pot of water and allow to cook until a fork goes through (but not too easily).
  • Gently cut the potatoes into quarters (or halves depending on the size, you want them to be bite sized). Place them into a medium bowl and gently mash some, not all, to give you a slightly creamy mix of potatoes.
  • Mix butter, garlic and parsley together in a small bowl until creamy and smooth, add to potatoes and stir gently to coat. Mix in half of the Parmesan flakes and sprinkle the rest on top.
  • Serve with your favorite main!

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16 thoughts on “Savory Herbed Potatoes with Parmesan Flakes

  1. Stacy at The Preserves Project says:

    Yum, love a quick and easy side dish. These must be so full of flavor…adding to to my yummly page!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks so much Stacy!!! They were quite a hit with my potato loving hubby! I am going to whip them up at Thanksgiving to see what the in-laws think!

  2. besimplyit says:

    These look so delicious! My boyfriend said we should carb up tonight for our run tomorrow. Pretty sure I’ll just inhale tons of potatoes ;D

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