Light Garlic-Cheese Crispy Potatoes

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  • Prep Time
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time
    30 Mins
  • Serving
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Satisfy your potato cravings with this guilt-free twist on crispy garlic-cheese potatoes. These light and crispy spuds are roasted to perfection with just a fraction of the oil and topped with a savory garlic and Parmesan cheese blend. Enjoy a healthier take on a classic comfort food.



Per Serving:

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories: 190
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 4g

Tips and Recommendations:

  • You can adjust the seasoning to your preference. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for brightness.
  • For an extra boost of flavor, sprinkle some fresh grated Parmesan cheese over the potatoes just before serving.
  • To ensure crispy potatoes, make sure they are spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet and not overcrowded.
  • Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices for a unique twist on this light potato dish.


1. Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

While russet potatoes work well, you can also use Yukon Gold or red potatoes for a slightly different texture and flavor.

2. Is it necessary to leave the potato skin on?

No, it's not necessary, but leaving the skin on adds extra nutrients and a rustic texture to the dish.

3. Can I make this recipe with less oil?

A3: Absolutely! You can reduce the olive oil to 1 tablespoon or use a cooking spray to minimize the oil content further. The potatoes will still crisp up nicely.

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  • 1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2. Prepare the Potatoes: Cut the washed and scrubbed potatoes into bite-sized cubes or wedges, leaving the skin on for added nutrients and texture.
  • 3. Toss with Olive Oil: In a large bowl, toss the potato cubes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until they're evenly coated. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • 4. Roast the Potatoes: Spread the seasoned potato cubes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast them in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Flip them halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  • 5. Prepare the Garlic-Cheese Mixture: While the potatoes are roasting, in a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, dried thyme, and paprika.
  • 6. Toss with Garlic-Cheese Mixture: When the potatoes are done, remove them from the oven and immediately toss them with the prepared garlic-cheese mixture. The residual heat will melt the cheese and infuse the potatoes with flavor.
  • 7. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve your Light Garlic-Cheese Crispy Potatoes hot as a side dish or snack.
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