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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Baked Potato Wedges

These Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The garlic Parmesan flavor combo is a comforting classic. You’ll want these on the side of every hearty meal!

Baking sheet with crispy potato wedges

An Easy Baked Potato Wedges Recipe

Potatoes are always a treat in my house. They’re definitely one of those foods you never have to fight or trick your kids into eating. Fries? Sure! Mashed potatoes? Load ‘em up! The only thing better than fries, is these perfectly seasoned garlic parmesan potato wedges – they are an amazing appetizer, snack, or side dish. These are truly a family favorite, here. 

I love these for a busy weeknight because they are so quick to prep and once they are popped in the oven, I’ve got 35 minutes to focus on other things. 

What Kind of Potatoes Are Best for Wedges?

For my garlic Parmesan potato wedges, I prefer to use russet potatoes. You’ll sometimes see these called Idaho potatoes. Generally, they are large with dark brown skin. It’s even better if you are able to nab organic russet potatoes. I like to search for potatoes that are both smooth and firm. 

How to Cut Potato Wedges

I have a trick for cutting potatoes into the perfect size wedges. It’s so easy you won’t even believe it. All you do is cut each of your potatoes in half longways. Then, you cut each half into four wedges. You’ll have 8 wedges total from each potato. It’s that simple and they’ll come out in perfectly uniform wedges every time! They are so much easier than cutting long thin fries. You really can’t mess up a wedge!

Photo of homemade potato wedges

Ingredients For This Recipe

This recipe is so easy to pull together as a side on a busy weeknight because I always have these ingredients in my kitchen. Here’s’ what you’ll need: 

  • russet potatoes
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • Italian Seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • onion powder
  • black pepper
  • shredded parmesan
  • fresh parsley

How to Make Baked Potato Wedges

Start by preheating your oven to 400˚F.

While your oven is preheating, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Cut each of your potatoes in half, then continue to cut each half into four wedges. You’ll have 8 wedges total from each potato. Transfer your potato wedges to the baking sheet you prepared.

Next, melt butter in a medium bowl or glass measuring cup. Add olive oil to the melted butter and whisk in your salt, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper.

Pour this yummy mixture over the potatoes and toss them to coat. Arrange the potato wedges in one layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle your potato wedges with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 35 minutes. For even cooking, halfway through, turn your potatoes to the opposite cut side. If you want super duper extra crispy wedges – broil them for the last 2 minutes. 

Remove the baking sheet  from the oven and sprinkle the wedges with more Parmesan cheese while they’re still warm. I like to garnish them with fresh parsley and serve them warm.

Close up of potato wedges

What Makes These Potato Wedges Extra Crispy?

One thing that makes these potato wedges extra crispy is keeping the skin on. If you keep the skin on, you want to make sure you thoroughly scrub the skin. 

Another trick for super crispy wedges is to pat your wedges dry after you’ve sliced them but before you coat them with your butter/oil/spice mixture. Get as much moisture out of them as you can. The dryer the better! 

Be sure you don’t overcrowd your baking sheet. If they are too close or, worse yet, touching their neighbor – that will make them less crispy. 

Finally, if you want the absolute most crispy crunchy garlic Parmesan potato wedges, flip them halfway through baking. 

Potato Wedge Serving Ideas

I mean, meat and potatoes is the classic combo, so I suggest serving these on the side of a yummy steak, roast, or burger. 

Since they are such a comfort food, I also like to serve them as a side with some of our other favorite comfort foods, like grilled cheese and mac and cheese.

You can also serve them with any number of yummy dipping sauces – like ranch, aioli, or a spicy ketchup.  

Homemade potato wedges with ketchup

How to Store & Reheat Potato Wedges

Your potatoes will definitely be best served immediately. If you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They can also be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 6 months.

Reheat your garlic Parmesan potato wedges in the oven at 400˚F until they are crisp. If they were frozen, do not thaw them first!

Baking sheet with crispy potato wedges
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5 from 5 votes

Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

These Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The garlic Parmesan flavor combo is a comforting classic. You’ll want these on the side of every hearty meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato wedges, easy potato recipe, oven potato wedges
Servings: 4
Calories: 372kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large Russet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, washed, and dried
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, fresh ground
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded, plus more for serving
  • parsley, fresh, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut each potato in half, then continue to cut each half into four wedges, so you have 8 wedges total from each potato.
  • Transfer potatoes to prepared baking sheet.
  • Melt butter in a medium bowl or glass measuring cup; add olive oil to melted butter and whisk in salt, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper.
  • Pour oil mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Arrange potato wedges in one layer on the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, turning potatoes to opposite cut side halfway through cooking.
  • If you want to crisp up the wedges, broil during the last 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven.
  • Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve warm. 

Notes

Inspired by AllRecipes

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 1401mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3mg

14 Comments

  • Carrie Robinson
    February 14, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    5 stars
    Such a great side! These would go perfectly with a steak. 🙂

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 15, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      Thank YOU!! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 17, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Carrie! 🙂

      Reply
  • Olivia
    February 15, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    5 stars
    I love potatoes in any shape or form but I think this recipe has become our family’s favorite! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 15, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      I am SO happy to hear that!! Thank you SO much, Olivia! 🙂

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 17, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      That’s great! I am very happy you enjoyed it! Thank you, Olivia! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kimberly
    February 15, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    These look SO good! Total potato wedge perfection!

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  • Sara Welch
    February 17, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    5 stars
    These look far better than any restaurant version, indeed! Looking forward to serving these with dinner tonight!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks SO much, Sara! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    February 17, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    These are definitely the perfect potatoes!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Thank YOU, Cathy! 🙂

      Reply
  • Deseree
    February 18, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    5 stars
    These are perfect to snack on or sitting next to a big juicy burger! I am so ready for these as a side!

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  • Marianne Ciesielski
    June 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    5 stars
    These were great but were a bit too salty. I’ll definitely make them again but will cut the salt in half, Great flavor and crispy!!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 14, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply

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