I fix the same meals over and over. Anyone else guilty of that? I don’t really feel too bad about it, because they’re meals we like, and they’re reasonably healthy and fairly easy to make. But sometimes, I get tired of the same old food – especially when it comes to side dishes.

Since my family has straight-up refused to eat sweet potatoes (do not even get me started again) and none of us like rice that much, I’m only left with a few starchy side options. Now, sure, we flirt with the idea of going low carb every few weeks. And then we limit our side dishes to fruits and veggies and one more salad.

But in general, I fix a few meals every week that beg for a potato side. And sometimes I don’t feel like making mashed or cheesy or roasted or baked potatoes one.more.time.

Enter the Butter Parmesan Potatoes.

I know. That’s basically the opposite of healthy, but I served them with grilled chicken and green beans – so cut me some slack! And honestly, they’re so rich that you truly won’t be able to eat THAT many.

[Unless you double the recipe because you think your parents are coming for dinner, only to find that they can’t after all. And then, gosh, SOMEBODY has to eat them…]

On one of those nights when all my usual recipes and menus sounded boring and blah, I found this recipe on Pinterest from Favorite Family Recipes.

Butter Parmesan Potatoes

6-8 small potatoes
1/4 cup butter
Parmesan cheese, grated
Garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash and cut your potatoes in half (or quarters if they aren’t really “small” potatoes). Melt the butter and pour into a 9×13 inch pan. Mix together Parmesan and seasonings (you can use whatever floats your boat, but I chose garlic and dill), then sprinkle the mixture generously over the butter. Place the potatoes face down on the butter. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

My favorite potatoes were the ones that got the crispiest, so next time I make this I’ll probably use smaller potatoes or cut them into smaller pieces.


What’s your go-to side dish? Do you have regular meals or menus that you make?

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