Easy & Quick, Sides

Romano Cheese Roasted Red Potatoes

These roasted red potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal.  They are quick to make and come out delicious!  I love potatoes.  There are so many potatoes out there along with even more ways to cook them.  These are simple to make and a great add with any dish or just eat them right out of the bowl (I may or may not have done that. 🙂 )

Roasted Red Potatoes

Ingredients:
6-8 medium size red potatoes, washed and quartered
2 T olive oil (more if needed)
3 T butter, melted
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t dried rosemary
3 T Romano cheese, grated (optional)
Salt: to taste
Pepper: to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 400°.  Add potatoes to a baking dish.  Melt butter in a small bowl, add in rosemary, garlic and onion powder and sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Drizzle oil and butter over the potatoes and bake in oven 15-20 minutes.  Mix potatoes and bake another 15-20 minutes.  Add more oil if needed.  Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper and toss with Romano cheese and enjoy.

Notes: Cooking times will vary based on ovens. If you want them crisper keep them in longer, if you just want them cooked through adjust the oven times accordingly.  Feel free to use more oil.  I do feel like it helps with the crispy exterior.

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Baked French Fries with Romano Cheese & Parsley

Eating healthy is hard! It’s hard for anyone who loves to eat.  I constantly crave all the bad things. Like pizza, tacos, wings, burgers or fries.  I wish I craved fruits and vegetables.  I will never be that person, unfortunately.

So, when your eating healthy you really learn new ways to make your favorites.  That’s what happened with these baked french fries.  I decided to make some and they came out great.  It’s great alternative.  I made them with a lean blue cheese burger with no bun.

Baked French Fries with Romano Cheese & Parsley

Ingredients:
2 Russet potatoes, cut into matchsticks/fries
2 T oil
2 t garlic powder
3 t salt
1 T Romano cheese
2 t parsley

Directions:  Preheat oven to 375.  In a bowl add the potatoes, 1 t of salt, garlic powder and olive oil.  Mix well to coat all of the potatoes.  Bake in oven for  50-60 minutes. flipping half way. When completed add cooked fries to a bowl and sprinkle the remaining salt, parsley and Romano cheese and serve.

Note:  You can cook these longer if you’d prefer.  It all depends on what texture you are looking for.  I only made 2 potatoes as they should be eaten all at one time.  They may not be great left over.  Feel free to add a slight drizzle of oil when they come out of the oven to help the seasoning stick.

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