Easy Crispy Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes

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This recipe for Easy Crispy Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes has so much potential and can be used in a variety of ways: it’s a great way to complement your main dish for tonight’s dinner; it can also work as a yummy appetizer recipe to get your meal started, or you can serve it as a delicious snack for movie or game night. With less fat and much more nutritional content than French fries or potato chips, this baby potatoes recipe can be the perfect accompaniment to burgers, sandwiches, and salad dishes – and finally, you can easily substitute it for hash browns or pan fries for any breakfast recipe.

The nutritional content of potatoes is more substantial than many give them credit for. These days, white potatoes recipes have taken a back seat to sweet potatoes recipes, but the two shouldn’t even be in competition with each other – they’re both healthy in their own right, and, contrary to popular belief, the two aren’t even related to each other. It’s true that white and sweet potatoes are high in starch and fiber, and both originated in Peru, but that’s where the similarities end. White potatoes, otherwise known as Solanum tuberosum, are from the Solanaceae family, and sweet potatoes, known as Ipomoea batatas, are from the Convolvulaceae family. Because they’re from two totally different families, white and sweet potatoes can totally complement each other gastronomically - and, if you can’t decide which to eat, you can even use both for this roasted potato recipe and get the nutritional benefits of both types of potatoes, combined.

Both white and sweet potatoes are high in dietary fiber. White potatoes are slightly higher in protein, magnesium, iron, and potassium, while sweet potatoes are higher in vitamins A and C. Both are about the same when it comes to vitamin B6 content, but sweet potatoes are higher in calcium and manganese. The best news of all is - both types of potatoes taste amazing with cheese! Everything tastes better with cheese, for that matter. The addition of parmesan cheese in this potato recipe adds extra protein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and vitamin A to the mix – not to mention extra crispiness and flavour. Garlic is another favourite ingredient, but be sure to use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic cloves because the cloves might burn during the cooking process. You can also experiment with some of your favourite dried spices when it comes to putting this yummy cheese potato recipe together. It does have a high sodium content, but you can easily adjust the salt accordingly.

Thanks to Monica Matheny for sharing this delicious potato appetizer recipe with us over at the aptly-named Yummy Life blog. Monica enjoys easy, healthy recipes that are also fun to make. She often includes helpful cooking tips and tricks and nutritional information with her recipes so you can make the healthiest choices possible. If you’re looking for nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes as well as quick desserts and more great appies, you’ll want to stop by sometime to have a look around.*

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Crispy Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes From The Yummy Life
Ingredients: Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, dried oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil, baby potatoes.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.* Per serving: Calories 151, Calories from Fat 61, Total Fat 6.8g 10%, Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%, Cholesterol 7mg 2%, Sodium 385mg 16%, Potassium 472mg 13%, Carbohydrates 18.6g 6%, Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%, Sugars 1.4g, Protein 5.0g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 38%, Calcium 10%, Iron 4%

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