If potatoes were a Zero Point vegetable, life would be amazing. Unfortunately, they aren’t. It gets pretty close with this recipe though. Parmesan potatoes are the closest you’re going to get to delicious, cheesy, crispy potatoes for only 5 points. The parmesan, garlic, and oregano take these potatoes to the next level. You won’t mind that they aren’t fried. Parmesan Potatoes are roasted until crispy and golden brown. They make an excellent side for a date night steak dinner or a weeknight BBQ grilled chicken meal. 

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Any kind of potatoes will work for this recipe – russet, gold, or red – so use whatever is in the pantry. You could even try a sweet potato version if you’re in the mood. You can also use any herb that you like. There are a lot of variations listed below. Parmesan potatoes is a great recipe to have on hand if you want a delicious, but quick dinner at home. None of the family will complain about having to eat at home if you’re serving these! 

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe! 

Parmesan, garlic, and oregano were meant to be paired with potatoes. 

The parmesan adds a nice salty flavor. And when blended with the garlic and oregano, the mix creates a nice crust on the roasted potatoes. You’ll want to make potatoes this way every time. 

Cheesy potatoes aren’t always healthy, but these are. 

If you get potatoes like this in a restaurant, they’re going to be deep fried, with a ton of extra oil or butter added afterward. It tastes great, but it’s terrible for the diet. These parmesan potatoes will keep you on track and they still taste amazing. 

They are great for entertaining. 

If you want to wow your guests, but also keep the kitchen work simple, these parmesan potatoes are what you’re looking for. It’s easy for you to whip up, but the flavor will impress the dinner guests. You can never go wrong with roasted parmesan potatoes. 

Ingredients you need to make Parmesan Potatoes: 

  • 4 large potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into cubes.
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

How to make Parmesan Potatoes (step by step): 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F, and spray a baking sheet with some nonstick spray.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes. You want about 1-1.5 inch cubes.
  3. In a bowl, toss the potatoes with olive oil, parmesan, garlic, and oregano.
  4. Lay the potatoes out on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
  5. Serve right out of the oven. 

Makes 7 (3.5 oz) servings. Nutrition info for 1 serving: Calories 201,  Fat 3 g, Saturated fat .93 g,  Carbs 39 g,  Fiber 3 g, Sugars 1.4 g, Sodium 65 mg, Protein 6 g. 

WW Points 

  • Large potatoes 27 points
  • Olive oil 4 points
  • Garlic cloves 0 points
  • Oregano 0 points
  • Finely grated parmesan cheese 3 points

5 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

1-5PP, 5SP blue & green, 1SP purple per 3.5oz serving (about 1/2 cup)

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • These parmesan potatoes are only four points per serving if you leave out the olive oil. Spray the potatoes with Pam spray so the seasonings stick. 
  • You can make these in an air fryer instead of the oven if you prefer. Cook them at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes, until crispy. 
  • You can make parmesan potatoes vegan by using Follow Your Heart Dairy Free Parmesan Cheese. 
  • Use fresh herbs instead of dried oregano. It will add a more robust flavor without changing the points. You can use parsley, thyme, basil, chives, or a combination of all of them. 
  • Other cheeses that would work well are feta, blue cheese, asiago, or cheddar. 
  • Crumbled bacon would be a fantastic addition to this recipe if you have the points or calories for it. 
  • You can use dried garlic, or garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic cloves. Onion powder is a good addition as well. Using a ranch seasoning packet would be yummy and quick. The options are endless. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Parmesan Potatoes: 

  • If you struggle with getting the potatoes crispy, try the following method. Boil the cubed potatoes until they are soft. Drain off all excess water, then roughly toss the potatoes with the seasonings and olive oil in a bowl. You want to make sure it’s a rough toss so the potatoes break a bit. Boiling the potatoes and smashing them a little helps bring the starch out of the potatoes, and that is what crisps up in the oven. You could also microwave the cubed potatoes (covered with water) for 5-8 minutes if you don’t want to wait for them to boil. 
  • These keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, pop them back in the oven or air fryer for 5-10 minutes. Microwaving them is okay, but it won’t crisp them up as well. They will stay soft. 
  • You can boil the potatoes ahead of time, coat them in the seasonings then store them in the fridge for 2-3 days. When you’re ready to make dinner, pull them out of the fridge so they come to room temp while the oven is preheating, then bake for 20-25 minutes until crispy and golden brown.  

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3.82 from 11 votes

Roasted garlic parmesan potatoes

By: Drizzle
Servings: 7
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Parmesan Potatoes on White Plate
1-5PP, 5SP blue & green, 1SP purple per 3.5oz serving (about 1/2 cup)


  • 4 large potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into cubes.
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400F, spray a baking sheet with some non stick spray.
  • Peel and cut your potatoes into cubes, about 1-1.5 inch cubes.
  • In a bowl toss potatoes with olive oil, parmesan, garlic and oregano.
  • Lay potatoes out on baking tray and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
  • Serve right out of oven, makes 7- 3.5 oz servings at 1-5 personal points depending on your 0PP foods, 5 freestyle smart points each on blue & green, 1SP on purple (5 points plus old WW program)
  • Nutritional info per serving ..Calories 170…Fat 3g…Sat fat 0.8g…Carbs 33.5g…Fiber 2.6g…Sugar 1.3g…Protein 4.9g

Additional Info

Course: Main meals, Side Dish
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  1. 3 stars
    These potatoes are amazing! A hit with all of us!! I served them with pork loin, perfect pair! I would give it five stars but it wouldn’t highlight more than three. Hmmm….

  2. I am new to reciprs on the program like this. These look wonderful. I will make thrm for my husband and I. Thank you for posting

      1. Hi, I loooved these potatoes, except when I took them out if oven at the 40 min mark, the skin waa soggy, not crunchy like I had hoped. Do you think I needed to roast them longer? Thanks.

        1. I’m sorry to hear that Angie, not to sure what you mean by soggy though.. mine were cooked nicely, not too crispy… Maybe try an air fryer if you like crisp?

  3. I made these tonight to go with my BBQ chicken. I used Italian seasoning instead of just using Oregano. The flavor was wonderful . Tasting the hint of Rosemary mixed with basil , oregano gave it a kick. Definitely will make again and again.

  4. 5 stars
    These definitely need a 5 star rating. My entire family thought they were awesome- and I’m feeding toddlers and a picky husband! I changed nothing and used red potatoes.

  5. Yes, dreams do come true with zero-point potatoes!! My mom has made these potatoes my whole life. I love them and how easy they are to make. I have on occasion added slices of Roma tomatoes to this. Tonight, I’m trying this on my grill. Too hot to put the oven on. Thanks for all your great recipes they make weight loss easier eating foods that are so tasty!