These Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges are crispy, seasoned with zesty spices and Parmesan, and roasted in the oven to perfection. Super easy to make with simple ingredients, you can skip the fast food restaurant and make your own healthy fries!
Today we’re talking about fries. Crispy fries that are seasoned to perfection and hard to resist.
I’m a fry-lover and certainly have a few of my fast-food favorites out there. I’m from Chicago, home to the famous Portillos restaurant chains (known for their hot dogs, burgers and beef sandwiches).
But what I really like from Portillos (besides their amazing salads) is their fries. They’re the crinkle cut kind and are baked until perfectly crisp and golden. I try my hardest to not order them every time I visit Portillos, but let me tell you, it’s hard. Once I get a craving for fries, there’s no stopping me.
I’ll admit that I’m also a sucker for McDonald’s fries. There’s nothing better than sneaking a fry (or three) from the bag as you’re pulling away from the drive-thru. Am I right?
But fries are obviously not the healthiest because they’re fried in grease, of course. So I usually forgo the fries and opt for healthier versions. But sometimes my cravings get the best of me. Like today.
Instead of opting for my favorite fast-food fries, I decided to whip up these Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges.
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you know that I’m a huge fan of anything with garlic and Parmesan. From these slow cooker mashed potatoes, to this roasted broccoli and mushrooms, I’m all about garlic and Parmesan. The flavors pair so perfectly together and create a one-of-a-kind taste!
So I guess it’s no surprise that I took my two favorites and paired them together with these Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges.
What’s in These Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges?
The garlic and Parmesan paired with Italian seasoning and a touch of paprika, create an amazing flavor combination!
These baked potato wedges are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The combination of spices and cheese coats the potatoes with a flavorful crust and makes them oh-so addictingly (yes, that should be a word!) good.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy potato wedges:
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley (optional)
How to Cut Potato Wedges
Cutting potatoes into wedges is easy! First, slice the potato in half lengthwise. Then, slice each half lengthwise to create equal-sized wedges.
How to Make Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
These baked parmesan potato wedges are so easy to make! The hardest part is slicing the potatoes into wedges, which doesn’t take long at all, especially since you can keep the skin on.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place the potato wedges in a medium bowl and toss with olive oil, making sure each wedge is fully coated. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, slat, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
- Sprinkle the potato wedges seasoning mixture over potatoes and toss to coat, then place the wedges in even layer on a baking pan.
- Bake the potato wedges until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Feel free to dunk these babies into some ketchup, ranch dressing, or just eat ’em plain. But whatever you choose, I guarantee these baked potato wedges will be the hit of your meal!
How Long to Bake Potato Wedges
These garlic parmesan potato wedges need to bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 425 degrees F.
- Don’t like Russet potatoes? Try using a different kind of potato, like red or Yukon gold. Just be sure to watch the cooking time as smaller potatoes may need less time in the oven.
- Looking to switch up the cheese? You could try Romano or Asagio cheese instead.
- Switch up the flavor profile by replacing the paprika with smoked paprika, or ground chipotle for a little added heat!
Tips for Making Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
- Be sure to spread the oven roasted potato wedges out in an even layer, otherwise they may not bake evenly.
- Combine the seasonings together before you put them on the wedges, or you run the risk of the wedges not being seasoned evenly.
- Don’t skip the cooling period! They’ll be too hot to handle if you try and eat them right away!
Looking for more potato side dish recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
- Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Garlic Herb Sweet Potato Wedges
- Cinnamon Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
- 2 russet potatoes , cut into wedges
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Parsley for garnish (if desired)
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place potato wedges in a medium bowl and toss with olive oil, making sure each wedge is fully coated. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over potatoes and toss to coat. I used my hands for this, but feel free to use a spoon.
- Place each wedge onto a large baking pan in an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until outside of potatoes are crispy and inside is tender.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on baking pan. Sprinkle wedges with parsley and serve with ketchup or ranch dressing, if desired.
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Those do look crispy! And I’m a big fan of anything garlic and Parmesan, too…can’t beat that combo! I need to make these for the boys soon! Pinned and sharing. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Blair! Garlic and Parmesan is pretty much the best flavor combo!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
I love fries, but don’t have them often enough. Hope to recreate these beauties soon 🙂
Yep, I want these now. Even for breakfast. That’s how incredible they look. I do not blame you at all for being obsessed with garlic and parm!
Fries for breakfast sound pretty good to me, too! 🙂 Thanks, Mir!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
These are gorgeous, Gayle. I love that crispity, crunchity crust that surrounds the potato wedges. 🙂
Thank you, Erin! I love the crispiness of these, too!
Kate @ Framed Cooks says
You made fries good AND good for us – you are the BEST! These are going into my dinner rotation pronto. Happy Monday, Gayle!
Thanks, Kate! Happy Monday to you, too!
These do look like the perfect oven fries, Gayle! I’m a HUGE fan of foods that taste like they’re fried but are sneakily healthy!
Sneakily healthy foods are definitely the best! Thanks, Sarah!
This is a winner in my book, too! Nothing like a good fry! It cracked me up when you spoke of driving away from the drive-thru and sneaking a few from the bag! Who hasn’t done that? Love it!!
Sneaking those fries are like the ultimate indulgence! Thanks, Annie!
demeter | beaming baker says
Oh Gayle, how you torture me with these mouthwatering pics!!! Did I tell you potato wedges are one of my FAVORITE things in the world to eat? Your garlic parm wedges are like every food dream come true. LOVE that you baked them too–that means I can eat like three plates full, riiiight? 😉 Btw, if we were going through that drive-thru together, I suspect we would not have any food left in mere minutes. Haha. Happy Monday Gayle! Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe. 🙂
Three platefuls are definitely acceptable with these fries, Demeter! Haha and I love your thinking…you’re totally right about there not being any food left if we went through the drive-thru together! 🙂 Happy Monday to you too, friend!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Gayle, I love these baked garlic parmesan potato wedges and I totally agree!! make your own healthier fries at home! love these!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I’ve never heard of Portillos, but if I’m ever in Shy-town I will be certain to look them up! Like you, I’m a huge sucker for delicious fries… but who isnt, right? And I happen to loooove me some baked Tater wedges! These Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges look seriously scrumptious, Gayle! Perfectly seasoned and Ohhh so yummy! I totally just want to eat a sheet pan of these babies and call it breakfast! Pinned! Cheers, friend!
Thanks, Cheyanne! I had no willpower when it came to these wedges…I think I devoured them ALL! 🙂
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
These look so crisp and delicious! I know these wouldn’t last long at our house!
Thank you, Kelly!
These potato wedges look gorgeous Gayle! Will definitely make them, love the seasoning and the fact that they are baked! We go to Portillos all the time, but you are right about the fries. Have you tried their chocolate cake ? I’m not a huge fan of chocolate cake, but really like theirs.
Thanks, Mira! I actually don’t really like Portillo’s chocolate cake, either! A lot of people also like their chocolate cake shake too, which I also don’t like!
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
Okay, so…. I do not like MacDonald’s fries. I mean, on the off chance we eat there because we’re shopping nearby with the kids I will eat MacDonald’s fries, but I think they’re waaaaaaay down there on the fast food fry chain. Lol. I like my fries thick and crispy, just like these!
Haha I don’t blame you about McDonald’s fries…I hardly ever go there, but every once in a while I just crave them!
Dear Gayle, these potato wedges look fantastic…golden and crispy…I could go for some now. Perfect! xo, Catherine
Thank you, Catherine! These wedges are definitely crispy!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
I have such a weakness for fries! I just LOVE them so much. I’ll eat them any way that I can get them – fried, baked, crinkle cut, frozen, wedges. You name it I’ll eat it haha. These wedges look fantastic, Gayle! I love the garlic and parmesan coating, I bet these are so flavorful!
Thanks for the fry love, Keri! And I agree with you, I’ll eat fries just about any way I can get them, too! 🙂
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I’m totally with you on the garlic and parmesan combo. I love an oven fry and I want some of these right now! What a great idea to add paprika and Italian seasoning!
Thank you, Rachelle! I think I could season just about everything I eat with garlic and Parmesan! 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita says
I looooove fries and I’m going crazy for these! That garlicky parmesan crust is calling out to me. I’ve got to try these with dinner this week 🙂
Thanks, Rachel! They’re SO good!
Gayle everything about these wedges I love and is it ok if I skip dinner tonight and eat these instead?!
You made me hungry with these delicious potato wedges girl!!
These definitely count as dinner, Ami! 🙂 Thanks!
Baked fries are just the best! It’s the only way I make them at home .. I have zero desire to mess with frying in the house! haha These look delicious – I love all the seasonings!! Hope you had a great Easter weekend!
Yes! I don’t want to fry fries either…too messy and not healthy! Thanks for the kind words, Ashley!
I don’t like eating regular greasy fries too often — baked is totally the way to go for me! These look so crispy and I love the garlic parmesan combo — these are perfect!
Thanks, Marcie! Baked is definitely the way to go, too…especially with garlic and parmesan! 🙂
Wow I have zero self control for wedges like this! They look fantastic and I would probably eat the entire plate by myself!
Thank you, Manali! I think I did eat this entire plate myself! 🙂
These look ultra crispy and so perfect!! I just love potato wedges!
Thanks, Annie! Potato wedges are a favorite of mine, too!
Valya @ Valya' s Taste of Home says
Looks absolutely delicious! Yum!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I am potato obsessed at the moment and it’s actually one of the only things that I have an appetite for currently. so these are right up my street. I love that they are baked too.
Thank you, Dannii! Baked fries are the best!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Oh Gayle, these potato wedges look delicious!! There’s just something about a crispy potato seasoned with garlic and parmesan. So much yumminess here!!
Well, I’ve never had McDonald’s fries, so I can’t say they’re good. However, these look GORGEOUS! I’m hungry! Cheese, especially Parmesan, makes potatoes taste twice as good!
Thanks for the kind words, Aria!
Puja Darshan says
Such a great recipe for dinner. Awesome!!!
Katie @The Semisweet Sisters says
OMG, these look incredible! I love potato wedges but I’ve never made homemade ones. These look 10x better then the frozen kind I’m used to eating, yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’ll have to try it with dinner one of these nights!
Thank you, Katie! This was my first time making potato wedges, and I’m hooked!
These look perfect, Gayle! I LOVE crispy wedges! The seasonings sound delicious!
Thanks, Kelly! I can’t resist any type of crispy potatoes, either!
I just made these and I am so pleased with the results! They were crispy on the outside and fluffy inside and the combination of flavors was outstanding! These fries definitely go into my line-up!
Thank you so much for the kind words and for letting me know how they turned out! I’m so glad that you enjoyed these potato wedges…they’re a favorite of mine, too! 🙂
Paul Carroll says
I live at a bit over 4000 ‘ elevation, so things usually take longer to cook here. However, this recipe turned out just like your photos, very tasty. Cooking time was 40 minutes. Great stuff with thick cut pan fried boneless pork chops and saute’d spinach.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Paul! Your dinner sounds delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know how it turned out!