Easy Baked Potatoes with a Twist

Do you need an easy recipe for Father’s Day celebration that will impress all of the best dads? Are you looking for a way to make dinner extra special without all of the work? With only three ingredients and less than 5 minutes prep time, this simple twist on baked potatoes will impress all of your dinner guests! It looks elegant and is packed with flavor! It will easily become your new go to side dish!


  • Potatoes – I prefer red potatoes, but you can use any potato you would use for a baked potato. I generally use one potato per person, but these are so easy to reheat the next day, I often make extra…just in case…
  • Salted butter – 1 stick butter for 9″ x 13″ baking pan or 1/2 stick butter for 8″ or 9″ square baking pan.
  • Flat-leaf parsley or any fresh herb you prefer


Wash and pat parsley dry, keeping it flat.

Wash potatoes with a vegetable brush. Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise.

Melt butter and pour into baking dish.

Place parsley leaf on the cut side of each potato half.

Place the potatoes in the melted butter, cut side down.

Bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for 60 – 75 minutes. Test with a fork by poking it into the center of the potato. Remove from oven when potatoes are cooked all the way through and browned around the edges.

Take potatoes out of the pan and place them cut side up on a serving platter. Serve immediately. Or, you can keep them warm if needed. Reheat at serving time. Enjoy!

TIP: These potatoes are so versatile! Instead of the parsley, try rosemary, basil, or your favorite herb! If you do not have any fresh herbs, don’t worry. They are just as delicious without any! Experiment with sprinkling on a bit of your favorite seasonings! They are so easy to change up to whatever you have available!

TIP: Another thing that I love about making these potatoes is that if I have something in the oven at 325 degrees or 400 degrees, no problem! I just adjust the baking time! I love that the skins get a little crispier at the higher temps. My family actually prefers them a little darker, so I usually cook them longer. Your dish, your preference!

CLEAN UP TIP: I prefer a glass baking dish for two reasons: 1. I can see how brown the butter and potatoes are getting. 2. Clean up is so easy with glass baking dishes. I almost always use them. After I take the potatoes out of the pan, I put the pan in the sink with hot water and my liquid dish soap. By the time the meal is finished, the pan easily cleans up.



P.S. Your comments are always welcomed! Let us know what twist you used on your baked potatoes!

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