• Baked Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges
  • Baked Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges
  • Baked Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges

Baked Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges

Do love potatoes? How about Ranch? Yeah, thought so. You’re going to love these ranch potato wedges! Like, a lot.

These ranch potato wedges are crispy, perfectly seasoned, and come with a side ranch dressing because there’s no such thing as too much ranch. πŸ˜‰

Why potatoes are awesome

1.) They’re cheap. 2.) They’re delicious. 3.) They’re so versatile!

I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating mashed potatoes by the bowl full. My grandma help encourage this love. She was pretty good about honing in on my favorite foods, homemade mashed potatoes being #1 on the list, and she loved to stuff me full of all of them. I happily obliged.

My other grandmother would count my ribs and tell me I was too skinny. Her favorite treats to share with me were her famous sherbet punch and Andes mints.

I guess I have them both to thank for the need to share my love in the form of food, as well as my ever-thickening body frame and general love of homemade food.

Particularly potatoes of just about any variety and form. πŸ™‚

Why potato wedges?

Wedges are so perfectly puffy and warm and require so little effort. A few quick slices with a large knife, a few tosses, bake, done. Why is the first time I made these just recently? Wait, I know. Because I have always bought these suckers by the bag in the frozen aisle not really processing how much cheaperΒ  and better for you it would be to just make them myself. A 10lb bag of potatoes costs under $5 around here and Lord knows I WILL use all 10lbs, so why not step out of my comfort zone of turning all 10lbs into mashed potatoes, and try some wedges? Live a little, Angela.

How do you make homemade potato wedges?

It’s pretty simple to cut them into wedge. You can cut them using a potato slicer, a vegetable wedger, or a knife.

The tricky part is baking them so they’re crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. The solution is pretty simple though. You need to cook then on a wire baking rack so that air can get to all sides of your potato wedge.

This recipe for ranch potato wedges was featured on Melt in You Mouth Monday and Wine’d Down Wednesday!

Instructions

  • 1. Wash potatoes then cut into wedges. (You should get 6-8 wedges per potato)
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss potatoes in oil until thoroughly coated. Use excess oil that pools at the bottom of the bowl to grease your baking sheet.
  • 3. Arrange wedges on your baking sheet so that they overlap as little as possible. Sprinkle dry ranch seasoning evening over the wedges, flipped each wedge to coat both sides. Do another sprinkle of salt and pepper. Bake at 425˚ for 30-35 minutes.
  • 4. Remove from oven and top with shredded parmesan.