Parmesan Crusted Roasted Potato and Arugula Salad
This amount of potatoes, depending on their exact shape and size, should just fill a 9-inch square baking dish. You may "eyeball' the amount of arugula based on the size salad you desire. If you don't have arugula, feel free to substitute spinach. The last time I baked these potatoes, I used Sargento's Parmesan and Romano combination for the first time. This blend provided an extra layer of flavor which we all enjoyed.

Yields 4 - 6 servings.
Ingredients
  • 1 – 1 1/4 pounds new or fingerling potatoes, cut in half (lengthwise if they are not fully round)
  • 3 – 4 cups lightly packed arugula
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Sargento shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt and a few turns of the pepper mill
  • Chives, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Coat the bottom of a 9×9-baking dish with the olive oil, and then evenly distribute the grated Parmesan over the olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  3. Place the potato halves, cut side down, on top of the cheese mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. Precise baking time will depend on the thickness of your potatoes.
  4. Cool for five minutes, and then remove to a plate with a metal spatula. You may have to gently cut between the potatoes with a knife as the cheese becomes crusty and may connect the potatoes to one another.
  5. Place the arugula in the baking dish and toss with the olive oil and Parmesan that remains in the pan. Transfer the arugula to a serving platter or individual plates, and top with the roasted potatoes. Top with additional Parmesan and snipped chives, if desired.
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