Parmesan Baked Potato

We have family coming for a birthday lunch today so this will be a quick post as we have various dishes to prep for.  Today is gorgeous and perfect for eating outside.  We won’t have too many more of these days as our days are getting shorter and cooler.

This dish went with the smoked pork tenderloin and a salad.  I found something similar on Pinterest but they had added butter and a bunch of other things.  I decided to keep it really simple.

I first cooked the potatoes in the microwave for 9 minutes.  Then baked them in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes at 325 F.  I then sliced them in half and sprinkled pepper on the open sides.  Then I liberally sprinkled freshly grated parmesan cheese over the pepper for a complete covering.  I put them back in the toaster oven until the cheese was melted and browned a bit.

This is great as a stand alone small meal or a side dish.