Roasted Potatoes with Basil Butter

Potatoes are usually one of the first things cut out when someone goes on a diet. But, when eaten in moderation with a general, healthful diet they can be a great addition. There are many varieties of potatoes and they are all high in potassium, fiber, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Eating potatoes on occasion as your starch with some other veggies on the side is the way to go. These mini potatoes covered in delicious basil butter go perfectly with some chicken or beef and some greens.

Roasted Potatoes with Basil Butter

Ingredientsroasted potatoes 3

  • 1 lb mini potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place rinsed and scrubbed potatoes in a large bowl. In a food processor combine butter, olive oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add basil butter to potatoes and toss to coat. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray. Place potatoes in one layer in dish. Roast until potatoes are tender and golden or about 1 hour. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese when warm.

Number of servings: 6 servings | Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 167, total fat: 13 g, total carbohydrates: 11 g, dietary fiber: 1 g, sugars: 1 g, protein: 2 g

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3 thoughts on “Roasted Potatoes with Basil Butter

  1. dentjuli says:

    I’m definitely saving this recipe! My grandmother has a potato recipe where she slices into them and stuffs them with cheese and onions and seasonings and bakes them until they’re slightly crispy 🙂

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