This is the best and tastiest side dish you can make. These oven roasted basil potatoes are easy and your entire family will love them.
I was cooking these potatoes tonight for dinner and my kids were talking bout how good they were. We have them often and I realized that I didn’t have them up here for you guys. So… while they were waiting patiently, I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures, and decided to write it up. There are never any left when I make these crispy basil roasted potatoes.
These potatoes go great with all kinds of protein. We eat them a lot with pork chops and grilled chicken.
There are instructions for cooking in the oven and the air fryer so scroll down to grab this yummy recipe.
Roasted Basil Potatoes Recipe
I always have potatoes in my pantry and roasted potatoes are the easiest. Mashed potatoes are good, but are a little more involved to make and that’s why I like making these better. My kids can eat them with ketchup or plain because they are so flavorful and will go with any protein you’re serving.
If you have never tried to grow fresh herbs, basil is the easiest to grow. You can grow it in a container or on the ground, it doesn’t matter. I have increased the plants I grow every year for the past few years because I keep using more and more. It’s so great to be able to go grab a fresh leaf. If you plan to make pesto for your family you’ll need a lot more though. That’s why I have a few plants.
I love adding it to homemade pizzas, making my pesto or to recipes like this one.
Kitchen tools to make roasted basil potatoes
Luckily this recipe is easy and you don’t need a lot to make this recipe. It really is super simple.
Flexible cutting mats– I LOVE these cutting mats and it’s actually perfect for potatoes. It makes it easy to slice up your veggies and then pour them into pots and pans. In this case, you’ll be pouring your potatoes into a large baggie.
Veggie scrubber– These are great for potatoes and carrots. We eat those a lot so this kitchen tool gets used a lot!
Air fryer– It’s not necessary to use an air fryer for this recipe but if you’re in the market for one then this is a good one. I have this one and I got the same one for my mom for Christmas. If you don’t have one, I would highly recommend one.
Ingredients for basil potatoes
Potatoes– Red potatoes or yukon gold potatoes are great for this recipe.
Basil– You can use chopped fresh basil, but the amounts in this recipe are for dried basil. If you use fresh basil, you’ll want to increase the amount to two tablespoons. Makd sure to chop it in very small pieces.
Salt to taste– You can even add a little fresh ground black pepper if you’d like. I love this pack of salt and pepper from Amazon.
Parsley– You’ll want to use dried parsley for this recipe
Olive oil– Use extra virgin olive oil.
How to make basil potatoes
Preheat the oven to 425F and slice each potato into bite-sized pieces. You can leave the peel on or off, your preference. I usually leave the peel on to save time, but I scrub them well with a veggie scrubber before slicing them up.
Place pieces into a large baggie and add olive oil, chopped fresh basil, salt, and parsley. Zip up tightly and squish around until each piece is covered.
Dump out onto a baking pan, spread out and place in oven.
Cook for 20 minutes, take out, stir and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve immediately while they’re still warm.
Air fryer Instructions
I’ve recently got an air fryer and I love it! I use it so much the display screen actually broke. I can’t see my time or temperature on it anymore! Luckily, I don’t need to know those to cook in it.
Prepare these potatoes the same way, but add them to a preheated air fryer that’s set on 400F. Cook for about 12 minutes, giving it a good shake about halfway through.
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Roasted Basil Potatoes
- 6 potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 tablespoon dried basil finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Slice each potato into bite sized pieces.
- Place pieces into large baggie and add olive oil, basil, salt, and parsley. Zip up tightly and squish around until each piece is covered.
- Dump out on to baking sheet, spread out and place in oven.
- Cook for 20 minutes, take out and turn pieces over and put back in for another 20 minutes.