Smashed Garlic & Basil Potatoes

ACTIVE TIME: 15 MIN. I TOTAL TIME: 1 HR. I SERVES: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs of little potatoes, I prefer this Dynamic Duo of the red and yellow varieties
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, roughly minced
  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn or chopped
  • Kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Add potatoes and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. While the potatoes are baking, melt butter in a small saucepan. Mix in garlic, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Keep warm until ready to use.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven and using a masher or fork, gently smash each little potato.
  5. Evenly pour the garlic butter onto the smashed potatoes and top with 2 tablespoons of basil and a sprinkle of kosher salt.
  6. Put the potatoes back in the oven and increase the temperature to 400°. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  7. Finish with the remaining basil before serving.
This buttery side dish pairs well with any entrée.

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