Basil Red Potatoes for 2 Recipe
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Basil Red Potatoes for 2 Recipe

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Tender red potatoes get a light coating of butter, wine and basil for a side that's just right with almost any main dish. Bernadette Bennett - Waco, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons dry red wine or beef broth
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash garlic salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 210 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, potatoes and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 7-10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Basil Red Potatoes for 2 in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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