Basil Red Potatoes Recipe
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Basil Red Potatoes Recipe

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Tender red potatoes get a light coating of butter, wine and basil for a side that's just right almost any main dish. Bernadette Bennett - Waco, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 210 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 414mg 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: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil Red Potatoes in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p49

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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TSRatliff User ID: 2608177 165049
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"easy and good flavor. I used red cooking wine."

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