Roasted Basil Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream Topping

This is super simple, yet incredibly tasty. It makes a great snack, side dish or an appetizer. This one is standard fare in my parties.


4 medium potatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp dried basil
1/2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Topping :

1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tbsp dried basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp crushed red peppers
1/8 tsp salt

Pre-heat oven to 450 F.

Slice potatoes into 1/4″ slices. Use a paper towel to pat them dry. Toss with olive oil, basil, pepper and salt.

Spread the potatoes out in one layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.



After 15 mins when the potatoes begin to brown on the bottom side, flip them over and roast for another 8 minutes. When the potatoes have roasted on both sides, remove from heat and set aside.


Mix sour cream, basil, garlic, crushed red peppers and salt in a bowl and set aside.


Serve the roasted potatoes with a dollop of the sour cream mixture on top.


(Inspired from this recipe)


  1. Hi Michele,

    Yes I do substitute sour cream with yogurt often.

    This recipe might interest you :

    The tanginess of the yogurt does give the same balance.I like to use a thick yogurt variety like Greek or Indian for the creaminess. If you are using regular yogurt, just use a cheese cloth and drain the yogurt at least for 6-8 hrs. That makes a very creamy dip or dressing.


  2. hi Supriya hope you remember me Nirus mother excellent work you are doing. I think you are taking after your mom. I will try these recepies and let you know. excellent work sheela


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