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Roasted Herbed Potatoes

  • 1 - 2 yams, peeled and cubed
  • 8 medium to large potatoes, cubed (unpeeled, washed well)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (works with a little less too)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • (optional is garlic powder or salt to taste)
  • freshly grated black pepper and sea salt to taste
  1. Combine potatoes and yams.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with seasonings. 
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until browned and the potatoes are tender.  (every oven temperature differs so watch for browning closely).


  1. Oh Charlotte...I am RIGHT there now! That looks soo good and like something I would make! Yum! and YAM! Grin. Love the post pictures...makes we say...hey...I'll be on the next flight.

  2. I love the yams added to the potatoes! You have to do more than one!

  3. true anneliese, we do more than one and the yams are picked out before the potatoes.......i am crazy for yams...and they are super good for you too!
    trish, i went to pick you up and you weren't

  4. Hee Hee...Okay Charlotte...I will be giving a call next time! Do they 'pack well'?

  5. I only learned to eat yams a few years ago and love them..and they are so healthy too!! Another great recipe Char!

  6. Oh I love yams. . .with everything. Thanks Charlotte for the delicious looking side dish.

  7. I stumbled across this blog through a friend and i LOVE IT! i am trying your yam and potatoe dish. this blog is so wonderful. i love the cooking ideas!! thanks!

  8. I wanted to thank you ladies so much for taking the time to share these recipes, this was the first one I made. My husband claims he hates yams, but he loved this!!

    Thank you again, Patty

  9. I love your blog - thank you so very much for sharing your roasted potatoes!

  10. We add onions, put them in an aluminum pan and put them on the grill - camp potatoes!


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