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Roasted Potatoes With Thyme

Potatoes are delicious. Out of all the food in the world, my favorite is..

….. french fries!

with ketchup, there has to be ketchup.

I saw a recipe for Butter Browned Potatoes (which look amazing) and that got me to thinking – how many potato recipes do I have in my repertoire? This recipe for Roasted Potatoes with Thyme is one of my faves.



  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3-5 baking potatoes
  • 3 Tbl Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbl melted butter
  • 1 Tbl minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sprigs of Thyme (optional)


1. First, wash and peel all of your potatoes. You don’t have to peel them if you don’t want to, I’ve actually heard that the skin is good for you.

2. Cut the potatoes into thin slices, the thinner the better. Make sure to leave the potato slices in somewhat of a pile so they are easier to transfer over to the baking dish. You could even alternate sweet potatoes and baking potatoes, if you wanted it to be pretty. This would be a good side dish for a holiday.


3. Next comes the good part. Melt the butter and add 3 Tbl. of Olive Oil. You could go a little lighter on both the butter and EVOO if you wanted, but I was feeling generous. Add the 1 Tbls. garlic. Yes, I am a busy mom and I like to use the minced garlic in a jar.

I know,

Shame on me.

4. Add a few sprigs of thyme and bake at about 350 for an an hour to an hour and a half. It just depends on how thick you slice the potatoes and how your oven works. It seems like my oven is just so dang slow. You will know when they are done, take one out and test it.

I’m a sucker for cheese, so I would have put crumbled blue cheese on top as I took it out of the oven. You could add a variety of toppings.

Bon Appetit!



  1. This will be great for the roast we will be having Saturday night–wait–to go with the Rotisserie Chicken–Yes!! This will work perfectly!

  2. I forgot to add that in my post. I was out of luck and didn’t have a mandolin! I have been meaning to get one!

  3. These potatoes look great. I assume you used a mandoline to slice them up. I have fresh thyme and will try these soon.

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