Potatoes are a staple side in my family and I am always on a mission to make them fun and delicious. These Garlic Butter Potatoes are not only delicious but they are so easy, they are perfect for dinner tonight!!
A side to remember
Ok, Ok I know that skillet roasted potatoes are nothing too special…that is until you add in the garlic, butter and thyme.
For a little extra fun I used triple color baby potatoes. I just love the combo of the red, yellow and purple (yes I said purple) potatoes. There is a great mix of texture and color making this side dish feel a little more special….without any extra work. I just love it when that happens!!
If you cannot find the tri-color bag of baby potatoes don’t worry you can use all red or all yellow. Use whatever you have on hand.
It is all in the prep
I am a huge fan of my cast iron skillet, especially when it comes to recipes like this.
To start off I preheat the skillet in the oven as the oven is preheating. This helps to start the cooking process immediately while also helping to release the flavor of the garlic quickly, really adding to the dish. The garlic mixed with the butter and all coated on the potatoes….trust me it just doesn’t get much better.
By the way it is quick too…
For a side dish to become a regular on my menu it has to be quick and easy and these potatoes are both. They are done in the time if takes to fix the protein and to get the table set.
I also love that you only have to stir them a few times and then voila they are done. The little bit of herb at the end adds a ton of flavor without a ton of chopping, which is always a good thing.
A side for any night
PS…And it is pretty too
Not only is it quick, easy & delicious but it is also pretty. The cartelized potatoes, the vibrance of the purple and red potatoes and the hint of green from the herbs makes this a picture worthy side for sure.
It looks like it took hours to pull together, and I won’t tell if you don’t.