Herbed Red Potatoes and Baby Green Beans

"I found this recipe while surfing the web. It called for fresh; however, it being late in the season, fresh were not available so I used frozen."
Herbed Red Potatoes and Baby Green Beans created by LifeIsGood
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  • Place the scrubbed and quartered potatoes in a saucepan along with the garlic cloves; cover with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • When the potatoes come to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes; drain immediately.
  • Place the frozen beans in a 2-quart microwave safe dish, cover and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir the beans and microwave an addiitonal 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp tender.
  • Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan, drizzle with olive oil and chicken broth.
  • Toss to coat evenly, season with salt and pepper, add beans and basil; toss again.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. LifeIsGood
    Absolutely delicious! There is something special about red potatoes and green beans. Add some garlic, basil, olive oil, chicken broth, salt and pepper and you can color me happy! I added the frozen green beans to the boiling potaotes for the last 3-4 minutes and drained them together. Yummy!!
  2. LifeIsGood
    Herbed Red Potatoes and Baby Green Beans Created by LifeIsGood
  3. seochristy
    REALLY delicious. I have to admit I got confused about when to put in the garlic. Are you supposed to boil them with the potatoes? I didn't want raw garlic in there, so I just put in a bunch of garlic powder when I put in the basil. It was DELISH! Even my 2 year old had a serving. Thanks for sharing (and if you can, let me know what to do with that garlic!) THANKS!
  4. Bev I Am
    Oh these are so good! I cooked my red potatoes to the point were they could just about lose their shape when stirred (very tender). I cooked the beans on my cooktop also until quite tender. When stirred together with the rest of the ingredients list ~ they make an awesome combo!! Thanks so much for this wonderful side dish, Paula!!
  5. sugarpea
    Made this with garden-fresh ingredients and since the "sauce" was very much like pesto and I had a pesto recipe I wanted to try; the result was outstanding. I used Pesto Amato #123882. Wonderful vegetable combination, PaulaG.


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