Dennis and I were away in Texas last week visiting his brother and family. We had a fabulous time! I had a lot of things to accomplish today, as everyone does when returning from time away from home. Knowing this, I wanted to make something that wasn’t going to take too much time or effort for dinner tonight.
As I was sitting in church this morning, it came to me that we hadn’t had hamburgers for dinner in quite some time. I asked Kylie if that might be something she’d enjoy tonight and she said it would. I like my burger without a bun more often than not, so decided I’d make individual potato packages to go with our burgers. I figured I could put them together and place them in the oven and forget about them while completing another task.
I started out with three small russet potatoes that I cut into 1/2 inch size chunks.
I washed my potatoes and dried them with a paper towel before cutting them into 1/2 inch size chunks. Once they were placed into a glass bowl, I diced two bell peppers … one orange and one yellow. I also diced a small yellow onion and minced three cloves of garlic. I placed all the vegetables into the bowl with my potatoes, adding kosher salt, pepper and two tablespoons of olive oil.
I mixed everything together and added two sprigs of rosemary that I had minced, tossing everything together one more time.
I placed one cup of potato mixture into the center of a piece of tinfoil and folded it like a package, making sure to cut a couple slits into the top of my package so the steam could escape.
Once all the packages were together, I placed them on a baking sheet and baked them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Be careful when opening each potato package, as they will be hot!
This was the perfect side dish to go with my bunless burger.
I made enough for Dennis to have leftovers for lunch one or two days this week. I think this would also be great as a side to eggs for breakfast one morning.
With just two tablespoons of olive oil split between five servings, I’d consider this a very healthy side dish. Each tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil is 119 calories. I used two, coming in at 238 calories … divided by 5 (amount of potato packages) adds just 47.6 calories of oil per serving.
- 3 small- medium russet potatoes
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large sprigs rosemary
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash and pat dry potatoes. Cut into 1/2 inch size chunks. Place in bowl.
- Cut peppers into 1/4 inch size pieces and add to bowl.
- Dice onion and mince garlic and add to bowl with potatoes and peppers.
- Add oil, salt and pepper and mix together.
- Mince rosemary and add to bowl, tossing once again.
- Cut individual pieces of tinfoil and place one cup of potato mixture in the middle of each piece of foil. Fold into a package, placing two to three slits in top of foil package.
- Place on baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
Until next time, Kris