vegantravels (vegantravels) wrote in vegancooking,

Baked Potatoes with Basil

Hey fellow vegans and vegetarians! As it's getting colder and colder outside, definitely time for some warm baked stuff. Here's a quite simple baked potatoes&basil recipe: 10 minutes preparation, 1 hour in the oven - not much work, and totally worth the wait!


  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 8-9 average potatoes (I used Yukon Gold), cut into 'half-moons'
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 4-5 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil - but you can use 1/4 cup as well to make it lighter

Preheat the oven to 275 Celsius. In the meantime, line your baking form with aluminium foil, and start putting vegetables in layers - first onions, then potatoes, carrots, onions again, tomato layer, carrots, basil, remaining onion and then potatoes. Sprinkle the spices on top, then pour oil and water. Water should be enough to cover all vegetables half way. Bake for about 1 hour. I usually don't cover, as I like the crunchy top layer. But if you want to avoid getting slightly burnt top potatoes, then definitely cover the baking form with a lid or foil, make sure to pierce the foil in couple places for the steam to come out. 
Serve with some vegan cheese on top, or just on its own. 

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