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Potatoes, Leeks, and Carrots in Parchment

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 3/4 pound small new potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 2 medium leeks (white parts only), halved lengthwise, rinsed well, and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound small carrots, halved crosswise if long, or large carrots, cut into thin 3-inch sticks
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (optional), cut into small pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place potatoes, leeks, carrots, thyme, and butter (if using) in center of a 24-inch-long piece of parchment. Season with salt and pepper. Fold into a twist or envelope shape.

  2. Step 2

    Place packet on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until packet is puffed up and potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Everyday Food, January 2010