Mediterranean Potatoes in Tomato Sauce

Mediterranean Potatoes in Tomato Sauce

Mediterranean potatoes in tomato sauce is a classic dish and an ideal accompaniment to  almost any meat or seafood entree. Nutrient-dense potatoes smothered in a rich tomato sauce full of earthy flavours like capers, oregano, and paprika, makes for a healthy and cheap vegan dish, one that the entire family can enjoy.

Potatoes in tomato sauce are made throughout the Mediterranean area, from Spain and Portugal to Italy and Greece. It’s amazing how such a simple dish can be so flavourful and have so many variations. Even better? This dish can be prepared in about 30 minutes and requires little effort to prepare. Case in point, last night’s dinner – which ended up being these potatoes, and only these potatoes. Tonight was a particularly busy night – picked up the kids from school, then off to dance class, ran a few errands, and then got home with only about 30 minutes to spare before dinner time.

I prepared this meal – which literally involved chopping some onions and potatoes then throwing them into a pot with the remaining ingredients, while the kids unpacked their backpacks and settled in. The fridge was borderline empty and the most I could have added as an accompaniment to these mediterranean potatoes in tomato sauce were a few random pieces of mozzarella however, there was no need. A warm bowl of this healthy comfort food was enough to fill mine and the kid’s bellies. A veggie dish that is hearty and filling enough to serve as a main in my kind of meal!

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Mediterranean Potatoes in Tomato Sauce

2017-10-19
: Serves 2-4
: 5 min
: 25 min

Mediterranean potatoes in tomato sauce is a classic dish and an ideal accompaniment to  almost any meat or seafood entree. Nutrient-dense potatoes smothered in a rich tomato sauce full of earthy flavours like capers, oregano, and paprika, makes for a healthy and cheap vegan dish, one that the entire family can enjoy. Potatoes in tomato …

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Mediterranean Potatoes in Tomato Sauce
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Ingredients
    1 small red onion, finely minced
  • 2 lbs. Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbs. capers, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 4-5 sprigs of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tbs. dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
Directions

Heat olive oil in a medium pot on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the onions and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until translucent. Add the potatoes and capers and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, tomato puree, spices, water and half of the parsley, reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the lid and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. If the liquid evaporates too quickly, add about 1/2 cup of water at a time until the potatoes are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the remaining parsley. Add some hot pepper flakes for a hint of heat, if desired. Consume within 3 days of preparation.

14 thoughts on “Mediterranean Potatoes in Tomato Sauce”

  • i was looking to cook and eat something super unusual today and stumbled upon your website from Google. I wasn’t very sure of Mediterranean food, but from what you’ve mentioned and from what I’ve managed to make, it looks like I got a new food taste developed. Thanks 🙂

  • adriana 1 month ago

    This sounds so good! Mediterranean food is so good, I wish I had it more! I have to try this out – it sounds like it’ll be a huge hit! Yum such a great recipe idea!

  • This looks so delicious! I’m such a fan of potatoes and finding different ways to cook them. This looks not only easy, but tasty as well!

  • I’m not much of a cook, but this dish looks and sounds delicious. I love Mediterranean food when we go out, I would never thought to make it at home.

  • I just love Mediterranean food. I would skip the meat and go straight with this as a main dish. Would be perfect for fall.

  • I just love Mediterranean style of cooking. This dish with potatoes, tomatoes and other spices looks simple and tasty. The potatoes would make it a filling and belly warming family meal. We’ll give it a try.

  • This is quite the interesting combination and I will not lie, I had my reservations about this when I first saw the title. Now after reading through and seeing your photo, it really has my interest. I have liked a lot of unique dishes in the past so this may be my new favorite!

    • Sometimes differente combinations of flavours makes me have my own reservations, but then I’m always so happy when I discover new flavour combos!

  • I have never tried Mediterranean food before. This looks fabulous and I so want to try it based off of the beautiful picture. I will definitely be trying this recipe, thanks!

  • nadaliebardo 1 month ago

    This brings happiness to my heart! My favorite dish at a Greek take-out was their potatoes and how they baked them in tomato sauce. I usually ask for extra sauce on the side for left over rice. I have tomato paste and puree left over from making a tomato bisque yesterday, now I can reuse them in a way I know I’ll love.

  • This is a perfect dish for the vegetarians in my family. Not to mention we love potatoes of any kind. Definitely trying this out this weekend.

  • I love all Mediterranean food! The combination of textures and flavors is incredible. I always am looking to add more Mediterranean to my collection; pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing

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