Sunday, 31 December 2017

Potatoes & Peppers in Passata

Carole's Chatter: Potatoes & Peppers in Passata

The silly name I've given this dish at least has the merit of being alliterative!  I have never cooked potatoes in a pot in anything other than water so this was a first.  I was inspired to try it by having half a bottle of passata open in the fridge.


Potatoes – cubed
Garlic oil/Extra virgin olive oil
Onion, chopped
Spring onion (scallion) chopped
Peppers (Capsicum) – sliced
Passata (tomato puree)
Grated Ginger
Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Pepper


Fry off your onions in the oil first. Add the grated ginger and the sliced peppers.  Then add the potatoes.

Pour the passata over the top and simmer for almost 40 minutes – I thought that was too long and next time would cut the potatoes up smaller.

Add your seasonings right at the end – checking what is needed.  Sprinkle chopped fresh herbs on top.

This made a really attractive and tasty side dish – a keeper.


  1. Even though this is a simple recipe, it looks absolutely delicious. thanks

  2. I agree with Judee -- this looks so good. I think the ginger would be delicious in this.

  3. Good side dish and I like the ginger, give it a kick. Maybe some red pepper spice too.

  4. This looks like a simple and tasty side dish--love the colors too. Happy New Year! ;-)


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