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potatoes with tomato sauce in a white bowl

Potatoes with Tomato Sauce

Tender potatoes with tomato sauce, an easy vegan main meal, or a delicious side for almost anything you can think of.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Romanian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 332kcal
Author Adina


  • 2.2 lbs small new potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • 2 large garlic cloves


  • Cut potatoes: Wash and clean the potatoes very well. You can leave them unpeeled, but make sure they are very clean. Halve or cut them into thick slices, depending on size.
  • Saute: Chop the onion finely. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet or a non-stick pan. Cook the onions on medium-low heat until translucent.
  • Add the potatoes and the tomato paste, stir well and cook them for about 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Simmer: Add tomato sauce and vegetable broth, some salt, and pepper. Mix well, turn the heat to low, and cover the pot leaving a small crack open. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, stirring several times in between until the potatoes are tender. Add a little bit more vegetable broth if the dish becomes too dry; I added about half a cup more vegetable broth.
  • Finish: Grate the garlic cloves, add them to the skillet, stir well and cook for further 2 minutes. Serve hot.


Regular potatoes can be substituted. Cut them into chunks.


Serving: 1/4 of the dish | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 694mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g