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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Recipe for Quick Sauteed Potatoes

There is nothing fancy about this recipe.  But it is quick and full of good simple flavors.  Just the ticket when you want a starchy side dish in a hurry.

Makes 4 servings, each approximately 172 calories, 5.4 grams fat, 29 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 3.5 grams protein, 5 WW Points+

3 cups small red potatoes, diced
1 cup sweet onion diced
1 cup red bell pepper diced
1 ½ TBSP olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 TBSP chopped fresh basil, or other fresh herb for serving

Sauté peppers, potatoes, and onions in olive oil on med-high for 3 minutes to soften.

Add 2/3-3/4 cup water (to just barely cover).  Simmer over medium for about 10-12 minutes until water is absorbed, stirring occasionally, add more water if potatoes aren’t quite soft-you don’t want them mushy though.  

Serve with chopped fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste.

What are the favorite side dishes at your house?

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