Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

A classic Spanish tapas dish. Patatas bravas typically consists of white potatoes cut into cubes, then fried in oil and served with a spicy sauce similar to marinara but with smoked paprika. It can easily become a healthier dish by baking the potatoes instead of frying them. Basic ingredients and simple to make. Suitable for vegans or vegetarians, and coeliacs.

Serves:  12

Dietary: Suitable for vegans, vegetarians, milk-free, lactose-free, coeliacs, nut-free.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes


For the potatoes
900 g peeled white potatoes, cut into small cubes
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Seasoning, optional

For the sauce
1 can chopped tomatoes
½ white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika powder
Seasoning, optional
Fresh parsley to serve



  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180oC Fan/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Place the potato cubes into a bag and add the 2 Tbsp of oil.  Gently shake to get all the oil to coat all sides of the potato cubes.
  3. Pour the potatoes onto the baking sheet, add the olive oil and season to taste.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden and crispy. Stir in between.
  5. While the potatoes are baking, heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat, add the chopped onion and garlic clove and sauté until soft.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat and let it cook for about 15 – 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Once the potatoes are done, spoon them into a dish, pour the sauce on top, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.


This recipe has been donated by Mariana Almeida, a Nutrition Student at the University of Surrey



Per serving:
Total calories: 121 kcal
Fat:  5.5 g
Saturated Fat:  0.8 g
Carbohydrate: 15.0 g
Total sugar: 2.0 g
Fibre:  2.1 g
Protein:  1.9 g
Salt:  0.04 g



  • Potatoes, a staple food, are one of the primary food sources which add to our daily vitamin C intake.
  • Each serving is a good source of Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Vitamin C and potassium.
  • The potatoes were baked instead of fried to reduce fat.



  • Keep the skin on for extra fibre.
  • Substitute white potatoes for sweet potatoes.


Consumer tested and checked by Kathy Lewis


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