Sliced Baby Potatoes in Tomato Sauce and a giveaway

Flavor and speed are two things I am always striving for in getting food on the table. I am always looking for ways to serve things differently to my kids to get them to build a varied palette. When Frieda’s asked if I would like to try these wonderful small potatoes The Little Potato Company (Thank you Frieda’s), I started thinking what I would make with them.  The three things that crossed my mind were French fries, mashed potatoes and roast potatoes as each dish is amongst the favorite foods for kids.

I eventually settled on 2 things – mashed potatoes with crème fraiche (recipe coming soon) and Sliced Potato  in tomato sauce. Both the dishes are easy to whip up and are great as a side dish to any meal.

Before I share the recipe with you, let me tell you more about these small potatoes from The Little Potato Company.  They are pre-washed so you don’t need to wash and peel them. By not peeling them you get more nutrients from the potatoes. The tiny size of these potatoes will make them an instant hit with the kids. Their taste – creamy and full of flavor! Worth a try!  They are available in your local Ralph’s grocery store.

To add color and variety to this Sliced Potatoes in Tomato Sauce , I used the Terrific Trio potatoes.

Ingredients (makes about 2 cups of sliced potatoes)

2 cups thinly sliced potatoes

2 medium sized tomatoes

2 small whole green chilies

2 tbsp cut cilantro leaves

3 tbsp cooking oil

salt to taste.


1)      Thinly slice the potatoes either using a mandolin or a knife.

2)      Dice the tomatoes.

3)      Heat a frying pan with 3 tbsp of oil on medium heat.

4)      Add the sliced potatoes, sprinkle salt and sauté till they are crisp and light brown on both sides. This should take about 5-7  mins.

5)       Add the whole green chilies. When you add whole green chilies to any dish, you don’t get the “heat” in the dish. If you want to add “heat” to the potatoes, cut the chili into pieces and toss in.  Sautee the cut chilies for 30 seconds.

6)      Add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes wilt.

7)      Add the cilantro leaves. Remove from fire and serve as a side dish.


Interested in trying these special little potatoes? Well I am doing an awesome giveaway for my readers that includes:

  • 1 bag of Little Potato Company potatoes
  • 1 bag of Frieda’s Pearl Onions (Red or White)
  • 1 Frieda’s Purple Kiwi Cook Book
  • 1 Frieda’s reusable bag, pen, notepad


To win you must enter a comment below telling me why you like potatoes and how you like to eat them. A winner will be chosen next Monday October 17th.

Updated: October 17th – the entries for this giveaway are now closed. A winner has already been selected.


  1. Alex Jackson says:

    You can only get these baby potatoes at all Ralph’s grocery stores!

  2. Brenda says:

    Potatoes are one of the best foods out there. Parboiled tiny potatoes, tossed in duck fat, the roasted is one of my favorite simple sides. Who can resist the simple joy of mashed potatoes and gravy? Hash browns at breakfast is one of the joys of life!

  3. Lori Tedesco says:

    Do you have a good recipes for a healthy cauliflower soup?

  4. Amy E says:

    I love potatoes in the crock pot with other veggies and chicken stock! And mashed potatoes with a little garlic butter are the best!!!

  5. Rashmi says:

    Hi Lori,

    Just created one yesterday. Will be posting the recipe next week.


  6. Tim says:

    Why do I love potatoes?! Well, aside from the fact that half of my family lives in Idaho (true story), I love how easy and versatile they are! I mean what CAN’T you do with a potato? They can be fried, baked, mashed, microwaved, become bullets for a potato gun, and you can even create a Mr. Potato Baby at a baby shower!

    Some of my favorite was of using a potato include (but not limited to):
    – A baked potato completes a delicious shrimp scampi! Just spoon the scampi over the potato and taadaa!
    – Mashed with with some sauteed onions, mushrooms, and bell pepper. Add some garlic salt top with shredded cheese!
    – And finally: A good ol’ fashion baked potato topped with sour cream and salt & pepper!

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  7. john przybylowski says:

    potatoes are great in the morning.. just make up some hash browns and eggs over easy. who can ask 4 any thing better. and then 4 lunch make up some clam chowter..without potatoes these 2 dishes would not work….

  8. deb h. says:

    Oh goodness…..need them, want them, gonna make them

  9. deb h. says:

    I love potatoes…any type of potato! What type of potato I use leads me to how I prepare them. In the cooler months I will usually make up a five dozen double stuffed potatoes in 10 varieties, bacon/jalapeno/cheddar ; roasted red pepper/smoked mozzarella and on and on, then I share them with family and neighbors after they have been frozen. Baby potatoes I would roast with a bit off olive and and seasoning du jour cook them off by themselves or throw them in with a beef or pork roast…or just boil them and munch them down. Mashers are next….I have about 7 or 8 different ways I do them…one favorite is smoked garlic and roasted poblano, the smoked garlic is like butter and is sweet and the poblano is just the right on the spicy scale. If I get a bit kooky I may throw some shredded cheddar on top…I am so hungry now…go to go bake a potato.

  10. Diane says:

    I love potatoes not only because they are tasty but they are a great filler and they help stretch a meal!

  11. Diane says:

    I love them baked!

  12. susitravl says:

    My dad loved potatoes – especially fried in a cast iron skillet – I inherited my love of potatoes from him. I like them sliced and baked with ICBINB, garlic and parmesan.

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