Italian Potatoes Served

Italian Potatoes (Vegan)

These Italian Potatoes definitely belong in the quick and easy category.  They were a natural extension of my Little Potato Meal Hack but I decided to make them a little fancier.  They are plant-based, oil free, gluten-free, and of course vegan.

My original meal hack with The Little Potato Company included only 3 servings but was a quick and easy meal I could throw together at the spur of the moment.  I doubled this and added some zucchini and pasta sauce and now have 7 servings.Little Potato Company Italian Potatoes Ingredients

These Italian Potatoes are still quick and easy – 15  minutes from start to finish.  I gave the potatoes an Italian flair using cannellini beans, a little pasta sauce, and my Vegan Cashew Parmesan Cheese sprinkled on top.

Since we are doubling this recipe, go ahead and microwave these potatoes in batches – 5 minutes for each package, so 10 minutes total.  You’ll need this time to prep the other ingredients anyway.

Zucchini SautéingWhile the potatoes are steaming in the microwave, cut two zucchinis into bite-sized pieces and cook in a sauté pan lined with vegetable broth to keep the pan from sticking.  There is no reason to use oil in this dish.

I used Mexican gray squash.  This is my go-to substitute for zucchini.  If you don’t know Mexican gray squash, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.  You’ll want to cook the squash till just al dente – not mushy.

When both containers of  potatoes have finished microwaving,  gently toss with the beans, the seasoning packets (that come with the potatoes), zucchini, and about 3 cups of baby spinach.Italian Potatoes Mixing

Put it in a dish, top with your favorite compliant pasta sauce, and sprinkle a little vegan cheese on top.Italian Potatoes Served

This meal does particularly well for meal prep.  Just put it in individual containers along with the toppings.  Microwave each for about 2 minutes when ready to eat.  They should be consumed within 5 days.Meal Prep Italian Potatoes

Here they are in my fridge nice, cozy, and ready to go.

Meal Prep Italian Potatoes in the Fridge

 

Italian Potatoes (Vegan)

Made with potatoes from The Little Potato Company. These potatoes are super easy and delicious.  They are vegan and plant-based. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Plant-based, The Little Potato Company, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 104 kcal
Author Cindy Rainey

Ingredients

  • 2 12 ounce containers Potatoes from the Little Potato Company
  • 2 15 ounce cans canneliili beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 Mexican Gray Squash, diced you can use zucchini
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • pasta sauce to top
  • Parmesan Cheese with Cashews (Vegan) to garnish
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth to cook with

Instructions

  1. One at a time, cook both packages of potatoes in the microwave for five minutes each.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, dice squash/zucchini into bite-size pieces.

  3. Line a sauté  pan with vegetable broth.  Sauté  zucchini for about 3-5 minutes until al dente tender.


  4. Toss all ingredients together except for pasta sauce and vegan parmesan.

  5. Put into meal prep containers and top with sauce and cheese.  Refrigerate promptly. Can keep for about five days.  Microwave for about 2 minutes when ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

If you top with the Vegan Cashew Parmesan Cheese then you must disclose to those you serve that is contains nut.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Potatoes (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
% Daily Value*
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 217mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 26.7%
Vitamin C 16.5%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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