Patatas Bravas {low FODMAP}

A healthy and simple take on a classic Spanish tapas dish, Patatas Bravas.  Full of crisp potatoes, fresh herbs and a flavorful red sauce, this is the perfect small plate to share with those you love!

Patatas Bravas low FODMAP | Treble in the Kitchen

Today, I’m saying hello from San Francisco because Brian and I are having the time of our lives visiting with Noah and Marisa out here!

I’m only popping in because today is Recipe Redux day!

This month’s theme is:

Small Plates For Sunny Days
Small bites are perfect for trying many different tastes. Take tapas style eating outside for al fresco dining or a simple picnic. Or maybe you’re serving small bites at a bridal or baby shower or a graduation party. Show us your healthy take on small plates and finger foods. Thanks to Robin @RobinsBite for this month’s theme suggestion.
When I heard the word “tapas” I immediately thought of a wonderful restaurant back home in Indiana called Barcelona Tapas.  Way back when Brian and I were very new and not even officially “dating” we went on a date to this delicious small plate eatery.  While ALL of the dishes were fabulous, the one dish we always get?  Patatas Bravas.  Roasted potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce.  Of course, I had to attempt to make my own!
Patatas Bravas low FODMAP | Treble in the Kitchen
Several recipes for patatas bravas I found called for fried potatoes (or should I say patatas), so I opted to roast mine in the oven to get a nice crispy texture on the outside and soft fluffy center on the inside.
Patatas Bravas low FODMAP | Treble in the Kitchen
Also, lots of onion and garlic are typically used in this dish, so I opted for fresh chives to give the dish a ton of zippy, fresh flavor.
One trick I need to mention….soaking the potatoes in hot water then thoroughly drying prior to baking.  This allows the potatoes to get that super crispy outer texture.  It basically makes them even more delicious! (You can also do this when making homemade baked french fries!)
Patatas Bravas low FODMAP | Treble in the Kitchen
Now that we can have our very own patatas braves at home, I’m kind of thinking I need to whip up a whole tapas menu!  Hmmmm…!
Let me know if you give this recipe a try!
 Patatas Bravas low FODMAP | Treble in the Kitchen
Patatas Bravas {low FODMAP}
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A healthy and simple take on a classic Spanish tapas dish, Patatas Bravas. Full of crisp potatoes, fresh herbs and a flavorful red sauce, this is the perfect small plate to share with those you love!
Recipe type: side dish, tapas, low fodmap, vegan, vegetarian, grain free, gluten free
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 lbs red skin potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped (plus a few more for topping)
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz can Tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Texas Pete hot sauce (or other hot sauce)
  • Topping options: fresh parsley or fresh chives
  1. Soak the chopped potatoes in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Drain and thoroughly dry.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  3. Dry the potatoes then toss with 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and 2 Tbsp chives.
  4. Bake the potatoes 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and easily poked with a fork.
  5. While the potatoes are cooking, make the sauce. In a skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp chives, and about a ½ tsp of sea salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the smoked paprika, red pepper, and stir. Then add the tomato paste, hot sauce, and 1½ cups of water. Simmer 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove the sauce from heat and set it aside.
  8. Remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Divide into 4 serving dishes and top with sauce and fresh herbs.
Adapted from Minimalist Baker
 Patatas Bravas from Treble in the Kitchen


  1. mmmm, these sound so yummy Tara! Love me my potatoes 🙂
    Sarah Grace

  2. O yum!!! Potatoes, tomato paste (the greatest!( and smoked paprika? YES!

  3. yum!! these look so good!! I love tapas restaurants because you get to taste a little bit of everything!

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