Easy 45 min 4 servings
14 Jan 2021

Green beans and potatoes in tomato sauce

side dishes


•          21 oz green beans

•          9 oz San Marzano dell’ Agro Sarnese – Nocerino DOP tomatoes

•          extra virgin olive oil, as needed

•          1 white onion

•          1 fresh chili pepper

•          a sprig of fresh basil

•          12 oz potatoes


Clean the green beans under cold running water, top and tail and cut in half. Clean and peel the potatoes. Fill a saucepan with water, add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil.  Add the potatoes and after 10 minutes, add the green beans: cook for another 10 minutes until the green beans are tender and the potatoes cooked. Drain and leave to cool a little, after a few minutes cut the potatoes carefully into cubes

In the meantime, prepare the tomato sauce: cut the onion and chili pepper thinly. Drizzle a little oil in a large skillet and sauté the onion and chili pepper for a minute. Add the San Marzano DOP tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes until the sauce is creamy and smooth.

Add the green beans to the tomato sauce and cook for a minute over a low heat, stirring well to combine them. Then add the potatoes, stirring carefully so they do not break up.  

Serve the green beans and potatoes in tomato sauce with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and garnish with fresh basil leaves.