Patatas Bravas

  • 10MINS
  • 45MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 330KCAL

This representation of the original Spanish tapas dish, Patatas Bravas, is slimming friendly and is ideal if following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories330
  • Carbs46g
  • Protein12g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars7g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

OK, any Spanish cuisine traditionalists, look away now! We don’t claim this recipe to be an accurate recreation of the original Spanish dish, but this version of Patatas Bravas is loosely based on the tapas-tastic delight, and is just as moreish.

It combines spiced potatoes with a tomato sauce and a few little extras, and it’s very tasty indeed. It can be served on its own or as a side, or with a selection of other Mediterranean inspired recipes in a tapas inspired mezze! It would make part of a great feast for a dinner party, especially if served in some pretty tapas style dishes.

What diets is this Patatas Bravas suitable for?

This Patatas Bravas recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Patatas Bravas recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

It’s super tasty and filling so you could easily serve half a portion and enjoy it with extra vegetables or a side salad!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Patatas Bravas?

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You will need a good chipotle spice. You can buy a wide range of spices, including chipotle rub from this website.

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How many Calories are in this Patatas Bravas?

There are 330 Calories per portion in this Patatas Bravas recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Patatas Bravas recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

First off, cube the potatoes and coat them in the chipotle rub. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook in a high heat oven until crunchy on the outside, soft inside. Usually around 30-40 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, chop the onions and fry them up with the kidney beans until golden and cooked.

Step 3

Once the potatoes are done, add to the onions and beans, and add the passata. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until nicely combined. Enjoy!

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How do you know when these Patatas Bravas are cooked?

Cook the potatoes in a high heat oven until crunchy on the outside, soft inside. Usually around 30-40 minutes.

Fry the onions with the kidney beans until golden.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Patatas Bravas in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Patatas Bravas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Patatas Bravas recipe?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Patatas Bravas?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Patatas Bravas

This representation of the original Spanish tapas dish, Patatas Bravas, is slimming friendly and is ideal if following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 330
  • Carbs 46G

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 tin kidney beans
  • 1 carton passata
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle Rub
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. First off, cube the potatoes and coat them in the chipoltle rub. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook in a high heat oven until crunchy on the outside, soft inside. Usually around 30-40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onions and fry them up with the kidney beans until golden and cooked.
  3. Once the potatoes are done, add to the onions and beans, and add the passata. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until nicely combined. Enjoy!

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Emilia SamsSaturday 14th May 2022

Wow, one of my new favourites. So simple but so tasty. Yum yum.

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    HollyMonday 16th May 2022

    Hi Emilia, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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Nicola J EddieTuesday 21st June 2016

Can you use an alterative to Spicentice Chipolte?

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