I know everyone loves mashed potatoes—especially at Thanksgiving. But it’s you’re looking for a healthy alternative this year, you’ve got to make this recipe. Instead of downing mashed potatoes with butter and cream, these delicious potatoes are loaded with antioxidants (pomegranates and shallots) and heart-healthy olive oil. Plus, your body will thank you for vitamins, minerals and fiber found in the skins.
I made these amazing potatoes by accident one night and I’ve made them several times since because they are THAT good.
Roasted Potatoes with Pomegranates
- 1 pound of multi-colored new potatoes (purple, yellow, brown), halved
- 1 large Shallot, chopped
- 1 cup of fresh pomegranate seeds
- 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450°. Wash the potatoes, cut them in half and put in a bowl. Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet or baking pan and put in oven. Roast the potatoes, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes.
While the potatoes are roasting in the oven, sauté the shallots until crispy and set aside. Deseed the pomegranate and set aside. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out this great website.
When the potatoes are done (they should be browned and crispy on the outside) place in a serving bowl and add the shallots and pomegranate seeds. Taste them to see if they need more salt and pepper and serve!
Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!