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Are you looking for the recipe for an easy and tasty side dish? Here are the peasant potatoes

Peasant-style potatoes

Tasty and substantial, peasant potatoes are a perfect side dish for meat dishes. Here’s how we prepare them.

Peasant-style potatoes are an easy but very tasty side dish , also perfect to serve as a main dish. In fact, although they are prepared with only three ingredients, they turn out to be very substantial and you just need to abound a little with the doses to bring a complete dish to the table.

The basic recipe is prepared with potatoes of course, including new potatoes , bacon and onions, but there are a whole series of variations that we will show you at the end, one better than the other. In fact, when it comes to rustic recipes it is not necessary to be too precise: you can let yourself be guided by your intuition and gluttony and get a new dish every time. Let’s find out how!

Peasant-style potatoes
Peasant-style potatoes

How to prepare the peasant potato recipe

  1. First, peel the potatoes and cut them into slices about half a centimeter thick. Then wash them under running water and dry them with kitchen paper.
  2. Finely slice the onion and brown it in a pan with the oil until it is wilted .
  3. Add the diced bacon and let it brown for a few minutes before adding the potatoes.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper, mix and put the lid on. Cook for about 20 minutes without adding water: the potatoes should be tender.
  5. Serve hot as a side dish or single dish.

Peasant-style potatoes: 3 amazing variants

The peasant potatoes with only 3 ingredients are delicious but our variations are even more so. Let’s start with the most delicious : peasant-style potatoes with mozzarella. Once the potatoes are ready, transfer them to an ovenproof dish and spread the sliced mozzarella on the surface. Bake in the oven in grill mode for about ten minutes, then serve.

Peasant-style potatoes with tomato are just as delicious. To prepare them, add two peeled tomatoes and two tablespoons of their sauce directly into the pan, immediately after the pancetta. Cook as per recipe and serve.

The latest version consists in preparing the peasant potatoes in the oven. Combine all the raw ingredients in a baking dish, then the sliced ​​onions, potatoes and bacon. Season with oil, salt and pepper and cook at 200 ° C for 30 minutes.

You can also try making some simple but tasty baked potatoes and onions .


The peasant potatoes can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days . We advise you to reheat them before serving, in a pan, in the oven or in the microwave.

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