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Tortilla Española with Red Pepper Sauce

Tortilla Española with Red Pepper Sauce

PARTNER POST: The versatile potato is perfect in a multitude of recipes showcasing flavors from around the globe. Get creative with your spuds.
Make a traditional tortilla española as a hearty meal loaded with potatoes and eggs and serve with a flavorful roasted red pepper sauce.

Tortilla Española with Red Pepper Sauce

Potatoes are an underrated vegetable with a bad rep. People often think of potatoes in fat-laden dishes like loaded potato skins, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. A medium baked potato has just 110 calories and is fat, sodium, and cholesterol-free. AND I didn’t know this myself until I looked it up, but potatoes have more potassium than bananas! This fact alone makes me want to eat all the potatoes in the world so I can kill it at my workouts.

This Tortilla Española is truly not that hard to make- it even turned out great for me on the first try! After sautéing peeled and sliced potatoes with chopped onions and olive oil, I combined the mixture with whisked eggs and added everything back into an oven-safe pan (I used my cast iron skillet). I cooked it all slow and low and then popped the pan into the oven to broil for a few minutes. It was a slight labor of love to get the potatoes cooked without browning, but with just a few ingredients and steps, your tortilla will be ready before you know it!

I wanted to add something flavorful and fun to the traditional Spanish omelette recipe, so I made a roasted red pepper and walnut sauce. It was the perfect pairing (and also ridiculously easy to make)!

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This meal is easy to make, satisfying, and filling. I hope you’ll give potatoes a second shot with this recipe!

For another international potato recipe, try these Bombay Spiced Potatoes:

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Tortilla Española with Red Pepper Sauce

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  • Author: Katie Oberwager
  • Total Time: 1 hour


Make a traditional tortilla española as a hearty meal loaded with potatoes and eggs and serve with a flavorful roasted red pepper sauce.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 large (or 4 medium Russet baking potatoes, peeled and sliced)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 eggs

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1 16 ounce jar roasted red peppers (drained)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup walnuts

To Garnish

  • green onion (chopped)


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in an oven-safe skillet. Add the potato slices and onion. Fry, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until potatoes are tender but not browned (20-25 minutes). Set aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs and combine the cooked potatoes with the eggs and stir. Spread the egg-coated potatoes into the remaining oil in the skillet. Heat on medium-low and cook, shaking the pan frequently and/or stir frequently being careful not to break potatoes, until mixture begins to set (about 12 minutes).
  3. While the tortilla is cooking, make the red pepper sauce by adding all ingredients to a food processor or strong blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Place the pan in the oven and broil on low for 6 minutes.
  5. Remove and cover the skillet with a plate, and using oven mitts, carefully invert the omelette onto the plate. Allow to cool then cut it into 8 even wedges. Season with salt, if needed, and roasted red pepper sauce. Top with chopped green onion. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main, Side
  • Cuisine: Spanish


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