Looking to spice up your potatoes? These Adobo Seasoned Potatoes are the perfect side dish to just about any meal!
Right before Christmas, I bought a box set of spices from Penzeys. They were offering a really great deal on the their spice gift box sets. If I spent a certain amount of money, I would receive one of the smaller gift boxes for free! I could always use more spices, so I couldn’t pass up the deal.
I ended up getting the Mexican spice box because I can always use more Mexican spices. They are staples in my kitchen. One of the spices in the box was Adobo—a spice that I’m not too familiar with. at the time. After letting the adobo sit in my cupboard for awhile, I decided to start experimenting with the spice.
Adobo is a spice blend that usually has a spice blend of garlic, onion, black pepper, Mexican oregano, cumin and cayenne red pepper. Some commercial blends have added msg, so I like to be careful which brands I purchase. I really like Penzeys Adobo spice blend. Also The Spice House is a great place to shop for spices.
When I was brainstorming different recipes ideas, I thought why not add the adobo spice to potatoes!
We eat a lot of potatoes and I am always looking for ways to switch things up. The adobo seasonings adds so much flavor the the potatoes.
First, I like to boil the potatoes until they are fork tender. Once the potatoes are fork tender, they are sautéed with an onion and red bell pepper. You can use any kind of potato. This time I used russet potatoes because that is what I had on hand. You can also use Yukon gold or red skin potatoes. Since I used russet potatoes, I peeled that potatoes. If you are using Yukon gold or red skin potatoes, you can leave the peel on if you would like!
It is amazing how much flavor the adobo seasoning adds to the potatoes. If you have never cooked with adobo seasoning before, this is a great recipe to try.
Adobo adds just a distinct taste to recipes. Once I started experimenting with adobo recipes, I will always keep a jar in my pantry.
If you are looking for a way to switch up basic boiled potatoes, I hope that you give these Adobo Seasoned Potatoes a try!
- 3 Large or 4 Medium Russet Potatoes, peeled
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Neutral Cooking Oil
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion, diced small
- 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, diced small
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- 2 Tsp Adobo Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley, minced
- Peel and diced the potatoes into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces.
- Place the diced potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Add a pinch of salt.
- Bring the potatoes to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes for fork tender, about 10-15 minutes once boiling.
- Drained the potatoes and set aside.
- In a large deep skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook until softened, 3-5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, cook 30 seconds more.
- Add in the cooked potatoes and adobo seasoning; stir, making to sure to coat all of the potatoes with the adobo.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes, just until the potatoes are heated.
- Add the parsley; stir.
- Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.
Have you cooked with adobo before? If you have any favorite recipes using adobo, let me know in the comments! I would love to try more recipes using adobo.