I am a huge fan of Giada DeLaurentis of Everyday Italian at the Food Network. If you haven't watched her show, and you love Italian food, you should tune in. You'll be glad you did!
Her recipe for Gourmet Italian Potatoes, Tomatoes and Green Beans has quickly become one of our favorite side dishes. It's super easy to make and for about $5.00, you have a delicious tasting, healthy side dish that will serve four.
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 14-ounce can whole White Potatoes
1 14-ounce can cut Green Beans
1 14-ounce can diced Italian Tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese blend
In a large skillet or WOK pan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Drain water from the potatoes and dice potatoes into quarters, or smaller depending on the size of the potato. You want them to be about 1/2-inch bite-sized pieces.
Cook potatoes for about 5 minutes. Drain green beans and add to potatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain juice from tomatoes and add to potato mixture. Stir ingredients together and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the mixture; transfer to serving bowl and serve.
NOTE: You can alter this recipe and use regular Idaho potatoes, fresh green beans and tomatoes; however, you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can add minced garlic and diced onions if you like. Just saute them prior to adding the other ingredients.