Potatoes Riojanas With or Without Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Potatoes cooked in red wine, from the Rioja region of Spain. From the Basque Kitchen. The original recipe does not contain cheese; that was my husband's idea. Only add the butter if you're not using the cheese. This one's not for the kiddies! You can use other types of potatoes if you don't have Yukon Gold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes, wine and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and wine is almost gone. Add some water if the wine is evaporating too rapidly.
  4. Stir in cheese, if using. If not using cheese, stir in butter.
Most Helpful

Took the family to Spain tonight for zaar world tour. I must admit we enjoyed France more, however this was very interesting. Timing and quantity were perfect. Definitely a side dish and it was lovely with lamb steak. Thanks for sharing.

Satyne July 25, 2012

We topped these potatoes with a little bit of parmesan. When the red wine started to evaporate I used chicken stock. My husband loved these potatoes. I made this for ZWT5.

Queen Dana May 19, 2009