Easy Potatoes

"Tired of mashed, baked and fried potatoes? Well I was. This recipe came to me through experimentation. I have taken this side dish to pot-lucks, various outings, and picnics and I am always asked for the recipe. Excellent side dish and VERY EASY to make. Hope you enjoy it too!"
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  • Scrub potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  • Cut up onions and pepper (chunky).
  • Place stick of margarine into gallon-size zip lock bag and place in microwave until melted.
  • Add potatoes, green pepper, onions and onion soup mix in bag.
  • Mix throughly in bag.
  • Empty contents of bag into glass baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

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  1. These "Easy Potatoes" were just that - easy and quick. My family enjoyed them. I sprinkled paprika over them before baking. I might also try them again with shredded cheddar cheese and/or hot chillies or a little cut up jalapeno for a change.
  2. Great easy way to dress up potatoes. A real 'put in the oven' and forget til dinner is ready recipe. Enjoyed the taste of the green pepper with the onion soup mix. Cheers JenT :)
  3. I modified based on pantry item abailability - I loved the flavour of these potatoes based on my mods - two peeled 2" peeled cubed russet potatoes, a tired looking yellow pepper and a tired looking medium cooking onion cubed roughly, a half packet of dry onion soup mix, a 1/4 packet of dry Knorr tomato vegetable soup mix, and glugged enough olive oil over the mixture to make it cook (about 1/4 cup). I used a 8 x 9" glass dish and cooked it for appox 1 h 15 mins and shuffled the mixture about twice. Very yummy - it was served with grilled chimichuri marinated beef short ribs and broiled asparagus w/ steak spice and parmesan cheese - it was so so yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe idea!
  4. YUM! we used 1/2 cup margarine and subbed jalepenos for the green pepper... Everyone loved the spicy potatoes! this one is a keeper :)
  5. We LOVED this recipe! I had just put chicken in the oven & peeled about 3 small potatoes when I said to DH, "I wish I knew what to do with these potaotes. I'm so sick of fried & mashed." He got The Look & said, "They're not for the chicken recipe?" So I jumped on Zaar & here you are! Cj to the rescue! These were so easy & with ingredients already on hand. My only forced substitution was not having regular onion soup mix. I only had Beefy Onion flavor. But if it was still that good with chicken, I can't wait to taste them with beef! I didn't mind using the margarine, as DH accidentally bought me several boxes of margarine sticks instead of butter & I've been trying to use them up. I was down to 1/4 cup so I used that & filled in the rest with olive oil. I also had already peeled the potatoes but will leave the skin on next time. This was a hands-down family favorite for us. Thanks so much for sharing, Cj! I'll be serving this at our next get-together. :)


  1. VERY easy and VERY tasty! We thought that they were JUST a little salty - from the onion soup mix maybe. But nevertheless, we DID enjoy them! I also used olive oil instead of margarine, and only about 1/4 cup as we watch our fat intake! Made for Easy does it in the Photo's Forum and very much enjoyed! Thanks! FT:-)



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