Healthy, Delicious Potatoes for Thanksgiving


roasted potatoesI know everyone loves mashed potatoes—especially at Thanksgiving.  But it’s you’re looking for a healthy alternative this year, you’ve got to make this recipe.  Instead of downing mashed potatoes with butter and cream, these delicious potatoes are loaded with antioxidants (pomegranates and shallots) and heart-healthy olive oil.  Plus, your body will thank you for vitamins, minerals and fiber found in the skins.

I made these amazing potatoes by accident one night and I’ve made them several times since because they are THAT good.

Roasted Potatoes with Pomegranates

  • 1 pound of multi-colored new potatoes (purple, yellow, brown), halved
  • 1 large Shallot, chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450°.  Wash the potatoes, cut them in half and put in a bowl. pm seeds Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and salt and pepper.  Place potatoes on a cookie sheet or baking pan and put in oven.  Roast the potatoes, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes.

While the potatoes are roasting in the oven, sauté the shallots until crispy and set aside.  Deseed the pomegranate and set aside.  If you’re not sure how to do this, check out this great website.

When the potatoes are done (they should be browned and crispy on the outside) place in a serving bowl and add the shallots and pomegranate seeds.  Taste them to see if they need more salt and pepper and serve!

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!



  • Mama
    November 22, 2013

    Oops, I am having Thanksgiving with all of the family at your Condo and I just got back from the grocery purchasing all of the ingredients for mashed potatoes. WHAT TO DO?
    I have had the recipe you posted today and it is wonderful.

    • November 22, 2013

      Thanks Mom! Your mashed potatoes are the best 🙂 Love you!

  • Lynn Pecora
    November 22, 2013

    This would also be a nice dish for Christmas,New Year,any holiday get together……..the pomegrantes make very festive.You can throw something green in there and your all set! Mama serve your mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving and enjoy!

    • November 22, 2013

      Hey Lynn: Thanks for writing…it’s great with Roasted Butternut Squash too 🙂 The crispy shallots and the sweet and tartness of the pomegranates make it addictive.

  • Vicki
    November 24, 2013

    These sound fantastic. Every time I try to do something different for thanksgiving my family gives me all kinds of grief. Can one serve too many potatoe dishes??? The link to how to clean pomegranates was terrific. I always say “there has got to be an easier way” when extracting those tasty little seeds.

    • November 24, 2013

      If you make them for Thanksgiving, please tell us how you liked them…or should I say loved them? 🙂

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