Spanish potatoes with bacon and capers in cast iron skillet

Spanish potatoes with capers

Spanish potatoes with bacon and capers in cast iron skillet

Spanish potatoes with capers

Take your everyday potato and add flavor. This Spanish potato dish is easy to make and will delight your dinner guests. This recipe may even replace mashed potatoes at my Thanksgiving table.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 310 kcal


  • 2 1/2 lb Idaho potatoes (cut into cubes)
  • 8 oz sliced bacon
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 10 oz sweet peppers (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Spanish olives with pimento (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp capers (chopped)


  • In a large heavy skillet, cook bacon until well done and crisp. Remove from skillet. Drain on paper towel. Crumble and reserve.
  • Pour off drippings and add peppers to skillet where you cooked the bacon. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.
  • Add tomatoes, olives, powders, water and potatoes. Bring to boiling and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Stir in capers.
  • Let stand 5 minutes to allow liquids to absorb. Stir in crumbled bacon and serve. Add more capers for garnish if desired.
  • Serve warm with green vegetable. (Also may be served at room temperature on a bed of green salad)


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Keyword caper, potato, spanish potato

Spanish Potatoes – What are capers?

Most of us have heard of capers but many of us have never used them in a recipe. Roughly speaking, capers add a lemon peppery taste to your dish and are used in many Mediterranean recipes. I always love when TV chefs talk about capers like it is something we have just laying around in our kitchens. Don’t be embarrassed if you have never used capers. This Spanish potatoes recipe is your chance to try capers. They really do make a difference!

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  1. BloggerJoe, the recipe is awesome but the picture is really bad. Invest in a better camera dude! I made these before and they really are quite delicious. Bacon and capers go well together.

    1. Sorry about the pic. I didn’t have my good camera that day. 🙂
      Thanks for the kudos on the recipe though. I really do love the mix of of potatoes, bacon, tomatoes, and capers. Lots of flavor in that mixture!

  2. Joe…do capers really make a difference? I keep hearing about capers on all these cooking shows but never have taken the time to buy em. Is it worth it?

    1. Olivia, capers absolutely make a difference! Shop around. Find a small jar. Try the capers out in a few recipes, especially any recipe that features bacon. God Bless and Stay safe.

    1. Laidlaw,

      We are glad you found us. Spanish potatoes are one of our favorite recipes. It is simple to make and oh so delicious.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Frank. I love pulling out the big iron skillet to make this recipe. Somehow it tastes better when you cook it in an old-fashioned skillet.

    1. I agree about the strong flavors. This is a BOLD recipe from the start. I think it was meant to be bold. I will have to try it without olives and capers. I bet it would still taste pretty damn good. Thanks for the thought.

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