Greek Baked Okra & Potatoes in Red Sauce Recipe

Baked Okra with Potatoes – two of my favourites come together to satisfy my palate and my hunger!!! Try it – it’s sooooo good!!!


Greek Baked Okra & Potatoes in Red Sauce Recipe

Course Appetizer, dinner, entree, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword okra, potatoes, tomato


  • ¼ cup cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and more for drizzling
  • 2 medium brown onions, diced
  • 1 kg desirée potatoes, skin on, cut into large cubes
  • 3 cloves cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Dried chillies, to taste
  • 675 ml passata
  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped
  • 750 g okra, prepped


Preparing the okra

  1. Using a paring knife, make an angled incision into the okra just below the visible line that separates the stalk from the fruit - continue cutting around the okra to form a conical pyramid at the top of the okra (see Okra 101 video for prep guide)

Preparing the baked okra and potatoes

  1. In a large baking dish, sauté the brown onions in the EVOO till they are translucent

  2. Add the potatoes and sauté till they just begin to brown

  3. Add the garlic and sauté briefly

  4. Add the pepper, salt, dried chillies and stir through

  5. Add the passata and parsley, stir through and simmer briefly

  6. Add the okra and coat them in the pan juices

  7. Place a sheet of vented foil on top of the baking dish

  8. Transferbaking dish to an oven preheated to 180°C fan-forced and bake for 1 hour

  9. Removethe foil, drizzle generously with EVOO and return to the oven for 15 minutesmore

  10. Removefrom the oven and allow to cool a little

Serving the baked okra and potatoes

  1. Drizzle with some EVOO beforeserving and enjoy as a meze, light meal or as side to some barbecued meat. KaliOrexi!

Recipe Video

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