Roasted Purple Potatoes & Cod Sheet Pan Dinner - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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You know those nights when you just can’t even think about making something complicated for dinner?

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Maybe it’s been a really long day, or even week, and the thought of preparing anything that requires more than minimal effort is really unappealing. Usually in my house this is when the freezer gets opened by one of the boys and the frozen pizzas go into the oven….or worse, the microwave (oh the horror!)

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You’d maybe think that this type of thing doesn’t happen in my house since I’m constantly sharing recipes. Well, you guys, it totally does sometimes. In fact, on a busy day when I’m working on specific recipes sometimes I just haven’t made anything dinner-worthy.

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For example, if I’m working on a cake recipe, then heading out to the gym, and/or grocery shopping, then working on emails and writing posts, I can sometimes get to the end of the day and realize there’s just no time for an elaborate meal. While there are some of my family members that are plenty happy with packaged and frozen foods, I personally prefer to at least have something green or fresh on my plate, you know?

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So while, yes it isn't as instant as a pack of ramen, it's definitely a little more nutritious and the smell of these flavors filling your kitchen alone should be enough to make it worth it. Besides, the majority of time spent on this meal is hands-off so you can be working on another task while this cooks and then before you know it you'll have a wholesome, not to mention colorful, meal set and ready to go and barely any dishes to clean up. Now that's a win win in my book!

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Roasted Purple Potatoes & Cod Sheet Pan Dinner

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Dinner is a snap with this mostly hands-free meal cooked on just one pan. It'll will have your house smelling amazing and save you lots of dishes.


1 1/2 pounds fresh Alaskan cod, boneless skinless
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds small (2-inch-diameter) purple potatoes, cut into quarters
1 pound green beans
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 pound portobello mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh sage leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves


Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place potatoes in a medium bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat then spread on baking sheet in an even layer. Place in oven to bake for about 20 minutes on their own.
Combine another tablespoon oil, green beans, lemon slices, and herbs in same bowl from potatoes; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. After the potatoes have cooked about 20 minutes add mixture to sheet, mixing in with potatoes and return to oven for about 15 minutes longer.
After those 15 minutes, toss the fix and mushrooms in the same bowl, along with the last tablespoon of oil and place on the pan with the rest of the ingredients. Return pan to oven and roast until potatoes are beginning to brown around the edges, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let it cool for 5–10 minutes. Serve Hot.

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phenomenal food photography, these are just amazing. I love those purple potatoes

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I think this combination of different vegetables is good to taste.

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Hhaha, I can totally relate to your frozen pizza and oven story at home. I think it is what happens at every home when you are either lazy to cook or there is nothing to cook.

One thing I must mention, your way of presenting thing is very good.

thanks so much for the kind words @suf1an

I am going to try this dish. As stated before the combination is wonderful.

it looks healthy food. I may try this one when i have time.

Sometimes when nothing to cook and you will just do what is there or just make a speedy salad - it is much healthier than cooking complicated food for a meal, LOL

I am thrilled you liked it @elizahfhaye, I hope you get to try it soon

I was soo hoping that it was veg :( Any substitute you can suggest to make full veg?

That really looks good! The lemon, fish and rosemary would go so well together. Those are interesting purple potatoes -- so short and round. I've grown Magic Molly purple potatoes. They, and the ones you are using, are nice because they are purple all the way through. It would be fun to make an "all purple" meal, with the purple potatoes, purple broccoli, purple beans, red cabbage that's really always purple, lol. There's a baking challenge! ; )

sounds like you just created your own inspiration for a purple post? Sounds like a fabulous idea to me

hmm this looks real yummy :)

Often I find that even when I am tired, I find energy and creativity as I start chopping ingredients. Touching and smelling food is important for our souls.

Cooking is a form of meditation I feel. It distracts the busy monkey mind through the different senses. First visual, then smell, then sound and then taste. There is also an element of satisfaction in preparing a succulent meal for yourself and others.

We are what we eat. It would be wise to invest time in fuelling our body with joy and healthy foods.

wow, that was deep - great commenting

haha thanks. Just out of curiosity what did I say that made it so deep?

This is a strange dish for me. New interesting.

I am glad you found it interesting

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Ohhhh! You know that the first time I see purple potatoes! The roasted purple potatoes looks so yummy, and the fresh mushrooms with herbs, the rosemary and thyme will give to your dish a nice smell and good taste.

I am so glad you liked it @creativewoman, thanks so much for your support

You surprise me all the time. I've never seen purple potatoes. In my garden growing potatoes in the purple rind, but inside it is white!!!
Honestly, I hate semi-finished products or frozen pizzas. Although when I was young (haha, just kidding, I'm still young), I thought that frozen pizza and cola from the jar is very cool! But now, I'd rather boil potatoes and quickly fry chicken fillets, than eat frozen food.

I want to try your recipe!

I hope you get a chance to try it soon @naditinkoff

Hey girl! A question...or two...:).Purple potatoes are not very common where i live, actually i haven't seen them around yet... Do they taste like normal potatoes or more like sweet potatoes?Do they bleed, like beatroot, or can you cook them with plain potatoes without staining them? Thanks for the info....Well done, by the way, straight up cook book material!

they have a deeper taste, I'd say more earthy, but you'd have to try them for yourself to come up with your own description. No bleeding. Thanks so much for all the kind words @homecook

I remember having them while i was living in Hawaii, but they were always drowned in mayo sauce aka potatoe salad :) :) so the taste, that's a blur..:)

This cod and vegetable plate looks so pretty and healthy. It is a great idea when sometimes through out the week we have too much heavy meal. Changing up to the light vegetable and fish seems like a very great healthy rotation idea.

I am so glad you liked it and this is great commenting @didtospon

Great photos! Thanks!

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Wow! Looks very interesting. Purple potatoes, I was not aware of before. :)

yes, by traveling around, I've noticed that there's all kinds of different potatoes and all various colors

Have never seen or eaten or ever heard of roasted potatoes and cod looks inviting

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Lookslike good for healthy and very good to taste, yummyyy.. Make me hungryyy!!!

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It looks yummy and so healthy

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I have not tried these potatoes, have they a strange taste ? :)

they are a little different, but not much. They have the same texture, perhaps a bit more solid than a typical white potato

So they just have cool color :)) ok... but soon I try it .

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Whaaat! Thats what I had for lunch today, lol, actually it was just purple potato soup. Guess I'm going to have to make a recommendation for sure.

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You can really make someone break the diet rules!

I think this fits a lot of different diets

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Wow i ll love to have a taste of this food.
Its beautiul.

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I wish all women know how to prepare those, it will really be nice.

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Everything is better than frozen or instant foo, I love your attitude about healthy food 😊

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an interesting recipe, I'll try, thanks

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Looks delicious. Been wondering how I am going to prepare the cod I just bought. Perfect for tonight. Love the fresh reosemary accent. Thank you.🐓🐓

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I've never seen food with ingridients like that. Thank you for new info.

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Yummy that look delicious a quick for those rushed night dinner thanls for sharing and as always your photos are awsome

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Nice mixture of colours and i bet these dishes taste great too!

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look very testy.Too much fun to eat.This is a lot of choice for me.How do you like?

I like a lot, thanks

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What a nice way to prepare roasted purple potatoes. I'm hoping to prepare mine today

Enjoy @empato365

Looks easy and delicious!
... the hardest part is finding the Purple Potatoes haha

take a trip to Trader Joe's, perhaps you'll find them there? Do you have one of those in your area?

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This is so beautiful and would be extremely tasty to eat.

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Looks so delicious! These potatoes have a beautiful purple color! :)

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I'm on my way for leftovers!

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I think one of my favorite parts is the rosemary, this looks really yummy

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Everything looks really amazing and delicious. I'm gonna cook it. The pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! :)

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Man, this looks enticing @gringalicious! The purple potatoes! The co-op by our house always sells bags of purple, white, yellow and orange carrots and I've roasted them in a similar way. @vermillionfox just started a vegetarian diet a few weeks ago. I'm going to suggest this, probably omitting the cod.

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Boneless skinless cod fish wow it looks so tasty I'm sure it smells amazing just looking at it I want to taste it with a lot of lemon and a glass of wine thank you for sharing @mannyfig1956

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Wow! I have never ever seen purple potatoes and this dish looks like a piece of heaven! I love love love it!

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