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All Recipes, Main Dishes / March 31, 2021

Classic Spanish Easter Stew | Potaje de Semana Santa Recipe

This Classic Spanish Easter Stew, known in Spain as Potaje de Semana Santa, is a dish that´s very popular during easter week. It´s packed with so many great flavors, easy to make and done in about 40 minutes.

Classic Spanish Easter Stew
You know, Spain is a country with a long religious history. So many different religions have passed through Spain for thousands of years. So as you can imagine, Easter is a big deal. This dish right here, represents Spanish history at its best.

Classic Spanish Easter Stew
What really flavors this stew is the saffron and the broth. Using the highest quality ingredients is what really takes this stew to the next level.

Classic Spanish Easter Stew
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used canned cooked garbanzo beans and canned white beans to make this dish. But you can use dried beans if you prefer. Just soak them in water for 24 hours and then boil for 2 to 4 hours or until done. I also used sundried tomatoes. If you can´t find them in your area, you can use jarred sundried tomatoes instead.

Classic Spanish Easter Stew

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5 from 3 votes

Classic Spanish Easter Stew | Potaje de Semana Santa Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans 170 grams
  • 1 cup canned white beans 170 grams
  • 10 sundried tomatoes
  • 1 liter vegetable broth 4 1/4 cups
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs
  • handful freshly chopped parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Cut 2 potatoes into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces, roughly chop 1/2 onion, thinly slice 4 cloves garlic, roughly chop 10 sundried tomatoes and finely grate 2 fresh tomatoes

  2. Heat a stock pot with a medium-high heat and add in 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil, after 1 minute add in the chopped onion and sliced garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the grated tomato and simmer for 2 minutes, then add in the chopped potatoes, 1 cup canned garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed), 1 cup canned white beans (drained & rinsed), the chopped sundried tomatoes, 2 tbsp (7.60 grams) freshly chopped parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in 1 liter (4 1/4 cups) vegetable broth, 1/4 tsp (.17 grams) saffron threads and 1 bay leaf, mix together and bring to a boil

  3. Once the broth comes to a boil, place a lid on the stock pot and lower the fire to a low-medium heat, simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are done, then add in 2 eggs into the stock pot, place the lid back on the pan and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the heat

  4. Transfer the stew into shallow bowls and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Linsey

    Went looking for unconventional ideas for Easter dinner and landed on this! Can’t wait to make it this year! Thanks so much for your lovely recipes!

    26 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Much love

      27 . Jan . 2023
  2. Brenda

    5 stars
    I’m definitely gonna try making this since it’s semana santa! But what would you recommend can be substituted in place of the sundried tomatoes? Saludos desde California Albert!

    13 . Apr . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can just use regular tomatoes or even roasted red bell peppers 🙂 much love

      14 . Apr . 2022
  3. Janis

    5 stars
    Delicious!! Would you consider sharing what would be good to serve with all your recipes? Many thanks for you and your website!

    31 . Mar . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you liked it! You serve this stew as is and maybe next to a crusty baguette 🙂 much love

      01 . Apr . 2021
  4. Ramya

    will be making this soon i never had spanish easter stew before will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    31 . Mar . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! much love 🙂

      31 . Mar . 2021
  5. Therese

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for those delicious recipes that are so healthy and easy to make …. My husband Bob and family are very happy and grateful you have transformed from a novice to where I’m today ….

    31 . Mar . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! much love 🙂

      31 . Mar . 2021

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