Tomato & Sweet Onion Stovetop Okra

Tomato & Sweet Onion Stovetop Okra
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Quick, easy, and comforting—this stovetop okra tastes like it's been stewed for hours , but it's actually ready in less than 15 minutes! Canned tomatoes with green chiles add flavor and spice, but you could use regular canned diced tomatoes as well. Use frozen okra, sliced or whole, or fresh (fresh will take longer to cook).

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    12 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    3/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 60

  • Total Fat 2g
    • Saturated Fat 0.2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 4g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 340mg
  • Phosphorus 55mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 Fat



  • avocado oil or sunflower oil
    1 tbsp
  • large Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • frozen cut or whole okra (thawed)
    1 (16-oz) package)
  • diced tomatoes with green chilies
    2 (10-oz) cans
  • dried thyme
    3/4 tsp


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook while stirring until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook while stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir in thawed okra, canned tomatoes (with liquid), and thyme, and cook uncovered until liquids are reduced to desired consistency, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.