August 19th is National Potato Day! Everyone loves potatoes whether they are mashed, fried, boiled, baked, whipped, scalloped or stuffed. More than 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year and they are the most consumed type of vegetable. Potatoes are not only loved in the United States – they have been eaten all over the world for centuries and even in space when potato plants were taken aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1995.
Sometimes spuds get a bad reputation though as some people think they are unhealthy. The truth is that potatoes are good for you. They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals including iron, vitamin C, and potassium.
Potatoes are also versatile with endless ways to prepare them. Check out 10 Things You Can Do with Potatoes, How to Use 10 Different Kinds of Potatoes to Make Simple Meals, and 10 Global Ways to Cook with Potatoes. Potatoes can be used for appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, sides, snacks and even desserts. Look at these 8 Delicious Potato Recipes and these Perfectly Comforting Potato Recipes Everyone at the Table Will Love! We have even more so get ready to celebrate National Potato Day with these 26 spud-tacular summer recipes.
1. Greek Potato Stew / Patates Yahni
Made with just 5 ingredients and one pot in just under an hour, this traditional Greek Potato Stew is rustic, potato perfection. Red ripe tomatoes, fresh parsley, sweet red onions, minced garlic and yellow potatoes simmered in olive oil combine to create one of the simplest, most authentic and amazingly delicious Greek dishes you will ever enjoy!
2. Potato and Spinach Cheddar Fritters With Horseradish Dipping Sauce
It takes very few ingredients to make these amazing Potato and Spinach Cheddar Fritters. Crispy on the outside and cheesy on the inside, serve these with the horseradish dipping sauce for an easy but yummy meal.
3. Coconut and Turmeric Roast Potatoes
Did you know that coconut flour makes a delicious coating on roasted potatoes? These Coconut and Turmeric Roast Potatoes make a fantastic and healthier option if you’re craving breaded French fries on the side of your meal.
4. Super Simple Potato Curry
It takes less than half an hour to make this Super Simple Potato Curry but the full flavor will make people think it cooked for hours. Double the recipe because everyone is going to go back for seconds.
5. Spicy Potato Casserole With Tofu ‘Chorizo’
If you’ve ever had a baked potato topped with chili, you know it’s a perfect flavor combination. This Spicy Potato Casserole has that flavor on a bigger scale with black beans and homemade tofu chorizo.
6. French Inspired Creamy Lentil Potato Salad
This French Inspired Creamy Lentil Potato Salad has some delicious vegan-friendly French elements. Spicy Dijon mustard, pebbly Puy lentils, crisp radishes, sweet shallots, tender asparagus and fleur de sel make this salad fresh, summery and absolutely delicious.
7. Spanish Potato and Chorizo Omelet-Style Quiche
This Spanish Potato and Chorizo Omelet-Style Quiche is so delicious. The filling is smooth and creamy with just enough spicy contrast from the sausage. Serve it with a big green salad for the perfect summer dinner.
8. Simple Mashed Potato Waffles
These Mashed Potato Waffles are sure to brighten up your potato craving taste buds. They’re moist and crispy on the outside, warm and deliciously creamy on the inside. They are a beautiful medley of mashed potatoes, rösti, and hash browns – three all-time favorite potato creations all rolled into one vegan-friendly recipe!
9. Greek Scalloped Potato Gratin
Canned coconut milk replaces heavy cream in this version of the classic dish. Creamy and slightly sweet, this comforting herbed Greek Scalloped Potato Gratin is accompanied by green kale, salty Kalamata olives, and juicy yellow onion.
10. No-Dak-Doritang (Spicy Korean Potato and Vegetable Stew)
Dakdoritang, a spicy Korean stew with vegetables and potatoes is usually made with chicken. This No-Dak-Doritang is a vegan version with lots of delicious veggies cooked with spicy Korean flavors.
11. Potato Gnocchi
This Potato Gnocchi is easy to make so satisfying. Serve it with your favorite pasta sauce like marinara, pesto or even a vegan Alfredo. The sky is the limit with these pillow-soft and totally comforting dumplings of joy.
12. Broccoli Rabe Potato Pizza With Carrot Miso Sauce and Hazelnuts
The next time you make pizza, try some creative new toppings. This Potato Pizza has carrot miso sauce that’s garlicky and lemony. It’s topped with tender broccoli rabe, potatoes, and hazelnuts. This may be your new favorite pizza.
13. Enchilada Fries
Sometimes the same old oven fries just won’t cut it. Sure, they’re great next to an awesome veggie burger but occasionally you just need some pizzaz…some zest…some enchilada sauce! These Enchilada Fries are just the thing to make fries exciting again.
14. Dijon Fingerling Potato Salad
Spice up your usual potato salad with some Dijon mustard. This Dijon Fingerling Potato Salad has carrots, garlic, and beautiful fingerling potatoes for the perfect summer salad.
15. Phulkopir Shingara (Bengali Samosa)
Sometimes a dish is greater than the sum of its parts or ingredients. These Bengali Samosas with their crisp and flaky crust and the gentle cauliflower and potato filling accented with bits of crushed peanuts make these an absolutely sublime and sensational creation.
16. Vegan Poutine
French fries. Gravy. Cheese. The trifecta of the classic Canadian dish gets a vegan makeover in this Vegan Poutine. The fries are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and topped with vegan mozzarella and a delicious homemade “beefy” gravy. This is hot, crispy, gooey, cheesy, and indulgent.
17. One Pot Spiralized Aloo Gobi (Potato and Cauliflower)
Here’s a new take on the Indian classic dish. This One Pot Spiralized Aloo Gobi has potato noodles and soft, fluffy cauliflower. The cashew cream and tomato sauce that creates the fragrant sauce for this bowl of noodles is so savory and rich, you’ll want some naan for dipping.
18. Potato Fritter Sliders With Chipotle Aioli
These Potato Fritter Sliders are a vegan version of Pav Vada, a traditional Indian street food. They have a spicy potato filling fried in chickpea flour batter served on buns for the most flavorful sliders you’ve ever had.
19. Vegan and Gluten-Free Potato Blintzes
These Potato Blintzes have a savory filling of mashed potatoes and caramelized onions. The crepes are vegan and gluten-free. Serve with vegan sour cream for a delicious traditional dish made vegan.
20. Potato and Cauliflower Tots
There’s something about tater tots that just scream to be enjoyed. These Potato and Cauliflower Tots use cauliflower and non-dairy, gluten-free cheese to up the flavor ante and make these almost too delicious to dip!
21. Simple Creamy Potato Leek Soup (Ready in Under 30 Minutes)
You won’t be able to stop eating this amazingly Simple Creamy Potato Leek Soup. Without an ounce of dairy, everyone will love this soup and it’s ready in just half an hour.
22. Homemade Baked Potato Chips
When you make your own Homemade Baked Potato Chips, you get to control the ingredients and make them so much healthier. Choose your own seasonings: onion and garlic, salt and vinegar or just plain salt. Bet you can’t eat just one!
23. Potato Waffles and Hummus Sauce
These Potato Waffles taste crispy and amazing! And, because everything is better with sauce, they are accompanied by a spicy hummus dipping sauce.
24. Spring Veg Hot Pot
Hot pots aren’t only for the winter months. This Spring Veg Hot Pot has lots of light, springtime veggies like asparagus, leeks and green peas. It’s topped with thin slices of potatoes and has a herby garlic cream cheese in the sauce.
25. Persian Style Potato Pancakes (Kuku Sib-Zamini)
In Arabic and Persian cuisines there is a type of thick baked omelet or fritatta that can use almost any vegetable and is filled with green herbs. These Persian Style Potato Pancakes are seasoned with curry powder and pan-fried into crispy perfection.
26. Traditional Indian Pot Roasted Potatoes (Bengali Style)
This version of the traditional Indian recipe for Hing Diye Alur Dom uses non-dairy yogurt and tomatoes. These Indian Pot Roasted Potatoes are cooked in warm, fragrant spices that are so amazing, you have to try them.
These recipes take us all over the world with their exotic spices and flavors as well as take us back to our childhood favorites. Potatoes are so versatile and delicious, however we make them, we know we’ll love them.
Lead image source: Spanish Potato and Chorizo Omelet-Style Quiche