If there’s one vegetable everyone can agree on, it’s the potato. Everyone loves potatoes and on March 31st, we celebrate National Tater Day. In the United States alone, there are over 100 varieties of potatoes and over 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year. Potatoes are actually the most-consumed vegetable in the U.S. but they are also beloved all over the world.
Potatoes are also healthy. They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals including iron, vitamin C, and potassium. Potatoes are also highly sustainable, needing less land and water than other crops.
Potatoes are also versatile with endless ways to prepare them. They can be mashed, baked, boiled, whipped, fried, or scalloped. 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!
Here’s how much we love potatoes: last summer, we celebrated National Potato Day with 26 Summer Spud-tacular Recipes, in October we showed you Our Top 10 Vegan Tater Recipes, and in February, we highlighted 20 Recipes Where Potatoes Take Center Stage. Now here are 15 more recipes to celebrate our most loved veggie: the tater.
1. Parmesan Roasted Potato Salad
The next time you’re invited to a potluck, bring this Parmesan Roasted Potato Salad. Delicious Brazil nut Parmesan cheese brings the traditional potato salad to a whole new level. Colorful and mouthwateringly good, no one will pay attention to the other dishes when you set this beauty out.
2. Aloo Tikki Indian Potato Patties
These Aloo Tikki Indian Potato Patties are fluffy on the outside but crisp on the inside with a blend of Indian spices giving the flavor a savory kick. The best part is, they’re really easy to make. They’re a fantastic addition to the dinner table when served alongside curry and chutney.
3. Gluten-Free Pizza Crust With Nut-Free Cheese
This Gluten-Free Pizza Crust With Nut-Free Cheese tastes just like what you can get at an Italian restaurant! The crust is slightly crispy with a soft interior, covered with a savory tomato sauce and creamy cheese made from potatoes. Enjoy this plain or with your favorite toppings.
4. Cauliflower Alfredo
This Cauliflower Alfredo is comfort food bliss. Rich, creamy, and full of flavor, it’s like a sophisticated mac and cheese. The sauce gets its robust flavor from a combination of cauliflower and potato with fresh onion and garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and various seasonings. Serve this over whatever pasta you like, with fresh greens mixed in.
5. Papas Rellenas (Latin American Potato Croquettes)
Papas Rellenas are a type of croquette popular in many Latin American countries. In this recipe, the crispy potato croquettes have a savory, sweet, and spicy eggplant filling that’s surrounded by creamy mashed potatoes. They’re then paired with a creamy and irresistible avocado sauce for dipping. These are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, but it’s also worth making mashed potatoes just to experience this flavorful appetizer.
6. Vegetable Au Gratin Casserole With Oregano Bean Purée
This Vegetable Au Gratin Casserole With Oregano Bean Purée is all layers of delicious comfort. Soft russet potatoes and butternut squash are layered with a creamy, herbed béchamel sauce and topped with crusty whole grain bread before baking in the oven until it’s hot and bubbly. This rich, comforting meal is perfect for warming you up in cold weather.
7. Mushroom and Potato Dumplings
These Mushroom and Potato Dumplings are a must-make for any dumpling lover! Meaty Shiitake mushrooms and hearty potatoes make up the bulk of the filling for these tasty dumplings. A small handful of cabbage adds texture while garlic and green onion provide a flavor that stands out. Serve these as a snack or appetizer with a small cup your favorite dipping sauce.
8. Potato and Falafel Crumble Salad
This Potato and Falafel Crumble Salad is a whole new way to enjoy the taste and texture of falafel. Chickpeas are roasted in a skillet until they become crispy and begin to crumble. They’re then tossed with soft potatoes, tangy red onions, and savory sun-dried tomatoes. This falafel crumble salad is easy to make and can be served as a main dish, a side salad, or a snack.
9. Grilled Rajma Masala Panini
If you’ve never had a potato sandwich, may we suggest you start with this Grilled Rajma Masala Panini? Soft white potatoes, meaty kidney beans, and tomatoes are cooked in curry spices and then grilled between two slices of whole wheat bread. These sandwiches are easy to prepare and great for dinner as well as a take-along lunch.
10. Lentil and Fingerling Potato Salad With Spicy Mustard
This Lentil and Fingerling Potato Salad With Spicy Mustard will excite everyone with its pretty colors and zesty flavors. Fingerling potatoes and green lentils are cooked until soft, then mixed with crunchy red cabbage, and spices. The result is a salad with contrasting textures and spicy flavors. Serve this as a side with a light lunch or as an appetizer at dinner.
11. Mexican Potato Hash
This Mexican Potato Hash is an extremely satisfying dish, full of texture and spice. It has a wonderful element of brightness from the fresh cilantro, jalapeño, chives, tomato, and avocado. Serve this spicy hash for breakfast with a side of toast or as a side dish on Taco Tuesdays.
12. Crispy Spinach and Potato Fritters
Potatoes are the perfect base for these Crispy Spinach and Potato Fritters. They’re crispy on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside. They’re lightly seasoned, with added spinach for that extra bit of flavor and texture. These fritters are perfect as an appetizer with a flavorful sauce or as a side to a complete meal.
13. Hearty Potato and Mushroom Stew
When you need something comforting and filling after a long day out, this Hearty Potato and Mushroom Stew will hit all the right spots. This thick stew is already delicious with just potatoes, but the mushrooms and bell peppers put it over the top. Pair this creamy bowl of goodness with your favorite bread, and enjoy comfort food at its finest.
14. Mashed Potato Casserole With Broccoli and a Cauliflower Gravy
This Mashed Potato Casserole with Broccoli and Cauliflower Gravy is layer after layer of comfort. First is a layer of mashed potatoes and white beans, then a layer of cauliflower mushroom gravy, and then a final layer of minced broccoli. This ultimate comfort food of a casserole is creamy, dreamy, and a must-make for dinner.
15. Green Curry Rice Paper Samosas
Impress your guests with these Green Curry Rice Paper Samosas. These rice paper wraps are filled with a mixture of fresh vegetables including broccoli, potatoes, carrots, and peas. They also have a bold green curry paste and spicy chili. The samosas are then baked until golden and crispy. These Thai-inspired samosas are best when paired with a spicy-sweet dipping sauce.
These amazing recipes just show that no matter how you use them — in soups, sauces, sides, or entrées — potatoes are one of the most versatile and delicious vegetables around.
Lead image source: Papas Rellenas