White potatoes are delicious and versatile.  You can eat them mashed, boiled, fried, and roasted, and they make awesome snacks, such as chips and fries.

Potatoes are also really nutritious and packed with vitamins and minerals, especially if you eat them with the skin still attached.  They are significantly high in vitamin C, folate (B9), B6, and potassium.

This is all to say that no one is bashing the humble spud, here.  However, for those avoiding carbs for whatever reason, white potatoes might not be an ideal choice.  But, never fear.  There are lots of recipes that substitute the white spud with other delicious veggies, from turnips to sweet potatoes.

There is no need to miss out on mashes, fries, or chips with these delicious, white potatoless OGP recipes.

1. Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

Source: Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad/One Green Planet

Bring this souped-up potato salad dish to your next potluck dinner.  This Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad by Taylor Kiser is full of delicious ingredients, such as pistachios, fresh cucumbers, and Roma tomatoes.  The mixture is then tossed in a zesty yet creamy cashew dressing.  This will certainly be a crowd-pleaser.

2. Cheesy Pizza Kale Chips

cheezy pizza kale chips

Source: Cheesy Pizza Kale Chips/One Green Planet

If you are avoiding potato chips but craving something savory to munch on, try these Cheesy Pizza Kale Chips by Helyn Dunn.  With some really simple ingredients, you can get all the crunch of regular chips and all the flavors of cheesy pizza.  These kale chips are pretty healthy and travel well, so you can pack them up for your lunch or picnic.

3. Chili Cheese Turnip or Yam Fries

Chili Cheese Turnip or Yam Fries

Source: Chili Cheese Turnip or Yam Fries/One Green Planet

This recipe for Chili Cheese Turnip or Yam Fries by Julie Van den Kerchove is versatile and encourages you to try different root vegetables if turnips just aren’t your thing.  Whatever you use, the fries are topped with a flavor- and nutrition-packed chili cheese sauce.  This is dish is perfect for sharing or devouring all by yourself.

4. Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie

Pumpkin Shepherd's Pie

Source: Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie/One Green Planet

This recipe offers a great twist on a classic shepherd’s pie.  Try making Ella Suihko‘s Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie if you a looking for something a little different. Spicy tomato and chickpea filling are topped with a smooth and creamy pumpkin purée.  A host of warm and familiar herbs and spices give this meal a traditional flavor.

5. Colorful Roasted Root Veggies

Colorful Roasted Root Veggies

Source: Colorful Roasted Root Veggies/One Green Planet

There needn’t be a roast potato-shaped hole on your plate.  Just fill it with these Colorful Roasted Root Veggies by James Wythe.  This rainbow medley is made up of multi-colored carrots, parsnips, beetroot, onion, and garlic cloves.  These are all roasted together with olive oil and sprigs of fresh rosemary and thyme.

6. Couscous and Vegetable Croquettes

Couscous and Vegetable Croquettes

Source: Couscous and Vegetable Croquettes/One Green Planet

Step aside potato croquettes and make way for these Couscous and Vegetable Croquettes by Valentina Chiappa.  These tasty little nuggets are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle, making them perfect for dipping into a fresh, green, herby sauce.

7. Turnip Beet Mash

Turnip Beet Mash

Source: Turnip Beet Mash/One Green Planet

This Turnip Beet Mash by The Living Kitchen will look stunning and intensely colorful on your plate.  The earthy beets turn so sweet when steamed with the turnips.  Serve this vibrant mash with a topping of hazelnuts and fresh parsley.

8. Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Source: Butternut Squash Gnocchi/One Green Planet 

Gnocchi is traditionally made with potatoes, but these Butternut Squash Gnocchi by Melissa Tedesco are the perfect substitute.  Also made with gluten-free flour, these little morsels work just as well as regular gnocchi in various sauces from a classic tomato sauce to olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and rosemary sauce.

9. Curried Hash Browns

Curried Hash Browns

Source: Curried Hash Browns/One Green Planet

These sweet potato-based Curried Hash Browns by Charanya Ramakrishnan are super easy to whip up and make wonderful breakfast food.  You can also serve them with a salad for a tasty lunch or as a side with the main meal.  They are filled with delicious Indian spices that make them taste like a cross between a pakora and a hash brown.

10. Spicy Sweet Potato Rosti: Swiss Potato Fritter

Spicy Sweet Potato Rosti Swiss Potato Fritter

Source: Spicy Sweet Potato Rosti: Swiss Potato Fritter/One Green Planet

This recipe for Spicy Sweet Potato Rosti: Swiss Potato Fritter by Tina Dawson is inspired by traditional Swiss breakfast food.  These rostis are filled with warming spices and can be enjoyed as breakfast or brunch.  These go great when served with some vegan sour cream.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer, and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!