Easy Pantry Dinners: 5 Recipes with Potatoes

The potato is a stalwart cooking companion. A single spud can be a meal for one or it can stretch a soup to feed unexpected guests. I make sure to have a few in the pantry at all times and use them for easy no-brainer dinners when my other meal plans go awry.

1. Roasted Potato Tacos with Creamy Dressing - Gussy these up with avocado, roasted red peppers, and a sprinkle of cheese for a full meal.

2. Potato, Red Pepper, and Feta Frittata - I make this one almost every week and keep it interesting with other veggies and different kinds of cheese.

3. Baked Potato Soup with Onion, Bacon, and Cheddar - So rich and so satisfying on a cool night.

4. Potato and Cauliflower Curry - A short-cut curry that can be made any night of the week.

5. Grilled Potato, Gorgonzola, and Prosciutto Pizza - This combination of flavors never grows old.

What are your stand-by meals to make with a few potatoes?

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