Potato Recipes & Ideas
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These Hot Honey Sweet Potatoes Will Win Friendsgiving
If you’re celebrating Friendsgiving this weekend and were tasked with bringing a side dish, I’ve got just the thing for you: hot honey sweet potatoes. Roasted with butter and brown sugar and then drizzled with a spicy jalapeño-infused honey, these are not your Aunt Rita’s sweet potatoes — and that’s exactly the point. Friendsgiving is a more relaxed version of Thanksgiving.
Nov 15, 2017
How To Make Pommes Aligot (Cheesy Whipped Potatoes)
Pommes Aligot is more than just a cheesy twist on mashed potatoes. This incredibly magical blend of potatoes and cheese was born in the French region of Midi-Pyrénées, and it is a celebration of regional cheese, served on special occasions alongside sausage or roasted meat.
Nov 23, 2016
This Soup Uses the Whole Sweet Potato in the Smartest Way
I’m guilty of tossing the skin after eating the flesh out of a potato, but I’ll never do that again now that I found this recipe for sweet potato-carrot soup. Taking a zero-waste approach, the author repurposes those skins by turning them into cheesy “croutons” to sprinkle on top. Before you can start making this soup, you need to bake the sweet potatoes.
Nov 16, 2016
Marshmallows on Sweet Potatoes: Who Thought This Up Anyway?
When it comes to holiday meals, I am all about the side dishes. I would happily forgo the turkey, ham, or centerpiece protein altogether in favor of a panoply of starchy, gooey goodness to pile on my plate. And I’m no side dish snob. At Thanksgiving, I crave unpretentious dishes like green bean casseroles, corn puddings, and mashed potatoes choking beneath a pool of butter and gravy. There is, however, one notable exception to my love of traditional Thanksgiving sides.
Nov 7, 2016
5 Reasons to Always Roast Extra Sweet Potatoes
Are you roasting sweet potatoes to go with dinner? Before you get started, there’s one more thing you need to do: Add one or two extra to the baking sheet! It takes almost no extra work, but pays big dividends later. Here are five reasons to always roast extra sweet potatoes. When it comes to roasting sweet potatoes, you have a choice to make: Do you want to cut up the potatoes? You’ve got four options. Whole, with the skin on. Cut into wedges (skin on or off).
Oct 25, 2016
How To Cook Potatoes in the Electric Pressure Cooker
If I could make only one thing in the pressure cooker, I’d pick potatoes. They cook in only eight minutes and come out creamy and flavorful each time. In fact, I think they taste better — more potato-y than traditional boiled, steamed, or baked potatoes. After cooking, you can use the potatoes however you’d like. For a quick side dish, I toss them in melted butter and add some freshly chopped herbs and a generous sprinkle of salt.
Sep 16, 2016
Recipe: Loaded Reuben Baked Potato
I’ve had my fair share of Reuben sandwiches over the years, but it wasn’t until my late 20s that I had a really good one. It became one of those meals that you can still taste years later. It wasn’t just the sandwich as a whole, but each individual ingredient and how they played together. For me, it’s all about plenty of thinly sliced corned beef or pastrami, an extra dose of sauerkraut, just enough dressing, and of course the dill pickle on the side.
Apr 4, 2016
Recipe: Coconut & Rainbow Chard Baked Sweet Potato
Sometimes my only ask of a recipe is that it tastes good, looks good, and makes me feel good. That can feel like a steep ask, especially in this age of “quick and easy cooking.” But then I put together a recipe like this one and I’m reminded how often those things sort themselves out when you have an honest pantry to pull from. For me, an honest pantry contains ingredients that I actually want to cook and eat.
Dec 24, 2015
Recipe: Curried Chickpea & Spinach Baked Potato
With its strong flavors of curry, garlic, and black pepper, you’d assume the inspiration for this ultra-savory baked potato would be a dinner at an Indian restaurant. As it turns out, this is a combination I grew up eating for breakfast, and still continue to make this day, loving that my mornings begin with the fragrance of cooked spices and lightly wilted greens. As I mentioned before, topping a baked potato doesn’t actually require a recipe.
Dec 22, 2015
Recipe: The Sweet & Spicy Baked Sweet Potato
Sometimes, dinner as an adult is simply what you make it. A bowl of cereal; a hearty salad; cheese and crackers; or a plate that is perfectly portioned with measured servings of proteins, fats, and carbs. And sometimes, dinner is a baked potato. This sweet and spicy baked sweet potato can feel indulgent, especially with its marshmallow topping, but next to a bowl of dressed arugula, it becomes a fast and flavorful meal to come home and make — even when you don’t want to cook.
Dec 21, 2015
5 Ways to Make Mashed Potatoes More than a Side Dish
Piled high, topped with a pat of butter or savory gravy, mashed potatoes are hard to resist. But this Thanksgiving essential has the power to go way beyond just a comforting side dish — we’ve got five ways to prove it. The key to making any of these dishes shine, of course, is making a really great batch of mashed potatoes.
Nov 19, 2015
Behold the Prettiest Purple Hasselback Potatoes with Beet Salt
Hasselback is happening right now. From potatoes to apples to zucchini — it’s everywhere. This version, which uses purple potatoes and beet salt, is by far the most beautiful take on this trend I’ve seen yet. This recipe calls for a new-to-me spice: pepperberry. If you don’t live in Australia, it may be hard to come by. Even without the pepperberry, the salt — which features fresh beet juice and pink peppercorns — will still be beautiful and vibrant.
Nov 19, 2015
Your Mashed Potato Cheat Sheet
Can you ever have too many mashed potatoes? Probably not, but since we aren’t one to assume, here’s a scalable formula that helps you figure out how to make mashed potatoes for a party of one all the way up to a table of 12. Get fancy with added garlic, herbs, butter, or different types of cheese at your own discretion. This formula is based on one serving and for a basic potato + milk or cream + cream cheese situation that results in rich, creamy perfection .
Nov 16, 2015
Recipe: Diner-Style Breakfast Potatoes
Meet the side dish that belongs on your breakfast table this weekend, and every weekend. Whether you know them as home fries or hash browns, these breakfast potatoes are just like the kind they serve at your neighborhood diner. They’re soft with the occasional crisp edge, studded with onions and bell pepper, and have just a hint of spice. Not long after moving into my apartment, I discovered the most amazing diner just two blocks away.
Sep 25, 2015
Recipe: Bryant Terry’s Fresh Herb Roasted Potatoes
In the midst of a flavorful meal, it is nice to have a simple starch dish like these tasty potatoes.
Jul 3, 2015
Bowl of the Week: Bolognese + Potatoes + Kale
Base: Roasted tiny potatoes Middle: Homemade bolognese Top: Shredded kale and Parmesan One of my favorite ways to do lunch (and dinner, for that matter) is to go bowling. Pick a bowl, and start piling. Layer grains at the bottom and leftover roasted veggies in the middle. Or turn it upside down and start with broccoli slaw and add some chicken. At the end you’ve got a one-dish meal, built from this and that — a creative improvisation rather than a recipe.
Mar 11, 2015
Turn Your Leftover Sweet Potatoes Into Something New for Dinner
While I don’t know anyone who considers leftover sweet potatoes a problem, I want to share a tip for giving them a spectacular second life. Three words: whipped sweet potatoes. Here’s what to do: Peel and puree any leftover cooked sweet potatoes and whisk them in a pan over medium heat with a generous amount of butter and a splash of heavy cream. Sprinkle in a couple pinches of salt and you’ve got whipped sweet potatoes.
Jan 7, 2015
Can a Potato Really Fix a Too-Salty Soup?
Maybe you forgot to use low-sodium broth. Maybe you forgot that you were using something salty like bacon or ham in your soup and you threw in an extra pinch of salt. In either case, you now have a pot of too-salty soup — I was guilty of this just last night when making a big pot of turkey meatball soup, but luckily it was flavorful enough that I could dilute it with water.
Jan 7, 2015
Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Potato Skins
I don’t know about you, but for my money, it’s hard to beat potato skins and jalapeño poppers when it comes to appetizers. So smashing them together in one layered, bite-sized appetizer just seems to make sense to me. Stuffed jalapeño poppers, and crispy potato skins? In one bite. One delicious bite. The starch from the potato and whipped, slightly sweet cream cheese calms most (most) of the heat from the roasted jalapeño peppers.
Jul 21, 2014
Why Aren’t My Homemade Potato Chips Crispy?
Q: I am mystified that I have seen scores of videos of someone preparing homemade potato chips that appear to be light in color and crispy, but, I cannot seem to mimic the final result. I have tried different frying temps between 325 and 375; I have tried different oils: vegetable, canola, and peanut. I have tried different thicknesses of potato slices; I have even wasted my time blanching the slices in vinegar solution which does help give a lighter color end result, but saps the flavor.
Jul 16, 2014
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Energy Bars, Magic Summer Sauce, Whole Wheat Banana Bread, Grilled Packet Potatoes & Caramel Coffee Syrup
I hope you’ve got plans to be in the kitchen this weekend, because we have many new recipes for you to try at home. It’s fun that a good chunk of the recipes this week were requested for Reader Request Week, including a whole wheat banana bread, caramel coffee syrup, and a tasty treat for your dog – oh my!
Jun 27, 2014
The Right Order to Make Potato Salad
While potato salad is a year-round dish, it really becomes a staple as the weather turns warm. Whether you’re going vinegar-y or creamy, warm or cold, the order it’s put together makes the difference between a potato salad with great textures and flavors, and one that is just ho-hum. If you remember the right order to do things, you can easily throw together a tasty potato salad with what you have on hand. Multitask. Start by boiling your potatoes.
May 22, 2014
Will the Real Sweet Potato Please Stand Up?
Sweet potatoes. Orange-fleshed root vegetables great for baking and terrific sprinkled with brown sugar, right? Well, sometimes. Usually the qualities that distinguish a sweet potato from their not-even-related-cousin the yam are subtle. But when you’re trying to recreate a recipe made specifically with sweet potatoes, that difference becomes huge.
Jan 16, 2014
Recipe: Fennel-Lemon Latkes with Toasted Caraway Sour Cream
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah typically arrives in December, but I start getting excited for it sometime around Labor Day. I love lighting the menorah (Hanukkah candelabra) and watching the candles’ reflection, warm and comforting, in my window. And I crave the overall feeling of coziness that comes with the season. But what I long for most are the latkes — fried potato pancakes that Jewish families fry up during the eight-day holiday.
Nov 27, 2013
Freezer Recipe: Sauerkraut, Potato & Cheese Pierogi
I had big plans for that jar of sauerkraut I made earlier this month. Plans involving plates of grilled sausages, deli-style reubens, and tangy late-summer slaws. But at the very top of my list were pierogi. I love dumplings in all forms, but these piping hot, chewy pockets of potato and cheese have held a special place in my heart ever since a Russian exchange student first introduced me to pierogi in high school.
Aug 27, 2013
Recipe: Roasted Potatoes, Radishes & Fennel with Lemon Brown Butter Sauce
I grew up in a household of musical-lovers. My sisters and mother and I spent hours snuggled up under blankets on the couch, watching Singing in the Rain and Brigadoon and other classics. One of our favorites was a 1935 piece of sparkling fluff called Naughty Marietta, withJeanette MacDonald as a French princess who flees an loathsome marriage — all the way to the New World, where she meets the handsome Nelson Eddy, a militia captain who of course falls for her bubble-headed charm.
May 9, 2013
Appetizer Recipe: Miso Sweet Potato Bites
Looking for something a little different from the usual crostini hors d’oeuvre? How about a sweet potato — sliced into rounds, roasted, and topped with a zingy miso sauce. It’s a flavorsome little bite to whet the appetite, plus it’s perfect for gluten-free and vegetarian folks. Sweet potato rounds are beautifully colored, and in size and shape they make a great stand-in for a baguette. However, there’s just one thing — they’re sweet.
Apr 10, 2013
Recipe: Potato and Leek Galette
One of the remarkable things about this savory potato and leek galette is that it looks fancy, yet the ingredients are simple and inexpensive. The potatoes are plain old russets, the fat is olive oil instead of butter, and even though it’s gluten-free and vegan, the galette is pleasantly starchy and creamy — a perfect cross between comfort food and an elegant, company-worthy dish.
Feb 20, 2013
Recipe: Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk & Vanilla Bean
These whipped sweet potatoes are a great recipe when you need to get out of a vegetable rut. They’re a little more dressed up than the average weeknight side so think of them as a minimalist dish for your holiday feast. With coconut milk for interest and richness, and a swirl of vanilla bean paste, consider adding this to the Thanksgiving table when you want something on the sweeter side that still leaves the marshmallows out of the equation.
Oct 4, 2012
Mix It Up: 10 Ideas for Mashed Potato Add-Ins
Plain mashed potatoes are great on their own, but sometimes you want to mix it up a bit. Mashing in other vegetables adds flavor, color and texture, transforming the usual bowl of starch into a totally new side dish. How about mashed potatoes with butternut squash or caramelized shallot and sage? Get these recipes and more ideas below!
Nov 22, 2011
Make-Ahead Vegetarian Recipe: Beet & Sweet Potato Stacks
It’s the details that matter the most at fancy dinner parties and holiday meals. Take this recipe. Really, it’s just a warm beet salad. But assemble it in pretty layers, add some toasted walnuts and a citrusy vinaigrette, and suddenly you have a dish that elicits oohs and ahhs as you carry it proudly to the dinner table. Equally impressive is the fact that most of this recipe can be made ahead of time. The beets, sweet potatoes, and walnuts can all be roasted.
Nov 10, 2011
Recipe: Sweet Potato Gratin with Smoky Breadcrumbs
I love sweet potato casserole, but not the overly sweet brown sugar and marshmallow versions found on many Thanksgiving tables in the United States. The sweet potato dish I’m interested in is closer to a gratin, with a big push towards the savory to play off of the natural sweetness of the potatoes. To do this I use herbs, garlic, parmesan cheese and smoked paprika (or chipotle if I’m in the mood to add heat.) Read on for my recipe!
Oct 7, 2011
A Twist on the Usual: Sliced & Seasoned Baked Potatoes
Tired of the usual baked or roasted potatoes? For a pretty and flavorful twist, try slicing and seasoning your potatoes before popping them in the oven. Lemon and thyme, rosemary and garlic: the flavor combinations are endless.The idea for these potatoes came from the always-inspiring blog Ideas in Food. They stuffed their potatoes with lemon and oregano, and roasted them on a bed of sliced Vidalia onions. I used lemon, thyme and garlic cloves, and skipped the onions.
Sep 13, 2011
Move Over, French Fries: Crispy Homemade Tater Tots
Tater tots are like the homely cousins of french fries, browned and chubby instead of slender and golden, but just as addictive. The most recent issue of Cook’s Country has a recipe for crunchy, fluffy homemade potato tots that is making us wonder why french fries get all the attention.The team at Cook’s Country experimented with the best way to make tater tots that were not too dense or gummy, with a crunchy exterior.
Sep 12, 2011
10 Ways to Eat a Potato (and Just a Potato) for Dinner
Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes It’s going to involve a little more than butter and sour cream. But making a baked (or sweet) potato a meal is an easy, satisfying way to solve dinner. We don’t do it nearly often enough. How To Bake a Potato in the Oven We were inspired by Faith’s 400-calorie lunches; one involved a sweet potato topped with yogurt and bacon.
Apr 20, 2011
Recipe: Sweet Potatoes Braised with Rosemary & Milk
Take a look at this big mess of sweet potatoes — all sticky, orange, and browned. These are the best sweet potatoes I’ve made in a long time, but they also happened to be the simplest. I cooked these sweet potatoes up rather quickly, just before throwing a whole bunch of chicken thighs on the grill. I was feeding a small crowd of six, and I was looking for hearty food!
Mar 29, 2011
A Versatile (& Gluten-Free!) Recipe: Sweet Potato Sformato
A sformato is a close cousin to the soufflé. It has all the same creamy custard-y goodness, but without the hassle of whipping egg whites or the anxiety of collapsing domes. It’s meant to be rather humble. This is also an easy dish to make gluten-free, and it works well as the first course for a fancy dinner or as a light lunch with a salad. Like a soufflé, a sformato starts off with a bechamel sauce.
Jan 19, 2011
Hanukkah Recipe: Apple and Cheese-Stuffed Latkes
Potato latkes are such humble little things, yet so incredibly addictive. This version puts the traditional applesauce topping on the inside, where it gets warm and wonderful as the latkes cook. We love adding cubes of cheese to the filling, too. They melt into pockets of cheesy goodness and add extra savory depth to this classic dish. For this recipe, we’re essentially making a fresh applesauce and sandwiching this between two layers of potato pancake.
Dec 1, 2010
Recipe: Sweet Potato Souffl&eacute With a Twist
Sweet Potato Soufflé, Sweet Potato Casserole, Candied Sweet Potatoes. All delicious, but are they really different? And what about the great topping debate?Every year my family battles it out over mini-marshmallows versus praline crumbles. To make the competition even more stiff, throw in the tasty corn flake crust I discovered last Thanksgiving. Oy vey.I had an Aha! moment while dining out recently that may have changed my opinion forever.
Nov 8, 2010
How Can I Keep Potatoes from Sprouting So Fast?
Q: We don’t always finish the bag of potatoes we buy and end up having to throw half of them out as they start sprouting very rapidly.Is there a way I can keep them from sprouting so fast?Sent by I’ChingEditor: I’Ching, the key to keeping potatoes fresh is twofold: Keep them dark, and keep them cool. Also, don’t store them near onions, bananas, or other fruit — this will encourage them to sprout faster.
Oct 15, 2010
Side Dish Recipe: Extra-Crispy Tossed Potatoes
There are french fries and there are oven-roasted fries, both delicious in their own right. What we’ve been craving is something in between. A potato wedge with the light crispiness of a french fry, but with the creamy sweetness of a slow-baked oven potato. We think we’ve found the perfect recipe.
Jul 7, 2010
What’s the Difference? New vs. Fingerling Potatoes
New potatoes, another teeny tiny vegetableNew PotatoesThese are immature potatoes that get thinned out early in the season order to make room for the rest of the potatoes to mature. New potatoes aren’t a variety by themselves, but are simply the baby version of any potato a farmer grows. In fact, those being sold as “baby” potatoes are the same as new potatoes, or slightly more mature.
May 28, 2010
Quick Recipe: Potato and Cauliflower Curry
We’re new to curries and taking it in baby steps. We developed this quicker, weeknight curry using several of our favorite recipes. It uses a lot of ingredients and spices that we already have in our pantry and the result is a fragrant, very satisfying Indian stew for a chilly winter evening – or any other night! While the curry is cooking, prepare a pot of rice. We threw a bay leaf, a few cardamom pods, and the leftover nub of garlic into our pot of rice for some subtle seasoning.
Feb 10, 2010
Looking Good: Baked Sweet Potato Fries
We have a serious, serious thing for sweet potato fries. Does a restaurant dish include the words “sweet potato fri…”? Say no more. You don’t even have to finish the final word. We’re there. So these baked sweet potato fries from Annie’s Eats look exactly right — slightly healthier, and with a great tip for getting a truly crispy outside.We love this simple, easy recipe for sweet potato fries.
Jan 27, 2010
Can I Make Mashed Potatoes With My Immersion Blender?
Q: I just got a hand-held immersion blender for a holiday gift, and I’m quite excited about it.I’ve heard that it’s the best tool for making incredibly light whipped potatoes — but I can’t find a good recipe! Can you help?Sent by RobEditor: Rob, we’ve written about why mashed potatoes and blenders don’t mix, but we were mostly referring to more powerful countertop blenders (and food processors).
Jan 22, 2010
Sweet Potato & Cornbread Hash with Veggie Sausage Gravy
Did you make Ivy Manning’s Apple Cornbread Dressing with veggie sausageWe aren’t usually fans of vegetarian “meat” products, but we took Ivy’s (and at least one commenter’s) advice and tried the sausages from Field Roast Grain Meat Co. in our stuffing. They were delicious! We used the Smoked Apple Sage variety – perfect flavors for Thanksgiving.
Nov 27, 2009
Tip: Add Rutabaga To Mashed Potatoes
The first time I had mashed potatoes with rutabagasIn Poland, combining these two ubiquitous winter vegetables is called Brukiew z Ziemniak, and in Scotland, this dish is called “Neeps and Tatties.” It was terrific, and I thought to myself, “Well, now maybe I’ll stop overlooking the poor rutabaga!”Mashed Potatoes with Rutabaga, or Neeps & TattiesIngredients1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed2 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed2 to 3 tbsp.
Nov 6, 2009
Food Science: Why Sweet Potatoes Are Sweet
Sweet potatoes are a vegetable-hater’s dream: what could be better than a potato that tastes like candy? But sweet potatoes aren’t that way to begin with. They need a little extra help to transform them from starchy to sweet – and we’re not talking about marshmallows or maple syrup, either!Sweet potatoes are mostly starch, just like any other energy-storing tuber. And they taste about as good as any other raw tuber until you start cooking it!
Aug 24, 2009
Food Science: Why Mashed Potatoes and Blenders Don’t Mix
When we’re making a big batch of mashed potatoes, it’s awfully tempting to just throw them in the blender instead of going to the trouble of mashing them by hand. If you’ve ever actually done this, you’re probably jumping out of your seat and waving your hands in alarm right now. What’s the fuss? Well, here’s the scoop:Pureeing your potatoes in a blender or food processor seems like a good idea at first.
Jul 7, 2009
Recipe: Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions
We tore through these sweet potatoes before we had the chance to take much of a picture, so we’ll have to describe them instead.These are the easiest things. So much flavor for so little work. We caramelized onions slowly in butter and olive oil (hands off, really – they cook themselves) then browned sweet potatoes and garlic. We let them steam until soft, then added some ginger and paprika for flavor.
Nov 14, 2008
How To Prepare and Serve Raclette
Raclette is a firm, pungent cheese from Switzerland that is the center of a popular winter social event in the Alpine parts of Europe. The cheese is made of cow’s milk and is salty, and can come in variations made with wine, pepper, and herbs.The word “raclette” comes from the French word “to scrape.” Raclette makes up a simple meal that was enjoyed by shepherds in the fields.
Oct 2, 2008
Recipe: Confetti Potatoes and Pearl Onions
We chopped everything into even pieces, drizzled some olive oil over with herbs and salt and roasted. See the results below!Confetti Potatoes and Pearl Onionsserves 2-4 as a side About two pounds mixed baby potatoesAbout one pound pearl onionsKosher saltBlack pepperOlive oil 4 sprigs of rosemary4-6 sprigs of thyme Heat the oven to 400°F. Cut the potatoes into quarters – just a little larger than the onions. Cut the top off each onion, then slice in half and shuck away the skin.
Nov 29, 2007
Recipe: Creamy Cheesy Potatoes
These potatoes are a homestyle recipe – full of dairy and fat and other very, very good things. They are comfort food at its finest, with cubed potatoes boiled till just tender and then baked with all sorts of creamy cheese until soft and bubbling. They also come together faster than you might think, and they last for days in the fridge – if you can keep them around that long!
Jan 25, 2007
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Nov 3, 2017