Who doesn't love a baked potato? Mashed potatoes? Scalloped potatoes? They're all wonderful, aren't they? In fact, the basic potato can be roasted, fried, baked, sauteed, microwaved and adorned in dozens of different ways. Here are a few of my personal favorites. Enjoy!
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Want to serve mashed potatoes at a party, holiday or potluck celebration? This casserole makes it easy. You make it a day in advance and heat it when you're ready to serve.
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Potato Skins Recipe
Classic potato skins are fried, but I think that is too much trouble. This recipe is not only easier, it's messier and just as tasty. A little olive oil rubbed on the skin and potato flesh makes these potato skins melt in your mouth. Top with sour cream, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
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Potato Cakes with Spinach
This recipe is a perfect way to introduce kids to spinach. Mild baby spinach is folded into mashed potato cakes, then rolled in crushed cornflakes and pan-fried. The result is a crispy, tender potato cake that just melts in your mouth.
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Pizza Stuffed Potatoes
If you're looking for new ways to serve one of kids' favorite foods (pizza), this twice-baked potatoes recipe can help. Use whatever type of shredded Italian cheese you happen to have on hand. I like to use a combination of several cheeses but this recipe works just as well with only mozzarella or parmesan cheese.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish. Hearty and soul-warming, it is basically mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale and onions. My version also includes bacon. The dish is then finished off with a pool of melted butter. It's decadent and delicious!
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This recipe is a cinch to prepare because it has just four ingredients, and it is made entirely in the microwave. Scalloped potatoes make a terrific accompaniment to fish, ham or beef of any kind.
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The nice thing about this recipe is that the skin is left on the potatoes, which means less prep work for you and more vitamins and minerals in the finished dish. These roasted potatoes go well with everything from baked chicken to steak, and they're so easy to make, you'll find yourself making them again and again.
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This rich and creamy soup is hearty enough to make a meal all by itself. Serve it for lunch with a small green salad.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Potato Croquettes with Vegetables
These creamy cakes are luscious and rich and surprisingly healthy. That's because they are filled with a mixture of mashed potatoes, peas, and carrots. The vegetables add extra fiber and vitamins to this side dish. But the kids won't even notice.
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Creamy and rich, this recipe is comfort food defined. I recommend using Maldon sea salt (compare prices) for this dish. The large, pyramid-shaped crystals really wake up the basic flavor of the mashed potatoes.