Boil Them, Mash Them: Potatoes for Every Meal

Sweet Potato Poutine with Cheese Sauce

Mashed, smashed, whipped, fried, or baked, potatoes can be eaten in numerous ways with every meal, making them a delicious, versatile choice when it is time to cook.  

There are hundreds of varieties of potatoes sold in the US. Combine that with the many ways to prepare potatoes and you have endless possibilities at mealtimes. There is no wrong way to prepare potatoes unless it is not to use the vegetable at all. Select a favorite recipe and enjoy! 

Southeast Dairy Association - italian potato

This Italian-Style Loaded Potato uses ingredients you might not associate with baked potatoes, like cottage cheese and marinara sauce. All your favorite Italian flavors come together in this meal ready in five minutes! Just microwave a potato while you mix together cottage cheese, baby spinach, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasoning. Once your potato is cooked, add the mixture to the potato and heat. That’s it! 

The classic poutine gets a makeover with crispy sweet potato fries and an herb cheese sauce that can be served as a main dish or appetizer. Simply sprinkle frozen sweet potato fries with kosher salt and bake while you prepare the cheese sauce. For the sauce, cook bacon, shallots, and garlic, adding flour and milk to form the cheese sauce. Then all that is left is to top the fries with white cheddar cheese curds, cheese sauce, and crumbled bacon. 

Firecracker Smashed Potatoes

Garlicky Firecracker Smashed Potatoes, made with smashed, roasted potatoes, chipotle peppers, and jalapeño cheddar cheese is sure to satisfy. Combine boiled potatoes with cheese, chipotle peppers, and baked, mashed garlic. Mash and garnish with jalapeno peppers for a flavorful side. 

This Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad features roasted potatoes, carrots, and green beans tossed with balsamic vinegar and cheese strips. Simply toss veggies in oil and bake, adding Swiss cheese before serving your guests. 

Potatoes can even be found in a sweet treat! If you’re a fan of sweet potato casserole, this Sweet Potato Praline Pie is for you. You’ll wow your guests with the decadent pecan praline topping. Bake sweet potatoes, brown sugar, lemon, vanilla, and more together and top with a praline mixture. 

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