8 Healthy Holiday Recipes with Potatoes

Chicken and Potato Pot Pie

Adding potatoes to the mix helps lighten up favorite holiday recipes without sacrificing any of the richness.

Potatoes are a healthy addition to your holiday recipes. One potato with the skin on has just 110 calories and 45 percent of your daily requirements for vitamin C. Potatoes also do a good job of filling you up without filling you out, partly because skin-on potatoes provide eight percent of your daily recommended fiber.

On top of their health benefits, potatoes are a great food to help reduce the cost of your holiday recipes. They’re one of the most inexpensive items in the produce aisle, so they help you stretch your holiday food budget a little bit further.

Discover the creative side of potatoes with this mix of traditional and not-so-traditional holiday recipes!

Warm Potato Salad with Ramps and Bacon

1. Warm Potato Salad with Ramps and Bacon

Ramps are wild onions. If you can’t find these at your grocery store, green onions work as a replacement. They give this dish a mild, oniony flavor. This salad makes a healthy side dish with roast chicken or pork. Image Source: MyRecipes.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 170 calories, 8.7 grams of fat, 2.8 grams of fiber

 

Fennel Potato Soup

2. Fennel-Potato Soup with Smoked Salmon

Salmon is a traditional Danish Christmas food. This light and healthy soup makes a hearty side dish or could even work as your main course if you allow for larger servings. Image Source: Epicurious.

Nutritional Information for 1 side-dish serving: 145 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber

 

Chicken Potato Pot Pie

3. Chicken and Potato Pot Pie

Pot pie is an easy, inexpensive, one-dish meal to make holiday cooking a breeze. This holiday recipe is kid-friendly and even easier to make with the help of your microwave to cut down on cooking time.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 487 calories, 19 grams of fat

 

Carrot Parsnip Potato Coins

4. Roasted Carrot, Parsnip, and Potato Coins

Are you serving roast beef for Christmas dinner? This roasted root vegetable medley is the perfect side dish. Image Source: Epicurious.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 218 calories, 12.5 grams of fat, 4.4 grams of fiber

 

Mashed Potato Casserole

5. Mashed Potato Casserole

Your guests will never guess that this rich-tasting mashed potatoes are actually quite healthy. These rich mashed potatoes pair well with any main course you have planned. Image Source: MyRecipes.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 243 calories, 6.5 grams of fat, 2.6 grams of fiber

 

Fontina Potato Skins

6. Fontina-Stuffed Potato Skins

Keep the healthy skins on your potatoes by replacing traditional mashed potatoes with baked potato skins instead. This is another versatile side that works with any main dish. Image Source: MyRecipes.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 142 calories, 5.4 grams of fat, 1.3 grams of fiber

 

Christmas Eve Beef Stew

7. Christmas Eve Beef Stew

Stews cook up slowly, but the beauty of these one-pot meals is that you don’t have to stand in front of the stove the whole time. Image Credit: All Recipes.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 474 calories, 14.6 grams of fat, 6.2 grams of fiber

 

Cheesy Broccoli Potato Mash

 8. Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Mash

Sneak some broccoli onto the holiday table with a cheesy potato recipe that even the kids are sure to love. Serve with roast chicken or pork and a green salad for a healthy holiday meal.

Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 135 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber

 

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