10 Quick and Easy Super Bowl Potato Recipes

Expand your game day spread beyond chips and salsa with these easy Super Bowl potato recipes!
Are you planning a Super Bowl party? Whether you’re a Seattle or a Denver fan, you don’t want to spend game day in the kitchen. You can create these quick and easy Super Bowl potato recipes in a flash, so you can get down to what’s important this Sunday: FOOTBALL.

Not only does adding potatoes to your Super Bowl party spread make it simple and tasty, but you can also sneak some healthier fare into the mix without giving up flavor. Potatoes are filling, and one medium potato clocks in at only 110 calories. That’s fewer calories than a serving of corn chips!

Quick, easy and healthy? That’s a trophy-worthy combination!

These recipes use the oven and the microwave to cook up snacks in a hurry. Some of these recipes have baking times of around 30 minutes, but the beauty of baking instead of frying is that you can enjoy the game while your food is getting hot in the oven.

sweet-potato-bites

1. Sweet Potato Bites

These miniature loaded sweet potatoes are a healthy finger food that’s easy to make with our Express Bake Sweet PotatOH.

 
 

Festive Papas Tapas

2. Festive Papas Tapas

Sliced baked potatoes take the place of white bread for a healthier take on this popular Spanish finger food.

 
 
Potato Dippers with Sauces

3. Grilled Potato Dippers with a Trio of Sauces

If it’s a little chilly for grilling where you are, you can pan fry or roast your potato wedges instead.

 
 
Baked Potato Nachos

4. Baked Potato Nachos

Healthy baked potatoes replace the deep fried corn chips in this nacho recipe.

 
 
Cheesy Potato Skins

5. Cheesy Potato Skins

A baked version of the ultimate bar food is sure to be a hit on Super Bowl Sunday!

 
 
Potato and Vegetable Stack

6. Potato and Vegetable Stacks

Sneak some extra veggies into your Super Bowl spread with this easy microwave recipe.

 
 
Parmesan Panko Potato Balls

7. Panko Parmesan Potato Balls

Panko is a crispy breading that’s pretty widely available, but if you can’t find it at your grocery store, Italian bread crumbs will do the trick.

 
 
Chili Lime Chicken Potato Tacos

8. Chili Lime Chicken Potato Tacos

Turn your spread of finger foods into a proper meal with these easy, filling tacos.

 
 
Potatoes Florentine (Thumb)

9. Potatoes Florentine

This is a more sophisticated spin on your usual baked potato skins.

 
 

10. Cheesy Corn Potatoes

Probably the simplest recipe on this list, these potato skins only take 10 minutes to make, thanks to the microwave.

 

Potatoes and Broccoli in Perfect Peanut Sauce

Potatoes and Peanut Sauce

Potatoes and nuts work together to make a filling dish that’s packed with vitamins and nutrients. Our take on nuts and potatoes is a Thai-inspired dish with peanut sauce that comes together quickly in the blender but tastes like it came straight from a professional kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads broccoli, broken into florets (about 4 cups)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tray PotatOH Petit Chardonnay Steamer Potatoes
  • 1 batch Perfect Peanut Sauce (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts or cashews, chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 350F. Afterward, season the broccoli with a little salt and pepper and wrap it in a foil packet (see directions here), and bake for 45 minutes.
  2. Broccoli in Foil

  3. 2) Once the broccoli is in the oven, cook your PotatOH Petit Chardonnay Potatoes according to the package directions. When they’re cool enough to handle, chop them into bite-sized pieces.
  4. 3) While the potatoes cook and cool, make your Perfect Peanut Sauce (recipe below).
  5. Peanut Sauce

  6. 4) Divide the broccoli between your plates, top the broccoli with the potatoes, and spoon peanut sauce onto each dish. Top with 1 tablespoon of peanut pieces and serve.
  7. Potatoes and Peanut Sauce

Perfect Peanut Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 2″ piece of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients into your blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. Add additional water by the tablespoon if the sauce is too thick. The finished sauce should almost have the consistency of chocolate mousse.

Nutrition (for 1 serving of potatoes, broccoli, and sauce):

Serves 4

  • 407 calories
  • 54g carbs
  • 16g fat
  • 18g protein
  • 461mg sodium

 

Easy Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic-Rosemary Butter

Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic-Rosemary Butter

Fingerling potatoes with herbed butter make any meal feel special, and no one needs to know how easy this recipe was to make!

On busy evenings, you don’t want to have to sacrifice taste for convenience, and this easy fingerling potatoes recipe is just the dish to round out your supper without adding much cooking time. The best part? Since this dish cooks in the microwave, you can serve your potatoes in the same bowl that you used to melt the butter, which means less cleanup!

Herbed butter might sound like it’s difficult to make, but with the help of your microwave it comes together in seconds. Adding herbs also means that you can get more flavor with less fat!

Need some simple recipe ideas to serve as the main course with these fingerling potatoes? Try one of these:

The recipe below calls for rosemary, but you can substitute any herbs that you like. Basil, sage, or thyme would all work well with your fingerling potatoes.

Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic-Rosemary Butter

Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic-Rosemary Butter Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes;  Cook Time: 4-5 minutes; Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information per Serving: 135 calories; 20 grams carbs, 6 grams fat, 4 grams protein

Ingredients

Directions

1. Prepare your Express Bake PotatOH! Fingerlings Steamer according to package directions. Set aside.

Fingerlings Package and Rosemary

2. In a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder, and rosemary. Microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until the butter is completely melted.

Fingerlings with Rosemary in Bowl

3. Put the cooked fingerlings into the bowl, toss well to coat, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Halloween Recipe: How to Make a Spooky Mashed Potato Spider Web

Halloween Potato Spider Web

Need a Halloween recipe that will encourage your kids to eat their veggies? This spooky bowl of mashed potatoes is just the thing.

Halloween recipes are usually all about the candy, but you can also make delicious healthy treats to celebrate this year. For this spooky spiderweb, a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes are your canvas, and you use shredded carrots, black olives, and dried rosemary to create the web and the spider.

You don’t have to make those delicate shredded carrots yourself. Check your grocery store’s produce section for a bag of already-shredded carrots. If you can’t find them, use a knife to julienne the carrots into the thinnest sticks that you can.

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Mashed Potato Spiderweb

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of buttermilk mashed potatoes
  • 1 bag shredded carrots, or at least 1/2 cup carrots very thinly sliced
  • 2 jumbo black olives
  • 8 pieces of dried rosemary

Directions

1. Heap your mashed potatoes into a large bowl, then use a spoon to smooth them down. With a clean dish towel, wipe any potato from the sides of the bowl, so you have a clean canvas to start:

Bowl of Mashed Potatoes

2. Use your carrots to build your web, like in the images below. Start by creating an X with your carrots, then add two more rows to create an asterisk. Finally, use the carrots to create a few circles connecting the lines of your web:

Carrot Spider Web

3. Make your spider. Slice about a 1/4″ piece off of the top of one of your olives, and slice the other olive in half lengthwise. One of the olive halves is going to be your spider body, and the small piece is its head. You can eat the other two pieces of olive. You deserve a snack after making that detailed web!

Sliced Olives

4. To give your spider its legs, very carefully press each piece of rosemary into the sides of the large half olive. Place the spider body and head on your web, and you’re all done!

Cooking With Fall Flavors: Seasoned Potato Recipes for Autumn

Spice Tins

Don’t you love fall flavors? Spicy ginger, rich sage, and other strong spices make fall food that much more comforting.

What’s great about adding bold seasonings to your cooking is that the more you season the less you need to rely on salt to make your food taste good. In fact, many of those pre-made salt substitutes are simply herb blends that flavor your food with herbs and spices instead of sodium.

Pairing those strong flavors with potatoes is a natural fit, since potatoes are also naturally salt free. Some fall flavors go best with white potatoes, and others taste best with sweet potatoes. We’ve pulled together some side dishes and entree ideas for you that use autumn herbs and spices.

Ginger

Fall Flavors: Ginger

Spicy ginger pairs beautifully with sweet potatoes. The sweetness from the potatoes helps take the edge off of the ginger’s spiciness, so don’t fear the ginger if you’re not a spicy food fan. Here are a couple of recipe ideas centered around ginger.

Side dish: Marmalade and Ginger-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Entree: Pork, Sweet Potato and Apple Saute

Cardamom

Fall Flavors: Cardamom

Cardamom is one of the herbs that makes chai tea so comforting, and it is a staple in Indian cooking. If you’re intimidated by cooking your own Indian food, check out these easy Indian recipes!

Side dish or entree: Indian Chickpea and Potato Stew

Entree: Cardamom-Honey Chicken Thighs with New Potatoes

Garlic

Fall Flavors: Garlic

Fall is garlic season. Almost any savory dish is tastier with a little bit of garlic, but here are a couple of recipes that feature this universal spice.

Side dish: Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

Entree: Garlic Steak with Mushrooms and Onion-Roasted Potatoes

Sage

Fall Flavors: Sage

Sage has a rich, earthy flavor that’s delicious with beans, meat, or veggies. Try these recipes to add a little sage to your supper.

Side dish or entree: Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Sage-Walnut Pesto

Entree: Cider-Braised Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes and Sage

Banana Peppers

Fall Flavors: Hot Peppers

If you like a little heat, hot peppers are the perfect addition to your fall menu. You can use a pinch or add generous amounts for some atomic-level heat!

Side Dish: Southwestern-Style Potatoes Roasted with Peppers and Herbs

Entree: Potato Black Bean Chili

Turmeric

Fall Flavors: Turmeric

Turmeric is another Indian spice, and it’s loaded with health benefits. It’s a close relative to saffron but much less expensive. It can be a little bit more bitter, so start with a little turmeric and add more as you get used to cooking with this vibrant yellow spice.

Side Dish: Roast Potatoes with Chili and Turmeric

Entree: Salmon and Autumn Vegetables Soup with Turmeric

What are your favorite fall flavors to cook with?

 
Creative Commons Image Credits:

Spice Tins by Curtis Perry
Cardamom by Steven Jackson
Garlic Clove by Liz West
Growing Ginger at Home by Susy Morris
Drying Sage by Mike Chaput
Banana Peppers by Steven Jackson
Turmeric II by Steven Jackson

Fall Potato Recipes: Chili, Soups, and Stews for the Changing Season

Are you ready for fall? We’ve got some fall recipes to warm you up from the inside out!

When there’s a nip in the air, nothing hits the spot like good, old-fashioned comfort food. A steaming bowl of chili, soup, or stew hot off the stove is just the thing when fall weather rolls in, and nothing says comfort like a hearty potato.

Potatoes aren’t just filling comfort food – they’re a family-friendly way to get your kids eating healthy food in these colder months.

When it gets chilly, we tend to eat heavier foods, and a potato is a great way to make foods satisfying without adding any fat or a lot of calories. One medium potato has just 110 calories and is naturally fat free, so you can add potatoes to your family’s fall recipes without feeling guilty.

Chili Recipes

Fall Recipes: Chili

Gluten Free Vegetarian Potato Chili This hearty chili is packed with black beans and fresh veggies. Pile on your favorite toppings, and dig in!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili  – Are sweet potatoes more your speed? Try a sweet potato and black bean chili that cooks up in less than 45 minutes. Image Credit: Eating Well.

Soup Recipes

Fall Recipes: Soups

Colcannon Chowder – Colcannon is a simple, creamy Irish soup made with potatoes, cabbage, and sausage. Our lightened up version uses turkey sausage and reduced fat milk to make this classic soup healthier for your family.

Lightened Up Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Your family will never guess that instead of heavy cream, this soup gets its creaminess from pureed potatoes. It’s rich, creamy, and stick-to-your-ribs good.

Stew Recipes

Fall Recipes: Stews

Peppers and Potato Stew – This is a traditional Italian dish: peperonata di patate. This stew simmers for an hour before it’s ready, but you don’t have to stand over the stove while it cooks. Just check in occasionally to give it a stir. Image Credit: Cooking Channel.

Italian White Bean, Kale, and Potato Stew – Healthy beans and kale make this filling soup a good-for-you supper. It keeps well in the refrigerator or the freezer, so make a big batch and serve this up on a chilly, busy fall weeknight. Image Credit: Forks Over Knives.

Fall Recipes: Cornbread and Garlic Bread

Does chili, soup, or stew not feel like a meal on its own? Throw a basket of cornbread or garlic bread on the table, and your family will thank you!

Dairy Free Cornbread – This is a sweet cornbread that goes great with chili or with the white bean and potato stew listed above. Pass butter or margarine alongside for spreading.

Garlic Bread – Garlic bread would go well with any of the recipes listed above, and this recipe doesn’t require any baking. Just spread a garlic-butter mixture onto slices of French of Italian bread, and pop in the oven 10 minutes before you’re planning to have supper on the table.

Do you have any favorite fall recipes? Tell us about your favorite cool-weather supper ideas in the comments!

Potato Recipes: Quick & Easy Microwave Meals

Fast and Fit Clam Chowder

You know that it’s quick and easy to cook up our farm fresh PotatOHs, but did you know that you can make microwave potato recipes to feed your family in a flash?

How do you use your microwave? Is it mostly for reheating leftovers and making popcorn for family movie night? Microwaves are handy for reheating, but with the help of PotatOHs you can also use them to cook up healthy meals that your whole family will love! We’ve rounded up healthy potato recipes to make your life a little bit easier and a little bit healthier, too.

Not only do these potato recipes help you get supper on the table in a hurry, but including healthy potatoes means you’re adding potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and antioxidants to your family’s plate. Potatoes are also naturally fat- and sodium-free, so you can feel good about dishing them up.

Fast and Fit Clam Chowder

Kids love creamy, hearty clam chowder on a chilly fall evening. Toss together a quick green salad and serve this up with crusty bread, and you’ve got a healthy weeknight meal. The recipe calls for diced potatoes, but you can save even more time (and chopping!) if you substitute our Fingerling Jubileez. Instead of adding them to the broth, just cook them up before you get started, and add half to the soup when you put it in the blender. You can toss the rest in whole or slice them in half to make them a little bit more bite-sized.

Click here for the recipe!

Loaded “Baked” PotatOHs

Everybody loves a loaded baked potato, and with our PotatOHs, you can create easy microwave meals that even your kids will enjoy. Check out the variations for broccoli and cheese, pizza, and spinach Alfredo. Instead of slicing the potatoes in half before you microwave, just cook up one Express Bake PotatOH per person and halve it after cooking.

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Meatloaf-Stuffed Potato

Turn leftover meatloaf into a quick supper with this microwave potato recipe. Instead of stuffing the uncooked potato, just cook up one Express Bake PotatOH per person, then scoop, stuff, and microwave for 1-2 minutes, just to heat the meatloaf all the way through. Serve with a side of microwave-steamed asparagus, and you’ll have a delicious supper on the table in less than 20 minutes!

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Greek Salad “Baked” Potatoes

Baking potatoes in the oven can take up to an hour, but throw some Express Bake PotatOHs in the microwave, and you’ve got supper in a fraction of the time. This fresh spin on a loaded baked potato features plenty of veggies and feta cheese for a one-dish meal.

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Microwave Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a hearty, filling meal, and you can make it much more quickly using a microwave. The recipe below calls for dicing the potatoes and cooking them in water, but you can use a tray of our Gold Jubileez to make your creamy mashed potatoes with no peeling or chopping. Just heat them according to the package instructions, then use them in the recipe in place of the cooked, chopped potatoes.

Click here for the recipe!

Microwave Shepherdess Pie

Does your family love sweet potatoes? Shepherdess pie is a fun twist on traditional shepherd’s pie that uses mashed sweets instead of regular potatoes. To make this variation, use the recipe above, but substitute four Express Bake Sweet PotatOHs cooked in the microwave for the russet potatoes in the recipe. Just like the shepherd’s pie, you don’t need to peel and dice these up before microwaving. Just cook according to the package directions, and let them cool. The skin will peel away easily with your fingers, and it’s OK if you don’t get every last bit of skin, since this is a rustic dish.

Do you have a favorite microwave potato recipe? Share your quick and easy meal ideas in the comments!
 

Game Day Snacks: Kick Off Football Season and National Chicken Month

Football FIeld
Celebrate the start of football season and National Chicken Month with some simple game day snacks.

Is there anything sweeter than the start of football season? What if we told you that not only are your favorite teams kicking off on the field, but that September is also National Chicken Month? Can you say “delicious game day snacks?”

Potatoes a delicious addition to your game day snacks spread, and they’re easy to prepare, so you can spend your day enjoying the big game, not on food preparation. Baking a potato in the oven takes around 45 minutes, but you can bake up a farm fresh PotatOH in just 4-7 minutes in the microwave to save yourself time for what’s really important here: FOOTBALL!

Potatoes and chicken go hand in wing, don’t they? From loaded tater skins to potato and chicken soft tacos, there are endless delicious ways to team up these all star foods on game day. We’ve rounded up some of the best game day finger foods for your next football get together. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

1. Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

A smoky, spicy twist on regular potato skins. Skip the oven and microwave your potatoes to make this dish even faster!
 
 
 
Sweet Potato Chicken Quesadillas

2. Sweet Potato Chicken Quesadillas

With just 5 ingredients, this easy game day snack is still a crowd-pleaser. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for dipping. Image Source: Rachel Ray.
 
 
 
Grilled Rosemary Chicken

3. Grilled Chicken and Potato Skewers

Impress your guests with grilled kabobs that use rosemary stems instead of bamboo skewers. Image Source: Endless Simmer.
 
 
 
Chili Lime Chicken Potato Tacos

4. Chili Lime Chicken Potato Tacos

Taco night on game day, anyone? Serve these tacos already made, or set out the ingredients separately to let your game day guests build their own.
 
 
 
Potato Croquettes

5. Chicken, Mushroom, and Potato Croquettes

Cut your cooking time in half by microwaving the potatoes instead of boiling them, then kick back and get ready to impress your guests with these croquettes. Image Source: Onion Rings and Things.
 
 
Potato Knish

6. Potato Knishes

A knish is a Jewish pastry stuffed with savory goodness. This version is packed with potatoes mashed with chicken stock. Image Source: All Recipes.
 
 
 
Chicken Curry Puffs

7. Chicken Curry Puffs

Think of these as cheater’s samosas. Instead of making the dough from scratch, these spicy curry puffs use pre-made puff pastry dough to save time and guess work. Your guests never need to know!
 
 
 
Sweet Potato Squares

8. Sweet Potato and Lemon Sausage

Use chicken sausage instead of pork to lighten up this recipe in honor of National Chicken Month. Image Source: My Recipes.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Daniel X. O’Niel on Flickr

Back to School Potato Recipes to Keep Kids Happy and Energized

Kids and a school bus

Need some quick and easy back to school recipes? We’ve got healthy, tasty snack and packed lunch options that your kids will love.
 
It’s about time to send those kiddos back to school, and all of that learning sure works up an appetite. Do your little ones come home with a big appetite? Whether you’re looking for a snack or a filling lunch to pack potatoes can help keep your kids happy, healthy, and full of energy for those long days in school.

Potatoes get a bad rep, but they’re actually good for kids if you use healthy preparation methods like microwaving, baking, or even grilling. They’re packed full of healthy carbohydrates – the stuff that your brain needs to function. A medium skin-on potato also provides a healthy dose of nutrients like vitamin C and potassium to keep your kids healthy. It’s also got 2 grams of fiber, which helps your kids feel full longer, so they can focus on school and homework.

The best part? Potatoes make a nutritious addition to lunch or snack time that your kids will actually eat. Check out these back to school recipes for packed lunches and after school snacks!

Potato Packed Lunch Ideas

Packed Potato Lunches

Packing your child’s lunch the night before can help you save time in the mornings. These are some easy lunch recipes that travel well.

Parmesan Panko Potato Balls – These make a filling snack alongside a sandwich or a thermos of soup.

Chili Lime Chicken Potato Tacos – To keep these from getting soggy, pack the filling and the taco shells separately, and let your child assemble them at lunch time. They’re lunch and an activity in one!

Cheese and Trees Potato Soup – When the weather starts to get cooler, send your kid to school with a thermos brimming with warm, hearty soup.

Bacon and Chive Potato Pancakes – You can pack these alone or in a container with greens. If you pack them solo, include some unsweetened applesauce for dipping to sneak in a serving of fruit.

Potato and Vegetable Stacks – These are a fun alternative to a sandwich that lets you sneak some healthy veggies into your kid’s lunch. Just pack extra dressing in a well-sealed container. You can use more of the Italian dressing from the recipe or try ranch.

After School Potato Snacks

After School Potato Snacks

The kids are always hungry when they come home from school. These simple recipes will tide them over until supper time.

Mini Sweet Potato Bites – Who needs processed finger foods when you can pile yummy toppings onto sliced sweet potato rounds?

Grilled Potato Dippers – Here’s a trade secret: if you don’t want to bust out the grill, you can skip that step and just microwave the potatoes before you slice ’em. Your kids will have so much fun with the dipping sauces, they’ll never notice the difference!

Festive Papas Tapas – Do your kids like white potatoes better than sweets? Try these easy potato bites!

Baked Potato Nachos – Nachos are the ultimate kid-friendly food, but corn chips are usually deep fried. Instead of greasy chips, use healthy potato slices as the base for your nacho toppings.

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins – You can make this into a quick dish by cooking your potatoes in the microwave instead of baking before you cut them.

 

Creative Commons photo via woodleywonderworks on Flickr

 

Back to School Snack Recipe: Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Bites

This back to school recipe makes a healthy school lunch snack with just a few minutes of prep work.

Many school lunch snacks that kids grab are not the healthiest: sugary snacks like cookies and candy might fill your kid up, but you’re in for a sugar crash and a tough evening. Next time your kids need a snack for lunch while at school, try this recipe starring sweet potatoes to satisfy that sweet tooth without so much processed sugar.

Sweet potatoes give your kids a dose of vitamins and fiber to boost their energy for long school days. One medium sweet potato gives your children 30 percent of their daily dose of vitamin C and 4 grams of filling dietary fiber to keep them full until supper time [source: Nutrition Data]. Not too shabby for one tasty orange spud!

These sweet potato bites are a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and sure to be a hit with your kids. Think of them as a lighter version of potato skins!

Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Bites

Cook time: 7-10 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves 2

Nutrition per serving (using turkey bacon): 130 calories; 20 g carbs; 7 g fat; 4 g protein

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet PotatOH
  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
  • 2 strips of turkey or vegetarian bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions – green parts only – chopped

Directions

  1. Cook the 1 Sweet PotatOH in the microwave according to package directions while you prep the bacon and green onions.
  2. Slice the potato into 1/4″ coins and arrange on a plate. Top each coin with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle the whole plate with bacon and green onions.