A Memorial Day Potato Cookout

Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day is this weekend, and here at Farm Fresh Direct our hearts go out to all of the men and women defending our great nation.

This holiday is about honor and reflection, and we think it’s also about doing things that are ingrained in our culture. After all, isn’t our culture part of what makes this country of ours worth fighting for? This weekend, let’s gather close friends and family together to celebrate with a day of togetherness, and what’s more all-American than throwing some food onto the grill?

Whether you grill ‘em, bake ‘em, or microwave ‘em, potatoes are a staple at any all-American cookout.¬†We’ve pulled together some tasty, healthy, and patriotic potato dishes to help you celebrate Memorial Day right! Here’s how you can use potatoes to salute the ol’ red, white, and blue:

Red

Serve up a helping of tasty grilled potato dippers with plenty of red pepper basil dipping sauce. They pair up with any grilled meats or veggies to make a healthy meal!

Bake a batch of Buffalo chicken potato skins, and top them with plenty of fresh, bright red chopped tomato.

White

Instead of a blend of cheese, use queso blanco or pepper jack to make these tasty baked potato nachos! Nachos might not scream U-S-A, but we bet that your guests’s mouths will be too full of nacho goodness to complain.

Want to keep it simple? No one can pass up a mess of microwave-roasted white potatoes. Nobody has to know how quick they were to whip up.

Blue

All right, we admit it — nature doesn’t cook up a lot of blue food, but a batch of purple potatoes are close enough in our book! Try out a purple potato salad as the blue side dish for your cookout. The recipe says to steam the potatoes, but you can also cook them up in the microwave for an even quicker dish.

Are mashed potatoes more your thing? These garlic mashed purple potatoes are just the dish to finish off your Memorial Day meal!

From the whole Farm Fresh Direct family, we hope you have a happy Memorial Day!

Perfect Potato Recipes for Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day Cookout

On Memorial Day, we take time to honor the brave men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We also welcome warm weather as the summer season begins, and for those us lucky enough to have the day off from work, it’s a perfect day to get together with family and friends and enjoy a good meal or two.

Whether you’re going to a park for a barbecue or a picnic, heading outdoors and camping, or staying indoors, here are great potato recipes perfect for your Memorial Day celebrations, including potato meals, potato pairings, side dishes and potato salads.
 

BBQ At The Park or Camping

What better way to bring in summertime than with a BBQ at the park? You can throw some potatoes on the grill for a delicious toasted and smokey flavor, bake them in foil, or bring along a potato salad as a side dish to meat and chicken. And if you’re going camping, just because you’re roughin’ it doesn’t mean you have to eat rough. Cook some of these at home and bring them with you, or pack up the ingredients and heat them up on a campfire.

Recipes


BBQ Potatoes

Grilled Spud Dogs

Southwest Potatoes and Chicken

Quick & Healthy Microwave Baked Potato Salad

 

Hosting Indoors

When you lead a busy life, sometimes the best thing to do on a day off is enjoy the comfort of your own home. If you’re planning to relax at home and invite friends and family for dinner instead of spending the day outdoors, these recipes are for you. There’s something for everyone, including vegetable and meat dishes, a fun and spicy twist on mashed potatoes, and a pesto salad with plenty of zing.

Recipes

Tuscan Potatoes and Vegetables

Meatloaf-Stuffed Microwave Potato

Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Pesto Potato Salad

 

If You Have To Work

Getting stuck working on Memorial Day isn’t fun, but we’ve got some easy recipes to cheer you up just in case. You’ll still get the taste of cookout potatoes, but without the need for a grill. Simply pack up your ingredients before you leave work, throw them in the microwave at lunchtime, and treat yourself to a delicious cooked lunch.

Recipes

Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potato

Microwave-Roasted Potatoes

Roasted-Style Microwave Cajun Potatoes