Potatoes and Nuts: A Satisfying and Healthy Combination

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Fresh Pineapple

A serving of healthy nuts makes your food more satisfying and helps you stay full longer.

Nuts don’t always get the credit they deserve when it comes to healthy food, because they’re high in fat, but studies show that in moderation nuts don’t impact weight loss goals. In fact, they’re a great option for making your food more delicious and adding a dose of disease-fighting nutrients to your dishes.

Healthy nuts contribute to satiety, meaning that the healthy fats and fiber help you feel full. Combine nuts with satisfying potatoes, and you’ve got a satisfying meal that’s in line with your health goals. Studies show that potatoes also help stave off hunger better than other common side dishes. Potatoes and nuts can be part of a healthy weight loss program.

Need some help including healthy nuts and potatoes in your cooking? Try some of these recipes!

10 Nutty Potato Recipes

Vegan Quinoa Salad

1. Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are rich and satisfying. They also provide 120 percent of your daily value of manganese, a mineral that helps support brain function. Image credit: The Perfect Pantry.

 
 

African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
2. Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

This is a perfect hearty soup for a cold day, and the moderate portion of healthy nuts protects you from heart disease without causing weight gain. Image credit: All Recipes.

 
 

Sweet Potato Kale
3. Kale and Sweet Potato Salad with Walnuts

Combine filling sweet potatoes, healthy nuts, and plenty of good-for-you kale in a light and delicious dish. Healthy nuts like walnuts make this salad filling while helping to reduce blood cholesterol.

 
 

Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Sweet Potatoes
4. Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Sweet Potatoes

This is a filling dish packed with protein and healthy nuts. We talked about the benefits of peanuts above, and the peanut sauce in this dish delivers a moderate serving of peanuts on every plate. Image credit: Clean Eating.

 
 

New Potatoes with Spinach and Pine Nuts
5. New Potatoes with Spinach and Pine Nuts

This recipe only contains a small amount of pine nuts. You could double the healthy nuts in this recipe for even more healthy benefit and still only have a moderate amount of nuts on your plate. Image credit: Epi-Ventures.

 
 

Grilled Pesto Potato Salad
6. Grilled Pesto Potato Salad

Toss some extra pine nuts into this side dish, if you like, or serve it as-is. Best of all, you can save time by using your microwave instead of conventional oven, which makes for a quick, easy and flavorful meal.

 
 

Hazelnut Gnocchi with Sage Glaze
7. Hazelnut Gnocchi with Sage Glaze

Gnocchi is a potato-based pasta that makes a filling side dish or main course. This version uses ground hazelnuts for a protein boost. Hazelnuts provide 3-4 grams of fiber per serving and 20 percent of your Vitamin K for the day. Image credit: My Recipes.

 
 

Sweet Potato and Cashew Korma over Coconut Rice
8. Sweet Potato and Cashew Korma

This vegetarian Indian dish is perfect for a cold evening. A serving of cashews contains trace minerals like copper, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium and zinc. Image credit: My Recipes.

 
 

Pine Nut and Glazed Onion Mashed Potatoes
9. Pine Nut and Glazed Onion Mashed Potatoes

This non-dairy mashed potato recipe actually contains two kinds of healthy nuts: pine nuts and cashews. Instead of cream and butter, pureed raw cashews make these mashed potatoes rich and creamy. Image credit: Vedged Out.

 
 

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.

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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.

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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

Easy After School Dinners for Busy Parents

Need some after school easy dinners that are healthy too? Potatoes to the rescue!

The school year is full of feeding-the-family-challenges, isn’t it? You’ve got to pack healthy lunches and for kids and fix them energizing after school snacks, and in the evenings, somehow manage to get a hearty supper on the table. You and your kids need something quick, easy, and healthy at the end of a long day of work and school, and a healthy dose of potatoes fits the bill perfectly.

Baking potatoes in the oven can take 45 minutes to an hour, but our farm fresh PotatOH products cook in the microwave in just minutes. Not only do potatoes make quick work when it comes to meal preparation, they’re healthy. Potatoes contain healthy carbohydrates, which fuel muscle and brain function. And at just 110 calories, a medium skin-on potato packs a nutritional punch! It’s rich in potassium and vitamin C and has 2 grams of fiber to help keep you and your kids feeling full.

The best part about potatoes? Kids love ’em! Check out these easy dinners for after school or any busy evening.

Easy After School Dinners 01

Spinach and Artichoke Two Potato Casserole

Who says it’s hard to get kids to eat their vegetables? Serve this healthy casserole as a vegetarian main dish, or cook up your favorite protein, and dish this up on the side.

Irish Potato Cakes with Sour Cream Sauce

This is another healthy potato recipe that you can serve as a main course or a side dish. Add a big salad, and you’ve got a healthy supper in no time flat.

Colcannon Chowder

Colcannon is a traditional Irish stew. It’s a perfect hearty meal on a cold night with some crust bread for dipping.

Lightened Up Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This potato soup recipes sneaks lots of healthy vegetables in. That creamy base is made from potatoes and cauliflower! Your kids will never guess that they’re eating their veggies.

After School Dinners 02

Chicken and Potato Pot Pie

Nothing says comfort food like a pot pie, and our version uses pre-made pie crust and microwave cooking to speed up the process.

Creamy Potato and Vegetable Casserole

Casseroles can be time-consuming, but this veggie-packed dish cooks up fast in the microwave to get supper on the table in a flash.

Chili Lime Chicken Potato Tacos

Kids love taco night! To make this meal into an event, serve the filling in a big bowl with other toppings – like diced tomato, shredded lettuce, and sour cream – and let everyone make their own tacos right at the table.

Southwest Chicken Casserole

This casserole is a one-dish meal, and it comes together quickly with the help of your microwave.

Do you have a go-to easy dinner that you cook up on busy school nights? Tell us about your kids’s favorite potato dishes in the comments!

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

 

5 Healthy and Refreshing Cold Summer Soups

Vichyssoise Meal

These simple summer soups are as easy to make as they are delicious and healthy.

If you’ve never had a good, cold soup, the idea of slurping up chilled spoonfuls of broth might not sound too appealing, but cold soups can be a delicious addition to any light summer meal. During the steamy summer months when even the thought of eating anything hot can be just too much, a simple cold soup can even be a meal on its own with some crusty bread or a salad on the side.

It’s also still National Fruits and Vegetables Month, and cold soups are a delicious way to eat up the summer bounty of seasonal fruits and veggies.

You might wonder what potatoes have to do with cold summer soups. Potatoes actually make a creamy soup base that’s just as tasty chilled as it is hot. We’ve rounded up some crowd-pleassing summer soup recipes for you right here!

Watermelon Gazpacho Soup

1. Watermelon Gazpacho

This is a fruitier spin on the traditonal Spanish soup. It uses all fruits that are in season right now: tomatoes, watermelon, and cucumber. You can make this dish a day in advance, so if you’re planning a cookout or summer garden party it’s a great time-saver.

Image Source: Food and Wine
 
Vichyssoise Soup

2. Classic Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise might sound pretty hoity toity, but this French soup couldn’t be simpler. It’s simply a pureed soup made with lots of good stuff: potatoes, leeks, and (of course!) heavy cream. It is French, after all!

Image Source: Fine Cooking
 
Green Pea Vichyssoise Soup

3. Green Pea Vischyssoise

Seasonal green peas are a delicious addition to the French classic. The peas add a touch of sweetness and turn your soup a gorgeous green. Drizzle on some olive oil, and you are in business!

Image Source: epicurious
 
Chilled Carrot Soup

4. Chilled Carrot Soup

This bright orange soup is rich, creamy, and satisfying, and the toasted breadcrumbs give it just the right amount of crunch. Make it a meal with some Irish potato cakes with sour cream sauce on the side.

Image Source: Martha Stewart
 
Coconut Curry Soup

5. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

You can serve this hearty, spicy soup hot or cold. If you’re planning to chill it, we suggest following the tip at the bottom of the recipe to thin it out, since it will thicken as it chills.

Image Source: foodfanatic
 
Cold soup not your cup of tea? We’ve got plenty of heart-warming hot soup recipes in our archives. Check ’em out!

 
Creative Commons Vischyssoise photo via yoppy on Flickr
 

Celebrate National Fruits and Vegetables Month with Potatoes

Vegetables and Potatoes

Did you know that June is National Fruits and Vegetables Month? Get in on the healthy eating action with some vegetarian potato recipes.

Yep! You read that right: potatoes are vegetables.

Potatoes and Your Health

Studies show that you can include potatoes as part of a healthy weight loss program. In fact, a medium-sized potato clocks in at just 110 calories. They’re also 100 percent fat free and naturally free of sodium. And with 2 grams of fiber, that potato has 8 percent of your daily value. Fiber makes you feel full longer, which may help with weight loss.

That same potato is also chock full of vitamins and nutrients that are good for your body. Just one medium, skin-on potato contains 45 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C and more potassium than any other vegetable or fruit – even bananas.

Vegetarian Potato Recipes

You might think that a vegetarian meal will leave you hungry, but a healthy dose of potatoes makes any dish filling and satisfying. Studies show that potatoes fill you up and keep you full better than other side dishes like pasta or bread.

Need some potato recipes to kick off National Fruits and Vegetables Month? Check out some of these vegetarian potato recipes to help you get your veggies on at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast

Start your day off right with some healthy potatoes. You can make ’em the whole meal with a pie or a hash or serve ’em up on the side with some eggs for a quick, healthy weekday breakfast.

Quick and Easy Home Fries – Home fries come together in a flash on busy mornings.

Fennel and Potato Hash – Top this hash with a fried egg, and you are in business.

Mediterranean Vegetable and Cheese Pie – The secret to this quick and easy breakfast pie? A potato crust!

Lunch

Potatoes cook up so fast and easy, they’re perfect for a vegetarian lunch.

Lightened Up Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Soup and a salad is the picture of a healthy lunch. Just skip the bacon in this soup recipe to make it a vegetarian meal.

Potato and Kale Cakes – This recipe says to cook the potatoes in boiling water, but you can cut the cooking time by 20 minutes if you make ’em in the microwave instead.

Quick & Healthy Chili Lime Potato Tacos – Use two cans of black beans instead of chicken to make these healthy tacos vegetarian.

Dinner

Whether potatoes are the main event or a side dish, they’re a healthy, easy way to add some extra veggies to your supper.

Fingerling Jubileez Salad – This quick filling salad can be a meal on its own or a side dish.

Bombay Potato Curry – Curried potatoes don’t have to be a side with chicken or fish. You can dish up big, spicy bowlfuls of this dish all on its own.

Cheese and Trees Potato Soup – Broccoli cheese soup gets a lighter touch with potatoes to thicken it instead of cream.

We’ve got more healthy potato goodness coming up for National Fruits and Vegetable Month, so stay tuned!

Image Credit: Remixed Creative Commons photo by Ari Moore

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!

Mother’s Day Recipes for Every Mom


Mother's Day Recipes

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Are you having trouble coming up with a recipe that’s just right for your mom? We’ve got you covered!

Moms come in as many flavors as our potatoes do colors, and it can be tough coming up with recipe ideas for a momma with discerning taste. Whether your mom is a total foodie, prefers comfort food, or falls somewhere in between, we have recipe suggestions for you!

We also want your Mother’s Day brunch to be about hanging with mom, not about standing over the stove, so we’ve picked out recipes that you can prep in advance, so you’ll spend minimal time in the kitchen on Sunday.

1. Foodie Momma

Does your mom love cooking shows, subscribe to Gourmet magazine, and like recipes that involve creme fraiche? Impress her palate with something fancy, like this Potato and Boursin Fritata. You can make the potato mixture in advance, so on the day-of, you’ll just spread it into the skillet, pour on the eggs and cheese, and bake. No stove time required!

2. Healthy Momma

If your mom is trying to eat light, you can still treat her right! Toss together a bed of field greens and top them with our Light and Lively Fingerling Potato Salad. A light vinaigrette replaces the heavy mayo that’s in most potato salad recipes, and the potatoes are filling without adding too many calories! This salad keeps beautifully in the fridge; you can prepare it up to two days in advance.

3. Vegetarian Momma

More and more folks are going meatless, and if you’re not used to cooking a vegetarian meal, it might be tough coming up with something tasty for Mother’s Day that your mom can eat. Make an Asian-themed meal centered around some delicious Japanese potato croquettes! You can make the croquettes the day before and just pop them into the oven on Mother’s Day.

4. Meat and Potatoes Momma

Cooking for a mom who likes more hearty fare, but want to add a bit of flair? She will love our Beef and Potato Tamale Casserole. You can assemble the casserole a day ahead, then just cook it up in the microwave when it’s almost brunch time. This is a super quick recipe that takes just 20 minutes in the microwave!

5. Traditional Momma

If your mom likes to keep it simple, surprise her with a good ol’ Chicken and Potato Pot Pie! Get all of the chopping done the day before, and this recipe will come together in less than half an hour on Sunday.