If there's anything we can call the humble potato, it’s that it is a universal food. You can cook potatoes in so many different ways - mashed potato, baked potato, roast potato, potato fries and much more. It’s such a versatile food and great when you’re trying to stretch the food budget a little further.
Want some new ideas for great dishes that feature the humble potato? Here are ten of them that are sure to become family favourites.
1. Potato Kugel
With a little bit of hard work and heaps of grated potatoes and onions, you can come up with a potato dish that’s not only delicious but also beautiful. Add some beaten eggs, a few drops of olive oil, sprinkle it with some Kosher salt and pepper and chopped parsley, then pop it in the oven and bake. Voila! You’ll have a gorgeous-looking potato kugel on your table in no time. Get the full recipe here.
2. French onion potato bake
Our list won’t be complete without the iconic baked potato dish. But this time, it has a quick and easy twist. With only three ingredients – thickened cream, French onion soup mix, and of course, potatoes, your family will surely be asking for more. Here's the complete recipe.
3. Soy-braised potatoes
Here’s a delicious potato favourite from Korea – it’s a great BBQ side dish of soy-braised potatoes (gamja jorim). Aside from the potatoes, all you need are a few more ingredients in your pantry, and you’ll be cooking up this potato feast in no time. Grab the recipe here.
4. Potato salad with sweet corn, bacon, and red onion
Now that it’s warming up, this salad is perfect to make ahead as a side dish. Of course potato is the star of the show, co-starring with some sweet corn, bacon, red onion, baby arugula (rocket), and a special vinaigrette-mustard dressing. Check the full recipe here.
5. Boxty - Irish potato cakes
Here’s a great breakfast dish from Ireland that’s so good you can eat it at any time of the day. Boxty or Irish potato pancakes are a little bit thicker than the traditional pancakes but equally good (the Irish would say they’re better). Partner them with some apple sauce, sour cream, or whatever savoury sauce you want. Delicious! Whip them up using this recipe.
6. Mashed potato bites
Here’s another one of those potato dishes that we can’t miss off our list - mashed potato. But here’s a delicious use for your leftover mashed potato (cook too much the night before just to make sure you have some leftovers in the fridge). Add an egg, sour cream, cheese, and green onions. Then shape them into bite sizes before baking. Your kids will undoubtedly be asking for more. Here’s the full recipe.
7. Red potatoes roasted with rosemary and mustard
Yes, there's just got to be a roasted potato recipe here, but again it has a scrumptious twist. With a hint of mustard and rosemary, some olive oil, kosher salt, and beautiful red potatoes, you won’t go wrong with this dish. It’s easy to prepare too - learn how here.
8. Instant pot potato soup
Craving some steaming hot potato soup? Here’s our best bet for that craving. We have many ingredients involved here, but all should be readily available in your pantry. Use russet potatoes for best taste, add bacon, cheddar, heavy cream, milk, and a few more ingredients, and you’ll have your craving satisfied in no time. Get the full recipe here.
9. Potato Pierogi
We're almost sure you'll see your kids' faces light up with delight when they see this potato dish. Potato pierogies are cute little pockets of potato goodness that are hard to resist. While there are many variations, this recipe is simple with only a few ingredients – mashed potato, flour, eggs, sour cream, salt, milk, spring onions and grated cheese. Learn how to make it here.
10. Chocolate potato cake
Who says you can’t make a dessert from the humble potato? Well, here’s a potato cake everyone will love because the russet potatoes partner with the all-time favourite cake ingredient – chocolate. It’s moist and fudgy, and with a peanut butter frosting, that’s to die for. Grab the recipe right here now.
There you have it! The ten awesome potato dishes to delight everyone in the family. Want some extra funds to buy a few kitchen gadgets to help you chop, grate and mash? We’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans up to $5,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours - so you can start creating some budget-friendly potato dishes this week!