It’s time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! At Albertson’s this week, russet potatoes are at the lowest price we’ve seen in a while: $1.99 for ten pounds!
Potatoes are a great staple food to have on hand — they’re versatile, easy to prepare, and almost everyone likes them! Here are some tasty and simple ideas for how to use potatoes.
Many people have a specific recipe or method for making mashed potatoes, but if you need a good basic recipe, Emeril Lagasse’s Mashed Potatoes are easy and delicious. If you want to reduce the amount of fat, cut the butter in half and use whole milk or half-and-half instead of heavy cream.
For something a little fancier, try these Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Yum!
If you end up with extra mashed potatoes, these Cheesy Potato Patties are a tasty way to use up the leftovers. They’re good for dinner, lunch, or breakfast!
Another great breakfast potato recipe is Neelys’ Homemade Hash Browns. This is my favorite hash brown recipe (although I do leave out the Canadian bacon.) Be sure to press the grated potatoes firmly into the skillet, as the directions state, to ensure thorough cooking and a crispy texture!
Here’s a great 5-star recipe for Twice Baked Potatoes. Pull a few of those petite sirloin steaks out of the freezer, throw them on the grill, and with these twice baked potatoes you’ll have a meal as good as any restaurant’s!
With the cooler weather we’ve had this week, I’m in the mood for hot soups! This simple copycat recipe, Panera’s Cream Cheese Potato Soup, is simple and can be adapted easily to your family’s tastes. Try serving it with optional toppings like a loaded potato bar — crumbled bacon, sour cream, chopped green onion, and/or shredded cheese.
Do you have a reliable go-to recipe for cooking and serving potatoes? Please share in the comments!