Serve Your Potatoes A New Way

Potatoes are one of those magical foods that can be served so many ways that even a culinary academy graduate can still be surprised. They’re the perfect side to virtually any meal, and they should be appreciated for their versatility. You have plenty of options when it comes to potatoes, so the next time you bring something to a potluck try one of these less-traditional routes:

Baked Potato Casserole: Can’t decide if you want to make baked potatoes, mashed potatoes or cheesy potatoes? Never fear, make all three of them at once with this baked potato casserole. This comfort dish doesn’t take long to make and is perfect to bring to a family get-together.

Potato Skin Mac and Cheese: Do you love potato skins? Do you love mac and cheese? Do you not care about your arteries? If you answered yes to these three questions, you should probably get cracking on this dish. It is literally potato skins baked on top of mac and cheese, and you probably didn’t realize how much you needed it in your life until now.

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes: Hash browns and home fries aren’t the only ways to eat a potato for breakfast. These breakfast sweet potatoes are stuffed with vanilla yogurt, maple syrup and chopped nuts. Full of protein and plenty of nutrients to get your day started, you’ll be unstoppable.

Pesto Pasta: It’s not often that you have pasta and potatoes mixed together, but when you get the chance, run with it, especially if you’re training for a marathon or something. Throw in some pesto, Parmesan and green beans to complete the dish.

Potato Croquettes: These fried little bites of heaven are surprisingly simple to make. They make a great appetizer for a party or a good side dish to serve with some steak. These croquettes require fewer than ten ingredients and are sure to be a hit with everyone in your family.

Breakfast Casserole: Why limit casseroles to dinnertime? This breakfast casserole is great to make on a Sunday for a quick breakfast to eat every morning of the week. Just cheesy enough and stuffed with onion and sun-dried tomatoes, your family will be asking you to make this every week.

Giant Tater Tots: Small for potatoes, big for tater tots, this recipe made with your favorite small potatoes is fun and simple. It takes the salty, savory classic snack and makes it grown-up friendly by turning the entire potato into a big tot. With how easy this recipe is, it’ll become your new default way of preparing potatoes.

Potato Omelet: This omelet isn’t prepared in the traditional way. Made with just potatoes, onion, egg, paprika, black pepper, and salt, this omelet is made in a single skillet, so you won’t have a big mess to clean up. Experiment a little and consider adding your favorite breakfast meats or peppers to the mix.

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