Two Easy and Quick Potato Recipes

Organic potatoes in moderation are a nutritious addition to your healthy diet.

Why not cook your own potato dish? After all, potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables for healthy eating and cooking. They are considered the most popular tubers in the world. There are a lot of varieties of potatoes, a lot of ways to cook them, and a lot of uses which you may not have considered.

Potatoes are used as a main ingredient in various dishes such as soups, stews and casserole dishes. Potatoes are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins. They are the most widely grown vegetable in the world, partly because of their health benefits.

Check out these five facts to consider when it comes to easy potato recipes:

  • Potatoes have only between 70 and 100 calories
  • They are about 80% water
  • They contain potassium, iron, vitamin C, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, calcium and magnesium
  • They were the first vegetable grown in space
  • There are about 5,000 varieties of potatoes all over the world
Try these easy potato recipes for dinner!

Smashed Potatoes
Ingredients:
  • Sea salt, pepper
  • 1 large shallot, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons non dairy milk of your choice (such as rice, almond or soy milk)
  • 6 to 7 small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance vegan butter
Method:
Dice the unpeeled potatoes and then cook them in salted water. Cover the pot and cook until they become tender – about 30 minutes. Drain them well. Transfer them to a bowl and add the butter, milk, salt and pepper and then coarsely mash them together.

Cheesy Baked Potatoes
Ingredients:
  • Vegan sour cream for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz. of cooked potato wedges with skin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Daiya vegan cheddar cheese
Method:
To prepare this potato recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the potato wedges in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the paprika, oil and salt. Pour the mixture over the potatoes. Use your hands to coat the potato wedges evenly with the seasoning mixture. Place the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle the potatoes with the vegan cheddar cheese and bake until the cheese has melted. Put the potatoes in a large bowl and serve them with vegan sour cream.

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