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5 Great Potato Recipes

Updated on October 10, 2014

Ever since carbs were deemed the enemy, many people have taken the potato off their grocery list. I find this just wrong. Potatoes have tons of great vitamins and minerals in them, they are full of energy, will fill you and your family up. The greatest part of all to me is, they are fairly cheap most of the year. I recently bought 8 pounds of white potatoes for only two dollars! So this is a great addition to any family’s list that wants to eat well and doesn’t have much money to spend on ever-rising groceries.

So what do you do with potatoes? Well with only a few ingredients, potatoes can be transformed into so many main meals, as well as great side dishes for any meat. Below I have a few of my own personal recipes. Like always, there is only a few ingredients and super easy instructions to make some great potato dishes your family will love this fall season. All recipes will feed two people, so just double and triple as needed for your own family size.

Augratin Potatoes

Augratin Potatoes

Once you see how easy it is to make your own, you will never buy another box of the dried stuff.


2 large potatoes

1 tsp. butter

2 slices of American cheese

1/8 cup of milk

1/8 cup crumbled bacon or diced ham (optional)


Boil washed potatoes whole with skin on until done in middle (fork goes all the way in easily

Cool potatoes under cool water

Skin potatoes and slice in ¼ inch pieces

Lay out slices in a baking dish and pour cheese sauce on top.

Bake for 10-15 minutes on 350 degrees.

Cheese Sauce:

Heat cheese, butter and milk on low in sauce pan.

When melted and fully incorporated, it is ready to go.

Poor Man's Feast

Poor Man’s Feast

This is a great main dish recipe that is low cost, taste great and kids love it


3 potatoes

1 tsp. salt

1 tablespoon of oil (I use coconut)

½ onion

¼ cup of meat (spam, ham, bacon, sausage or even hotdogs)


Skin and dice potatoes in one inch cubes, lay out and salt- let sit at least 5 minutes (this will draw some of the water out of the vegetable so they will brown better

Skin and cube onions

Heat pan on medium with oil, wait until hot

Add potatoes to the pan and cover.

Cook for seven minutes before flipping and adding onions and meat. Recover.

Cook another 7-10 minutes until cubes are soft enough to fork through.

Serve hot with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a piece of cornbread.

Potato Soup

Potato Soup

This is literally the first thing I learned to cook. Super easy, but super good and I still make it to this day


2 large potatoes

1 tsp. butter

1 tbs. milk

Salt to taste


Skin and cube potatoes, rinse well

Toss in a half full pot of water and add salt

Cook on medium high heat until potatoes are cooked and edges are rounded.

Add milk and butter.

Take off of heat.

Serve as is or mash up the potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Everyone loves mashed potatoes, so I will not give you the recipe, though I will add a few add-ins to mae it new and interesting.


Ranch-use ranch instead of butter and milk. It will add a zing to your potatoes

Cheese- Parmesan cheese or even a slice of American can add a nice flavor to your potatoes

Meat- I like to add tiny pieces of ham or crumbled bacon bits sometimes

Sour cream and chives- Instead of milk, add a spoonful of sour cream and chives to make richer mashed potatoes

Baked Potato Salad and Other Honorable Mentions

Baked Potato Salad

This is a twist on an old recipe.


2 potatoes

1 green onion

1 tsp. mayo

2 tbs. sour cream

1 tsp. white vinegar

1/8 cup of cheddar cheese

1 tbs. bacon bits


Boil potatoes whole with skin on. (until knife can go through easily)

Cool to handle and skin.

Dice potatoes into 1 inch cubes

Add remaining ingredients

Serve hot or refrigerate for later.

These are only a few ways to cook a potato. There is also baked potatoes with all kind of toppings like chilli and cheese. You can cut them into sticks and baste with a little oil for baked fries. There is also twice baked potatoes, as well as good old fashioned American fries for breakfast.

So my question is, how do you eat your potatoes. Any great recipes to share? I am always looking for new ideas.


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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're right. Potatoes get a bad rap. I love making them different ways. I may try your baked potato soup recipe. Looks delish!!! Pinning this!

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      kaiyan717 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Glad you like it! To get a better consistency, just melt and mix the cheese sauce first. It helps with homemade mac and cheese too, so you don't get those spots in between chunks of cheese. Thanks for reading.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

      I like your hub. I baked the potatoes with out the milk. I see why my potatoes were dry. Thank you for the augratin potatoes recepy. It is an excellent hub. Thank you for sharing your knowledge miss kaiyan 717.