9 Potato Recipes You Need to Make This St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a pot of (Yukon) gold at the end of every rainbow.

Potatoes at the Huntington Farmers Market. • Photo by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky

As I looked through my pantry this week, I was feeling a bit dismayed. Among the various types of canned goods that were stocked on the shelves, I couldn’t help but long for summer’s gloriously ripe produce.

As I stood there dreaming about freshly picked strawberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers right off the vine, all that stared back at me was a sack full of potatoes. Nary a cherry or asparagus in sight neither. I sighed in disgust—poor me.

But this is what I do. Just like the constantly changing seasons, I always long for the next batch of fresh fruit and vegetables to ripen and be harvested. And until that time, I just try to work with what’s in season.

So instead of rushing winter away, I’ve decided to savor it. Before long, I won’t be watching movies by the fire or shoving forkfuls of cheesy potatoes into my mouth. I’ll be visiting U-pick farms and barbecuing outside, so why not enjoy my sack full of potatoes while I can?

These 9 potato recipes will remind you all why we love this humble vegetable. Eat them voraciously and enjoy the beauty of the winter season—because spring is just around the corner.

1. Perfect Roast Potatoes

Sometimes, you just want this humble little vegetable to shine all on its own. These perfectly roasted potatoes from Nutmeg Nanny are cooked in ghee (clarified butter) and seasoned lightly with salt and pepper. They come out of the oven well-seasoned and crispy with a soft pillowy potato center.

2. Crispy Baked Onion Pakodas Fritters

What’s a pakoda you ask? Traditionally, it’s a fried snack or fritter. But My Food Story gives these potato pakodas a healthy twist by baking them instead. They get super crisp in the oven and brown around the edges making them perfect for dipping in a fancy ketchup.

3. Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheddar

This soul-satisfying recipe is perfect for those days when you’re looking for a comforting hot meal. Savory Tooth tops this creamy potato soup with extra crispy bacon, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and sliced chives. What more could you ask for?

4. Winter White Pizza

With limited produce available right now, this white pizza really makes the most of winter’s bounty. She Eats embraces what’s sitting in her pantry and creates something really special with these otherwise staple items. Caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, rosemary potatoes and a garlic cream sauce sit atop fresh, creamy mozzarella. Yum!

5. Slow Cooker Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup

After a long day of playing in the snow or trekking through the woods, there is absolutely nothing better than a hot bowl of soup. We Know Stuff just tosses a few simple ingredients like cheese, broccoli, and potatoes into the slow cooker before heading out for the day. This incredibly simple, delicious dinner is perfect for a cold winter’s day.

6. Guinness Beef Onion Pot Pie

As any good Irishman knows, beer and broth make the best gravy! My Kitchen Love puts an original spin on the pot pie idea by topping off this stew with thinly sliced potatoes and cheddar cheese. This Beef and Onion Pot Pie is a delicious way to embrace Irish foods without having to whip out the green food dye.7. Sri Lankan Deviled Potatoes

7. Sri Lankan Deviled Potatoes

Move over, deviled eggs. This recipe from Wander Cooks features savory potatoes perfectly boiled and then fried. This leaves them nice and tender, yet firm enough so they don’t fall apart. Coated in an assortment of aromatics like curry leaves, turmeric, chilli, and onion, this dish is bound to make you hungry!

8. Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Whenever I think about the perfect side dish, cheesy scalloped potatoes always come to mind. The Chunky Chef pulls off an ultra-creamy and rich recipe that’s full of great garlicky Parmesan flavor. The potatoes stay velvety soft underneath and perfectly crispy on top!

9. Broccoli Cheese Potato Cake

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When you’re in the mood for something different, give this potato cake a try. This savory cake from Corrie’s Rabbit Food is a brilliant take on a quiche without the pastry. Not only is it easy to make, but it tastes great hot or cold.

Featured image by Nutmeg Nanny.

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Denine Anderson Regan

Award-winning lifestyle blogger. Freelance writer. Small business owner. Loves craft beer, red wine, and backyard chickens. Visit her at weknowstuff.us.com for tasty recipes, fun kids crafts, and family-focused lifestyle articles.