Potato Perfection: Simple Recipes With Few Ingredients

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The humble potato is a pantry staple for a reason. It’s affordable, versatile, and incredibly tasty. This collection of potato recipes proves you don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to create delicious and satisfying dishes. Each recipe uses just a handful of ingredients and comes together quickly, making them perfect for busy weeknights.

1. Crispy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Crazy Easy Potato Recipes To Make - Momsdish
Crazy Easy Potato Recipes To Make – Momsdish

These roasted potatoes are a classic for a reason. The combination of crispy edges, fluffy insides, and a garlicky parmesan flavor is simply irresistible.

Ingredients:

2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into wedges

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
    3. Spread potatoes evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Roast for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the edges.
    5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

    2. Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese

    Mashed potatoes are another potato staple, but this recipe adds a touch of sophistication with goat cheese.

    Ingredients:

    4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1/4 cup milk (or more as needed)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until fork-tender.
    2. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot.
    3. Using a hand mixer or potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth. Gradually add milk until desired consistency is reached.
    4. Stir in butter, goat cheese, salt, and pepper until well combined.
    5. Garnish with chopped chives (optional) and serve immediately.

    3. Spicy Southwest Potato Hash

    This flavorful hash is perfect for a quick and satisfying breakfast or brunch.

    Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs (optional)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapenos, and garlic. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until softened.
    2. Add potatoes, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and browned.
    3. If desired, create wells in the potato mixture and crack an egg into each well. Cook until egg whites are set.
    4. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro (optional) and serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Please note that these are approximate values and will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use and portion sizes.

    Crispy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes: Calories: 250, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 5g

  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese: Calories: 350, Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 10g
  • Spicy Southwest Potato Hash: Calories: 400, Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 10g

  • Conclusion

    These are just a few examples of the many delicious and easy potato dishes you can create. With a little creativity, you can easily turn this versatile vegetable into a satisfying meal. So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, don’t overlook the humble potato!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. What kind of potatoes are best for these recipes?