14 August 2017

4 Easy & Kid-Friendly Potato Dishes

If you have picky eaters, you know how real the struggle is to get your kids to eat anything. Oftentimes it’s not even worth the fight so dinner is chicken nuggets with mac’n’cheese…again. We know, trying new things with picky eaters can be scary, but these 4 kid-friendly potato dishes, compiled by our friends at Potato Grower Magazine, are kid-tested and approved!
You may even discover some new family favorites with these fun dishes.
#1 - Potato Wedges
Potato wedges are a classic, so if you haven’t made them before, try now! All it takes is a few potatoes, vegetable oil, salt, and garlic. Simply wash the potatoes and cut them into wedges, coat them in the oil, salt, and minced garlic, and then cook them on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven for 30-45 minutes.
These go great with just about any entrée – hamburgers, steak, corn dogs, chicken, salad, and more.
#2 - Mashed Potato Waffles

This is a great way to make a traditional potato dish fun. Find the full recipe and directions at Just a Taste.
Here are the ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk (buttermilk is even better)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 cups mashed potatoes
Mix it all together, and scoop it onto a preheated (and greased) waffle iron. Cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions. Let your kids add toppings like sour cream, scallions, cheese, and crumbled bacon to make it even more fun.
#3 - Hassleback Potatoes
These might be easier than the potato wedges. Simply wash your potatoes (good sized baking potatoes work best) and make thin slices down the length of the potato. But don’t slice all the way down, leave the slices attached. Place slice of butter between each slice, our drizzle with oil, add any desired seasonings and bake in a 425 degree oven for 40 minutes. Your kids will love pulling apart the potato slices and eating them. Find the recipe for the picture at Lavender & Macarons.
#4 - Breakfast Casserole
Want some variety with breakfast? This is a great one for weekends or holidays when more people are around. All you need is:
  • 1 bag frozen hash browns
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1lb cooked breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
Mix all ingredients, keeping one cup of cheese out, and pour into a 9x13 baking pan. Spread the remaining cheese on top. Cover in foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
Find the recipe for the picture at The Slow Roasted Italian.
Try one of these 4 yummy potato dinners with your family the next time you are hunting for a meal that your kids will actually want to eat! Be sure to come back and let me know if it was a success!