Red potatoes are a great source of nutrition. Each red potato provides about 110 calories and contains more potassium per serving than any other fruit or vegetable. They are also rich in vitamin C and B6 and are free from fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Many people who are not fans of vegetables actually still love potatoes, and eating potatoes not only helps to fulfill your daily vegetable quota but also provides carbohydrates for your body. That’s why red potatoes can be a great alternative to less nutritious carbohydrates like rice bread and pasta.
Here are some of the top recipes that you can make with red potatoes.
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
One of the best and easiest meals to make with red potatoes is garlic mashed potatoes. All you need to do is boil potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. After that, add butter, milk, salt, and grated Parmesan cheese, and mash together. This mashed potato dish will taste good as plain, or you can add more butter and gravy to make it really creamy and flavorful.
Instant Pot Red Potatoes
An Instant Pot electric pressure cooker helps to significantly reduce the time needed to cook any kind of food. You can now make delicious family meals in just under an hour so an instant pot is a delicious solution for cooking red potatoes. You simply need to scrub and prepare the potatoes, place them in the Instant Pot, add water, and cook on the steam setting for 10 minutes. After the pressure cooker has released the steam, open and check to see if the potatoes are fork-tender; if not you can turn on the steam setting for additional 3-5 minutes and wait for the steam to be released naturally before opening.
Afterward, you can cut potatoes into pieces for a potato salad or smash them until they are creamy and tender. The Instant pot will make it so much easier for you to cook the potatoes and save a lot of time compared to cooking the traditional way.
You can also slow cook the red potatoes with spring onions, chopped sweet onion, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make another delicious flavorful dish for the family. It is a simple dish with very little preparation, but the whole family will enjoy it!
Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Another dish that can quickly be put together is pan-roasted chicken and vegetables. Simply preheat the oven to 425°, then combine red potatoes, onion, oil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, half a teaspoon of rosemary, and half a teaspoon of pepper in a bowl, then transfer the mixture to a baking pan. Place chicken with sprinkled paprika, salt, rosemary, and pepper on top then roast for around 35-40 minutes until vegetables are tender. After that, place spinach on top of the combination and roast for 8-10 more minutes until the vegetables are cooked, then it is ready to serve. This dish looks complicated but is so easy to make and the red potatoes will add a great flavor to the combination.
Grilled Potato Salad
If you are looking for a tasty potato salad dish, then this recipe is simple and delicious: Season the red potatoes with oil, salt, and pepper, then grill over medium heat for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Create the dressing by mixing one cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 1/4 cup of mustard, 2 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper together. Combine dressing, chopped hard-boiled eggs and celery to the potatoes, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours until cold.
This cold and spiced salad will be perfect for both summer and winter days.
Red Potato Casserole
This red potato casserole is great for potlucks and tastes like a dish that you get from the restaurant. First, follow the mash potato recipe above, then add milk, butter, pepper, and salt. Next, spread the combination on a baking dish, and sprinkle cheese, cooked bacon, sour cream, and chives on top. Finally, bake the dish for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and everything is cooked through. Red potato casserole looks amazing and the combination of ingredients will make a great appetizer for a family meal or even a house party.
With these recipes, you will quickly be able to cook a great meal using red potatoes. Red potatoes also make an excellent addition to any grilled steak or chicken dish, so be creative! Bon appetit!