Potatoes are an incredibly versatile ingredient. Need some inspiration? Check out our recipes, including our new Global Recipe collection inspired by food cultures from around the world.
From selecting to preparing and pairing your potatoes, try some tips from our Culinary Council to get the most out of your potato recipes – trust us, your taste buds will thank you.
When preparing… “Cook potatoes in a flavorful liquid to get more flavor out of potato dishes. Try vegetable stock, chicken stock, or even adding fresh lemon, garlic, and herbs to water to introduce a depth of flavor to your favorite potato dishes.”
When preparing… “For the crispiest oven roasted potatoes ever, par-boil quartered potatoes then “rough them up” by putting them in a bowl or bag and shaking/ banging it around until the potatoes are covered in mashed potato bits. When they roast, they’ll be shatter-crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.”
Functional ingredient tip! “Use potatoes as a natural starch binder when creating whole food, plant-based entrees to keep your recipes “clean” and free of unnecessary additives.” Chef Santana Diaz,
When choosing your potato… “Don’t pick potatoes solely on skin color. The flesh colors can vary dramatically; yellow-skin potatoes may have white, light yellow, or darker yellow flesh. Other sensory traits can vary, too, like texture after cooking, aromas, flavors, and nutrition properties.”
Pair your potatoes! “A simple, but crowd-pleasing recipe for sure—incorporate potatoes on pizza. Take thinly sliced pieces of your favorite potato and add to your white sauce-based pizza. Add bits of crunchy bacon and Ranch on top to add a flavor punch. This is very popular with UMass students.”
Potatoes have variety-specific traits that impact their aroma, flavor and texture after cooking. Find the potato that’s right for your dish.