Looking for a quick and easy potato side dish? Here is a list of 13 easy delicious potato side dishes you would make over and over again! Potato is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in many creative ways. It is an important staple food all around the world. Spuds are easy to cook and they are very nutritious too. It's no surprise that potato has become one of the most popular sides to prepare.
The following are some of my favorites among the many potato side dishes available for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and any night you crave something delectable
Serve them with Thanksgiving turkey, pork chops, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, pork steak, baked salmon, cod, or Christmas chicken.
Easy potato side dishes recipe
The following ideas for potatoes side dishes are truly easy and effortless to make. All the recipes are easy to follow and they store well in the refrigerator. These potato recipes you make when you want to impress your family or guests. They are simple yet fabulous and make great accompaniments to your holiday dinners and lunch.
These recipes are
Easy and quick to make
Flavourful and delicious
These Potato Side Dishes recipes will keep you asking for more
Cubed Potatoes Recipes
Mashed potato recipes
Roasted and baked potatoes
How long to boil potatoes before roasting
Potatoes should be boiled for 10-12 minutes before baking or roasting. There are times when potatoes are prepared already cut and pre-boiled in the packaging. These potatoes should be cooked for two minutes in a microwave before baking or roasting.
How long to bake potatoes
If baking whole potatoes, bake for 40 to 60 minutes. For smaller cut pieces, 25-35 minutes is a good time for baking or until crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Parboiled potatoes (or microwaved potatoes) will take lesser time to bake in the oven or air fryer. 20 minutes is a good time to start checking for doneness.
How long to roast potatoes at 400
Roast potatoes @400C/200F for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. More importantly, the size of the spud would determine how long to roast it.
Below is a guideline of what to expect, always check for doneness and adjust cooking time accordingly.
- Roast at 350F/175C for 45-50 minutes (this is best for smaller sized potatoes, roast potatoes should be roasted at high temperature always for a crispy finish)
- Roast at t 375F/190C for 35-40 minutes.
- Roast at t 425F/220C for 35-40 minutes.
- Roast at 450F /230C for 20-30 minutes depending on the size(do keep an eye so that the potatoes does not start burning)
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Easy Potato Side Dishes
- potato masher or potato ricer
- 2.2 pounds (1kg) potatoes peeled and cut into big chunks
- 4 cups curly kale
- 50 g unsalted butter cut into cubes
- ½ tablespoon Salt to boil the potatoes or as needed
- Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup onions finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon chives chopped and more to serve
- Peel and cut the potatoes if desired into big chunks, I kept mine whole since they were pretty much the same size.
- Boil the potatoes: Add the potatoes to a large pot of salted water making sure the potatoes are fully submerged. Bring to a boil until fork tender or when the knife does not resist when poked. Drain and set aside
- Saute kale: While the potato is boiling, heat up the butter until melted on medium heat, add the chopped onions, kale and chopped chives and cook until kale is tender and the onions soft and translucent.
- Warm the cream briefly in the microwave then add to the drained potatoes. Using a potato masher, potato ricer or an electric potato ricer, mash the potatoes until smooth and lump-free
- Add the sauteed kale and onions to the mashed potatoes and mix to combine. Taste and adjust salt and black pepper to preference. Transfer to a serving bowl, make some swirl on top of the mash for a more appealing look then top it with some melted butter and chopped chives. Serve and enjoy!!!
- Make sure the potatoes are cut into equal sizes, that way they cook evenly. Also, start off cooking the potatoes in cold water, this also ensures even cooking.
- Pulse the sauteed kale and onions before adding it to the mash if you want.
- Make sure the spuds are cooked through before mashing
- Avoid using a mixer, food processor or blender for mashing the potatoes as it can make it gluey.
Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.
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