17 Ways to Give Your Weeknight Potato Recipes a Makeover
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17 Ways to Give Your Weeknight Potato Recipes a Makeover

Potatoes are a weeknight staple for most family meals. They cook quickly, are cheap to buy and, most importantly, DELISH. That said, you can only eat so many servings of mashed potatoes (even the fancy ones) before you feel like you want to retire spuds for good. Don’t let monotony get the best of you: Try these 17 unique potato recipes. Think: dinner party-ready casserole and sweet potato chips, breathing new life into your sack of potatoes before it’s too late.

1. Slow Cooker Cheesy Beer and Potato Soup: A creamy and cheesy cross between beer cheese and potato soup, this slow cooker recipe would feed a hungry crowd with little to no effort. With just 10 minutes of prep time before setting it and forgetting it, this one will be on your weekly rotation in no time. (via Baked by Rachel)

2. Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Smokey chipotle goes SO well with the sweetness of these potatoes. You’ll want to make them for your next date night for sure. The best part is that they’re actually a healthy treat, so you can throw that guilt out the window and add in a dessert too. (via The Stay at Home Chef)

3. Hasselback Potatoes With Easy Garlic Confit: If a crispy French fry and creamy baked potato had a baby, it would be a hasselback potato. Learning to make them is much easier than it looks, and the garlic confit is just perfection on top of perfection. (via Nerds With Knives)

4. Japanese Sweet Potato Chips: Ditch the deep fried potatoes of 2015 and embrace baking your chips in the new year. Your pants will thank you. If you can’t find Japanese sweet potatoes at your local store, sub in your favorite sweet potato varietal. (via Further Food)

5. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole: If you’re feeding a large group, you’re going to want to whip up this loaded mashed potato casserole in all its cheesy goodness. The best part? It’s a make-ahead recipe that can even be done with leftovers. Hooray for the easiest thing ever! (via Dinner at the Zoo)

6. Loaded Sweet Potato Portobella Mushrooms: These app can be easily adapted into a hearty vegetarian main. If you’re not a vegetarian, bacon is necessary for the full loaded effect. (via Snixy Kitchen)

7. Perogy-Stuffed Shells: If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at making pierogi, this lazy-girl version — the prep takes only 20 minutes! — is the one for you. Can you say comforting carb coma? (via The Recipe Rebel)

8. Rustic Potato Roast: This roast would be a great addition to any dinner party. Not only is it beautiful, but it also doesn’t get much tastier than crispy potatoes with blue cheese and parmesan. (via Oh So Delicioso)

9. Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup: You and your boo are vowing to eat better in 2016, so this nutritious soup for two definitely needs to be on your grocery list. With only five minutes of prep time, it’s an easy recipe you won’t be able to resist. (via Peas & Crayons)

10. Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Fingerling Potatoes: More refined palates will appreciate the bright lemon and woodsy rosemary flavor of these buttery roasted fingerlings. Try this recipe with purple fingerling potatoes for an added dose of something special. (via Fox Valley Foodie)

11. Savory Sweet Potato Waffles + Chimichurri: These savory waffles with chimichurri are a great way to use up your day-old mashed sweet potatoes. They’re excellent for breakfast, brunch or even breakfast for dinner, because we know you really want them no matter what time of day it is. (via Miss Hangry Pants)

12. Two Cheese Scalloped Potato Stacks: These little bites are super easy and delicious. Plus, everyone loves having their own individual stack of potatoes. They’re really easy to make thanks to your trusty muffin pan. (via Simple Healthy Kitchen)

13. Potato Noodle Bowl With Manchego, Egg and Serrano Ham: Aah, the perfect one-bowl breakfast, featuring delicious Spanish flavors. This low-calorie recipe takes under 30 minutes — who doesn’t have time for that? (via Inspiralized)

14. Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin With Browned Butter: EVERYTHING is better with nutty browned butter on top, and this sweet potato and apple gratin is no exception. Full of rich fall flavor, it would pair well with a roast beef for the ultimate Sunday meal. (via The Bay Leaf Kitchen)

15. Sweet Potato Rounds With Goat Cheese, Pecans and Cranberries: Pass these golden coins of deliciousness around at your Oscar party and you will be winning the award for best cook. Appetizers just never looked quite so good. (via Elemental Custard)

16. Twice Baked Sweet Potato Gratin: If you prefer your sweet potatoes on the more savory side, then this gratin filled with creamy gruyere and rosemary will be your new fave. Make these in individual ramekins so everyone gets their share. (via Garlic and Zest)

17. Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Skins: There are potato skins, and then there are bacon cheeseburger potato skins. These meaty bad boys need a front row spot at your Super Bowl party. And dinner tonight. And brunch this weekend. Anytime, really. (via Cooking and Beer)

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