Spud-tastic! 10 Great Tater Recipes

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However you say it, po-TAY-to or po-TAA-to, everyone will agree that there are dozens of kid-friendly ways to cook up spuds. From tacos to chops, we rounded up 10 of our favorite tater recipes. Scroll down for our picks and then tell us how your kids like their potatoes.

1. Crispy Cauliflower and Potato Tacos
Crunchy, crispy, creamy – you can already tell this cauliflower and potato taco is going to be a smash hit with the kids. Baked, not fried, this stellar recipe from Veggie Don’t Bite is as healthy as you can get! Get the recipe by clicking here.

Crispy Cauliflower and Potato Tacos with Tangy Dill Crema Makes 8 tacos   Ingredients:   ·      4 cups diced red potatoes (about 2 medium potatoes) ·      ½  head medium cauliflower, cut into thick strips (about 6 inches in diameter) ·      4 cups shredded cabbage ·      3 cups almond milk ·      2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ·      1 ½ cups plus ¾ cup almond meal divided ·      ½ cup cornmeal ·      ½ cup ground unsalted raw pepitas ·      2 teaspoons cumin ·      1 teaspoon chili powder ·      1 teaspoon garlic powder ·      ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt ·      8 soft corn tortillas ·      Tangy Dill Crema (see recipe)   note: To make these nut free, use a nut free milk in place of almond milk. Use ground sunflower seeds or ground oats in place of the almond meal for the coating. Use brown rice flour in place of the almond meal for the batter, start with ½ cup and add more as needed to make sure the batter is not too thick with the flour.   Tips to prep ahead: Make Tangy Dill Crema. Cut veggies. Make batter and coating.   Baby/kid food idea: Cook cauliflower and potatoes, blend well. Can also add some of the spices and/or dill before blending. For kids, serve the crispy potatoes and cauliflower as “nuggets” and allow them to dip in the sauce.   Instructions:   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   Combine almond milk, vinegar, and 1 ½ cups almond meal in a bowl and mix well to form a thick batter-like liquid.   Combine ¾ cup almond meal, cornmeal, pepitas, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and salt and mix well. Coat diced potatoes and thick slices of cauliflower by first dipping in the almond milk batter and then covering in corn/almond meal mixture. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.   Bake at 400 for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown.   Meanwhile make Tangy Dill Crema.   Once baked, serve on soft corn tortillas with shredded cabbage and drizzled with Tangy Dill Crema . Eat as many as you can, they are that good!

 

 

2. Potato Skillet With Baked Eggs
This potato skillet with baked eggs is a meal worth waking up for. Hearty and delicious, it can be enjoyed beyond breakfast for brunch, lunch and even dinner. Created in only five steps with one pot by The Hot Plate Community, we’re guessing this will soon be a popular eat for everyone in your household. Get the recipe by clicking here.

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3. Pennsylvania Dutch Batch Corn and Potato Chowder
Winter isn’t over yet. Warm up for the final stretch with a potato chowder created by The Soupmaker’s Kitchen. Get the recipe here.

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4. Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Tacos don’t have to be piled high with meat or fish. Even those following a vegan diet can get in on the taco fun thanks to this recipe from Veggies Don’t Bite. The filling is sweet and smoky, and the entire dish is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

 

 

5. Honey Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables
Bay Area cookbook author, food blogger and mom, Kathy Strahs discovered that most families own an 8×8-inch dish. Her new book, The 8×8 Cookbook features 64 easy recipes that utilize this staple pan. Click here for one of the most popular recipes out of Kathy’s new cookbook, which your entire family is sure to love.

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6. Vegetarian Chili
Magdalena of What’s For Dinner? says she enjoys this veggie chili recipe all year long–it’s just that good. She makes the chili extra hearty by serving it in a baked potato. Sound yum? Get the recipe here.

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7. Lemon Chicken and Veggie Bake
Ready to go back to the basics? Forget the complicated, multi-pot and pan recipes and opt for this easy dish from food blogger Chelsea of A Duck’s Oven. Simply pile your veggies and potatoes into a baking dish and place the chicken on top. Get the recipe here.

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8. Roast Chops with Apples, Spuds and Cider
This recipe, courtesy of Kerry Altiero’s new cookbook, Adventures in Comfort Food combines sweet, salty, and tart flavors and the final dish is exactly what your family needs on a cold winter day. Get the recipe here.

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9. Po-Tacos
Your kids love potatoes. They also love tacos. Why not combine the two to make one fab meal? Catherine McCord of Weelicous did just that and the result is brilliant. Get the recipe here.

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10. Basic Beef Stew
Much like a slow cooker recipe, this hearty dish created by Food Blogga can be made several hours ahead of time and reheated to serve for dinner. Get the recipe here.

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What’s your go-to way to cook up potatoes? Leave a comment below!

— Erin Lem

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