21 Quick And Easy Potato Recipes For Kids

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Potato is a nutritious vegetable rich in vital nutrients like vitamin C and potassium. Its use is prevalent in making several sweet and savory dishes that people across ages can relish. In this post, we bring you some interesting potato recipes for kids that are simple yet delicious.

You can customize these recipes by tweaking the ingredients or altering the preparation method. Steaming, baking, roasting, or grilling potatoes are a few ways to make tasty potato dishes that you may add to your child’s diet.

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21 Quick And Tasty Potato Recipes For Kids

Supriya Manoj, a food enthusiast and a mother of two, shares her kids’ affection for potatoes in various forms. She says, “My kids love potatoes in any form, be it fries, wedges, potato chips, potato fritters, mashed, baked, in curries, and especially in chicken and mutton curries (i).”

So, if your children also enjoy potatoes and you’re seeking different recipes to try, here are some child-friendly potato dishes.

Potato Salad Recipes

Salads are healthy and easy to make for any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are a few healthy and kid-friendly potato recipes your child would love to relish.

1. Classic Potato Salad

Read on to know how to make the classic American potato salad.

Classic potato salad recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 5lb red potatoes, boiled
  • 6 eggs, hard-cooked
  • 2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced thinly
  • Green bell pepper, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tp ground pepper

How To Make:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Peel the potatoes and put them in the water. Let them cook for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Once the potatoes are tender, but firm, take them off the stove and let them cool.
  3. Dice the potatoes and set them aside.
  4. Bring the eggs to boil in a saucepan. Cool them and chop them into small cubes.
  5. Combine the potatoes and the eggs in a large bowl and add mayonnaise, chopped onion and green onion, celery, and green bell pepper.
  6. Season with pepper and salt and mix well.
  7. Cover and refrigerate it overnight or for five hours.
  8. Serve once ready.

Preparation Time: 30 Min

Cooking time: 30 Min

Servings: 12

2. Creamy Potato Salad

This creamy and tasty dish goes well with fried steaks and vegetables.

Creamy potato salad recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 5 potatoes
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 cup creamy salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • ¼ cup creamy salad dressing
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

How To Make:

  1. Peel and boil the potatoes. Once they cool, dice them into small cubes.
  2. In a bowl, put all the ingredients for the salad dressing and whisk them into a creamy mixture.
  3. Pour the creamy mixture over the potatoes and mix them again. Make sure that the potatoes don’t get mashed.
  4. Serve fresh.

Preparation Time: 10 Min

Cooking time: 10 Min

Servings: 4

protip_icon Quick tip
You can add some chopped apples to the salad to give it a nice crunch and flavor.

3. Red Potato Salad

The red potato salad is a combination of crispy bacon, soft boiled potatoes, and pieces of hard-boiled eggs.

Red potato salad recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2lb potatoes, scrubbed cleaned
  • 1lb bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 onion
  • Salt and pepper

How To Make:

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan. Cook them until they are tender, but firm. Drain the water and let them cool.
  2. Bring the eggs to boil in a saucepan – let them cook for at least 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Place the bacon in a large skillet, cover it and cook it over medium flame until it becomes medium brown.
  4. Dice the cooled potatoes – let the peel be on.
  5. In a large bowl, add the potatoes, bacon, eggs, chopped onion, and sliced celery. Mix them and add mayonnaise, salt, and pepper for taste.
  6. Mix it again once, without mashing the potatoes and refrigerate it for an hour.
  7. Serve when ready.

Preparation Time: 1 hour

Cooking time: Ready in 2 hours

Servings: 12

4. Grilled Mustard Potato Salad

You can make this quick barbecue potato salad recipe during a garden birthday party for your kids or on a warm summer evening. Its smooth texture and rich taste will make your child fall in love with vegetarian dishes.

Grilled mustard potato salad recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 3 red potatoes
  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the grill, if you have an outdoor one, on high heat.
  2. Boil the potatoes in a large bowl and cook for at least 15 minutes or until they turn tender, but firm. Drain the water and let them cool.
  3. Mix canola oil, Dijon mustard, vinegar, celery salt, and pepper.
  4. In another bowl, add the potatoes and toss half the mixture onto them.
  5. On a single layer sheet of foil, arrange the potatoes with the salad mixture and prepare to grill.
  6. Cook for seven to nine minutes or until they turn brown, turning them occasionally.
  7. Remove from the grill, and let them cool. Toss the remaining salad dressing on these potatoes and serve.

Preparation Time: 20 Min

Cooking time: 25 Min

Servings: 4

5. German Potato Salad Recipe

This budget-friendly authentic German potato salad recipe, including the goodness of eggs, is called German Kartoffel.

German potato salad recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 5 potatoes
  • 4 eggs, hard-boiled
  • ¼ cup creamy salad dressing
  • 2 tbsp parsley, freshly chopped
  • 2 tbsp pickled gherkins
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste

How To Make:

  1. In a large bowl, boil the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes. Once they are tender, drain the water and let them cool. Peel the potatoes and dice them.
  2. In another bowl, whisk sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Then add the diced potatoes and top with the salad dressing.
  3. Cut the boiled eggs into wedges and fold three-fourth eggs into the mixture.
  4. Garnish the mixture with parsley and remaining eggs.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
  6. Serve when ready.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 20 Min

Servings: 6

Healthy Potato Soup Recipes

Soups are comfort foods that are easy to eat, comfortable to digest, and nutritious. Here are a few healthy potato soup recipes that you can try for your kids.

6. Potato And Leek Soup

A creamy, tasty potato soup rich in dietary fiber and protein, the potato and leek soup is easy to make.

Leek & potato soup recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2 leeks, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 4 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup half and half
  • I tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder, or 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To Make:

  1. In a pan, melt butter and add the onions and chopped leeks. Cook until tender, or for about five minutes.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth and the potatoes into this mixture. Cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tenderly cooked.
  3. Add the half-and-half into this soup and cook on a low flame for about 15 minutes, until the soup thickens a little.
  4. Add the cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper while stirring the soup. Cook for another five minutes until the cheddar melts.
  5. Serve hot.

Preparation Time: 20 Min

Cooking time: 45 Min

Servings: 6

7. Loaded Potato Soup

This yummy potato soup recipe also contains veggies and dairy products.

Loaded potato soup recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2lb hash brown potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Salt

How To Make:

  1. In a large pan, melt two tablespoons butter and add celery, onions, carrots, broccoli, and parsley and sauté for around five minutes.
  2. Add the hash browns, broth, pepper, celery salt, and paprika to the sautéed vegetables and bring them to a boil on high flame.
  3. Simmer it and let it boil on low flame for another 20 minutes, until the veggies are soft.
  4. In another saucepan, add the remaining butter and stir in the flour. Mix it well and cook it for three minutes.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the soup.
  6. Add milk and shredded cheese to the soup and stir it into a thick, creamy liquid.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Serve hot.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 30 Min

Servings: 10 -12

protip_icon Quick tip
Add bell peppers of all colors to this soup for an increased nutritional value and attractive look.

8. Cheesy Potato Soup

Does your kid love cheese? This is just the recipe to keep their tummy full.

Cheesy potato soup recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 6 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/3 cups milk
  • 15 slices cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

How To Make:

1. In a large pan, melt the butter and add onions and celery. Sauté them until they become tender.
2. Stir in the potatoes and water and bring the liquid to a boil. The potatoes should turn tender.
3. Break the cheese slices into small pieces. Add the cheese to the boiling potato soup and stir it until it melts.
4. Combine milk and flour in another bowl and mix until the flour is completely dissolved.
5. Slowly stirring the potato soup, pour in the milk and flour mixture into it and cook for about five minutes, until the liquid gains a thick creamy consistency.
6. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Preparation Time: 20 Min

Cooking time: 20 Min

Servings: 15 Cupcakes

9. Potato Bacon Soup

A healthy soup to keep you warm in winter, the potato bacon soup contains starch and protein and also tastes delicious.

Potato bacon soup recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 6 slices bacon (thick)
  • 4 cups potato cubes
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp olive oil
  • 4 cups low sodium, low fat chicken broth
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

How To Make:

  1. Cook bacon in a saucepan, until it is crisp and turns light brown. Drain the fat by dabbing the bacon slices with a paper towel. Discard the grease and wipe the pan clean.
  2. Prepare the vegetables by adding olive oil in the saucepan. Add the vegetables – celery, onion, and carrots – and sauté them for about three to four minutes or until the vegetables become tender.
  3. Stir in the chicken broth into the pan. Add the potatoes and pepper to this concoction and bring it to a boil. Simmer the liquid and let the soup cook for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes and the vegetables become soft.
  4. Stir in the cheese and let it melt completely.
  5. Chop the bacon and add it to the soup, add salt to taste and let it cook for a minute more.
  6. Serve hot.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 35 Min

Servings: 6

Tasty Mashed Potato Recipes

Mashed potatoes are as yummy as other potato dishes and are easy to digest too. Here are some easy-to-make mashed potato recipes for kids.

10. Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Give your bland mashed potatoes a garlic-ey, Italian flavor with this easy potato recipe for kids.

Garlic mashed potato recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 8 potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 pinch white pepper powder
  • Salt to taste

How To Make:

  1. Boil potatoes in a large pan, until they become soft but firm. Drain the water and let them cool.
  2. Add milk, butter, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper to the potatoes and mash them using a masher or an electric mixer. Mash it to your desired consistency and garnish with sesame seeds.
  3. Serve.

Preparation Time: 10 Min

Cooking time: 25 Min

Servings: 4

11. Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This is a healthy, slow-cooked mashed potato recipe that is easy to make. It takes longer but gives you a yummy side-dish that goes well with your kid’s dinner.

Crock pot mashed potato recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 5lb potatoes, cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 pack (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 container sour cream (8 oz.)

How To Make:

  1. Boil potato chunks in a large pot, along with garlic and chicken bouillon for about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain them, reserving the water, and transfer potatoes into another bowl with cream cheese and sour cream.
  3. Mash the potatoes with the cheese and the cream, while adding the reserved water as and when needed.
  4. Transfer the mashed potato mixture into a slow cooker. Cover and cook for around two to three hours.
  5. Before serving, stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper for taste.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 3 H 15 Min

Servings: 8

12. Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Make your mashed potato dish interesting to the kids by making them creamy and yummy.

Creamy mashed potato recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2lb potatoes, evenly cut into chunks
  • ½ cup semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp crème Fraiche

How To Make:

  1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add the potatoes and boil for 15 minutes or until the potatoes become tender, but firm.
  2. Drain the water and set the saucepan with the potatoes on the stove on low flame.
  3. Heat milk and butter and pour it over the potatoes in the pan.
  4. Take the pan off the stove and transfer the mixture into a bowl, which can be used for whisking.
  5. Mash the potato mixture with an electric masher or mixer.
  6. Top it with crème Fraiche and whisk it again using a wooden spoon, until you get a creamy consistency.
  7. Season with pepper and salt, and serve.

Preparation Time: 10 Min

Cooking time: 15 Min

Servings: 5-6

13. Mashed Potato Pizza

This delightful dish takes mashed potatoes to the next level.

Mashed Potato Pizza

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You Will Need:

  • ½ batch Pizza Crust
  • 1½ cups mashed potatoes
  • 1½ cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup boiled sweet corn
  • 6 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 3 scallions (thinly sliced)

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C). Also, heat the pizza pan or stone for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on the work surface and position the dough ball in the center.
  3. Coat your hands with olive oil. Now, roll and spread the dough until it’s thin and shaped.
  4. Once the dough is shaped, evenly spread mashed potatoes on top.
  5. Sprinkle bacon, corn, and scallions over the potatoes and finish with a layer of cheese.
  6. Transfer the pizza onto the hot pan or stone and bake for 10-12 minutes or until it turns golden and crisp.
  7. Serve warm with a refreshing beverage like lemonade or strawberry mango cooler.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 10 Min

Servings: 1 12-inch pizza (8 slices)

Roasted Potato Recipes

If your kids don’t like potatoes mashed, roasting them is a great idea. Here are a few roasted potato recipes for children.

14. Oven Roasted Potato Recipe

Baked potatoes have fewer calories than fried foods, which makes this recipe a healthier option than packaged chips.

Oven-roasted potato recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 4 potatoes, large
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • ½ tbsp oregano, dried
  • ½ tbsp parsley
  • ½ tbsp crushed red bell pepper flakes
  • ½ tbsp dried basil
  • ½ tbsp dried marjoram
  • ½ tbsp dried dill weed
  • ½ tbsp thyme
  • ½ tbsp salt, or to taste

How To Make:

  1. Prepare the oven by preheating it to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
  2. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  3. In a bowl, combine olive oil and the herbs – basil, oregano, parsley, pepper flakes, marjoram, dill weed, and thyme. Add salt.
  4. Add the potatoes and stir until they are evenly coated with the seasoning.
  5. Arrange the potatoes on a single layer baking sheet or a roasting pan, which is microwave usable.
  6. In the pre-heated oven, roast the potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes. Turn them occasionally to ensure they are evenly roasted.

Preparation Time: 15 Min
Cooking time: 30 Min
Servings: 4

15. Perfect Roast Potatoes Recipe

A crispy, yet healthy potato delicacy for kids you can make in less than an hour.

Roast potato recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 16 potatoes, well-shaped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 150g duck fat or goose fat dripping
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

How To Make:

  1. Heat the oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half. If you think the pieces are too big for kids, cut them into quarters.
  3. Boil the potatoes in a covered saucepan for about two minutes. Do not oil any more than that.
  4. Toss them in the colander, drain the water and fluff them, while sprinkling flour over them.
  5. Put a large roasting pan on high heat and add the fat and oil. When the oil is hot enough, lower the potatoes and let them fry for five minutes, or until they are all brown and have oil on all the sides.
  6. Roast these potatoes for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and turn them using a fish slice. Put the roast tray on high heat for a minute and put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
  7. Turn them again and roast in the oven for the last time, for another 20 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle salt to taste and serve these oven-baked roast potatoes hot.

Preparation Time: 20 Min

Cooking time: 20 Min

Servings: 15 Cupcakes

16. Crispy Potato Wedges

Crunchy roasted potatoes are delicious finger food that will make Sunday brunch or any evening snack enjoyable for your entire family. These are better than chips any day.

Crispy potato wedges recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2 potatoes, cut into equal wedges
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp herbes de Provence
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch paprika to taste

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C or 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet for roasting.
  2. Put the potatoes, olive oil, herbes de Provence, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl and toss them until the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil and the herb.
  3. Arrange the wedges on their sides on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  5. Flip the wedges onto the other side and cook until they turn a rusty brown on both sides. Flip again to ensure they are uniformly cooked and roasted on both sides, or for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with a dip on the side.

Preparation Time: 10 Min

Cooking time: 35 Min

Servings: 2

protip_icon Quick tip
If you don’t want to use an oven, try an air fryer to make potato wedges.

Potato Side Dishes Recipes

Potatoes are commonly cooked as side-dishes for main course meals with steaks, ham, casseroles, and so on. Here are a few hand-picked potato side-dish recipes for kids.

17. Potato Side Dish For Steak

When you are having a juicy steak for dinner, Cajun seasoned French fries are what you need by your side.

Side dish for steak, potato recipes for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 1-inch thick chips
  • 2 tsp cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp paprika

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Pour the vegetable oil into the baking tray and put it in the oven to heat, for around three minutes.
  3. Mix the cornmeal, paprika, garlic powder, and the potato wedges in a small bowl.
  4. Toss them to ensure the wedges are coated evenly by the mixture.
  5. Toss the coated wedges into the baking tray with oil and shake well.
  6. Cook for 30 minutes, while shaking them halfway through.
  7. Serve once ready.

Preparation Time: 10 Min

Cooking time: 40 Min

Servings: 4

18. Potato Side Dish For Salmon

These pan roasted potatoes go well with any salmon dish. The best part is that you can make them with just a few potatoes and some unsalted white butter.

Side dish for salmon, potato recipes for kids

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You Will Need:

4 large potatoes
3 tbsp unsalted white butter
100ml water

How To Make:

  1. Peel the potato and cut them evenly into 1.5 inch wedges.
  2. Toss them into a frying pan and add water.
  3. Cook them on high flame until the potatoes are boiled completely and the water has evaporated.
  4. Switch to low heat and add unsalted white butter.
  5. Cook slowly, for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes turn slightly golden brown.
  6. Serve hot.

Preparation Time: 5 Min

Cooking time: 35 Min

Servings: 4

19. Potato Side Dish For Ham

If your main dish is ham, scalloped potatoes would make a side-dish that will help your kids eat their meat and veggies.

Side dish for ham, potato recipes for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ cup grated cheese for dressing on top

How To Make:

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Let it sit for a minute.
  2. Add the milk to this mixture as you whisk it. Add salt and cayenne pepper to season it, and whisk again.
  3. Cook this sauce on low flame to a boil, stirring it occasionally.
  4. Reduce the heat further and stir in the cup of cheddar cheese, until it melts.
  5. In a slightly greased casserole dish, place half of the potatoes and pour half of the cheese sauce over it. Place the other half over it and pour the remaining sauce over the potatoes.
  6. Sprinkle it with cheese and season with paprika.
  7. Bake the potatoes at 350 degrees F, for an hour.
  8. Serve when ready.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 1 H

Servings: 6

20. Russet Potato Recipes Side Dish

If you like russet potatoes, here is the recipe for making a yummy dish with russet potatoes, garlic, and Parmesan.

Russet potato side dish recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2lb Russet potatoes
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • Fresh parsley for garnishing

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter an 8×10 casserole dish generously.
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut them into half inch wide wedges.
  4. Put the potatoes in a bowl and toss them with salt, garlic, black pepper, and half of the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Put this mixture into the casserole dish – ensure you get every bit of ingredient from the bowl to the dish.
  6. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle one spoon of Parmesan cheese on top of the potatoes.
  7. Bake it for 30 minutes. Toss the potatoes and top them with the remaining Parmesan.
  8. Bake for another 25 minutes. Once done, toss potatoes and season them well with salt and pepper
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Preparation Time: 15 Min

Cooking time: 1 H 10 Min

Servings: 4

21. Grilled Packet Potatoes

Grilled recipes have a distinct flavor, which is soulful. If your child is a fan of grilled vegetables dressed with fresh herbs, then they are likely to love this recipe.

Grilled packet potato recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2lb potatoes (cleaned and halved)
  • 8 cloves garlic (with skin) or 2-3 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper powder (or coarsely grounded pepper)
  • Honey (as desired)
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Mixed herbs of your choice

How To:

  1. Set the grill to a medium temperature and leave it to heat.
  2. Meanwhile, take a large bowl and combine the olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in it.
  3. Pour a spoonful of water in the bowl and whisk the ingredients together.
  4. On a stove, place a pot of water with potatoes and let it boil. Cook potatoes for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Once the potatoes have boiled, drain the water. Place the boiled potatoes in the bowl containing the honey mixture. Give a nice toss to the potatoes so that each potato is coated with the mix.
  6. Take a foil, which is approximately 10-12 square inches in size. Place a potato each in the square foil. Place garlic bulbs or garlic cloves, as you desire.
  7. Close the packets and seal their tops to form a dumpling-shaped packet.
  8. Cook the packets on the heated grill for about 10 minutes. You can turn the foil in between for even cooking.
  9. After 10 minutes, remove the foiled potato from the grill. Unwrap the foil slowly, and check if the potatoes are cooked by gently piercing them with a fork or a toothpick. The potatoes should be tender but not too soft.
  10. Once you get the desired texture, garnish each potato with chopped parsley.

Preparation time: 15min

Cooking time: 30min

Servings: 4

12 Fun Facts About Potatoes

Potatoes may seem like an ordinary vegetable. But you can make it interesting for your child, with these fun facts about potatoes.

  1. The word potato is derived from Spanish ‘patata’, which is used to refer to the vegetable or the edible tuber.
  2. There are thousands of varieties of potatoes in the world. Only a few like the Russet potato, Yukon potato, Desiree, and Fingerling are commercially known.
  3. Potatoes, unlike most other vegetables, contain a lot of starch.
  4. Along with rice, maize, and corn, potatoes form an important part of diet for people around the world. Over 125 countries can produce potatoes.
  5. Sweet potato is not closely related to the potato.
  6. Another name for potato is ‘spud’.
  7. The Great Famine of Ireland, from 1845 to 1852, was caused due to the potato blight, a disease that infected potatoes.
  8. A potato is 80% water and 20% solids.
  9. A baked potato has fewer calories than fried potatoes.
  10. The largest potato grown in the world weighed seven pounds and 1 ounce. It was produced by J. Busby and J. East from Great Britain.
  11. Potato is the first vegetable to be grown in space, as a part of the joint exercise by NASA and the University of Wisconsin.
  12. Germans eat twice as many potatoes as Americans, who eat 124 pounds of potatoes on an average every year.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are 3 of the most famous potato dishes?

You can make or include potatoes in your child’s diet in several ways. Three of the most popular potato dishes are:

• Mashed potatoes
• Hash browns
• French fries

2. How do you make sweet potatoes for kids?

Sweet potatoes are a healthy option that you can add to your child’s diet in different ways, including mashed, baked, fried, pancakes, or grilled. Additionally, there are various one-pot potato recipes, such as casserole, that can add variety to your child’s meals.

3. Does potato cause gas in children?

Most starches, including potatoes, create gas when they break down in the large intestine. However, experiencing gas after eating potatoes is rare. If the child shows signs of bloating or an upset stomach after eating potatoes, it is best to limit their intake of this vegetable in different forms (1).

4. Can children eat potatoes every day?

Yes. Potatoes are a great energy source with nutrients like folate, iron, vitamin B6, and zinc (2). So, children may consume them in meals and snacks every day. However, it is wise to include other non-starchy and green vegetables as well to make the kid’s diet well-balanced.

Sweet and savory potato recipes for kids help get various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and potassium. These easy-to-prepare recipes can be filling and nutritional. Classic potato salad, creamy potato salad, red potato salad, and grilled mustard potato salad are some of the favorite potato salad recipes for children. You may also try homemade potato soups or potatoes with other ingredients for children. Mashed potatoes with various vegetables, butter, cheese, or creams can be incorporated into a child’s diet. You may also add baked or roasted potatoes to your child’s diet.

Infographic: Quick And Tasty Potato Recipes For Children

Potatoes are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. The following infographic contains delectable recipe ideas for your child. You can also add different ingredients and spices to create new and exciting flavors. Don’t forget to share your creations with friends and family!

delicious ways to serve potato to your child (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • Potatoes are a nutritious vegetable that can be cooked in many ways, such as roasting, frying, and steaming.
  • Potatoes can be used in salads and soups for a healthy lunch or dinner.
  • You can grill potatoes with other vegetables or mash them with different seasonings and flavors to suit your child’s preferences.
Potato Recipes For Kids_illustration

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Potato snacks are easy and delicious snacks to make for kids. Learn how to make quick and tasty snacks with potatoes in this fun cooking video. Perfect for busy parents!

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References

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  1. Foods Likely to Cause Gas.
    https://iffgd.org/gi-disorders/symptoms-causes/intestinal-gas/foods-that-may-cause-gas/
  2. Potatoes boiled cooked in skin flesh without salt.
    https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170438/nutrients
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