45 Recipes For the Potato Lover in You!

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45 Incredible potato recipes for snacks and meals. No need for boring potatoes when you can make one of these recipes! | via www.TheSurvivalMom.comI adore potatoes. Grew up with baked potatoes served at every Sunday-after-church lunch and mashed potatoes in the school cafeteria (back in the days when cafeteria food was awesome!)

To celebrate cooler weather, but, heck!, potatoes can be enjoyed year-round, I tracked down 45 different potato recipes for you.

Food-Storage Friendly Potato Recipes

When you purchased dehydrated and freeze-dried food, you can count on it to last for many years and be available when you need that ingredient. These 2 recipes are examples of how creative you can be with what some folks call “survival food.” It’s not just for survival!

Both these recipes call for instant mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes made with fresh taters, but sometimes the instant kind is all I have around.  Try cooking this first recipe in a cast iron Dutch oven for awesome flavor!

Potato Lover Stew


5 cups freeze dried chicken slices, prepared

6 cups water

5 teaspoons chicken bouillon, prepared

12 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cups Dehydrated Chopped Onions, rehydrated

1 cup Dehydrated Cross Cut Celery, rehydrated

3/4 cup flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

¼ cup heavy cream

2 cups Dehydrated Diced Carrots, rehydrated

2 cups Dehydrated Sweet Peas, rehydrated

1/2 cup minced fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried parsley

1 cup instant mashed potatoes, prepared


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and sauté the onions and celery over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, until tender. Add the flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the hot chicken bouillon to the sauce.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 1 more minute, stirring, until thick.
  4. Add salt, pepper, heavy cream, prepared chicken, carrots, peas, onions, and parsley.
  5. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.

In a saucepan, prepare 1 cup of mashed potatoes according to directions. Transfer chicken stew to serving dish. Place spoonfuls of prepared potato gems on top of stew. Enjoy.


Easy Shepherd’s Pie


1 1/2 cups Beef Flavored TVP or freeze dried ground beef, rehydrated

1/2 cup Dehydrated Chopped Onions, rehydrated

1/2 cup each Freeze Dried Peas and Freeze Dried Corn, rehydrated

1/2 cup Dehydrated Diced Carrots, rehydrated

3 cups mashed potatoes, prepared

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup beef broth

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to label directions and set aside.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in large frying pan then add rehydrated vegetables, meat substitute, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Distribute vegetables and beef mixture evenly in the bottom of an oven-proof baking dish.
  4. Top with mashed potatoes. Create peaks with a fork that will brown nicely.
  5. Bake at 400°F about 30 minutes or until bubbling and brown. Broil for last few minutes, if necessary, to brown. Serves 4.

45 Incredible potato recipes for snacks and meals. No need for boring potatoes when you can make one of these recipes! | via www.TheSurvivalMom.com

Here are 43 more recipes that I couldn’t resist!

20- Minute Mashed Potatoes

Bacon Breakfast Cupcakes

Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Sauce

Cheesy Garlic Fries in Foil

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Corn & Cheddar Mashed Potato Fritters

Crock Pot Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

Crisp Potato Cake

Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup

Easy “Pierogi” Casserole

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Grandma’s Cream Potatoes

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, and Potato Hash

Lemon Herb-Roasted Potato Nuggets

Pioneer Woman’s Potatoes au Gratin

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Melting Potatoes

Mile-High Twice Baked Potatoes

Oprah’s Baked Potato Chip Recipe

Parmesan Potato Puffs

Pepper Jack Scalloped Potatoes

Potato, Corn, & Bacon Chowder

Potato Dinner Rolls

Potato Leek Soup

Ranch Chicken with Potatoes & Green Beans

Salt & Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

Sausage Potato Spinach Soup

Sheepherder’s Breakfast

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries

Spicy Potato Wedges

Spinach & Feta Potato Gratin

Sweet Bacon Tater Tots

Tex-Mex Ranch Potatoes

Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Warm, Roasted Baby Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon (…stop right there! You had me at ‘bacon’!)



8 thoughts on “45 Recipes For the Potato Lover in You!”

  1. This is a great roundup of potato recipes and thank you so much for including my Corn & Cheddar Mashed Potato Fritters.

  2. Lisa, these mashed potatoes look fabulous! My husband would love mashed potatoes every night! Happy Holidays! Linda

  3. I’ve got one for you. Been making these for 30+ years. The one thing is mandatory- you MUST cook the carrots and potatoes together in a pressure cooker. They won’t taste the same otherwise. Anyway- peel and cut carrots in half and place at the bottom of the pressure cooker. Peel and cut potatoes and place them on the carrots, at the top. Add water and cook until tender. Drain the carrots and potatoes, add butter, milk, salt and pepper and mash together, adding grated Parmesan/Romano cheese until you can taste the cheese. And that’s it. This also makes the most fabulous potato pancakes I’ve ever had.

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