7 Quick & Easy Potato Recipes for Delicious Family Meals

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After a busy day running around with work, school pick ups, after school activities, and housework, rustling up family dinner has to be simple and FAST! That’s why we love these easy potato recipes, because they all take less than 30 minutes to make.

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The great thing about potatoes is that not only are they healthy and nutritious, but they are super versatile and can form the basis of lots of different meal ideas.


We teamed up with Potato.ie to share these easy potato recipes that are bound to inspire your family meals.

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Quick and Easy Potato Recipes for Dinner

#1. Thatched Cottage Pie

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This recipe for Thatched Cottage Pie is a great way to use up leftovers for a midweek meal. You can whizz up the onion, celery and carrot in a food processor to hide these from the fusspots!

#2. Beijing Spiced Potato and Chicken Roast

Love this recipe for Beijing Spiced Potato and Chicken Roast that uses chicken thighs flavoured with soy, honey and ginger all cooked up in one roasting tin in under 30 minutes, perfect for less washing up and for a yummy midweek family meal.


#3. Pesto Potatoes with Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes and Bacon

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This Italian-inspired recipe for Pesto Potatoes with Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes and Bacon Recipe melds together some fantastically rich flavours – sundried tomatoes, bacon, chicken and nutty pesto combine for this simple, yet satisfying dish. Prep it in 15 mins, cook in 10 mins.

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#4. Silky Smooth Irish Potato, Ham, Spring Onion and Chive Soup

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For a mid week dinner with grilled cheese toast or crusty rolls, this recipe for Silky Smooth Irish Potato, Ham, Spring Onion and Chive Soup is also a great way of getting veg into the kids. And it’s ready in 20 mins!

#5. Potato and Tuna Cakes

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In our experience most kids like potatoes and they like tuna, so try this Potato and Tuna Cakes recipe. Ideal for using up any leftover mash and you can also use tinned salmon instead of tuna for a change.

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#6. Creamy Cider Pork Chops with Sautéed Rosemary Potatoes

Pork and apple always make a great combo, as in this Creamy Cider Pork Chops with Sautéed Rosemary Potatoes recipe. NB You do need to marinade the chops beforehand, so set them marinading the night before and you’ll have the meal on the table the next day in half an hour.

#7. Thai Beef and Potato Salad

I’m always on the look out for new and different recipes so this recipe for Thai Beef and Potato Salad is just the trick, an easy dish to make after a long day at work. You could also make it with leftover roast too. Best of all it only takes 15 minutes to rustle up!

Visit www.potato.ie for lots of delicious, quick and easy recipes to help mix up your meals and provide inspiration that will excite the family’s taste buds. 

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Have your say! Which of these easy potato recipes would your family enjoy most? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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