7 Quick & Easy Potato Recipes for Family Meals


I don’t know about you but on weekdays after a busy day running around with work, school pick ups, after school activities, never mind making sure the family dog gets walked, rustling up family dinner simply has to be super quick and easy. To celebrate National Potato Day on 6th October 2017 we have teamed up with Potato.ie to share these 7 Quick and Easy Potato Recipes for Family Meals, and best of all 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. Here are 7 ideas to inspire you!


#1. Thatched Cottage Pie

Thatched cottage pie

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.


National Potato Day on Friday 6th October celebrates spuds and highlights the versatility of the popular vegetable. 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. 

And in case you needed convincing, here are 6 spud-tastic reasons why we love potatoes:
  1. Potatoes are healthy and nutritious, they are salt-free, low in sugar and a great source of fibre and potassium, yay!
  2. Potatoes are naturally fat-free and saturated-fat-free
  3. Potatoes are gluten free
  4. Our bodies need carbs for energy and the potato is a natural unprocessed carb serving as a good source of dietary fibre 
  5. Potatoes can be quick and easy to prepare and cook
  6. Potatoes are so versatile, forming the basis of lots of different meal ideas

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

pesto potatoes

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.

You might also like a Quick and Easy Pesto recipe

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

Silky smooth potato soup

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

Tuna and potato fishcakes

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.

You might also like Buried Treasure Fish Pie

#6. Creamy Cider Pork Chops with Sautéed Rosemary Potatoes

cider pork chops

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!

Over to you now. Did you try any of these easy potato recipes out? Tell us how you got on in the comments below. 

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