Potatoes can be transformed into chips, french fries and loaded baked potatoes smothered with cheese. Not exactly health food. But the truth is that these fiber-packed root veggies are also full of potassium, vitamins and antioxidants that do all sorts of good stuff for our bodies. Plus, they’re cheap, naturally gluten-free and super filling. Time to stop demonizing the potato? We think so. Here are 15 healthy potato recipes that are actually on your diet.
1. Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce
Meet “swoodles,” the most genius invention since zoodles. (And these are topped with a vegan almond sauce, yum.)
2. Garlic Fingerling Potatoes
Three ingredients, five minutes of prep, and faces of shock and awe at the dinner table? Monique Volz, you’ve outdone yourself.
3. Mashed Potatoes with Turnips and Leeks
Craving mashed potatoes? Lighten up the carbalicious side dish with pureed turnips and leeks.
4. Potato Ceviche Veracruz
Now that we know vegan ceviche is a thing, we can’t stop eating it. (Thanks a lot, Alejandra Graf.)
5. Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Forget sad packages of veggie burgers. Here’s your new go-to meatless meal: cauliflower sweet potato burgers with lettuce, scallions and spicy mayo.
6. No-Mayo Potato Salad with Herbs
Craving potato salad but not the saturated fat? Try a mayo-free version from Heidi Larsen.
7. Healthy Potato Soup
This vegan, Whole30-friendly potato soup from the mind of Liz Falcigno includes plenty of vitamins, potassium and calcium.
8. Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes
Sweet beets and creamy potatoes unite in this easy roasted root vegetable dish. (Can we officiate the wedding?)
9. Purple Sweet Potato Coconut Curry with Beech Mushroom and Bok Choy
Purple potatoes, spring vegetables and a ton of herbs and spices go into this South Asian–inspired curry by Jodi Moreno.
10. Easy Homemade Potato Chips
Sure, potato chips aren’t the healthiest, but these are baked, not fried. (Just go with it.)
11. Singapore Sweet Potato Noodles
The easiest way to add more veggies to your diet? Swap sweet potato noodles for traditional pasta.
12. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema
Stick roasted sweet potatoes in a black bean taco and you have the makings of a fabulous meatless meal.
13. Healthy Baked French Fries with Garlic, Parmesan and Truffle Oil
Task of the evening: Make your own truffle fries. As Monique Volz shows us, it’s easier than you’d think.
14. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Rethink the loaded baked potato. Maria Lichty’s sweet potato is stuffed with nutritious ingredients like chickpeas, tomatoes, red onions and olives.
15. French Potato Salad
Let the root veggies shine in this potato salad by adding a simple garlic vinaigrette and a handful of herbs to the mix.