Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

If you are craving comfort food, you’ve come to the right place. This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Traditionally, shepherd’s pie is a rustic casserole made with a mixture of ground meat and vegetables topped…

If you are craving comfort food, you’ve come to the right place. This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Traditionally, shepherd’s pie is a rustic casserole made with a mixture of ground meat and vegetables topped with pillowy mashed potatoes and baked in the oven. Well, this vegetarian version has all of the…

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Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quic…

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quicker and easier!

Rich in fiber, protein, iron (and more!), it’s a nourishing, plant-based meal to fuel you all winter and beyond!

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1-Pot Vegan White Bean Soup

In cool weather, there’s basically only one thing we want: soup. And somehow, it always tastes extra delicious when it’s quick and easy to prepare! This vegan white bean soup comes together in 1 pot and is all the things you want in a soup: wholesome, …

1-Pot Vegan White Bean Soup

In cool weather, there’s basically only one thing we want: soup. And somehow, it always tastes extra delicious when it’s quick and easy to prepare! This vegan white bean soup comes together in 1 pot and is all the things you want in a soup: wholesome, a little creamy, a little brothy, full of nourishing veggies, and perfect for chilly days. 

It’s a filling plant-based and gluten-free entrée on its own but would also be lovely served with a sandwich or salad.

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Chipotle Bacon Blue Cheese Crispy Smashed Potatoes.

These crispy bacon smashed potatoes are topped with melty blue cheese and chipotle bacon. Green onions finish things off for the most amazing texture and flavor! I’m always searching for incredible side dishes that we adore and these really fit the bill. They have SO much flavor and are such a fun spin on the […]

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These crispy bacon smashed potatoes are topped with melty blue cheese and chipotle bacon. Green onions finish things off for the most amazing texture and flavor!

chipotle bacon blue cheese smashed potatoes

I’m always searching for incredible side dishes that we adore and these really fit the bill. They have SO much flavor and are such a fun spin on the original.

chipotle bacon blue cheese smashed potatoes

Okay so it is noooo secret how much I love smashed potatoes. Like, love love love! 

First, I have a super classic garlic butter chive version in Everyday Dinners. They go with EVERYTHING! I also have a crispy smashed sweet potato version in the book too.

I’ve shared plain old crispy smashed potatoes here. And buttered rosemary smashed potatoes with burrata. I’ve made chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes. I’ve even done a crispy smashed potato salad!

Oh yes.

smashed potatoes on baking sheet

To say we’re into smashed potatoes would be an understatement. 

I also absolutely love the chipotle bacon + blue cheese combo. I also use this combination for a savory dutch baby in Everyday Dinners.

The mix of the crunchy bacon with a touch of heat combined with the creamy, tangy blue cheese is out of this world. Add the crispy smashed potato texture to that are you have a side dish that everyone flips over. It’s unreal. 

smashed potatoes on baking sheet with blue cheese

I love to prep my smashed potatoes ahead of time. I usually par-boil the potatoes then stick then in a resealable bag in the fridge until I use them. This is SO easy and such great meal prep, because they are a wonderful side dish that usually takes longer to make. They aren’t difficult to make, they just take a bit of time since you have to boil AND roast them.

smashed potatoes with blue cheese

While the potatoes roast, I do my chipotle bacon. I cook the bacon with chipotle chili powder in a skillet until it’s super crispy and crunchy.

When the potatoes are done, I top them with a bunch of crumbled blue cheese then a few pieces of the bacon. YES. I stick the whole pan back in the oven just until the cheese melts. Then serve.

I mean, I could eat an entire plate of these for dinner. I LOVE THEM. (more…)

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How to Make Potato Pancakes

Learn how to make potato pancakes, then serve them with a dollop of sour cream, a light dusting of salt, and even some diced green onions. In this post, I will walk you through how to successfully make potato pancakes from scratch! Potato pancakes are …

Learn how to make potato pancakes, then serve them with a dollop of sour cream, a light dusting of salt, and even some diced green onions. In this post, I will walk you through how to successfully make potato pancakes from scratch! Potato pancakes are a great side dish, appetizer, or snack to whip up....

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Brown Butter Hasselback Potatoes with Caramelized Onions.

These hasselback potatoes are crispy bites of perfection! Drizzled with garlic brown butter and topped with fresh herbs and caramelized onions, they are so, so delicious. How seriously heavenly does this plate look?  Two potato Fridays in a row! Last week I shared my mom’s cheesy potatoes and today we’re doing brown butter hasselback potatoes. […]

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These hasselback potatoes are crispy bites of perfection! Drizzled with garlic brown butter and topped with fresh herbs and caramelized onions, they are so, so delicious.

How seriously heavenly does this plate look? 

garlic brown butter hasselback potatoes

Two potato Fridays in a row! Last week I shared my mom’s cheesy potatoes and today we’re doing brown butter hasselback potatoes. I hope you’re not potato-ed out.

And I swear I’m not trying to make this a potato-only Thanksgiving! I just had a few really delish potato recipes up my sleeve. I even have another one coming in December. Oooops. 

But it’s good. So good.

hasselback potatoes

Anyway. 

I love hasselback potatoes. They get so crispy crunchy on the outsides but are still smooth and soft on the inside. Plus, they just LOOK amazing. They are quite the showstopper on a dinner table because they look so super fancy too.

And while you do need to slice approximately seven thousand slices into the potatoes, it’s not difficult. It’s just time consuming to slice.

hasselback potatoes

Also, those seven thousand slices hold all the flavor. Think of all the delicious things you can drizzle inside there! Today we’re doing brown butter and parmesan. And I’m also topping them with some caramelized onions because WHY NOT!

If 2020 and 2021 taught me anything, it’s that I do have time to caramelize all the onions.

hasselback potatoes

Back to hasselback potatoes though – I’ve done them before. Remember waaaay (like WAY) back in the day I made these hasselback sweet potatoes with oatmeal cookie crumble? And I’ve done hasselback butternut squash a few ways too – with brown butter and sage, maple pecans and even a hot honey one.

brown butter

Today we’re making some good old regular ones. With brown butter and caramelized onions, of course.

I really like using yukon gold potatoes for these instead of the traditional russet potatoes. First, they are smaller and plumper! Second, the skin gets so wonderfully crisp. And third, I prefer the inside of gold potatoes over any other variety.

drizzling brown butter

For perfect hasselback potatoes:

  • I place two butter knives on the sides of the potatoes. This allows me to create super thin slices without cutting through the whole potato. It’s a pain to cut, but totally worth it. 
  • A simple roast on the potato is my favorite way to make them. Olive oil, salt, pepper, boom. Roast it until crispy and crunchy. Be sure to get the olive oil and salt down into all those slices!
  • While the potatoes roast, caramelize the onions! This will take about an hour anyway, so why not make something fantastic to throw on top. 
  • When the potatoes are finished, brush garlic brown butter all over them. Drench those potatoes in the brown butter! You won’t regret it. 
  • Serve them on a big plate or platter for grabbing. You can slice one in half if someone doesn’t want a whole potato and the plate looks so fancy and pretty. 

garlic brown butter hasselback potatoes

While I love these potatoes for their gorgeousness, I also love them because you can totally make them ahead of time. You can slice and bake and then reheat them and add all the flavors. The leftovers are great. You can prep them right before eating, the morning of or even the night before. It all works.

And reheating them is simple, because you want them to get hot and even a little crispy on the outside. (more…)

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My Mom’s Cheesy Potatoes.

My mom’s famous cheesy potatoes are absolutely insane. Like a cozy, comforting potato casserole straight out of the 90s, these are a huge crowd pleaser and perfect for parties and holidays. We’re throwing it waaaay back with a cheesy potato casserole today. Everyone has cheesy potatoes, and these are mine. These cheesy potatoes are the […]

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My mom’s famous cheesy potatoes are absolutely insane. Like a cozy, comforting potato casserole straight out of the 90s, these are a huge crowd pleaser and perfect for parties and holidays.

We’re throwing it waaaay back with a cheesy potato casserole today.

my mom's cheesy potatoes

Everyone has cheesy potatoes, and these are mine. These cheesy potatoes are the epitome of a party recipe. These are party potatoes. Or some people even call them funeral potatoes. They are everything potatoes – because you can make them for any gathering and they just WORK.

This recipe is totally out of the 90s. And since we now have to wear jeans like we’re back in the 90s, why not make potatoes like we’re back in the 90s too?

diced potatoes with sour cream

When I say that you guys have asked for this recipe for years, I mean yearsssss. Pretty sure I have shared photos of this dish over on my crumbs section about a billion times, at our family gatherings, holidays, and everything in between. I’ve exchanged the recipe with many of you in email after you saw a picture on my blog or instagram.

I never thought I’d post it on the blog because just WAIT until you see the ingredients. I mean, this is like, straight-out-of-the-90s good. This is the recipe you find in your old church cookbook or the one that’s battered in your mom’s recipe box.

cheddar on top of potatoes

My mom has made these potatoes hundred of times in my life. Hundreds! 

The other thing is that EVERYONE has a cheesy potato recipe. You know? I’m sure you have one, or your aunt does, or some family friend that brings them to every get together in the summer or around the holidays. There are so many versions and wow, wouldn’t it be interesting to figure out where they were first invented?

Pretty sure we can safely say they had to originate in the 80s or 90s given the ingredients. Oh yes.

potato chips

Wait. First I should probably tell you the cheesy potato ingredients. You might want to partially cover your eyes when you read them. I can’t help but laugh! We have: 

Frozen diced potatoes

Butter

Sour Cream

Cream of Chicken Soup

Cheddar Cheese

Potato Chips

I KNOW. Yes. Those are the ingredients. All nice and beige and white. I promise this makes for the best cheesy potatoes though. Swear.

Also side note: not only are these the ingredients but I’m pretty sure my mom used to only use margarine for it instead of butter. Don’t worry, she has since been converted. 

my mom's cheesy potatoes

So a few caveats.

This recipe uses super simple ingredients, but I wanted to post it EXACTLY how my mom has always made it because it is so popular with family and friends.

First, you can definitely add onions and even peppers to this. You use frozen potatoes, and there is a version that actually comes with onions and peppers. My mom never added any of these because my grandpa loathes onions with the fire of 1000 suns. I mean, there could not be an onion in sight!

My mom and I both agree that the addition of onions and/or peppers would be great. My sister-in-law has made them with the onion potato variety and says they are delicious.

The only bonus to zero onions is that these go over HUGE with all the populations: picky people and kids alike. 

my mom's cheesy potatoes

Second, the original (like way way way back original) recipe called for cream of mushroom soup, not cream of chicken. My dad loathes mushrooms, so my mom never used that. She uses cream of chicken instead.

It doesn’t make the potatoes taste like chicken and if there are any little chicken bits, no one is none the wiser!  (more…)

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Best Baked Potato

Meet the baked potato of my dreams! These baked potatoes are fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside. They’re exactly the kind of baked potato…

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baked potato recipe

Meet the baked potato of my dreams! These baked potatoes are fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside. They’re exactly the kind of baked potato I’ve been craving. If you share my definition of what a baked potato should be, you could call these potatoes perfect.

I baked potatoes every which way to arrive at this recipe. I tried various baking temperatures, different crisping methods, and even analyzed how and when to slice open those beautiful baked spuds.

potatoes before and after baking

If you’re accustomed to run-of-the-mill baked potatoes, this might sound like a silly amount of effort. But if you have savored the glorious contrast between a crispy potato exterior and fluffy interior, you know there must be a trick to it.

The good news is that baking the perfect potato isn’t complicated when you follow this method. There’s not much better than a piping hot baked potato on a chilly day, so preheat that oven already!

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Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Prepare to be comforted! Nothing hits the spot or soothes the soul quite like a warm bowl of creamy potato leek soup. It took some tinkering, but we finally created a plant-based version that’s the perfect balance of easy to prepare (just 9 ingredients…

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Prepare to be comforted! Nothing hits the spot or soothes the soul quite like a warm bowl of creamy potato leek soup. It took some tinkering, but we finally created a plant-based version that’s the perfect balance of easy to prepare (just 9 ingredients and 1 pot required) and super flavorful!

Enjoy it on chilly days or any time you’re craving a warm, satisfying meal.

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