Spring Into Easter Dinner with 5 Delicious Potato Recipes

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By Christine Lindner, Alsum Farms & Produce Marketing Manager

As Easter approaches and the promise of spring fills the air, it’s time to enjoy colorful egg hunts and start planning a flavorful dinner that will delight your guests and celebrate the season. Easter is a time of joy, renewal, and, of course, delicious food.

One ingredient that deserves a starring role on your Easter table is the humble yet versatile fresh potato. From creamy scalloped potatoes to vibrant spring-inspired dishes, here are five delightful recipes to elevate your Easter dinner.

Symbolism and Tradition:

Just as Easter is a time of renewal and rebirth; potatoes symbolize sustenance and abundance. Their humble yet nourishing nature makes them a fitting addition to any Easter brunch, whether you’re honoring cherished family recipes or exploring new culinary traditions.

1. Herb and Cheese “Deviled Potatoes”

If you love deviled eggs, you must try this version made with potatoes. They have all the delicious flavor and creamy texture of the original recipe but with the added benefit of veggie goodness. Creamy herbed cheese whipped together with mashed potatoes then filled in little creamer potato half shells for a fun and whimsical spin on a classic.

Herb and Cheese "Deviled Potatoes"

Versatility in Cooking:

Alsum potatoes offer endless possibilities in the kitchen, allowing you to get creative with your Easter menu. From creamy mashed potatoes to crispy roasted potatoes to elegant potato gratins, there’s a potato dish to complement every Easter entrée and delight every palate.

2. Extra Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a classic Easter side dish that never fails to impress. Layers of thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a creamy sauce until tender and golden brown. Here’s a simple recipe to try:

Extra Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Crowd-Pleasing Side Dishes:

Easter gatherings are all about bringing people together over a delicious meal, and fresh potatoes shine as the perfect side dish. Whether you’re serving honey-glazed ham, roasted lamb, or vegetarian fare, potatoes add a comforting and satisfying element to the table that everyone will appreciate.

3. Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Add a touch of elegance to your Easter dinner with these fragrant and flavorful rosemary roasted potatoes. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they’re sure to be a hit with your guests.

Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Family-Friendly Favorites:

Easter is a time for families to come together and create lasting memories, and what better way to bond than over a shared love of good food? Get the whole family involved in the kitchen by assigning tasks like peeling, chopping, and mashing potatoes. It’s a fun and educational activity that can be enjoyed by cooks of all ages.

4. Brie Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Creamery rich mashed potatoes using Alsum russet potatoes, butter, half & half and Brie Cheese!

Brie Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Nutritional Benefits:

Beyond their delicious taste and culinary versatility, fresh potatoes are also packed with essential nutrients. They’re a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber, making them a nutritious addition to any Easter meal. Plus, with their low calorie and fat content, potatoes are a guilt-free indulgence that you can feel good about serving to your loved ones.

5. Potato Baskets with Veggies and Eggs

An Easter brunch served up with baskets made out of Alsum russet potatoes, vegetables and eggs.

Potato Baskets with Veggies and Eggs

Celebrating Easter Dinner with Alsum Potatoes

This Easter, let fresh Alsum potatoes take center stage on your dinner table with these delightful and versatile recipes. Whether you’re indulging in creamy scalloped potatoes, enjoying rosemary roasted potatoes, or savoring Herb and Cheese “Deviled Potatoes”, there’s something for everyone to love.

A Fun Twist on a Classic Tradition: Painting Easter Potatoes

Painting Easter potatoes is the perfect spring craft. Families everywhere are embracing this fun and unique activity for the holiday season. So grab some potatoes and paint, and join in on the spud-tacular fun with Alsum potatoes. Learn more.

So, embrace the versatility, tradition, and nutritional benefits of fresh Alsum potatoes this Easter season. From our family to yours, we wish you a joyous and delicious Easter filled with love, laughter, and good food.

Wishing you and your family an abundance of blessings this Easter!