Potatoes, Easy and Elegant

Southeast Asian-Flavored Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes in baskets at farmer's market

Here’s an unusual twist on ordinary mashed potatoes inspired by a Southeast Asian recipe. These mashed potatoes are embellished with fresh chili pepper, coconut yogurt, and ginger. Serve with a simple tempeh or tofu dish (Sweet and Smoky Tofu or Tempeh Strips go well with this) and a bountiful tossed salad for an easy meal. more→


Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

Here’s a hearty dish of potatoes and vegan sausage, highlighting calcium-rich collard greens. more→


Skillet Potato and Tempeh Hash

Potatoes on cutting board

A hearty vegetarian spin on a “meaty” classic, this is as good served as a quick dinner as it is an offbeat and hearty breakfast. For breakfast or brunch, serve with fruit and whole-grain bread, For a quick dinner, serve with an abundant, colorful tossed salad, whole grain bread, and orange slices. In warmer months, if desired, add fresh corn on the cob. more→


Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes with Rosemary

Roasted potatoes, flavored with rosemary, were a traditional dish of the old Roman Easter. Here is a contemporary interpretation of this dish. more→


Old-Fashioned Potato-Bread Stuffing

This hearty, casserole-type bread stuffing need not be stuffed into anything; simply enjoy it as a side dish. more→


Mushroom-Stuffed Potatoes

A small amount of vegan cream cheese gives these stuffed potatoes a rich flavor. Serve them with a big tossed salad with chickpeas or beans, and some steamed green beans or asparagus. more→


Curried Potatoes with Peas and Cashews

Peas and cashews lend a subtle sweetness to this curried potato dish. Once you’ve got the just-done potatoes ready, the rest of the dish comes together in no time. For an enticing meal, serve with Fruited Couscous Pilaf. If you’d like, pass around a spicy chutney as well. more→


Two-Potato Bread Stuffing Casserole

You need not wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy this baked stuffing, made hearty with regular and sweet potato and whole-grain bread. That said, it is most welcome at the holiday table! For an everyday meal, roast some broccoli and cauliflower florets while this is in the oven, and serve with a bountiful tossed salad with some chickpeas or black beans tossed in for a nice meal. more→