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Recipes Using Red Potatoes

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The firm texture of this potato variety makes it a favorite for many cooks. This page contains recipes using red potatoes.


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This is such a flavorful way to use potatoes. I have had this recipe for many years.



Slice potatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Lay on cookie sheet in a single layer. Combine all the other ingredients in small bowl and drizzle over potatoes. Bake at 425 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes. Baking time will depend on how thick you cut them.

Servings: 4
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
35 to 45 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: I have had this in my file for a long time and can't remember where I found it.

By Elaine from IA

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I love cilantro but if you don't then simply substitute with Italian parsley or celery leaves :-)


  • 2 lb. red potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
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  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Toss potatoes, garlic and oil in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, toss again, spread evenly on an oiled foil lined baking sheet, roast until just tender, about 15 minutes, remove from oven and let cool completely.

Whisk mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and cilantro in a small bowl until all ingredients are completely incorporated.

Toss cooled potatoes, eggs and red onions in a large bowl, add mayonnaise mixture, toss again, season with salt and pepper if desired, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to let flavors meld. Toss again just before serving.


By Deeli from Richland, WA

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The first words out of my husbands mouth was "awesome"! These are savory and super flavorful.

Total Time: Under 30 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings


  • 6 large red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Wash and cut your potatoes in quarters.
  2. Fill your pot with water, bring to a boil. Boil for 16 minutes, drain.
  3. Return potatoes to pot, add remaining ingredients.
  4. Mash with a hand held tool.
  5. Enjoy!
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You can roast these reds on the grill too! Just place evenly, spread, and completely enclosed in tin foil.

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I know many people don't care to use red potatoes for mashers, but I personally prefer them because of their sweeter flavor, firmer texture and their tender skins that add extra nutrition to your mashers.

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April 27, 2006

An easy way to prepare red potatoes for a side dish. These are great along side a meat dish.

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June 13, 2016

Firm textured red potatoes are a good choice for making your next bowl of potato salad. This page contains red potato salad recipes.

Red Potato Salad in a white dish

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