There are various Easy Lunch Ideas With Potatoes that you can cook for your kids and make them eat it. A lot of kids hate eating boiled potatoes or baked potatoes at lunch time. Are you looking for some ideas to make your children eat 3 slices of potato with their lunch?
We’ve all been there, we come home from work or school and don’t know what to do for dinner. Potatoes can be an easy solution to this. They are easy to make and versatile. Here are some easy lunch ideas with potatoes.
Easy Lunch Ideas With Potatoes
Mustard Seed Potato Salad
For a quick lunch or served with salmon, this refreshing potato salad can be served warm or cold with a mustard seed dressing. Perfect for a cozy winter meal. See the recipe.
Roasted Potato Garlic Soup with Kale and Sausage
Make a hearty and nutritious potato soup that can be made ahead of time and packed for a comforting lunch for your midday work break. See the recipe.
Grilled Potato Salad and Feta Dressing
Warm or cold, this grilled potato salad can be prepared inside all winter long or enjoyed on a warm day. Serve with a feta vinaigrette and take it on the go for a fun packed lunch. See the recipe.
Smoked Salmon and Yogurt on Baked Potato Pancakes
Easily baked in the oven, these shredded potato pancakes make an elegant bite, but are light and refreshing with smoked salmon and Greek yogurt. Enjoy from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. See the recipe.
A Greek dip, Skordalia is just as good as your go-to hummus and is packed with nutrients from potatoes and almonds. A perfect on the go snack. See the recipe.
Homemade Tater Tots – Gluten Free
Learn how to make your own tater tots that are just as delicious, but better for you and can be made gluten free. Who doesn’t want a side of tots in their lunch box? See the recipe.
Rich Potato Leek Soup
Without a drop of cream, this rich potato leek soup is surprisingly smooth, silky and a warm delight. Make the night before and enjoy for lunch the next day. See the recipe.
Cilantro Chimichurri and Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Roast ahead these flavorful garlic potatoes and pack for an easy lunch with a cilantro chimichurri. See the recipe.
Brown Butter and Thyme Potato Cake
Brown butter and a balsamic glaze makes this layered potato cake an instant winner for a dinner side or packed up for lunch on the go. Hot or cold, it is so delicious. See the recipe.
Potato Samosa Bites with Raita Sauce
A perfect bite with some spice, these Indian potato samosas are served with a cool raita sauce for a new lunch idea. See the recipe.
Cheap Meals with Potatoes
Potatoes are one of my favorite grocery items to cook with. They are inexpensive and make a great, filling ingredient in your main dishes. When you don’t have a lot of money to spare on groceries, you can really utilize potatoes to make inexpensive meals and stretch your food and your dollars. Here are 11 cheap meals to make with potatoes.
11 Cheap Meals to Make with Potatoes
1. Baked Potato Bar – One of my favorite meals ever. Super cheap to make and everyone will love being able to add their own toppings. Try the classics like bacon, cheese, sour cream, butter, and chives. Or you can get a little creative with items like leftover pulled pork, or buffalo chicken pieces. Have fun with it!
2. Potato Soup – I don’t care if it’s cold or warm out, potato soup will always be one of my favorite kinds of soups, and one of my kids favorites too. This is my favorite stove-top Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe, or you can use Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup recipe in the Summer when you’d rather not use the stove. You can also make a large batch of potato soup to freeze, and use it for dinner again or split it into lunch-size portions.
3. Shepherd’s Pie – If you have never eaten Shepherd’s Pie, this is something you need to add to your monthly grocery menu. Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef, but I like this Chicken Shepherd’s Pie recipe which is made with chicken, and is usually a little cheaper for us (since ground beef has been kind of pricey lately). It’s a super simple dinner recipe that anyone can make.
4. Fried Potatoes – Want to fill up that crew of yours? Fried Potatoes make an excellent main dish or side dish. Easy to make and filling to the core. You can make these fun by cutting them in different shapes like wedges, coins, wavy, or skinny fries. You can also pan-fry or throw them in a deep fryer or even an air fryer. Plus, you can even get creative with toppings and dipping sauces. Ketchup is always a fan favorite, but consider a making “campfire sauce” made from 2 parts of your favorite barbecue sauce and 1 part mayo. It’s one of my favorites. Or put some easy toppings on your fries, like chili, shredded cheese, or cheese sauce, sour cream, etc. The possibilities are endless because potatoes are so versatile! One of my favorite recipes is this Garlic Chive Baked Fries recipe.
5. Potato Gratin– This dish is probably recognizable because most people buy it in the box. However, you can easily make this dish in your own kitchen for much cheaper (and healthier). You could also make scalloped potatoes like these super yummy Dijon Scalloped Potatoes.
6. Twice Baked Potatoes – Because once baked isn’t enough. Stuffing those already baked potatoes with yumminess is sure to make your crew happy! Try this Twice Baked Deviled Potatoes. They’re one of our family favorite recipes!
7. Don’t forget the Mashed Potatoes – There have been many times where Mashed Potatoes were our go-to main dish! You can make mashed potatoes in so many ways, which makes it an awesome cheap meal to make with potatoes. Plus they’re super easy to make. You can even make them in the microwave by poking holes in the potatoes and cooking them in the microwave, then mashing and adding milk and butter. So simple. Whip up some gravy, or throw in some simple add-ins like herbs or cheese to keep it interesting.
8. Potato Salad – Potato salad is, of course, a Summertime picnic favorite, but it can be a yummy dish all year long. It’s another one of those dishes that you can get creative with as there’s SO MANY potato salad recipes out there. I’ll share 2 of my favorites to get you started. This Best Potato Salad recipe is close to a classic Southern-type potato salad recipe. Creamy with some mustard, and a little kick of spicy for some extra flavor. This Deviled Egg Potato Salad recipe was inspired by none other than deviled eggs and features hard boiled eggs, mayo, and mustard. I love both of those recipes, and I’m really not even that big of a fan of potato salad!
9. Cheesy Potatoes – I don’t think there is anything better in the world than Cheesy Potatoes. Cheese makes everything better, especially potatoes. Most of the time, I’ll turn our cheesy potatoes into a casserole, like this Crock Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole or these Creamy Slow Cooker Potatoes with Sausage and Chives.
10. One Pan Meals – Using a meat, vegetable, and potatoes, you can easily make so many one pan meals. One of my favorites is chicken, green beans, and potatoes like in this One Pan Garlic Roasted Chicken and Potatoes recipe. Or you could skip the meat all together like in this Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans recipe.