13 Creative and Healthy Potato Recipes

A Healthy Vegan Smashed Potatoes Recipe
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The potato is a star favorite, which often gets a bad name when it comes to creating a list of "healthy foods". You see, spuds are often made in ways that do more harm than good to your diet, but if potatoes are not fried or doused in large quantities, cheese and bacon are indeed good for you – as proven by our potato recipes.

We have 13 of the most creative potato recipes that prove they not only make a great addition to many meals, but also, when cooked properly, make an overall healthy side dish.

Take a look at our best potato recipes!

Vegan crispy fries Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 190 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 240 mg sodium

French fries are one of the most popular foods. It's hard to imagine someone who does not like French fries, right? And with this great responsibility, we have created the best French fries recipe ever. You see, if you do not get your fries from the Drive-Thru, you'll most likely turn to the kinds you find in the freezer when you eat them at home. However, these are often not better for you calorie. Our recipe results in a healthier version that yields a crispy French fry that is baked in the oven and not perfectly fried. And with rosemary and Parmesan, these fries get a substantial taste enhancement, no heavy dip sauces are required.

Get our recipe for the best oven-baked French fries.

Low-calorie spicy potato peels Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 310 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 490 mg sodium

In 1974, T.G.I. Friday has presented us all the potato peel. Now the combination of potatoes, cheddar and bacon is a staple for snacks and happy hour appetizers, but like many classic dishes, it's high in calories. We've developed a calorie-reduced version that manages to stay true to the original recipe for a taste you'll love.

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for every day spicy potato peel.

Gluten-free crispy rosemary potatoes Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 150 calories, 3.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 330 mg sodium

You can not go wrong with a roast potato recipe because it's the perfect side dish for almost anything you have for dinner. It is also always a healthy and easy way to prepare Spuds. All you have to do is chop a few potatoes, mix with olive oil and rosemary, add salt and pepper to taste and then cook on a baking sheet. It's super easy and good for you!

Get our recipe for crispy rosemary potatoes.

Healthy cheese fries Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 300 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium

The idea of ​​eating cheese-covered fried potatoes in a restaurant is delicious, but quite dangerous for your waistline. Enter our very simple home version, which keeps the calories low by baking the potatoes, but still brings all the flavors you know and love about a hearty cheese fries dish. It's all about the proportions, and we put together the perfect amount of cheese, bacon crumbs and pickled jalapeños.

Get our recipe for not so unhealthy cheese fries.

Mashed potatoes with vegan roasted garlic Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 180 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 360 mg sodium

When in doubt, it is never a bad idea to prepare mashed potatoes. The garnish is not just the perfect creamy garnish you want, from garlic to freshly chopped chives, bacon and fried spinach, to roasted onions and green peppers. It is also perfect as a topping for your favorite burger or sandwich.

Get our recipe for garlic potato puree.

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Vegetarian Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Gratin Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 210 calories, 7 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium

Most scalloped dishes are filled with cream and butter, so the garnish may contain more calories than the main course! In our version of potato gratin, we use low-fat milk instead of traditional cream and have a blend of Yukon gold and sweet potatoes. There is a good chance that your guests request this at all your dinner parties and during the holidays!

Get our recipe for Yukon Gold  and Sweet Potato Gratin.

Vegan smashed potatoes Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 210 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 380 mg sodium

This is not a typo you'll see: these potatoes are smashed, not crushed, which means they're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and yes, you really do smash them with your hands to get them into that state. Who said you can not have fun while you cook? These potatoes are great for dinner or even for breakfast as an alternative to rösti.

Get our recipe for smashed potatoes.

Healthy baked potato soup Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 220 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 650 mg sodium

Most versions of baked potato soup start with a base of heavy cream, resulting in an unnecessarily high calorie soup bowl. In our version we switch to chicken broth as a starting point and then add half a serving. However, the creamy potato flavor is still the real star here, and with bacon, cheese and Tabasco your palate will be satisfied.

Get our recipe for baked potato soup.

potato salad Shutterstock

Per 1 serving: 190 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 320 mg sodium

Potato salads you find in a typical summer barbecue usually drown in a pool of mayo. Our recipe still contains the spread, but we reduce consumption by adding Dijon and vinegar to the mix. But do not worry, despite these improvements, the dish still tastes just as good as ever!

Get our recipe for healthiest potato salad.

Bowl of potato chips Shutterstock

Per 1 serving: 190 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 320 mg sodium

Potato chips are hard to resist, and most of the time, when you start eating something, you end up with the whole bag. It happens to us all from time to time, but what does not value it is the fact that you will most likely soon feel hungry. So if you fancy a healthy snack, you should turn to these baked fries, which are not only healthier and delicious, but also finished in just 20 minutes!

Get our recipe for best homemade potato chips.

Vegan sweet potato fritters Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 70 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 200 mg sodium

Sweet potatoes have some important advantages that are missing with normal potatoes: high levels of fiber and vitamin A. In addition, the natural sugar is enhanced when these potatoes are baked or roasted. If you combine that with fiery cayenne pepper, you'll have fries at hand to spice up your entire meal.

Get our recipe for baked sweet potato fries.

Healthy fried potatoes Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 200 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 450 mg sodium

This double baked potato recipe contains milk and yoghurt to spice up the potatoes and proves that a bit of cheese and bacon really do a lot. This dish goes perfectly with a grilled steak or roast chicken!

Get our recipe for Bacon and Cheese Twice-Baked Potato.

smoked paprika potato chips on black plate with dip Shutterstock

Per 1 serving: 210 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 430 mg sodium

And here we have another opportunity to indulge in the beloved potato chip! These fries have a smoky flavor thanks to the pepper and prove once again that it's better to bake your own fries than any other variety that you can buy at a supermarket snack.

Get our recipe for smoked paprika potato chips.

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