Potatoes and Dairy Make the Perfect Pair

Author: Clare Roach

August 19th is National Potato Day. Whether boiled, baked, mashed, roasted, or fried, potatoes are a staple ingredient in a variety of cultures and cuisines. Potatoes and dairy are an iconic pairing from the classic, buttery baked potato to outrageous, loaded cheese fries. Adding dairy to any meal increases its nutritional value with added calcium, protein, potassium, vitamin D, and more.

Below is a roundup of our favorite potato recipes that incorporate dairy.

Baked Potatoes & Potato Skins

Adding dairy, vegetables, and protein can take a simple baked potato to the next level.

Mashed Potatoes

Using real dairy in your mashed potatoes makes them creamier and more flavorful.

Fried Potatoes

Enhance your fried potatoes by adding cheese.

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish to please a crowd.

Au Gratin and Scalloped Potatoes

The main difference between classic scalloped potatoes and au gratin is cheese. Traditional scalloped potatoes are made only with cream sauce while au gratin is topped in cheese and breadcrumbs. However, cheesy scalloped potatoes have become so popular that recipes are often indistinguishable from au gratin.

Potato Salad

Potato salad is a barbecue staple. Add extra creaminess with Greek yogurt and experiment with different spices for a new flavor.

Potatoes for Breakfast

Potatoes are good at any time of the day, so start your morning with them.

Potato Soup

Warm potato soup is the ultimate comfort food during cold New England winters.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes offer an entirely new flavor profile to complement dairy.

Other Ways to Combine Potatoes and Dairy

There is no shortage of ways to tastefully pair dairy and potatoes. Connect with us on social media @NewEnglandDairy to let us know if you’ve tried any of these recipes. Enjoy!

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