How to Use Up Potatoes
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How to Use Up Potatoes

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 7:00 am
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Many of us are staying home as much as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of going to the grocery store in person, families are having their groceries delivered. This can result in “substitutions” made by your shopper. You might end up with a much larger bag of potatoes than you expected! Here are some ideas about how to use up those potatoes before they go bad and have to be thrown in the trash.

Mashed Potatoes

It is pretty easy to make mashed potatoes. All you need is fresh potatoes, butter, and salt. You can find many recipes online that include additional ingredients, such as cheese, garlic, or leeks. There are even vegan mashed potato recipes.

With a little bit of effort, you can use up an entire ten pound bag of potatoes by turning them into mashed potatoes. Put some of it into small freezer bags that are a good size for an individual serving. Each bag can be used as a side dish for dinner.

Potato Soup

Few things can be more satisfying than bowl of hot soup on a cold day! The main ingredient in potato soup is potatoes. It can be made quite simply, with just a few ingredients. If that sounds boring, then you can add more ingredients to suit your taste.

You can make a meal out of a large bowl of potato soup. Serve some for dinner or lunch, and freeze the leftovers into individual servings. Use them up on a night when you are too busy to cook.

Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are wonderful for many reasons. They are easy to bake, and every member of your family can add their own preferred ingredients on top of it. This is a meal that can make everyone happy!

Baked potatoes can also save you a little money on your heating bill. The kitchen will be nice and warm while the oven is on. This gives you the opportunity to turn off your heat for an hour.

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