8 Ways to Use Canned Potatoes

Close up of Mom's Chicken Pot Pie
Photo: DecemberMilk

Canned potatoes are frequently overlooked. Yet, many home cooks end up with a can of potatoes that sits in the pantry for months, rattling around, with no set plans on how to use it up. But after trying these convenient canned potato recipes, you'll be tempted to stock up on canned potatoes at your next grocery store run. Save yourself the time of peeling, prepping, and boiling or baking potatoes by opting for canned. Available sliced and whole, you can utilize these handy spuds in soups, casseroles, sautés, and more.

01 of 09

Spiced Up Potatoes

Spiced Up Potatoes in a skillet
Mark Cangialosi

Dressed up with butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and paprika, nobody will be able to tell these potatoes came from a can. Want this side dish to be extra decadent? Recipe creator Jodi Smith suggests adding in crumbled bacon.

02 of 09

Hearty Slow Cooked Beef Stew

Hearty Slow Cooked Beef Stew in a white bowl
Sheldon Krush

Creating a hearty dinner doesn't get much easier than this slow cooker stew recipe. Canned new potatoes are tossed in with veggies, beef, and plenty of seasoning for a lick-the-bowl-good dish.

03 of 09

Weeknight Shepherd's Pie

Weeknight Shepherd's Pie in a white dish
Trusted Brands

Shepherd's pie is a homey, comfort food dish, but it can often take quite a bit of time between peeling the potatoes and preparing the mash. Skip those steps, and utilize sliced potatoes as the perfect topping for the rich filling. Each bite is packed with savory beef, flavorful veggies, and herby thyme.

04 of 09

Brilliant Potatoes With Paprika and Caramelized Onions

Brilliant Potatoes With Paprika and Caramelized Onions in a glass dish
Marquetta Swanson

Buttery canned potatoes and sweet onions team up to create this wow-worthy casserole. Reviewer Michelle Masters raves, "Great one and so easy. They tasted fresh. No one could tell they were canned. Yay!"

05 of 09

New England Clam Chowder for Two

New England Clam Chowder for Two in a white bowl

Canned clams and canned potatoes are the dynamic duo behind this decadent chowder recipe. You won't have to worry about leftovers, as this recipe makes just the right amount for a lovely dinner for two at home.

06 of 09

Crunch Top Potatoes

Crunch Top Potatoes on a red plate

A topping of cornflakes may raise some eyebrows, but all doubts will be erased after one bite of this savory canned potato casserole. They stand up perfectly to baking, making a delicious contrast to the gooey Cheddar cheese.

07 of 09

Cabbage and Kielbasa

Cabbage and Kielbasa in a pan
Maggie Coats

A European classic, kielbasa, cabbage, and potatoes are simply meant for each other. This homey version relies on canned potatoes for quick prep, meaning you can have this meal on the table in just 35 minutes.

08 of 09

Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

Close up of Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

Leftover chicken, canned veggies, and a prepared pie crust make this dinner come together in mere moments. It'll taste just like mom used to make.

09 of 09

More Ways to Enjoy Canned Goods

Serving of tuna macaroni casserole with peas and a crispy cheesy topping
Melissa Goff

Shop your pantry for tasty meals and convenient dishes with these canned food-based recipes.

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