8 Ways to Use Yukon Gold Potatoes
When you crack one of these open, it won't be precious metal inside, but it may as well be. Yukon gold potatoes are hyper-versatile, with a waxy peel and moist yellow flesh that can be cooked in almost any way. The humble and inexpensive potato is easy to store long-term, easy to incorporate into many different kinds of meals, and of course, easy to eat. Whether it's mashing, baking, slicing, or grating, these Yukon gold potato recipes could be your new go-to when pulling together a delicious meal plan on a budget.
Potato Leek Soup III
Perfect for the colder months, this creamy soup gets its mild onion-y flavor from leeks, while potatoes offer substance and bite. You could blend all of the ingredients together for an even thicker version. Top with croutons for extra crunch.
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Shallots
The only thing better than mashed potatoes is mashed potatoes with roasted shallots mixed into them. A rich roasted onion flavor coupled with thyme creates depth of flavor, while evaporated skim milk ensures that these mashed potatoes will be silky smooth.
Best Baked French Fries
Everyone loves French fries and these baked ones are no exception. A healthier alternative to deep frying your fries, these are flavored with garlic powder, salt, and black ground pepper, but could be elevated with any other spices you like.
Sliced Potatoes with Bacon and Parsley
Clay Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes
Meatloaf is a classic family dinner, and the potatoes that surround this meatloaf get sprinkled with onion soup mix, rosemary sprigs, and onions to create a side that will complement the flavors in your meatloaf.
Easy Cheese and Ham Scalloped Potatoes
These scalloped potatoes are creamy, cheesy, and easy to make. Ham and cheese are a fairly typical (and delicious) combination for sandwiches and really shine in these potatoes. If you prefer, you could cut down on the richness of this dish by subbing half and half for heavy cream.
Saffron Mash Potatoes
Known as the world's most highly coveted and costly spice by weight, fragrant saffron turns these mashed Yukon gold potatoes an even more bright yellow hue. While saffron is typically floral, this hard-to-find spice is often imitated and can taste bitter or metallic, so it's important to get your spices from a reputable source.
Grilled Mustard Potato Salad
A fun and special take on the standard potato salad, this version asks you to boil your potatoes first and then grill them on top of a single sheet of foil. This sequence of cooking methods will provide you with soft, creamy centers and crispy skins.