February: 29 Ways to Celebrate National Potato Lovers Month!

February is National Potato Lovers Month! As an avid potato lover myself, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to spread this joyous occasion with others. That's why, in celebration of National Potato Lovers Month, we bring you 29 potato recipes featuring all of your (my) favorite styles of potato. Baked, roasted, mashed, sweet, Yukon, fingerling, hash... We've got it all covered. Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

February: 29 Ways to Celebrate National Potato Lovers Month!

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February: 29 Ways to Celebrate National Potato Lovers Month!

February holds a special place in my heart. It’s a month full of holidays that remind us to celebrate, such as Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, The Chinese New Year, my mom’s birthday – you get it. However, there’s one holiday that deserves to be celebrated this month that doesn’t get much attention.

February is National Potato Lovers Month! As an avid potato lover myself, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spread this joyous occasion with others. That’s why, in celebration of National Potato Lovers Month, we bring you 29 potato recipes featuring all of your (my) favorite styles of potato. Baked, roasted, mashed, sweet, Yukon, fingerling, hash… We’ve got it all covered.

Ginger Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Ginger Mashed Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

A bold flavor combination of olive oil-sautéed garlic, aromatic fresh ginger and crushed red pepper flakes combined with Yukon gold potatoes. Don’t settle for less, click here to get the full recipe.

Kohlrabi Fritters with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Kohlrabi Fritters with Yogurt Dill Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Similar to cabbage or cauliflower, kohlrabi has a slightly bitter cruciferous flavor. Blend it with the buttery flavor of Yukon gold potatoes and these fritters take on a mellow nutty flavor. Pair with a tangy Greek yogurt-dill sauce for dipping and it’s a win. Click here to get the full recipe.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Baked Sweet Potato Chips//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

A delicious and healthy snack, how could you pass that up? By making your own Sweet Potato Chips you know exactly how much sodium you’re taking in. Click here to get the full recipe.

Smoked Cheddar Double Baked Potatoes

Smoked Cheddar Double Baked Potatoes courtesy of NFL Gameday Cookbook

Baked potatoes are great, but a double baked potato with smoked cheddar cheese is what the heart really wants. Click here to get the full recipe.

Savory Sage, Walnut, and Roasted Sweet Potato Pie

This savory twist on the classic sweet potato pie combines earthy and savory flavors in roasted sweet potatoes to create a unique seasonal offering that can be served for dessert or as part of the main meal. The crunch of walnuts and the creamy texture of the sage and sweet potato pie combine to create a flavorful multisensory experience that is both familiar and unexpected.

Savory Sweet Potato Sage Pie//Lance Mellenbruch

The crunch of walnuts and the creamy texture of the sage and sweet potato pie combine to create a flavorful multisensory experience. Click here to get the full recipe.

Finger Friendly Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallows

Finger Friendly Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallows//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Finger Friendly Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallows//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

A take on the traditional sweet potato casserole, this finger-food friendly version is great for kids or for a quick side-dish to complement your meal. Click here to get the full recipe.

Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Classic Scalloped Potatoes//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Classic Scalloped Potatoes//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Adapted from a traditional family recipe, these creamy classic scalloped potatoes are the perfect potluck dish. Click here to get the full recipe.

Potato Soup with Cheese and Irish Ale

Irish Ale Potato and Cheese Soup

Potato Soup with Cheese and Irish Ale//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Cozy up at home on a cold February night and warm up with a bowl of this creamy and rich potato soup, made with Gruyere, white Cheddar cheese, and Irish Ale. Click here to get the full recipe.

Maple Bacon Idaho® Potato Pie

This delicious holiday recipe for Maple Bacon Idaho® Potato Pie brings some new twists to an an old classic. Filled with Idaho Potatoes, sugar, maple syrup and whipped cream, then topped with bacon and pecans.  Bacon and maple are some of the hottest flavors this season and they make the perfect combination for this Potato Pie. 

Maple Bacon Idaho Potato Pie//Photo: Idaho Potato Commission

Shake up an old classic! Bacon and maple make this potato pie a combination of sweet and savory that are hard to resist. Click here to get the full recipe.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Grilled Peppers and Onions

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Grilled Peppers and Onions

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Grilled Peppers and Onions//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The combination of roasted rosemary potatoes and grilled veggies make an ideal partner for whatever meat or fish you might be grilling up for dinner. Click here to get the full recipe.

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This is a simple recipe that turns out marvelous, fluffy and creamy every time. We recommend trying this recipe if you have a ricer, for best results. Click here to get the full recipe.

Feta, Tomato, and Caper Potato Salad

Feta, Tomato and Caper Potato Salad

Feta, Tomato and Caper Potato Salad//Fresh From Florida

Potato salad on steroids! Made with sweet onion, cherry tomatoes, black olives, feta and tangy capers, this potato salad recipe is decadent with a Mediterranean feel. Click here to get the full recipe.

Maple Sweet Potato Gratins with Ginger Pecan Streusel

Maple Sweet Potato Gratins with Ginger Pecan Streusel

Maple Sweet Potato Gratins with Ginger Pecan Streusel//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Part side dish, part dessert, this recipe features the rich flavor of slow-roasted sweet potatoes whipped until velvety-smooth with butter and maple syrup. Click here to get the full recipe.

Potato and Leek Gratin

Potato and Leek Gratin

Potato and Leek Gratin//Rattan Direct

Baked in the oven for about an hour, this dish is creamy soft with a silky savory edge from the leeks, perfect for Sunday brunch. Click here to get the full recipe.

Potato Latkes

Potato Latke//Food Guru

Potato Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a traditional Jewish dish that is prepared as part of the Hanukkah festival. However, they’re so delicious when served with applesauce and sour cream, we eat them year-round. Click here to get the full recipe.

Dilly Duchess Potatoes

Dilly Duchess Potatoes//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Dilly Duchess Potatoes is a typical French dish made of mashed potatoes, eggs, and a variety of additional ingredients that can be molded into shapes and baked. In this version, we keep it simple and delicious! Click here to get the full recipe.

Smoked Sausage and New Potato Salad

Grannie Shorts Smoked Sausage and New Potato Salad

Grannie Shorts Smoked Sausage and New Potato Salad//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

New potatoes are young potatoes that aren’t fully grown with a thin skin and a waxy texture that taste sweeter. They are perfectly suited for salads, especially this one, with smoked kielbasa. Click here to get the full recipe.

Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque

Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque

Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Tender-roasted sweet potatoes blended silky smooth with cinnamon and nutmeg, garnished with a swirl of créme fraiche and candied pecans. Click here to get the full recipe.

Latin Idaho® Potato Power Bowl

Latin Idaho® Potato Power Bowl by Kita Roberts courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

Latin Idaho® Potato Power Bowl by Kita Roberts courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

The mouthwatering combination of crispy pork carnitas, zesty salsa verde, grilled corn and cumin-dusted potato wedges is everything your taste buds are calling for. Click here to get the full recipe.

Kansas City Barbecue Sundae

Photographic depiction of an ice cream sundae, based on one served during NASCAR races at the Kansas International Speedway. Visual shows an ice cream sundae glass layered with mashed potatoes instead of ice cream, brisket and barbecue sauce.

Kansas City Barbecue Sundae//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

A fun take on the traditional yogurt parfait or ice cream sundae, this recipe is definitely a conversation starter! Combine all parts of a barbecue meal into one, easy, portable dish. Click here to get the full recipe.

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Creamy Yukon gold mashed potatoes that we drizzled with a cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil in order to create a mash that is unlike any other. Click here to get the full recipe.

African Sweet Potato Stew

Photographer Hector Manuel Sanchez, Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas, Food Stylist: Anna Hampton//African Sweet Potato Stew

Add a little cultural influence to the dinner table with this vegetarian African Sweet Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, curry, and ginger. Click here to get the full recipe.

Potato and Cauliflower Au Gratin

Potato Cauliflower Au Gratin//Photo Credit: Zeno Group

This isn’t a cauliflower replacement for potatoes, this is a delicious melding of both. Made with white cheddar, parmesan, shallots, and garlic, this is a true comfort dish. Click here to get the full recipe.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Silky-rich sweet potato pie topped with a layer of golden caramelized pecan pie, this authentic Southern pie offers a standout dessert. Click here to get the full recipe.

Hasselback Potato

90 Second Hasselback Potato

Hasselback Potato//The Food Channel

Crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside, these potatoes are so easy to make and incredibly versatile with ingredient choices. Click here to get the full recipe.

Yukon Gold Scalloped Potato Bites

Yukon Gold Scalloped Potato Bites

Yukon Gold Scalloped Potato Bites//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Get all of the comforting flavors of scalloped potatoes with these bite-sized and handheld versions! Click here to get the full recipe.

Grilled Potatoes and Red Onions with Mustard Vinaigrette

Grilled Potatoes and Red Onions with Mustard Vinaigrette//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This hearty side dish pairs beautifully with your favorite grilled steak and the mustard vinaigrette perfectly complements the grilled potatoes and onions. Click here to get the full recipe.

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme//Photo: Lance Mellenbruch

These are your classic fried potato and onions with a twist of fresh thyme. Click here to get the full recipe.

Sweet Potato Soufflés

Sweet Potato Soufflé//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

These lightly sweet and airy autumn soufflés can serve as a special side dish or dessert. Click here to get the full recipe.

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