Potato Types

Purple Potatoes

Purple Potato Information

Appearance: small to medium-size; oblong to fingerling; deep purple, blue or slightly red skin; blue, purple lavender, pink or white flesh
Texture: moist; firm flesh. Note–all blue and purple Peruvian varieties have higher starch content and a floury texture
Flavor: earthy, nutty, low sugar content
Preferred Uses: roasting, grilling, salads, baking

Cooking with Purple Potatoes

Most blue/purple potatoes have moist, firm flesh that retains its shape while adding rich, vibrant color and luscious taste to salads. The purple color is preserved best by microwaving, but steaming and baking are also great ways to cook blue/purple potatoes. Because of their mild yet distinctly nutty flavor, blue/purple potatoes naturally complement green salad flavors. Red, White, and Blues—Combine blue potatoes with whites and reds in salads or roasted medleys to make all three colors “pop”. For more information, watch cooking with purple potatoes below.

Purple Potato Nutrition Facts


Purple Potato Nutrition InformationDid you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana. For more potato nutrition information check out our guide to potato nutrition.






Purple Potato Recipes

Chopped Harvest Salad with Purple Roasted Potatoes and Lime Vinaigrette

Make a delicious and convenient meal for your family tonight with this hearty, flavorful salad that's fresh and colorful with sautéed purple potatoes.

Ready Time: 15min

Purple Potato Salad

Roasted purple potatoes are a fun + colorful twist to a classic Southern side dish. Served with a tangy Greek yogurt + fresh dill dressing.

Ready Time: 55min

Purple Potato Dinner Rolls

Fluffy and supremely tender, these Purple Potato Dinner Rolls add a fun, unexpected splash of color to your table! Leftover potatoes never tasted so good!

Ready Time: 65min

Purple Potato Spread

This versatile spread gets its attractive color and rich, creamy texture from purple potatoes. It’s a clever example of how potatoes can help you cut fat from preparations while delivering big-time satisfaction and fresh appeal. Use it in place of mayo on sandwiches, or serve it as a dip with flatbread or chips for dipping.

Truffle Salted Purple Potato–Kale Cakes

This Truffle Salted Purple Potato–Kale Cakes recipe is courtesy of A House in the Hills.
Why we love it: We love the colorful explosion of kale and purple potatoes in these delicious potato cakes. Plus, who can resist anything topped with truffle salt?

Ready Time: 55min

Purple Potato Roses

Thin slices of seasoned, purple potatoes rolled into pretty roses and baked to perfection.

Ready Time: 67min

Purple Potato Salad with Beets and Arugula

This purple potato salad with beets and arugula is sure to add a nice pop of color to any meal.

Ready Time: 30min

Blackened Blue Potato Salad

This Blackened Blue Potato Salad is the right combination for a delicious and satisfying lunch or dinner.

Photography By: Julia Vandenoever

Ready Time: 30min

Potato and vegetable quiche

A colorful, light and flavorful quiche perfect for any meal of the day. Purple and sweet potatoes are decoratively layered inside and out along with sweet fennel and leeks, all atop a light and flaky crust.

Ready Time: 75min

Salmon Skewers with a Smoky Maple Glaze

The combination of peppers, fennel, salmon and potatoes with a smoky glaze makes a colorful and delicious BBQ platter.

Ready Time: 30min

Irish Potato Fondue

Potatoes with beer cheese? Yes please! Serve Irish Potato Fondue at your next gathering for a fun and dip-able delight. This recipe is easily doubled for large groups.

Ready Time: 40min

Potato Crab Bites

Crab (imitation, frozen, canned or fresh), mixed with crunchy peppers and subtle chives on top of petite purple potatoes make a delicious and colorful appetizer where the ingredients shine!

Ready Time: 25min

Russian Vegetable Salad

With its delicious combination of vegetables, this Russian Vegetable Salad takes potatoes to the next level for a dish that is sure to impress. Serve as a lunch or dinner entrée for family and friends.

Ready Time: 50min

Potassium Potato Smoothie

This vibrant purple smoothie gets its color from purple potatoes and pomegranate juice. Containing 119 grams of carbohydrates and 19 grams of protein, this smoothie may aid in post-exercise recovery.

Ready Time: 12min

Purple Potato Soup

Purple potatoes are blended harmoniously with Indian spices, Greek yogurt and adorned with ruby like jewels of pomegranate seeds and crispy potato croutons.

Ready Time: 85min

Rainbow Potato Pancakes

Make amazing potatoes with this dish: Rainbow Potato Pancakes. With a combination of russet
and purple potatoes, you can create this savory breakfast (or snack) at home in under 20 minutes!

Ready Time: 20min

Mediterranean Sun Kissed Savory Potato Salad

If requiring a gluten-free recipe, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free for this potato salad.

Ready Time: 80min

Smoked Paprika Blue Potato Soup

A smokey, warm soup that combines smoked paprika, blue potatoes, and coconut milk for a velvety finish.

Ready Time: 35min

Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad

Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad is tossed in a light lemon shallot vinaigrette making this a potato salad that stands on it's own.

Ready Time: 60min

Tri Colored Mexican Potato Salad

A quick and easy dairy free potato salad packed with grilled corn, jalapeno, black beans and avocado

Ready Time: 35min

Twice Baked Blues

“These little bursts of flavor are perfect for a game day party or any other gathering where you want to serve delicious finger food..."

Ready Time: 60min

Moroccan Brochettes

Potatoes take a walk on the spicy side in the bold yet light side dish. It’s seasoned with a flavor-packed charmoula (pesto-like sauce), grilled and sprinkled with a Moroccan spice blend.

Ready Time: 30min

Red, White & Blue Kebabs

Add a little red, white and blue to your table with these festive kebabs.

Ready Time: 50min

Party Streamer Potato Pancakes with Confetti Yogurt

These light potato pancakes with bright topping including crunchy cucumber, zesty radish, and chives are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Ready Time: 40min

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