Appetizer Side Dish Main Dish Snack

Build it Yourself Potato Bowls

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  • Cuisine: American
  • Prep Method: BakedBoiledPan FriedRoastedMashed
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Recipe by: Potatoes USA

As you well know, kids want choice. This "build-it-yourself" potato concept works behind the line or on the salad bar and helps you meet your nutrition goals. Start with the universal favorite, potatoes, and add additional vegetables or lean proteins as toppings. Soon you'll have a new student and staff favorite: delicious , easy to prep-and-serve, and affordable!


Lay the potato foundation:

  • mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes baked potatoes, baked wedges

Add your toppings:

  • Fresh steamed or sautéed vegetables: broccoli, red and yellow peppers, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, carrots, sun dried tomatoes, corn, red onion, chopped green onion, black or pinto beans
  • Protein options: Low-fat ground turkey or beef, shredded pork, chicken or beef, diced ham or turkey, chili con carne, meat balls, falafel, tofu

Finish with a flash of flavor:

  • A drizzle of pesto, salsa, green chili or gravy
  • A dollop of low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • A sprinkle of low-fat cheddar or mozzarella cheese


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