Potato Types

Red Potatoes

Red Potato Information

Appearance: small to medium; round or slightly oblong; smooth, thin red skin; white flesh
Texture: waxy, moist and smooth; creamy
Flavor: Subtly sweet; mild medium sugar content
Preferred uses: Roasting, mashing, salads, soups/stews

Cooking with Red Potatoes

Because of their waxy texture, the flesh of red potatoes stays firm throughout the cooking process, whether they are being roasted or cooked in a stew. Their thin yet vibrant red skin adds appealing color and texture to side dishes and salads. Reds are frequently used to make tender yet firm potato salad or add pizazz to soups and stews, as well as being served baked or mashed. Round reds are often referred to as “new potatoes,” but the term “new” technically refers to any type of potato that is harvested before reaching maturity. For more information, watch Potato Types and Tips: Red Potatoes below.

Potato Nutrition Facts

Potato Nutrition Label

Did 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.

Red Potato Recipes

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Tender and creamy red potatoes cooked in the air fryer until crispy then tossed lightly in a garlic and parmesan butter.

Ready Time: 30min

Loaded Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Red and Yellow Potatoes

The key ingredients to these beacons of vegetarian deliciousness are the roasted red and yellow potatoes, which add a rich, buttery flavor and nice meaty texture. This recipe is also fantastic because it can be prepared and ready to eat in about 30 minutes, and uses ingredients that we almost always already have on hand.

Ready Time: 40min

Warm Garlic Herb Red Potato Salad

This amazing Warm Garlic Herb Potato Salad is perfect for a side dish any time of year! This side dish is easy to make and is allergy friendly and mayo-free

Ready Time: 75min

Cheddar Red Scalloped Potatoes

Sliced red potatoes are smothered in a rich white cheddar sauce and baked with a crispy buttery topping to make this delicious scalloped potato recipe.

Ready Time: 60min

Air Fryer Sesame Crusted Potatoes with Chili Ponzu

Tender potatoes with a toasted sesame crust, served with a spicy citrus soy sauce.

Ready Time: 35min

Thai Lettuce Cups with Red Curry Potatoes

This Thai-influenced dish combines savory curry roasted potatoes with crunchy fresh vegetables and a light dressing. Thai red curry paste and fish sauce (nam pla) can be found in the Asian section of supermarkets. For a vegetarian dish, use soy sauce in place of the fish sauce.

Ready Time: 35min

Roasted Potato Salad with Corn, Red Bell Peppers and Pancetta

Roasted potatoes, roasted corn , roasted red bell peppers and pancetta dressed with a light sherry vinaigrette and topped with a little crumbled blue cheese.

Ready Time: 35min

That’s Amore! Potatoes

Red potatoes seasoned with Italian seasoning and studded with pepperoni, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and chilies.

Ready Time: 35min

Ginger Turmeric Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes infused with ginger, turmeric, and curry.

Ready Time: 25min

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Broccoli

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Broccoli is the perfect recipe for your holiday table. Serve them right away, or make them ahead and reheat as a casserole.

Ready Time: 40min

Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

Looking for a simple and delicious side dish? These Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans are made with just five ingredients, and couldn’t be easier to prepare!

Ready Time: 35min

Potato Samosa Bites with Raita Sauce

A perfect appetizer with some spice, these Indian samosa bites with potatoes are served with a cool raita sauce.

Ready Time: 75min

Roasted Garlic and Herb Potato Pizza

Alfredo sauce, garlic and herb roasted red potatoes, and Parmesan cheese.

Ready Time: 40min

Red Potato and Cucumber Bites

Lighten up your holiday table with Little Red and Green Potato Appetizers which start with a base of colorful fresh vegetables: red potatoes and crisp cucumbers.

Ready Time: 45min

Oven Roasted Horseradish Dijon Potatoes

These gluten-free crispy Oven Roasted Horseradish Dijon Potatoes are a tasty and convenient side dish. Made with just a few ingredients, you won't believe how delicious they are!

Ready Time: 55min

Air Fryer Bang Bang Chili Potatoes

Crispy air fryer potato wedges drizzled with spicy-sweet chili mayo.

Ready Time: 33min

Quick Chile Lime Potato Tacos

This recipe is great for people who crave Mexican food but strive to consume fewer calories. The chili and lime flavors make this recipe so tasty and with all variations under 250 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving, this is a perfect recipe to include in a low-calorie diet. Adding potatoes to your taco increases the potassium and vitamin c, without adding fat or cholesterol.

Ready Time: 30min

Low Country Potato and Shrimp Boil

Tender red potatoes cooked with shrimp, corn, and sausage in a simple one pot meal.

Ready Time: 30min

One Pan Chicken Potato Gratin

This delicious One Pan Chicken Potato Gratin is a remake of the famous classic. We've snuck in extra veggies by replacing the traditional butter and flour heavy sauce for a rich and cheesy cauliflower sauce, then nestled in some crispy skinned chicken and kale for a delicious and easy to make dinner recipe.

Ready Time: 65min

Buffalo Potato Bites

Ready Time: 30min

Winter Minestrone Soup with Root Vegetables and Quinoa

This Winter Minestrone Soup is packed with seasonal root vegetables like potatoes, parsnips, cabbage, and kale, as well as quinoa and beans. Topped with plenty of extra-virgin olive oil and parmesan cheese, it’s a delicious recipe to keep you warm this winter! Stovetop, Slow Cooker, and Instant Pot friendly.

Ready Time: 50min

Post-Workout Buddha Bowl

In this satisfying post-workout meal, potatoes are tossed in flavorful seasonings and roasted with veggies and chickpeas for a sheet pan meal that will keep you full for hours.

Ready Time: 45min

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Try this delicious Loaded Baked Potato Soup created by registered dietitian Tara Gidus. It has fewer calories than your typical Loaded Baked Potato Soup but with all the flavor.

Ready Time: 35min

Buffalo Potato Salad

Boiled small red potatoes with a creamy buffalo dressing, made with hot buffalo sauce, mayo and yogurt. Topped with chopped scallions. Great for a party, game day or celebration.

Ready Time: 30min

Indian Potato Masala with Raita Sauce

Stewed potatoes cooked in Indian spices and coconut milk. Served with a cool and creamy garlic yogurt sauce.

Ready Time: 30min

Alu Kabli – Bengali Potato and Chickpea Salad

Alu Kabli is a classic Bengali style potato and chickpea salad. A snack perfect for anytime of the year.

Ready Time: 95min

30 Minute Breakfast Bowls

Make this scramble your new breakfast-time staple. With a quick cook time and all the fixin’s, what better way to start your day?

Ready Time: 30min

Easy Potato Skillet

This nutrient dense one pan potato skillet breakfast makes a week worth of meal prep. Perfect for athletes or busy people on the run.

Ready Time: 60min

Ligurian-Style Pesto Genovese

Pasta Genovese is classic Italian dish featuring pasta, potatoes, green beans and pesto. It makes a perfect one pot meal and the leftovers are fantastic the next day!

Ready Time: 25min

Portable Egg and Potato Mini Frittatas

Mini potato and egg frittatas are prepared in a muffin tin, perfect for on-the-go pre-workout breakfasts. A range of flavor customizations means there’s a frittata option for everyone to enjoy!

Ready Time: 45min

African Peanut Stew

This Vegan African Peanut Stew makes for the perfect meal with a tomato peanut base and filled with potatoes and kale. It’s Gluten Free and ready in just 40 mins.

Ready Time: 40min

Lemon Feta Potato Salad

This lemon feta potato salad is light, bright, simple, and packs a punch of flavor.

Ready Time: 35min

Rocky Mountain Potato Chowder

Potato chowder with green chiles, fresh corn and crispy bacon bits, topped with sliced scallions.

Ready Time: 75min

Mexican Potato Toast

This Mexican Potato Toast is easy to make in just minutes and is complete with your favorite toppings like avocado, black beans & salsa! This recipe is also vegan and gluten-free.

Ready Time: 20min

Fall Harvest Potato Beet Soup

An easy, soup recipe full of electrolytes, vitamins, and healthy carbohydrates.

Ready Time: 75min

Strawberry and Cream Smoothie

In need of a boost of energy before your workout? Try this incredibly quick to make strawberry and cream smoothie powered by potatoes.

Ready Time: 5min

Mediterranean Potato Nachos

These potato nachos are the perfect snack one hour before or post-exercise recovery snack! Think outside the box of the traditional tortilla chips or Mexican seasonings and try some of these Mediterranean flavors for your next plate of nachos!

Ready Time: 30min

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