15 Healthy & Easy to Make Potato Recipes for Kids

POTATO RECIPES FOR KIDS

Ask every kid what they love to eat the most, and they’ll surely answer potatoes. Potatoes are low in sodium, high in potassium and chock-full of nutrient-dense properties. Whether it’s for school lunches, healthy breakfasts or even during snack times, potatoes fill in the gaps and make our lives much tastier (and fuller too!)



If your kids are skimping on their potatoes, then it’s finally time for some tasty treats that will surely change their minds.





Read on to learn more about our healthy and simple kid friendly potato recipes which you can try at home today.

15 Easy Potato Recipes for Children

Fasten your aprons and get your kitchen tools ready! You’re going to need it. Our simple yet delicious recipes have room for salads, soups, starters and go well with evening meals too. Whether your kids need to pump up their veggie intake or satisfy their hunger pangs, these potato snacks for kids and recipes will leave them feeling full and energized.




Here is a list of our 15 best potato dishes for kids which you can make from the comfort of your home. They don’t need a lot of ingredients to make, and they’re certainly a quick way to do meal planning ahead for the week. Try them out; you’ll love it – guaranteed.

1. Classic Potato Salad

A classic among kids, this old-school potato salad recipe will keep your children coming back for more. The classic potato salad is a timeless dish that is a favourite among school-going kids and even teenagers too.





What You Will Require

  • Boiled Red Potatoes
  • Eggs (Hard-cooked)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Green Onions
  • Diced Onions
  • Sliced Celery Stalks
  • Diced Green Bell Peppers
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper

CLASSIC POTATO SALAD

How To Prepare 




Pour water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Place the potatoes in the pot for 15 minutes after peeling them. Feel the potatoes and check to see if they’re tender yet firm. If they are, take them out of the stove and start dicing. Set aside and boil the eggs in a saucepan. Cool and chop into cube-sized pieces. Grab a bowl and pour eggs, potatoes, mayonnaise, onions, green onions, celery, and the green bell peppers. Stir well, mix and garnish with pepper and salt. Refrigerate in an airtight container overnight for five hours and serve when done.

Time Required 





30 mins to prep up ingredients and 30 minutes for cooking

Nutritional Value




329 calories, 7.4g protein, 15.9g fat and 41.4g carbs

2. Creamy Potato Salad

The cream is rich in calcium which can help your children develop stronger bones. This and let’s do not forget that they make any dish lip-smacking and delicious. This simple potato recipe will reel your kids in – hook, line, and sinker!





What You Will Require

  • Potatoes
  • Apple Juice
  • Creamy Salad Dressing
  • Minced Green Onions
  • Creamy Salad Dressing
  • Prepared Mustard
  • Dried Dill Weed
  • Salt
  • Pepper

CREAMY POTATO SALAD

How To Prepare




Peel the potatoes and get them boiling. Allow them to cool for a few minutes and start dicing them into tiny cubes. Take a bowl and pour the rest of the ingredients on the list for the salad dressing. Whisk well to form a creamy texture. Pour this creamy mixture over the potatoes and continue mixing. Take care not to mash the potatoes and serve immediately.

Time Required





10 mins to prepare ingredients and 10 mins for cooking

Nutritional Value




120 calories, 19g carbs, 1.7g protein, 4.3g fat, and 5mg cholesterol

3. Sesame Potato Chips

Sesame seeds are rich in digestive fibres and help in avoiding bowel problems like constipation. Who says chips aren’t healthy?! Let these sesame potato chips prove the naysayers wrong and try out this recipe.


What You Will Require

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Sesame Seeds

SESAME POTATOES

How To Prepare

Take 2 oven sheets and heat them up inside the oven to a temperature of 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the russet potatoes, slice them thinly and toss them in with a dash of extra virgin olive oil and salt on top of the piping hot oven sheets. Add sesame seeds, bake for ten minutes and take them out. Serve immediately and watch your kids be amazed.

Time Required


Few Minutes to prepare and 10 mins of baking time.

Nutritional Value

For a serving size of 15g – 50 calories, 2g protein, 10g carbs, and 1g fat

4. Russet Potato Snack

These potatoes are also known as Idaho potatoes and are great for digestion. They offer the highest nutritional value when baked. Also, russet potatoes are delicious. Case in point – just try out this recipe and experience it yourself.


What You Will Require

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • Fresh Parsley

RUSSET POTATOES

How To Prepare

Prep up an 8 x 10 casserole meal and garnish it with butter well. Peel the potatoes, cutting them into wide-shaped wedges half-an-inch each. Add the potatoes with salt, garlic, black pepper and a little bit of Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Mix well and add this mixture to the casserole along with the rest of the ingredients. Add olive oil and layer with a bit more parmesan cheese on top.

Preheat the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Add the rest of the cheese and continue baking for another 25 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and serve immediately.


Time Required

15 mins for preparing ingredients and 1.1 hours of cooking time

Nutritional Value

360 calories, 42g carbs, 7g protein, 20g fat, and 20mg cholesterol. Serves 4.

5. Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Apart from being high on protein which helps in the development of the body, ham is a taste enhancer. If your kids love ham, then here’s a delicious recipe that will make them eat their veggies.

What You Will Require

  • Thinly Sliced Potatoes
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt
  • Extra Grated Cheese for the dressing

SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH HAM

How To Prepare

Add butter to a saucepan and stir in some flour. Let it sit for a few minutes and add milk to this mix. Whisk it well and add salt, cayenne pepper and keep whisking. Bring this sauce to a low flame and stir occasionally. Lower the flame and stir up the cheddar cheese, bringing it to a nice melt.

Take a greased casserole dish and layer up half the potatoes on top with half of the cheese sauce layered over that. Repeat this step again and pour the remaining potatoes and cheese sauce on top of that. Add cheese for a little garnish and use paprika for seasoning. Bake for 1 hour in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and serve hot.

Time Required

15 mins to prep ingredients and 1 hour of cooking time.

Nutritional Value

288 calories, 24.3g carbs, 11g protein, 11g fat, 16.7g fat and 49.6mg cholesterol. Serves 6.

6. Crispy Potato Wedges

A perfect side dish for sandwiches and a standalone evening snack on its own, these crispy potato wedges will hit the hunger spot and satiate cravings instantly.

What You Will Require

  • Equally-Sized “Wedged” Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Herbes de Provence
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Paprika

CRISPY POTATO WEDGES

How To Prepare

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line up a couple baking sheets for a nice roast. Mix the potatoes with the ingredients mentioned on the list in a bowl until they looked even and stirred well. Coat with the oil and herb uniformly on both sides and place the potatoes on the baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes and flip the wedges to the other side. Keep cooking until the colour turns rusty brown for each side. Keep flipping and cooking them uniformly until both sides look the same colour and remove them from the oven. Serve hot along with a dip for a finish.

Time Required

10 mins to prepare, 35 mins for cooking.

Nutritional Value

225 calories, 37.5g carbs, 4.4g protein, 7g fat and 0mg cholesterol.

7. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Time for a tasty twist. If your kids love mashed potatoes, they will absolutely crave this.

What You Will Require 

  • Evenly “Chunk-sized” Cut Potatoes
  • Semi-skimmed Milk
  • Butter
  • Crème Fraiche

CREAMY MASHED POTATOES

How To Prepare

Boil water in a saucepan and add the potatoes. Let it boil for 15 minutes or until the potatoes become tender, yet firm. Drain out the water and set up the saucepan on a low flame atop the stove. Set aside the milk and butter, heat them up, and pour the mix over the potatoes. Remove pan from the stove and transfer the resulting mix in a bowl for whisking. Use a mixer or an electric masher to mash the resulting mix. Use Crème Fraiche for the topping and wish with a wooden spoon until you get a consistent but creamy texture. Use salt, pepper to season and serve immediately.

Time Required 

10 mins to prepare and 15 mins for cooking

Nutritional Value 

225 calories,40.5g carbs, 6.3g protein and 4.1g fat.

8. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Give those old potatoes an Italian twist with this simple but tasty garlic like recipe. Apart from keeping vampires away, garlic also helps in keeping the common cold under control. One study showed that daily garlic doses reduced the incidence of colds by 63% when compared to placebos.

What You Will Require 

  • Peeled And Quartered Potatoes
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Sesame Seeds
  • White Pepper Powder
  • Salt

GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

How To Prepare 

Add water to a large pan and boil the potatoes until they turn soft yet firm. Drain water and allow them to cool. Mix milk, butter, garlic cloves, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash using an electric mixer or masher. Keep mashing until you’re satisfied with the consistency of the mixture and use sesame seeds for a garnish. Serve fresh.

Time Required

10 mins to prep up ingredients and 25 mins of cooking time.

Nutritional Value 

417 calories, 57.3g carbs, 12.6g protein, 14.8g fat, and 33mg cholesterol.

9. Potato And Bacon Soup

As surprising as this sounds, bacon is good for health as it is high on protein. A 100 grams of bacon consists of 37 grams of protein which is needed for every growing child. Did you know that bacon and potatoes go extremely well? Hopefully, this recipe will convince you otherwise. It’s a perfect kickstart to winter seasons!

What You Will Require 

  • Thick Bacon Slices
  • Potato Cubes
  • Chopped Carrots
  • Chopped Onions
  • Chopped Celery
  • Olive Oil
  • Low-sodium, Low-fat Chicken Broth
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt

POTATO AND BACON SOUP

How To Prepare

Take a saucepan and cook the bacon in it until it turns crispy and light-brown.

Use a paper towel to dab the fat out from the bacon slices. Discard them and prep the vegetables in the saucepan by adding olive oil to them. Add celery, onion, and carrots on top and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the veggies turn tender. Stir the chicken broth in pain and add the previous mix to it. Bring it to a boil and allow it to simmer. Cook for roughly 15 minutes until both the potatoes and veggies look soft. Add the cheese and let it melt fully. Chop the bacon slices and toss them in the soup. Garnish with salt and cook for a minute or two. Serve fresh.

Time Required

15 mins to prepare and 35 mins of cooking time.

Nutritional Value 

324 calories, 21.5g carbs, 10.8g protein, 21.7g fat, and 36mg cholesterol.

10. Cheesy Potato Soup

If your kids love cheese, then they will love this recipe even more.

What You Will Require

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Water
  • Peeled And Diced Potatoes
  • Chopped Celery
  • Chopped Onions
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Cheese Slices
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley

CHEESY POTATO SOUP

How To Prepare

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add onions plus celery. Sautee the veggie until they turn tender. Add water to the potatoes and stir until the liquid is close to a boil. The potatoes need to turn tender too. Divide the cheese into smaller slices and top the soup with it and bring it to a melt. Mix milk and flour until thoroughly dissolved in another bowl and pour the resulting mix in the potato soup. Cook for roughly 5 minutes until the texture turns creamy yet consistent. Use parsley as a garnish and serve warm.

Time Required 

20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook.

Nutritional Value

362 calories, 54.7g carbs, 2.3g protein, 15.7g fat, and 16mg cholesterol.

11. Loaded Potato Soup

It’s time to load up on the veggies and nutrients with this delicious but dash-worthy loaded potato soup! Check out the recipe below.

What You Will Require

  • Peeled And Cubed Brown Potatoes
  • Chopped Onions
  • Chopped Carrots
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Parsley
  • Minced Garlic Cloves
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Paprika
  • Celery Salt
  • Pepper
  • Salt

LOADED POTATO SOUP

How To Prepare 

Take a large saucepan and melt two tablespoons of butter in it. Add celery, broccoli, parsley, onions, and carrots and sauté for roughly five minutes. Add the rest of the veggies, pepper, celery salt and vegetable broth, taking them close to boiling on a high flame. Simmer on low flame for 20 minutes. Add flour and butter to another pan and mix well. Add this mixture to the soup and top it with milk and shredded cheese. Keep stirring until the soup turns thick and creamy and serve fresh.

Time Required

45 minutes in total for preparation and cooking.

Nutritional Value

344 calories, 26.8g carbs, 13.7g protein, 20.8g fat, and 58.4mg cholesterol

12. Potato And Leek Soup

Rich in fibre and protein, this is a power-packed meal in a bowl and a very simple recipe.

What You Will Require 

  • Finely Chopped Leeks
  • Peeled And Diced Potatoes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter
  • Chopped Onion
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Half And Half
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Finely Chopped Garlic Cloves
  • Salt
  • Pepper

POTATO LEEK SOUP

How To Prepare

Melt the butter and add chopped onions and the leeks. Cook until tender for five minutes and keep stirring. Add chicken broth and potatoes now. Cook for another 20 minutes until the potatoes look tender. Set the flame to low and add half-and-half to the mixture. Keep cooking for another 15 minutes until the soup looks a little thick. Toss in the cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in the soup and keep stirring. Cook for 5 more minutes until the cheese melts and remove the pan from the stove. Serve warm.

Time Required 

20 minutes for prepping and 45 mins for cooking.

Nutritional Value 

362 calories, 45.7g carbs, 11.6g protein, 15.4g fat, and 48mg cholesterol.

13. German Potato Salad 

Eggs and potatoes – the ultimate protein combo. Try out this recipe and your kids will feel the difference.

What You Will Require

  • Potatoes
  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Creamy Salad Dressing
  • Freshly Chopped Parsley
  • Pickled Gherkins
  • Vinegar
  • Chopped Onions
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper

GERMAN POTATO SALAD

How To Prepare

Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes in a huge bowl until they turn tender. Drain the water, peel, and dice. Take another bowl and add sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Toss the diced potatoes in that and layer it with salad dressing. Wedge the eggs by cutting and fold a little more than half the amount into the mix. Garnish with parsley and add the remaining eggs. Seal the bowl with a lid and refrigerate. Serve fresh.

Time Required 

15 mins to prepare, 20 mins to cook.

Nutritional Value 

241 calories, 38.6g carbs, 7.6g protein, 6.4g fat, and 145mg cholesterol

14. Red Potato Salad

Luscious bacon, soft boiled potatoes and mouth-watering pieces of eggs. Doesn’t that make your heart skip a beat?

What You Will Require

  • Washed And Scrubbed Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Celery Stalk
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper

RED POTATO SALAD

How To Prepare

Take a large pan and boil the potatoes until they turn tender. Drain the water and allow them to cool. Next, boil the eggs and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes. Lay out the bacon on a large skillet, cover and cook on medium flame. Dice the potatoes without peeling and mix it with eggs, chopped onions, sliced celery, and bacon in a bowl. Mix again, add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and make sure to keep mixing without mashing. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve it fresh.

Time Required 

Takes one hour to prepare the ingredients and two hours to cook and ready the dish.

Nutritional Value 

430 calories, 16.2g carbs, 9.5g protein, 36.9g fat, and 121mg cholesterol.

15. Salmon and Potatoes

When it comes to fish and potatoes, there’s nothing that quite beats the punch. If your kids love seafood, then it’s time to add some veggies to the mix. You can add these potatoes to any salmon-based dish during any meal. Here’s our recipe.

What You Will Required

  • Large Potatoes
  • Lard
  • Water

SALMON AND POTATOES

How To Prepare 

This one doesn’t take too long to prepare. Just take four large potatoes and carefully cut them into 1.5-inch even-shaped wedges. Add them to a frying pan and add water to it. Cook on a high flame until the water completely boils and evaporates. Bring the flame to low and toss in the lard. Slowly cook for roughly 30 minutes or as long as you need to until you see the potatoes becoming a mild golden brown colour. Serve hot and immediately.

Time Required

5 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook.

Nutritional Value

370 calories, 64.5g carbs, 7.5g protein, 9.9g fat and 9.1mg cholesterol.

Whether you’re adding potatoes to salads, desserts or even making keto meals with them, there’s one thing we can completely agree on – it’s a power-packed and nutrient-dense vegetable. If your kids are hungry all the time or need a pick-me-up meal at the end of the day, these recipes will leave them feeling happy and satisfied.

Who knows? They might even just start craving for more veggies from their next meal onward.

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