Are you looking for an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner to make this Halloween? Then you are in the right place! I’ve gathered some of the best Halloween potato recipes so you can fill your kids up right before they go out trick or treating. Plus they are perfect for a grownup All Hallows Eve dinner party too!
I do a lot of work for the Idaho Potato Commission, so I have a particular love of all things potato plus Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. In fact, I’m creating new Halloween recipes that I will be adding all month long.
Halloween is an exciting time of year for me, not only because it’s the spookiest day but also because there are so many creative ways to celebrate this fun holiday. In this post, you’ll learn how to make creepy-crawly spooky potato recipes that will be the talk of the neighborhood!
Our Favorite Spooky Potato Recipes
While I will be adding more recipes this month, I have to say that 2 of my all-time favorites are from my vegan Halloween ebook called The Ghoulish Gourmet Halloween e-Cookbook. You can get the Kindle version at Amazon and if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read it for FREE!
There are 20 sweet and savory recipes for you to choose from plus a few decorating tips for your spooky soiree as well!
What do you use different varieties of potatoes for?
A few different varieties of potatoes are used in the kitchen and believe it or not they each have a place they shine the best. But I always say the best potato to use is the one you have on hand, so you can swap things up in a pinch.
I’m sure you are already familiar with the russet potato, which has its own set of qualities and can be cooked in many ways. This type of potato is often used in mashed potatoes and, of course, as everyone’s favorite baked potato. The flesh is soft and fluffy and they do tend to lose their shapes in soups and stews.
Another type of potato is the Yukon Gold and they are known for its golden color. It has a waxy interior and is perfect for holding its shape in soups and stews because they hold their shapes.
One of my all-time favorites is fingerlings, which have an elongated shape and small size. They are usually packaged with yellow, red, and purple colors to make a colorful dish. Fingerlings are usually picked young, so they are small and tender. They will go bad faster than the larger potatoes.
How should you store potatoes?
No, you should store potatoes in a dark cool place that is not your fridge. The reason is it increases the amount of sugar they contain and makes them turn dark.
Do make sure that you have air flow around the potatoes and don’t keep them in a plastic bag or the bag it comes in at the grocery for the longest shelf life. You can use a brown paper bag.
Keep them dark and cool and don’t store with onions for hte best results. Some people say if you store with apples it will prolong the shelf life.
Yes, that helps them not sprout as fast. When potatoes are in the sun they will sprout faster.
In optimal conditions potatoes can last uo to 2 months, but if they are new potatoes they may only last a week so use them up fast!
More Halloween Recipes
- Vegan Cincinnati Chili for Your Halloween Dinner
- Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice
- Swamp Monster Slow Cooker Jackfruit Gumbo
- Spooky Purple Potato Eyes with Smoked Avocado Mousse
- Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake – No Ice Cream Needed!
- Creepy Bats and Cats Vegan Chocolate Graham Crackers