Tater Talk February 2024

February 2024

Spudtacular Celebrations to end Potato Lover's Month!

In the spirit of Potato Lover's Month, join us for the ultimate potato party as we celebrate the versatile vegetable! Dive into the hearty goodness of our Loaded Baked Potato Soup, where Idaho® potatoes take center stage in a creamy and comforting bowl of delight. For a lighter option, try Idaho Potato and Asparagus Salad, a refreshing medley of flavors that perfectly highlights the natural goodness of our signature spuds. And if you're craving something indulgent, don't miss out on our famous Idaho Potato Gnocchi, a pillowy delight that promises to elevate your potato-loving experience to new heights. 

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If You Needed the Reminder… Here’s Our 2023 Report Card

America has spoken and our taters reign supreme again! Year after year, Idaho potatoes show their versatility in the myriad of different preparation methods but one thing remains the same: we’re always the favorite child.

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Stay Healthy During American Heart Month with Idaho Potatoes

Idaho potatoes are the only spuds certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food. In addition to being fat, cholesterol, and sodium-free, potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, a nutrient essential to heart health. It’s estimated that 97% of adults fall short of the recommended potassium intake, so we recommend you eat more spuds! And, here are a few ways… Drop Kick Idaho Potato Dip is great to snack on and White-on-White Potato Cauliflower Soup will keep the kids warm on cold snowy days.

Navigate to our full catalog of heart-healthy recipes here

Idaho® Potato Heart-Healthy Soup

To prepare this one-pot, heart-healthy soup, add olive oil and chopped onions to a pan and cook for 20 minutes. Once browned, add potatoes, dried tomatoes, and broth, boiling until potatoes are fork tender, around 10 minutes. Shredded turkey and the vegetables of your choosing are then added into the mix and boiled for another 6 minutes to let the flavors mingle with everyone. Top with freshly cracked black pepper and any other toppings of your choosing. Serve while hot and enjoy!

Head to the Idaho Potato YouTube channel for easy and delicious recipes. 

Ask Dr. Potato

Q: If my potatoes are soft what is the best way to cook them?​

A: If your potatoes are already soft, they may not hold up well in certain cooking methods that require firm potatoes, like roasting or frying. However, there are still several ways you can use soft potatoes: mashed potatoes, potato soup, potato casserole, potato pancakes, potato salad, and potato gnocchi. Recipes for all of these methods can be found here