New Year party potatoes - easy recipes to feed a crowd

11th Dec 2017

New Year’s Eve presents us with another great reason – as if we needed one – for tucking into some fabulous party food. And, what better way to ring in the New Year than with your nearest and dearest tucking into some delicious dishes?

As well as being warming and delicious, potatoes are also healthy and nutritious. It has also been said that the potassium content of a baked potato makes it an ideal, go-to snack before a night on the cobbles!

So, whether you’re hosting your own celebrations, or providing a dish for a get-together with family and friends, here are some fun ideas to inspire you.

Jazzing up the humble jacket potato

Crispy-skinned on the outside, rich and fluffy on the inside, we all agree baked potatoes are yummy even when wearing nothing but their jackets.

For a perfect party dish, so why not jazz up the humble jacket potato with a tasty filling? This goat’s cheese recipe from BBC Good Food makes a divine addition.

Chunky triple cooked chips

Naughty but nice, home-made chips always go down well at a winter buffet. Make them extra special by opting for the chunky type and triple cooking them.

Winter salad days

If your guests prefer lighter snacks – or are watching the waistline following the festive season - why not incorporate potatoes with some fresh leafy goodness?

Potatoes adds substance and great taste to many salads, as this recipe for a fragrant, fennel-based dish demonstrates.

Making a party mash up

There’s no reason why you can’t use up leftover mashed potato to produce filling yet mouth-watering party food. This delicious salmon patty recipe makes for the prefect party mash up!

Veggie-friendly snacks

Vegetarian partygoers will appreciate imaginative tangy snacks such as these potato, leek and stilton bites. Quick and easy to prepare, they’re another healthy option popular with veggies and non-veggies alike.

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