Best of basics

Potatoes have long been a staple of favourite foods in this country. They form the foundation of many delicious, simple meals.

Find a selection of recipes below that we consider, the 'best of the basics'.

Explore our Best of Basics recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Potato, Bacon & Cabbage Gratin

St. Patrick’s Day Potato, Bacon & Cabbage Gratin

St. Patrick’s Day Potato, Bacon & Cabbage Gratin

Celebrate St Patrick’s day with family and friends in true style. Cook up a storm with this modern twist on traditional ingredients.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Indian Style Lamb, Potato & Aubergine Dhansak Curry

Indian Style Lamb, Potato & Aubergine Dhansak Curry 

Indian Style Lamb, Potato & Aubergine Dhansak Curry

Jazz up your midweek meal with this quick and tasty curry.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Turkey Bubble and Squeak Recipe

Turkey Bubble and Squeak with Crisp Ham Shards

Turkey Bubble and Squeak with Crisp Ham Shards Recipe

This delicious recipe is perfect for using up leftover roast turkey after Christmas! Perfect when served with a runny poached egg.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Pesto Potatoes with Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes and Bacon Recipe

Pesto Potatoes with Grilled Chicken & Bacon Recipe

A delicious quick fix comprised of vibrant bacon and sundried tomato flavours, topped off with the nutty lift of green pesto. 

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Thai Potato and Chicken Stir-fry Recipe

Thai Potato and Chicken Stir-fry Recipe

An awesome potato stir-fry dish! Experience the fantastic combination of firey ginger and pepper flavours doused by soothing coconut milk. 

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Tuscan Potatoes with Pork Loin Steaks and Pancetta Recipe

Tuscan Potatoes with Pork Loin Steaks and Pancetta recipe

Really simple to make, and the combination of juices from the pork and the fresh lemon really pack flavour!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Chicken and Potato Fricassee Recipe

Chicken and Potato Fricassee Recipe

Make use of the new season crop to create this deliciously fresh and light dish.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Asparagus & Feta Frittata Recipe

Asparagus & Feta Potato Frittata

A hearty eggy base allows a host of flavours to mingle in this beautiful frittata - sprightly onion, flavoursome asparagus and soft new potatoes, what could be better?

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Sensational Summer Salad Recipe

Sensational Summer Salad

Fresh, summery flavours with peas and mint, coupled with the sweetness of the Parma ham make this a great dish for dining al fresco.

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Paprika Roasties with Creamy Baked Eggs Recipe

Paprika Roasted Potatoes with Creamy Eggs Recipe

Experience a blend of smooth and soft textures in this flavoursome treat of a meal. The combination of spice, the creamy consistency and the indulgent runniness of the accompanying eggs is like nothing else! 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Roasties and Vegetables with Red Pepper Dip Recipe

Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables with Red Pepper Dip Recipe

Use your roast potato in delicious dip fashion with this incredible arrangement of ingredients which make up a tremendous 'dip and chip' alternative. 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Cheat’s Fish and ‘Chip’ Roasties Recipe

Fish and 'Chip' Recipe with Roast Potatoes

Cast your chips aside in favour of the roast spud in this twist on the traditional Fish 'n' Chip recipe. 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Potato Salad with Homemade Salsa Verde Recipe
  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Spice Bomb Potatoes Recipe

Homemade Spicy Wedges Recipe

Rustle up this irresistible wedges dish peppered with spicy chilli powder and a delicious dip. Perfect for snacking on with pals or as a side dish to a main meal.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Red Pepper & Potato Frittata Recipe

Red Pepper & Potato Frittata Recipe

A fantastic consistency runs through this frittata which is animated and littered with soft potato and crunchy flavoursome red pepper. Discover the easy method guaranteeing excellent results.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Smoked Haddock with Chive Mayonnaise Mash Recipe

Smoked Haddock with Potato & Chive Mash Recipe

Quick, simple and comforting, this recipe is so easy to make and curl up on the sofa with a good film.  If you have a particular favourite, switch the chives out for your preferred herb or spice.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato Salad with Suffolk Ham and Asparagus Recipe

Potato Salad with Suffolk Ham & Asparagus Recipe

A bed of spuds, ham and asparagus is topped by a runny poached egg spruced up with hollandaise sauce. Deliciously simple! 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Spiced Potatoes with Aubergine and Coconut Recipe

Spiced Potatoes with Aubergine and Coconut Recipe

Enjoy the fantastic spice of these smooth potatoes fuelled by fiery mustard and chilli, the coconut milk is a cooling compliment to the spice and adds a terrific taste.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato, Bacon and Pepper Salad Recipe

Potato, Bacon and Pepper Salad Recipe

Simple and fresh ingredients, serve warm with a fresh leaf salad any time of the year.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Potato Stir Fry with Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Potato Stir-fry with Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Quick and easy to rustle up, this delicious jerk chicken dish makes a great midweek meal.  You can always replace the chicken for beef or a vegetarian option.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 12 mins
One Pot Potato & Pork Chilli Recipe

One Pot Potato & Pork Chilli Recipe

Simple, tasty and rustic - just bang it all in one pan and serve with crusty bread.  Easy!

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Potatoes With Corned Beef Hash

Simple ingredients, and really easy to cook - this recipe will definitely make you see a traditional store cupboard staple in a whole new light!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Red Thai chicken and potato curry recipe
  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato, chicken, broccoli and rosemary pizetta recipe

Potato, Chicken & Broccoli Pizetta Recipe

This is a great way of using up your leftover spuds! Serve up as a snack in traditional pizza fashion with a smattering of nutritional toppings including potatoes and broccoli layered on top.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
30 minute cottage pie recipe

Cottage Pie in 30 Minutes Recipe

Think cottage pie takes too long to cook?  Think again with our 30 minute version that tastes just as good as you remember.

  • Cook in: 5 mins
Colcannon mash recipe
  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Chunky potato and bean soup recipe
  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Bubble and squeak with asparagus & hollandaise recipe

Bubble & Squeak with Asparagus & Hollandaise Recipe

An easy way to use leftovers from roast dinners, but still quick and easy to cook from scratch. Why not try with a poached egg popped on top?

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Chicken and potato pot recipe

Chicken and Potato Pot Easy Recipe

This Chicken and Potato Pot is quick, easy and full of flavour, full of winter warmers.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Potato and beef mince hash recipe

Potato and Beef Mince Hash

Simple ingredients, great flavours. Ideal as a brunch option or a dish for a family to share.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's potato peel soup recipe

Potato Peel Soup Recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

"There’s nothing humble about this soup’s rich, creamy flavour – it tastes, remarkably, like mushrooms. And if it seems just a little too pared-back, it’s very easy to jazz it up with some nice finishing touches. Make sure the potatoes are well scrubbed before you peel them so the peels are very clean.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Twice baked sour cream and chive jacket potatoes recipe

Twice Baked Sour Cream and Chive Jacket Potatoes

Twice-baked might sound complicated, but these guys are a doddle to whip up, and well worth it at the end.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 35 mins
Bonfire jacket potato recipe

Jo Pratt's Bonfire Jackets

Tuck into this incredibly warming snack packed full of tasty bacon, melted cheese and kidney beans heightened by a sprinkling of smokey paprika. Perfect for a cold winter's evening!

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Christmas leftover jacket potato recipe

Jacket Potato Recipe for Christmas Leftovers

This recipe is great for getting through the sprouts at Christmas - the added blue cheese adds a different dimension.  Try throughout the year with other leftover vegetables.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Spicy Mexican jacket recipe

Spicy Mexican Jacket

Really simple to make, and pretty tasty too!  Why not mix up a bowl of the filling and share around the table - there'll always be room for more with this one!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Asian slaw baked potato recipe

Asian Slaw Baked Potato

Fresh, crisp vegetables and zingy flavours make this jacket perfectly healthy, with four green lights and great taste to boot.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Chicken, spinach and mushroom jacket recipe

Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Jacket

Simple ingredients mixed together make one tasty result!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Chunky potato and chicken soup recipe

Chunky Potato and Chicken Soup

Why not put the leftovers from your roast chicken to use?  This is a really tasty dish that can be frozen and brought out whenever you need a warming boost.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
St Patrick's Day soufflé jackets recipe

St Patrick's Day Soufflé Jackets

Perfect for an evening in front of the fire and a film, or why not try with salad potatoes as a canape? 

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
The ultimate New York hash brown recipe

The ultimate New York hash brown

A perfect centrepiece to a lunch occasion - served with so many different combinations to suit the time and the weather.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Leftover lamb hotpot recipe

Leftover Lamb Hot Pot

An easy way to use up any leftovers from your Sunday roast - all you need to do is add some extra veg and a bit of stock.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Thatched cottage pie recipe

Thatched cottage pie recipe

Good old Thatched cottage pie (made from leftovers!)

This traditional twist on a family favourite is a great way to use up leftovers for a midweek meal.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Mini hasselback potatoes with rosemary and garlic recipe

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Simple and effective, these Hasselback potatoes are perfect for a lazy lunch or a party nibble.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 35 mins
Boxing day soup recipe

Healthy Potato & Vegetable Soup Recipe

A great way to use up any leftover vegetables from Christmas dinner, but remember - this recipe is for life, not just for Christmas!

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Lamb rosemary mini roast recipe

Lamb Mini Roast with Rosemary Butter

This mini roast is a fantastic meal option for 2-3 people that is boneless,easy to carve and ready in under an hour. The lamb is covered with a delicious rosemary butter, very simply made with unsalted butter and freshly chopped or dried rosemary leaves. Ideal for a midweek meal.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Boiled new potatoes recipe

Boiled New Potatoes

Looking for the perfect boiled new potato recipe? Look no further! Taking just 5mintues to prep this is easy for beginners!

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Oven chips homemade style recipe

Homemade Chips Recipe

Want to make chips at home? We have the perfect recipe for you to create oven chips which take just 5 minutes to prep.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 35 mins
Saute potatoes recipe made easy

Saute Potatoes Made Easy

Struggling to make perfect sautéed potatoes? Look no further! Try this recipe for a delicious take on classic.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Roast potatoes perfection

Roasted Potato Perfection

Looking for the perfect roasted potato recipe? Look no further! Taking just 10 minutes to prep this is easy for beginners!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Mashed potato recipe

Mashed Potato Recipes

Looking for the perfect mashed potato recipe? Look no further! Taking just 5 minutes to prep this is easy for beginners!

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato wedges homemade style recipe

Potato Wedges Homemade Style

Want to make potato wedges at home? We have the perfect recipe for you to create healthy wedges which take just 10 minutes to cook.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
New potato salad with mustard dressing recipe

New Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

This potato salad is the perfect accompaniment for a barbecue or party, helping to make your meal just that bit tastier and healthier!

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
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