Occasions recipes

Have an occasion coming up and stuck for ideas? Well, not to worry for we have conjured up a variety of recipes for occasions which tick the boxes for both quality and quantity. The following creations are ideal for keeping guests happy and full for weddings, parties and events. Filling, completely delicious and fun!   

Time for a special occasion

Chaat Masala Spicy Street Snacks from India

Chaat Masala Spicy Street Snacks from India 

Chaat Masala Spicy Street Snacks from India Recipe

Chaat Masala is a spice powder mix traditionally used in Indian cuisine. By combining these delicious flavours with prawns, courgette and potatoes it makes for a delicious supper dish.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Jansson's Temptation Style Fish & Potato Gratin

Jansson's Temptation Style Fish & Potato Gratin 

Jansson's Temptation Style Fish & Potato Gratin Recipe

Here's our take on a traditional Swedish dish. Jansson’s temptation, or Janssons frestelse, is creamy, warming and hearty.

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Duchesse Mini Fish Pies

Duchesse Mini Fish Pies 

Duchesse Mini Fish Pies Recipe

This twist on a classic fish pie is perfect as party finger food. With the beautiful flavours of dill, nutmeg and fish combining in a delectable potato base, these are truly a treat!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce

Treat yourself to a taste of Spain! Packed with chorizo and red wine, this is sure to please a crowd.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Pulled Pork & Tomato Layered Potato Bake

Pulled Pork & Tomato Layered Potato Bake

Pulled Pork & Tomato Layered Potato Bake

Here's a clever way to use up leftovers from a weekend roast. Packed with hearty flavours and warming herbs and spices, it's a real mid-week treat. 

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Blue Cheese Mini Sliders With Potato Buns

Blue Cheese Mini Sliders With Potato Buns

Blue Cheese Mini Sliders With Potato Buns

The perfect recipe to impress your friends - try these small yet delicious burgers with buns made from potato. Enjoy! 

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 20 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
Sweet and spicy Lamb & Potato Filled Squash

Sweet and spicy Lamb & Potato Filled Squash 

Sweet and spicy Lamb & Potato Filled Squash

This hearty dish combines warming, exotic spices with more traditional ingredients - lamb and squash. Easy to create, but so delicious - why not give it a try?

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Greek Style Beef and Potato Moussaka

Greek Style Beef and Potato Moussaka

Greek Style Beef and Potato Moussaka

Moussaka is the ultimate Greek comfort food, but this healthy version means you can enjoy it guilt-free. Enjoy something a little different for dinner tonight! 

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 35 mins
Ham, Cheese and Potato Croquette

Ham, Cheese and Potato Croquette

Ham, Cheese and Potato Croquettes Recipe

This recipe is such a crowd pleaser! The combination of a strong cheese, ham and silky potato makes for a delicious snack that is surprisingly quick to whip up.

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Broccoli Stilton Apple Potato Ramekins

Broccoli Stilton Apple Potato Ramekins

Broccoli, Stilton and Apple Potato Ramekins Recipe

The combination of broccoli, Stilton and apple creates a delicious rich flavour in this dish. Enjoy these yummy ramekins as a starter, or served as party food. 

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Dhal Vada

Dhal Vada

Dhal Vada, Spicy Potato and Lentil Snacks Recipe

Serve up something deliciously different for your guests this party season. These Indian street food snacks are really aromatic and satisfying.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon

Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon

Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon Recipe

Create wonderfully vibrant canapes by using purple potatoes. The combination of smoked salmon and horseradish creme fraiche works beautifully, and these can be served as a starter or for sharing.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
moroccan spiced baked potato crisps

moroccan-spiced baked potato crisps

Moroccan-spiced Baked Potato Crisps with Rose Harissa Dip Recipe

These deliciously moreish crisps will have your guests coming back for more this party season! Perfect for when you'd like to serve something a little out of the ordinary.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Spiralised Potato Wrapped Cod with Herbs

Spiralised Potato Wrapped Cod with Herbs

Spiralised Potato Wrapped Cod with Herbs Recipe

Impress your guests with this delicious herby cod dish, which is ready in under half an hour!

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Sri Lankan Beef and Potato Curry

Sri Lankan Beef and Potato Curry

Sri Lankan Beef and Potato Curry Recipe

This creamy, aromatic curry is a really comforting dish that is simple to prepare but perfectly satisfying.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Loaded mexican potato skins

Loaded mexican potato skins

Loaded Mexican Potato Skins Recipe

These loaded potato skins are simple to prepare and the perfect Friday night treat! Make them in batches and enjoy with friends or family.

  • 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
Deliciously Ella's Loaded Mexican-Style Potato Skins

Deliciously Ella's Loaded Mexican-Style Potato Skins

Deliciously Ella's Loaded Mexican-Style Potato Skins Recipe

The epitome of a guilt-free treat! This firm favourite from Deliciously Ella is perfect to whip up when entertaining friends.

  • Cook in: 90 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
Tandoori Style Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

Tandoori Style Chicken and Potato Recipe

Four green lights on the traffic light system, a tasty and healthy alternative to your Saturday night takeaway - just whack it all on one tray and pop it in the oven. Easy!

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato and Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Potato and Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

For a twist on a Saturday night takeaway without the noodles, why not try this delicious Potato Pad Thai recipe for a healthy treat night?

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 8 mins
Lamb, Potato and Orange Stew Recipe

Lamb, Potato and Orange Stew Recipe

Lamb and orange isn't necessarily the first combination that 'springs' to mind, but trust us - this one works!

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Brazilian Potato & Vegetable Espetinho Recipe

Brazilian Potato & Vegetable Espetinho Recipe

Famed for their presence at street food events throughout Brazil, Espetinhos are Portuguese kebabs - simple and tasty, and the possibility of combinations are endless!

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Spiralized Potato Salad

Spiralized Potato Salad Recipe

Spiralizing a potato makes it quicker to cook, and adds a fun twist to your dish.  This light salad looks and tastes great!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Cod Fish Cakes with Melted Cheddar Centre Recipe

Cod & Potatoes Cakes with Cheddar Recipe

Try making these fish cakes - the gooey, cheesy middle makes them to die for!

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Salmon and Mozzarella Potato Bonbons Recipe

Salmon and Mozzarella Potato Bonbons

A quirky twist on a fish cake, these can be served as a mini-appetizer or canape at a party - they look and taste great!

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Spanish Style Potato, Prawn and Chorizo Salad Recipe

Spanish Potato, Prawn and Chorizo Salad Recipe

Quick to cook, vibrant colours and fantastic flavours transporting you to the Spanish Costas - now to find the weather to go with it!

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Roasties with Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Roasted Potatoes with Stuffed Chicken Recipe

This home comfort recipe shows you how to create beautifully crispy golden brown roast potatoes as well as a fantastic stuffed chicken to accompany it.  

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Crushed Roasties with Coconut Prawns Recipe

Crushed Roast Potatoes with Coconut Prawns Recipe

Take the roast potato outside the context of the Sunday roast and into more tropical cuisines. The crunchy and soft consistency works amazingly well with the prawn and coconut milk flavours.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Roasties with a Quick Roast Pork and Asian Slaw Recipe

Roast Potatoes with Roast Pork and Asian Slaw Recipe

Allow the roasted potato to lend itself to Asian cuisine with this inspiring combination of spud and slaw. This is a real unique culinary delight to throw into your repertoire! 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Steak and Boulangère potatoes Recipe

Steak and Boulangère Potatoes Recipe

Boulangère potatoes are delicious with steak. Thinly sliced smooth potatoes, such as Desiree are slowly baked until they are golden on top and soft below

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 65 mins
Aberdeen Angus Steak Salad Recipe

Aberdeen Angus Steak Salad

Rustle up this delicious and hearty combination of soft crispy spuds, roast vegetables and steak. Guaranteed to fill you up as a main meal or a lunch.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 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
Jo Pratt's Sticky Orange Potato Cake Recipe

Jo Pratt's Sticky Orange Potato Cake Recipe

Your eyes aren't deceiving you, this a unique potato cake recipe highlighted with zesty orange and featuring a sweet, soft base.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 60 mins
Les Gnocchi Glacés dans ses Sucs, Fricassée de Champignons et Fèves Recipe

Gnocchi Fricassee with Mushrooms & Beans Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Cajun Style Steak and Chips

Homemade Chips and Cajun Style Steak

The perfect fluffy, chunky cut chips with a delicious steak, topped off with a fruity salsa, perfect with the cajun seasoning.  What better way to impress?

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 20 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
Chorizo and Potato Homemade Tapas Recipe

Chorizo and Potato Homemade Tapas Recipe

With smoky chorizo and fresh tomatoes, simple ingredients and a really easy method, why not try this dining trend in your own home and tap in to tapas?

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 6 mins
Greek Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe

Greek Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe

Bring the taste of the Mediterranean home with this refreshing salad packed full of flavour - ideal for a summer picnic or BBQ.

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 12 mins
Potato Cup Frittatas

Healthy Potato Cup Frittata Recipe

Handy little snack-sized frittatas, perfect for portion control!  Why not make a batch over the weekend to take to work for lunch - meal prep goal achieved!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 35 mins
Red Thai chicken and potato curry recipe
  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Thai potato and chicken curry recipe by Jo Pratt

Thai Potato and Chicken Curry Recipe by Jo Pratt

This recipe is a one pot wonder – ideal to use up veggies you might have left over from the weekly shop, (mine are just a suggestion) but potatoes are key in this dish.  Then simply add some chicken and a few spices. 

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Sausage and sweetcorn chowder recipe

Sausage and Sweetcorn Chowder Recipe

A slight twist on the traditional New England corn Chowder, the addition of smoked sausage brings a new depth of flavour to this winter-warming dish.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Potato, red onion & chicken gallete pie recipe

Potato, Red Onion & Chicken Gallete Pie Recipe

An inventive and interesting table centrepiece, ideal for dinner parties. Crunchy golden filo pastry combined with crème fraîche and chicken makes an interesting combination.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
La Pomme de Terre en Vichyssoise et son croustillant de Poireaux recipe

Potato Vichyssoise with Crispy Leek Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.

  • Prep in: 12 mins
  • Cook in: 18 mins
Alex Mackay's roast salmon & King Edward potatoes with sweet & sour relish recipe

Alex Mackay's Roast Salmon & King Edward Potatoes with Sweet & Sour Relish Recipe

"This brightly coloured and intensely flavoured recipe is speedy enough for any night of the week. The sweet and sour relish sets off the salmon beautifully and I've roasted the King Edwards in their skins to give the whole thing wholesome comfort."

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 50 mins
Chocolate potato cake recipe

Chocolate Potato Cake Easy Recipe

Who knew that potatoes could be included in a dessert?  Well now you do - so why not give this Chocolate Potato Cake recipe it a try?

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Alex Mackay’s midweek jerk roast chicken & spicy King Edward chips recipe

Alex Mackay’s Midweek Jerk Roast Chicken & Spicy King Edward Chips

"This is simply yummy, as spicy as you fancy with the King Edwards catching a lovely lick of the chicken's roasting juices as they get to know each other in the oven."

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Alex Mackay's roast King Edwards with lamb cutlets, smoked paprika, peppers, onions & olives recipe

Alex Mackay's Roast King Edwards with Lamb Cutlets, Smoked Paprika, Peppers, Onions & Olives

"The first time I discovered smoked paprika was on roast potatoes served as tapas with smoked paprika mayonnaise. Before then, I'd assumed chorizo was spiced with plain paprika and then the whole sausage was smoked. It was a revelation and I've had a long lasting smoked paprika period since then. I serve the potatoes and pepper mixture with lamb as a little celebration of Spring."

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Danish potato pancakes recipe

Danish Potato Pancakes

Perfect pancakes - why not get the kids involved making them, while you look after the filling?

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
New potatoes and cod en papillote recipe

New Potatoes and Cod En Papillote

Baked fish and potatoes in parchment - a healthy way of cooking by steaming the fish from the inside - locks in all the flavours too.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Hot wok potato and beef stir-fry recipe

Hot Wok Potato and Beef Stir-fry

Recreate your Saturday night takeaway with this healthier version - it tastes as great as it looks!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Beijing spiced potato and chicken roast recipe

Beijing Spiced Potato and Chicken Roast

Soy, honey and ginger combined with the darker meat from the thigh make this a dish rich in flavour, perfect for a midweek family meal.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 20-25 mins
Flamenco potatoes pork tenderloin recipe

Spanish Flamenco potatoes with pork roast

These punchy potatoes coupled with a moist tenderloin are great for a quick midweek roast, or even a centre piece at a dinner party to share.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 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
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
Wasabi Duchess potato with honey and soy glazed sausage recipe

Wasabi Duchess Potato with Honey and Soy Glazed Sausage

A recipe created by Michel Roux Jr for British Sausage Week 2015

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Indian inspired potato and chickpea masala recipe

High fibre

Potato & Chickpea Masala Curry Indian Inspired

The masala is a curry-lovers favourite! Swap the meat for this vegetarian delight, made with gorgeous potatoes and flavoursome chickpeas - delicious!

  • Cook in: 30 mins
Jerk potato and black bean curry recipe

High fibre

Low sat fat

Jerk Potato and Black bean curry

A warming one-pan dish, our jerk potato and black bean curry is quick and simple but brimming with vibrant  Caribbean flavours - get cooking our recipe now!

  • Cook in: 30 mins
Easy tray bake Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

Easy Tray Bake Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Great food made simple! Our easy tray baked lamb tagine is a delicious, comforting dish which can serve the whole family - check out our simple recipe here.

  • Cook in: 25 mins
Fragrant Malaysian fish and potato light curry recipe

Low sat fat

High protein

Fragrant Malaysian Fish and Potato light curry

Enjoy authentic Malaysian flavours with this brilliant curry - Using prawns, cod and salmon, this is a fragrant and delicious dish with punchy aromatic flavours.

  • Cook in: 20 mins
Pan seared cod with potatoes and chorizo recipe

High protein

Low sat fat

Pan Seared Cod with Potatoes and Chorizo

Try this pan seared cod for a healthy evening meal. Containing chorizo, peppers and paprika for a spicy kick.

  • Cook in: 25 mins
Poached salmon & potato salad with crème fraiche

Poached Salmon & Potato Salad with Crème Fraiche

Look at this Poached salmon & potato salad with creme fraiche. It is a great healthy recipe. It is a good source of Omega-3 fats and high in fibre!

  • Cook in: 20 mins
Thai chicken and potato curry recipe

Low fat

High protein

Thai Chicken and Potato Curry

This recipe is a Thai twist on a classic curry, giving a kick with a little bit of spice! Perfect for those looking for a healthy curry.

  • Cook in: 25 mins
Potato gratin recipe

Potato Gratin Recipe & How to Make

A classic recipe this is easy to make, containing just a few ingredients. Prep in just 20 minutes, this is great for all cooking levels.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 60 mins
Bombay potatoes recipe made easy

Bombay Potato Recipe Ideas

Looking to add a little kick to your potatoes? Try this Bombay potato recipe! Takes just 5 minutes to prep.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Creamy new potato salad recipe

Creamy New Potato Salad

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

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Potato dauphinoise recipe

Dauphinoise Potato Recipe Quick & Easy

Easy to make but no less delicious, potato dauphinoise is a creamy and crispy crowd pleaser, perfect for a cold winter night or an evening dinner party. Soft potatoes baked in rich cream and topped with golden cheese, this warming classic brings the taste of France to any kitchen table.

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
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