Healthy, Kid-Friendly and Cheap Potato Recipe

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

potato with text

I’m always looking for healthy, kid-friendly recipes. But seems that one of my new year’s resolutions every year is to find more varied recipes for our family, especially for more kid friendly foods. Since I just got a good deal on some organic potatoes, I wanted to make something (besides the same ol’ baked French fries) with the potatoes. I found a recipe that was close enough to ensure that they’d like them but different enough to be, well, different. It’s a flavorful version of fries that is sure to please palates of all ages at your dinner table.

I had to adapt a recipe I found because of the ingredients I happen to have on hand. So, here’s what I did:

4 medium potatoes (I used Yukon Gold, but any potato will work)

1-2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

¾ tsp salt

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp paprika

1/8 tsp pepper

2-3 tbsp avocado oil (use the oil of your choice)


1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Prepare your potatoes. I didn’t peel ours. But some children prefer them peeled.

potato 1

4. Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes

potato 2

5. Mix your seasoning in a small bowl.

potato ingred 2

6. Toss cubed potatoes with the seasoning.

7. Spread in single layer on baking sheet.

potatoes in pan

8. Roast in oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until potatoes are crispy on outside but soft inside.

My husband and I had to work very hard not to eat them all as soon as they were out of the oven.  My children ate them with ketchup but I guarantee you won’t. They are a delicious version of fries. Close enough to be familiar but different enough to feel like a treat.


What variation of kids favorites foods do you make?


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