If all you want to eat in the winter is comfort food, join the club. Warm, fresh out of the oven dishes are a major staple in most people’s diets. But if you think you can’t eat comfort food because you’re a vegetarian, there are so many amazing recipes that don’t involve bacon or ground beef. Here are five potato-based recipes that will warm your winter heart.
1. Scalloped Potatoes
This is such a classic recipe, and although it’s time-consuming, it’s relatively easy to make. Best of all, if you’re feeding less than four people, you’ll have leftovers that will taste amazing the next day. If you don’t love sharp cheddar, go with medium cheddar, or even sub in mozzarella.
Recipe on: food.com
2. The Classic Baked Potato
Although you might think that a baked potato has to have bacon bits, it can taste just as good with more simple, veggie ingredients. This recipe is great because it’s the perfect base for whatever ingredients you want to add, like chives, sour cream or cheese.
Recipe on: foodnetwork.com
3. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
There are few things in life as tasty and tummy-warming as garlic mashed potatoes. The beauty of this recipe is that the ingredients are so simple. To give it a little more texture, leave some of the skin on a few of the potatoes, and maybe use a few different kinds of potatoes if you’re feeling really adventurous.
Recipe on: marthastewart.com
4. Potato Latkes
This is a more indulgent recipe since it involves frying the potatoes, but it’s such a nice treat. The secret to making it perfect is using the starchiest potatoes you can find, like baking potatoes. That will get you the best, crispiest latkes.
Recipe on: epicurious.com
5. Veggie Potato Soup
It’s hard to find a recipe for potato soup that’s meat-free but still hardy. This one is the answer since it’s loaded with tons of veggies. If you want to cut the fat a little, opt for whole milk instead of cream. If you’re not so worried about the fat, add a dollop of sour cream and a little cheese on top of each bowl before serving.
Recipe on: tasteofhome.com
Featured image source: food.com