4 Tasty Potatoes Recipe to Mark National Tater Day

4 Tasty Potatoes Recipe to Mark National Tater Day

Have you ever imagined a world without potatoes? For potato lovers, that is unimaginable because nothing can replace it.

National Tater Day, observed every year on March 31st, recognizes all types of potatoes - also known as "taters" in some regions.1

Potatoes are a versatile and popular food that can be prepared in various ways, such as baking, frying, boiling, or roasting. National Tater Day is the best time to enjoy your favorite potato recipes and also learn about the history of the popular crop.

History of National Tater Day

The first National Tater Day was first celebrated in Kentucky in 1843.1 Initially, it was a celebration of the spring season where people would come together and trade potato “slips,” which are used to grow potatoes.

Over time the celebration morphed into one of the oldest American trade days where people would buy and sell potato slips and other products, such as tobacco and livestock.

The holiday then became popular in the United States before gaining wider recognition. However, it is not clear when the holiday spread to other regions. The day became a holiday before 2010 and advanced to feature floats, marching bands, vintage cars, and parades.2

Currently, National Tater Day is now a popular holiday that celebrates the many ways in which potatoes are enjoyed around the world.

How to Celebrate National Tater Day

From French fries to potato chips to mashed potatoes and beyond, there are countless ways to prepare and enjoy this versatile and delicious food. You can also use the day to raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of potatoes and how we can all participate in sustainable farming practices. This is also the best time for individuals and organizations to raise awareness about potato farming and support local farmers and producers. Make every activity fun, and don’t forget to share on social media and encourage your friends to participate.

Here are four delicious potato recipes to try out during National Tater Day.

1.  Potato Casserole3

This potato casserole is simple to assemble. It's rich, cheesy, and buttery with a crispy top


  • 4 cups freeze dried potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10.5 ounces) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup dried onion
  • 3 cups crushed corn flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare a baking tin and set aside.
  3. Rehydrate the freeze dried potatoes by adding to 8 parts water. Drain any excess water and set the rehydrated potatoes aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix the shredded cheese, soup, and sour cream, then set aside.
  5. Melt half of the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sautée in the hot butter for 5 minutes. Pour the onions into the cheese mixture and combine.
  6. Spread the cheese mixture over the rehydrated potatoes. Then, sprinkle it with cornflakes.
  7. Melt the remaining butter over medium heat, and then pour over cornflakes. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, cool, then serve.

2.  Mashed Potatoes4

For potato lovers, mashed potatoes is one of the go-to holiday dish. Try this creamy and delicious mashed potato recipe to wow your family or guests.



  1. Rehydrate the potatoes by adding to 4 parts water in a pot.
  2. Add chopped garlic and salt to the pot with potatoes. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for five minutes. Drain the excess water and set it aside.
  3. In a separate pot, heat milk and butter until the butter melts.
  4. Pour the milk and butter into the potato and mix.
  5. Mash the potatoes with a masher or electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm with chicken or meat stew.

3.  Potato Soup5

Soup is comforting and filling for cold evenings. Make this delicious soup recipe in less than 30 minutes.



  1. Rehydrate the freeze dried potatoes, corn, green beans, carrots, and onions according to the package instructions. Drain any excess water and set the vegetables aside.
  2. Heat the broth in a pot. Add the vegetables, thyme, black pepper, garlic, and onion powder, and stir until combined.
  3. Reduce the heat and let the simmer for about ten minutes until all the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add in the milk and stir. Season the soup with salt.
  5. Serve hot. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs and serve with croutons.

4.  Potato Salad6


  • 2 cups dried potato dices
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup dried onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley or dill to garnish (optional)


  1. Rehydrate the potatoes by adding to four parts water. Bring the water to a boil and simmer for about three minutes.
  2. Drain and set them aside to cool.
  3. Combine the chopped eggs, celery, red onion, and dill pickles in a mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper until the dressing is smooth and well combined.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to the bowl with the egg mixture and pour the dressing over the top. Combine everything with a large spoon or spatula until the potatoes are evenly coated with the dressing.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the potato salad for about 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Give a final stir, then sprinkle with chopped parsley and dill to garnish.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

Did you try these potato recipes? Please share your feedback in the comment section below.


  1.     https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-tater-day-march-31/
  2.     https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/national-tater-day/
  3.     https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/18809/potato-casserole/
  4.     https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/24771/basic-mashed-potatoes/
  5. https://www.inspiredtaste.net/37881/potato-soup-recipe/
  6.     https://www.foodiecrush.com/how-to-make-the-best-potato-salad/

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