10 # potatoes for 2.98 at Ingles through 6/11



Have you heard potatoes are on sale at Ingles in NC for a low price of $2.98 this week? I always snag two bags to make multiple freezer sides. Mashed potatoes are freezer friendly, but you must re-heat extra hot to get the milk or cream to combine. Whole milk, cream cheese or a little heavy cream makes thawing less diluted.

My favorite make ahead potato sides…



I often batch cook potatoes in the microwave when I’m in a hurry. These taste like they’ve been in the oven because I wrap them in foil to steam. Your guests will never know.



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 24 Twice Baked Potatoes-I like to make twice baked potatoes while they’re warm and cool and freeze the skins for a cheesy side dish (see below). This is a real bang for your buck. I just ran out and it’s time to make a new batch! These can be reheated in the microwave. I prefer the smaller potatoes for quick reheating and they are the perfect size for kids.



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Cheesy Potato Skins (leftovers from twice baked potatoes)



Hashbrowns from cold leftover potatoes are awesome at the campground.



I often bake as many potatoes as I can fit in the oven WHILE I’m baking something else-a casserole, cake or cookies or whatever’s on the menu. Then I cool them and place them in my fridge for hashbrowns within the next 3 to 5 days.

A baked potato bar is a fun, frugal menu. Here are some ideas for your toppings. We’ve served this at mission meal and it goes over well with chopped ham and cheese along with a big tossed salad and toasted garlic bread. It costs about $30-$35 to serve 40 people!



  • shredded cheese or cheddar cheese sauce
  • chopped cooked bacon
  • browned ground beef with or without taco seasoning
  • sliced green onions
  • chili
  • shredded lettuce
  • tomato
  • black olives
  • pickled jalapenos

Serve with Artisan bread and olive oil dipping sauce like Carrabbas.

How much does a 10# bag of potatoes on sale cost in your area? What are your favorite potato sides?

 

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