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For the next few days, I’ll be dreaming up holiday recipes in my kitchen. I love this time of year for so many reasons, including the excuse to eat pumpkin, eggnog, gingerbread and cranberry everything! Our family’s holiday meal is an important part of how we celebrate Christmas, and I love to fuse traditional dishes with exciting new recipes I’ve created. My kids have come to anticipate the delightful smell of fresh cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and a festive, foodie lunch, but this year, I’m also including a warm, savory potato hash.
Comfort foods are widely popular, particularly during the holidays. Del Monte just released their Comfort Food Index, which ranks the Top 10 Holiday Comfort Foods, many of which we enjoy both during the holidays and throughout the year.
1. Potatoes (mashed or scalloped)
3. Baked goods (cookies & muffins)
4. Macaroni & cheese
7. Stews and hearty soups
8. Meatballs (with or without pasta)
9. Sweet potatoes (mashed or cut)
If you’re looking for gourmet recipes that will delight your palate this Christmas, check out these recipes, featuring the Top 10 Holiday Comfort Foods!
Skinny Scalloped Potatoes
Peach Slab Pie
One Bowl Carrot Oat Muffins
The Best Macaroni, Cheese, and Peas
Individual Mandarin Tin-Can Cakes
Cheddar Corn Casserole
Shrimp and Corn Stew
Meatball Pasta Bake
Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Pear, Sage, and Browned Butter
Golden Sweet Cornbread
Inspired by Del Monte’s mouthwatering recipes, inspired by America’s Top Comfort Foods, I decided to make a Vegetarian Skillet Potato Hash with red and yukon gold potatoes.
- 2 T butter
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 red potatoes chopped
- 6 Yukon gold potatoes chopped
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 cup Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn drained
- 2 eggs
- Diced green onions for garnish
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
Add onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
Add red and Yukon gold potatoes, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper and cook until potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally
Stir in corn and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes
Press hash into an even layer with spatula and use the back of a spoon to make two 1-inch deep wells into the mixture
Crack an egg into each well
Cover skillet and cook until eggs are set, about 5 mintues
Garnish with fresh green onions.
This recipe is savory, hearty, and surprisingly easy to make. I love the fact that I can cook everything in one skillet, and the combination of vegetables and eggs makes for a hearty, protein-rich meal. I personally like the color and texture added by using 2 different types of potatoes and you can always include your favorite veggies such as spinach, kale, and bell peppers.
For recipes to inspire your holiday meal, visit DelMonte.com/AmericasRecipes.