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Students will enjoy this interesting variation on hash browns. Experiment with different types of cheese for unique flavors! Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

Containing both local greens and local potatoes, this soup yields enough for everyone in class to try a tasty sample.


From the book, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, by Dianne de Las Casas, this recipe incorporates local sweet potatoes into a sweet and savory pie.

A delicious variation on a mashed potato recipe that utilizes local potatoes and local spinach.

With both local apples and local potatoes, this recipe is a unique take on traditional mashed potatoes. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

From the book Two Old Potatoes and Me, written and illustrated by John Coy. Recruit a few students to make the butter for this recipe by shaking heavy cream in a jar!

Cauliflower and potatoes combine to make a creamy soup flavored with cumin,onions, and chili powder. Reduce or eliminate the chili powder for very young children. This recipe requires the use of a blender.

A delicious recipe for sweet potato fritters. The associated lesson plan includes instructions for making your own sweet potato slips.


From Growing Vegetable Soup, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.