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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Medley Creamer Potatoes

Delicious and healthy Creamer potatoes are tossed with Spring vegetables for a gorgeous side dish.


Spring Medley Creamer Potatoes- The Little Potato Company


I am so very excited to be sharing my first post as a brand Ambassador, for The Little Potato Company! I first had the opportunity to try these gorgeous Creamer potatoes back in December. I instantly fell in love with the ease of use of these potatoes and how delicious they are. Not to mention they are super cute, and who doesn't love a cute potato??

You are probably wondering why I am so excited about these potatoes right? Well first of all, these are fully grown, mature Creamer potatoes. That's right, they won't get any bigger! Where as other tiny potatoes found in stores are babies, immature and still have a lot of growing to do. What's the difference? The taste! These Creamer potatoes are fantastic! So creamy and silky, with thin skins, so no need to peel and even chop. And they all cook evenly too! Check out this video, full of awesome facts about these cute Little Potatoes.



Brand Ambassador for The Little Potato Company


The Little Potato Company specializes in Creamer potatoes, which come in several different varietals, and are available across Canada and the U.S. You may remember the Gratin I made using the beautiful Something Blue varietal, back in December. This time I really wanted to try the Microwave Ready varietal. These are perfect for busy weeknights, or for people who can not cook elaborate meals for themselves (like my mother in law). Just pop these into the microwave and 5 minutes later you have perfectly cooked potatoes, which you can season with a provided seasoning packet. You can't get any easier than that, in my books!




The Little Potato Company Microwave Ready Creamer Potatoes


With the snow melting and warmer temperatures teasing us for a few days, I wanted to create a dish with my Creamer potatoes, that made me think of Spring. While the potatoes were cooking in the microwave, I quickly sauteed up some Spring veggies and tossed in the cooked Little Potatoes and seasoning packet near the end. The result was a lightening quick side dish, that tasted amazing! My Mom and the kids inhaled these potatoes and veggies. The seasoning paired well with the creamy silky potatoes and tender crisp veggies, while not being too overwhelming. Easy and delicious, those are very important words, when in the kitchen and Little Potatoes make it happen!


Spring Medley Creamer Potatoes- The Little Potato Company


Spring Medley Creamer Potatoes

1- 1 lb package of Savory Herb Microwave Ready Creamer potatoes
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs butter, divided
1 bunch of thin asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
15-20 small brussel sprouts, cleaned, trimmed and cut in half (if you can't find small, cut them into quarters)
1/2 of a large red pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, peeled, cut in half and sliced
2 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced

Cook Creamer potatoes according to package directions.

While Creamer potatoes are cooking, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in olive oil and 1 Tbs butter. Once butter begins to bubble, add in the onion and peppers. Toss to coat and cook 1 minute. Add in remaining vegetables and garlic and saute, tossing frequently for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cover skillet. Let vegetables cook for 4 minutes; until brussel sprouts are tender crisp.

Carefully open the Creamer potatoes and place them in the skillet, along with the provided seasoning packet and remaining 1 Tbs butter. Toss to coat and serve.


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25 comments:

Jeanine - The Baking Beauties said...

This looks fabulous, Cindy! LOVE the things you can do with those microwave packs - so easy!

Patty Anderson said...

What an easy and delicious side dish or an entire meal for vegetarians.

Tara Noland said...

Great post, amazing recipe. Love creamer potatoes!!

Linda @ForkandForage said...

I love potatoes, and these sound perfect. Love the medley of potatoes and veggies. I could eat this all on its own. :)

Loriann Cargill Bustos said...

Some of my favorite things all wrapped into one!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Beautiful and so delicious looking!

Catherine said...

Dear Cindy, I am so happy for you! This dish is marvelous...great job. xo, Catherine

Joanne T Ferguson said...

What a great, colorful recipe Cindy! Congrats! Am very happy for you! Pinned and shared the love today!
Cheers! Joanne

minnie@thelady8home said...

This indeed is healthy and looks so delicious.

Kathryn said...

Oooo this looks delicious! I'll be pinning and definitely making sometime : )

Kathryn | Nimble Note

Miranda Couse said...

Congrats on being a brand ambassador! Those little potatoes are so stinkin' cute! I could go for some of that spring medley too. Yummy!

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Me too! They are a perfect addition to our busy schedule.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thank you. It's super delicious.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

We do too. They are fabulous :)

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

I ate the leftovers for lunch, lol

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thanks so much!

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thanks so much, Joanne.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

The good part is the kids loved it, LOL

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

I love small potatoes, but can't usually et them because of the skins. I can eat Little Potatoes without a problem.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thank you. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Judy Heinrich said...

I love those little creamer potatoes and this dish looks amazing!

Michelle Meche said...

I love potatoes any kind of way. This is a good looking skillet filled with wonderful veggies.
Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo, Cindy. I appreciate all the support you've given over the years!

Swathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

Ashley @ Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine said...

I can always use a new side dish recipe in my arsenal, great job!

Kacey Joanette said...

Woohoo! This looks amazing! I was so happy to become an Ambassador as well. Can never go wrong with these potatoes. I LOVE the microwavable packs and cannot wait to create a recipe with them (though they are fantastic on their own.)