Some Quick Recipe Ideas with Simply Potatoes + Giveaway

When Simply Potatoes reached out to me about sharing some Simply-fied recipes with my readers, I was happy to oblige. My husband and I discovered Simply Potatoes sometime last year when I found them on a really good sale at Price Chopper, and they’ve been a helpful shortcut at many dinners in our house since then.

The first time I saw Simply Potatoes in the supermarket, I scoffed at the price for their raw cut potatoes. After all, it’s much cheaper to buy a sack of potatoes and cut them up yourself. (I’m still of this opinion, but I can see the appeal – a-peel? – for families with much busier schedules than ours.) But then I discovered that they make mashed potatoes, O’Brien potatoes, and other side dish items that we really enjoy. I don’t buy them every week, but Simply Potatoes are no stranger to my refrigerator.

Simply Potatoes Recipes

I received coupons to buy some Simply Potatoes and come up with some potato recipes of my own. Being the resident potato lover here, this made me very happy. I went with two different Simply Potatoes varieties for my creations.

O’Brien Potatoes Omelet

  • 1 package Simply Potatoes O’Brien Potatoes
  • 3 eggs per omelet (1 or 2 eggs for kids)
  • shredded 2% milk cheddar cheese
  • non-stick cooking spray

Simply Potatoes O'Brien Hash BrownsApply non-stick cooking spray to your favorite frying pan or skillet. Crack three eggs and whip in small amount of milk with a fork.  (Note from Tom: “Usually just a tiny bit more than if I’m making scrambled eggs but less than if I’m making French toast. I know that doesn’t help too much, but it’s a visual measurement.”) Follow the cooking directions for the O’Brien potatoes and then take the potatoes off the skillet and put them into a different bowl.

Poured the omelet mixture into the skillet until it becomes firm (for the most part) on one side.  Flip it over and pour the cheddar and potatoes on top while the other side cooks firm. Alternatively, if you don’t want to use the skillet, you can spray a glass pie plate with non-stick spray and then pour the mixture in there.  Microwave it for about three minutes, opening the door every once in a while to prevent the eggs from expanding too quickly, until the center is all hardened. That can then be moved from the pie plate to the skillet for a few seconds to get browned, flipped, add the toppings, then served.


Almost Homemade Chicken “Shepherd’s Pie”

  • 1 supermarket rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 24-oz container of Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 bag of frozen yellow corn
  • shredded 2% milk cheddar cheese

Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare the mashed potatoes and corn according to package directions. Remove the breast meat from any bones or the carcass of a whole rotisserie chicken and shred into bite sized pieces. Spread potatoes into the bottom of a 9×9 square baking pan. Layer corn and shredded chicken breast on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle cheddar to cover the top of the whole thing.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Dish up with a giant serving spoon and enjoy!

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Christina Gleason (976 Posts)

That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I'm a multiply disabled autistic woman doing my best in this world built for abled people. I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including Twitch Sings and Plants vs Zombies 2. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead.


  1. hamburger pie thanks 🙂

  2. Yummy!!!

  3. I would make breakfast for dinner. Some eggs with lots of vegetables and crispy potatoes on the side. Thanks for the fun!
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  4. I would use them to make breakfast bowls – base is scrambled eggs, then potatoes, then some sausage, then gravy, then cheddar cheese! YUM!
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  5. I’d make some hash browns to go with eggs for dinner.
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  6. I would like to see more recipe posts on Facebook 🙂

  7. I would make hash with eggs and sausage 😀
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