Wisconsin Potatoes Are Your Playoff Win

No matter who goes to the Super Bowl, Wisconsin potatoes are always going to be the winner. As we get our menus lined up for the NFL playoff party season, a comforting dish that beats the freezing temps is going to make all the difference. Homegrown spuds fit the bill.

76th Alice in Dairyland Ashley Hagenow joins us in-studio to remind us that Wisconsin potatoes are your game day’s best friend.

Hagenow says potatoes are the most versatile vegetable. You can enjoy them fried, mashed, boiled, baked or stewed. The state of Wisconsin also offers a variety of spuds. Wisconsin farmers grow six varieties of potatoes – Russet, Round White, Round Red, Yellow Flesh, Blue, and Purple. Wisconsin is the third largest spud-producing state in the nation.

The benefits of homegrown spuds go beyond the local impact and versatility.

Potatoes are low in calories, high in fiber, and are a great source of vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants. They’re a nutrient-dense vegetable and are the perfect food to provide energy before a workout/activity. They also help your body recover from activity, so they’re good to eat post-workout.

Hagenow introduces us to an easy recipe to take to your game day celebration:

Cheesy Chili Stuffed Baby Red Potato Bites

After boiling baby red potatoes, I use a small spoon to scoop out the inside. Then I mix chili and cream cheese, fill the spuds with the mixture, top with shredded cheese, and bake until the cheese is melty. The perfectly crisped potato, the gooey cheese, and the flavorful chili all combine to make the perfect appetizer or main dish.

You can find hundreds of unique and easy Wisconsin potato recipes online: https://eatwisconsinpotatoes.com/