Idaho® Potato Toppings & Sauces for Kids

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To serve with Idaho Potato Pommes Frites

Ingredients

Tex-Mex Ketchup
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon mild chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Bacon-Cheddar-Ranch Topping
  • ¾ cup light ranch salad dressing
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (use green part only in this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons 2% sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons packaged 50% reduced-fat real bacon pieces
Easy Microwave Cheese Sauce
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Baked Idaho Pommes Frites
  • 4 large Idaho Potatoes, well scrubbed
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

Tex-Mex Ketchup
  1. This is a mildly seasoned ketchup and is a great starter recipe for budding chefs.
  2. SERVES 8 (2 tablespoons each)
  3. ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
  4. TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
  5. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir until evenly blended. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  6. Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 34 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 0.5 g protein, 0 g fat, 9 g carbohydrates
Bacon-Cheddar-Ranch Topping
  1. SERVES 8 (2 tablespoons each)
  2. ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
  3. TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
  4. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir until evenly blended. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  5. Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 75 calories, 12 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 1.5 g protein, 6 g fat, 4 g carbohydrates
Easy Microwave Cheese Sauce
  1. Perfect for dipping or making cheese fries, this sauce won’t disappoint.
  2. SERVES 8 (2 tablespoons each)
  3. ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
  4. TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
  5. Combine the milk and cream cheese in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute, 30 seconds. Use a whisk and stir until smooth.
  6. Heat another 30 seconds on high, then whisk again.
  7. Add grated cheeses and stir constantly until smooth. If necessary, heat at 10-second intervals, stirring in-between, until an even consistency is achieved.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 76 calories, 20 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 4 g protein, 6 g fat, 1 g carbohydrates
Baked Idaho Pommes Frites
  1. SERVES 4
  2. ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
  3. TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  5. Cut each potato into eight lengthwise wedges. Place potatoes in an ungreased baking pan. Spray potatoes evenly with cooking spray.
  6. Bake 20 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven, turn them over using a spatula, and return the potatoes to the oven to bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Season with salt and serve hot.
  8. Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 278 calories, 1 g fat, O mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 6 g protein, 64 g carbohydrates (does not include optional ingredients)