National Potato Day | August 19
Sat Aug 19th

National Potato Day

Ah, spuds. The humble potato takes center stage on August 19th each year on August 19th. Doesn't it steal the show at almost every meal? In truth, though, doesn't it steal the show at almost every meal?


These taters add the flavor whether baked, fried, or mashed. They are a staple of many dishes, as well. These versatile root vegetables satisfy and fill us up, filling a void for appetizer dishes and doing double duty at suppertime.

More than 4,000 varieties of potatoes grow around the world, according to the International Potato Center. Not only that, but they also come in a variety of stunning colors and sizes. Vitamin C and potassium are included in this starchy carbohydrate that has no fat or cholesterol and is packed with Vitamin C and potassium. This vegetable is popular among many people's dietary requirements and how you prepare your potatoes, and it's what many are looking for. However, it's a no-no in a low-carb diet because it has 26 grams of carbohydrates.

When it comes to a potato's health, we tend to weigh the benefits as we prepare them. We fry them and load them with toppings such as cheese, sour cream, and butter. Who doesn't like a loaded baked potato? Ok, ok. Now, you can all put your hands down.

How to celebrate national potato day is a mystery

With so many ways to savor a potato, it shouldn't be too difficult to find a way. However, we do have a few tateriffic ways to get you off: We do have a few tateriffic ways to get you off:

  • A baked potato buffet is served at Host's house. All the best toppings such as cheese, jalapenos, bacon, chopped onions, chili, fried chicken, or ranch can be found in this collection
  • Tried French fries dipped in soft, vanilla ice cream. You will be surprised if you've never tried it before
  • Make a new kind of nacho by swapping out your corn chips with French fries. For German flair, try beer brats, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Swiss cheese, and sour cream. Corned beef is used in Aim for a little bit of Irish celebration
  • Share your favorite recipes. You know, the ones you always go to when you're craving potatoes are the ones you always go to when you're craving potatoes. Or, try a new dish and give it a try
  • Make a hearty potato soup by making a batch of potato soup With so many different dishes to choose from, one of them is sure to please!
  • Pile on the potatoes at your new restaurant. If it's an entree or an appetizer, be sure to give the restaurant a shout-out
  • This Home Fries dish is a hit on the grill

If you're celebrating, be sure to post #NationalPotatoDay on social media.

History of national potato day has spanned history

Since at least 2006, the country's comfort food has been honored. All around the country were cropping up throughout the year leading up to the National Potato Day celebrations.

Potato FAQ

Which is healthier, the white potato or the sweet potato? Q. Which is better, the white potato or the sweet potato?

A. Thanks to fiber and vitamins, the sweet potato edges out the white potato. However, both are extremely healthy. These root vegetables' preparations have a greater effect on our diet than the vegetables themselves. Frying vs. baking, toppings, and more will quickly tip the scales on nutrition.

Q. Is there any other potato holidays?

A. You bet your sweet potato there is! Sweet Potato Awareness Month is November. In February, we celebrate National Eat a Sweet Potato Day, and in March, we celebrate National Tater Day. And we can't forget National French Fry Day in July.

Q. How are potatoes prepared?

A. Potatoes can be prepared in a variety of ways. Potatoes can also be used to make bread, pasta, hash browns, pancakes, soup, croquettes, and other dishes, as well as baking, boiling, roasting, and frying.

Q. What country grows the most potatoes? Q. What country produces the most potatoes?

A. In 2016, China exported the most potatoes at more than 99 million tonnes. The United States ranks fifth in fifth place behind India, Russia, and Ukraine.