Potato Types

White Potatoes


Learn more about white potato calories and nutritional value.  We also provide links to our favorite white potato recipes, including Potato Pierogies and Cheesy Asparagus Potato Tart.

Appearance: small to medium; round to long shape; white or tan skin; white flesh
Texture: medium starch; slightly creamy, slightly dense; thin, delicate skin
Flavor: subtly sweet; mild; low sugar content
Preferred uses: mashing, salads, steaming/boiling, frying

White potatoes hold their shape well after cooking. Their delicate, thin skins add just the right amount of texture to a velvety mashed potato dish without the need for peeling. Grilling whites brings out a more full-bodied flavor. Create signature potato salads–just toss cooked white potatoes with dressings and ingredients “borrowed” from other salads, e.g., Caesar dressing and grated Parmesan; or ranch dressing, chopped egg and bacon crumbles. For more information, watch Potato Types and Tips: White Potatoes below.


One white potato (approximately 5.2 ounces in size) has 110 calories and is an excellent source of potassium (more than a banana) and vitamin C.  Whites are also a good source of vitamin B6 and are fat, sodium and cholesterol free.

Check out white potato recipes by clicking on the images below.

1 One-Pan-Chicken-Potato-Gratin-680-5     1 Homemade Tater Tots - Gluten Free     1 Vertical cucumber potato salad 1-1

For more recipe ideas, please see our White Potatoes Recipes.