Potato Recipes to Pair With Every Meal

Who doesn't love a baked potato? Mashed potatoes? Scalloped potatoes? They're all wonderful, aren't they? In fact, the basic potato can be roasted, fried, baked, sauteed, or microwaved and adorned in dozens of different ways. Here are a few favorite recipes that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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    Loaded Potato Casserole

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    Want to serve mashed potatoes at a party, holiday or potluck celebration? This casserole makes it easy. You make it a day in advance and heat it when you're ready to serve.

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    Potato Skins

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    Classic potato skins are fried, but that can be too much effort. This recipe is not only easier, it's messier and just as tasty. A little olive oil rubbed on the skin and potato flesh makes these potato skins melt in your mouth. Top with sour cream, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

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    Irish Potato Cakes With Sour Cream Sauce

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    This recipe makes a wonderful appetizer for brunch or dinner. These crispy, tender potato cakes just melt in your mouth.

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    Twice Baked Potatoes

    Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar
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    These twice baked potatoes potato skins are filled with a savory mashed potato mixture and then baked until the topping is golden brown.

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    Colcannon potato mash in cream faceted bowl with metal spoon
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    Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish. Hearty and soul-warming, it is basically mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale and onions. The dish is then finished off with a pool of melted butter. It's decadent and delicious! 

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    Easy Scalloped Potatoes

    Scalloped Potatoes with White Sauce and Cheese
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    This recipe is a cinch to prepare because it has just four ingredients and it is made entirely in the microwave. Scalloped potatoes make a terrific accompaniment to fish, ham, or beef of any kind.

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    Simple Roasted Potatoes

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    The nice thing about this recipe is that the skin is left on the potatoes, which means less prep work for you and more vitamins and minerals in the finished dish. These roasted potatoes go well with everything from baked chicken to steak, and they're so easy to make, you'll find yourself making them again and again.

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    Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe

    Creamy Italian Sausage and Potato Soup
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    This rich and creamy soup is hearty enough to make a meal all by itself. Serve it for lunch with a small green salad. You can also serve it in smaller bowls as a meal starter.

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    Cheesy Potato Croquettes

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    These creamy cheese croquettes are luscious and rich. You can choose to add additional fillings such as seasoned beef.

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    Garlic Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

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    Creamy and rich, this recipe is comfort food defined. The addition of garlic and Parmesan cheese make these mashed potatoes a bit more special than your average recipe.