Potato Recipes to Pair With Every Meal

Potatoes are a versatile vegetable. We enjoy them baked, mashed, and scalloped, but there are so many more preparations—roasted, fried, boiled, baked, sauteed, and microwaved—that it's hard to get tired of them. And, when they are enhanced with bacon, chives, and other garnishes, they become something really special.

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    Loaded Potato Casserole

    Mashed potato casserole

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    Want to serve mashed potatoes at a party, holiday, or potluck celebration? This loaded potato casserole is an easy and upscale casserole for just such an occasion that includes sour cream, herbed cheese, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make it a day in advance and heat it when you're ready to serve.

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    Potato Skins

    Baked potato skins with bacon and sour cream, close-up
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    Classic potato skins are fried, but that can be too much effort. This recipe is not only easier but just as tasty. A little olive oil is rubbed on the skin and potato flesh and then topped with sour cream, bacon, and cheddar cheese, making them melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

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    Irish Potato Cakes With Sour Cream Sauce

    Potato cakes
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    A little thicker than traditional potato pancakes or latkes, these Irish potato cakes with sour cream sauce produces a crispy potato cake that makes a wonderful appetizer or side dish for brunch or dinner, and a great vegetarian main course.

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    Twice-Baked Potatoes

    Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar

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    These twice-baked potatoes are filled with a savory mashed potato mixture that includes cream cheese and chives 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 hearty and soul-warming Irish recipe. It consists of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale and onions and then finished off with a pool of melted butter to create a decadent and delicious side dish.

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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 is cooked in the microwave. Easy scalloped potatoes make a terrific accompaniment to fish, ham, chicken, or beef and, since you can slice the potatoes in a food processor, this qualifies as an extra-easy recipe.

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    Simple Roasted Potatoes

    Herb 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 simple roasted potatoes go well with everything from baked chicken to steak, and they're so easy to prepare, you'll find yourself making them again and again.

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    Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup

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

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    Cheesy Potato Croquettes

    Potato Croquettes

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    These cheesy potato croquettes are breaded and fried for a luscious and rich dish. You can choose to add additional fillings such as seasoned beef.

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    Garlic Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

    Bowl of mashed potatoes
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    Creamy and rich, this recipe is comfort food to the max. These garlic mashed potatoes with parmesan cheese are a bit more special than your average recipe and perfect for a holiday meal.