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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Want to serve mashed potatoes at a party, holiday, or potluck celebration? This 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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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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A little thicker than traditional potato pancakes or latkes, this Irish recipe 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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These twice-baked potatoes potato skins are filled with a savory mashed potato mixture that includes cream cheese and chives and then baked until the topping is golden brown.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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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This recipe is a cinch to prepare because it has just four ingredients and is cooked in the microwave. 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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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 prepare, you'll find yourself making them again and again.
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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 or serve it in smaller bowls as a meal starter.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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These cheese-filled 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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Creamy and rich, this recipe is comfort food to the max. The addition of garlic and Parmesan cheese make them a bit more special than your average recipe and perfect for a holiday meal.