15 Filling Potato Main Dish Recipes

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Potato Veggie Burger

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Whether you're on a budget, eating vegan, or are a dedicated spud lover, you'll love these inspired ideas for potato dinners. We've come up with all sorts of different ways to cook potatoes and turn them into a filling meal, from easy weeknight dinners, hearty soups and stews, and freeze-ahead casseroles, to potato dishes with global flavors, and even a truly satisfying potato veggie burger.

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    Potato Veggie Burger

    Potato Veggie Burger

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    Think beyond beef for your next family burger night or cookout with these amazing veggie burgers. The vegan and vegetarian patties use grated potatoes for their base, giving you burgers with a savory taste, and a satisfying, crunchy-meets-soft texture. Feel free to spice them up by adding smoked paprika, garlic powder, or seasoned salt. Serve the cooked patties on fluffy buns, adorned with your preferred burger toppings.

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    Instant Pot Potato Soup

    Instant Pot Potato Soup

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    On snowy winter evenings, when you crave soup for supper, dig into a thick and creamy bowlful of potato soup. It is quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot using inexpensive ingredients, and all your favorite loaded baked potato flavors. Build it out into a filling one-bowl meal with some crusty bread and a tossed green salad on the side.

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    Slow Cooker Hamburger Potato Casserole

    Slow Cooker Hamburger Potato Casserole

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    A fluffy, browned cheddar mashed potato topping turns this simple ground beef and vegetable bake into a nostalgic cottage pie. It is a great use for leftover mashed potatoes, and uses budget-friendly ingredients, including browned ground beef, to make a filling family supper. It's also a low-effort way to make dinner, with most of the cooking achieved hands-free inside the slow cooker.

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    Easy Tuna Potato Bake

    Easy Tuna Potato Bake

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    Treat your family to a warm, comforting, hearty dinner in one dish with this scrumptious scalloped potato and tuna casserole. It uses convenient, inexpensive, store-bought ingredients for easy assembly, and the addition of canned tuna turns a popular side dish into a meal. It is also a great way to feed picky eaters, who are sure to love the melted cheddar cheese crust.

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    Spanish Omelet

    Spanish Omelet

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    Don't be fooled by the name of this dish into thinking it's just for breakfast. The Spanish omelet is a popular light dinner option in Spain and is a budget-friendly way to get supper on the table. With only 5 ingredients, including crispy fried potatoes, custardy eggs, and yellow onion, it is a cinch to whip up when you're craving eggs for dinner and can be boosted with diced ham, bacon crumbles, or bell pepper diced to suit your taste.

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    Croatian Potato Moussaka

    Croatian Potato Moussaka

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    Unlike Greek moussaka, which is made with eggplant, this Croatian potato moussaka uses starchy Russet potatoes for a heartier, thicker dish, which is something like a potato lasagna. The potato slices are layered in a casserole dish (or individual ramekins if you're fancy) with browned ground meat, tomato sauce, and onions and topped for baking with a creamy, crunchy, cheesy, delicious egg custard and breadcrumb crust.

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    Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage

    Potato Casserole With Andouille Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Jazz up a cheesy potato casserole for dinner with spicy andouille sausage, chopped peppers, and Cajun spices. This inspired casserole bake supperizes a classic side dish, turning it into a filling weeknight dinner the whole family can enjoy. Feel free to add in some frozen peas, or serve the casserole with a side green salad, for a complete, nutritious meal.

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    Moroccan Potato Cakes

    Moroccan Potato Cakes

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    If you are a fan of falafel, these Moroccan potato fritters are another great option for meatless meals and snacks. Plan ahead to make them with chilled, boiled potatoes, or use leftover mashed potatoes hanging out in your fridge. Seasoned with sauteed onions, garlic, cilantro, and cumin, they make a tasty pita sandwich filling, along with some shredded veggies, and a drizzle of your favorite dressing.

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    Aloo Gobi (Indian Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Curry)

    Vegan Aloo Gobi

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    Aloo gobi is a popular Indian restaurant dish that is entirely vegan, unbelievably flavorful, and simple to cook up at home. It is a highly-seasoned curry of potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi), tomatoes, and onions, simmered together on the stove-top until saucy and tender. Top it with fresh chopped cilantro, and serve it over a heaping plate of steamed white basmati rice, for a filling, South Asian-style, supper.

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    Chicken Potato Casserole

    Chicken Potato Casserole

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

    Make-ahead dinners don't get much easier than this simple, delicious chicken and potato bake. It's the ultimate comfort food casserole to warm you up on cold winter nights, with cooked chicken or turkey, canned mushroom soup, frozen hash brown potatoes, mixed frozen veggies, and crushed potato chips. Prepare it for the freezer to reheat anytime you crave a homey, filling dinner.

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    Dairy-Free Potato Pierogi

    Dairy-Free Potato Pierogi

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    Enjoy a filling, delicious plate of Polish-style pierogi dumplings for dinner, even if you are eating lactose-free. This update on the classic, Eastern European recipe produces the creamy pierogi of your dreams, with a lighter dough and filling than traditional versions, and a silky, soy milk-based sauce. Make a big batch to freeze ahead for easy boiling and serving on busy weeknights.

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    Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale

    Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    You need only an hour to get this thick, creamy, and nutritious soup on the table for weeknight family dinners. It's filled with yummy ingredients that will stick to your ribs on cold or rainy evenings, with hearty chunks of potato, Italian sausage, and leafy green kale or spinach. It makes a great cold-weather soup and sandwich lunch, too.

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    Potato and Butternut Squash Latkes

    Potato and Butternut Squash Latkes

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    Latkes are an essential holiday food at Hanukkah, but these crispy, fried potato pancakes are a delicious addition to your dinner table any time you crave the comforting taste of crispy fried potatoes. Butternut squash adds gorgeous color and extra sweetness to these dinner party-worthy latkes that are seasoned with za'atar spices, and make a tasty, lighter meal on their own, topped with sour cream and apple sauce.

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    Crockpot Meatball and Potato Stew

    Crockpot Meatball and Potato Stew

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    Chase away a cold winter day with this warming meatball and potato stew that is made entirely in the crockpot. Simply load up your slow cooker in the morning with frozen meatballs, canned beef broth, peeled and cubed potatoes, carrots, onions, and dried seasonings, and let it do all the work of cooking up a thick, warm, hearty brew. Some canned evaporated milk and cornstarch added near the end of cooking brings tons of rich, creamy, crave-worthy flavor.

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    Polish Potato, Cabbage, and Bacon Casserole

    Polish Potato, Cabbage, and Bacon Casserole

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    In Eastern Europe, where winters can get frighteningly cold, people like to cozy up inside with a hearty potato casserole. This tasty version is boosted with savory bacon, tender sauteed cabbage and onion, some heavy cream, and topped with a melted cheese crust, for a tummy-warming, one-dish dinner.