32 Potato Recipes You'll Never Get Tired of

Potatoes are the ultimate side dish, pairing nicely with fish, chicken, beef, pork, and veggie mains. Try one of these sides with your next meal.

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    Hearty Roasted Potatoes With Ham

    Roasted potatoes with ham

    The Spruce

    This hearty roasted potatoes with ham is an earthy, somewhat rustic dish, and a simple preparation. Slice, dice, toss, and bake! 

    The easy oven dish is an excellent way to use leftover ham, and the dish makes a fabulous meal with a tossed salad. 

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    Mashed Potatoes and Rutabagas

    Mashed Potatoes and Rutabagas

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This is a great twist on everyday plain mashed potatoes. Cooked rutabagas are mashed with the potatoes, adding a subtle sweetness and lighter texture.


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    Creamed New Potatoes With Green Beans

    Creamed New Potatoes With Green Beans

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Use garden fresh green beans or those delicious little French green beans in this creamed new potatoes with green beans recipe. New potatoes are seasonal, so if you can't find them, you can replace the new potatoes with small potatoes or fingerlings. 

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    Light Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    mashed potatoes

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    These garlic mashed potatoes are easy to make and always a hit.

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    Potato Hotpot With Andouille Sausage

    Andouille Sausage and Potato Hot Pot

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This is our take on the classic Lancashire Hotpot. We added spicy andouille sausage to the dish, though a milder cooked sausage could be used as well.

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    Creamy Potato Salad

    Creamy Potato Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Give potato salad a fresh, flavorful upgrade. This creamy potato salad recipe includes capers, Dijon mustard, and fresh tarragon.

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    Air Fryer French Fries

    Portion of air-fryer French fries on a cutting board

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    A burger just doesn't seem the same without a generous portion of fries, but when you're counting calories, that's the first thing that is eliminated. Well, not anymore when you can prepare air fryer French fries using just 2 tablespoons of oil and still get a crispy exterior and tender interior without all the fat.

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    Classic Hash Brown Casserole

    Hash Brown Casserole
    The Spruce

    This hash brown casserole is packed with flavor, from the cheddar sour cream filling to the cheesy breadcrumb topping. If you take it to a potluck supper, make sure you take a few copies of the recipe.

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    Perfect Baked Potatoes

    Baked Potato

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Who doesn't love basic baked potatoes? These potatoes are rubbed with olive oil and optional coarse salt and baked to perfection. Because of their high starch content and low moisture, russets are an excellent choice for baking.

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    Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

    instant pot baked potato with toppings on a plate
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot makes whole potatoes a breeze to cook in a fraction of the time it takes in the oven. Plus, the Instant Pot generates far less heat, which means you can enjoy baked potatoes any time of the year.

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    Loaded Mashed Potatoes

    Loaded mashed potatoes in a casserole dish

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Everything's better with bacon, cheese, and chives, and that's how these loaded mashed potatoes that are mixed with roasted garlic and cream are topped. Best of all, this dish can be prepared ahead and baked for 30 minutes when you want to serve them.

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    Skillet Home Fries

    Skillet Home Fries

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Whether for a big hearty breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, you can't beat these great potatoes. This version of skillet home fries is made with onions, but you can leave them out if you aren't a fan. Add some chopped bell pepper for color.

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    Instant Pot Potato Soup

    Instant Pot Potato Soup

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Instant Pot potato soup recipe is a quick way to cook a delicious dinner and use up a few potatoes. The creamy soup adds garlic, shallots, and thyme for extra flavor and it can be topped with all your favorite baked potato fixings. Better yet, it's ready in just 30 minutes.

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    Roasted Potatoes With Bacon

    Roasted Potatoes With Bacon

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These roasted potatoes are perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch. They go well with steaks, roasts, chicken, or pork as well.

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    Potato Waffles

    Potato Waffle

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer

    When you discover the wonder of potato waffles, you'll find many ways to vary this recipe. Similar to potato pancakes, the waffle batter includes a shredded potato, cheese, and bacon, though you can add all sorts of ingredients. It's cooked in the waffle iron, so it's easy, too.

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    Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    You can make or buy potato gnocchi for this delicious chicken gnocchi soup. Made with shredded chicken, frozen spinach, and common herbs and vegetables, the restaurant-quality soup cooks in just 30 minutes.

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    Red Potato Salad With Sour Cream and Dill

    Potato Salad With Dill

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This potato salad is an excellent salad to enjoy on a hot summer day or take to a cookout. There are eggs in this salad, but it could be made without them. The dressing is a delicious combination of mayonnaise and sour cream, with fresh dill and chopped dill pickle for extra flavor.

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    Cheddar and Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

    Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar

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    This is a dish we enjoy with steaks or along with a beef or pork roast. The potatoes are baked, mashed, and then stuffed back into the potato skins. The filled potatoes are baked once again with a topping of shredded cheese, green onions, and crumbled bacon.

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    Air Fryer Latkes


    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Latkes may be a Hanukkah tradition, but these crispy potato pancakes are also a wonderful side dish for a variety of meals. The original recipe calls for frying in oil on the stovetop, which can be a greasy process. Cooking in the air fryer still produces crispy latkes, but is less messy and more hands off. Make the batter as usual, form into pancakes, and place in an oiled air fryer basket. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown and crispy. Serve with sour cream and apple sauce on the side.

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    Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

    Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Use your air fryer to make crispy and flavorful roasted potatoes without ever turning on your oven. A coating of herbs and spices add flavor without adding fat. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to make them extra special.

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    Scalloped Potatoes With Bacon

    Scalloped Potatoes With Bacon

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Everyone loves scalloped potatoes, and the smoky bacon makes them that much more interesting. The creamy bacon and onion sauce is flavored with a touch of ground nutmeg. Feel free to omit the nutmeg and top the casserole with some cheddar cheese just before it comes out of the oven.

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    Picnic Potato Salad

    Potato salad with mayo and mustard

    The Spruce

    This is a classic potato salad made with hard-boiled eggs and potatoes combined with a creamy mayonnaise and mustard dressing. We like to garnish this salad with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers when they're in season.

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    Cheddar Potatoes au Gratin With Ham

    Potato Gratin With Ham

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Diced tomatoes team up with diced ham, cheddar cheese, and seasonings to make this delicious potato bake. The casserole is topped with buttery breadcrumbs for a crunchy, delicious browned topping.

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    Roasted Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These roasted potatoes are just as delicious as the photo looks. The Parmesan cheese helps the potatoes brown, and it gives them an amazing flavor. It's a simple preparation, and the potatoes take about an hour to roast.

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    Potato Skins With Cheese and Bacon

    Potato Skins With Bacon and Cheese

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Serve these crispy baked potato skins with a fresh chunky tomato salsa, ranch dressing dip, or plain sour cream. They make an outstanding snack or appetizer!

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    Seasoned Baked French Fries

    Oven Fries

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These baked French fries are first tossed with a little oil. Use a spicy Cajun or Creole seasoning or use a seasoned salt blend.

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    Chunky Potato and Ham Soup With Cheese

    Chunky Potato Soup With Ham

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This awesome chunky potato and ham soup is full of flavor, and it is hearty enough to serve for dinner. Chunks of potatoes and ham float in a rich, cheesy base. Add a tossed salad and some crusty bread or biscuits for a meal your family will ask for again and again.

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    Creamy Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

    Cheddar Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

     The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This rich and creamy cheddar scalloped potatoes are always a hit. Bake this casserole for a family meal, holiday feast, or take it along to a potluck dinner.

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    Loaded Potato Casserole

    Loaded Potato Casserole

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    We were thinking of loaded potato soup when we made this mashed potato casserole. Sour cream, green onions, bacon, and cheddar are among the ingredients. It's an excellent casserole for a special occasion.

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    New Potatoes With Garlic Cream and Chives

    New Potatoes With Garlic Cream and Chives

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    New potatoes with garlic cream are small with very thin skins, and you'll only find them early in the growing season. They have a special creaminess and excellent flavor, but if you can't find them you can replace them with small round "baby" potatoes or fingerling potatoes.

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    Perfect Mashed Potatoes

    Homemade Mashed Potatoes
    The Spruce

    Preparation and cooking tips for perfect mashed potatoes, including how to choose the best potatoes for mashing, how to make them lump-free, and some flavor tricks.

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    Loaded Potato Salad

    Loaded Baked Potato Salad

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This baked potato salad is loaded with vegetables, cheese, bacon, and flavor! Serve it with burgers or steaks, or add it to your summer cookout menu. It's a great salad for tailgating, too!