The humble potato holds an infinite number of possibilities. They can be incorporated into pretty much any meal and made to suit all different personal tastes.
Saying that, it is easy to get into a rut when it comes to cooking potatoes. If you’re anything like us, you might be getting a little tired of turning to the same old baked or fried potato recipe.
However, we are here to help! Below, we’ve listed the 45 best potato recipes that we’ve come across. Whether you’re looking to show off your culinary skills to dinner guests, or simply need to fill a gap in your busy weeknight dinner schedule, there should be something for everyone!
1. Loaded Baked Potato Chips
You cannot go wrong with loaded baked potato chips. These bite-sized baked potato slices can be topped with whatever you fancy, and make for a perfect appetizer at a party or even a comforting afternoon snack.
With a prep time of just ten minutes, this recipe is also super low maintenance. Be sure to play around with the toppings and dips – we absolutely love using these chips to scoop up a chunky and spicy tomato salsa.
2. Cheese And Bacon Baked Potatoes
You might see a Hasselback potato and be slightly intimidated. However, these seemingly fancy creations are actually incredibly easy to make. This recipe, in particular, is simple but absolutely delicious.
This recipe is perfect for those cold, winter days, wherein you need something a little indulgent and comforting. The best thing about slicing the potato in this way is that you can fill it with an exceptional amount of cheese and bacon!
3. Air Fryer Crispy Potatoes
If you have an Air Fryer, you just have to give this recipe a go! It is unbelievably quick, simple, and delicious! When cooked in an Air Fryer, these potatoes get extra crispy all over and remain perfectly soft on the inside.
With a prep time of just 5 minutes and a total cooking time of 25 minutes, these potatoes are perfect for those super busy weeknight dinners. They make for a great side dish! We recommend pairing them with a fresh salad.
4. Perfect French Fries
It is impossible to write a list of the best potato recipes without including french fries, and these fries really are perfect! This recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll never be able to justify buying frozen fries again.
You only need a total of 35 minutes and 3 ingredients to make these perfect french fries. Although, we recommend that you use large Yukon Gold potatoes rather than russet potatoes. They are less starchy and will become super crispy when fried.
5. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes
If you’re looking for a super flavorful potato-based side dish, you have to give this recipe a try. These roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with garlicky goodness!
This is a great dish to throw together for a last-minute gathering or even as a quick but delicious side to accompany busy weeknight dinners. It takes just 30 minutes to roast in the oven and uses super simple ingredients!
6. Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
If you’re looking for a creamy, cheesy, comforting mashed potato recipe, look no further than this one right here! The addition of mascarpone makes the mashed potatoes super silky, rich, and totally moreish.
Whether you need a Thanksgiving side dish or even just a cozy weeknight pick-me-up, this recipe is perfect. It is very quick and easy to throw together, taking about 30 minutes total, and you only need one pot!
7. Crispy Latkes
These potato latkes are a traditional dish in eastern European Jewish households. They are super light, wonderfully textured, delicate, and absolutely packed with flavor. These potatoes are ideal for literally any time of year, for any occasion!
Basic potato latkes are made using very simple ingredients but can be enjoyed with a huge variety of toppings. We love dipping them in sour cream, however, applesauce is also a popular dipping sauce!
8. Dauphinoise Potatoes
We are firm believers that every person needs a good dauphinoise potato recipe in their repertoire. If you don’t have one yet, not to worry, this recipe is sure to become your new favorite side dish!
Dauphinoise potatoes are the most decadent of side dishes. Thinly sliced and cooked slowly in the oven with an excess of cream and garlic, these potatoes are just to die for. As a bonus, you only need 5 ingredients and 45 minutes of your time!
9. Pulled Pork Taters
If you’re looking for a hearty potato recipe, you have to give this one a try! Combining BBQ pork and soft potatoes – this recipe is as hearty as it gets. This recipe does take a bit more time than most on this list, but we can assure you, it is definitely worth it!
In fact, try not to be put off by the cooking time of up to 8 hours. For most of this time, the pork is cooking away in the slow cooker! To really make these taters sing, we recommend using an aged cheese. This will add complexity and even more richness to the dish.
10. Loaded Baked Potato Dip
If you’re a bit tired of chips and dip, take a look at this loaded baked potato dip recipe. Instead of chips, this recipe suggests that you use waffle-cut fries as a scoop for a dip. We’re devastated that we have never considered it before!
This recipe is very easy to follow. In fact, there are only 5 ingredients and it only takes 10 minutes to make. It is also quite versatile, as it goes well with pretty much any kind of potato! We love whipping this dip up for a last-minute gathering as it’s always a crowd-pleaser!
11. Special Baked Potatoes
This Hasselback potato recipe is the perfect side to pretty much any meal. Made with super simple ingredients that you likely have in the kitchen anyway, these potatoes are a great option if you’re looking for a last-minute addition to a dish.
The combination of parsley, butter, Italian seasoning, and cheese really is divine. These potatoes manage to be comforting and indulgent but also fresh and not too heavy. Be sure to use both cheddar and parmesan cheese for the best results.
12. Taco Tater Skins
Everyone should have this recipe written down somewhere. These taco tater skins are a great option if you’re looking to use up some ingredients that you already have in the kitchen.
This economical recipe is also very versatile. You can eat them as an evening meal, for lunch, as a delicious snack, or prepare them as appetizers for a party! Also, feel free to add your favorite fillings. We love any filling that includes bacon!
13. Rustic Leek And Potato Soup With Fried Herb Gremolata
Leek and potato soup is a winter staple. It is creamy, warming, and full of goodness. This recipe puts a spin on the classic, pureed version of the dish by slicing the potatoes instead and adding a fried herb gremolata. In turn, the texture and flavor are to die for!
It’s worth noting that you’ll end up with more fried herb gremolata than you need. However, this is good news! It works beautifully with pretty much anything. We love using the leftovers on braised salmon or fried eggs.
14. Spicy Kimchi-Sweet Potato Fritters
If you’re looking to try something new and fun, you should definitely check out these spicy kimchi sweet potato fritters. The spice from the kimchi works wonderfully with the yogurt dipping sauce and the natural sweetness of the potatoes.
These make for a great appetizer, indulgent snack, or delicious side dish. If you have a bit of extra time on your hands, you could try and make your own homemade kimchi! That way, you can control the flavors of the dish a little more.
15. Roasted Potatoes With Bacon And Brussels Sprouts
Now, we know that Brussels sprouts aren’t for everyone. However, if you’re on the fence, we think this recipe might convince you of their deliciousness! The combination of potatoes, sprouts, bacon, and a hint of mustard is really quite delicious.
It is important to note that the sprouts will cook significantly faster than the other ingredients. As such, only put the sprouts in the oven once your potatoes are already tender (when they are soft enough so that a fork goes through easily).
16. Potato Roses Recipe
If you’re looking for a simple but impressive recipe to wow some party guests, look no further than this potato roses recipe. These are a great way to show off your artistic prowess and have a little more fun with your food.
You can serve these potato roses with pretty much anything! We love serving them as an appetizer at parties because they’re always a crowd-pleaser, but they are also great when paired with steak as a romantic meal for two.
17. Extremely Cheesy Potato Gratin
What could be better than the simple but glorious combination of cheese and potatoes? This decadent but elegant dish is always a winner. It is particularly great for buffet-style dinners and large family gatherings.
Really, there is very little that can go wrong with this recipe. It is simple and has few ingredients. However, attention to detail is necessary. Specifically, do take the time to peel your potatoes properly, so they become as creamy and tender as possible.
18. Classic Cookout Potato Salad
This sweet and zingy potato salad is sure to be a crowd favorite, regardless of the occasion. With red onion, bell peppers, sweet relish, and both yellow and dijon mustard, this is a super satisfying potato salad!
This recipe, in particular, is absolutely perfect for summer BBQs. It is refreshing, light, but also super filling and delicious! To get the best results, be sure to use Yukon Gold potatoes instead of russets.
19. Homemade Tater Tots With Bacon
If you’re tired of the same-old frozen tater tots, you have to give this recipe a try! Although making your own tater tots might seem a bit intimidating, we can assure you, this recipe is super easy and worth the extra effort!
In fact, after trying these, you’ll never be able to justify purchasing the frozen version again! They are golden on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with bacon, cheese, and seasoning! They are also much healthier than the store-bought version.
20. Perfectly Baked Sweet Potato
The sweet potato is a very underrated food. It is delicious, versatile, and really quite healthy! If you’re looking to incorporate more sweet potatoes into your diet, you should check out this recipe! It’s a super easy, low-maintenance meal that you’re sure to become obsessed with.
The recipe suggests that you bake the sweet potato completely. However, if you’re struggling for time, you can microwave the sweet potato, and finish it off in the oven. The results might not be quite the same, but it’ll still be very tasty!
21. Gamja Jorim (Korean Potatoes)
This dish is simple, inexpensive, and very easy to make at home. What more could you ask for? If you’re looking to branch out into Korean cuisine, you definitely have to give this recipe a try!
Gamja Jorim consists of creamy, tender potato chunks that have been well coated in a sticky, sweet, and salty sauce. To ensure that this dish is as best as it can be, make sure you cut all the potatoes to the same size, so they cook evenly.
22. Grown-Up Baked Potatoes
If you fancy putting a more grown-up spin on an old classic, check out this baked potato recipe. This recipe includes three potential toppings that will make your potatoes look sophisticated and taste amazing!
You can choose from spicy brussels sprouts, creamy mushrooms, or balsamic caramelized onion. We absolutely love the balsamic caramelized onion topping, however, the spicy brussels sprouts make for a great holiday-themed dish!
23. Sausage And Kale Hash
If you’re looking for a recipe that will shake up your breakfast/lunch, look no further than this one right here. With crispy fried potatoes, eggs, sausage meat, and kale, this dish will set you up for the day and taste absolutely delicious too!
This recipe is also very simple and easy to follow. It takes just 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook, meaning that you can be enjoying this meal only 30 minutes after you roll out of bed!
24. Broccoli And Potato Croquettes
Potato croquettes are always a crowd-pleaser, whether you’re catering for children or adults. By adding broccoli, this recipe is a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your meals! The broccoli also provides a really great texture.
The ingredients list for this recipe is quite small, and the croquet should take just 45 minutes total to make. They make a really great snack or appetizer at a party, as they’re perfect for people of all ages!
25. Hokkaido Mashed Potatoes
Hokkaido mashed potatoes are simply mashed potatoes made from ingredients from Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hokkaido is known for its incredible dairy products and wonderful potatoes.
Although this recipe works well with regular potatoes, try your best to get your hands on Hokkaido potatoes! They taste so delicious with mushrooms and greens and just provide the creamiest texture ever.
26. Cheesy Potato Chive Galette
Potato dishes are often quite heavy and filling. If you’re looking for a potato dish that has a lighter, fresher feel, take a look at this cheesy potato chive galette recipe. This dish is the perfect spring appetizer, side dish, or even brunch plate.
In addition to being delicious, this dish is also super quick and easy to make, and it looks pretty on the table too! Make sure to top the finished dish with a whole lot of arugula (or other cheese of your choice) for the best flavor.
27. Easy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Good vegan recipes can be hard to come by – especially when potatoes are involved. Usually, there is a lot of butter, cream, or cheese involved in luxurious potato recipes. However, this recipe manages to be decadent, comforting, and also completely vegan!
This dish is a little more time-consuming than the non-vegan version, but it is a lot healthier! Rather than dairy cream, you will be using cashews to create a wonderfully nutty and smooth sauce.
28. Mini Potato Leek Quiches
Potato with leek is always a winning combination, and these potato and leek quiches are absolutely no exception! Made in cupcake trays, these are perfect appetizers for buffet-style get-togethers.
However, if you have any leftovers, they also make for a great breakfast over the holidays! They will stay fresh in the fridge for roughly three days, so make a large batch if you want some easy meals for the week!
29. Patatas Bravas
If you’re hosting a classic tapas evening, you have to include patatas bravas! They are a staple that everyone always loves. This recipe really goes over the top by topping the potatoes with a perfectly fried egg!
The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your own preferences. If you prefer your potatoes just coated in dry spices such as paprika, that is totally fine! If you prefer your potatoes in a creamy, spicy sauce, you can do that too!
30. Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes
The worst thing about comfort food is having to cook it. The time it often takes to make deliciously indulgent meals sometimes can negate the comforting feeling. If this is something you struggle with, this slow-cooker recipe is perfect for you.
Simply combine the ingredients in a slow cooker, and leave them to cook for around 6 hours. Once the potatoes are cooked well, just add some extra toppings of your choice – we went with extra cheese and bacon. It really is that easy!
31. Lyonnaise Potatoes
Pan-fried potatoes are one of life’s most delicious yet simple pleasures. This French version puts a spin on the classic dish by adding even more butter and some caramelized onions. What is not to love?
These potatoes make for a great dish at a party or even a summer BBQ. Although they go with absolutely everything, we really enjoyed dipping them in a chunky, spicy, homemade salsa!
32. Instant Pot Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Instant pot meals are an absolute must for every busy family. If you’re looking for a super easy dish that will satisfy the whole family, you have to give this garlic roasted potato recipe a try.
These potatoes take just 10 minutes to prep and 22 minutes to cook, meaning they can be ready on the table within around half an hour! You can serve them as a side dish or a main meal with some extra toppings.
33. Chef John’s Perfect Mashed Potatoes
If you have spent years trying to make the most perfect, creamy, lump-free, light, and fluffy mashed potatoes, but can never quite hit the nail on the head, you need to check out this recipe!
This recipe is very simple and only requires four ingredients. However, it does teach you all the necessary techniques and tricks to produce perfect mashed potatoes every time! Be sure to not scrimp on the butter!
34. Irish Champ
This dish originates from Northern Ireland, and as such, is a great dish to make for St. Paddy’s Day! However, it is so simple and versatile, it can also make for a super tasty weeknight staple.
In addition to being perfect when served by itself, this creamy mashed potato dish also works very well as a side with top-quality sausages. As a bonus, you need just five ingredients and 40 minutes of time!
35. Loaded Mashed Potato Balls
If you’re looking for a recipe to use up any leftover mashed potatoes, it’s your lucky day! These loaded mashed potato balls are perfect for using up excess potato, and they’re also deliciously cheesy, crispy, and fluffy.
In fact, these are sure to become a family favorite. They work well as an appetizer or even just a super-indulgent snack! It’s important to remember that you don’t need to fry these for too long, as the potato is already cooked.
36. The Best Greek Potatoes
Greek food is one of our favorite cuisines to enjoy in the summertime, and these greek potatoes definitely do not disappoint. They are crispy and caramelized on the outside, soft on the inside, and full of rich, zesty flavor. What more could you want?
These potatoes take about an hour and a half to cook. However, don’t let that put you off. They are very low maintenance and definitely worth the extra time. A key aspect in this recipe is the olive oil – use lots of it!
37. Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
This recipe is a classic example of ‘says what it does on the tin’. These potatoes are super easy to make and mouth-wateringly cheesy. They make for a great holiday side dish or as a part of a family buffet-style meal.
These take about an hour in total to make. However, for 45 minutes of that time, they are simply cooking away in the oven. If you want to do the prep in advance, simply follow steps 1 to 4 and then place the potatoes in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
38. Make-Ahead Duchess Mashed Potatoes
Duchess potato is a classic French dish that is always sure to please everyone, and this recipe, in particular, is super easy to follow! You can serve these potatoes alongside pretty much anything, but we love them with meatballs and gravy.
It’s important to note that, for this recipe to go as smooth as possible, you will need a food mill or a potato ricer. You will also need a piping bag with a decorative tip so that you can make them look as good as they taste!
39. Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Brown butter, rosemary, and sweet potatoes – can you think of a better combination? Us neither! This casserole is full of flavor, has a wonderful texture, and works as a super comforting winter dish.
If you have a bit of extra time, we recommend that you make your own breadcrumbs. If you can do this using sourdough bread, you will really add something extra special to the dish! However, store-bought will work just fine if you don’t have the time.
40. Charred Sweet Potatoes With Hot Honey Butter And Lime
If you’re looking to try something a little different, we cannot recommend these charred sweet potatoes with hot honey butter and lime enough. The combination of hot sauce, butter, and honey make for a wonderfully spicy, creamy marinade that brings potatoes to life!
Despite how fancy it sounds, this recipe is actually super easy to make. In fact, the hot honey butter can be made up to one week in advance. Just make sure to cover it, chill it, and bring it to room temperature again before using.
41. Classic Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes
This list wouldn’t be complete without a classic thanksgiving sweet potato recipe. This recipe is our favorite because it calls for baking the sweet potatoes whole, which concentrates their flavor and sweetness.
The best thing about this dish is that you can really make it your own. Feel free to swap the maple syrup for brown sugar, or use chickpea liquid in place of the egg whites if you want a more vegan-friendly dish.
42. Guinness Beef Stew
So the potatoes might not be the main star of the show in this dish, however, they certainly do help make it special. If you’re looking for a heart-warming dish that will get you through the colder months, you should definitely check out this recipe.
The rich and savory flavors of this dish are just divine. The combination of Guinness, beef, fresh herbs, and humble veggies makes this the ultimate comfort meal! As a bonus, you can also cook this in an Instant Pot or slow cooker.
43. Aloo Palak (Sauteed Spinach And Potatoes)
If you’re looking for a way to get some extra vitamins, Aloo Palak is a great option. This dish is absolutely jam-packed full of flavor and goodness – you will be addicted in no time! It makes for a great side dish or main meal when paired with rice.
Although it might sound a little intimidating, this dish is so easy to make. It has quite a simple, basic makeup and takes just 35 minutes from start to finish! What more could you possibly ask for?
44. Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
If you’re looking for a spicy, sticky BBQ or party appetizer, these buffalo chicken potato skins might be perfect for you. They are crispy on the outside and packed with a cheesy hot buffalo chicken mixture. You can also opt to drizzle a blue cheese dressing on top!
As a bonus, there are very few steps to make these potato skins. They require 1 hour and 30 minutes to cook, however, the prep time should be just 15 minutes. We love serving these to guests as they are sure to please every single time!
45. Spanish Tortilla
Finally, we had to include this delightful Spanish tortilla recipe (also known as a Spanish omelet). This versatile dish can be served hot or cold, is great for most occasions, and is super easy to make!
This one-pot meal only takes 40 minutes to make and can serve up to 12 people! It is full of Spanish flavors and works so well as a tapas dish. However, we absolutely love using the leftovers for beach picnics or even work lunches!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Potatoes Last?
Generally, potatoes can last for a few months if stored in a cool, dark space, such as a pantry. Although, it’s important to note that if they are stored at room temperature, it is best to consume them within one or two weeks.
Once potatoes are cooked, you can refrigerate them for up to three days. Do not consume any cooked potatoes that have been refrigerated for any longer than three days, as they have likely gone off.
Can You Freeze Potatoes?
When raw, potatoes don’t freeze very well. For best results, you should cook the potatoes either partially or completely before freezing. If you do this, you should be able to keep potatoes in the freezer for up to three months.
Can I Store Potatoes In The Refrigerator?
Once cooked, absolutely.
However, raw potatoes don’t suit the environment of a refrigerator. In fact, putting potatoes in the fridge can increase the amount of sugar they contain. Make sure to keep potatoes in a cool and dry place, such as a pantry, for safety and longevity.
Potatoes have to be the most versatile and delicious ingredient in the world. We hope that our 45 favorite potato recipes inspired you to try something new in the kitchen!
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