40+ Essential Potato Recipes We Can Always Rely On

Potatoes, in all their many varieties, are the real workhorses of the vegetable world. These humble spuds are cheap and their versatility is unmatched. There’s almost nothing potatoes can’t do: Roast, mash, bake, or grill them, and you can be sure you’ve got a side dish the whole table will enjoy. But don’t stop there, because potatoes also have what it takes to stand on their own as dinner in the form of a comforting pot of soup, casserole, tray of nachos, taco filling, and so much more.

Ready for some inspiration to cook up those potatoes that have been hanging out in your kitchen? We’re sharing more than 40 of our best potato recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

Roasted Potato Recipes

You can never go wrong with roasted potatoes as a side dish. Those crisp, caramelized edges are impossibly delicious and totally irresistible. Plus, they go with almost everything. And after getting the basics down, you’ll barely need to glance at the recipe.

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Garlic Butter Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are pretty great, but these garlic butter roasted potatoes are even better.

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Crash Hot Potatoes

Crash hot potatoes are like a cross between a fluffy baked potato and a greasy, golden french fry. You get all the creamy, buttery goodness of a baked tater, packaged in a super-crispy, crackly shell that’s glistening with oil and sparkling with salt.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

In the hierarchy of all the ways to cook a sweet potato, you simply cannot beat perfectly roasted cubes with well-browned, caramelized edges that crackle when you bite through the surface into the creamy center.

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Parmesan Pesto Roasted Potatoes

This is a pasta-lover’s potato: rich in garlicky, herby flavor and packed with cheese, with all the crispy goodness of the best roasted potatoes.

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Thick rounds of sweet potato are seasoned, smashed, and roasted, creating crispy-edged medallions with creamy, tender centers.

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Mashed Potato Recipes

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple for many, but I urge you not to reserve them for the holiday alone. This indulgent side deserves a spot on your dinner table all throughout the year.

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Classic Mashed Potatoes

When what you’re craving is the comfort of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes, this is foolproof method delivers.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

When time is ticking, your Instant Pot is the answer creamy, tender mashed potatoes any night of the week.

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

The slow cooker is quite possibly the easiest way to make mashed potatoes. Plus it keeps them warm until your ready to serve.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

For a creamier, more flavorful result the potatoes are simmered in a bath of nutty brown butter and milk, then mashed and mixed with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Quick Potato Recipes

The catch with a lot of potato recipes is that while they might be incredibly easy to make, they come with a long cook time. This lineup, on the other hand, includes some of the quickest-cooking potato recipes we know, including sides, soups, and one-pot dinners.

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Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

Forget the oven! Instant Pot “baked” potatoes cook in a fraction of the time and have the same crave-worthy tender, ultra-creamy center.

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5-Ingredient Baked Potato Soup

Spoiler: No baked potatoes are required for this soup. Just one freezer shortcut will get you from done to devoured in less than 30 minutes!

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Sweet Potato Curry

This quick Thai-inspired red curry is filled with sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and baby spinach that’s made creamy with coconut milk.

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3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes

Thick chunks of red potatoes are tossed with a generous dusting of garlic powder, then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon before they hit the table. It’s the answer for a quick side that pairs with anything.

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Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet

With crumbled sausage and creamy potatoes at the helm, this skillet is rooted in hearty, wholesome comfort and balanced by a light, bright twist from a handful of fresh herbs and a generous squeeze of lemon.

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How To Bake a Potato in the Microwave

If you need dinner on the table with zero delays, then a microwaved baked potato is pretty much an ideal solution. Here’s the best way to do it.

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3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes

Not only do these potatoes have the ultra-crispy, crackly edges you love, but they also have a little added tang and go with everything.

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Easy, Creamy Instant Pot Potato Soup

A duo of milk and cream cheese give this Instant Pot potato soup an irresistible thick and creamy texture, while bacon adds a gentle smoky aroma.

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Vegetable Breakfast Hash

This wholesome hash is a great way to start the morning with a dose of veggies, though it’s truly a welcome meal any time of day.

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Easy Grilled Sweet Potatoes

This is the quickest sweet potato side I know. And after just 10 minutes on the grill they’ll be sweet and tender with a hint of smokiness from the flames.

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Vegetarian Potato Main Dish Recipes

Let’s not forget that potatoes are capable of being more than just a side dish to your meal. Whether you stuff them or turn them into patties, potatoes — particularly sweet potatoes — have big potential to be the main attraction.

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5-Ingredient Enchilada Casserole

With a smart grocery list in hand, you can make easy enchiladas with just five ingredients and no tortilla rolling required.

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Sweet Potato Fajitas

These fajitas have roasted sweet potatoes seasoned with cumin and smoked paprika. Stuff them into tortillas and drizzle with a tangy crema.

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Sweet Potatoes with Chickpea Tomato Sauce

Both the potatoes and warm-spiced chickpea filling can be prepped in advance, so you just have a few minutes of reheating when dinnertime rolls around.

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Fancy Potato Recipes

Add some butter or cream (and take some inspiration from the French) and potatoes can become a totally impressive side.

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Dauphinoise Potatoes

A classic French side dish made with slices potatoes, heavy cream, and Gruyère cheese.

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Fondant Potatoes

An easy, impressive recipe for restaurant-quality fondant potatoes made with just five staple ingredients.

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Chantilly Potatoes

French-style Chantilly potatoes are the ultimate fast and fancy side dish. The addition of whipped cream makes them extra light and fluffy.

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Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe

Thinly-sliced potatoes are cooked until tender, with buttery, crisp edges, then tossed with rich strands of caramelized onions.

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French-Inspired Potato Salad

An easy recipe for a mayo-free potato salad that’s light and tangy thanks to Dijon mustard and fresh herbs.

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Pommes Persillade

Crispy diced potatoes tossed in melted butter, garlic, and parsley is the ultimate side dish.

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