25+ Ways to Cook Potatoes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

I am not sure we can ever quantify the number of ways to cook potatoes — there are just too many to count! Sure they’re a classic side dish (whether roasted, mashed, or baked), but they can also be transformed into velvety soups, cold salads, and hearty main dishes. Here are over 25 recipes that prove potatoes’ versatility.

Potato Sides

Perhaps where potatoes are their happiest are on the side of the plate to accompany whatever else you’re serving for dinner.

How to Make the Best Classic Potato Salad(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

Potato Salads

A potluck or barbecue wouldn’t be the same without a cold potato salad present, whether it’s a classic version that’s rich and creamy or a newfangled one studded with bacon.

5-Ingredient Family-Friendly Baked Potato Soup(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Potato Soups

Potatoes are the secret to the most velvety, creamy soups around, which is why they are always a crowd-pleaser.

Sheet Pan Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Potatoes(Image credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)

Potato Dinners

Making potatoes part of the main dish is never a bad idea, whether they’re roasted on a sheet pan with a protein or really holding their own in a casserole.