There's a reason potatoes are everyone's favorite side dish. These humble spuds are cheap, easy to cook, and, best of all, unbelievably versatile. It seems there's no end to all the ways we can transform them into a savory side the whole table is bound to love. We've shared a lot of potato recipes over the years — everything from classic mashed potatoes to seriously impressive Hasselbacks — and these are our 10 most popular.
When you're ready for a tender, creamy baked potato to turn into dinner now, there's no faster way to make it happen than the microwave. It takes only five minutes, which is just enough time to wrangle up everything you'll stuff inside.
Put in the time to bake potatoes in the oven and you're rewarded with soft, creamy flesh wrapped in the most irresistibly crispy skin.
Not only is your slow cooker the easiest way to bring mashed potatoes to the table, but you can also use it to keep this family favorite warm until dinner.
Of all the potato sides out there, this one looks the most impressive. Hasselbacks have the crispy edges of your favorite french fries, but with middles as creamy as mashed potatoes.
When I think of classic creamy mashed potatoes, this version fits the bill every time. The recipe calls for a ricer, which ensures super-fluffy potatoes without any lumps.
It's no surprise that sweet potato fries made it onto this list! What makes this version so special is the light coating of cornstarch to guarantee they get extra crispy in the oven.
A simple sheet pan hash is one of our favorite ways to turn sweet potatoes from side dish into the main course.
These herb-flecked roasted potatoes are a timeless classic that partner well with everything from a juicy steak to pork chops. They can also be the finishing touch that rounds out a bowl of soup or chili.
Regardless of the season, classic potato salad is a timeless side dish that's always welcome on the table.
The next time you forget about the side dish until the last minute, remember that your Instant Pot has your back. It makes whipping up a batch of creamy mashed potatoes a total breeze.