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