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I could eat potatoes every day for the rest of my life. At their core these spuds are so humble, but with a little finesse, they suddenly blossom into a comforting starchy side which turns out to the best thing on the plate (no offense to the main dish!)
And I’m not alone. Turns out we all pretty much feel the same way and these recipes — over 55 of our best potato sides — prove that you really can eat potatoes almost every way.
Roasted and Baked Potatoes
What’s not to love about potato that get so crackly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the outside when thrown into a screaming-hot oven? No, we’re seriously asking, It’s indisputably just about the most hands-off way to prepare them.
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Greek Lemon Potatoes
These potatoes boast browned crispy edges and insides so moist they'll melt in your mouth. One surprising ingredient makes them the best you'll ever have. Go to Recipe
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Baked Potato Bar
Whether cobbled together from leftovers in the fridge for a weeknight dinner, or served as an over-the-top spread for a party, a baked potato bar is always a crowd pleaser.Go to Recipe
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Hasselback potatoes are sliced into thin wedges but left joined at the bottom, then baked until the layers fan out into crispy rounds.Go to Recipe
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Thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes are soaked, seasoned, and formed into decorative roses for an easy-yet-impressive side. Go to Recipe
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Rainbow Potato Stacks
These cheesy stacks call for a combination of orange and purple sweet potatoes, as well as regular russet potatoes, for one colorful side dish.Go to Recipe
It doesn’t get any more classic than mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. Though we celebrate with them on just another Tuesday, too.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes
If you're looking for a seriously impressive way to upgrade your basic mashed potatoes, take inspiration from loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings. Go to Recipe
These recipes show how brilliant, time and again, the pay-off is when you combine potatoes with cheese, cream, or some decadent combination of both.
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Au Gratin Potatoes
Au gratin potatoes are one of the greatest casseroles of all time. Tender, fluffy potatoes are bathed in a rich and creamy cheese sauce, then baked in a hot oven until bubbly and crisp. Go to Recipe
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French-style Chantilly potatoes are the ultimate fast and fancy side dish. The addition of whipped cream makes them extra light and fluffy. Go to Recipe
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French Onion Domino Potatoes Go to Recipe
Casserole adjacent is this tart-like potato flatbread that's as equally delicious served as an appetizer as it is served next to charred steak or tender roast chicken.
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Cheesy Skillet Domino Potatoes
Thin slices of potatoes are doused in a cheese-bolstered cream mixture and baked in a skillet until it becomes a crispy and tender gratin-like dish that everyone will love.Go to Recipe
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An easy homemade version of the classic comforting side dish, in which tender boiled potatoes are tossed in a creamy cheese sauce and baked until warm and bubbling. Go to Recipe
White spuds shouldn’t have all the fun. Orange-hued sweet potatoes most definitely have our hearts, too.
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Candied Sweet Potatoes
To further amp up the sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes, these spuds are bathed in a buttery brown sugar glaze that leaves them with a glossy sheen.Go to Recipe
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Sweet Potato Salad
The classic potato salad is a staple of summertime meals and picnics, so why not lighten things up a bit and try this version of sweet potato salad.Go to Recipe
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The Best Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot sweet potatoes cook up with irresistibly tender, creamy centers, and pressure cooking them takes half as much time as baking them in the oven. Here's everything you need to know about making them. Go to Recipe