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35 Best Christmas Potato Recipes for the Holidays

These Christmas potato recipes are so good, you should skip the cookies and leave potatoes out for Santa!

No holiday meal is complete without a mouth-watering potato side dish.

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These recipes include anything from classic cheesy potato casseroles to sweet potato creations and jazzed-up mashed potatoes.

The Christmas ham may take a backseat to these Christmas potato recipes. 

Whether you want something quick and easy, or a show-stopping potato masterpiece, these recipes are sure to impress. 

1. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

The humble loaded potato is always a crowd favorite, but they’re tedious and time-consuming.

By tossing all those delicious loaded potato ingredients in a casserole dish, you can make enough to feed everyone at Christmas dinner

The best part of this recipe is that it’s easy to whip up the night before and pop in the oven right before guests arrive. 

2. Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

If you have a pulse, you likely love mashed potatoes. A great way to jazz up this holiday classic is to amp up the cream! 

While it’s not exactly waist-line friendly, it’s ok. Calories don’t count on Christmas. 

The added cream cheese makes these mashed potatoes thick, creamy, and dreamlike.

With a touch of butter and garlic, they’ll soon be your go-to recipe for mashed potatoes. 

3. Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are the ultimate Christmas side dish because they’re creamy, starchy, and cheesy! 

Think of this scalloped potato casserole as the potato cousin of mac and cheese.

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They even get that crispy crust once baked in the oven. 

They earn their delightfully creamy consistency from whole milk, plenty of butter, and a cheesy topping of your choice. 

4. Lighthouse Inn Potatoes

If you grew up in New London, Connecticut, you’re likely already familiar with the Lighthouse Inn potatoes.

They hail from the Colonial Revival Hotel Inn. 

They’re cheesy, incredibly creamy, and boast a crunchy breadcrumb crust. 

They’re similar to the classic funeral potatoes (the classic recipe with a cornflake crust), with an elevated finish from grated Parmesan cheese. 

While the inn closed its doors in 2008, its famous potatoes will stand the test of time!

5. Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice-baked potatoes will always be a family favorite.

There’s something here for everyone with crispy bacon, sour cream, onion, and so much cheese. 

This recipe is a must-try to impress your guests around the Christmas table. 

It’s a little time-consuming but well worth the extra effort for a side dish that looks and tastes this good. 

6. Potatoes Au Gratin

Thinly-sliced potatoes, a creamy sauce, and tons of cheese hit the spot.

If you love spuds, you’ll adore this potatoes au gratin recipe. 

What I love most about this recipe is that it looks so pretty arranged on a plate.

Seriously, it resembles something out of a fancy restaurant. 

The addition of cheddar and gruyere cheese makes the flavors of this potato casserole leap off the plate. 

7. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The flavors of fragrant rosemary and scratchy potatoes are a match made in heaven. 

Opt for tri-colored baby potatoes to add a little holiday flair to your dinner table.

They’re a little more expensive but worth it for the final presentation. 

With robust rosemary, olive oil, and garlic, these potatoes go great with just about anything on your dinner table. 

8. Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is known for its amazing steaks, of course.

But no steakhouse is complete without a stunning potato dish. And this recipe delivers. 

This copycat recipe has everything. It’s sweet, salty, savory, creamy, and incredibly nutty, thanks to pecans. 

Even if you don’t like sweet potatoes, this modern take on a classic is worth a try.

It might convert you to a sweet potato addict!

9. Easy Cottage Potatoes

You probably know all about cottage potatoes if you hail from the south.

For the Yankees out there, let me introduce you to your new favorite potato dish. 

Cottage potatoes pair crisp veggies like onion and peppers in a rich, creamy sauce.

Before it hits the oven, it gets a crunchy crust made from cornflakes. 

It’s buttery, cheesy, crunchy, and 100 percent delicious. 

10. Ultra-Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are a big hit around my house for a good reason.

They’re hard to resist, with crispy, salty edges and tender insides. 

The best part of smashed potatoes is those crispy edges. This recipe takes that idea and turns up the crispy dial. 

The trick for ultra-crispy potatoes is to steam-dry them for at least 5 minutes before serving. 

11. Crispy Hasselback Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

If you want to elevate the dishes on your holiday table, Hasselback potatoes always impress. 

They’re thinly sliced and then stuffed with savory seasoning like rosemary and garlic that infuses every bite. 

While they look fancy, they’re deceptively easy to make if you have the time to dedicate to all that slicing.

Trust me, they’re worth the effort!

12. Garlic Parmesan Duchess Potatoes

Are you on the hunt for a great potato appetizer?

Nothing appeals to all senses more than these garlic parmesan duchess potatoes. 

They look like delectable macaroons that are creamy, buttery, crispy, and savory.

Perfectly seasoned with garlic and Parmesan, it’s hard to stop at just one.

They’re like mashed potatoes served as an appetizer. What’s not to love?

13. Mashed Potato Puffs

These delightful mashed potato puffs will give the dinner rolls at your table a run for their money. 

While they look tedious and complicated, they are so easy!

You can use leftover mashed potatoes or whip up a quick batch with cream, bacon, cheese, and chives. 

They crisp up like a dream in muffin tins with tender and creamy mashed potato insides.

They’re a great appetizer, side dish, or a way to use up mashed potatoes at the end of the night. 

14. TikTok Air Fryer Christmas Potato Trees

When a recipe goes viral on TikTok, you know it has to be good!

These TikTok Christmas trees capture everything I love about Christmas.

They’re festive, flavorful, and so very impressive. They are almost too pretty to eat!

They pair sliced russet potatoes with a dried seasoning blend with Parmesan cheese.

Fry them up in your handy dandy air fryer to make your life even easier. 

15. The Pioneer Woman’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Have a lot going on around the holidays and want to make your life a little easier?

This twice-baked potato casserole will save the day!

It’s a great recipe to prepare the night before and cook right before guests arrive. 

It pairs light and fluffy potatoes with all the twice-baked potato fixings like bacon, chives, and so much cheese. 

16. Dauphinoise Potatoes

Don’t worry, no one will ask you to pronounce Dauphinoise.

If anyone asks what this unique potato dish is called, say it’s fancy au gratin potatoes. Because that’s what they are!

This recipe incorporates thinly sliced potatoes in an amazingly creamy sauce with potent gruyere cheese. 

They’re insanely creamy, easy to whip up in a flash, and are sure to make everyone come back for seconds and thirds. 

17. Perfectly Roasted Christmas Potatoes

This simple recipe is a great side dish because it isn’t heavy on the seasoning.

It’s the perfect potato side dish with flavorful Christmas ham, and it looks incredible!

Slicing your russet potatoes thinly and roasting yields crispy outsides and tender insides.

They’re light, savory, and delicious with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. 

Think of this dish like smashed potatoes’ fancier cousin. 

18. Party Potatoes Deluxe

Party potatoes go by many names. Sometimes they’re called funeral potatoes.

I assume the name depends on the occasion. What I do know, however, is that it isn’t a family meal without this recipe. 

They’re sinfully rich and creamy thanks to cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. 

Place a crushed cornflake and butter mixture on top for crispiness. Be prepared to bring this recipe to dinner every year.

19. Duchess Potatoes

Duchess potatoes are always a big hit. They’re so pretty and are just as delicious as they look!

This recipe pairs simple mashed potatoes with lots of cream, butter, and just a hint of nutmeg. 

It makes a fantastic appetizer.

Or, you can make them a little larger to serve as a fantastic side dish that goes with just about anything!

20. Holiday Mashed Potatoes

What’s the difference between mashed potatoes and holiday mashed potatoes?

Lots and lots of cheese, of course!

These holiday mashed potatoes are insanely rich and delicious, thanks to a not-so-healthy portion of cream cheese. 

Adding cream cheese to your mashed potatoes makes them insanely creamy.

There’s just a hint of sweetness that pairs so well with fragrant seasoning. 

21. Holiday Smashed Potatoes

This holiday smashed potato casserole is sure to be a big hit at the dinner table.

It puts everything you love about smashed potatoes in an addictive casserole. 

This creamy potato casserole is slightly different because it incorporates crispy smashed potatoes (with the skins on) into the dish. 

It’s flavorful, easy to whip up in a flash, and the perfect balance between creamy and crispy. 

22. Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

If anyone knows their potatoes, it’s the Irish!

Colcannon is a classic Irish potato dish that pairs creamy mashed potatoes with cabbage, leeks, kale, or spinach.

It’s a great way to combine your greens and potato dish all in one. 

23. Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

These cheesy bacon ranch potatoes are picky eater-approved. 

They contain smoky bacon, tender russet potatoes, cheese, and ranch seasoning in a casserole dish. 

It comes together in just over an hour, and it’s sure to be a new family favorite this holiday season. 

24. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

The day I tried whipped sweet potatoes, my life has never been the same. 

They’re so incredibly light and fluffy, with subtle notes of buttery, nutty, and savory flavors. 

This recipe checks all the potato boxes and looks tantalizingly tasty on the dinner table.

It comes together in under 30 minutes. 

25. Easy Fondant Potatoes

Fondant potatoes look like something from a fancy restaurant, but they are easier than you think. 

The rich chicken stock and herbed butter sauce give these fondant potatoes unique flavors. 

They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and look so pretty. 

26. Instant Pot Fancy Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are great, but they take a long time to boil.

Let your Instant Pot do all the heavy lifting with these fancy mashed potatoes!

They’re vibrant and indulgent with cream cheese, sour cream, and Colby Jack cheese. 

These amazingly creamy potatoes come together in just 20 minutes when cooked in the Instant Pot

27. Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

There are few potato recipes as rich and indulgent as this duck fat roasted potato recipe. 

Adding duck fat to roasted potatoes helps crisp the edges like a dream and yields rich, smoky flavors.

It’ll give the butter a run for its money. 

Pair them with aromatic herbs, and serve with the holiday classics. 

28. Garlic Potato Christmas Trees

These garlic potato Christmas trees look more like tropical snowmen than Christmas trees. 

What I do know, however, is that they look so festive and pretty on the dinner table. 

The recipe pairs garlic and rosemary flavors with tender baby (or new) potatoes. 

29. Holiday Potato Salad

Do you miss the summer flavors of potato salad?

If you have a potato salad hole in your heart this holiday season, this dish is worth checking out. 

It earns its delightful red coloring thanks to an infusion of carrots and beets.

While it provides it with its seasonal coloring, it also adds bright and slightly sweet flavors to this addictive dinner dish. 

If you want to switch up your potato game this Christmas, this recipe is worth a try!

30. Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

If you have too many leftover mashed potatoes, these mashed potato cakes are a great way to use them up.

They have crispy edges with cheesy and fluffy insides that demand a genius dollop of sour cream and fresh chives. 

Make them as leftovers the following day, or serve them as a cheesy and fantastic side dish. 

31. Ultimate Volcano Potatoes

Volcano potatoes are sure to get everyone talking this holiday season.

They have a similar flavor as a twice-baked potato but with a fancier presentation. 

They pair bacon (everyone’s favorite!) with cheese, sour cream, BBQ sauce, spices, and hot sauce

Look no further if you’re on the hunt for a show-stopping appetizer!

32. Easy Creamy Cheesy Potato Bake

The name says it all! 

It’s cheesy. It’s creamy. And yes, it’s so incredibly easy.

It’s one of those side dishes you dump into a casserole dish and let the oven do all the heavy lifting. 

You add simple ingredients like potatoes, cream, cheese, and spices into a casserole dish. Then, just bake it and serve it.

33. Garlic Bread Roasted Potatoes

The words garlic bread and potatoes are some of my favorite words.

When these two dinnertime stables combine their powers, the flavors are out of this world. 

It pairs tender Yukon gold or red-skinned potatoes with all the garlicky and buttery goodness of garlic bread. 

Be warned, these potatoes pack a strong garlic punch!

34. Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

If you have family from out of town, these Parmesan breakfast potatoes complement all breakfast foods. 

They’re crisp, tender, and fragrant, and come together in 15 minutes. 

Pair them with simple breakfast staples like bacon and eggs, and your family will rave over your fantastic breakfast spread. 

35. Potato Roses

A fancy holiday meal demands an equally fancy potato dish. 

These potato roses are a little finicky to get right, but they are well worth the extra effort. 

They look spectacular (get ready for all the oohs and ahhs) and taste as good as they look. 

35 Best Christmas Potato Recipes for the Holidays

Make the holidays even brighter with these Christmas potato recipes! From mashed to scalloped to twice-baked, you’ll want to try all of these dishes.


  • Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

  • Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

  • Scalloped Potatoes

  • Lighthouse Inn Potatoes

  • Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Potatoes Au Gratin

  • Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

  • Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Easy Cottage Potatoes

  • Ultra-Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • Crispy Hasselback Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

  • Garlic Parmesan Duchess Potatoes

  • Mashed Potato Puffs

  • TikTok Air Fryer Christmas Potato Trees

  • The Pioneer Woman’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

  • Dauphinoise Potatoes

  • Perfectly Roasted Christmas Potatoes

  • Party Potatoes Deluxe

  • Duchess Potatoes

  • Holiday Mashed Potatoes

  • Holiday Smashed Potatoes

  • Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

  • Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes

  • Easy Fondant Potatoes

  • Instant Pot Fancy Potatoes

  • Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

  • Garlic Potato Christmas Trees

  • Holiday Potato Salad

  • Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

  • Ultimate Volcano Potatoes

  • Easy Creamy Cheesy Potato Bake

  • Garlic Bread Roasted Potatoes

  • Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

  • Potato Roses


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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