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35 Potato Recipes Everyone Will Love

These potato recipes are comfort food at its finest. I mean, is there anything better than a potato?

And while mashed potatoes are great, there are so many ways to get creative with spuds!

From bone-warming soups to cheesy casseroles and sides, potatoes are the real star of mealtime.

Stuffed Cheese Hasselback Potatoes
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And to be honest, it’s hard to choose just one.

So, I’ve gathered 35 of my favorite easy potato recipes. Trust me, you’ll want to try them all!

Potato Recipes for Breakfast

Cheesy and Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

1. Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

Cracker Barrel is known for its comfort food, and nothing is more comforting on a Sunday morning than this sensational hash brown casserole. 

Full disclosure: this isn’t healthy. It’s loaded with cream of chicken soup, butter, and cheese, along with the potatoes, of course. 

But then, that’s how you know it’s gonna taste good, right?

Potatoes with  eggs, potatoes, bacon, and cheese in a skillet.
Source: Cafedelites.com

2. Cheesy Bacon and Egg Hash (Breakfast Skillet)

You can’t go wrong with eggs, potatoes, bacon, and cheese, especially when they’re all cooked in the same pan!

A skillet is ideal for this since it will help your potatoes form a gorgeous golden crust.

If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, put one on your birthday/Christmas list and just make this in the oven for now. 

Diced potatoes sautéed with red pepper and onion on a skillet.

3. Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

This dish is similar to the above recipe.

The difference is, it has red pepper and onion for added flavor, plus garlic powder, parsley, rosemary, and smoked paprika. 

Since fresh parmesan is so strong, you won’t need too much over the top, making it a great alternative if you’re trying to cut down on calories. 

Potato frittata onions, peppers, spinach, and Gouda cheese on a caking dish.

4. Sweet Potato Frittata

A frittata is like a fast quiche cooked and served in a skillet and doesn’t have a pie crust.

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They’re pretty easy to throw together, and this recipe is particularly filling due to the sweet potato in the mix.

Between the onions, peppers, spinach, and Gouda cheese, this is a salty and savory treat to start your day off right. 

Bunch of crunchy potato croquettes on a plate.
Source: Jocooks.com

5. Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes are delightful mashed potato balls that are insanely addictive. 

With a savory bacon and cheese filling and a crunchy fried exterior, they’re heavenly. Just make sure you make a big batch because they go quickly. 

All that’s missing is a creamy dipping sauce!

Potato Soup Recipes

A bowl of Potato Soup with Bacon and cheese.

6. Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup

This soup is so creamy and substantial, and better yet, needs just 10 minutes of prep!

It really is as simple as tossing everything in your slow cooker and letting it cook.

Toward the end of the 5 hours, you’ll add cream cheese for a silky smooth finish. 

Just remember to chop up your cream cheese, so it melts faster. 

Sweet Potato Soup with Croutons in a Ceramic Bowl

7. Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato soup tastes like autumn in a bowl. I mean, just look at those vibrant fall colors! 

Sweet potatoes and tart apples bring on the sweetness while warming spices and red lentils make it savory. 

Next time you make grilled cheese, ditch the tomato soup and try this tasty soup instead.

Potato soup garnished with leeks served on a uniquely shaped white ceramic bowls.
Source: Onceuponachef.com

8. Potato Leek Soup

This is one of my favorite soups of all time! The combination is so simple but effective, and it’s incredible with a crusty piece of buttered bread.

I find chicken broth adds just the right seasoning to the mix, but you can use vegetable if you want to make it vegetarian-friendly.

Potato Recipes for Dinner

Ham and potato casserole in a white dish scooped with a spoon.

9. Ham and Potato Casserole

When I think of hearty comfort food, this ham and potato casserole immediately comes to mind. 

Savory potatoes paired with smokey ham and cheese in a white sauce are to die for. 

It’s classic comfort food, but comes together in a flash. Perfect for those hectic weeknights.

Top view of tater tot ground beef casserole on a white baking dish.

10. Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

I’m sure you still have a bag of tots at the back of your freezer – don’t we all?

Well, it’s time to pull them out and make this nostalgic potato dish that the kids and grown-ups will go crazy for. 

It’s cheesy, meaty, and everything you want in a tasty weeknight casserole dish.

Crispy shredded sweet potatoes, leafy greens, eggs and feta cheese cooked in a skillet.
Source: Acouplecooks.com

11. Sweet Potato Dinner Skillet

Who said hash browns are just for breakfast?

When you need a fast and tasty dinner, I say there’s nothing better than a skillet full of crunchy sweet potatoes, greens, and eggs. 

Rather than heaps of cheddar cheese, this recipe calls for feta, which adds such a nice, creamy finish to the dish.

I also scattered some chopped green onions over the top, too.

Bowl of Chicken Gnocchi Soup with wooden spoon.

12. Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Gnocchi is a terrific pasta alternative that will add so much fabulous texture to your dish.

These little potato pillows will melt in your mouth and keep you full all day long. 

When served in this creamy soup, this is almost like a bowl of chicken and dumplings – only lighter. 

Potato Side Dish Recipes

Scalloped Potatoes on a baking dish.

13. Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

It might just be a simple layering of potatoes, onions, cheese, butter, and milk. But it’s truly a potato side dish sent from heaven.

The great thing about this recipe is that you won’t need to make a separate sauce.

Once it’s layered right, it will cook and thicken in the oven, saving you time and dishes!

Hasselback potatoes topped with bacon bits and cream on a sheet pan.
Source: Dinneratthezoo.com

14. Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

Hasselback potatoes were first made in Sweden back in the 1950s.

Since then, they’ve popped up all over, and there are so many unique varieties. 

The trick is to use Russet potatoes and cut and cook them with a touch of oil before adding any fun extras.

They’re so tasty with bacon, or a simple addition of garlic, rosemary, and butter.

Bunch of baked potato wedges on a skillet.

15. Oven-Baked Potato Wedges

Wedges are such a great French fries alternative, and they have a much heartier feel to them.

They’re lovely and crisp on the edges with plenty of tender potatoes in the middle. 

And with a dash of onion powder, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and olive oil, they’re perfect.

Whole potato casserole on a baking dish.
Source: Cooktoria.com

16. Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Twice-baked potatoes are delicious, although a little time-consuming. This twice-baked potato captures the flavor without any of the fuss. 

And you don’t need a long list of ingredients to pull off this family favorite. Potatoes, cheese, and a few pantry staples are all you need. 

It’s oh-so-creamy, and a great way to jazz up your potato game.

Sweet potato fried dipped on a mayo sauce.

17. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are a great alternative to French fries because they’re a little healthier.

They crisp up in the oven and have a little more sweetness than your average spud.

But the best part is pairing them with a good dip. Sure, ketchup works, but you can opt for sweet dips like honey!

A serving of potato casserole with crumbly toppings on a black plate.

18. Lighthouse Inn Potatoes Copycat Recipe

If you’ve ever been to Connecticut, you may have heard of the Lighthouse Inn.

And if you heard of the Inn, you must have heard of these sensational potatoes. 

Between the tender potatoes, creamy sauce, and crunchy cheesy topping, these are pretty close to perfect. 

Potato Recipes From Around the World

A bowl of Mashed Potatoes with mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage, greens and bacon topped with melted butter.

19. Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

If you’ve ever thought mash was a little bland, or if you’ve ever made way too much and can’t face another dinner with plain old mashed potatoes – this one’s for you!

Colcannon is mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage, greens, and sometimes bacon, too!

In England, they call it bubble and squeak. Either way, it’s pretty amazing.

A spoon full of sliced roasted potatoes seasoned with herbs.
Source: Theanthonykitchen.com

20. Lyonnaise Potatoes

You’ll need to par-boil your potatoes for this dish so that they can be finished in the pan.

It’s an extra step, but it’s so worth it in the end!

Once they’re tender, they get finished in the skillet until golden brown and crisp.

Layer some onions, garlic, and butter over the top, and let the flavors infuse. 

Potato wedges with lemon slices seasoned with herbs and spices on a parchment paper,
Source: Recipetineats.com

21. Greek Lemon Potatoes

This recipe calls for lemon juice, salt, pepper, chicken stock, and garlic – lots and lots of garlic.

You’ll braise your potatoes in the ingredients mentioned above until they’re fork-tender.

To achieve that crunchy exterior, you’ll then roast them on a separate tray until golden. 

Top view of a whole serving of potatoes au gratin on a skillet.
Source: Flourishingfoodie.com

22. Potatoes Au Gratin

This isn’t your grandma’s potatoes au gratin recipe. You are in for a real treat with this recipe!

It pairs crispy Parmesan cheese with fragrant gruyere in an indulgent cream sauce. 

Look how pretty it is! This Thanksgiving side dish will likely steal the show.

Potato salad with  creamy red potatoes, bacon, and red onion.
Source: Cookingclassy.com

23. German Potato Salad

Unlike the potato salad you and I are used to, the Germans do it a little differently. 

First, it’s full of creamy red potatoes, bacon, and red onion, making it salty and peppery. 

But it’s the tangy dressing that I love the most. If you want something a little less mayo-centric, you’ll have to try this one.

Potato pancakes topped with sour cream on a cooling rack.
Source: Thekitchn.com

24. Classic Latkes

Latkes are a type of potato pancake, usually made with milk, eggs, and matzo meal.

They’re fried in hot oil until wonderfully crisp and impossible to resist. 

These get most of their amazing flavor from the use of chicken schmaltz, which is rendered chicken fat that is sometimes flavored with onion. 

Bowl of aloo gobi made with seasoned potato and cauliflower.
Source: Indianhealthyrecipes.com

25. Aloo Gobi

Literally translated to potato and cauliflower, respectively, this spiced fried dish is something you’ll want at your next Indian feast. 

It’s fantastic as a stand-alone vegetarian dish or will work wonders as a side to your curry or Tandoori chicken. 

Classic Potato Recipes

Sweet potato casserole in a white dish with crumbly toppings.

26. Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s a holiday staple dish, but there’s nothing saying you can’t serve up a sweet potato casserole on a random Wednesday night. 

This recipe is especially indulgent, incorporating evaporated milk, cinnamon, and buttery pecans to the mix.

A portion of Crispy garlic butter parmesan smashed potatoes on a pan.
Source: Cafedelites.com

27. Crispy Garlic Butter Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are probably my favorite way to serve up my spuds. It’s so quick and easy but looks deceptively fancy. 

They’re crispy and crunchy on the outside with tender mashed potato-like insides. 

And don’t forget about that garlic butter Parmesan sauce! It’s so delicious I could take a bath in it (but I won’t.).

Top view of mashed sweet potatoes on a bowl.

28. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

I’ve known a few picky eaters in my day, but none of them have ever said no to my whipped sweet potatoes. 

This easy potato recipe comes together in a flash. It is sweet, savory, and tastes like eating a potato cloud.

Top tip: make extra to mash and freeze. You can then pull it out when you’re having a busy day or even use it to make a sweet potato pie at the last minute!

Potato skins stuffed with creamy filling topped with sour cream and chopped onion leaves.
Source: Tamingtwins.com

29. Loaded Potato Skins

These loaded potato skins are the perfect party appetizer. Whether serving up on gameday or a Tuesday night, they’re sure to please. 

The insides are so rich and creamy thanks to cream cheese and a meaty boost from mushrooms. 

Top them with sour cream and freshly chopped green onions and watch them disappear.

Bunch of Cajun Seasoned Fries on a brown parchment paper.

30. Wingstop Fries Copycat Recipe

It’s weird to see sugar on the list of ingredients for French fries, but you have to trust the process!

For the best-ever fries, be sure to cut them evenly and try soaking for a few hours in water.

This will help remove some of the starch to end up crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. 

A serving of shepherd's pie with cheesy toppings.
Source: Onehappyhousewife.com

31. Shepherd’s Pie

I grew up eating shepherd’s pie, and it’s something I crave as soon as there’s a chill in the air.

This quick version needs just a handful of ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep time.

You can have this bubbling on the table in just half an hour when you use a frozen veggie blend and a jar of sofrito!

A bunch of thinly sliced potato chips on a bowl.
Source: Bowlofdelicious.com

32. Homemade Potato Chips

Potato chips are so hard to resist! But when you get that craving, why not try making your own?

Don’t worry: no deep fryer needed!

These are oven-baked and truly to die for.

I love the simple oil and salt flavoring, but you could just as easily toss them in a little ranch dry mix.

Homemade Creamy Red Potato Salad with Dill, Onion and Celery

33. Red Potato Salad

In a world of potato salad recipes, this red potato salad is my all-time favorite. 

And for good reason! It pairs rich and buttery red potatoes in a vibrant vinaigrette. 

But what I love most about this recipe is the secret ingredients: pickles and fresh dill! It’s perfect for summer.

Roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic, fresh herbs, and almonds,
Source: Yes-moreplease.com

34. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Looking for something a little more fancy and elevated for dinner? Enter roasted fingerling potatoes. 

When roasted, fingerling potatoes are waxy and buttery and melt in your mouth. 

But the real star of this show is that sauce. With garlic, fresh herbs, and almonds, it’s sure to be a new family favorite.

Cheesy potato casserole on a baking dish garnished with chopped green onions.

35. Cheesy Potato Casserole

Also known as funeral potatoes, you are likely no stranger to this dish if you’re from Middle America. 

It pairs shredded potatoes in an insanely rich sauce made from sour cream, condensed cream of chicken soup, and cheese. 

But the real star of the show is the buttery cornflake crust on top!

35 Best Potato Recipes

Course: SidesCuisine: American
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

40

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

5

minutes
Calories

555

kcal

Cheesy Hasselback potatoes are as delicious as they are pretty. Sliced thinly, every inch of these potatoes gets the bacon and cheese treatment.

Ingredients

  • 6 Russet potatoes

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 8 slices thin cut cheddar cheese cut into 1-inch squares

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 1/3 cup  sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons green onions

  • cooking spray

  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil. Then spray the foil with cooking spray.
  • Place two chopsticks on a cutting board, and place a potato in between. Cut 1/4-inch slices into the potato, stopping at the chopsticks. (Do not cut all the way through).
  • Repeat with the rest of the potatoes. Then, arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Whisk butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and butter in a small bowl.
  •  Brush the butter mixture over the potatoes. Be sure to get the mixture into all of the slices.
  • Place the potatoes in the preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are fork-tender, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place pre-cut cheese slices in between each slice of the potatoes. Then, place the potatoes back in the oven to bake for 3-5 minutes.
  • Garnish the potatoes with sour cream, bacon, and green onions. Serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • The chopsticks work as a guide to prevent you from cutting through the potato. If you don’t have chopsticks, wooden spoons work, too.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 555kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Sodium: 987mg
  • Potassium: 1006mg
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Calcium: 310mg
  • Iron: 2mg
Potato Recipes

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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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