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Potato Side Dishes

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Looking for the perfect potato side dishes? I’ve rounded up some of the best recipes around!

Potatoes are delicious, easy to work with, and versatile. There are hundreds of ways to prepare them!

They’re delicious no matter how you serve them, which makes it tough to settle on just one variation.

That’s why today, I’m featuring 14 different recipes for potato side dishes. Sure, French fries are yummy, but there are other amazing ways to take potatoes to the next level.

From tots to wedges to casseroles, there’s a spud-tacular recipe to suit your fancy.

1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Smooth, velvety mashed potatoes are made even creamier with milk, sour cream, and butter. 

Mashed potatoes are an all-time favorite side dish. And for good reason! Savory, creamy, and fluffy potatoes are absolutely to die for.

Here’s a tip to the most buttery and flavorful mashed potatoes: use Yukon gold. Their ultra-creamy consistency makes them the perfect spud for this recipe.

 2. Scalloped Potatoes 

These paper-thin slices of Yukon gold potatoes drenched in a creamy sauce and baked until crisp and golden. These scalloped potatoes are a certified crowd-pleaser.

Incredibly tender, creamy, and easy to make, these potatoes are both holiday-worthy and weeknight-friendly.

Serve these potatoes on the side of pork, beef, chicken, or any other meaty dish for a sumptuous meal.

3. Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded with sour cream, cheese, and bacon, these twice-baked stuffed potatoes are the stuff of legends.

What’s not to love about these spuds? The potatoes are super fluffy and flavorful, and the toppings take them over the top.

I mean, how can you go wrong with potatoes, sour cream, cheese, and bacon? The sinful combination makes one stunning side dish. It’s the quintessential comfort food!

They’re baked twice, too – meaning they have double the flavor, double the fun.

4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes are great, but so are their sweeter cousins. In this next dish, I’m giving the much-deserved spotlight to sweet potatoes!

This side dish is perfect for fans of the sweet and salty flavor combo. More than that, these mashed sweet potatoes are also silky smooth, buttery, and sensational.

5. Roasted Red Potatoes

These roasted red potatoes taste amazing with any entrée. 

Roasting potatoes make their skin ultra crispy and their flesh super tender and fluffy. And the flavor? Insanely delicious, thanks to simple herbs and seasonings.

And best of all, this dish couldn’t be easier to make! There’s no peeling required, and the oven does most of the work.

6. Oven French Fries

Once you’ve tried these oven-baked fries, you’ll never go back to store-bought frozen fries ever again.

French fries are undeniably delicious. But they are notorious for being super unhealthy and a hassle to prepare. This recipe will surely change your mind.

First of all, these fries are packed with flavor. Thanks to Old Bay, barbeque seasoning, and your favorite spices, you’ll have the best-tasting fries ever.

There’s no need for frying to make crisp and tender golden fries. You can count on your trusty oven to get this done. 

This makes the whole process so much easier, and your fries a lot healthier! Goodbye, oil-frying. So long, extra grease!

7. Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Potatoes loaded with ranch butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, and bacon and then grilled to perfection? I’m in love.

This cheesy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and barbecues. Expect a hearty and soul-satisfying meal with these food pairings!

The great thing about this dish, apart from the outstanding flavor, is that it’s a snap to make. Because you’re grilling the spuds in foil, cleaning up is so easy!

8. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

This loaded baked potato salad gives a new spin on the well-loved classic.

Traditional potato salad is already pretty epic. But you know what will make it even more phenomenal? Sour cream, mayo, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Boy, this salad is loaded, indeed!

Whether you serve this dish warm or chilled, it will be a guaranteed hit!

9. Hasselback Potatoes

Cheesy potatoes topped with crisp and smoky bacon: these Hasselback potatoes are sure to disappear in minutes.

Aside from the lip-smacking flavor, texture plays a huge part in the greatness of this dish. The potatoes are sliced ever-so-thinly, creating these super crisp ridges once baked.

10. Zucchini Potato Bake  

This next recipe combines the goodness of potatoes and zucchini to make one stunning and nutritious side dish.

Crisp and tender vegetables and rich, creamy, and cheesy alfredo-like sauce make this side dish impossible to resist.

Don’t forget to garnish your casserole with oregano for maximum flavor.

11. Homemade Tater Tots

These tater tots are so stunning, they’ll give diners a run for their money.

They’re perfectly crisp and golden brown on the outside, and tender and fluffy on the inside. These tots are so delicious, you’ll never opt for store-bought frozen tots again.

Making tater tots for the first time? This recipe is the one for you. It’s incredibly easy and makes the most flavorful tots ever! 

12. Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

What’s better than a creamy bowl of mashed potatoes? A heavenly mashed potato casserole! This side dish takes a fresh riff on the beloved classic. And it is divine.

Mashed potatoes loaded with sour cream, butter, cream cheese, and bacon are baked to golden perfection. How can you not fall in love?

Plus, this recipe is fool-proof. Just throw all the ingredients in a casserole dish and pop it in the oven!

13. Baked Potato Wedges

These potato wedges are super crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. 

Coated with spices, seasonings, and parmesan cheese, these spuds are lip-smackingly delicious.

Best of all, they’re baked, not deep-fried. That means you can eat as you please without the extra grease and guilt.

14. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are a sure hit.

These aren’t your regular roasted potatoes. Smashing the spuds gives them a unique texture that you can’t achieve with any other cooking method.

It makes for a stunning look, to boot!

Golden spuds that are insanely crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside? I’ll have three servings, please!

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