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25 Potato Side Dishes (+ Easy Recipes)

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

Because potatoes are delicious, easy to work with, and versatile. And luckily, there are hundreds of ways to prepare them!

Homemade Tater Tot Casserole
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Potatoes are delicious no matter how you serve them.

From a simple microwave baked potato to a plate full of salty fries, I don’t know many people who would say no.

Which makes it tough to settle on just one variation.

That’s why today, I’m featuring 25 different recipes for potato side dishes. So no matter the craving, I’m sure there’s a spud-tacular recipe to suit your fancy.

Potato Side Dish Recipes

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.

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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! 

I recommend making a big batch. That way, you can use them as a side, or in this tasty tater tot casserole.

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!

15. Irish Mashed Potatoes

If you like your mashed potatoes to be ridiculously buttery, you have to try colcannon.

Turns out, the Irish version of the classic side dish is 10 times better, and it’s all because of butter.

These mashed potatoes are insane!

Mashed with half-and-half and lots of butter, they’re extremely creamy, fluffy, and addictive.

16. Mashed Potato Cakes

Got leftover mashed potatoes? Repurpose them in the best way possible by making these mashed potato cakes.

These cakes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. 

The mashed potato filling is mixed with shredded cheddar for extra oomph. It’s potato heaven in every bite!

Serve these savory cakes with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onions for the perfect finish.

17. Baked Potato Skins

The thought of potato skins gives me so much joy. Whenever I see it on the menu of a restaurant, I make it a point to order.

More often than not, though, I get disappointed with the limited toppings on my potato skins. I want them overflowing with cheeses and bacon and all that good stuff!

The only way I can get what I want (and at the fraction of the cost, may I add) is if I make them at home. 

With this recipe, I can have all the mega-loaded potato skins my heart can ask for, any time, any day.

18. Potato Pierogi

To the non-versed, pierogi are Eastern European dumplings with either sweet or savory fillings.

These pierogi are filled with a mixture of mashed potatoes and cheese. But that’s not all.

The dumplings are tossed in butter and bacon, creating a decadent side dish you’ll want for days.

Serve these pierogi with sour cream for the ultimate European comfort food.

19. Sweet Potato Wedges

While I do love potato wedges, I must say I am more partial to sweet potatoes. As someone who loves sweet and salty food combos, this side dish is simply irresistible.

They’re crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Best of all, they have the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

Also, the fact that these spuds are baked, not fried, makes them a healthy choice. 

20. Funeral Potatoes

This dish doesn’t have the most enticing name, but it’s definitely a winner. 

Funeral potatoes are a timeless classic! It’s a hash brown casserole that’s loaded with sour cream, cheese, and a crunchy cornflake topping.

There doesn’t have to be a funeral for you to make or eat it. Funeral potatoes are ideal for holidays, potlucks, and any occasion!

21. Roasted Baby Potatoes

Baby potatoes are bathed with olive oil, herbs, and seasonings and baked in the oven. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfect in every bite.

The thing I love about baby potatoes is that they’re so effortless to cook. You don’t need to peel them or slice them. Just give them a good rinse and they’re ready to go!

This recipe, for instance, only needs 3 minutes of prep. That has to be a record, amirite?

22. Air Fryer Potato Wedges

If you own an air fryer, I highly recommend you use them to make potato wedges. 

Sure, you can fry potato wedges in oil. But it just makes the spuds too greasy!

And yeah, the oven works, too. But with the air fryer, you’ll get the same results but at a fraction of the time.

But don’t take my word for it. Let this recipe prove my point.

23. Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tots are terrific by themselves. But they taste 10 times better when you combine them with other ingredients.

In this casserole, tater tots get mixed with ground beef, cheese, vegetables, and a ridiculously creamy sauce. 

All those elements get baked in the oven, creating the most addictive casserole. You’re welcome. 

24. Sweet Potato Casserole

If you’re looking for a side dish for your Thanksgiving party, I can’ think of a better one than this. Sweet potato casserole is an all-time favorite, and for good reason.

It’s sweet, buttery, and topped with a crumbly streusel to boot. The flavor is great, but the textural contrast between the crunchy streusel and silky potatoes is immaculate.

25. Amish Potato Salad

Trust the Amish to make the most hearty and sensational guilty pleasures! 

The Amish potato salad combines potatoes, carrots, celery, and hard-boiled eggs for a side dish you won’t soon forget.

The ingredients get tossed in an outrageously creamy dressing so good it’ll make your heart skip a beat. 

It may be a side dish, but it’s definitely a show-stopper. 

25 Potato Sides For Your Next Dinner

Looking for the perfect potato side dishes? From tots to wedges to casseroles, these 25 recipes take spuds to a new level!


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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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