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30 Best Recipes with Yukon Gold Potatoes

If you’re on the hunt for something tasty for dinner tonight, check out 30 of my favorite recipes with Yukon gold potatoes

From hearty casseroles and yummy sides to a few exotic potato recipes, these are too good to miss!

Bowl of Baked Yukon Gold Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary
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We’ll cover all the basics, including French fries, hash, and potato soup. But then we’ll also dig into some lesser-known potato dishes that deserve to be center stage.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, this list of recipes with Yukon gold potatoes probably has it.

And if you only make one, try the Lebanese spicy potatoes. You won’t regret it!

30 Easy Recipes Using Yukon Gold Potatoes

1. Shepherd’s Pie

With a layer of luscious mashed potatoes above a dense, hearty filling, Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food.

If you’ve tried it, you already know how amazing it is. If you haven’t, think of it like a pot pie on steroids. 

It’s a savory meal that even the hardest-working cowboys will love. (Fortunately, city slickers can enjoy it, too.)

2. Cheesy Ham And Potato Casserole

Believe it or not, this simple-to-make breakfast casserole uses only seven ingredients.

And while it takes about 90 minutes to prepare and cook, only 10 minutes is hands-on prep work. 

It’s supremely cheesy, gloriously buttery, and downright decadent.

That said, it’s probably not the best option if you want to start your morning light. But if you want to start your morning right, I highly recommend it. 

3. Potato Frittata

With its fantastic texture and kid-approved ingredients, this light, fluffy egg dish is a must-make for breakfast or brunch.

Loaded with morning favorites, including potatoes, bacon, and cheese, it’s beyond filling.

Substitute sausage or ham if you prefer, or leave out the meat entirely for a veggie-based frittata. 

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Even without the meat, it’s insanely hearty. You can thank the Yukon potatoes for that.

4. Outback Potato Soup

Have you ever tried potato soup from Outback? It’s thick and creamy with cheese, bacon, and onions on top.

What’s not to love about that?

This copycat recipe is spot-on, from the texture and taste all the way down to the toppings.

Serve it with some crusty bread for an impossible-to-resist dinner everyone will love. 

5. Scalloped Potatoes

These six-ingredient scalloped potatoes are buttery and creamy with a perfectly crisp topping.

The contrast between the topping and the center is part of what makes them so great. But, of course, the rich, savory flavor doesn’t hurt either.

It takes a bit of time to get these right. However, they’re the ideal side dish for any meal. 

6. Potatoes Au Gratin

If you’re a cheese lover, you’ll likely prefer potatoes au gratin to the scalloped potatoes above.

The two dishes are similar, but this one is ooey-gooey and insanely cheesy.

You’ll use Gruyere and sharp cheddar for the best combo of taste and texture. And don’t forget the nutmeg, chives, and other seasonings. 

If you’re in the market for cheesy, herby potatoes, look no further than this recipe. 

7. Baked French Fries

These baked fries are the perfect healthy alternative for those looking to cut back on fats.

They’re still thin, crispy, and flavorful. However, they’re way better for you than those cooked in a vat of oil.

For an extra tasty treat, smother them in garlic, dill weed, and onion powder.

You can even add toppings like cheese, parsley, or chives if you want to get fancy.

8. Crispy Garlic Butter Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Crispy smashed potatoes are somewhere between chips and French fries.

They’ve got plenty of crunch, just like chips do. But their insides are tender and fluffy. 

It’s an exciting combination that most people love. Plus, you’ll cover them in garlic, parmesan, butter, and more.

It’s hard to say no to that kind of yumminess. 

9. Amish Potato Salad

Amish (aka old-fashioned) potato salad is a zesty, refreshing summer treat.

It’s cool and creamy with chunks of potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. And it’s the ideal side for your next BBQ.

This version also features smooth pieces of hard-boiled eggs and a tangy, mustardy dressing. Yum!

10. Sausage Potato Hash

Start your morning right with a hearty sausage and potato hash.

This colorful, chunky mixture of onions, peppers, sausage, and more is sure to delight the whole family.

Serve it with fried eggs for a complete, protein-heavy breakfast. And don’t be afraid to go with spicy sausage if you prefer a bit of a kick.

I’m partial to Conecuh, but chicken sausages would work well too!

11. Lighthouse Inn Potatoes Copycat

Have you ever visited Connecticut? If not, you probably aren’t familiar with the Colonial Revival Hotel.

That means you haven’t tasted their epic potatoes!

It seems weird to call potatoes luscious, but that’s precisely what these are. They’re silky smooth with a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

This recipe is the closest you’ll get to the hotel’s potatoes outside Connecticut. And you can make them with six ingredients, plus salt and pepper. 

It takes about 40 minutes to whip them up, and they’re worth every second.

12. Grilled Potatoes

Grilled potatoes are just what you think they are. Cooked on the grill, they’re crispy, herby, and oh-so-scrumptious. 

They’re so good, you’ll want to eat them straight off the flames! If you can handle the wait, they’re ideal with beer can chicken.

13. Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

Irish mashed potatoes are basically just mashed potatoes with a whole lot of butter!

So, I guess you could say they’re like southern mashed potatoes.

The biggest difference, though, is the cabbage in the mix. Not only does it add some fun texture, but it bulks them out so you can feed a crowd with ease.

Throw in some onions and bacon if you want them to be over-the-top incredible.

14. Irish Colcannon Recipe 

Here’s another excellent recipe for Irish mashed potatoes. It uses just as few ingredients as the one above, but they’re slightly different. 

For example, this one foregoes garlic in favor of scallions. As a result, it gives the potatoes a fresher, cleaner taste while retaining their robust earthiness.

This one also adds a bit of kale to the mix. The result isn’t as fluffy and buttery as the one above.

Instead, it has a much brighter, earthier flavor I just can’t get enough of.

15. Lebanese Spicy Potatoes

The Lebanese name for these potatoes is Batata Harra. And they’re probably my favorite recipe on the list.

Zesty, spicy, and packing one helluva flavor punch, they’re tender and slightly lemony too.

That hint of citrus works surprisingly well with the heat.

Best of all, these pair well with practically anything. Serve them alongside barbecue, baked chicken, or even meatloaf.

People will love them no matter what.

16. New England Clam Chowder

This umami-packed clam chowder is a must-try for seafood lovers. That said, non-seafood lovers will appreciate its thick texture and savory, salty taste. 

It’s simple to make, too.

Ready in under an hour with very little hands-on work, it’s ideal for busy weeknights.

Give it a try if you’re in the mood for something creamy, buttery, and delicious.

17. Hellmann’s Potato Salad

When it comes to classic potato salad recipes, it’s hard to beat Hellmann’s.

This original recipe has been around for decades, and it’s one that never gets old. 

Perfect for potlucks, BBQs, or just a lazy weekend lunch, this potato salad is so good, you’ll need to make double!

18. Skillet Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs

The lovely golden color of these potatoes always excites me, especially when I get the brown crust on the outside just right

I could eat skillet potatoes with nothing more than olive oil, salt, and pepper. However, this recipe takes it up a notch by adding herbs, shallots, and butter. 

It makes them absolutely addictive. Just be careful you don’t eat the whole lot before it gets to the table.

19. Pommes Anna

Want a side dish that’s as beautiful as it is tasty? Check out this recipe for pommes Anna (potatoes Anna).

It’s a gorgeous, highly impressive dish that’s almost too pretty to eat. But, of course, turning down its cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth crispiness is impossible.

20. Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Yukon Gold Potatoes

Chicken pot pie soup is like the creamy inside of a chicken pot pie. In other words, it’s chicken pot pie without the crust. 

Don’t get me wrong; I love the crust on any pot pie. However, this soup is the way to go if you want something lighter and less carby. 

21. Papas Con Chorizo

This dense, spicy dish uses just three ingredients: potatoes, salt, and chorizo. It’s hearty, chunky, and takes 15 minutes to make. 

This one is hard to beat if you want a filling breakfast in a hurry. 

22. Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls

You probably didn’t expect to see any desserts on a list of Yukon potato recipes. But these delicious, super sweet cinnamon rolls are too good to miss. 

In fact, they’re some of the best cinnamon rolls you’ll ever try.

And that’s without the decadent cream cheese icing! Once you add that, they’re as addictive as it gets.

23. Paula Deen Potato Salad

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Paula Deen can cook. And this potato salad recipe is all the proof you need. 

Cool and tangy with creamy sauce and tender chunks of potatoes, it has a beautiful, light flavor making it great for summer gatherings. 

Just don’t be surprised if the main course takes a backseat to this dish. It’s so good, your guests might forget all about the barbecue.

24. Cauliflower, Potato, and Leek Soup

Looking for something to warm your belly on a cool night? Cauliflower, potato, and leek soup is the answer. 

It’s so creamy and delicious that it’s hard to believe it’s dairy-free. It’s also vegan, so it’s a great option for your non-meat-eating friends. 

It’s an eight-ingredient, one-pot soup that the whole family will love. Additionally, clean-up is a breeze.  

25. Melting Potatoes

These gorgeous golden potatoes are a buttery delight. They’re incredibly tender and really do feel like they’d melt in your mouth. 

You’ll soak them in chicken stock and butter for the best possible texture and taste.

Get ready to enjoy potatoes in a whole new way. Because you’ve never had potatoes like these. 

26. Ina Garten’s Potato Salad

I know I’ve already shared a few potato salad recipes here, but I couldn’t leave this one off the list.

It’s packed with herbs and veggies and has a bright, refreshing taste. 

You can also have it ready in less than 30 minutes. So keep it in mind the next time you need a quick and easy summer side dish

27. Crispy Yukon Gold Latkes

Latkes (potato pancakes) are a comforting food for any occasion. And these particular latkes are gluten-, dairy-, and grain-free. (They’re also kosher!) 

Made with five simple ingredients, plus salt and pepper, they have a delightfully crunchy exterior, and a rich filling everyone will love. 

Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, and get ready to go back for seconds.

28. Crispy Hasselback Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Hasselback potatoes are brimming with crispy, flavorful layers of YUM.

They’ve covered in rosemary and garlic goodness and look like golden delights. 

Of course, they taste fantastic, but they look just as good too. So, serve them as party appetizers to impress your guests.

29. Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Perfectly crispy on the outside and delightfully tender inside – that’s what you’ll get with these phenomenal Air Fryer potato wedges. 

Want to know the secret that makes these so good? Soak them in water before cooking them. Doing so will make the skin crisp up like you won’t believe. 

30. Saffron Mashed Potatoes

These fluffy mashed potatoes are just what you need for your next Sunday dinner.

They feature a lovely golden color and a robust garlicky flavor. 

And while they taste like everyone’s favorite garlic mashed potatoes, they’re a whole lot prettier!

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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