Potato recipes are a popular choice all year, not just during the holidays. Potatoes are inexpensive, versatile and they are great for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets. Virtually every continent has their own varieties and a wide array of ways to use them. This global food shows up in everything from appetizers to the main course.

Grilled potato wedges with spice mixture and dipping sauce in background.

Potatoes are available throughout the year, which makes them a great option for any occasion – whether it’s a backyard BBQ (check out the best potato sides for burgers) or a recipe for special celebration dinner. They can be as casual as fries or as fancy as this potato appetizer with lobster.

Best recipes with potatoes

Trying to choose your favorite potato recipe is like picking your favorite child – it depends on the day. I honestly do like all of them, but these are the recipes that I come back to over and over. The ones that really comfort me after a long day.

Potato burger with bowl of fries behind it on black background.
  • Vegetarian poutine – Crispy French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds (pictured below).
  • Crispy, cheesy hash browns – Say goodbye to hash browns that disappoint. This recipe makes perfect hash browns every single time.
  • Easy potato burger – One of my surprise hits, this burger is fantastic (pictured above)!
  • Hash brown crust pizza – This gluten-free recipe is a great option for swapping out flour to make a pizza crust. It’s crunchy, cheesy goodness.
  • Coconut curry corvina with potatoes – Absolutely one of my favorite dinners, this recipe is so good and is one of the most requested in our house.
Mushroom vegetarian poutine on white rectangular platter.

Quick potato recipes

This category is for recipes that don’t take all afternoon. Grilled potato recipes are quick, easy and always a crowd pleaser.

Cajun grilled potato wedges can feed a crowd, or give you leftovers for a few more meals. It’s a big-batch recipe that I used as a jumping off point for two more potato recipes, which you’ll find below.

Vegan vegetable cakes on white platter with dipping sauce.

Fingerling potato recipes

Many readers come here looking for Idaho potato recipes. I love Idaho potatoes and have worked with them for years. My personal favorite when it comes to potatoes, are fingerlings.

Not only are they beautiful, but they lend themselves to so many different applications – from potato salads to roasting and even fancy appetizers.

Multicolored fingerling potatoes on cutting board.

Easy recipes for spuds

These recipes are what I consider some of the easiest on the site. The criteria is not necessarily fast, but low effort. Many of my roasted potato recipes fall into this category. Melting potatoes with garlic is the king of this category. It’s the most popular potato recipe on the blog.

roasted melting potatoes with herbs on white platter

Recipes using leftover potatoes

These recipes would be great with leftovers. They may not have been written specifically for leftover potatoes, but you can swap in what you have instead of starting from scratch.

Potato broccoli cakes on white dish with scallions and lemons.

Potato recipes FAQ’s

Are potatoes gluten-free?

Yes! Potatoes do not contain gluten and are a great option for people with gluten sensitivities.

What is the best way to store potatoes?

Store potatoes in a cool, dark place with good ventilation. Properly stored, they’ll last at least a week. If stored at a cooler temps (around 50°F), they will last several weeks.

Are potatoes “healthy”?

Potatoes are actually full of nutrients! They contain hefty amounts of potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6. They are also fat-free and cholesterol free.


Potatoes are popular for so many reasons, one of them being ease. They are not at all difficult to work with, but these tools will help you be successful in the kitchen.

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