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.
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.
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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.
- 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.
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.
- Shrimp and potato skewers – Use leftover grilled potato wedges to make another meal.
- Vegan veggie cakes with grilled potatoes – This vegan recipe uses leftover grilled potatoes to make a new side dish, complete with dipping sauce (pictured above).
- Potato dill biscuits – Tender herb biscuits made with dehydrated potatoes.
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.
- Duck fat roasted fingerlings – If you’ve ever had duck fat fries, then I don’t need to explain how good these are.
- Baked fingerling potatoes with brown butter – One of the most delicious potato recipes on the blog. The brown butter takes these spuds to a new level.
- Roasted fingerling potatoes with shishito peppers – Seasoned with a Japanese spice blend and roasted with Asian peppers.
- The best garlic fingerling potatoes – This is a recipe for garlic lovers.
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.
- Oven roasted potatoes with pecans and honey mustard dressing – The combination sounds strange to some people, but this tasty side dish is really good.
- Aligot – The cheesiest mashed potatoes you’ll ever meet.
- Potato spinach casserole – One of our favorite potato recipes for the holidays.
- Pimento cheese potato salad – A slightly spicy potato salad with pimento cheese mixed in.
- Tortilla Española – This is a potato and onion omelet from Spain.
- Winter vegetable soup – A blend of winter vegetables in a hearty soup.
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.
- Mashed potato cakes – If you are someone who has leftover mashed potatoes, here’s a perfect way to use them.
- Buddha bowls with winter veggies – Potatoes are actually good for you and very high in potassium and vitamins B and C. This bowl delivers all of these nutrients in one tasty bowl.
- Breakfast casserole – A great make-ahead recipe. We make this during the holidays to feed a crowd.
- Potato broccoli cakes – Shredded potatoes mixed with broccoli for a tasty and nutritious side (pictured above).
- Potato corn chowder – A tasty chowder with bacon, potatoes and corn.
- Spicy smashed potatoes – Served with a spicy malt vinegar dip, these are addicting.
- Mini twice baked potatoes with caviar – One of my favorites to make for fancy parties.
Yes! Potatoes do not contain gluten and are a great option for people with gluten sensitivities.
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.
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.
- A sharp chef’s knife – The same knife I have used for almost 20 years.
- Potato ricer – Essential for silky smooth mashed potatoes
- Food mill – Great kitchen tool, let’s you decide how coarse or fine to make your purée.
- Potato peeler
- Potato scrubber – This guy has a permanent home on my sink.
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