These Are Our Favorite Potato Recipes

Give the spud its due honor with our best potato recipes.

We totally understand the lure of the potato because we, too, love the potato and all the recipes you can make with it. There are just so many ways to prepare it! You can fry, bake, roast, mash, and even make it into soup! 

If you love the potato just as much as we do, here are all of our favorite potato recipes: 

These potato wedges are crispy and delicious with hints of spice!
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1 Fried Potato Wedges Recipe 

These are probably the best kind of French fries, or (dare we say it?) even better than skinny French fries. These wedges of the humble potato are cut, seasoned, and fried until crispy on the outside but soft and tender on the inside. This recipe shows you how to do it plus an oven-baked version for those who want to ditch the oil. 

You won't be able to stop at a few pieces!

These fries are baked so they have less fat and salt than the fast-food variety.

 

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2 Loaded Gravy Fries Recipe 

This recipe takes those same fries and transforms it from being a snack to being one of the most delectable bowls of potatoes you can ever want. What's even better than these are the other kinds of other toppings you can put on top of this potato mound.     

This one's inspired by poutine, a French-Canadian dish that consists of fries, gravy, and cheese curds.

A few simple ingredients can transform French fries to a fiery snack.

Top fries with lots of cheese!

Photo by Bianca Laxamana

3 Mashed Potatoes Recipe 

Asking how to make the silkiest, most luscious, and most buttery mashed potatoes is a question that doesn't need to be embarrassing to ask. For anyone who loves potatoes, making the mashed potatoes that isn't watery, but is instead, smooth and creamy mashed potatoes is a skill that needs to be learned and mastered. Once you do, elevate your skill and mix in some garlic or even, homemade pesto to make a delicious mashed potato that's perfect for serving with roast chicken. 

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Silky. smooth or coarse and chunky, this is the way to make mashed potatoes your way.
 

You can make your own herb butter with your favorite combination of herbs!

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4 Ham and Cheese Croquettes Recipe 

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Also known as mashed potato balls, these are the best use of leftover mashed potatoes! These are super soft in the center and crunchy on the outside. Best part is you can stir in any number of delicious ingredients in with the potatoes to make it even better. These have ham and grated cheese but you can certainly stuff it with anything, including (and not limited to) sweet corn kernels, cabbage for that classic bubble and squeak potato patties, and even chunks of melty cheese.

You can use leftover ham to make these croquettes!

Snack smart with these bite-sized goodies, full of vitamins A, B, C, and potassium.

Yummy potato balls make for a great snack during movie marathons!

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Give mashed potatoes a crispy makeover with a delightfully cheesy center!

5 Hash Browns Recipe 

Also known as rosti, these hash browns are basically grated potato pancakes. These are the savory sisters (or brothers!) to the pancakes we usually drizzle with syrup and butter. What makes these fantastic, not just as breakfast fare but also an anytime meal, is the versatility of these rounds. Serve these instead of rice, top it with a sunny-side-up egg, or add in some chopped ham or even bacon to make these into the perfect all-in-one meal that's filling and satisfying.        

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We like this sandwiched between buns with cheese, eggs, and ham, a burger patty, sausage, or bacon!

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No stovetop needed! The bonus? You end up with less greasy hash browns.

Make hash browns with orange sweet potatoes!

Whip this up for breakfast and have a fantastic day ahead!

Photo by Rico Jose

6 Potato Salad with Nachos Recipe 

You usually only get to eat these at Christmas but we say these are the perfect side for just about any occasion or meal! The potato salad is fantastic cold but it's just as delicious hot, too. While the chicken and potato salad is the classic combo many of us know and love, there are other just as delicious variants of the potato salad that may just make you hungry for more beyond the holidays. 

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This one's a quick, simple, satisfying potato dish!
  

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Complete your potluck party with these potato salad recipes!
 

Add some crunch to your basic potato salad recipe!

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7 Loaded Baked Potatoes Recipe 

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Baking potatoes is a wondrous thing. It's practically an effortless way to cook a potato! Just wrap it up in foil and put in the oven to bake. All you really have to do is wait for it to get tender and soft on the inside and of course, deciding what to top it off with once it's done in the oven. Easy, delicious, filling, and best of all, with little to no effort necessary to get it that way.  

seasoning, cheese sauce, and salsa easily add layers of flavors to this baked potato dish.

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With great baked potatoes come great opportunities for creative toppings!
 

Grab a spoon and have a taste of this potato soup.
Photo by Patrick Martires

8 Potato Chip Chowder Recipe

The potato isn't just delicious when fried, it's also quite delicious when mashed and made into something warm and comforting enough to sip. Soups make fabulous starts to meals, but it can also transform it into a one-course meal if it's as hearty as this chowder. Potatoes add heft to an otherwise light and creamy soup and with chunks of this root in there, you'll be satisfied with this bowl for sure. 

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This chowder is creamy but with a surprising crunchy topping!
 

For the health-conscious, omit bacon and use olive oil to cook the onions.

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This clam chowder recipe is loaded with meat and potato chunks, and made richer with a touch of cream.

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9 Roasted Potatoes Recipe 

This list wouldn't be complete without this fantastic recipe for easy and flavorful roasted potatoes. Just like baked potatoes but with a little more effort: potatoes are tossed in a little seasoning before being placed in an oven and letting them cook in their time. Once these chunks all turn soft, serve. It's the best side for your favorite ulam that you can have.  

Throwing a party this weekend? Satisfy your guests' appetites with this fast, easy, and tasty starter!

Roast potatoes are perfect with a light salsa verde!

What are your favorite potato recipes? We know there are many more potato recipes out there but when it comes to our favorites, these classic versions are the ones we turn to to make it through any craving. Whether it's just for fried wedges or the more hearty chowders with corn, bacon, and all the other delicious ingredients you want to add in, potatoes are just plain delicious to eat. 

For more potato recipes that you might love, here are a few more recipe ideas that supports your love for all things potato: 

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