You can make some of the most incredible comfort dishes from potato recipes. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy potatoes, whether we’re talking about french fries, baked potatoes, or casseroles. You can roast them, fry them, bake them, and so much more.
What do you do when you want a nice starchy potato dish but aren’t sure what to make? Plus, you need something easy and quick to make.
Look no further — there are 27 of the easiest and most delicious potato recipes below.
You’ll have trouble choosing just one, and the good news is that you don’t have to. Try one this week, another next week, and you’ll soon find the potato dish that your family loves most of all.
Get ready for your new favorite potato-centric meals, from super cheesy options to vegan potato dishes. You really can’t go wrong with any of these!
1. The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes Ever
Let’s start on the best foot with crispy roasted potatoes.
This recipe is excellent and works for everyone because it’s gluten-free and vegan (if you use oil instead of animal fat). That said, if you’re not vegan, you’ll love the flavor you get from using duck, goose, or beef fat.
The secret of this recipe is what you do with the oil or fat. You’ll infuse it with herbs and garlic for that extra flavor that you won’t be able to stop thinking about!
2. Easy Herb Oven-Roasted Potatoes
Need a quick and satisfying side dish or snack? This oven-roasted potatoes dish will not disappoint.
Fresh herbs work great, but you can also use dried herbs to save time. It’s best to use powdered garlic for this recipe since garlic cloves can burn at high heat.
If you prefer different seasonings on your potatoes, go for it! This recipe makes it easy to add or subtract what you want.
You can also use whatever type of potato you like best — Russets, sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold, etc.
3. Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Fluffy, creamy comfort food is the name of the game with these mashed potatoes. It’s the melt-in-your-mouth type of dish that everyone loves.
The creaminess comes from generous amounts of real cream. After making this, you’ll never want to make mashed potatoes without cream again! Just give it a try, and you’ll see what we mean.
Add some roasted chicken or some other protein dish, plus maybe a veggie side or toasted bread, and you have a fantastic meal ready to go.
4. The Perfect Salty, Crispy Roasted Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are all about flavor. Since the potatoes are sliced several times, the seasonings fully permeate the potatoes and saturate them with deliciousness.
“Salty” and “crispy” are in the title of this recipe for a reason. Sea salt and vegetable oil bring out all of the flavors you love in crispy potatoes.
Plus, butter and parsley on the top add the perfect touch.
The recipe calls for Russet potatoes, but you can also use red potatoes if you prefer.
5. Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
If you love fries and potato wedges, these are somewhere in the middle — is the best way!
Since they’re baked, they’re healthier than eating out or ordering fast food. But you won’t even notice because they taste incredible.
Olive oil, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and shredded parmesan cheese combine to form one of the perfect Italian potato dishes.
These wedges are great with any dip. Serve them with ketchup, bleu cheese dressing, queso, ranch dip, or whatever your heart desires.
6. English Jacket Potatoes
In England, baked potatoes are known as “jacket potatoes,” and they are distinct from American baked potatoes in a couple of ways.
First, they are much crispier on the outsides. And second, their insides are fluffier than people are used to in the states. Both of those are a win in our books.
Instead of poking holes, you’ll slice the potatoes slightly before baking. Then, the real secret is baking them at a slightly lower temperature for longer. You’ll remove them, cut deeper slices, and return them to the oven for a short time.
You will love the outcome of this dish.
7. Smashed Potatoes
Looking for potato side dishes for your next meal? Here’s the perfect recipe that’s ready in less than an hour. It also only requires 10 minutes of prep time.
Smashed potatoes have a unique texture and flavor because they are parboiled and then baked in the oven. You also won’t peel these potatoes, saving you time while adding nutrition.
All you need is garlic, herbs, and a little oil or butter. (And the potatoes, of course!)
You can use any potato for this recipe, but fluffier potatoes typically work best.
8. Loaded Baked Potato Rounds
Potato rounds make an ideal side dish for any occasion. They’re also great for dipping in your favorite sauce!
If you need a party appetizer, these work perfectly. They’re also great for when you want something easy at home.
You’ll only need to boil the potatoes for a few minutes before baking 12-14 minutes in the oven. They’ll be ready to enjoy in no time, with minimal clean-up required.
Oh, and did we mention these are topped with garlic salt, cheese, and crumbled bacon pieces? Yum!
9. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Do potatoes + cheese make you swoon? If so, you will love this dish.
It’s a mix of scalloped and Au Gratin potatoes because they are cut into rounds and sliced slices. Then, they’re smothered in a thick and decadent cream sauce.
The cheesiness gets into every layer of the potatoes. You’ll be in heaven with each bite.
If you want to take things up a notch, top these potatoes with ham.
Everyone at the table will be begging for the recipe.
10. Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes
This potato dish is tasty, simple, and healthy. But it doesn’t taste “healthy” because the flavor and texture are so good.
All you do is add the olive oil and Parmesan to a baking dish, slice the baby potatoes in half and add to the dish, then bake for 30 minutes.
Feel free to use any color of baby potatoes for this recipe. Just make sure they are baby potatoes for the creamy, tender texture.
Make these potatoes for family get-togethers, game days, and any other time you need an easy potato recipe.
11. Crispy Honey Chili Potatoes
Now, if you’re seeking unique potato recipes, this is the place to go. The potato “fingers” are tossed in a sweet and spicy sesame honey chili sauce that’s out of this world.
And it’s not just the sauce. These potatoes are crispy to the max.
The amazing crunch comes from batter frying the potatoes twice, then tossing them in the sesame honey chili seasoning.
These are best served as a bar snack or appetizer, so cook some up for your next party.
12. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
Wondering what to make with potatoes, you have sitting around? What about leftover mashed potatoes?
These potato pancakes are your solution. It’s super flexible — use any leftover mashed potatoes and add your favorite veggies, meats, and spices. Serve them with a little sour cream for the finishing touch.
Cheese is what helps these pancakes stay together, and no one’s complaining about that. Whip up a batch for the best (and easiest) weeknight dish.
13. Roasted Potato Salad
You’ve probably had potato salad before, but this one adds an extra layer of goodness with roasted potatoes.
You’ll never want to go back to normal potato salad after making this.
Each potato is cubed to the perfect size. For the best results, use fingerlings, baby red, or some other small potato.
Make sure the potatoes aren’t too close together, and don’t be afraid to go a little crazy with the seasonings here.
Your tastebuds (and your guests’ tastebuds) will be so happy!
14. Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes
This side dish is one of the best potato recipes for dinner.
The baby potatoes are roasted to a perfect texture — fluffy inside, crispy outside.
All you need is one sheet pan to roast these babies to perfection.
The classic seasonings of garlic, black pepper, Italian seasoning, parsley, and Parmesan cheese provide incredible flavor. Use the optional crispy bacon bits for an extra crunch!
This is also a pretty fool-proof recipe. If you’re not the best cook, you can get this on the table without too much fuss.
15. Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
Potatoes with a creamy ranch sauce plus bacon and cheese? Yes, please! We’ll take it all.
You only need three Russet potatoes (or about two pounds) for this side dish, but you can also use Yukon Gold or red potatoes.
As with other potato recipes here, you’ll need to parboil first. Then, you’ll put them in the oven.
You can prepare the creamy ranch sauce and bacon while the potatoes are cooking, meaning this recipe is super quick — and worth it.
16. Slow-Roasted Greek Lemon Potatoes
When you’re wondering what to do with potatoes, it’s best to start with common kitchen ingredients.
This recipe combines simple seasonings but does not skimp on flavor. Plus, it’s an authentic Greek recipe that gives you something a little different.
You’ll cook the potatoes in a broth mixture with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and garlic.
Greek potatoes are different because they come out fluffy more than crispy. They soak up all of the flavors while sitting in the broth mixture.
17. Easy Oven-Roasted Potatoes
You only need five basic ingredients for this easy oven-roasted dish.
It’s a one-pot meal that’s ready in 40 minutes and delicious every time.
With a few spices, herbs, and cheese, this dish is easy to customize. It’s naturally gluten-free, and you can make it vegan by omitting the cheese or using plant-based cheese.
Don’t be surprised if this becomes your new go-to potato dish for weeknights or whenever you need something quick, comforting, and healthy.
Both kids and adults love these oven-roasted potatoes!
18. Southern Vegan Potato Salad
For all of the vegans out there (or those who want to eat more vegan dishes), we’ve got you covered.
The potatoes are perfectly tender, and the creamy mayo and mustard dressing is to die for!
You can have it on the table in 30 minutes. And yes, it’s dairy- and egg-free.
The recipe calls for vegan mayo, so you can make it without worrying about animal byproducts.
It’s also healthy with a fun, old-fashioned flare, perhaps like your grandma used to make.
19. Fried Cabbage Potatoes with Bacon
Everyone knows that bacon and potatoes are an amazing combo. This recipe adds cabbage into the mix, and it does not disappoint.
It’s easy-peasy and great for busy nights with only six ingredients and 30 minutes tops of cooking time.
Serve this as a side dish with your favorite entree. You can also customize the recipe by adding extra veggies or meats.
If you want a low-carb option, you can try making the dish with turnips or radishes instead of potatoes.
20. Garlic Herb Smashed Red Potatoes
Red potatoes have a unique flavor and texture that’s perfect for this side dish.
You’ll need about 1 ½ pounds of small red potatoes. The seasonings include garlic, salt, green onions, and freshly chopped parsley.
Try to choose red potatoes that are pretty small. It’s best if they’re all about the same size to cook evenly at the same time.
Enjoy a creamy texture and herby flavors without having to whip in cream or milk. These smashed potatoes are perfect for a simple but flavorful side dish.
21. Twice-Baked Potatoes
What’s better than baking potatoes? Baking them twice!
Add these under your potato main dish recipes or as a go-to appetizer or side dish.
Eat them with your favorite meat entree and a side salad or steam veggies as a side dish.
The creaminess comes from half and half sour cream, butter, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Green onions or chives work perfectly as a garnish.
The steps might seem intimidating at first, but they come together quickly, and you’ll be glad you made them!
22. Air Fryer Potato Wedges
The air fryer is more popular than ever right now, especially when it comes to potatoes.
Make crispy and expertly seasoned potato wedges without having to touch your oven.
You won’t believe that these aren’t fried in oil. They taste the same, but you save a ton of fat and calories.
Plus, they are crispier than when you bake them in the oven.
The secret to making these wedges so crispy is: soaking them in cold water. Pat them dry afterward, and you’re ready to air-fry.
23. Easy Crockpot Potato Soup
Since this recipe uses a slow cooker, you can set it and forget it.
It’s the creamiest potato soup you’ve ever made or tried. And you can make it with just five ingredients!
If you’re looking for potato recipes ideas that use the Crockpot, this one is the best we’ve found so far.
Prep the ingredients and throw them in the Crockpot for a couple of hours. Add the xantham gum about 30 minutes to an hour before the end of the cooking time to thicken everything up.
If you can’t find xantham gum, flour or cornstarch will work.
24. Extra Crispy Potatoes
“Extra crispy” is no joke!
These are still fluffy in the middle, but the outsides are incredibly crispy and just so delicious.
And they have a secret ingredient that you probably wouldn’t think of. Baking soda! It helps break down the surface of the potatoes as they cook for the crispiest texture you could imagine.
If you can, use potatoes that are extra starchy for this recipe.
Next time you have people over, this is the potato recipe to choose. Everyone will rave over it.
25. Easy Cheesy Potatoes
Cheesy potatoes never get old. There’s just something about starchy potatoes combined with creamy, rich cheese topping.
These potatoes are cheesy, easy, and just perfect as a comforting side dish.
You can use any condensed “cream of” soup for this recipe, such as cream of mushroom soup.
Make this a complete meal by adding chicken breast, beef, or diced ham to the dish.
This casserole freezes well, so you can make it ahead or enjoy it right away.
26. Cheesy Potatoes Foil Packets
Make cheesy, gooey potatoes quickly and easily with simple foil packets.
Cook these on the grill or bake them in the oven.
The best part about foil packet dinners is that there’s minimal (if any) clean-up required. Everything is cooked inside of the foil, and it only takes about 20 minutes!
Add extra veggies if you want to add bulk to the recipe or increase the nutrition content. You can also make the foil packet potatoes the day before to save time.
27. Five-Ingredient Crack Potatoes
Five ingredients, 15 minutes of prep time, and you’ll have these babies roasting in the oven in no time.
You only need potatoes, butter, bacon bits, cheese, and ranch dressing to make this. It’ll become a favorite for weeknight meals where you need something on the table fast.
Serve your potatoes with pork chops, meatloaf, baked chicken, or any other dish that you love. They’re the ideal side dish for any day of the week.
Whether you make them for yourself or a whole family, they’ll be a hit.
27 Best Potato Recipes
- 4/5 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tbsps butter
- 3 tbsps all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 c milk
- 1 ½ c shredded Cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Use butter to grease a medium casserole dish.
- Use ½ of the potatoes to layer the bottom of the casserole dish. Add the onion slices on top, then add the rest of the potatoes on top of the onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat. Add the flour and salt, whisking constantly for one minute. Add the milk, stir, and cook until thickened. Add all of the cheese and stir for about 30 to 60 seconds or until melted.
- Pour the cheese mixture over the potatoes and cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 90 minutes.