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Potato Recipes for Cheesy, Mashed and More

You’re guaranteed to have seconds … and thirds
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Few foods are more comforting than potatoes. The starch is a classic side dish that’s regularly paired with a perfectly cooked steak or delicious chicken recipe. They’re often featured on dinner tables across the country as mashed potatoes, but there are endless ways to make the spud. From casseroles to potato gratin, the following recipes take potatoes to the next level.

Idaho Potato Skins

Idaho Potato Skins
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Loaded with melted cheese, bacon bits and sour cream, potato skins are one of those dishes Midwesterners always have on their table. Serve the all-American dish as an appetizer or side to your weeknight dinner meals.

For the Idaho Potato Skins recipe, click here.

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
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It’s no secret that mashed potatoes are one of the tastiest parts of any meal, but they’re also easy to make and usually take less than an hour to cook. Take the dinner staple up a notch by mixing in brown butter and Parmesan cheese. 

For the Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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There are plenty of recipes that can be made in your Crock-Pot, but mashed potatoes are one of the easiest. The best part about this recipe is that the slow cooker does all of the work, leaving time for you to focus on the more demanding parts of your meal. 

For the Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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One way to take mashed potatoes to the next level is by using the ingredients in your pantry, like salt, pepper and garlic. Whether you use fresh garlic or garlic powder, the flavor is all you need to boost this classic potato recipe.

For the Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Sage and Cheddar Potato Gratin

Sage and Cheddar Potato Gratin
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One way to have your kids help out in the kitchen is by letting them assist with the potatoes, and this sage and potato gratin is a great recipe to do so with. Have your little ones layer the potatoes in a baking dish while you add in the onions and cheese.

For the Sage and Cheddar Potato Gratin recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
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Just as there are over 100 ways to cook an egg, the possibilities are seemingly endless when it comes to cooking potatoes. And no list of potato recipes would be complete without scalloped potatoes. In this recipe, they’re made with Parmesan cheese and milk, yielding a rich and creamy side dish.

For the Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes recipe, click here.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
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Although homemade mashed potatoes are preferable, you can always use potato flakes — a grocery item with a long shelf life — in place of fresh potatoes if needed. The method of potatoes won’t matter here — the addition of bacon, melted cheese and chives gives this dish all of the flavor it needs. 

For the Loaded Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole
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We could never forget about Tater Tots. This tasty broccoli casserole is baked with melty cheddar cheese and golden-brown Tater Tots. And if you like this dish, you’re sure to love more casserole recipes that can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For the Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole recipe, click here.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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While it’s not recommended to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave, the root vegetable works wonders in the oven. Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and generously season them with sea salt and Urfa biber.

For the Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes
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To make these bacon and chive mashed potatoes, you must first know the best method for cooking bacon. Then you can get to work on this decadent recipe that combines the hearty flavor of potatoes with crispy bacon and flavor-bursting chives.

For the Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes
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This take on pumpkin pie — one of the most iconic desserts in the country — turns the treat into a savory potato dish. Just bake a sweet potato and smother it with yogurt, butter and brown sugar.

For the Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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One way to make dinner at home feel like a restaurant experience is by making a superb side dish. For this recipe, sweet potatoes are mashed and seasoned to perfection with vanilla extract, thyme and ginger.

For the Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
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Southerners are known for having a smattering of delicious food on their tables, but sweet potato casserole has to be one of the best. Loaded with marshmallows, brown sugar and chopped pecans, this recipe is sure to make your mouth water.

For the Candied Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Creamy Ranch Potato and Cauliflower Salad

Creamy Ranch Potato and Cauliflower Salad
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One potato dish that mustn't be forgotten is potato salad. To make it healthier, try using half potatoes, half cauliflower. The light and creamy salad is a great cold dish to serve on warm days.

For the Creamy Ranch Potato and Cauliflower Salad recipe, click here.

Bacon Gruyere Mashed Potato Casserole

Bacon Gruyere Mashed Potato Casserole
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There are plenty of vintage casserole recipes that have gone out of style, but potato casserole is certainly not one of them. This recipe elevates the timeless dish with the addition of bacon and Gruyere cheese.

For the Bacon Gruyere Mashed Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

Sweet Potato Kale Soup
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Packed with immune-boosting ingredients, this sweet potato and kale soup is a great potato recipe if you’re feeling under the weather. Just put all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it cook for about four hours before adding in the kale.

For the Sweet Potato Kale Soup recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
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While it’s certainly fun to get creative with potato recipes, sometimes you just crave the classics. This mashed potato recipe can be made in an Instant Pot — a popular kitchen tool — in under 30 minutes.

For the Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
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This dish is reminiscent of grandma’s cooking — it’s loaded with hearty ingredients and generously seasoned. To make the loaded mashed potato casserole, spoon the potatoes and seasonings into a dish and top with shredded cheese and bacon bits.

For the Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes
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If you’re trying to hold on to grilling season as long as possible, you have to try these sour cream and onion spiced potatoes. Cut into a spiral pattern, each potato is placed onto a skewer and topped with Parmesan cheese, dill weed, onion powder and more.

For the Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes recipe, click here.

Funeral Potato Street Tots with Fry Sauce

Funeral Potato Street Tots with Fry Sauce
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Shredded hash browns, whipped cream cheese and cheddar cheese are fried and drizzled with a homemade fry sauce. The iconic game day snack is no joke when it comes to getting your potato fix.

For the Funeral Potato Street Tots with Fry Sauce recipe, click here.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole
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While it may be tempting to open the oven and peek in on this delectable sweet potato casserole and see whether the top has turned golden brown, don't. Being impatient is one bad cooking habit you need to stop.

For the Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Southern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Southern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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The South is home to plenty of beloved dishes, and this recipe takes inspiration from the cuisine. Sweet potatoes are stuffed with black beans, cheese, sour cream and chopped red bell pepper.

For the Southern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Cheddar Herb Hasselback Potatoes

Cheddar Herb Hasselback Potatoes
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If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind side dish to pair with your favorite weeknight dinners, try this recipe for cheddar herb Hasselback potatoes. Just slice the potatoes, leaving the bottom intact, and bake them for about 30 minutes before loading them up with bread crumbs and cheese.

For the Cheddar Herb Hasselback Potatoes recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
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Few meals are as comforting as potato soup, and this recipe elevates the classic dish with bacon, melted cheese, chives and onion. If you can’t finish it in one sitting, don’t worry. Soup is a great comfort meal to make ahead and freeze for later.

For the Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup recipe, click here.

Creamy Thyme Potato Gratin

Creamy Thyme Potato Gratin
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Potato gratin is so iconic because it maintains the creamy texture of classic potatoes while still having a crispy exterior. Cut into the thyme and Parmesan bread crumb topping and you’ll find layers of potatoes mixed with cream cheese. It’s a dish perfect for Thanksgiving, but before serving it, make sure you know how long potatoes and other Thanksgiving leftovers are good for

For the Creamy Thyme Potato Gratin recipe, click here.

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