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50 Perfect Ways to Cook Potatoes

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50 Perfect Ways to Cook Potatoes

Baked, boiled, fried, mashed, in any way, shape or form, potatoes are delicious. These starchy tubers, native to the Andes, can be divided into two categories — starchy or waxy — each of which lends itself particularly well to particular culinary uses. Want light and fluffy mashed potatoes, a particularly good baked potato, or an excellent French fry? Use a floury potato. Looking to make a perfect potato salad, a great gratin or fabulous roast potatoes? Go for waxy potatoes instead.

There are so many great potato recipes to choose from, but where on earth does one start? Lucky for you, dear readers, The Daily Meal has done the heavy lifting, scoured through the many, many potato recipes on our site, and selected a wonderful array of recipes to choose from. Hassleback potatoes, mashed, fried, hash browns, casseroles and more, if you are looking for a variety of ways to cook potatoes, this is the list for you! Don’t wait a second longer, read on to discover 50 perfect ways to cook potatoes!

African Sweet Potato Stew

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African Sweet Potato Stew

Transform sweet potatoes into this tasty slow-cooker stew with a variety of spices — curry powder, cayenne, and ginger as well as peanut butter and fresh lime juice.

For the African Sweet Potato Stew recipe, click here.

Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash

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Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash

This Tex-Mex-inspired dish is perfect for a lazy but delicious brunch!

For the Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash recipe, click here.

Bayou Potato Salad

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Bayou Potato Salad

This potato salad gets a Cajun twist with a splash of spicy hot sauce, as well as the classic fixin’s like mustard, celery, and green onion.

For the Bayou Potato Salad recipe, click here.

Baked Potato Dip Recipe

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Baked Potato Dip Recipe

Looking for an unusual but tasty dip? Try this baked potato dip that transforms instant potato flakes with a little help from bacon bits, sour cream, Neufchatel cheese, and green onion.

For the Baked Potato Dip recipe, click here.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Creamy Mango Dipping Sauce

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Creamy Mango Dipping Sauce

Skip the ketchup and dip these tasty sweet potato fries into a creamy mango sauce that mellows out the spicy chili coated fries.

For the Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Creamy Mango Dipping Sauce recipe, click here.

Barbecue Potatoes

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Barbecue Potatoes

Using a foil packet makes cooking potatoes directly on the barbecue easy — so when the weather is nice enough for a cookout, there’s no need to cook anything indoors!

For the Barbecue Potatoes recipe, click here.

Beer-Roasted Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

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Beer-Roasted Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Crunchy bacon combines with chewy beer-roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes to create a hearty side dish.

For the Beer-Roasted Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon recipe, click here.

Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Transform your standard mashed potatoes into the epitome of luxury with the help of a dash of truffle oil.

For the Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes Recipe recipe, click here.

Boston Lettuce and Radish Salad With Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

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Boston Lettuce and Radish Salad With Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

Sliced paper-thin, the crisp radishes are tossed with tender Boston lettuce and a tangy, lemony vinaigrette. Then the salad is dotted with deliciously smoky, grilled fingerling potatoes — a mouthwatering salad that's perfect warm-weather fare!

Browned Butter Smashed Potatoes With Butternut Squash

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Browned Butter Smashed Potatoes With Butternut Squash

Add some butternut squash to your mashed potatoes for a delicious, earthy new spin on a classic, well-loved dish.

For the Browned Butter Smashed Potatoes With Butternut Squash recipe, click here.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

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Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Improve your basic mashed potatoes by adding softly caramelized onions and plenty of olive oil.

For the Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Cheesy Loaded Potato Skins With Chorizo

Faith Mason

Cheesy Loaded Potato Skins With Chorizo

Easy, cheesy, crispy and potatoey and all done on a single sheet tray — what’s not to love about this recipe?!

For the Cheesy Loaded Potato Skins With Chorizo recipe, click here.

Cheesy Potato Slow-Cooker Soup

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Cheesy Potato Slow-Cooker Soup

Potatoes and cheese? Yes, please! This six-ingredient slow-cooker supper is unbelievably easy and amazingly delicious.

For the Cheesy Potato Slow-Cooker Soup recipe, click here.

Chew Nibble Nosh ‘Scalloped Potatoes’

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Chew Nibble Nosh ‘Scalloped Potatoes’

This is the perfect one-dish meal: You can easily layer ham in with the potatoes for a simple but hearty dinner.

For the Chew Nibble Nosh ‘Scalloped Potatoes’ recipe, click here.

Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

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Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

Turn the humble and well-loved tater tot into an easy and crowd-pleasing dish that is perfect for breakfast or brunch.

For the Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole recipe, click here.

Chocolate Potato Cake

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Chocolate Potato Cake

The surprising use of mashed potato makes this decadent chocolate cake unfailingly moist.

For the Chocolate Potato Cake recipe, click here.

Chrissy Teigen’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage

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Chrissy Teigen’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage

These sweet potato gnocchi are easier to make than they look, and you will soon be totally addicted to that brown butter sauce.

For the Chrissy Teigen’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage recipe, click here.

Classic Irish Potato Colcannon

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Classic Irish Potato Colcannon

This traditional Irish dish that combines mashed potatoes and greens with butter, milk, and green onions is simple and satisfying.

For the Classic Irish Potato Colcannon recipe, click here.

Classic Potato Pancakes

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Classic Potato Pancakes

Fried and crispy — who doesn’t love a delicious, well-made potato pancake?

For the Classic Potato Pancakes recipe, click here.

Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs

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Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs

These crispy potato puffs are like a loaded baked potato in your hand. Sour cream, chives, bacon, Cheddar cheese, and smooth mashed potatoes — it’s all right there in one tasty bite.

For the Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs recipe, click here.

Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

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Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Spicy curry powder and tart apples pair perfectly with sweet potatoes in this warm and comforting soup.

For the Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup recipe, click here.

DIY Potato Chips

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DIY Potato Chips

Ditch the bagged stuff and make your own homemade, crispy, salty, delicious potato chip! It might be easier than you think.

For the DIY Potato Chips recipe, click here.

Grilled Potato Salad With Basil, Blue Cheese, and Tomatoes

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Grilled Potato Salad With Basil, Blue Cheese, and Tomatoes

In this recipe, warm potatoes absorb some of the juice from the tomatoes, while also melting the nuggets of tangy blue cheese.

For the Grilled Potato Salad With Basil, Blue Cheese and Tomatoes recipe, click here.

Grilled Steak With Blue Cheese Potatoes

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Grilled Steak With Blue Cheese Potatoes

The steak and potatoes are both grilled at the same time, before being topped with crumbled blue cheese, which melts all over the dish.

For the Grilled Steak With Blue Cheese Potatoes recipe, click here.

Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes by Great Flavors

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Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes by Great Flavors

This recipe combines the best of both worlds to bring two of America's favorite comfort food dishes, grilled cheese and scalloped potatoes, together for the ultimate gooey cheesy side dish.

For the Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes by Great Flavors recipe, click here.

Hasselback Potatoes

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Hasselback Potatoes

Learn how to make this ‘fancy’ baked potato using this easy recipe.

For the Hasselback Potatoes recipe, click here.

Hearty Irish Potato Cakes With Smoked Salmon

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Hearty Irish Potato Cakes With Smoked Salmon

Make these simple, easy-to-make potato pancakes for a fabulous appetizer that comes together in no time at all.

For the Hearty Irish Potato Cakes With Smoked Salmon recipe, click here.

Hearty Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Soup

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Hearty Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Soup

Hearty and comforting, this soup is perfect for any greys days when you need to feel warm and cozy.

For the Hearty Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Soup recipe, click here.

Herbed Parmesan Hash Browns

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Herbed Parmesan Hash Browns

Use your waffle iron to make some fabulous hash browns that, topped with an egg, make for a wonderful meal — any time of day.

For the Herbed Parmesan Hash Browns recipe, click here.

Honey Mustard Foil Packet Potatoes

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Honey Mustard Foil Packet Potatoes

Honey-Dijon potatoes, wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill, are the perfect alfresco side dish.

For the Honey Mustard Foil Packet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Loaded Potato Pinwheels

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Loaded Potato Pinwheels

Roll up a cheesy bacon and potatoes mix in crescent rolls for an awesome appetizer.

For the Loaded Potato Pinwheels recipe, click here.

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

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Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

Sweet potatoes lighten up a classic breakfast favorite and add a good boost of fiber as well!

For the Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe, click here.

Mini Shepherd's Pies Recipe

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Mini Shepherd's Pies Recipe

These quick and easy shepherd’s pies use potato flakes and refrigerated biscuits, but you can use mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits if you’re not pressed for time.

For the Mini Shepherd's Pies recipe, click here.

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

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Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

You only need five ingredients to make this tasty side dish.

For the Parmesan Crusted Potatoes recipe, click here.

Potato and Mozzarella Naan Pizza

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Potato and Mozzarella Naan Pizza

Make a delicious dinner in 15 minutes using store-bought naan bread.

For the Potato and Mozzarella Naan Pizza recipe, click here.

 Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla Recipe

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Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla Recipe

This Spanish tortilla is a really wonderful way to cook potatoes and requires just five ingredients.

For the Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla Recipe recipe, click here.

Potato Dumplings Stuffed With Curd Cheese and Chives

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Potato Dumplings Stuffed With Curd Cheese and Chives

These stuffed potato dumplings are incredibly versatile and can be either savory or sweet, depending on the filling!

For the Potato Dumplings Stuffed With Curd Cheese and Chives recipe, click here.

Potato Gnocchi With Chanterelles, Arugula, and Tomato

Tom Thulen

Potato Gnocchi With Chanterelles, Arugula, and Tomato

Gnocchi are fabulous in any preparation — these, served with chanterelle, arugula, and tomato, are no exception.

For the Potato Gnocchi With Chanterelles, Arugula, and Tomato recipe, click here.

Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs

Faith Mason

Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs

Potato rösti and baked eggs? Does it get much better than this at breakfast? I think not!

For the Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs recipe, click here.

Quinoa With Sweet Potatoes and Kale

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Quinoa With Sweet Potatoes and Kale

For a quick and easy weeknight meal, this tasty quinoa and sweet potato dish delivers nutritional value while satisfying your hunger.

For the Quinoa With Sweet Potatoes and Kale recipe, click here.

Roasted Potatoes With Rosemary

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Roasted Potatoes With Rosemary

Simple roast potatoes with garlic, salt, and pepper are easy and so delicious.

For the Roasted Potatoes With Rosemary recipe, click here.

Salt-Roasted Potatoes

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Salt-Roasted Potatoes

This variation of roast potatoes uses a salt bed that the spuds sit upon. The result is a creamy, perfectly cooked potato.

For the Salt-Roasted Potatoes recipe, click here.

Simple Smoked Potatoes

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Simple Smoked Potatoes

Smoked potatoes are a perfect accompaniment to a hearty and savory main course.

For the Simple Smoked Potatoes recipe, click here.

Scalloped Potatoes With Caramelized Onions

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Scalloped Potatoes With Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions layered between slices of potato are already a good start. Add salt, pepper, and 2 cups of half-and-half into the mix and you’ve got a wonderful, indulgent, and tasty dish.

For the Scalloped Potatoes With Caramelized Onions recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket With Potatoes and Carrots

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Slow-Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket With Potatoes and Carrots

The bold, deep flavor of coffee complements the richness of brisket and potatoes in this perky and simple-to-prepare slow-cooker recipe.

For the Slow-Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket With Potatoes and Carrots recipe, click here.

Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

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Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Throw everything in the slow-cooker, leave it to simmer for several hours, and you’ll end up with a perfectly cooked beef brisket.

For the Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole recipe, click here.

Sour Cream and Dill Potato Salad

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Sour Cream and Dill Potato Salad

If you’re not one for mayonnaise, this easy potato salad swaps out the thick condiment for two lighter options: sour cream and Greek yogurt. Cucumber and dill are added for a fresh burst of flavor, making this a well-rounded potato salad with all of the flavors we know and love.

For the Sour Cream and Dill Potato Salad recipe, click here.

Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

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Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Minced ginger and dried orange peel enhance the taste of these spiced muffins.

For the Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

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Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Replace the regular mashed potato with mashed sweet potato for a new take on a hearty and savory cottage pie.

For the Sweet Potato Cottage Pie recipe, click here.

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