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!
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.
This Tex-Mex-inspired dish is perfect for a lazy but delicious brunch!
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.
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.
Skip the ketchup and dip these tasty sweet potato fries into a creamy mango sauce that mellows out the spicy chili coated fries.
Crunchy bacon combines with chewy beer-roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes to create a hearty side dish.
Transform your standard mashed potatoes into the epitome of luxury with the help of a dash of truffle oil.
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!
Add some butternut squash to your mashed potatoes for a delicious, earthy new spin on a classic, well-loved dish.
Improve your basic mashed potatoes by adding softly caramelized onions and plenty of olive oil.
Easy, cheesy, crispy and potatoey and all done on a single sheet tray — what’s not to love about this recipe?!
Potatoes and cheese? Yes, please! This six-ingredient slow-cooker supper is unbelievably easy and amazingly delicious.
This is the perfect one-dish meal: You can easily layer ham in with the potatoes for a simple but hearty dinner.
Turn the humble and well-loved tater tot into an easy and crowd-pleasing dish that is perfect for breakfast or brunch.
The surprising use of mashed potato makes this decadent chocolate cake unfailingly moist.
These sweet potato gnocchi are easier to make than they look, and you will soon be totally addicted to that brown butter sauce.
This traditional Irish dish that combines mashed potatoes and greens with butter, milk, and green onions is simple and satisfying.
Fried and crispy — who doesn’t love a delicious, well-made potato pancake?
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.
Spicy curry powder and tart apples pair perfectly with sweet potatoes in this warm and comforting soup.
Ditch the bagged stuff and make your own homemade, crispy, salty, delicious potato chip! It might be easier than you think.
In this recipe, warm potatoes absorb some of the juice from the tomatoes, while also melting the nuggets of tangy blue cheese.
The steak and potatoes are both grilled at the same time, before being topped with crumbled blue cheese, which melts all over the dish.
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.
Learn how to make this ‘fancy’ baked potato using this easy recipe.
Make these simple, easy-to-make potato pancakes for a fabulous appetizer that comes together in no time at all.
Hearty and comforting, this soup is perfect for any greys days when you need to feel warm and cozy.
Use your waffle iron to make some fabulous hash browns that, topped with an egg, make for a wonderful meal — any time of day.
Honey-Dijon potatoes, wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill, are the perfect alfresco side dish.
mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Roll up a cheesy bacon and potatoes mix in crescent rolls for an awesome appetizer.
Sweet potatoes lighten up a classic breakfast favorite and add a good boost of fiber as well!
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.
You only need five ingredients to make this tasty side dish.
Make a delicious dinner in 15 minutes using store-bought naan bread.
This Spanish tortilla is a really wonderful way to cook potatoes and requires just five ingredients.
These stuffed potato dumplings are incredibly versatile and can be either savory or sweet, depending on the filling!
Gnocchi are fabulous in any preparation — these, served with chanterelle, arugula, and tomato, are no exception.
Potato rösti and baked eggs? Does it get much better than this at breakfast? I think not!
For a quick and easy weeknight meal, this tasty quinoa and sweet potato dish delivers nutritional value while satisfying your hunger.
Simple roast potatoes with garlic, salt, and pepper are easy and so delicious.
This variation of roast potatoes uses a salt bed that the spuds sit upon. The result is a creamy, perfectly cooked potato.
Smoked potatoes are a perfect accompaniment to a hearty and savory main course.
For the Simple Smoked Potatoes recipe, click here.
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.
The bold, deep flavor of coffee complements the richness of brisket and potatoes in this perky and simple-to-prepare slow-cooker recipe.
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.
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.
Minced ginger and dried orange peel enhance the taste of these spiced muffins.
For the Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins recipe, click here.
Replace the regular mashed potato with mashed sweet potato for a new take on a hearty and savory cottage pie.
This easy and delicious roast chicken with potatoes comes together wonderfully in a single skillet, making it one of the many one-pot wonders you can cook all year round!
For the Tarragon Skillet Chicken and Potatoes recipe, click here.
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