22 Potato Recipes: From Spuds to Wow!

This no-nonsense collection of 22 potato recipes is perfect for any day of the week. Find out the quick, tasty ways to transform spuds into star dishes. Fun, easy, and sure to please.

Baked potatoes topped with shrimp and green herbs.

Potatoes are a humble food item yet are so versatile that you can turn them into moreish snacks, tasty side dishes, or comfort main courses.

Here, we’ve carefully selected 22 easy and incredibly tasty potato recipes that will wow your taste buds. From classic mash to creamy baked, each dish is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. 

So, if you’re a true Spud fan, you will want to make these star meals everyone will rave about! 

22. Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes and a spoon in a rectangle dish.
Photo Credit: The Blond Cook.

These rich, creamy, buttery Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes are perfect for serving a crowd at family dinners or gatherings with friends. You can make this convenient side dish up to 2 days ahead, so it’s a perfect choice for your meal prep.

Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes.

21. Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes topped with grated cheese, cream, fresh herbs, and bacon.
Photo Credit: The Art of Food and Wine.

These crispy, salty, herb-sprinkled Hasselback Potatoes are roasted to perfection! Upgrade your baked potato game with this easy yet delicious recipe, which is simple and easy to follow. It uses fragrant herbs and lots of toppings that you’ll know why it’s so tasty.

Get the recipe: Hasselback Potatoes.

20. Aloo Pakora

A stack of Aloo Pakora.
Photo credit: So Yummy Recipes.

Aloo Pakora is sliced potato discs coated in a spiced gram flour batter. It’s crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside. They make moreish snacks you can enjoy with tea or coffee. 

Get the recipe: Aloo Pakora.

19. Aloo Paratha

Slices of Aloo Paratha on a plate with a fork and knife on the left and fresh herbs on the right.
Photo credit: So Yummy Recipes.

The Aloo Paratha recipe is a fried flatbread with spiced potato filling. It’s what you want to try for a savory snack or a light meal when you like something simple but a little bit more elaborate than a sandwich. You can also serve it as a starter before your mains.

Get the recipe: Aloo Paratha.

18. Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potato in a round deep plate with a fork, and a bulb of garlic and fresh herbs around.
Photo Credit: Backyard Garden Lover.

Another mash recipe you’d want to try! This one uses red-skinned potatoes, making the mash creamy and tasty. You can complete this mashed for your next meal on a busy day with an easy method.

Get the recipe: Creamy Tasty Red Skin Mashed Potatoes.

17. Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

A plate of air fried smashed potatoes.
Photo Credit: So Yummy Recipes.

Air fryer smashed Potatoes have never tasted better! Air frying them promises a crispy skin with a gorgeous, fluffy center. Whether you serve them as a side dish or a main snack, they’ll be ready in 15 to 20 minutes, and a big appetite is all you need! Season well and enjoy it with family and friends.

Get the recipe: Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes.

16. Aloo Matar

A bowl of potato and green pea curry garnished with chopped cilantro with blue napkin on the background.
Photo Credit: So Yummy Recipes.

Aloo Matar is a vegan side dish of Pakistani style potato and green peas dry curry recipe. It’s a humble dish that offers simplicity with full flavor. It’s also versatile; you can enjoy it with a bowl of hot plain white rice or a fluffy flatbread such as naan, chapati, or pita. 

Get the recipe: Aloo Matar.

15. Aloo Keema

A bowl of meat and potato curry with blue napkin on the right side.
Photo Credit: So Yummy Recipes.

This Aloo keema, minced meat and potato curry, is a popular home food menu among Pakistani cuisines. It’s quite a rich meat dish that is lovely to enjoy with roti/ chapati, naan bread, pitta bread, or just plain Basmati rice.

Get the recipe: Aloo Keema.

14. Aloo Tikki

Indian potato cutlets with a small bowl of chili sauce.
Photo credit: So Yummy Recipes.

Aloo Tikki is a potato cutlet with a well-balanced aroma of spices and herbs. Enjoy it as is or as a filling in pita bread, flatbread, or tortilla wrap, and have it for your packed lunch and a picnic. You can also serve these tasty spud cutlets as snacks or appetizers. 

Get the recipe: Aloo Tikki.

13. Batata Harra (Spicy Lebanese Potatoes)

Roast potato cubes with a spoon.
Photo Credit: Urban Farm and Kitchen.

This 5-ingredient recipe for Spicy Lebanese Potatoes, also known as Batata Harra, is straightforward to prepare and comes together in under 30 minutes. It works great as a side dish or as part of a meze board.

Get the recipe: Batata Harra (Spicy Lebanese Potatoes).

12. Mashed Potato Cakes

A stack of mashed potato cake with a dollop of cream on the top.
Photo Credit: Tastes of Lizzy T.

Mashed potato cake is the best way to use leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast or a side dish! These easy, cheesy, fried mashed potato cakes can be ready in under 30 minutes while you brew your coffee. 

Get the recipe: Mashed Potato Cakes.

11. Aloo Gobi Matar

A bowl of cauliflower, potato, and green pea curry.
Photo Credit: Living Smart and Healthy.

Delight your taste buds with this aromatic and flavorful Aloo Gobi Matar recipe, a classic North Indian dish featuring potatoes, cauliflower, and green peas in a spiced curry.

Get the recipe: Aloo Gobi Matar.

10. Homemade French Fries

A basket of french fries with an ornamental mini skillet next to it.
Photo Credit: Busy Creating Memories.

Learn the secrets of how to make the best homemade French Fries! This easy-to-follow recipe yields perfect crispy results. It was fried in a cast iron skillet directly on the stove with the perfect seasonings for taste buds. Make them in bulk and enjoy them while you watch your favorite TV.

Get the recipe: Homemade French Fries.

9. Scalloped Potatoes for Two

Scalloped potatoes.
Photo Credit: The Food Fussy.

Scalloped Potatoes for Two are a delicious and surprisingly easy dish to make. It’s a creamy, comforting side dish with just a touch of cheese. No need to create a giant pan for 20 – this recipe will give you just enough dinner and a little for leftovers!

Get the recipe: Scalloped Potatoes for Two.

8. Twice Baked Potato Casserole

A dish of baked potato casserole.
Photo Credit: Plowing Through Life.

Loaded with cheese and bacon, this Twice Baked Potato Casserole recipe makes the ultimate side dish for any special meal with family or friends. They’re deliciously moreish, and everyone would want more than one help.

Get the recipe: Twice Baked Potato Casserole.

7. Vietnamese Beef Potato Stir-fry

Viatnemese Beef Potato Stir Fry.
Photo Credit: Delightful Plate.

Vietnamese Beef Potato Stir-fry (Thit bo Xao Khoai Tay) is delicious, flavorful, and filling. Add this quick and easy stir-fry to your family dinner rotation.

Get the recipe: Vietnamese Beef Potato Stir-fry.

6. Garlic Parmesan Baked Potato Wedges

Baked potato wedges with a small bowl of ketchup.
Photo Credit: Healthy Fitness Meals.

Filled with extra crispy flavors and textures, this delicious Garlic Parmesan Baked Potato wedge recipe is made with aromatic smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, Russet potatoes, and parmesan cheese!

Get the recipe: Garlic Parmesan Baked Potato Wedges.

5. Make-Ahead Roasted Potatoes

Roast potatoes in a small bowl with a spoon in it and a plate with cutlery next to it.
Photo Credit: Camp Grill Eat.

Can you prepare roasted potatoes ahead of time? The answer is yes! With these crispy, make-ahead roasted potatoes, you can have them ready to be finished in your oven, over your grill, or the campfire for a classic side dish perfect for the holidays or year-round.

Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Roasted Potatoes.

4. Crispy Potato Fritters

Potato fritters on a wire rack.
Photo Credit: Healthy Taste of Life.

These potato cakes are simple to make and deliciously versatile. All you need is grated potatoes, flour, eggs, and a flavorful mix of garlic, onion, and seasoning – creating a perfect side dish or meal paired with a salad. Enjoy these cakes solo or serve them for a big gathering; they will surely be a hit!

Get the recipe: Crispy Potato Fritters.

3. Potato Sandwich

Sandwiches with potato filling.
Photo Credit: Green Bowl 2 Soul.

A potato sandwich, or masala aloo sandwich, is a delicious vegetarian grilled sandwich from India. It’s stuffed with a mashed potato filling with Indian spices, green peas, cheese, and a refreshing green chutney.

Get the recipe: Potato Sandwich.

2. Shrimp Baked Potato

Baked potatoes topped with shrimp and green herbs.
Photo Credit: Food, Folks and Fun.

This Shrimp Baked Potato recipe is smothered in a homemade creamy Cajun sauce and then topped with juicy shrimp. This easy recipe is budget-friendly, so you’d want to put it on a regular meal-planning rota.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Baked Potato.

1. German Vegan Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes on a black plate with a small bowl of creamy dipping sauce garnished with chopped dill, and some dill next to the plate.
Photo Credit: Happy Kitchen.

These delicious German vegan potato pancakes or Kartoffelpuffer are crispy from the outside and tender on the inside and only require three staple ingredients and 30 minutes of your time. They are perfect for a quick and filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal that everyone will love!

Get the recipe: German Vegan Potato Pancakes.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.


Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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