24 Easy Potato Recipes

This list of 24 Easy Potato Recipes is popping with inspiration for delicious ways to prepare and eat your favorite spuds!

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Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese by Easy Weeknight Recipes

It’s time to pick your potato! Are you partial to russets? Maybe you’re a fingerling fan? How about tender new potatoes? Or maybe you’re all of the above – in any case, we have you covered with these easy potato recipes. 

From breakfast ideas to casseroles, and appetizers to side dishes, we’ve rounded up some creative and cozy ways to enjoy potatoes. You’re bound to find a new favorite among our best potato recipes below!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

All the gloriously filling and flavorful things we love about a loaded baked potato wrapped up in an easy potato casserole! This recipe has it all: cream cheese, bacon, butter, and loads of melted cheddar.

Basil Pesto Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Make tender foil packet potatoes smothered in your choice of branded or homemade basil pesto! You only need 5 ingredients to make this classic and easy potato recipe, either in the oven or over a campfire.

twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese

Twice Baked Potatoes

You can never go wrong with a classic, and this twice-baked potato recipe is serving serious tasty, timeless vibes! Creamy mashed potatoes twice-baked inside their crispy skins, topped with loads of cheese and crumbled bacon.

Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes

There’s a reason why mashed potato recipes never go out of style! This easy side dish is so simple, yet so GOOD. Made from melt-in-your-mouth potatoes whipped with cream cheese and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Skillet Fried Potato Hash with Bacon and Eggs

Rise and shine with the ultimate potato breakfast recipe: hash and eggs. Fry up this flavorful skillet potato hash with bacon, topped with fried eggs for an easy breakfast the whole family will devour!

Hasselback Potatoes

This is a fun twist on a classic dinner potato that you need to try! These Hasselback potatoes are the crispy, next-level answer to a fully-loaded baked potato, complete with sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chives.

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Crispy Pan Fried Lemon Potatoes

Crispy and garlicky fingerling potatoes get a boost from sunshiney lemon in this simple and delicious pan-fried potatoes recipe. It’s the perfect flavor-filled side dish, rounded off with thyme and a sprinkle of parmesan.

Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes

Level up your mashed potatoes game with these ultra-cheesy baked taters. This recipe for baked mashed potatoes is the perfect cozy side dish for all your winter dinners!

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

We’re hard-pressed to find a better combo than crispy roast potatoes, salty bacon, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. You’ll want to eat these roasted potatoes with every meal!

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Easy Skillet Potatoes

Tender cubed potatoes crisp up perfectly in a skillet in this easy potato recipe! This is a wildly simple and tasty potato side dish that never fails to satisfy.

Gluten Free Gnocchi

PSA: You can whip up a batch of the best homemade gnocchi with only 4 ingredients! This easy gluten-free gnocchi recipe is the perfect family dinner, ready to be topped with your favorite sauces. 

Easy Sweet Potato Dal

This spicy and satisfying sweet potato dal is easy to prepare with red lentils, tender cooked sweet potatoes, and plenty of tongue-tingling spices. This is a simple Indian-inspired meal idea that the whole family will love!

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are the ultimate comforting side dish, made with rich layers of sliced potatoes and cheese sauce. These are so simple, yet SO tasty. It’s no wonder they’re a classic!

sweet potato cornbread in a skillet

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Sweet potato adds tons of moisture to this fluffy skillet cornbread bread subtly flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar. The best sweet side dish for savory stews and chilis!

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters

Crispy pan-fried sweet potato fritters made with shredded sweet potato, quinoa flour, scallions, salt, plus an egg to hold everything together. This easy sweet potato recipe is perfect for dipping in sriracha!

Creamy Potato Soup

This is a classic and creamy potato soup recipe loaded up with garlic, leeks, and salty bacon. Full of flavor and super cozy!

Grilled Potato Pesto Pizza

An easy dinner that looks and tastes totally gourmet, this grilled pizza covered with thinly sliced onion and chive creamer potatoes, tangy goat cheese, and earthy mushrooms is a real knockout!  

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Homemade Chicken Empanadas

This recipe for homemade empanadas is a yummy, kid-friendly dinner idea! Filled with protein, soft potatoes, veggies, and loads of delicious flavor, and made with flaky homemade empanada dough!

Zucchini Potato Bake

This zucchini potato bake is a lot like potato gratin, with tender zucchini and potato slices baked in a creamy garlic Alfredo sauce. Just look at that golden crust!

Homemade Pierogies

A home-style, no-frills homemade pierogi recipe filled with buttery mashed potato and tender onions. This is a classic potato dumpling that you can make as an appetizer, light dinner, or savory snack!

Baked French Fries

Make supremely crispy, uber-flavorful homemade French fries from the comfort of your own kitchen! Baked golden on the outsides, while the insides stay soft and fluffy, you don’t want to skip these easy oven fries!

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Get a load of these fully-loaded, black bean-stuffed sweet potatoes! This recipe is quick and easy to make with hearty black beans, corn, tomato salsa, and a dollop of guac packed into a tender baked sweet potato, for a tasty and healthy weeknight dinner.  

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Roasting up crispy smashed potatoes has never been easier than in the air fryer! These French onion air fryer potatoes are golden on the outside, creamy in the middle, and an all-around delicious side dish.

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Vegan scalloped potatoes are a plant-based version of everyone’s favorite potato side dish, baked in a creamy sauce made from vegan cheese, veggie broth, and nutritional yeast.

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