By Food*Dude

The best potato dishes for Easter ham

Potatoes and ham have been classic Easter dinner companions since forever. We're sharing favorite traditional potato side dishes generations have served with their holiday hams, plus a few new ideas you might like to try for this year's Easter feast.

More: Get tips to make a crowd-pleasing Easter ham and learn how to choose the right potato for your recipe.

Traditional Potatoes

The hands-down Easter potato favorites have always been potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes. Although they're almost the same dish, the difference between the two comes down to the toppings. Potatoes au gratin get baked with a topping of cheese or bread crumbs for a golden finish, while scalloped potatoes leave out the cheese.

Now go on and drop that bit food trivia while you're waiting for someone to pass the potatoes.

Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

This top-rated potato casserole features buttery Yukon Gold potatoes baked with a touch of garlic in heavy cream, and topped with melty Gruyere cheese.

Potatoes Au Gratin | Photo by Meredith

More: Get all the recipes for potatoes au gratin.

Mom's Scalloped Potatoes

This popular recipe showcases the delicious simplicity of potatoes baked in cream until they're perfectly tender and the cream starts to caramelize over the top.

More: Get all the recipes for scalloped potatoes.

Inventive New Classics

Put a fresh spin on old favorites and give these updates a try if you want to create some new traditions of your own.

Muffin Tin Potatoes Gratin

Everyone will ooh and aah over this single-portion presentation. Be sure to use plenty of cooking spray to ensure they pop out of the muffin tins easily.

Muffin Tin Potatoes Gratin | Photo by lutzflcat

Chef John's Potato Roses

This is what happens when you take muffin tin potatoes and crank them up to 11. You'll want to watch the video to see how to make these jaw-dropping beauties.

Chef John's Potato Roses | Photo by Chef John

Hasselback Potatoes

The food world rediscovered this Swedish-style roasted potato, and the rest is Hasselback history. With their signature accordion slices allowing all the butter and toppings to reach deep down inside, these crispy/creamy potatoes can be downright stunning on your Easter buffet table. Watch the video to see how it's done.

More: Get tips to make Hasselback potatoes.

Skewered Grilled Potatoes

If your Easter ham is hogging the oven, put your grill to work on the 'taters. This cooking method works best with small new potatoes, and the results are smoky/salty good.

Skewered Grilled Potatoes | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

Roasted Melting Potatoes

Yukon Gold potatoes are double-roasted until crispy, then roasted one more time in broth until the insides are soft and creamy and the outsides are golden brown. Watch the video to see how easy they are to make.

See our entire collection of Easter Side dish Recipes.