20 Ways to Serve Spicy Potatoes
With a mild taste and creamy texture, potatoes are the perfect vehicle for hot seasonings and spicy sauces. Our collection of spicy potato recipes features a variety of cooking methods, from baking to boiling to slow cooking and sautéing. And you'll find flavor inspiration that ranges from Mexican to South Korean, with everything in between.
Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes
Bold chili powder, along with garlic powder and fresh onions, add plenty of spice to these roasted potatoes. Serve them up as a breakfast side or as an accompaniment to dinner.
Spicy Potato Soup
This super simple soup features potatoes, red bell peppers, and serrano chiles for a kick of heat. Recipe creator Felicia Martinez recommends serving up a bowl to help with head colds.
Spicy Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs
Enjoy an all-in-one breakfast with this dish that pairs up potatoes and eggs. Chili powder, cumin, and ground coriander are the tasty trio that peps up this morning meal.
Korean Spicy Chicken and Potato (Tak Toritang)
Gochujang, Korean hot pepper paste, amps up this homey chicken and potato stew. "We have a Korean exchange student living with us," says reviewer WANTTOKNOW. "He said this taste like what his mom makes. Ya!"
Spicy Slow Cooker Potatoes
Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes get the sweet-and-spicy treatment here with brown sugar on the sweet side and chili powder and cayenne pepper bringing the heat. "I was afraid it'd be too spicy but it was a great balance of spice to offset the sweetness," says Wulfe.
Spicy Vegan Potato Curry
This Indian-inspired curry gets its heat from a hefty dose of cayenne pepper, which is balanced out by creamy coconut milk in the sauce. Potatoes are the star, teaming up with garbanzo beans, peas, and tomatoes for a veggie-packed dish.
Buffalo Chicken and Roasted Potato Casserole
Buffalo chicken and potatoes are classic game day foods, so why not combine the two into one tasty casserole? Pieces of cubed chicken, potatoes, plenty of cheese, and crispy bits of bacon are all baked together in a spicy buffalo sauce.
Cajun Potato Latkes
Upgrade the classic latke with a dash of spicy Cajun seasoning. Want to speed things up? Many reviewers had success using thawed frozen hash browns instead of shredding fresh potatoes.
Spicy Baked Potato Casserole
"I love the idea of stuffed baked potatoes but can't be bothered with the long cooking time or making things look nice and neat. This is my lazy man's version of stuffed baked potatoes...with added zip!" says recipe creator Spiderwoman77.
Spicy Sesame Potatoes (Til Aloo)
The Asian-inspired flavor of these potatoes makes them a stand-out dish. Crunchy sesame seeds, spicy red chiles, and sweet orange sauce combine to hit all the flavor notes.
Spicy Mashed Potatoes
Both fresh jalapeño peppers and jalapeño-flavored cream cheese add a hit of heat to these humble mashed spuds. "These were a nice change from the every day mashed potatoes and this is one I'll make again," says Soup Loving Nicole.
Thick slices of potatoes are enveloped in a hearty layer of spicy Cheddar. "Wonderful cheesy flavor with a slight kick from the jalapeños," describes recipe creator France C. "The pimiento and jalapeños add a nice color contrast to the pale orange sauce."
Spicy Dill Potato Salad
Horseradish mustard is the secret ingredient to this spicy spin on potato salad. Fresh dill and veggies add a refreshing flavor and texture, balancing out the back-of-your-throat heat.
Bombay Breakfast Potatoes
"By boiling our potatoes in Indian spices before we fry them, we can easily turn your basic old home fries into something extraordinary," says Chef John. "This is also a great review for how to get perfect, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside breakfast potatoes." He suggests serving them for with a poached egg on top for the ultimate morning meal.
Spicy Jalapeño Cheese Pepper Potato Patties
A great use for leftover mashed potatoes, these peppy patties feature pickled jalapeños, diced green chiles, and plenty of rich Tex-Mex cheese.
Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes
Tender chicken breast and potato pieces swim in this rich curry sauce. Cayenne pepper adds some serious kick, which is paired up with other flavorful spices like garam masala, cumin, and ground turmeric.
Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet and spicy are the ultimate flavor combo for this creamy soup. "Can be mildly spicy to REALLY spicy depending on your taste," shares recipe creator Kent Jacobs. "The chipotle gives the soup a really nice smoky taste."
Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken
Sweet potatoes and chicken are the base for this recipe, but the real star is the sweet and spicy mango sauce. Bottled hot sauce creates a spicy and tangy taste, paired with sweet honey and ripe mango. Serve over a bowl of rice or noodles for soaking up the extra sauce.
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