Potato Side Dish Recipes

Mashed potatoes. Scalloped potatoes. Roasted potatoes. Find the right potato side dish for your dinner.

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Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free.

Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

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These are the easiest, creamiest potatoes au gratin I have ever had... YUM!

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

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Delicious and cheesy, these potato pancakes are a huge hit with my 3 boys! Great as a side dish or for snacking! These travel well wrapped in foil for the lunch box. Can be served plain or with ranch dressing as a dip.

Roasted Potatoes with Greens

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Roasted potatoes mingle with fresh spinach in a sauce of garlic, butter, sea salt and fresh rosemary. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and/or a good shredded hard cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino if you like.

Lengenberg's Boiled Potatoes

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This is the perfect simple side dish for a couple of German bratwursts or schnitzel.

Microwave Baked Potato

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If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.

Oven Baked Garlic and Parmesan Fries

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You'll love these...consider yourself warned: You'll want them every day!

Irish Champ

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Looks similar to colcannon, but champ is native to the North of Ireland. It's made by blending scallions or green onions with creamy mashed potatoes. Great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter which will melt through it. But it's also the perfect side dish for good quality sausages.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

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If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

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This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.

Sheet Pan Breakfast Potatoes

Quick and easy sheet pan breakfast potatoes! Using potatoes plus 6 simple ingredients, what an easy way to whip up some tasty, crispy potatoes. I know the title is breakfast potatoes, but you can enjoy these any time of day or night!

Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

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These potato cakes are great with any meal or as a snack. Simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Kids of ALL ages love 'em.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our 12 Best Potato Casseroles

When you want soul-satisfying potato casseroles to serve with roasts, chops, and other main dishes, these are the recipes you need.

Fondant Potatoes

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The texture this old-school method provides for russet potatoes is unlike anything you get by just roasting: so dense, moist, and rich. The way the crusty, crunchy edges outside contrast with the uniquely rich and creamy inside is truly a magical thing.