Our 10 Most Popular Potato Recipes (Because Potatoes Go With Everything)

Mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, and more.

February 21, 2019
Photo by Mark Weinberg

Let’s play a game—you name a dish, I’ll name a potato recipe to go with. Meatloaf? Mashed potatoes. Roast chicken? Roasted potatoes. Cheeseburger? French fries. Scrambled eggs? Home fries.

We could be here all day.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the best of the best of the big wide world of spuds (russet, fingerling, Yukon Gold, love you all). Whatever you’re making for dinner, odds are that one of these potato recipes will be the perfect thing to serve alongside.

Our Best Potato Recipes

1. Garlicky Roasted Potato Salad

Why pick between potato salad and roasted potatoes when you could have both? Food52er MySocialChef developed his own A+ spin on Spanish patatas bravas, and our tables are happier for it.

2. Molly Yeh's Roasted Potatoes With Paprika Mayo

This recent addition to the Genius Recipes family comes from Food Network star Molly Yeh, who describes it as: “This is really kind of just a bowl of salty enough fries with mayo that you can eat with a spoon.”

3. Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake

Hasselback potatoes have a lot going for ’em: crispy nooks and crannies, wow factor, plus they look pretty as can be. These earn bonus points for the addition of Parmesan, garlic, and herbs.

4. Potato Stack (Scalloped Potatoes)

These small-but-mighty scalloped potato stacks are ready to accompany pan-seared steaks, breaded chicken breasts, juicy pork chops, and more. The trick is using two kinds of potatoes—russet and red—and leaving them unpeeled, so their colors look like pinstripes.

5. Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese

Mashed potatoes: plain, no more. This batch pulls out all of the stops: fresh goat cheese, garlic, black pepper, and lots of jammy caramelized onions.

6. Broccoli Rabe, Potato & Rosemary Pizza

Potatoes may just be the most underrated pizza topping. Here, we’ve also got wintry broccoli rabe, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano, plus lots of rosemary, potato’s favorite herb.

7. Homemade Potato Chips

Better lunches, right this way. Potato chips love hanging out with sandwiches, from tuna salad to turkey-Swiss. But my favorite hack: piling them on the sandwich itself.

8. The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes

“I wanted something in between oven-roasted and some kind of fried potatoes,” Gretchen @ Backyardnotes writes. We’re down! The trick is to take these until they’re almost burnt, so they’re extra-crispy outside, creamy inside.

9. The WFP: Greek Mahogany Potatoes

Creamtea’s daughter dubbed these “World Famous Potatoes” (that’s the WFP)—and who are we to disagree? Heads up that they’ll take upwards of an hour in the oven, but it’s worth it.

10. Mashed Potato Cakes With Broccoli & Cheese

These cakes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes (but we’ve been known to make mashed potatoes specifically for these cakes!). They’re full of broccoli and cheddar—add a runny egg on top and call it dinner.

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nancy E. February 25, 2019
Cannot believe you did not include gnocchi
Anne B. February 24, 2019
I never met a potato I didn't like.
Emma L. February 24, 2019
Me neither!
Ttrockwood February 22, 2019
How does food52 not have hot crash potatoes anywhere??
That recipe legit changed EVERYTHING. You have to make extras because everyone will take seconds.
Boil little potatoes, slightly squash them on a sheet pan, add olive oil and seasonings, roast til brown and crispy skins and edges.
Emma L. February 24, 2019
We do!
Amy L. February 25, 2019
Smash or crashed potatoes by another name - my fav! https://food52.com/recipes/25113-wonder-fries
BerryBaby February 21, 2019
LOVE potatoes and creating new ways to serve them. My two favorite recipe creations Potato Cups and Snowball Potatoes. The cups are fun and can be filled the vegetables. Kids love them!
Emma L. February 24, 2019
What are snowball potatoes?!