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30 Best Potato Recipes

April 4, 2024

This list of the 30+ Best Potato Recipes is full of rich, inviting, creative ways to devour your favorite starchy veggie.


Crispy Smashed Potatoes on a black plate

A Potato Recipe for (almost) Every Day of the Month.

Because we are such fans of all kinds of potatoes, we’ve worked hard to include many varieties on this list from russet, sweet potato, baby potatoes to fingerlings. We’ve scoured our site to make sure we are giving you 30+ of the most amazing potato dishes out there.

We just know you are going to love cooking your way through this list this fall and winter. We’ve got you covered from delicious breakfasts, cozy dinners, interesting side dishes, and a few other gems making an appearance along the way.

Mexican picadillo in a skillet with ground beef, potatoes, onion, cumin, tomato paste and spices. Served with rice
zuppa toscana soup with sausage, potatoes and kale

Our Favorite Potato Recipes Hands Down.

  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes (cover photo). Golden-brown on the outside, and creamy in the middle, these crispy smashed potatoes are the starchy side dish you need on your table ASAP!
  • Picadillo. Ground beef, studded with potatoes and spiced generously with cumin, cinnamon and garlic—what’s not to love?
  • Zuppa Toscana. Bacon, sausage, garlic and potatoes, our rich, delicious zuppa toscana recipe has it all, and then some!
  • Classic Pot Roast. Nothing more—and nothing less—than a true blue classic pot roast recipe with potatoes! It will definitely brighten up a dreary day.
roasted garlic mashed potatoes in a bowl topped with melted butter, cracked pepper and fresh chives
Greek chicken freezer meal with potatoes, lemons and oregano on a baking sheet

Potatoes & Garlic, the Perfect Match.

Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with black beans and avocado on a bed of kale
Honey roasted sweet potatoes with labneh on a plate

Perfectly Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

African Peanut Soup with kale and chicken in a bowl with a spoon
wild mushroom chowder in a bowl with potatoes

Potato Soup ALL the Ways

  • Creamy Potato Soup. Bacon, garlic, leeks and plenty of cheese add huge flavor to this classic, creamy potato soup recipe.
  • African Peanut Soup. This warming soup is full of fresh ginger, jalapeño, cumin, sweet potatoes and plenty of garlic.
  • Wild Mushroom Chowder with Bacon and Leeks. A perfectly cozy dish for this time of year.
  • Vegetarian Chili. This is a dairy-free, gluten-free, one-pot, wallet-friendly wonder... oh yeah, it also freezes well too!
  • Salmon Chowder. Made with fresh salmon, salty bacon and you guessed it, hearty potatoes, this chowder is the ultimate comfort food.
ground Beef Empanadas with peas carrots and potatoes on a plate
baked gnocchi with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce in a large baking dish

Kid-Friendly Potato Recipes

  • Beef Empanadas. Your kids will LOVE these flaky handheld pies! They are tender and delicious and filled with a hearty mixture of warmly-spiced ground beef and vegetables including potatoes!
  • Baked Gnocchi or Baked Gnocchi with Broccoli. One whiff of either of these heavenly baked potato filled gnocchi dishes is enough to silence the ravenous masses.
  • Twice Baked Potatoes. Crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, sour AND heavy cream all smashed into creamy potatoes—our twice baked potato recipe is here to win your heart forever.
  • Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Chive Butter Sauce. If you’ve been on the fence about chicken thighs, this absolutely delicious braised chicken thigh and potato recipe might just win you over.
  • Mini Italian-Style Meatloaf Sheet Pan. A good old-fashioned meatloaf dinner—mini meatloaves, potatoes and broccoli—all on one pan? Yep! It’s that sheet pan magic, at it again!
Coconut curry lentil soup with sweet potatoes a kale in a bowl
Fasolakia Greek Green Beans dish with potatoes and tomatoes in a bowl with a spoon and crusty bread

Vegetarian Potato Dish Success!

  • Coconut Curry Lentil Soup. I have literally eaten this soup every week since we added it to the blog. It’s just that good!
  • Fasolakia Braised Green Beans. This dish is a very different spin on green beans and potatoes. Served with feta and crusty bread, it’s a dish you’ll want to go back to again and again.
  • Spiced Vegetarian Stew. This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and a rich broth seasoned with turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin- and is sure to warm you up, even on the coldest of days.
  • Sweet Potato Tacos. These are destined to become your new favorite “meatless Monday” meal.
Sausage kale and potato skillet dinner in a cast iron skillet
Steak bites and sweet potatoes with curry aioli in a cast iron skillet

Potato Dinners Everyone will Love

  • Sausage Kale and Potato Skillet. This dinner ticks all the boxes—a little meaty, some dark leafy greens, and some starchy goodness. An easy one-pan sausage, kale and potato skillet that pleases everyone, from cook to clean-up crew.
  • Steak Bites and Sweet Potatoes. With curry aioli for dipping- you heard that right! Can you think of a more delicious skillet dinner?
  • Loaded Sweet Potato with Chipotle Cashew Cream. This is one of my family’s favorite dinners, it's healthy and absolutely delicious!
  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew. We love throwing potatoes into our stew and this is one of the best ways to do just that.
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage. On St. Patrick’s Day—or any day, really—this corned beef, cabbage and potato recipe makes for a feast that’s sure to put everyone in a celebratory mood.
Potatoes bravas in a pan with a fried egg
Sweet potato carnitas hash with a fried egg an bell peppers

Potatoes For Breakfast? No one is Complaining!

Vegetable Pot Pie with biscuits on top in a braiser
ground Lamb Pot Pie with Curry, potatoes, carrots and peas in a cast iron skillet

Potato Pot Pies Are the Best.

  • Rustic Curry Lamb Pie. This is a great way to introduce your friends and family to a new flavorful dish using ground lamb. It’s hearty and homey and just perfect for the season
  • Vegetable Pot Pie. With a rich brown gravy style sauce and cheesy biscuits, this pot pie is perfectly over the top.
  • Lamb Pie. If you’re looking for a fun little dinner project, may we suggest this lamb pie? It’s worth all the effort!
cheesy Potatoes au gratin in a baking dish with a soon
Crispy roasted potatoes with gremolata on a baking sheet

Yay for Potato Side Dishes!

one pan honey mustard chicken with green beans and potatoes
Olive bar sheet pan chicken

Winner Winner Potato-and-Chicken Dinner

Did You Make One of These Recipes?

We hope you love this 30+ Best Potato Recipes list. If you make any of these dishes, we’d love to hear about it. Be sure to tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper on Instagram to share where you found the recipe. Happy eating!

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Questions & Reviews

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  • lorena

    more non meat recipes??

    Check out our "60 Best Vegetarian Meals" post!

  • Alyssia

    Thank you so much for sharing this delightful, nutritious beautifully presented ways to eat and enjoy potatoes! Sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness. Be Well!

    Thanks Alyssia!

  • Tina

    I'd like to learn more about the art of potatoes in cuisine. Can you send me some helpful recipes or reading material? If you have a mailing list I'd like to be added please.

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  • Rae

    On the intro page it shows a pan of potatoes with zucchini and spinach, but no recipe. I would like the recipe since we love all the ingredients. I just joined your group. Thanks for your help.

    It's the Zuppa Toscana!

  • Eva

    Loved vegan roasted sweet potato salad!
    Dressing is absolutely amazing!

    Thank you

    Thanks Eva!

  • Jenn

    Had a bunch of potatoes I needed to use up so this post was incredibly helpful in narrowing down. my options. Loved the zuppa!

    That's great! Thanks Jenn!