Potatoes are the king of food. In terms of versatility and quality, there’s pretty much nothing that you can’t do with a potato. You can boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew!
That’s before we even get onto frying and baking them! Truly, potatoes are the absolute best food to fill hungry bellies, even if you’re on a tight budget.
But sometimes we can get a bit bored with the same old potatoes all the time, so let’s get you out of your potato rut! Here are 25 exciting ways to enjoy russet potatoes that are flavorful, fluffy, and perfect for any occasion!
1. Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Perfect for any roast dinner or next to a bunch of sausages and drowning in gravy, these mashed potatoes are the crème de la crème of potato side dishes. It’s a simple dish packed full of creamy flavor.
2. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
What makes mashed potatoes better? Cheese! I don’t even want to eat mashed potatoes if it doesn’t have cheese in it anymore. This dish is the perfect comfort food, and can warm up even the coldest of winter nights.
3. Garlic Mash
The only thing better than cheesy mashed potatoes is garlic mashed potatoes. These take a little longer to make and require some more expertise, but the result is absolutely delicious and is more than worth the extra effort.
4. BBC Good Food Baked Potatoes
If you’re looking for a filling dinner, or a tasty lunch, then baked potatoes are always a fantastic choice. Though they can be a little tricky to get absolutely perfect, this recipe will guide you through the process to get everything right.
5. The Best Baked Potato Recipe
Let the title of this recipe speak for itself, and trust that this is one of the best baked potato recipes that helps you with exact timing and ways to ensure that your potato is going to be crispy and fluffy all at the same time.
6. Perfect Baked Potato Recipe
If the last one was the BEST recipe, then this one makes them PERFECT. Between these three recipes, you should be able to find the way to make baked potatoes that are perfect for you!
Some people prefer their potatoes crispier than others, and some like them soft, whatever your preference is, you’ll be able to tweak these recipes to suit your taste.
7. Ultimate Roast Potatoes
Whether you need roast potatoes for your typical sunday roast, or for your big Thanksgiving dinner, these roast potatoes will see you through.
I personally love roast potatoes more than most people, so it’s very important to me to make sure that they are the perfect mix of crispy and fluffy – this recipe gives me perfect potatoes every time.
8. How To Make Perfect Roast Potatoes
Just like baked potatoes, roasties are pretty hard to get right. This article is both a recipe and a guide for making the best roast potatoes every single time. The kind of oil that you should use and what sort of potatoes that you need.
9. Jamie Oliver Roast Potatoes
Whatever you think about Jamie Oliver, there’s no doubt that he knows how to make some awesome roast potatoes. These potatoes are squashed and covered in garlic and herbs, and taste incredible.
You don’t get much better than these honestly.
10. Potato Lasagna
Potatoes and lasagna? You read that right. This recipe is a super indulgent and cheesy dish that hits the spot every time. Though you’ll have to make sure that you have the time to put it all together as it does take over an hour to make.
11. Vegetarian Potato Lasagna
If you’re a vegetarian, don’t worry, you can still join in with the fun with this vegetarian take on the potato lasagna. This is still super delicious and vegetarian as well as gluten-free – two for one on dietary requirements.
12. Loaded Baked Potato Soup
On a cold day, there is absolutely nothing better than a big bowl of thick, creamy, potato soup. It is so warm and filling that you’ll barely even have room for a bit of crusty bread (though you don’t want to leave a single drop).
13. Potato, Kale, And Gruyère Tart
If you’re looking for a super rewarding challenge, then you need to try this potato, kale, and Gruyère tart. Whether you use ready-made pastry or make your own, this recipe is certain to wow your guests.
Not only is this recipe vegetarian, but it’s bursting full of all the nutrients that you need.
Now, it does take a while to make, but it’s more than worth it because I can promise you, the end result is amazing.
14. Rosemary And Garlic Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are a new experience for me, but let me tell you, I’m probably going to be making them every week from now on because of how incredible they are.
Somewhere between potato skins and roasted potatoes, Hassleback potatoes are, admittedly, a bit of a hassle to make, but again, more than worth the effort.
15. Homemade Cheddar Pierogi
If you really like pierogi but have never tried to make these dumplings, take this as your sign to give it a go.
These homemade pierogies are stuffed with a filling of russet potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, butter, and onion powder making them cheesy, tender, and oh-so delectable.
16. Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup
Take a look at this delicious cauliflower and russet potato curry soup if you’re looking for a super healthy but filling meal.
Featuring lots of cozy spices, sweet potato, and cauliflower, this soup is the perfect hearty solution for a rainy day.
Naan bread will pair perfectly with this dish, particularly a garlic one.
17. Jerk Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
If you find that traditional Shepherd’s pie just isn’t your thing, consider this Jamaican twist on the dish.
Turkey is given a nice dose of jerk seasoning and spice before being ladled into a prepared dough and topped with herby mashed potatoes.
18. Gnocchi With Sage, Butter, And Parmesan
Okay, hands up, who didn’t know that gnocchi was potatoes? Just me? Right…
Whilst this recipe is stunning, I think what strikes me the most is the fact that once you’ve got the gnocchi method down, your options for lunches and dinner are actually endless.
There are so many incredible gnocchi recipes, this is just the first stop on the way down the rabbit hole.
19. Easy Zuppa Toscana
Made with sausage, kale, bacon, and, of course, potatoes, this dish is really popular, mostly because it’s filled with really common, and inexpensive ingredients. Anyone can make it, and anyone can afford to make it.
20. Chorizo And Potato Stew
If you’re like me, then you love a stew in the middle of winter. Chorizo adds an extra element of heat to the stew and helps warm up inside and out.
This meal is one that you can create a giant pot of and just pick from it for the rest of the week. I love to make this in bulk, and find that they only get tastier as time goes on.
21. Lemony Roasted Potato Wedges
If fried wedges sound like a dream, but you want to try to create a healthier alternative, then you need to consider these roasted potato wedges.
These go perfectly with chicken or fish, thanks to the gorgeous lemon flavoring. Add some rosemary and garlic and you have an amazing side dish that everyone will love.
22. Crispy Cheesy Potatoes Stacks
If hasselback potatoes were so fun to make that you just need to try again with a different recipe, then check out these potato stacks.
This recipe needs cheese (something we’ve already established should be forever married with potatoes) and very finely sliced potatoes, and you’ll be ready to start stacking up your appetizers (or side for steak or pie).
23. Baked Eggs In Hash Brown Cups
Move over dinner, it’s breakfast’s turn with the potatoes.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adore a hash brown in the morning. I also love fried eggs. So the perfect breakfast? Fried eggs in a hash brown basket. Seriously, if you haven’t tried something like this, check it out!
24. Oven-Baked Tuscan Fries
I bet you thought that I had forgotten fries. Of course I would never! It’s just that they can be pretty basic, and I wanted to find recipes that you might have never thought about before.
But these fries are far from basic. The Tuscan spices are to die for and make incredible sides for, well, just about anything.
25. Oven-Fried Potato Latkes
Our final recipe might be last, but certainly not least. Latkes are a great way to experience potatoes, and I personally love how crispy and versatile they are.
These are a traditional Hanukkah treat, and any Hanukkah party you go to will be laden with Latkes.
Those are our 25 different recipes for russet potatoes that you can try any time. Enjoy the versatility of this fantastic root vegetable and have fun exploring all the different things that you can do with them.
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