If you’re wondering what to make with potatoes, I’ve got you covered! This collection of potato recipes includes potato side dishes, casseroles, potato soups, potato recipes for dinner, and more.

Mashed potatoes in a bowl with a serving spoon.

It’s no wonder that many favorite recipes, from main dishes to side dishes, start with potatoes. Potatoes are comforting, satisfying and so versatile. You can roast them, mash them, slow cook them, or simmer them in soups. They come in many varieties, from russets and Yukon golds to baby potatoes, red potatoes, fingerlings, sweet potatoes and more.

Here are the top potato recipes on Kristine’s Kitchen. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does!

Delicious Potato Side Dishes

Scalloped potatoes in baking dish with serving spoon.

Scalloped Potatoes

These scalloped potatoes are cheesy, garlicky and all-around irresistible. They’re surprisingly easy to make and perfect for the holidays or any time.

twice baked potato casserole with bacon and cheese in casserole dish

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Easier than regular twice baked potatoes and just as satisfying, this potato casserole is creamy and indulgent.

close up of creamy potato salad on spoon in bowl

Potato Salad Recipe

A great potato salad recipe is a must in every home cook’s collection of potato recipes. This one is made with egg, pickle relish and celery, plus a creamy homemade dressing.

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smashed potatoes on a baking sheet

Smashed Potatoes

These smashed potatoes are so irresistible, you’ll be tempted to eat them all straight from the pan. They’re crispy on the edges, perfectly seasoned, and fluffy in the middle.

breakfast potatoes in a white serving bowl

Breakfast Potatoes

Elevate your usual egg breakfast with these crispy breakfast potatoes. Smoked paprika is the secret ingredient that will keep everyone going back for more.

Baked Potato Recipes

Oven baked french fries served with a dish of ketchup

Baked French Fries

Healthier than deep fried fries and just as tasty, these baked fries are our go-to side dish for Turkey Burgers, Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken sandwiches and more. Learn the secrets to making the best French fries in the oven.

baked potatoes on a plate, some topped with butter and some with sour cream and chives

Baked Potato

There’s something about a fluffy baked potato with crispy potato skin that always hits the spot. Whether you want to serve baked potatoes as a side dish or load them up with toppings to make them a meal, this is the recipe you need.

twice baked potatoes on a white plate.

Twice Baked Potatoes

The creamy potato filling for these twice baked potatoes is made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Needless to say, they have incredible flavor. They’re one of my best make-ahead potato recipes!

Roasted red potatoes in a serving bowl with parsley garnish.

Roasted Red Potatoes

Meet my favorite roasted potatoes recipe: Roasted Red Potatoes! Simple seasonings and a 10 minute preparation time makes this a recipe you’ll turn to again and again.

Cajun fries stacked together.

Cajun Fries

These crispy Cajun fries have a fantastic spicy kick! They’re seasoned with my homemade Cajun Seasoning, which also makes the best Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Plated baked potato topped with salt, pepper, butter and chives, with instant pot in the background.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

If you want a set it and forget it method for cooking russet potatoes, this Instant Pot recipe is for you. It’s also much faster than cooking potatoes in the oven.

overhead photo of oven roasted potatoes on baking sheet

Oven Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are something special, with garlic and fresh herbs to enhance the flavor of baby potatoes. You’ll love the golden brown edges and soft, fluffy centers.

Potato Recipes for Dinner

Close up of a serving of shepherd's pie on a plate with bite on a fork.

Shepherd’s Pie

When I think of comfort food, shepherd’s pie is one of the first recipes that comes to mind. This one is made with ground beef (or lamb) and vegetables in a flavorful gravy, topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven.

Chicken stew in a Dutch oven pot.

Chicken Stew

Potato recipes aren’t limited to side dishes – they’re also a wonderful addition to many main dishes, including this thick and hearty stew. It’s filled with potatoes, vegetables and chicken in a flavorful herby broth. Your kitchen will smell amazing as it simmers on the stove.

Salmon flaked with fork and plated with green beans and potatoes.

Honey Garlic Salmon

This easy sheet pan dinner is likely to become a regular in your recipe rotation! Succulent salmon, roasted potatoes and green beans all cook together on one pan.

Chicken casserole in baking dish with serving spoon.

Chicken Casserole

There’s so much to love about this comforting chicken and potato casserole. Potatoes, vegetables and cheese come together with shredded chicken in this creamy casserole recipe. A crispy breadcrumb topping is the perfect finishing touch.

Ladle of beef stew held over stew in crockpot.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This beef stew is richly flavored and easy to make thanks to the crockpot. Serve it with chunks of crusty bread for dunking.

Roasted chicken thighs, potatoes and Brussels sprouts on sheet pan.

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

We’re always on the lookout for tasty, healthy dinner recipes and this is a current favorite. This sheet pan dinner has juicy chicken thighs, roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts all baked together on one pan.

Pot roast with carrots and potatoes in an instant pot.

Instant Pot Pot Roast

This Instant Pot roast is the best pot roast I’ve tried. The five star reviews say it all – this easy Instant Pot meal is a must-make. It’s one of our favorite potato recipes for dinner!

Crockpot chicken and potatoes with carrots and gravy.

Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes

You can’t go wrong with a make ahead slow cooker meal, and this crockpot chicken and potatoes is sure to satisfy. Browning the chicken on the stove before slow cooking adds lots of flavor.

Two slices of instant pot meatloaf served on a plate with mashed potatoes, with plate of meatloaf and plate of mashed potatoes in the background.

Instant Pot Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes

Your classic meatloaf dinner gets an upgrade in this easy Instant Pot recipe. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes cook together in the Instant Pot.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipes

Mashed potatoes in a bowl with a serving spoon.

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes are a classic potato recipe that makes just about any meal better. One trick to making perfect creamy mashed potatoes is to mash them by hand rather than with a mixer. Learn more of my favorite tips in the recipe post.

bowl of garlic mashed potatoes with butter and parsley

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted garlic gives these restaurant-quality garlic mashed potatoes incredible flavor.

mashed potatoes in instant pot

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These Instant Pot mashed potatoes turn out perfectly fluffy, every time! Take the guesswork out of making homemade mashed potatoes with this easy recipe.

Mashed potatoes in a slow cooker with a wooden spoon.

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

These crock pot mashed potatoes are my favorite make-ahead mashed potatoes recipe. You don’t need to boil the potatoes, and you can mash them right in the slow cooker.

Potato Soup Recipes

Bowl of potato soup topped with sour cream, shredded cheddar, bacon and green onions.

Potato Soup

Thick, creamy and flavorful, this potato soup is the ultimate comfort food. Serve it with your favorite toppings – we like to add bacon, cheese and green onions.

Two bowls of potato leek soup with fresh chives and a spoon in each bowl.

Potato Leek Soup

Leeks have the most delicious mild onion flavor, and they pair so well with potatoes in this easy soup recipe. The leftovers are delicious warmed up for lunch.

Golden winter soup served in two bowls.

Golden Winter Soup

In this fall favorite soup recipe, butternut squash, potatoes and leeks come together to make a delicious creamy vegetarian soup.

ladle of potato soup with toppings held over a slow cooker

Crockpot Potato Soup

Slow cooker potato recipes are some of my favorites for getting easy meals on the table. On a cold day, a bowl of this crockpot potato soup really satisfies. Stirring some plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream) into the puréed soup gives it a creamier texture without having to add heavy cream.

Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potato Fries

No list of potato recipes would be complete without a few delicious sweet potato recipes! These scrumptious sweet potato fries are baked in the oven and perfectly seasoned. They’re French fries that you can feel good about eating.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili with Quinoa - vegetarian and vegan.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This sweet potato chili is made with quinoa and black beans to make it an especially satisfying vegetarian chili recipe. It’s thick, hearty and flavorful!

Roasted sweet potatoes in a serving bowl.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This is the sweet potato recipe that I make most often. They have the best caramelized flavor out of the oven. You’ll want to go back for seconds!

slice of sweet potato pie with whipped cream on top.

Sweet Potato Pie

This tempting dessert recipe is a favorite for the holidays. This is a bold statement, but I like it even more than pumpkin pie.

bite of sweet potato on a fork held over a baked sweet potato on a plate

Baked Sweet Potato

A perfect baked sweet potato is a real treat. Naturally sweet and creamy, they’re magnificent topped with butter, salt and pepper. Add a bit of maple syrup or brown sugar if you’re feeling extra indulgent.

sweet potato casserole with pecan topping in square baking dish

Sweet Potato Casserole

This holiday favorite features a brown sugar pecan topping and a creamy spiced sweet potato filling. It’s a family favorite recipe that’s always on our Thanksgiving menu.

Air Fryer Potato Recipes

French fries in air fryer.

Air Fryer French Fries

One thing that the air fryer does especially well is cook crispy French fries. Made with just 3 ingredients, these air fryer fries are sure to satisfy.

Three baked potatoes with toppings on a large plate.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Lovers of crispy potato skins on their baked potatoes will be glad to have this easy air fryer recipe in their back pocket! As an added bonus, air fryer potatoes cook faster than in the oven, too.

Air fryer potato wedges with parmesan.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

With a mouthwatering blend of seasonings and Parmesan cheese, these potato wedges are a delicious snack or side dish.

Potatoes in a serving dish with parmesan and parsley.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

These air fryer potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Italian seasoning, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese give them loads of flavor.

Sweet potato fries served with ketchup and ranch dip.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

You are going to love these sweet potato fries! They’re healthy, the ends are irresistibly crispy, and they are so quick and easy to make.

Creamy mashed potatoes in a bowl with a spoon.
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40 Best Potato Recipes

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
An incredible collection of our best potato recipes, including potato side dishes, casseroles, potato soups, potato recipes for dinner, and more. Start with these creamy mashed potatoes, a family favorite!


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes, about 8 medium Yukon gold or 4 medium russet
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature, cut into 4 pieces, plus more if desired, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • ½ cup whole milk, warmed, plus more as needed


  • Scrub the potatoes under cool water. You can peel the potatoes or leave the skins on, depending on your preference. I usually peel russets.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Place them in a pot of cold water. Add ½ teaspoon salt to the water.
  • Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil potatoes for 12-15 minutes, until very tender when pierced with a fork, but not falling apart. Transfer potatoes to a colander and drain well.
  • Immediately return the drained potatoes to the empty hot pot. Let the potatoes rest in the hot pot for 2-3 minutes to evaporate any extra moisture.
  • Add the butter to the potatoes in the pot. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  • Add the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, and half of the warm milk. Stir. Then stir in the remaining milk, plus more if needed to reach your desired creaminess. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve.
Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 411mg, Potassium: 985mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 271IU, Vitamin C: 45mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
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