If You Love Potatoes, You'll Love These 40 Scrumptious Potato Dishes

If You Love Potatoes, You'll Love These 40 Scrumptious Potato Dishes

Let's be honest for a moment - do you know anyone out there who DOESN'T love potatoes? From fries to mashes, potatoes are such versatile vegetables that create some of the most delicious snacks and dishes. But let's expand our knowledge today by exploring some unique potato dishes you might never have thought of before. Warm potato salads? Potato pancakes? Potato tarts? Here are 40 absolutely scrumptious potato dishes you definitely need to try.

1. Classic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Can you ever go wrong with a delicious bowl of hearty garlic mashed potatoes? This beloved dish is a favourite of many - because who wouldn't love creamy potatoes mixed with a generous amount of butter and cream? And when it's done right, that silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture is absolutely to die for.

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2. Hasselback Potatoes with Herbs

If you're looking for a potato dish that's got both the visual and taste factor, you should definitely consider Hasselback potatoes. The fan-cut appearance gives it that "wow" presentation while the potato itself, infused with herbs like rosemary and thyme, offers a deliciously crispy outside and a soft, tender inside.

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3. Spicy Patatas Bravas

Why not give this classic Spanish potato dish a try? Patatas Bravas is made of cube potatoes that are fried to golden, crispy perfection which are then served with a spicy tomato sauce. It's a simple dish, but that spice will bring so much heat and flavour with each and every bite.

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4. Cheesy Potato Gratin

What a surprise - cheese and potato go great together? Please any guest (and yourself!) with a delicious cheesy potato gratin made of thinly sliced potatoes baked with a blend of creamy cheese and garlic. It's an incredibly rich and decadent dish that will leave you feeling fully satisfied.

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5. Loaded Baked Potato Soup

For something more wholesome and comforting, this loaded baked potato soup is just what you need during a cold, rainy day. Featuring chunks of tender potato, cheese, sour cream, and bacon, this hearty soup will warm you right up.

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6. Potato and Leek Pie

Switch things up with this delicious savory pie that's filled with a comforting mix of potatoes, leeks, and cheesy goodness. All wrapped up in a flaky pastry, each bite will be a wonderful combination of textures and flavours.

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7. Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Don't forget about sweet potatoes! They're so good on their own that all you need to do is cut them into wedges and roast them until crispy for the ultimate tasty snack. It's a healthier yet equally yummy alternative to traditional fries. If you want some extra flavour, try seasoning them with a pinch of cinnamon for a fun twist!

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8. Curried Potato Samosas

Deep-fried and filled with a warm and delicious mix of spiced potatoes and peas, these pastries are a staple when it comes to Indian cuisine. Perfect as a snack or appetizer, each bite will give you an explosion of spice and flavour.

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9. German Potato Salad

Potatoes are so good, they even taste great in a warm and tangy salad! Made with boiled potatoes, bacon, and a vinegar-based dressing, this German Potato Salad is a unique side dish that contrasts the usual cold and creamy potato salad. Give it a try!

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10. Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Homemade gnocchi is a lot easier to make at home than you might think; and when it's paired with a simple yet elegant sage butter sauce, you'll be whipping up this classic Italian dish every weekend. These light and pillowy dumplings are truly a testament to the versatility of potatoes.

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11. Twice Baked Potatoes

Lets throw it back to some classics - twice baked potatoes are hollowed out, mixed with cheese, sour cream, and chives, and then baked again in the oven until it's golden. Easily customizable so you can throw on all your favourite toppings, this simple potato dish is oh so comforting.

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12. Potato and Chickpea Curry

As a hearty vegetarian option, this Potato and Chickpea Curry will tick off all the boxes of a delicious potato dish. Combining tender potatoes and tasty chickpeas all in a rich, spicy tomato sauce, it's a warm dish that's perfect for any cold evening.

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13. Colcannon - Irish Potato Mash

Never tried any Irish food before? Start easy with this traditional Irish potato dish, Colcannon! It combines mashed potatoes with cabbage and green onions for a creamy and flavourful twist to the standard mash. 

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14. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Create a fusion of flavours with these burritos that are packed with a delicious mix of sweet potatoes, black beans, and spices. Not only is it a nutritious meal, it'll taste so good you'll make them over and over again. Who knew potatoes made such a great burrito filling?

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15. Crispy Potato Skins with Cheese and Bacon

Every part of the potato deserves to be used and loved! A popular appetizer, crispy potato skins smothered in melted cheese and bacon bits, served with a side of sour cream, is truly the ultimate party food. The whole plate will be devoured in a matter of minutes.

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16. Potato Rosti

When you hear the words "crispy" and "potatoes" in one sentence, you know it's going to be a good dish. Originating from Switzerland, the Potato Rosti features grated potatoes that are pan-fried until crispy and completely golden. It's super simple, but incredibly satisfying as a breakfast or side dish.

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17. Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is a very popular vegetarian Indian dish that combines potatoes and cauliflower with a fragrant mix of spices. It creates the most flavourful and heartwarming dish that pairs perfectly with some rice or naan.

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18. Creamy Potato Leek Soup

A smooth and creamy potato leek soup is just what you need after a long day of work. It's such a delicious and comforting dish that will keep you warm and cozy. Throw on some crispy bacon as a garnish for an added touch of smoky and meaty flavour!

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19. Potato and Chorizo Tacos

If potatoes make great burrito fillings, it only makes sense that they're great for tacos too, right? Pair spicy chorizo with some diced potatoes to make an absolutely irresistible taco. Top it off with some fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, and your dinner is ready to be served!

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20. Scalloped Potatoes

Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, scalloped potatoes is a dish that's an absolute crowd-pleaser. Layers of thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a creamy, cheese-infused sauce that creates the most luscious and decadent side dish. Trust us when we say it'll never disappoint.

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21. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

To get more of a crunch compared to wedges, cut your sweet potatoes more thinly, season them nicely, and then bake them to crispy perfection for the ultimate snack. Perfect with side of chipotle mayo to dip in, baked sweet potato fries are the best sweet and savory treat.

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22. Potato Pancakes

These potato pancakes are quick and easy to make, but will taste as if you spent hours into making them. All you need to do is mix grated potatoes with onion and egg, then fry them until golden and crispy. Nice and crunchy on the outside while tender on the inside, these pancakes can be served with applesauce or sour cream for a nice touch.

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23. Bombay Potatoes

Indian cuisine just does potatoes right! This bright and vibrant dish, Bombay Potatoes (also known as Bombay Aloo), consists of soft potatoes cooked with mustard seeds, turmeric, and other spices. When it's ready to be served, your mouth will come alive thanks to the spicy and tangy taste that's so addictive.

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24. Potato and Bacon Tart

Combining the best of potatoes with the rich, smoky flavour of bacon, this savory tart encases all of that goodness in a buttery pastry that's to die for. Great for breakfast, brunch, or as an appetizer, you simply can't go wrong with this tasty potato dish.

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25. Potato Pierogi

If you've yet to try Polish food, a great introduction into the cuisine is with pierogis. These Polish dumplings are filled with a creamy potato and cheese mixture which are then boiled and pan-fried to a delicate crispiness. Often served with onions and sour cream, it's a scrumptious potato dish that will have you going back for seconds.

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26. Shepherd's Pie with Potato Crust

There's no dish out there that feels as homey as a warm Shepherd's Pie. It's a comforting casserole that stars a layer of ground meat and vegetables, all topped with a fluffy potato crust. It's truly a satisfying meal that will hit all the right notes, especially during colder weather.

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27. Potato Focaccia

For a bit of a twist, try incorporating some thinly sliced potatoes onto focaccia bread to create a unique but rustic Italian treat. Adding potatoes will create a beautiful, crispy crust that will add both texture and flavour to this already delicious bread.

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28. Greek Lemon Potatoes

If you want a potato dish that seriously packs a punch, Greek Lemon Potatoes bring all the bright and tangy flavours you could ever want. Roasted to perfection in a lemon-oregano marinade, these potatoes are just so electrifying on the taste buds.

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29. Potato and Corn Chowder

A creamy chowder that combines potatoes and sweet corn will create the most heartwarming and soothing dish. Sprinkle some bacon on top for some added texture and flavour, and you've got yourself a bowl of coziness right there.

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30. Fondant Potatoes

Try switching up how you serve potatoes by using this cool French technique to make Fondant potatoes. All it is is having your potatoes cut into cylinders, browned, and then roasted to delicious perfection with broth and butter. The result? A potato with a crispy outside and a tender, melt-in-your-mouth inside.

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31. Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyère

Elevate your au gratin game by layering thinly sliced potatoes with rich, nutty Gruyère cheese and a creamy sauce. Once it's baked to golden perfection, this is a potato dish that will having you coming back for seconds and thirds.

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32. Kumpir - Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Kumpir is a popular Turkish street food where large baked potatoes are mixed with butter and cheese, then stuffed with a variety of toppings like olives, sausages, corn, and more. It's a customizable and hearty meal in itself.

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33. Korean Potato Pancakes (Gamja-jeon)

Let's explore some Korean cuisine with these tasty Gamja-jeons. Gamja-jeons are crispy, savory pancakes made simply from grated potatoes. Made into easy, bite-sized portions, enjoy them with a side of soy sauce for dipping.

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34. Potato and Pea Curry (Aloo Matar)

Aloo Matar is a North Indian dish featuring potatoes and peas in a spiced tomato gravy. It’s a comforting vegetarian dish that’s perfect with warm roti or rice.

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35. Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Española)

Did you know omelettes can be served anytime of day, not just for breakfast? Well, with a dish as tasty as this Spanish potato dish, you'll want it all hours of the day. Combining eggs, potatoes, and onions into a thick omelette, this delicious meal is cooked slowly until it's soft and tender. It can be served hot or cold.

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36. Vegan Potato and Spinach Curry

This hearty vegan dish will please any vegan, vegetarian, or meat eater - because who wouldn't love potatoes and spinach mixed in a rich and aromatic sauce? Not only is it a healthy and nourishing dish, it's also super tasty to eat.

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37. New England Clam Chowder

This classic American soup is a comforting pick for many. Potatoes play a key role in this dish, adding a level of heartiness that only potatoes can bring. Mixed in with the creamy broth that's filled with a variety of seafood and bacon, it's just such an amazing classic.

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38. Potato and Arugula Salad

Mix boiled new potatoes with fresh arugula, add a tangy vinaigrette, and you have a salad that’s both refreshing and satisfying. It's perfect for a light lunch or as a side.

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39. Potato Latkes with Apple Sauce

Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a traditional Jewish dish, especially popular during Hanukkah. Crispy on the outside and tender inside, they’re divine with apple sauce or sour cream.

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40. Rustic Potato and Onion Tart

This rustic tart combines thinly sliced potatoes and caramelized onions on a flaky pastry crust, seasoned with herbs. It's a simple yet elegant dish that's perfect for a cozy dinner.

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