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22 Incredible No-Fail Potato Recipes

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Potatoes, the beloved kitchen staple, are the main ingredient in these amazing recipes that range from perfect side dishes to hearty main ones.
Incredible No-Fail Potato Recipes
Whether you’re seeking creamy, crispy, or hearty textures, you will find them all here. Get ready to transform this humble staple into mouth-watering creations!

1. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Cooking with an Instant Pot is already very simple, but this recipe really takes the cake. Using the pressure pot have the potatoes ready for mashing in less than ten minutes.

2. Twice-Baked Potatoes

Straight from the mind of Ree Drummond, this recipe takes a little longer to execute, but it is so worth it in the end. You can even freeze these guys after you’re done prepping for an even easier cooking process.

3. Twice Baked Potatoes

Our second twice-baked potato recipe involves using buttermilk or cream cheese to give the filling a tang and richness that our previous entry doesn’t have. This take makes the potatoes decadent and a real knock-out choice for any game day.

4. Potato Leek Soup

Potato leek soup is the perfect soup for cold, dark winter nights. It’s hearty, flavorful, and a great way to use up any potatoes that you are trying to stop from going bad. The best part? You only need one pot to pull this off!

5. Melting Potatoes

These potatoes are cooked in a large pan. You cook them up and baste them with butter, thyme, rosemary, and everything good to get the best potatoes that melt in your mouth.

6. The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes Ever

Are you familiar with the British style of roasting potatoes? First, you boil them, and then you toss them with your oil of choice before throwing them in the oven to roast and get perfectly crisped up.

7. Ultra-Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Smashed crispy potatoes went viral and this recipe is just the perfect way to enjoy this trend. Once you see how easy they are, you won’t want to go back to your typical roasted potatoes!

8. Easy Shepherd’s Pie Bowl

Most Shepherd’s pie needs time in the oven to get a perfectly crispy top, but you can also make the recipe on the stovetop and pull it together in less than 30 minutes. While this recipe doesn’t use fresh potatoes, the instant ones make it that much easier.

9. Twice-Baked Potatoes

Our third and final twice-baked potatoes recipe on the list features a lot of the same ingredients as the other two but suggests using an air fryer to get the bacon bits perfectly crispy without too much cleanup.

10. Baked Fries

The simple answer on how to get restaurant-quality fries at home? Soak them before baking and make sure you pick good quality gold potatoes.

11. Crispy Oven Fries

You don’t need a fryer to get perfectly crispy French fries, and this recipe proves that. Not to mention, these fries are done in less than 30 minutes, making them perfect for a fast weeknight side.

12. Mashed Potatoes

No list of potato recipes is complete without amazing mashed potatoes. This one recommends using a blend of potatoes, ideally Yukon gold and russet, to get the best flavor and not overdo it on the starch.

13. The BEST Mashed Potatoes

This recipe for mashed potatoes focuses on simple ingredients executed well. There are only six ingredients, and all of them are easily found in the typical cupboard. Nice and simple!

14. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

The final typical mashed potato recipe on this list uses cream cheese to give a little extra tang, and seasoned salt adds even more flavor. They are super simple and easy to prep days ahead of time.

15. Mashed Potato Puffs

These little mashed potato puffs are full of flavor and hold up really well, making them the perfect appetizer for a party. You can even top them with sour cream and more chives to make them bite-sized appetizers.

16. Best Potato Salad Recipe Ever

If you need a recipe to show off at the cookout, this is the potato salad for you. This is a classic Amish-style potato salad and does require a lot of ingredients, but that’s what makes it special. It is the best potato salad ever.

17. Classic Potato Salad

This recipe has an extra kick because it features radishes as one of the add-ins. Not only do these provide extra flavor, but they also give the salad extra crunch and texture. Yum!
Making potato recipes doesn’t have to be complicated. All of these recipes make the perfect appetizers and side dishes out of humble potatoes and are so easy, a child could make them. These amazing recipes will wow you, your guests, and look amazing on your dinner table!
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