Spuds at the ready! If you've got a bag of potatoes in the cupboard then you can make one of these 50 delicious potato recipes, from homemade chips to the best potato salads...
Spuds at the ready! If you’ve got a bag of potatoes in the cupboard then you can make one of these 50 delicious potato recipes, from homemade chips to the best potato salads.
Potatoes are one of the cheapest and most versatile ingredients around, so it’s always worth having a bag in the cupboard. Learn how to make classics like cottage pie, perfect roast potatoes and potatoes dauphinoise, or try your hand at something different like Hasselback potatoes and gluten-free cake made with mash!
Potatoes are a rich source of vitamin C and a great addition to family meals. Have a look through our 50 ways with potatoes for some fresh cooking inspiration…
Potatoes make a cheap and tasty topping for pies and tarts, like this one which is also topped with goat’s cheese, tomatoes and aromatic rosemary. Yum!
We love leftovers recipes that are just as delicious as dinner the night before! Corned beef hash is a classic – cubes of leftover spuds fried with corned beef and topped with a soft poached egg.
Get the recipe: Fried Corn Beef Hash
This hearty pie will keep the family feeling full and happy for hours. Potatoes make an inexpensive filling which work well with strongly flavoured ingredients like smoky ham or chorizo.
Is there anything more comforting than a perfect roast potato? Fluffy on the inside, golden and crisp on the outside, our perfect roasties hit the spot every time.
Cottage pie is a classic! You’ll want to make this easy dish of minced beef in a rich tomato sauce and topped with fluffy mash time and again.
If you’ve got eggs and potatoes to hand then you can make a frittata. This salmon and asparagus number from Slimming World is filling but healthy.
If you’re throwing a party and need to make lots of nibbles on a budget, using potatoes is a clever way of keeping costs down. These little potato cakes are made with mashed potato and flavoured with coriander, spring onions and lemon zest.
Dauphinoise is a classic French dish of total deliciousness! Layers of thinly-sliced potatoes are smothered in cream, garlic and cheese and baked until tender.
Cold winter days are always improved by tartiflette. This Alpine dish is a favourite with hungry skiers and is made with spuds, bacon, wine and lots of melting cheese. If you can’t get hold of Reblochon cheese, try Taleggio instead.
Get the recipe: Tartiflette
If you’ve got a sack of spuds lurking in the cupboard, put them to good use by cooking up a batch of potato soup. The cream and chives give it a rich but delicate flavour.
Get the recipe: Potato soup
A classic Indish dish made with spinach and potatoes. Serve it as a main dish or on the side as part of a curry night spread alongside a meat dish, rice and lots of fluffy naan breads.
We couldn’t round up our favourite spud recipes without including the daddy of them all – lovely, creamy mashed potato! For airy, lump-fresh mash follow our recipe.
Oven chips from the freezer are great for feeding the family in a hurry, but when we’ve got a bit more time we love to make our own homemade chips and sprinkle them with sea salt.
Fish pie is a real crowd pleaser. Stick to the weights of fish in our recipe, but you can vary the types of fish according to budget and taste – try smoked pollack instead of haddock, or adding smoked salmon trimmings.
Potato salad is good when it’s just spuds and mayo, but it’s even better when you add other flavours into the mix. Our continental potato salad includes red onions, capers and gherkins.
Did you know mashed potato can help gluten-free cakes to stick together? Try out this nifty baking trick in our jammy coconut squares – and see if your friends can guess the magic ingredient!
Classic shepherd’s pie should be made with lamb (though we won’t tell anyone if you use beef!). Our recipe comes from MasterChef so you know it’s a winner.
Thanks Switzerland, for giving the world this delicious dish. Rosti are fried potato cakes made with grated spuds, and go perfectly with bacon and poached eggs for a big brekkie.
Make bought potato wedges taste homemade with our easy recipe. Simply sprinkle them with sweet or smoked paprika, earthy ground cumin and lemon zest.
For a twist on classic roasties, try making Hasselback potatoes. This Swedish favourite involves cutting vertical slices into the potatoes, but not all the way through.The result is seriously crispy on the outside and buttery and fluffy inside.
Get the recipe: Hasselback potatoes
These crisp little pancakes are also called latkes. You can make them with regular spuds, but sweet potatoes make pretty delicious latkes, too.
It’s party time! Feed your guests with a big platter of wedges mixed with Parma ham, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.
Get the recipe: Sharing wedges
This recipe is a taste of spring – even when it’s cold and grey outside. Lightly crush new potatoes and serve them with asparagus, pea shoots and hard-boiled quail eggs.
Get the recipe: Crushed new potatoes and shoots
Mmmmm… gratin. Even the name makes us think of cosy nights in front of the fire with a glass of red wine (or two). Master this classic side dish with our easy recipe.
This warming pie is perfect comfort food. Underneath that layer of golden mash you’ll find a creamy filling of bacon, leeks and cheese.
The kids will love helping you make these fun boats with cherry tomato sails. Just make sure to supervise little chefs when they’re handling the skewers.
Turn rosti into a filling weekend breakfast by serving them with crispy bacon, a fried egg and spinach.
Get the recipe: Potato rosti with bacon, egg and spinach
Patatas bravas is a tapas restaurant staple – golden cubes of potato topped with a fiery tomato sauce (and sometimes garlicky mayo AKA alioli, too).
Get the recipe: Patatas bravas
Former MasterChef champ Thomasina Miers runs a brilliant chain of Mexican restaurants called Wahaca and these are one of our fave dishes on the menu – fiesty chorizo, potato and lots of oozy cheese.
Our mummy blogger Anneliese loves to make these potato clouds with her kids. All you need is cooked potato, eggs and cheese – and a little helper or two!
Get the recipe: Potato clouds
This thrifty classic is the perfect soup for chilly nights and wet weekends. We’ve added peas for a hint of sweetness and another of your five-a-day.
Hash browns are our guilty pleasure when it comes to breakfasts, but now Weight Watchers has given them a healthy makeover we can eat these delish potato cakes without the guilt!
Get the recipe: Weight Watchers hash browns
These roasted new potatoes with vine tomatoes are brilliant for easy dinners or feeding a crowd at the weekend – serve them with chicken thighs and greens for a no-fuss alternative to a Sunday roast.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean roast potatoes
Creamy, mild potatoes and salty bacon are a match made in food heaven – especially when you stuff that bacon inside spuds with some garlic and onion, and then top with cheese.
Get the recipe: Bacon-stuffed spuds
Hot pots make us think of cosy nights in… and Betty from Coronation Street! This traditional lamb stew is topped with a layer of thinly-sliced potatoes which turn golden and crispy in the oven.
Boxty are thick pancakes made with potatoes and often peppered with spring onions. They make for a filling weekend breakfast with bacon and fried eggs.
Get the recipe: Irish Boxty pancakes
Mary B has created something quite wonderful – a mash-up of two of our fave potato dishes. The shepherd’s pie is topped with a layer of creamy dauphinoise instead of mash. Delicious.
Treat the family to a special breakfast by frying up a batch of these potato and corn cakes to go with eggs. They also work well as an alternative to chips served up with sausages or chicken.
Once you’ve made your own fishcakes you’ll never go back to shop-bought. These fluffy bakes are made with smoked haddock, but also work with cheaper smoked pollack.
Make our easy Cajun spiced wedges with regular and sweet potatoes to serve alongside a feast of pulled pork, cornbread and other Southern US faves. The kids will love them!
Save on washing up next time you make a cooked breakfast by trying our quick farmhouse fry-up with potatoes recipe instead – it’s all cooked in one big pan!
Get the recipe: Quick farmhouse fry-up
A hot potato salad that’s on the table in just 15 minutes. Our Bavarian hot potatoes is a real taste of Germany thanks to the smoked sausage, gherkins and chives.
Get the recipe: Bavarian hot potatoes
Perk up mashed potato by stirring in some pesto. This delicious mash goes perfectly with strips of garlicky chicken for a simple family dinner.
Get the recipe: Pesto mash with garlic chicken
A potato salad that’s fancy enough to take centre stage on your plate. The new potatoes are served warm with slices of radish and cherry tomatoes, then topped with golden halloumi cheese.
Classic roasties will always have our hearts, but there’s nothing wrong with adding a few flavours to the mix every once in a while – like zesty lemon and woody thyme.
Get the recipe: Lemon and thyme roast potatoes
Cullen skink is a traditional Scottish soup made with potatoes, smoked haddock and onions. It’s a real cockle-warmer on chilly days.
Thinly-sliced spuds can stretch a long way in cooking. This filling frittata with bacon, spring greens and carrots serves four and uses up just one potato.
Got some potatoes that need using up? Dice them up and add them to this aromatic lamb and beer curry – it’s a real crowd pleaser.
Get the recipe: Lamb and beer curry
How cute are these baked potato mice? The kids will love helping you make the faces and tails with cherry tomatoes, radish slices, chive whiskers and spring onion tails!
Get the recipe: Potato mice
What’s not to love about a cake made with potatoes and bacon? It serves 4-6 and is a brilliant side dish for roast beef or chicken, or even the Christmas turkey.
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