Potato Side Dishes

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Ready to take your meal up a notch with potato perfection? Here over 40 of the BEST Potato Side Dishes to make your meals memorable. Whether you crave crispy, cheesy, or creamy potatoes, these spud delights are ready to steal the spotlight on your dining room table.

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Why You’ll Love This List of 40 Potato Sides

Potatoes are most definitely my go-to side dish to almost any meal. They are such a classic side dish, aren’t they? From crispy golden brown French fries to fancy fondant potatoes simmering fresh herbs and chicken stock, I’ve got you covered with my extensive list of potato side dishes.

You can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes made on the stovetop, crockpot (with or without chicken broth) or with roasted garlic added. YUM! Loaded crispy smashed potatoes can serve as a perfect side dish or an easy appetizer. Au gratin potatoes and scalloped potatoes are two of my favorites, but I think they’re all trumped by the ultimate potato side dish – my funeral potatoes recipe! Perfect easy recipe to feed a crowd!

Take help from your air fryer to make baked potatoes drizzled with olive oil and served with a tangy dollop of sour cream or loaded to the max. Or stay old-school and simply put them on a baking sheet in the oven. Try taking your potatoes to a whole new level with twice-baked potatoes filled with cheddar cheese, bacon and fresh herbs.

For a twist, don’t forget sweet potatoes – just a bit of a departure from the ordinary. Roasted until golden brown, mashed, baked, twice baked or cut into fries or sweet potato wedges…these offer a sweet and savory addition to your meal.

Ah, the humble potato…I could go on and on. Hasselback potatoes, duchess potatoes, cheesy potatoes, tater tots, pan fried potatoes with a little parmesan cheese on top, potato patties or potato cakes, hash browns, slow cooker hash brown casserole, roasted potatoes along with other root vegetables. So good next to a roasted chicken. Any of these would be an easy side dish. Did I miss any?

25 Best Potato Side Dishes

Mashed Potato Side Dishes

mashed potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is smooth, silky and so creamy! Mashed potatoes are delicious on their own or are a perfect side dish for dinner.
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Crockpot Mashed Potatoes without Chicken Broth
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are smooth, silky, and extra creamy. Perfect make-ahead mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes
What could make Mashed Potatoes even better? GARLIC! Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so buttery, creamy, and more importantly garlicky.
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Crispy Mashed Potato Rosettes
Crispy Mashed Potato Rosettes
These crispy Mashes Potato Rosettes are a delicious companion to a roast beef Sunday dinner! Or enjoy as a simple yet yummy appetizer.
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Potato Patties (with Leftover Mashed Potatoes)
Potato Patties are one of the best ways to use leftover mashed potatoes! Don't let those go to waste…repurpose those mashed potatoes by making these potato pancakes for breakfast the next day or with any meal to follow!
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Potato Pancakes
This Potato Pancakes recipe is a super simple one that requires 5 ingredients plus some oil for frying. Customize with toppings or dips.
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Funeral Potatoes
Funeral Potatoes…everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!
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scalloped potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
This easy recipe for Scalloped Potatoes is one you will make again and again. Extremely creamy and cheesy potato perfection!
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Fondant Potatoes
Fondant Potatoes are deliciously crispy on top, chewy on bottom and pillowy soft inside. They're that super fancy potato you want to add to any special dinner party, Christmas dinner or just because you love your family!
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Pan Fried Potatoes
Pan Fried Potatoes are simple, easy, crispy, golden bites of heaven! Seared in buttery goodness it’s one of the best potato side dishes.
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baked potato with sour cream
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
A quicker and easier way to make baked potatoes…in the air fryer! Delicious crispy, salty skin with a soft interior. So delicious. The perfect side dish.
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Baked potato with butter and scallions
Baked Potato Recipe
The humble Baked Potato is the easiest, tastiest, most inexpensive side dish that always pleases a crowd. Crispy and salty exterior with a fluffy and soft interior. 
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twice baked potato
Twice Baked Potatoes
Move over baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes are here! The cheesier, creamier, fancier, cooler cousin. Filled with bacon, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese and chives, these are the perfect appetizer or side dish.
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roasted potatoes
Roasted Potatoes
Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish to just about any meal. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, and so versatile!
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Potato Casserole
Potato Casserole
Cheesy Potato Casserole with Bacon, a perfect blend of ingredients for the ultimate comfort food. Creamy, dreamy and easy to make. Enjoy!
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corned beef hash in skillet
Corned Beef Hash Breakfast Recipe
This Corned Beef Hash Breakfast recipe is one of the best ways to use up that leftover corned beef! Add grilled onions and potatoes, top with a sunny side up egg and you've got yourself a superbly delicious hash for brunch the next day!
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Roasted Veggie Hot Dog Hash
Roasted Veggie Hot Dog Hash
Enjoy this easy and hearty sheet pan dinner! Packed with potatoes, onion, carrots, peppers, hot dogs and flavored with simple spices like smoked paprika.
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Crockpot Smoked Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole...a fast dinner idea!
Crockpot Smoked Sausage Hash Brown Casserole
Everyone needs an easy comfort food and Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole with smoked sausage is here for you! Made with a homemade cream of chicken condensed soup, frozen hash browns, diced onions, and smoked sausage, this meal comes together with just 10 minutes of prep time for your crockpot.
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Hash Brown Egg Cups
Hash Brown Egg Cups are easy to throw together, tasty and super adaptable! Perfect for a savory breakfast on Easter morning.
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Air Fryer French Fries
Super easy, homemade, and absolutely delicious these Air Fryer French Fries are going to change your life. Don't forget the ketchup!
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Garlic Butter Fries
Garlic Fries
If you need a quick snack or appetizer, these Garlic Fries are a perfect choice! Fast and easy, plus so addicting! Perfect for parties too!
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buffalo chicken fries
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Fries
These tasty cheesy Buffalo Chicken Fries will be a welcome snack for your family and friends. It's even on the healthier side, enjoy!
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Loaded Potato Soup
This 25-minute Loaded Potato Soup is super simple and delicious! Top with traditional baked potato toppings and then enjoy!
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Potato salad in a white bowl
Creamy Potato Salad Recipe (No Eggs!)
Cooked potatoes, onions, and celery all tossed in a vinegary mayonnaise dressing. This is a creamy potato salad recipe minus the eggs!
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Deviled Egg Potato Salad
Deviled Eggs and Potato Salad are combined into this ultimate Deviled Egg Potato Salad recipe! Perfect as a spring or summer side dish.
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Loaded Smashed Potatoes
Loaded Smashed Potatoes
What's better than Smashed Potatoes? A Loaded Smashed Potatoes Recipe. It's such a simple upgrade that makes all the difference. Enjoy!
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Lightly-fried pierogies, fanned on a white plate and garnished with bacon, green onions, and cheese.
Shortcut Pierogies
Made with real mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese, these Shortcut Pierogies are a quick and easy version of the classic. Store-bought wonton wrappers make this a quick shortcut recipe!
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Perfect Potato Rolls
These potato rolls are fluffy, soft, slightly sweet and nearly perfect in every way! Plus, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, this is a great way to get rid of them! Holla! I love carbs.
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Sweet Potato Rolls
Sweet Potato Rolls
Pillowy-soft, simple Sweet Potato Rolls that are perfect for any occasion. Use simple ingredients, knead together and bake. So perfect spread with lots of cinnamon honey butter.
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Sweet Potato Mini Loaves
Sweet Potato Bread with Orange Honey Butter
These fragrant little Sweet Potato Bread loaves, with delicious orange honey butter, would be a welcome gift for friends and neighbors.
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Sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Eaten as a side dish or a dessert this Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic Thanksgiving dish. Topped with a crumbly pecan streusel!
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (with a walnut streusel) are a delicious new way to enjoy sweet potatoes this holiday season!
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air fryer sweet potato fries on plate with ketchup
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a quick and easy way to get crispy fries! Cooked to perfection then dipped in your favorite sauce, yum!
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mashed sweet potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are everything you love about mashed potatoes mixed with the flavors of sweet potatoes. Smooth, creamy and buttery!
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Sweet Potato Nacho Fries
Sweet Potato Nacho Fries
A healthy twist on Nacho Fries uses sweet potatoes underneath colorful toppings for an appetizer that could be a meal all by itself!
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Sweet potato taco boat
Sweet Potato Taco Boats
Sweet Potato Taco Boats are exactly what they sound like, baked sweet potatoes filled with all of your favorite taco fixin's!
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Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Sliders
Sweet Potato Sliders
Replace the bun with sweet potato fries and you have delicious Sweet Potato Sliders. Perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner.
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Fried Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs
This Sweet Potato Hash topped with a delicious, runny fried egg is everything you want and more in a sweet potato breakfast hash. 
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coconut curry sweet potato soup
Sweet Potato Curry Soup
This Sweet Potato Curry Soup is so creamy, easy, and flavorful! Sweet yet spiced and savory your tastebuds will thank you!
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So many potatoes, so little time… 🙂 Whether you like russet potatoes, red potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, or baby potatoes straight from the garden, you’re sure to find one you love.

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