Who doesn’t love a good potato? I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t appreciate the greatness of a crispy french fry or a nice, warm baked potato. Potatoes, in all their greatness make great side dishes. In addition to being downright delicious, they are super versatile. They can be mixed with anything from meat and cheese to fresh herbs, cut and cooked in all kinds of ways, and paired perfectly with just about any entree.
This list is full of some of my favorite potato-based side dishes. These recipes are perfect with everything from hamburgers to an old fashioned pot roast. No matter how different they are, they all have that little something that makes potatoes so darn delicious.
1. Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
Garlic and parmesan work perfectly together, especially when used to cover homemade potato wedges. With only about three steps and a few ingredients, this recipe is super easy, delicious, and surprisingly healthy.
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2. Mashed Potato Casserole
Most great casserole recipes are typically meant to be used as an entree, but these potatoes are the perfect side dish. Especially great when for you’re looking to add a little something extra to your mashed potatoes, this casserole is loaded is gooey cheddar cheese, chives, and crunchy bacon.
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3. Duchess Potatoes
Admittedly, Duchess potatoes are just a really fancy version of a simple dish. Mashed potatoes piped with frosting tips, brushed with a bit of butter and baked until crispy on the outside, this recipe is perfect for showing off your crazy culinary skills.
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4. Garlic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Warm, gooey, cheesy, and ridiculously filling, these scalloped potatoes always hit the spot. With two different types of cheeses, fresh chives, and soft potatoes, this recipe is exactly what your family needs to end your night on a good note.
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5. Mustard Crusted Potatoes
Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, this recipe uses two different types of mustard to enhance the great flavor of these potatoes. Easily completed in about five steps, this dish may take a little longer to make than some of the others on this list, but it’s more than worth it.
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6. Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
When it comes to potato recipes, baked potatoes are about as easy as it gets. You can pretty much wrap them up and forget about them in the oven for an hour while you prepare the rest of your meal. The best part about them is definitely the toppings, and this recipe has loads of them!
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7. Barbecue Style French Fries
Thick, flavorful, and just crispy enough to be satisfying, these barbecue style french fries are the perfect side dish. Coated with all kinds of great seasonings and baked instead of fried, You’ll like this recipe way more than your favorite fast food place.
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8. Melting Potatoes
These potatoes may not melt on your plate but they will definitely melt in your mouth. The potatoes are roasted until golden brown and crispy on the outside then coated in a lemon and garlic sauce that is truly out of this world.
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