15 Potato Recipes to Please the Entire Family

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Recipes for cooking with potatoes

Potatoes make a great addition to any meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This starchy tuber is a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in a number of ways. Whether you like it baked, scalloped, mashed or fried, here are 15 ways to prepare potatoes that everyone will love.

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Potatoes make a great addition to any meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This starchy tuber is a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in a number of ways. Whether you like it baked, scalloped, mashed or fried, here are 15 ways to prepare potatoes that everyone will love.

Cheesy Potato Casserole

A dish filled with a freshly baked cheesy potato casserole.

For a standout side dish for any occasion, prepare a batch of this cheesy potato casserole. Top it with crispy bacon and corn flakes to add a savory crunch.

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For a standout side dish for any occasion, prepare a batch of this cheesy potato casserole. Top it with crispy bacon and corn flakes to add a savory crunch.

Sweet Potato Soup Two Ways

A bowl of sweet potato soup topped with cheese, nuts and rosemary.

Separately, potatoes and soup make terrific comfort foods, so it's no wonder they go so well together. Whether you want to enjoy it creamy or with curried apples, here are two ways to prepare a filling bowl of sweet potato soup right in your kitchen.

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Separately, potatoes and soup make terrific comfort foods, so it's no wonder they go so well together. Whether you want to enjoy it creamy or with curried apples, here are two ways to prepare a filling bowl of sweet potato soup right in your kitchen.

Three Ways to (Perfectly) Cook Sweet Potatoes

A plate of roasted and diced sweet potatoes.

Thinking of cooking sweet potatoes for a recipe or to just eat on its own? Learn how to roast, boil or bake your potatoes to perfection with these directions.

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Thinking of cooking sweet potatoes for a recipe or to just eat on its own? Learn how to roast, boil or bake your potatoes to perfection with these directions.

Cheddar Bacon Tater Tots

A plate of golden brown cheddar bacon tater tots with a side of ranch.

Try out some crispy and delicious cheddar bacon tater tots, which make the perfect bite-sized appetizer for all fried food lovers. Simply combine the ingredients, roll each piece into a bread crumb coating and fry to a crisp.

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Try out some crispy and delicious cheddar bacon tater tots, which make the perfect bite-sized appetizer for all fried food lovers. Simply combine the ingredients, roll each piece into a bread crumb coating and fry to a crisp.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

A plate of vegetarian enchiladas, black beans and brown rice.

After trying these vegetarian sweet potato black bean enchiladas, you're going to want to come back for seconds (and maybe thirds!). This a healthy and filling no-meat recipe that'll soon become a family favorite.

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After trying these vegetarian sweet potato black bean enchiladas, you're going to want to come back for seconds (and maybe thirds!). This a healthy and filling no-meat recipe that'll soon become a family favorite.

Tater Tot Casserole

A dish of freshly baked tater tot casserole.

Tater tot casserole is an excellent make-ahead dinner option that can be made all in one pot. It's reminiscent of Shepard's Pie, but with fewer ingredients and still just as mouthwatering.

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Tater tot casserole is an excellent make-ahead dinner option that can be made all in one pot. It's reminiscent of Shepard's Pie, but with fewer ingredients and still just as mouthwatering.

Protein-Loaded Sweet Potato and Oatmeal Mini-Casserole

Seven freshly baked protein-loaded sweet potato and oatmeal mini-casseroles.

Who says potatoes for breakfast have to be home-fried? For a sweet and healthy breakfast option, prepare these protein-loaded sweet potato and oatmeal mini-casseroles.

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Who says potatoes for breakfast have to be home-fried? For a sweet and healthy breakfast option, prepare these protein-loaded sweet potato and oatmeal mini-casseroles.

Sweet Potato Chipotle Quinoa Cakes with Cilantro Lime Crema

Sweet potato chipotle quinoa cakes on a cutting board with limes, sliced jalapenos and cilantro lime crema.

Sweet potato chipotle quinoa cakes are as nutritious as they are delicious. The sweetness of the potatoes combined with tangy lime juice and spicy chipotle peppers make this a flavorful and filling meal.

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Sweet potato chipotle quinoa cakes are as nutritious as they are delicious. The sweetness of the potatoes combined with tangy lime juice and spicy chipotle peppers make this a flavorful and filling meal.

Cinnamon Raisin Sweet Potato Salad

A vibrant bowl of orange sweet potato salad.

For a light recipe that can be served as a side dish or a meal, try out this cinnamon raisin sweet potato salad. The key ingredient is the cinnamon raisin bread, which adds a uniquely satisfying flavor and texture.

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For a light recipe that can be served as a side dish or a meal, try out this cinnamon raisin sweet potato salad. The key ingredient is the cinnamon raisin bread, which adds a uniquely satisfying flavor and texture.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Freshly baked sweet potato cinnamon roll cookies sitting on a wire rack.

Sweet potato cinnamon roll cookies make for a deliciously nutritious dessert. These little cookies are softer and denser than regular cookies, and deliver a mouthful of flavor in each bite.

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Sweet potato cinnamon roll cookies make for a deliciously nutritious dessert. These little cookies are softer and denser than regular cookies, and deliver a mouthful of flavor in each bite.

Twice-Baked Beer Cheese Red Potatoes

A plate with a freshly made twice-baked red potato with creamy beer cheese.

Step up your bar food game with some twice-baked beer cheese red potatoes. A new take on classic potato skins, this recipe is sure to impress guests the next time you have people over for a big game.

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Step up your bar food game with some twice-baked beer cheese red potatoes. A new take on classic potato skins, this recipe is sure to impress guests the next time you have people over for a big game.

Three-Ingredient Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A bowl of creamy, orange mashed sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes, butter, salt -- that's all that goes into this recipe for brown butter mashed sweet potatoes. You'll be amazed how simple but delicious this sweet and nutty side dish can be.

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Sweet potatoes, butter, salt -- that's all that goes into this recipe for brown butter mashed sweet potatoes. You'll be amazed how simple but delicious this sweet and nutty side dish can be.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries and Pecans

A dish filled with roasted sweet potatoes, cranberries and pecans.

Looking for a sweet and healthy side dish to serve at dinner? Look no further than this simple roasted sweet potatoes with cranberries and pecans recipe. It's easy to whip up and will leave you with plenty of time to prepare your entrees.

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Looking for a sweet and healthy side dish to serve at dinner? Look no further than this simple roasted sweet potatoes with cranberries and pecans recipe. It's easy to whip up and will leave you with plenty of time to prepare your entrees.

Irish Mashed Potatoes

A bowl of Irish Mashed Potatoes topped with butter.

Irish Mashed Potatoes, or "Colcannon," is a famed St. Patrick's Day side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Serve with some corned beef and cabbage for a traditional Irish meal.

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Irish Mashed Potatoes, or "Colcannon," is a famed St. Patrick's Day side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Serve with some corned beef and cabbage for a traditional Irish meal.

Perfect Baked Potato

Baked Potato Recipe

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this recipe provides the perfect way to make a simple, yet sublime, baked potato. Enjoy it with butter and serve alongside a steak, or top it with faves such as sour cream and chives for a meal on it's own.

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Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this recipe provides the perfect way to make a simple, yet sublime, baked potato. Enjoy it with butter and serve alongside a steak, or top it with faves such as sour cream and chives for a meal on it's own.

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