21 Potato Recipes to Make Your Weeknight Dinners More Exciting

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Potatoes are a staple dish, since they are so easy to make and inexpensive. But let’s face it, eat them the same way over and over again can get boring.

Twice Baked Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

So check out these 21 unique and mouth-watering recipes that will take your potato game to the next level, from crispy roasted potatoes to creamy mashed potatoes. These potato recipes will make your weeknight dinners more exciting and satisfying!

Smoked Baked Potatoes

Let the grill do the work with these savory smoked baked potatoes. Perfect for tender flaky potato with that hint of smoky flavor that everyone loves, it’s the perfect vessel for a fun baked potato bar.

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes turn out so crispy, yet fluffy when cooked in the air fryer. The perfect side dish or snack!

Southern Mash

Smooth, creamy, and cheesy, southern mash will become your new favorite potato dish. Easy to make and melt in the mouth deliciousness, you’ll wonder where this has been all your life.

Twice Baked Potatoes

This steakhouse classic side dish is incredibly delicious. Fluffy baked potatoes cut open and stuffed before being baked again with extra cheese, bacon, and chives for even more flavor.

Au Gratin Potato Stacks

Stunning, simple, and oh-so-good, these cheesy and creamy potato stacks are ready in a fraction of the time of regular au gratin potatoes. Just make extra because everyone will want seconds!

Salt Potatoes

Baby potatoes are made extra creamy by boiling them with lots and lots of salt. Salt potatoes are a Syracuse NY tradition!

Samosas with Spicy Potato Filling

A spicy potato filling makes these samosas irresistible. They’re quickly fried to a crisp golden brown and perfect for dipping in chutney or raita.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes for Two

This recipe for quick and easy scalloped potatoes for two is perfect for a cozy dinner at home. Whether you are cooking for yourself or someone special, this simple and scrumptious side dish is sure to be a hit.

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

side view of smashed potatoes on a white plate.
Smash Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

Perfectly crispy on the outside and deliciously fluffy on the inside. Making smashed potatoes in the air fryer is so easy!


These homemade potato latkes are crispy and delicious. Best of all, this recipe is easy to make!

Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes

Smoke them taters! Loaded with smoky, creamy, cheesy goodness, these Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes are just about the tastiest dish on the planet!

Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Taquitos

Use your air fryer and mashed potatoes for these easy homemade taquitos. The best part is you can add all sorts of mixins to the potatoes to customize and make a fun appetizer or full meal out of them.

Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes

Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes - Upstate Ramblings
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

Potatoes are coated in taco seasoning, quickly cooked and topped off with queso and taco toppings in this delicious and easy Taco Bell copycat recipe.

Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potatoes

So easy and so flavorful, these Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potatoes are delicious! Pair these creamy taters with roasts, steaks, chicken, fish, and more!

Hasselback Potatoes

Think baked potatoes but crispier and so much more stylish and you’ll be treated to Hasselback potatoes. They’ll be the star of your table but they are so easy to make.

Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Roast up some crispy red potatoes for dinner with this easy air fryer recipe.

Dauphinoise Potatoe

Dreamy, creamy, cheesy potatoes don’t get any better than delicious Dauphinoise potaotes. Easy to make and an instant hit with everyone.

Cheesy Grilled Potatoes and Onions

Cheesy Grilled Potatoes - Upstate Ramblings
Cheesy Grilled Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

Cook up cheesy potatoes right on the grill with your dinner. These are cooked with onion and bacon for extra deliciousness.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Make breakfast potatoes, also called home fries, in the air fryer for diner style food at home. Perfect for breakfast or for dinner.


Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

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