Home » Blog » Recipes » Side Dish » 21 Potato Recipes to Make Your Weeknight Dinners More Exciting

21 Potato Recipes to Make Your Weeknight Dinners More Exciting

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my disclosure policy.

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.

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

Smoked Baked Potatoes - Girl Carnivore
Smoked Baked Potatoes – Girl Carnivore

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,

Southern Mash

Southern Mash - Splash of Taste
Southern Mash – Splash of Taste

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.

Au Gratin Potato Stacks

Au Gratin Potato Stacks - Cook What You Love
Au Gratin Potato Stacks – Cook What You Love

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

Salt Potatoes - Upstate Ramblings
Salt Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

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

Samosas with Spicy Potato Filling - All Ways Delicious
Samosas with Spicy Potato Filling – All Ways Delicious

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

Scalloped Potatoes for Two - Little Bit Recipes
Scalloped Potatoes for Two – Little Bit Recipes

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

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes - Splash of Taste
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes – Splash of Taste

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

Latkes

Latkes - All Ways Delicious
Latkes – All Ways Delicious

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

Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes

Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes - Cook What You Love
Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes – Cook What You Love

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

Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Taquitos - Girl Carnivore
Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Taquitos – Girl Carnivore

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

Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potates - Cook What You Love
Garlic & Rosemary Braised Potates – Cook What You Love

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

Fish Cakes

Fish Cakes - Girl Carnivore
Fish Cakes – Girl Carnivore

These fish cakes are pillowy clouds of flakey white fish and leftover mashed potatoes air fried to crispy golden brown.

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes - Splash of Taste
Hasselback Potatoes – Splash of Taste

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

Air Fryer Red Potatoes - Upstate Ramblings
Air Fryer Red Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

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

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoise Potatoes - Splash of Taste
Dauphinoise Potatoes – Splash of Taste

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 Fingerling Potatoes

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes - Splash of Taste
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes – Splash of Taste

We always double batch these fingerling potatoes, they turn out so crispy, yet fluffy when cooked in the air fryer. The perfect side dish or just dunk them in our favorite dipping sauce.

Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon

Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon - Pass the Sushi
Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon – Pass the Sushi

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.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes - Upstate Ramblings
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes – Upstate Ramblings

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

By on January 24th, 2023

Leave a Comment