Potatoes. Are. Amazing. There are so many things we have come to disagree upon in this world, but I know deep down that we can all agree on that universally acknowledged fact. But the potato, in all its glory, is not admired just because…well, because it’s amazing by itself. No, the potato is truly a wonder because it can be MADE into so many amazing things. I dare you to find something as deliciously versatile as the potato. Best of all? Potatoes come cheap, so you can buy them in bulk to try every item on this list of 22 amazing ways to prepare potatoes.
Also known as a potato latke, potato patties can be made with just about anything. Our favorite? Spinach potato patties. Healthy AND delicious, it doesn’t get better than that.
This potato dumpling is traditionally a dessert dish in Central and Eastern Europe. And when you see this juicy, sugared plum wrapped in a potato dough…you’ll understand why.
More time consuming than microwaved potatoes? Yes. A million times more delicious and fancy? YES.
This Greek dish is a thick, potato-based paste that can be combined with any complimentary ingredients your heart desires. I would do just about anything for some perfectly mixed olive oil and garlic skordalia. Yum.
The skillet is your potatoes’ best friend. Dice your potatoes and cook them with an excess of cheese and some savory smoked bacon to make the best skillet dish your stove top has ever seen.
You’ve heard of potato chips. You’ve heard of potato skins. What about potato chips made out of potato skins? Woah.
Feeling fancy? These piped pommes duchesses are the fanciest potatoes you’ve ever seen. If you’re looking to impress your dinner guests, you are officially in business.
These puffy pieces of potato goodness are the French contribution to this list. Pomme Souffles are double deep fried potatoes that tend to puff into a souffle shape. Are they as good as souffles you ask? They’re made of potatoes…so obviously, they’re better.
We love ALL potatoes – that means you, sweet potatoes. You are loved. Especially when you’re sliced, baked with brown sugar, and then covered in a pecan and maple syrup dressing. Especially then.
Come on guys, of course. Fries may have gotten hugely popular but they remember where they started – as a potato.
Essentially, potato gratin are scalloped potatoes swimming in a bath of heavy cream and cheese, topped off with baked bread crumbs and spiked with nutmeg. Need we go on?
Another contribution from our friends in France! You won’t believe how deliciously thick and creamy these French mashed potatoes are until you try them. Which I’m assuming will be as soon as possible.
An Italian classic, gnocchi is a potato pasta that basically defines what rich comfort foods should be. Roast in a skillet or boil and over in an Alfredo sauce…the choice is up to you.
We love pizza and we love potatoes, so why not combine them? Try thinking outside the crust and making your pizza ON YOUR POTATOES.
This is called “potato foam” in Spanish. Don’t let that unappetizing name deter you. These boiled potatoes can be tricky to pull off but, oh, are they worth it.
When you think of potato bread, you probably think of those doughy, yellowish rolls. While those are all well and good, this delicious sweet potato bread is not only bursting with healthy nutrients, but it’s an amazing breakfast, snack, OR dessert.
I can’t decide which is more fun – making these tornado potatoes or enjoying their crispy deliciousness.
This ultimate comfort food is a blank slate for ANYTHING. We all know that potatoes go with just about everything, so use this deep, cheesy potato casserole recipe to experiment with flavor.
Spring is a time for lots and lots of rain. Keep cozy on those rainy days with some soul-warming (and stomach warming) cheesy potato soup!
Are you a breakfast fanatic? Then you’re going to love this all-in-one breakfast potato. It’s an egg…cooked inside what is essentially one giant, cheesy hash brown. Does it get any better than that?
Whether you like your potatoes broiled or baked, I think we can all agree we like our potatoes wrapped in bacon. Skewer some potato chunks and wrap them in the good stuff for the ultimate party appetizer.
Slices of potatoes covered in Parmesan cheese and stacked into the most adorable finger food the potato has ever seen? All of them, please.
Do you have any amazing ways to make potatoes? Share them in the comments section below!