Whether they’re the star of your Thanksgiving side dishes, or a go-to on an average Tuesday night, potatoes are the most versatile of starches. And these super easy, flavor-packed easy potato recipes will cover your bases no matter the occasion!
So, what can be made from potatoes? There are plenty of types of potato dishes, especially when you consider all of the different types of potatoes available at the store. We suggest keeping a variety of potatoes on hand, like russets, fingerlings and Yukon gold. Each type has a different starch content, and skins vary drastically, from waxy to tender, making some better for different preparations than others. The best potatoes for mashed potatoes, for example, are Yukon golds. They can easily be transformed into an ultra-creamy potato dish, like creamy garlic potatoes. Yukon golds are also great for any fried potato recipes (looking at you, French fries!), whereas Russets are the best to get the ultimate crispy roast potatoes because of their fluffy, dry interiors.
Whether you’re cooking for hours to perfect the best-ever mashed potato recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner, or you’re working on the fly to get an easy weeknight dinner on the table in 20 minutes, spuds will help you get there. In all forms, from blended to roasted, fried potato recipes to casseroles, gratin to hasselback, there’s no dish out there that these potato recipes don’t enhance.