Dig These Potatoes

Celebrate the specialness of spuds with 55 of our all-time favorite potato recipes.

Potatoes may be one of America's best-loved vegetables, and not merely because French fries are the only kind some people knowingly consume. Even among those of us who eat―and enjoy―a variety of vegetables, potatoes rank as favorites. The reasons boil down to these: comfort, ease, and versatility. Plus, of course, flavor. The tuber tastes good. And it couldn't be simpler to prepare―whether baked, roasted, boiled, or mashed. They need little in the way of cleaning and prepping.

As for versatility, you can do a lot of things with potatoes, and easily. In addition to the basic approaches, they can be turned into a soup, salad, or side dish; thrown into a stew; formed into cakes; and flattered with a seemingly endless array of seasonings and pairings. Adaptability is the advantage of their neutrality and probably the reason why so many standard cookbooks have more options for potatoes than for any other vegetable.

Baked Potato Soup

Caesar Potato Salad

Celery Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Gravy

Cheese Fries

Cheesy Chicken-and-Broccoli-Topped Potatoes

Chili-Roasted Potatoes

Cider Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy Potato-Arugula Soup

Creamy Potato-Mushroom Soup

Creamy Potatoes and Greens

Creamy Two-Cheese Potatoes Gratin

Edamame Mashed Potatoes

Family Frittata

Fingerling Potatoes With Oregano Pesto

Fusilli with Broccoli Rabe and Potatoes

Garlic Fries

Garlic-Roasted Potatoes and Fennel

Garlicky Roasted-Potato Salad

German-Style Potato Salad

Ham-and-Swiss-Loaded Potatoes

Hash Brown Casserole

Herbed Potato Wedges

Indian-Style Potatoes

Italian Potato Torta

Leek and Potato Tart with Gruyere

Marinated Potato-and-Artichoke Salad

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Mashed Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Parsley

Melange of Kale, Potatoes, and Tomatoes with Parmesan

Mitchell's Loaded Potato Skins

Olive-Potato Pizza

Orecchiette with Potatoes and Radishes

Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

Pierogi

Portobello-Layered Mashed Potatoes

Portuguese Kale-and-Potato Chowder

Potato Cod Cakes with Dijon Tartar Sauce

Potato Gnocchi with Spinach and Yellow Squash

Potato Gratin with Haricots Verts and Ham

Potato Salad with Olives, Capers, and Parmesan

Potato and Sun-Dried Tomato au Gratin

Potato, Mushroom, and Pesto Omelet

Potato-Black Bean Cakes with Tropical Dressing Over Greens

Potato-Peanut Cakes

Potato-Pesto Bake

Potato-Watercress Soup

Potatoes Primavera

Potatoes Au Gratin

Provencale Potato Gratin

Quinoa and Potato Croquettes

Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes with Feta

Scalloped Potatoes with Shallots, Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic, and Thyme

Smashed Potato-and-Broccoli Casserole

Winter-Vegetable Stew with Sunchokes