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

September 29, 2003

Potatoes may be one of America's best-loved vegetables, and notmerely because French fries are the only kind some people knowinglyconsume. Even among those of us who eat―and enjoy―avariety of vegetables, potatoes rank as favorites. The reasons boildown to these: comfort, ease, and versatility. Plus, of course,flavor. The tuber tastes good. And it couldn't be simpler toprepare―whether baked, roasted, boiled, or mashed. They needlittle 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 turnedinto a soup, salad, or side dish; thrown into a stew; formed intocakes; and flattered with a seemingly endless array of seasoningsand pairings. Adaptability is the advantage of their neutrality andprobably the reason why so many standard cookbooks have moreoptions 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


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