Looking for potato recipes? Want to make the best potato side dish for your Sunday roast? Try our ideas below, then check out our new potato recipes and sweet potato recipes. Our fennel recipes and leek recipes also include a variety of potato-based dishes.


We have covered all ideas, from classic side dishes including roasties, mash and gratins, to main dishes in which potatoes are the main event – check out our fragrant curry, potato stew and homemade gnocchi.

But which type of potato should you choose? Floury potatoes such as Maris Piper and King Edward are best for roasting, chipping and mashing. If you’re serving them boiled, perhaps in a potato salad or in curries, waxier varieties such as Charlotte potatoes will do the trick.

Want expert advice for growing your own crop? Learn how to grow your own potatoes from our friends at Gardeners’ World.

Why we love potatoes

Is there a more versatile veg than the humble potato? Whether you mash with plenty of butter, serve layered with cream and garlic to make a dauphinoise, let it soak up the spices in a curry sauce or simply bake it with lots of salt and olive oil to give it a crispy skin.

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Health benefits of potatoes

Potatoes often get a bad rep in the health department but they're virtually fat-free and contain important nutrients, like vitamin C, folate and potassium. They're a good source of fibre, especially if you leave the skin on, and they contain a type of starch that helps to fuel beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Best potato recipes

Best-ever roast potatoes

Want to know how to cook the perfect roast potatoes? With a few simple tricks you can achieve super-crunchy and fluffy roasties, every time.

Be inspired by our best roast recipes.

Best Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe

Parmentier potatoes

Somewhere between a chip and a roast potato, these crisp-on-the-outside spuds are soft and fluffy within, and flavoured with garlic and herbs. Serve piled on a platter for an impressive side.

Check out all our vegetable side dishes.

An oval stone platter of crisp, golden cubes of potatoes on a grey tablecloth

Potato scones

Tattie scones, a classic Scottish comfort food, are made using floury potatoes, soured cream and fresh chives. Serve with crispy bacon and roasted tomatoes.

Throw a Burns Night celebration with our Scottish recipes.

A frying pan with potato scones in it

Dauphinoise potatoes

Dauphinoise potatoes are an absolute classic. We love the combination of cream, garlic and cheese smothered on thinly sliced potatoes and it makes any meal feel more special. What's even better, is that you can cook and eat this now, or freeze ahead to have ready when you need it.

See all our winter comfort food recipes.

Dauphinoise Potatoes Recipe

Leek and potato soup

Whizz potatoes together with leek, cream and stock to make this classic, comforting soup, ideal served with plenty of crusty bread.

Discover more soup recipes.

Three cups of leek and potato soup, topped with croutons

Potato curry

This simple vegan tamarind potato curry is packed with flavour, low in calories and easily serves four.

Have a look at our vegan curry recipes.

Potato Curry Recipe with tomatoes, coriander, chilli and ginger. With sides of rice, naan bread and cold beer

Bazaar spiced potatoes

This is a great one-pan brunch dish – it’s simple, economical, can be scaled up or down and, most importantly, is delicious. Vegan? Just ditch the eggs, use a cheese substitute, add some chickpeas and a handful of fresh spinach.

Start your weekend right with our easy brunch recipes.

A pan filled with cubed, crispy potato with fried eggs next to a small pot of red spice on a green napkin

Healthy jacket potato

For a healthy and filling lunch, try a classic niçoise salad stuffed into a crispy, fluffy baked potato – this is high in protein and low in calories.

Keep it classic with our salad niçoise.

Healthy Jacket Potato Topped with Tuna, Green Beans and Egg

Perfect chips

Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside – nothing is more comforting than homemade chips. Here’s how to make the perfect, golden little beauties at home.

These chips deserve the best homemade mayonnaise.

A white plate piled high with golden homemade chunky chips

Hasselback potatoes

Elevate your potatoes with this trendy shape. Taleggio is the ultimate Italian oozy, melting cheese – serve as an indulgent side to roast gammon or chicken or as a meal with a green salad.

For another cheesy dish, try broccoli and taleggio frittata.

Hasselback Roast Potatoes Recipe with Cheese

Confit potatoes

Inspired by The Quality Chop House restaurant’s confit potatoes, this method creates the crispest, fluffiest thousand-layer potatoes.

For another impressive dish, try our easy duck confit.

A basket of confit potatoes, next to a dip and pot of salt

Potato salad

Try our simple potato salad recipe then choose between four speedy topping ideas.

This is perfect for summer barbecues.

Homemade Potato Salad Recipes


Make this Canadian comfort food of chips topped with gravy and cheese for a crowd – for an effortless version, use oven chips instead of making your own.

Next on the menu: halloumi fries.

A white platter filled with chips topped with gravy and cheese, next to a small pot of extra gravy

Parmesan roast potatoes

Sprinkle Parmigiano Reggiano over your roasties to take them to the next level – this recipe will show you how to get them really crisp, every time.

If you're a parmesan fan, try our kale and gnocchi parmesan bake.

A silver roasting tray filled with golden, crisp potatoes with a serving spoon and a small bowl of grated parmesan

Potato and paneer kebabs

Potato pairs with paneer in this simple starter recipe, where the paneer is marinated in lemon juice and gunpowder spice.

See more kebab recipes.

A plate of paneer skewers with cucumber and carrot salad next to a board of more skewers

Oven-baked potatoes with capers and anchovies

This simple and delicious dish from Marianna Leivaditaki is perfect just with a leafy salad but also makes a great accompaniment to lamb or fish. If you fancy making it even richer, you can add a dash of double cream.

Bring sunshine to your table with our Mediterranean recipes.

Oven-baked potatoes with capers and anchovies

Potato cakes

Potato cakes are typically Scandinavian and can be made and served in many different ways. Try our easy version using just four ingredients. Make ahead and warm through to serve with dill-cured gravadlax or butter and cinnamon sugar.

Get hygge with our Scandinavian recipes.

Potato Cakes Recipe

Domino potatoes

If you like crispy-edged potatoes, then these are the spuds for you. They're coated in garlic, pink peppercorns, thyme and parmesan for a whack of flavour.

Put the rest of the peppercorns to good use in grilled goat’s cheese with hot honey and pink peppercorns.

Domino potatoes

Cheese and potato pie

Try our seriously indulgent cheese and onion potato pie. This easy vegetarian cheese pie is the perfect winter comfort recipe to feed the whole family.

Check out our vegetable pie.

Cheese and Onion Pie Recipe

Mashed potatoes

Make perfect mashed potato from scratch using cream, a touch of nutmeg and plenty of butter, of course.

Bangers and a rich onion gravy are the ideal accompaniment to this indulgent side dish.

Mashed potato in a small dish, topped with melted butter

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Enjoy fluffy potatoes and spicy chorizo in a warm, comforting stew that can be ready in little over half an hour.

See all our spicy chorizo recipes.

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Saag aloo

This Indian classic puts potatoes at the forefront with gentle spicing and fresh spinach as a complement for a hearty yet nutritious vegan dish.

Throw an Indian feast with our easy curry recipes.

Saag Aloo in a Serving Bowl

Leek and potato pie

This pie with its creamy, cheesy filling makes a comforting veggie main that'll please the whole family. You can also freeze it for a stress-free midweek meal.

For another veggie centrepiece, try our spinach and feta pie.

Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe with Leeks and Cheese

Potato gnocchi

Making your own gnocchi from scratch is easier than you think, and a great way to turn potatoes into something a bit special. Ricotta and tarragon add texture and herby flavour, along with a beurre noisette.

For a wholesome dinner, try our healthy gnocchi.

Potato Gnocchi Recipe with Ricotta and Tarragon

Potato pancakes

Try our moreish potato pancakes topped with crème fraîche and chives for a savoury brunch this weekend.

Alternatively, check out our American pancakes.

Potato Pancakes Recipe

Potato wedges

Golden potato wedges, served with plenty of soured cream and salsa, make the ideal savoury party snack. The recipe feeds up to eight people but can be easily doubled.


For more entertaining ideas check out our party food recipes.

Golden potato wedges on a white platter with pots of soured cream and salsa


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