20 potato recipes
Turn your favourite fluffy potatoes into comforting meals and classic side dishes, from tamarind potato curry and frizzled leek soup, to gratin dauphinoise, hasselbacks and perfect chips
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 going for a boil to make potato salad and 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.
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.
Golden potato wedges, served with plenty of soured cream and salsa, make the perfect savoury party snack to feed up to eight.
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.
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.
This simple vegan tamarind potato curry is packed with punchy flavour, it's low in calories and easily serves four as a warming family meal.
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.
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.
Try our simple potato salad recipe then choose between four speedy topping ideas to reinvent for summer barbecues.
Braised lamb boulangère
The perfect winter comfort food: this boulangère sees tender chunks of lamb layered up with potato and finished with a crisp, butter-brushed top. This recipe comes from Bottle + Rye chef Ben Hughes-Gage.
Potato and paneer kebabs
Potato pairs with paneer in this simple starter recipe, where the paneer is marinated in lemon juice and gunpowder spice.
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.
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.
If you like crispy-edged potatoes, then these are the spuds for you. There's garlic, pink peppercorns, thyme and parmesan in there for a whack of flavour.
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.
Make perfect mashed potato from scratch. Bangers and a rich onion gravy are the ideal accompaniment to this indulgent side dish.
Potato, chorizo and kale stew
Fluffy potatoes, spicy chorizo and warm, comforting stew – what more could you want from a quick and easy mid-week meal this winter?
An Indian classic which places potato at the forefront, saag aloo combines spiced potato with spinach to create a hearty yet nutritious veggie dish.
Leek and potato pie
This creamy leek and cheese pie is a great, comforting veggie main that'll please the whole family. You can also freeze this easily for a stress-free midweek meal.
Making your own gnocchi from scratch is easier than you think, and a great way to turn potatoes into something super exciting. This is a comforting classic updated with ricotta and tarragon, and finished with a beurre noisette.
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Try our moreish potato pancakes topped with crème fraîche and chives for a savoury brunch this weekend.
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