Being from Idaho, we know a thing or two about potatoes. Many of these potato recipes have gone viral and become internet favorites. Try them and you’ll see why!
Potato Recipes Straight from Idaho
Since three of the four of us sisters live in Idaho, I figured it was about time that we featured our potato recipes! Potatoes are definitely my favorite side dish, especially through the fall and winter. You can bake them, steam them, mash them, dice them, slice them, even grill them. We love making potatoes ALL the different ways! We are to potatoes as Bubba-Gump is to shrimp.
We have over 50 potato recipes here on favorite family recipes but we narrowed them down to our Top 12 reader favorites here in this post. On our site we have potatoes in soups, curries, breakfast dishes, casseroles, and so on, but the list belwo is comprised only of recipes where potatoes are the main ingredient. To see a full list of our recipes that use potatoes as an ingredient you can search under our potatoes category here.
Top Potato Recipes
This list is based on our most popular, most liked, most commented on, and most viral potato recipes so you know they will be good! Try them all and let us know which is YOUR favorite!
Parmesan Baked Potato Halves
These Parmesan Baked Potato Halves make the perfect side dish. They bake open face down in parmesan cheese creating a delicious buttery cheesy crust. They are so easy to make and take less time than regular baked potatoes.
Creamy Potatoes and Peas
Creamy potatoes with peas is a versatile side dish with vibrant crisp peas and tender potatoes. This is comfort food at its finest! It’s a terrific dish to serve with baked chicken, turkey, roasted pork, meatloaf or steak.
Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes are a real treat! Fluffy mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon stuffed into a crispy, baked potato shell. A perfect side dish or appetizer for any occasion!
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
This Mashed Potatoes Recipe results in the perfect mashed potatoes every time. The potatoes are light, fluffy, and buttery. They go so well with a traditional Sunday dinner or any kind of comfort meal. The perfect side dish for turkey and gravy, roasted beef, or pork.
The BEST Potato Salad Recipe EVER
In our family, we can’t imagine a family barbecue, picnic, or game day buffet without this rich and creamy Homestyle Potato Salad as a side dish. It comes straight from our Mom’s recipe box. Tender chunks of potatoes and hard boiled eggs covered in creamy dressing is tried and true and a hit at any gathering!
Cheesy Potato Casserole (aka “Funeral Potatoes”)
This Cheesy Potato Casserole, also known as funeral potatoes, is sure to please a crowd! I love the cheesy potatoes in every bite with the crunchy topping. They make a great side dish to any meal. It seems everyone has a recipe for these potatoes but this particular recipe is far and above the rest.
The Perfect Baked Potato
The perfect baked potato is just a few simple steps away. Follow this easy method for how to bake a potato and get fluffy, flavorful baked potatoes every time! This process will create a buttery crisp exterior and ensure fluffy freshness inside. It’s truly a foolproof recipe!
Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts are one of the easiest, tastiest side dishes to complement any meal. The roasted potatoes are amazing on their own but add crispy Brussels sprouts and bacon and you have a real show stopper that everyone will go crazy for! Before you turn up your nose at Brussels sprouts, try roasting them. I promise they will become regular rotation vegetables in your family. If they’re prepared correctly, even kids will gobble them up!
Brunede Kartofler (Danish Caramelized Browned Potatoes)
Brunede Kartofler or Caramelized Browned Potatoes is a delicious Danish side-dish that my husband introduced me to. We have this every year with our Danish Christmas dinner and I love it! This brunede kartofler also goes really well with pork chops or pork tenderloin. They end up tasting kind of like a sweet potato. They have a sweet caramelized coating on every potato.
Perfect Hash Browns
Looking for a fresh hash browns recipe that doesn’t taste like raw potato? Look no further. These hash browns are crispy on the outside yet perfectly cooked on the inside. They are a winner every time and can be made without using previously baked potatoes.
Crock Pot Potatoes Au Gratin
These Crock Pot Potatoes Au Gratin recipe is comfort food at its best, especially if you add some ham to it! The term “Au Gratin” is French and refers to a dish topped with grated cheese and/or browned bread crumbs. It is difficult to achieve the browned look of au gratin when cooking in a slow cooker, but the taste of the dish is the same. You will love how easy this potato recipe is to make!
Homemade Baked Potato Wedges
We make these Baked Potato Wedges as a side dish almost every time we are grilling meat. They are so good and much more healthy than frying. You will love how easy they are to make. Don’t forget to serve them with fry sauce!
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes
These Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes are one of our very favorite side dishes. They are so versatile and can be served with any of your favorite grilling recipes!. Serve alongside grilled chicken, steak, or fish. A must for your next summer BBQ!