60+ BEST Potato Recipes Straight from Idaho

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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!

Collage of Potato recipes including potato salad, fries, twice baked potatoes, and potato soup

Potato Recipes Straight from Idaho

Since two 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. Although we do have our favorites, we love making potatoes ALL the different ways!

We also love potatoes in soups, curries, breakfast dishes, casseroles, and more. If you want to see a full list of our recipes that use potatoes as an ingredient, then you can search under our potatoes category here. Additionally, don’t miss our bonus recipe for Roasted Red Potatoes below!

Types of Potatoes

Did you know there are more than 200 different types of Potatoes in the United States and more than 4,000 varieties in the world? Most of our recipes use Russet, Yukon Gold, or Sweet Potatoes but can easily be subbed out for some of these different Potato varieties!

Potatoes can be categorized into eight different main types based on their color and shape. Additionally, each of these potato types contains countless different varieties that have been cultivated over time. But, here in the United States we classify potatoes as one of these eight types.

  • Russet Potatoes – Russets are large potatoes with rough brown skin and pale center. 
  • Yellow Potatoes – Yellow potatoes have thin gold skin and yellow center.
  • White Potatoes – White potatoes have thin beige or tan skin with pale center.
  • Red Potatoes – Red potatoes have thin red skin and pale center.
  • Purple or Blue Potatoes – Blue potatoes have dark purple or blue skin with matching purple center.
  • Fingerling Potatoes – Fingerling potatoes have a small, tubular shape and have a variety of skin and center characteristics.
  • New Potatoes – New potatoes are young potatoes that have been harvested early. They have thin, delicate skin and creamy center. These can also be called baby potatoes. They come in a variety of colors.
  • Sweet Potatoes – Red to Orange rough skins with a sweet yellow to orange color center.

Side Dish Potato Recipes

Potatoes are my favorite side to any meal. Whether they are baked or mashed or sliced or diced, they are the perfect compliment to your dinner. You are sure to be able to select the perfect potato dish from our large list of potato sides below.

Fries and Wedges

  • Air Fryer French Fries – crispy French fries but without all the oil, healthy and delicious!
  • Baked Potato Wedges – we have these 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!
  • Loaded Potato Wedges – Everything you love about potato wedges, but add cheese and bacon.
  • Poutine (Canadian Smothered Fries) – fries and cheese curds drizzled with gravy, a favorite in Canada.
  • Cheesy Potato Cakes – my favorite potato dish to make with leftover potatoes, also topped with an amazing sauce!

Baked and Mashed

  • Parmesan Baked Potato Halves – 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. The best potatoes in my opinion.
  • Perfect Baked Potato – 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 but a fluffy freshness inside. It’s truly a foolproof recipe!
  • Instant Pot Baked Potatoes – Baked Potatoes made in a fraction of the time. Just add butter, salt, and pepper!
  • Air Fryer Baked Potatoes – Crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside Baked Potatoes made fast.
  • Twice Baked Potatoes – fluffy mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese and bacon stuffed into a crispy, baked potato shell. A perfect side dish or appetizer for any occasion!
  • BBQ Twice Baked Potatoes – everything you love about barbecue stuffed in a baked potato skin and roasted to perfection.
  • Loaded Cheesy Potato Skins – these are a staple for game days at our house, also served with sour cream or ranch dressing.
  • Broccoli Potato Skins – potato skin but with broccoli and cheddar, a healthier option to regular potato skins.
  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe – 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.
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – Fluffy mashed potatoes made quickly in the Instant Pot.
  • Loaded Mashed Potatoes – ranch flavored mashed potatoes also topped with cheddar and bacon.

Salads and Dishes

  • Creamy Potatoes with Peas – a classic versatile dish with vibrant crisp peas and potatoes. This is comfort food at its finest! It’s a terrific dish to serve with baked chicken, turkey, roasted pork, meatloaf or steak.
  • Homestyle Potato Salad – 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!
  • German Potato Salad – a savory, no-mayo side dish that can be served warm or cold. Also made with a bacon vinegar dressing.
  • 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.
  • Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts – one of the easiest, tastiest sides 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!
  • Pesto Potatoes – Roast these pesto coated potatoes in the oven for an easy side dish.
  • Brunede Kartofler or Caramelized Browned Potatoes – a delicious Danish side-dish that my husband introduced me to. Goes really well with pork chops and also pork tenderloin. They end up tasting kind of like a sweet potato. They have a sweet caramelized coating on every potato.
  • Au Gratin Potatoes – potatoes au gratin are sliced and baked potatoes that are rich, creamy, oh so cheesy and easy to make.
  • Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes – a healthy dish to make as a side or main course. They have an incredible butter and curry flavor to them.

Dutch Oven and Grilling

  • Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes – 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!
  • Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil – another great recipes for BBQ and grilling, these tasty potatoes cook up in foil packets.
  • Dutch Oven Potatoes – sliced potatoes slow cooked in a dutch oven over hot coals.

Dinner Potato Recipes

Beef and Pork Dinners

Looking for a full meal to make with potatoes? These dinner recipes are cooked up with potatoes in the main dish.

Chicken Dinners

  • Chicken Pot Pie – tender chicken and veggies in a creamy sauce topped with a homemade flaky pie crust.
  • Panang Curry – chicken and veggies in a tangy sauce that is more mild than most traditional curries.
  • Chicken Coconut Curry – warm and hearty with with sweet and savory flavors. Tastes even better than restaurant curries and much cheaper and easier to make! 
  • Massaman Curry – one of the easiest and most delicious savory Thai curry dishes. With chicken and potatoes cooked into a sweet, slightly spicy sauce.


  • Potato Gnocchi – we learned how to make this famous pasta dish in Italy with an Italian Chef! It is to die for!
  • Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets – shrimp, corn, and potatoes tossed in cajun flavors and cooked in a foil packet.

Breakfast Recipes with Potatoes

Potatoes are so versatile and can be combined with a wide variety of ingredients like eggs and meats to make a protein-packed meal. A great way to start your engine for the day!

  • Hash Browns Recipe – these hash browns are crispy on the outside but perfectly cooked on the inside. They are a winner every time and can be made without using previously baked potatoes.
  • Breakfast Burritos – Give the morning some southwest flair. For example, add beans, potatoes or rice, salsa, and guacamole to the basic eggs filling.
  • Breakfast Casserole – This casserole is ideal for big families or groups. One casserole serves 12-15 people.
  • CrockPot Breakfast Casserole – tender potatoes, fluffy eggs, and savory sausage cook up overnight in the slow cooker, so you can wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast!
  • California Breakfast Casserole – loaded with sausage, avocados, and tomatoes. All your favorite California omelet flavors but in one hearty casserole, perfect for sharing!

Soups with Potatoes

Some of our best soups and ones that have potatoes in them. These potatoes packed soups are perfect for a filling lunch or dinner.

  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup – potatoes, bacon, corn, and cheddar. Our hearty recipe is a perfect way to warm up when it is cold outside!
  • Vegetable Beef Soup – full of savory ground beef and hearty vegetables. One of the easiest soups to throw together on a busy, chilly day.
  • Crock Pot Irish Beef Stew – tender chunks of beef with potatoes and carrots in a thick, hearty gravy.
  • Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup – warm, inviting and loaded with cheesy goodness. We add potatoes and chicken to this soup for extra heartiness.
  • Hearty Seafood Chowder – full of savory flavor! Seasoned fish, tender potatoes and also a creamy broth make this the best seafood chowder ever!
  • Zuppa Toscana Soup – a creamy chicken broth base that is loaded with sausage, kale, and potatoes.
  • Chicken Corn Chowder – chicken, diced potatoes, corn, and peppers in a cheesy broth also topped with cheese and crumbled bacon.
  • Split Pea Soup – loaded with vegetables, fiber, and protein. It is very healthy, but creamy and full of flavor! Way better than the canned stuff.
  • Clam Chowder – the Best Clam Chowder Recipe ever. The secret is steaming fresh clams yourself. It’s easier than you think and totally worth the extra effort!
  • Hearty Beef Stew – tender steak, potatoes and veggies simmering in a rich, savory broth. 
  • Creamy Vegetable Soup – packed with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes and tons of flavor.

Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potatoes and Yams need their own special category because the recipes using this type of potatoes are very different than our regular potato recipes. Some of these recipes are almost verging on dessert.

  • Coconut Pecan Topped Sweet Potato Casserole – creamy, crunchy, toasty and so divine! If you try this recipe, then you’ll never top your sweet potatoes with marshmallows again.
  • Rainbow Buddha Bowl – the perfect way to add a little more color to your diet. You will love the creamy avocado dressing! 
  • Sweet Potato Tacos – you will love the roasted sweet potato and black bean filling and also the fresh, flavorful toppings.
  • Sweet Potato Fries and Dip – the dip has a spicy, but not too spicy, kick that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the potatoes. A delicious snack or side.
  • Baked Sweet Potato Halves – a brown sugar coconut pecan crust and are topped with a cinnamon marshmallow cream!

How to make Roasted Red Potatoes

These Roasted Red Potatoes are a really tasty side dish! I don’t know about you, but I like looking for new ways to serve potatoes. This recipe calls for red potatoes, which were delicious, but you can sub russet potatoes if you like those better. I especially love the Caesar dressing flavor accompanied by the Parmesan cheese and the roasted red peppers make it over the top delicious. If you serve them for a group, or even your family, don’t be surprised if people can’t believe how something so simple can taste so great.

Collage of Potato recipes including potato salad, French fries, twice baked potatoes, and potato soup

60+ BEST Potato Recipes – Caesar Roasted Red Potatoes

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Our potato recipes are second to none! We have so many favorites including these Caesar Roasted Red Potatoes. They are a really tasty side dish! The red peppers, parmesan cheese and light sauce add so much flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • 15 red potatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/8 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese flakes


  • Scrub (but don't peel) potatoes and cut each into 4 quarters, then place all the pieces in a large plastic bag.
  • Take the red pepper, cut it in half and core out the seeds in the middle, then dice it into small pieces. Add the red pepper pieces in the bag with the potatoes. Add about ⅛ cup olive oil to the bag and shake it around until the oil is coating all the potato and red pepper pieces.
  • Pour the contents of the bag out onto a cookie sheet. Arrange the potatoes so they are laying flat.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they begin to look lightly toasted.
  • Use a spatula to move the potatoes and peppers into a large bowl. Pour in the caesar dressing and toss to coat then top with parmesan cheese flakes.
    Red Potatoes Roasted with red peppers in a bowl

Nutrition Information

Calories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 10gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 1854mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 53.4mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 3.2mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    So many delicious recipes. I can’t wait to try them. I just added a few to my menu for next week. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Did you know that potatoes were originally discovered in the mountains of Peru? They were small, hard tubers that came in a variety of colors. They were brought to Europe on ships and quickly cultivated into softer more manageable roots similar to what we eat today! I’m a HUGE potato fan! I could eat them for every single meal and sometimes it’s my ONLY meal! So many wonderful things you can do with potatoes! LOVE your list!!! Really great recipes on here!

    1. I love this, I didn’t know the potato origin story! Thank you for sharing!! I am a huge potato fan as well, we go through them like crazy at our house.

  3. 5 stars
    What a great list of potato recipes! There is something for everyone! Just made the Cheesy Potato Casserole tonight and it was a hit. Everyone really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to make more of these great recipes!

  4. 5 stars
    Your potato salad is the best! I used to be a potato salad hater (mayonnaise flavor, blech), but now I’m the one bringing the favorite dish.