Potatoes

Potatoes are an American staple, served as sides and main dishes and as soups and appetizers. From au gratin potatoes to tater tots, you'll find potato recipes that you'll enjoy time and time again.

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How to Roast Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are versatile and delicious -- knowing how to roast potatoes is a skill you'll be glad you have, and it's surprisingly easy. You can serve them hot out of the oven, in the classic style, or use them at room temperature to create dishes like the roasted-potato salad below. Leftover roasted potatoes never go to waste: Save them for breakfast and you have instant home fries to go with your bacon and eggs, or use them in a frittata for lunch, paired with a green salad.

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

If your idea of a home-style meal isn't complete without a mouthwatering side of mashed potatoes, you're going to love the satisfaction of learning how to make mashed potatoes from scratch. Homemade mashed potatoes are creamy, filling and so much better than the instant variety. While this tasty side has gotten a bit of a bad rap thanks to the low-carb diet craze, mashed potatoes actually provide a number of essential nutrients, including fiber, protein, calcium, iron and a full 30 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C in just a single serving.

Crock-Roasted New Potatoes

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These super-simple slow cooker potatoes are the perfect addition to any meal. You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen cupboards, but if you're going to the market, pick up some fresh rosemary to add more of a homemade feel.

How to Cook Mashed Potatoes

Most cooks feel confident they know how to cook mashed potatoes. It's simple: just boil up some potatoes and mash them with butter, milk, and a little salt and pepper, right? Sure, that will work, but there's so much more you can do to punch up the flavor! By adding a few extra ingredients to the basic mashed potato recipe, you can make potatoes that go from everyday to gourmet with little effort.

How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

For a sweeter and more nutritious alternative to baked white potatoes, you should take note of how to bake sweet potatoes. While just as filling as their lighter counterparts, sweet potatoes are a dieter's dream--loaded with nutrients, fat-free, satisfying and delicious, and relatively low in both carbs and calories. And you can cook them in much the same way as you would white potatoes.

Mashed Potato Patties with Tapenade Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

Use leftover mashed potatoes to make these little appetizer patties. You can also serve them as a side dish.

Total: 30 mins

Best-Ever Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Want perfect mashed potatoes? The potatoes in this recipe are cooked in evaporated milk giving them a rich, creamy flavor.

The Best Homemade French Fries

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepared in just 30 minutes or less, sea salt or other coarse salt gives these easy fried potatoes a pleasing extra layer of texture.

Lemon-and-Herb Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Fitness

Create a hearty, comforting meal in one roasting pan. Lemon, garlic, rosemary and more combine for big flavors in this family-size dish.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Tofu adds protein to this seasoned potato side dish.

Party Potatoes with Creamy Aioli

Diabetic Living

Put the slow cooker to good use with this celebration-worthy recipe. Be sure to finely chop the vegetables so they're evenly distributed in the sauce.

Parsnip-Potato Mash with Leeks and Hazelnut Browned Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Parsnips are a slightly sweet root vegetable that adds depth to this potato mash. Make sure to wash the leeks well as they tend to be grittier than other vegetables.

Potatoes Supreme For 6

Better Homes and Gardens

Mashed potatoes transform into an elegant side dish when piped into individual souffle dishes.

How to Make Mashed Potatoes from Scratch

Knowing how to make mashed potatoes from scratch is one of those skills that every home cook needs to have. Why? Because mashed potatoes are a beloved, time-honored, elegant-yet-rustic side dish that goes pretty much any kind of meat, fish, or poultry. Because mashed potatoes are definitely in the top 5 of America's favorite comfort foods. Because everyone from babies to great-Grandpa loves them. And because everyone knows that a mound of mashed with a pool of hot gravy in the middle is a little piece of heaven on earth.

Beet-Carrot Latkes

Better Homes and Gardens

In about half an hour you can have this healthy take on the traditional potato pancake. Beets, carrots, eggs, and a little salt and pepper are all you need to make this classic Jewish dish as a side or appetizer.

Smashed Potatoes Ole

Better Homes and Gardens

This spicy potato side dish recipe pairs well with most any meat. Very good with chicken or turkey.

Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Give a favorite side dish new flavor with one of four options: garlic, pesto, sour cream and chive, or cheesy chipotle. It's an easy recipe to master.

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