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25 Foolproof Russet Potato Recipes For a Quick and Easy Meal

These foolproof recipes featuring russet potatoes require minimal ingredients and effort but pack tons of flavor! From classic baked potato and spicy baked wedges to latkes and homemade tater tots - Russets are the perfect ingredient!
25 Foolproof Russet Potato Recipes For a Quick and Easy Meal
25 Foolproof Russet Potato Recipes For a Quick and Easy Meal
Jonny Tang at SideChef
Hi, I'm Jonny at SideChef! Self-proclaimed "dinner-for-one" expert because I always eat alone. Soups and stews are my favorite!
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What Are Russet Potatoes Good For?

Russet potatoes, also known as Idaho potatoes, are large, oblong potatoes with reddish-brown (or russet) skin, white flesh, and a few eyes. Russets are famous for their flavor and texture and are used in many dishes.

Russet potatoes are high in starch and low in moisture. Their soft mealy texture and slightly sweet flavor make them perfect for fluffy mashed potatoes, crispy fries, creamy soups, and many other dishes.

They are also known for their ability to absorb seasonings easily, which makes them great for baking. Russet potatoes have the right mix of starchy texture and versatility that make them irreplaceable in any kitchen.

There are endless recipes one can make using potatoes; they are an incredibly satisfying ingredient we always go for when we want something delicious and comforting.

Every home cook should have a list of their go-to, foolproof potato dishes everyone loves, and these 25 recipes should give you some great ideas. So keep scrolling, and enjoy our favorite Russet potato recipes - baked, mashed, roasted, and everything in between!

1. Hasselback Potatoes

SIDE DISHVEGAN

Hasselback Potatoes

Panning the Globe

These exceptional Swedish Hasselback potatoes look like a work of art and will bring an exquisite flair to any meal. With a tart and tangy lemon, garlic dijon vinaigrette, anyone you serve them to will be wowed by the flavor combination and the impressive presentation. Plus, the recipe is so simple that anyone can make it.

2. Perfect Baked Potato

VEGANVEGETARIAN

Perfect Baked Potato

Love & Lemons

With the olive oil and sea salt coating, it'll come out of the oven with crispy skin and fluffy insides that are delicious with your favorite toppings.

3. Potato Crusted Quiche with Asparagus and Mushrooms

BREAKFASTBRUNCH

Potato Crusted Quiche with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Vodka & Biscuits

The potatoes are what make this special. They give a crunchy but tender bite and flavor that pairs perfectly with the cheesy egg filling. What goes better than potatoes and eggs? Quiche made with tender leeks and roasted asparagus, and mushrooms!

4. Creamy Ham and Potato Soup

EVERYDAYSOUP

Creamy Ham and Potato Soup

SideChef Everyday

This easy-to-make soup is perfect for a busy weeknight meal. Packed with tender potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and leftover ham, this filling soup will hit the spot. Plus, it's always a bonus when you can use up some ingredients you have on hand in your pantry or fridge.

5. Three Cheese Stuffed Latkes

APPETIZERSVEGETARIAN

Three Cheese Stuffed Latkes

SideChef

These delicious latkes are made from potato, onion, and a blend of cheese- Mozzarella, cream cheese, and goat cheese. Deep-fried to perfection, our Latkes will be an instant hit with your family and friends.

You'll love the warm, comforting taste of these classic treats. Not only are our latkes a tasty snack or side dish for any meal, but they also serve as a special reminder of the miracle we celebrate during Chanukah.

6. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

SIDE DISHPOTATOES

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Lauren Holdcroft at SideChef

These air fryer-baked potatoes will change your life with their crispy skins and hands-off cooking. In summer, they save you from the heat of the oven. In winter, they free up your oven for a tasty main dish while your potatoes cook. Top them with anything you like, but we’re partial to a spud loaded with sour cream, cheese, scallions, and bacon!

7. Potato and Chorizo Tacos

LUNCHDINNER

Potato and Chorizo Tacos

Vodka & Biscuits

Spice up your taco game with this delicious and easy Potato and Chorizo Tacos recipe! Whether you’re hosting a taco Tuesday or just looking for something new to cook up tonight, these fantastic tacos are guaranteed to be the hit of the evening.

8. The Silkiest Mashed Potatoes

EVERYDAYDINNER

The Silkiest Mashed Potatoes

SideChef Everyday

Looking for the perfect mashed potato recipe? Look no further! These potatoes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends - mashed to perfection for the creamiest, fluffiest results. No one likes a dry mashed potato, and with our recipe, there’s no risk of that happening.

9. Homemade Air Fried Loaded Fries

APPETIZERSCOMFORT FOOD

Homemade Air Fried Loaded Fries

Cooking with Tovia

A beloved party favorite homemade loaded cheese fries. Ditch those frozen fries and make these with potatoes, bacon, onions, and lots of cheese. It's crispy, gooey, and delicious. Ultimate comfort food. Serve these loaded fries with sour cream or ranch. And smother them in chili sauce if you want a bit of a spicy kick. Potluck perfect.

10. Taco Bell Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes Copycat

EVERYDAYENTERTAINING

Taco Bell Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes Copycat

SideChef Everyday

Now you can enjoy all the flavor of Taco Bell's iconic dish at home, without any preservatives or additives. These potatoes are crispy, spicy, and irresistible. They make a great party snack or tailgate appetizer. So ditch the fast food and make your own Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes using this simple recipe.

11. Air Fryer French Fries

SIDE DISHVEGETARIAN

Air Fryer French Fries

Scarlett Wang at SideChef

These Air Fryer French Fries are just as crispy and crunchy as what you have in a restaurant but are much healthier than the deep-fried version. Serve it with this spicy mayo, and your guest will surely finish them up in minutes!

12. Ground Beef and Potato Casserole

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Ground Beef and Potato Casserole

SideChef Everyday

Comfort food has never been easier than this classic Ground Beef and Potato Casserole! You only need five budget-friendly ingredients to make a tasty, cheesy beefy dish. This comforting dish is super easy to make, so you’ll be chowing down in no time!

13. Homemade Tater Tots

APPETIZERSSIDE DISH

Homemade Tater Tots

SideChef

Crispy, crunchy tater tots can be made at home and be on the table in under an hour. Need we say more? The key to success in this budget-friendly Tater Tots recipe is freezing the potatoes before frying. Say goodbye to store-bought bags and hello to these delicious little tots!

14. Classic Oven Roasted Potatoes

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Classic Oven Roasted Potatoes

SideChef

These are the perfect side dish for any occasion. Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, elevate a family favorite to the next level with this recipe.

15. Loaded Potato Corn Chowder

LUNCHDINNER

Loaded Potato Corn Chowder

SideChef

Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of thick veggie-loaded chowder. This delicious combination of celery, potato, corn, and onion is rich and full of good stuff! It also reheats, making it perfect for busy weeks, hectic schedules, and meal preppers.

16. Homemade Potato Chips

SIDE DISHVEGAN

Homemade Potato Chips

Cooking with Tovia

Potato Chips are so easy to make you're going to think to your self why didn't you try this sooner!

17. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

SALADEVERYDAY

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

SideChef Everyday

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is perfect for any potluck or outdoor gathering - everyone will love the creamy sour cream dressing and delicious toppings. We've packed this salad with our favorite baked potato toppings, including bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives. But feel free to customize it and add your favorites! So good, you'll want to make it again and again!

18. Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

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Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

SideChef Everyday

Enjoy a delicious twist on your favorite fish and chips dish! This quick, healthy recipe uses just one pan to deliver maximum flavor. In under 30 minutes, you could be snacking on ultra-crispy fries and oven-baked 'fried' fish. Forget the deep fryer — thanks to this secret hack, you won't have to compromise flavor for healthiness ever again!

19. Loaded Potato Skins

EVERYDAYENTERTAINING

Loaded Potato Skins

SideChef Everyday

These crispy potato skins are baked to perfection, then filled with shredded Colby Jack cheese and topped with bacon, green onions, and sour cream. They're the perfect bite-sized snack for game day or any party or gathering.

20. Thai Red Curry Baked Potato

LUNCHDINNER

Thai Red Curry Baked Potato

Wok & Skillet

This is an “East Meets West” version of comfort food. Perfect fluffy baked potato topped with a creamy, rich Thai Red Curry with tender chicken and crunchy green beans.

21. Mashed Potato Croquettes with Bacon Bits

EVERYDAYAPPETIZERS

Mashed Potato Croquettes with Bacon Bits

SideChef Everyday

This recipe is ideal for when a simple yet impressive appetizer is needed - and with just 30 minutes of preparation time, you'll be able to show off your culinary skills without stressing yourself out. Everyone will love the satisfying crunch and delicious flavor of these cheesy potato croquettes with bacon.

22. Classic Shepherd’s Pie

SHELLFISH-FREEEGG-FREE

Classic Shepherd’s Pie

The Wholesome Dish

Ground Beef with vegetables in a rich gravy, topped with cheesy mashed potatoes and baked - comfort food at its best.

23. Air Fried Chicken Wings & Fries with Chipotle Lime Dip

LUNCHDINNER

Air Fried Chicken Wings & Fries with Chipotle Lime Dip

LG Original Series

Air-frying chicken wings and fries are the best way to satisfy your craving without feeling guilty! The air fry function minimizes the oil used but maximizes the texture you’ll expect from deep-frying. Plus, who doesn’t like a one-tray wonder?

24. Potato and Mushroom Gratin

SIDE DISHVEGETARIAN

Potato and Mushroom Gratin

Compelled to Cook

This delicious Potato and Mushroom Gratin is easy to assemble and results in a golden and creamy dish every time. A no-fuss casserole loaded with earthy mushrooms and gruyère cheese, what's not to love?

25. Crispy Potato Wedges with Lemon Aioli

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Crispy Potato Wedges with Lemon Aioli

Saporito Kitchen

Tossed with olive oil, parmesan cheese, and seasonings and roasted until perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Serve these baked potato wedges with a zesty lemon aioli that is perfect for dipping!

Potato Salad, Potahto Salad

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