16 Reasons Potatoes Should Be Their Own Food Group

If you've never met a potato you didn't like, you're going to love these ah-mazing potato recipes that include potato side dishes and potato casseroles, as well as everyone's favorite mashed potatoes. It's about time the humble spud got the recognition it deserves.

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    Sweet Potato Fries

    It's not too often that fries can be both delicious and low-cal at the same time. But sweet potato fries check all the boxes. They're easy, crispy, and a guilt-free alternative to their fast-food counterpart.

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    Mashed Potatoes with Savory Thyme Granola

    Calling all lovers of mashed potatoes! There’s a reason this mashed potato recipe is one of our most pinned and shared. With its fancy pumpkin seed, Parmesan, and thyme mix-in, it looks like it came straight from your favorite celebrity chef's Thanksgiving table.

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    Hasselback Potatoes with Seasoned Bread Crumbs

    The potato’s power lies in its delicious simplicity. Thinly sliced hasselback potatoes are a tasty example of how a little butter and a touch of Parmesan-herb bread crumbs are all potatoes need to be a standout partyworthy side dish.

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    How to Make Potato Soup

    Aah, potato soup. It's a bowl of comfort food just waiting for your spoon. Watch as we share the secret to even more flavorful potato soup: Start with baked, not boiled, potatoes -- and don’t forget the tasty toppers.

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    Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole

    The title of this easy weeknight casserole recipe leaves out one essential detail -- the tater tots! Your favorite childhood potato nuggets form the crunchy exterior of this easy Mexican breakfast casserole.

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    Baked Potato Pizza

    Baked potatoes with all the fixin's loaded onto a pizza? We'd pinch you, but you're not dreaming. Just 10 minutes of prep, and you'll be biting into your new favorite grilled pizza recipe.

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    Sweet Potato Latte

    Move over, chai latte. There's a new blended drink in town, and it's loaded with vitamins A and C. Yes, our sweet cinnamon coffee drink gets its velvety smoothness from an unexpected source: sweet potatoes.

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    Surprise! Potato Cinnamon Rolls

    Mashed potatoes are the secret to our crowd-pleasing cinnamon rolls that practically melt in your mouth. Watch as we walk you through this classic cinnamon roll recipe.

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    Sweet-and-Savory Potato Chips

    Everyone knows homemade just tastes better. So what if we told you that these homemade potato chips are ready to eat in just 38 minutes? Get your mandoline slicer ready, and prep your taste buds for potato chip bliss.

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    Hash Browns Taco

    If you’ve ever thought to yourself, What would make this taco even better? Potatoes! -- then we’ve got just the breakfast taco recipe for you. Fold crispy homemade hash browns to form an out-of-this-world taco shell filled with all your Tex-Mex breakfast favorites.

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    Fried Smashed Potatoes

    Our smashed potatoes are perfect for when you want the creaminess of mashed potatoes and the crispy outer layer of a baked potato. A sprinkle of herbs, a touch of salt, and a little smashing transform red potatoes into a simple side dish that’s sure to satisfy your craving.

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    Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt-Chive Dipping Sauce

    Reason 3,089 why potatoes should be their own food group: sweet potato fritters. We've captured everything you love about sweet potatoes into a tiny, fluffy ball of warm, dunkable fritter goodness. You can thank us later; you've got some dipping to do.

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    Nacho Potato Skins

    True sports fans know the best part of any game-day gathering is the potato skins. In this easy appetizer recipe we top everyone's favorite potato boats with the nacho basics like guac, tomato, onion, and cilantro. All aboard!

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    Potato-Apple Gratin

    As classic potato recipes go, potatoes au gratin belong in the hall of fame. So we went ahead and upped the delicious factor exponentially with tangy Granny Smith apples, a few strips of crispy bacon, and three whole cups of shredded Gruyere.

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    Goldilocks Potatoes

    Goldilocks was a true pioneer of customizable food cravings. We picked up on her lead with our easy mashed potato side dish with DIY mix-ins. While the original recipe calls for green onions, we also suggest roasted garlic and bacon for a potato pot that's just right.

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    23 Potato Recipes Worthy of Your Next Party

    Baked, smashed, roasted, or fried -- it's hard to go wrong with potatoes. Plus, with a rainbow of rich toppings like bacon, cheese, veggies, and more, the flavor possibilities are endless. So whether you're hosting a holiday get-together or enjoying dinner with friends, these delicious potato recipes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
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