The Potato! Bake ’em, Boil ’em, grill ’em & Eat ’em! 15 Creative Potato Recipes

Oh the potato, my absolutely favorite vegetable. Loved them as a kid fried, boiled or baked and love them now in so many more creative ways.

Save 20% on the good old Russet Potato & get inspired to do something different with them using these great recipes.

Hassleback Roasted Potatoes

Hassleback Potatoes

I saw this recipe a while back on “The Best Thing I Ever Made” by Chef Robert Irvine on the Food Network Channel. At first glance, I thought it was going to be difficult, but then I remembered most recipes from Robert Irvine are actually very simple. He likes to keep things clean and fresh and this recipe delivers exactly that. The roasting process with the potatoes scored makes them crispy. Can you only imagine how impressed your guests will be serving these potatoes at Easter or your next get together? I’m making them for Easter brunch and can’t wait.


Gnocchi 1 500

I don’t think everyone knows gnocchi is made out of the potatoes. These tasty pasta-like ravioli are great with just a little butter, Parmesan, garlic and basil or your favorite marinara sauce. The author suggests a braised short rib ragu which I made yesterday and was delicious. Gnocchi seems intimidating to most people. It’s not hard but is time consuming so spend a Sunday and have the kids help roll them into little football type shapes. It will be fun for the whole family and tasty in the end.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow cooker mashed potatoes

I never thought of making mashed potatoes in a slow cooker. This is perfect if you have to work or just want to be out enjoying the day instead of slaving over the stove waiting for your potatoes to boil. With this recipe, your spuds will be ready for mashing when you are. Add your favorite ingredients to make them special. My favorite is roasted garlic, milk, salt, pepper, lots of butter, and fresh chives. Taste to make sure the seasoning is just right before serving. I always get rave reviews on my mashed potatoes and now I can make them ahead of time.

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

slow cooker baked potato-soup

Spring is here and summer right around the corner but there is always room for a warm and comforting baked potato soup. It’s always good on those rainy days or on a cooler night. Here is an easy recipe for baked potato soup that also let’s that favorite tool of mine – the slow cooker – do most of the work. If you want to change it up use leeks instead of potatoes. I have become quite the fan of leeks.

Healthy Chili Topped Baked Russet

Chili topped baked potato

Chili topped baked potato healthy? You got it. This recipe was found on It has all that spicy and cheesy goodness and is still good for you. Very easy as well. Just get your favorite can (yes, I said it, “CAN”) of vegetarian chili, put a little on top of your baked potato, and sprinkle some sharp cheddar and scallions. Baked again just to melt the cheese and you have a healthy meal.

Baked Potato Bar

Baked Potato Bar

This can be for your family or for a party. Be as creative as you want or keep it as simple as you want. The author lists all types of ideas for meats, veggies, cheeses and condiments to put out. My favorite is an herbed sour cream and candied bacon. Just add chives to your favorite sour cream and dust your bacon with brown sugar and then bake. Also, if you want to keep things light, instead of sour cream use low fat Greek yogurt. Kids won’t know the difference. Hide the broccoli in some nacho cheese. They won’t know it’s good for them.

Rustic Grilled Potatoes

Rustic Grilled Potatoes

Now that the grills are getting fired up, I wanted to include a classic grilled potato recipe. It’s so easy and the grill makes it smokey and delicious. This recipe just used oregano but I would also include a little rosemary and garlic to the oil. When they are all done, sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley for freshness and a pretty gourmet look.

Grilled Potato and Arugula Salad

Grilled Potato and Arugual Salad

This recipe looks amazing and it is easy with a gourmet feel that will impress your family and friends. It’s so light and refreshing. The perfect picnic salad or side dish. I love capers and the addition of pickled red onions gives it a nice bite. This is going to be my new go-to spring/summer salad. Love it!

Potato Salad with Yogurt, Arugula and Dill

Potato Salad with Arugula, Dill and Yogurt

I always promise not to give you the same old recipes and here is a new twist on the classic potato salad. It uses yogurt which makes it lighter than mayo-based recipe. The addition of peppery arugula gives it a nice bite and the dill gives a subtle pickle flavor that also adds freshness throughout the dish. First I gave you a new “go-to” salad and this will be your new “go-to” summer potato salad.

Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms with Lemon and Dill

grilled potato and mushrooms w_ lemon and dill

Here are some more grilled potatoes. These are mixed with tasty mushrooms, fresh lemon and dill. Dill seems to quite the staple in many potato dishes I’ve found. I usually don’t think of that herb but I will be using much more of it from now on. It’s also made in a tin foil packet so clean up is a breeze. Let’s not forget how pretty it looks with bright yellow from the lemon and bright green dill. Don’t forget to sprinkle feta on top for a salty and cheesy finish.

Crockpot Bacon Cheese Potatoes

Crockpot Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

I think the name says it all. Bacon, cheese and potatoes all cooked in your crockpot. Whew.. I didn’t think it could get any better, but read on my friends. There are also layers of “real” butter. Yes, the author stresses using real butter. Such a perfect side dish to a grilled t-bone steak! Everyone deserves a cheat day.

One ‘Pot’ Meal Roasted Drumsticks and Potatoes

Roasted Drumsticks and Potatoes

My kind of meal. All done in one pot! It’s also very healthy and very hearty. Serve up with your favorite veggies or whatever veggies the kids will eat (mine only likes peas and carrots at the moment) and you have a fast and easy dinner with easy clean up. As you can see in the photo, line your baking dish with foil so you can throw it away and not have to clean the pan.

Idaho Spudnuts

Idaho Spudnut Donuts

I was so surprised when I found this recipe for a doughnut made with potatoes. This recipe was created by a potato farmer’s mother in Idaho. She was very good at finding all sorts of ways to utilize their abundant crop. I must say it sounds great and I’ll try it for sure. Who knew a potato could make a doughnut or “spudnut”?

Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake

Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake

To my surprise I found yet another dessert recipe using Russet potatoes. Mash your potatoes to create this decadent and gluten free cake. The addition of the mashed potato is not only a surprise, but what helps keep this cake moist and delicious.

Turkey Taco Potato Boats


Now these look absolutely amazing and from one of my favorite recipe bloggers Shugary Sweets. How creative to make a taco out of a baked potato! The ground turkey keeps it light but the ingredients keep it so tasty. I can’t wait to try this out at home for my little girl.

Sweet and White Mashed Potato Swirl

white and sweet mashed potatoes

Look at how pretty these are. The author promises they are as tasty as they are pretty. Now how can you really go wrong mixing sweet potatoes and white potatoes? Add your favorite herbs to make it your own and serve it up with your favorite grilled meats. Good in the summer or in the fall. Definitely a great way to end our blog all about potatoes.

Now that you have some different and creative ways to use those spuds, get out there and cook and be sure to comment and tell us all about what your favorite is or what you’ve tried.

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