Easter’s coming up, and like almost any other holiday dinner, the side dishes are just as important as the main event. Why not give potatoes a starring role? We’ve gathered 25 potato side dishes that are so good, they’ll practically be hopping onto your Easter table themselves. From creamy mashed potatoes to crispy roasted options, there’s something here for every kind of potato lover.

A white bowl filled with chicken salad.
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Crispy Stacked Potatoes

Crispy Stacked Potatoes. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Enter the crispy realm of Tik Tok stacked potatoes, a dish that’s not just fun to make but a joy to eat. Seasoned with oregano, garlic, and parmesan cheese, these potatoes offer a crunchy alternative to the usual sides. Perfect for those looking to add a bit of crunch to their meal, they’re great as both a side dish and an appetizer, promising to be a hit across the board.
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Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Two crispy air fryer hasselback potatoes with chives, garlic and butter on a white plate.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Golden, crispy, and buttery, these air fryer Hasselback potatoes are a game-changer for your side dish game. Seasoned to perfection with garlic, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of fresh chives, they’re a flawless match for almost any main dish. Hassle-free and utterly irresistible, they’re the ultimate side dish you’ll want to make tonight and every night.
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Sweet Potato Wedges With Lime

Sweet Potato Wedges With Lime. Photo credit: Six Hungry Feet.

Give your meal a zesty twist with sweet potato wedges sprinkled with lime zest. They’re a simple yet incredibly flavorful side dish that’s perfect as an appetizer, snack, or complement to any meal. Crunchy, tasty, and with a hint of lime, these wedges are a refreshing change of pace from your usual potato fare, guaranteed to brighten up your dinner table tonight.
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Smoked Potatoes

Roasted potato wedges seasoned with herbs on aluminum foil.
Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

These smoked potatoes are an incredibly easy side dish that you can put in the smoker while you smoke the main dish. They go perfectly with almost any main course.

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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Golden roasted air fryer baby potatoes on a serving plate with a wooden and metal spoon.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Crispy on the outside, melt-in-your-mouth tender on the inside, air fryer baby potatoes are a no-brainer for an unforgettable potato side dish tonight. They’re quick to make, needing little more than a toss in the air fryer to reach perfection. Perfect for a last-minute addition that feels anything but rushed, they’re guaranteed to be a hit at any dinner table.
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Crispy Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Purple sweet potato fries on a plate with dipping sauce.
Crispy Purple Sweet Potato Fries. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Dive into the world of crispy purple sweet potato fries, baked to golden perfection and seasoned with a blend of fresh herbs, garlic powder, and sea salt. These vibrant fries offer a pop of color and a burst of flavor, making them an exciting choice for any meal. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce for a side dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.
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Crispy Accordion Potatoes

Crispy Accordion Potatoes. Photo credit: Food Plus Words.

Dive into the trend with these crispy accordion potatoes, a visually stunning and deliciously different side dish. They may look fancy, but they’re surprisingly easy to whip up, offering a fun twist on the classic roasted potato. Perfect for impressing guests or just treating yourself to something a bit out of the ordinary, they’re a must-try for any potato lover looking to mix things up tonight.
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Rosemary Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

A forkful of rosemary hasselback sweet potatoes.
Rosemary Hasselback Sweet Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Crispy, soft, and topped with a divine rosemary mustard vinaigrette, these Hasselback sweet potatoes are a sophisticated twist on the classic potato side. They offer a blend of textures and flavors that can elevate any meal from good to unforgettable. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just spicing up a family meal, these are the potatoes that will have everyone talking.
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Crispy Potato Strips

Potato strips on parchment paper.
Crispy Potato Strips. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Swap out the usual fries for these crispy potato strips, elevated with freshly grated parmesan and aromatic rosemary. They’re the ultimate pick for shaking up your side dish routine with something a bit more sophisticated yet just as easy to love. Quick to prepare and impossible to resist, they’ll have everyone at the table asking for seconds.
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Miso Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Miso Garlic Roasted Potatoes. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

For a side that’s as unique as it is delicious, try these miso garlic roasted potatoes, finished with a honey miso glaze for a touch of umami goodness. They’re the perfect blend of crispy and savory, great as a side dish or a snack on their own. If you’re looking to bring something a little different to the dinner table tonight, these potatoes have got you covered.
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Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Air fryer red potatoes on a white plate with fresh rosemary sprigs.
Air Fryer Red Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For a crispy and tender potato side that’s effortlessly versatile, air fryer red potatoes are your answer. Ready in just 30 minutes, they can be seasoned to match any dish, making them the perfect last-minute addition to your dinner lineup. Whether you’re pairing them with steak or fish, these potatoes ensure your meal is anything but ordinary.
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Grilled Potato Wedges

Grilled potato wedges on grates of charcoal grill.
Grilled Potato Wedges. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Imagine sitting down to a plate of grilled potato wedges, their edges crispy, the insides fluffy and soft. Seasoned with just the right amount of olive oil and spices, they’re the ultimate steak fry that’ll have you forgetting about your main course. They’re simple, they’re classic, and they’re exactly what your dinner needs tonight.
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Parmesan Herb Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Air fryer sweet potato rounds with a parmesan herb crust garnished with thyme sprigs on a plate.
Parmesan Herb Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

In just 15 minutes, transform sweet potatoes into a crispy, fork-tender delight with the air fryer. Tossed in a savory parmesan herb coating, these sweet potatoes are not just easy; they’re an essential side that complements any meal effortlessly. If you’re in a pinch for time but still want to bring something special to the table, these are your go-to.
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Gouda Cheddar Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

Gouda Cheddar Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Combine Gouda, cheddar, and parmesan for a scalloped potatoes au gratin that’s anything but ordinary. Perfect for making any occasion feel a bit more special, these cheesy, comforting potatoes are a guaranteed hit. The blend of smoked Gouda, white cheddar, and parmesan creates layers of flavor that complement any main dish beautifully. A top choice for those looking to impress at the dinner table tonight.
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Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes

Smashed roasted purple sweet potatoes on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These smashed and roasted purple sweet potatoes, drizzled with melted butter and herbs, are not just a side dish; they’re a statement. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they boast a stunning appearance and an equally impressive taste. Perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any meal, they’re a must-try for anyone looking to elevate their potato side dish game tonight.
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Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes. Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

Let the crockpot do all the work with these cheesy potatoes, a side dish that’s as dreamy as it is easy. Just throw in the ingredients and let it simmer to cheesy perfection, making it ideal for any day of the week. Whether paired with a holiday ham or a simple grilled chicken, these potatoes are a no-fuss, surefire hit that’ll have everyone asking for the recipe.
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Roasted Peri Peri Potatoes

Roasted peri peri baby potatoes on a white plate with a fork.
Roasted Peri Peri Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Roasted to crispy perfection and coated in a spicy, aromatic Portuguese spice blend, Peri Peri potatoes are here to spice up your dinner routine. They’re the perfect side to add a kick to any meal, easy to make and even easier to love. If you’re looking to bring some excitement to your dinner table tonight, these potatoes are the way to go.
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Twice-Baked Potatoes (4 Ways)

Twice-Baked Potatoes (4 Ways). Photo credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

Elevate your potato game with twice-baked potatoes, offering four delicious flavor combos to choose from. Whether you’re craving the creamy blend of roasted garlic and fontina, the classic cheddar bacon, the rich parmesan pesto, or the tangy blue cheese & chive, there’s a variation to suit every taste. They’re the perfect side or appetizer for any occasion, promising to be a memorable addition to your meal.
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Crockpot Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes. Photo credit: Feels Like Home.

Imagine the ease of crockpot mashed potatoes, rich and creamy with sour cream and cream cheese, ready to be reheated whenever you need them. They’re the perfect stress-free side for any holiday or gathering, ensuring you get a delicious result with minimal effort. Ideal for those busy days when you want to focus on the main dish but still serve up something impressive on the side.
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Air Fryer Potato Rosti

Air Fryer Potato Rosti. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

This air fryer potato rosti is the versatile dish you didn’t know you needed, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes, you can create a crispy, tasty side that pairs well with nearly anything. It’s the simple, yet delicious answer to the question of what to serve on the side, no matter the meal.
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Roasted Pesto Potatoes

Pesto potatoes on a blue plate.
Roasted Pesto Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Roasted pesto potatoes, optionally crumbled with bacon, are the easy, throw-together side dish that perfectly complements any meat or fish dinner. They’re simple yet packed with flavor, thanks to the rich pesto and optional bacon bits. Ideal for when you want to add a bit of flair to your meal without any fuss, these potatoes promise to be a crowd-pleaser.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Switch up your side dish routine with air fryer sweet potato casserole stacks, a deliciously unique take on a classic favorite. Topped with a crunchy layer and perfect with a dollop of sour cream, these stacks strike the ideal balance between sweet and tangy. They’re quick, they’re easy, and they’re something a little different that’s bound to become a new favorite.
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Ultimate Pan Fried Potatoes

Ultimate Pan Fried Potatoes. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

These Pan Fried Potatoes are the epitome of simplicity and flavor, achieving that coveted golden brown exterior and tender interior with just four key ingredients. Ideal for those seeking a crispy potato side without the hassle, they’re customizable to complement any dish you’re serving up tonight.
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Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes. Photo credit: Feels Like Home.

Our scalloped potatoes recipe is a nod to classic comfort food, promising to be a crowd-pleaser with its creamy, cheesy goodness. It’s a dish that’s stood the test of time, perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner or a leisurely weekend meal. Easy to prepare and universally loved, these scalloped potatoes are the side dish that everyone will be looking forward to tonight.
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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Mashed purple sweet potatoes in a bowl with a serving spoon.
Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Mashed purple sweet potatoes, mixed with savory herb butter, offer a twist on the traditional that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Easy and comforting, they bring a splash of color and a wave of nutrition to your plate. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, these mashed potatoes are a stunning side dish that promises to impress.
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