Gone are the days of bland and boring potato sides. We’ve rounded up the best potato side dish recipes that are sure to change the game at your dinner table. These aren’t your grandma’s boiled potatoes; we’re talking crispy, creamy, and downright irresistible dishes that will have you rethinking what a potato side dish can be. Whether you’re a fan of the classic spud or looking to try something new, these recipes are the upgrade you’ve been waiting for.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
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
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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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
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
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
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
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 Stacked Potatoes
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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Crispy Potato Strips
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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)
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
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
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
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
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
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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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, 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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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.