Potatoes are a classic, timeless side dish that work with almost any meal! This collection of 15 potato side dishes includes recipes that are so easy to make, with minimal ingredients and crowd-pleasing results.

Potato sides are filling, comforting, and loved by many! From cold potato salad for your picnics and potlucks, to creamy mashed potatoes at your holiday dinners, we’ve got them all covered.

Much like our household love for all things pasta, potatoes are a big crowd pleaser around here. They make such an awesome variety of beautiful side dishes, too!

15 easy potato side dishes.
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Potatoes keep well, and they are a wholesome, nutritious side dish that moms can feel good about serving. Today, we’re roundup up 14 incredible potato side dishes you’re going to love!

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Potato Sides

We’re sharing all the best recipes for potato sides today! But first, a few of my best tips and the answers to commonly asked questions.



  • For a well rounded meal, serve a green veggie or salad alongside your potato side dishes.
  • Potatoes can last for months when stored correctly in a cool, dry space.
  • Avoid storing potatoes in a closed container. They store best in open bowls or baskets. Don’t crowd them!
  • Don’t forget dessert! Find all my favorite dessert recipes here.
A white platter featuring potato gratin stacks, garnished with fresh thyme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the three most famous potato dishes?

In the US, the most popular potato side dishes are french fries, hashbrowns and then mashed potatoes. Hashbrowns are also an incredibly popular potato side, as well as tater tots and baked potatoes.

Are potatoes healthy?

Potatoes can keep you full for longer because they are a great source of fiber. Because of the fiber, they can also lower cholesterol and help regulate blood sugars.
Packed with antioxidants that give us much-needed nutrients, they are a wholesome and filling side dish.

A delectable plate of potato wedges served with a dip, showcasing the versatility of potato side dishes.

15 Potato Side Dishes

These classic potato side dishes are great for any season or reason. From grilled options to oven roasted or even a cold potato salad, we’ve got it covered!

Grilled Baked Potatoes

These grilled baked potatoes are such an incredible side dish for all your summer grilling adventures! Baked potatoes on the grill are so much better than your oven – they have a perfectly moist, soft and fluffy interior but are incredibly crispy and salty on the outside.

A potato side dish topped with sour cream.

Crispy Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Take your dinner up a few notches with these incredible crispy parmesan roasted potatoes. Perfectly crispy and salty on the outside, with a creamy, tender interior, you’re going to want them every night of the week.

Customize with your favorite seasonings to allow these parmesan roasted potatoes to work with virtually any entrée.

A white ruffled plate full of parmesan potatoes, with a small bowl of sour cream dip.

Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Mix up your mashed potatoes for the holidays with this easy Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes recipe! They’re so flavorful you’ll never want basic mashed potatoes again!

caramelized onion mashed potatoes

Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois is a traditional French casserole made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere. It’s an incredibly luxurious and indulgent potato bake side dish!

Sure to impress your dinner guests, this potatoes dauphinois recipe is easy enough for a weeknight but delightfully special for the holidays.

A flavorful potato side dish featuring thyme-dusted spuds served in a white dish.

Potato Gratin Stacks

Potatoes Au Gratin in easy to serve stacks! This recipe is everything you love about potato gratin made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere – plus it’s delicious little individual servings.

Tasty potato side dishes on a white plate with sprigs of thyme.

Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes

An easy recipe for Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes – an incredible crowd pleasing appetizer or easy side dish. Smashed Red Potatoes are boiled, smashed, and baked with olive oil, cheese and bacon until crisp and topped with sour cream and chives for an irresistible and memorable appetizer!

loaded smashed red potatoes

Homemade Creamy Potato Salad Recipe

This creamy potato salad recipe with egg is the best way to use up all those extra eggs from the Easter holiday. It is made with a few key ingredients including gherkins and mustard, and one little secret technique to make it better than the rest!

It is a creamy, dreamy deviled egg potato salad to serve to your family and friends.

homemade potato salad with eggs in a white casserole dish

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes make an impressive appetizer or easy side dish. They are boiled, smashed and baked with olive oil and garlic until crisp, then garnished with herbs or parmesan. 

garlic smashed potatoes garnished with herbs

Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries are a fun and easy twist on french fries that are full of irresistible flavor! A drizzle of truffle oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan, parsley, and sea salt make these oven-baked fries absolutely heavenly!

These gourmet fries are so good, you’ll make them again and again! Dip them in this easy Truffle Aioli and your life will change for the better.

truffle fries with Parmesan and parsley on a sheet pan

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

A must have, melt in your mouth Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe that is a crowd pleasing side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish will wow your guests, while taking just 10 minutes hands on time to make!

A person scooping a dish of granola in a white dish.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This Sweet and Salty Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe makes an easy crowd-pleasing side dish. No one can resist these Glazed Sweet Potatoes. You only need four simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prep.

A white oval baking dish filled with roasted sweet potatoes.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These quick and easy grilled sweet potatoes in foil make an excellent side dish for all your favorite barbeque entrees! They are healthy, savory and so easy to customize to every individual’s tastes.

A sweet potato on a plate.

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

Skip the deep fryer with these Healthy Sweet Potato Fries, ready in less than 30 minutes. If you love sweet potatoes, these Gourmet Fries will blow you away!

healthy sweet potato fries in a bowl

Easy Smashed Sweet Potatoes

An easy Smashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is a new twist on crash hot potatoes. Boiled, baked and sprinkled with brown sugar and fresh cracked salt, these smashed potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

It’s a healthy side dish that pairs perfectly with any dinner or holiday meal.

Baked sweet potato side dishes.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Homemade sweet potato gnocchi is so much easier than you might think. This is a simple vegetarian sweet potato gnocchi recipe, with a fresh and healthy spin on a traditional Italian dish. It makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

It takes just 20 minutes to prep this delicious meal and can even be made ahead of time! This sweet potato gnocchi recipe is tossed in a light brown butter sage sauce that will leave your family begging for more.

Sweet potato gnocchi on a white plate with a fork.

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