Potatoes are the perfect comfort food. Though these super-satisfying root veggies might not lend much in the way of flavor, that’s actually the perk. They work as a blank canvas, becoming whatever you want them to be — the salty crisps, soul-soothing casseroles and mashed mainstays that your family can’t get enough of — with just a little bit of love.
Instead of filling individual potato skins for the twice-baked classic, load everything but the skins into a casserole dish fit for a crowd Ree Drummond’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole (pictured above). Just like the original, the cheesy, bacon-laced side reaches new heights with two stints in the oven.
Scatter thinly sliced potatoes in a casserole dish and let them cook to tender, bubbling perfection. These showstopping Scalloped Potatoes are a go-to pick for a special family dinner.
Potatoes don’t need much to make them an uber-satisfying side. These Boiled Potatoes with Butter are cooked in a flavorful bath of garlic and herbs, and then finished with melted butter and salt.
Crispy and golden even without the fryer’s help, these Oven-Fried Potatoes reach the same heights as french fries, thanks to a piping-hot oven, plus a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
These Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil and Herbs elevate the results of your go-to mashing method by reeling in some extra-fresh flavor with basil, parsley and tarragon.
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