Check out these ten amazing potato recipes. They’re perfect as a holiday season side dish no matter what you end up making for the main course!
A holiday gathering with friends and family is one of my favorite things. It goes without saying that I’ll have a big spread of epic food and good drinks too. Once I’ve got my main dish planned, I work around that with my tastiest side dishes and you can bet potatoes are on the menu. A good mix of white spuds and sweet potatoes keeps everyone happy and there’s always leftovers to look forward to. Whether you’re a fan of mashed, cheesy, or roasted, I’ve got a roundup of my favorite potato sides below just in time for the holidays.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes With Pancetta
Everybody needs a potato dish for those chilly fall nights and this one is really simple with oodles of flavor. Tossed with Smokey pancetta chunks, fresh garlic, and rosemary, these potatoes are roasted to give you nice crunchy edges and a soft center. I’ve given this garlic roasted potatoes recipe a curveball with orange zest, and I guarantee you’ll be snacking on these even before they can be served.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Tempeh Chunks
Upgrade the marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes for this citrus and cinnamon sweet potato tempeh bake. Chunks of roasted sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh are coated in an orange marmalade sauce and slow cooked in the oven for a side dish that’s beyond delicious. A simple recipe that’s perfect for the holidays.
Roasted Red Potatoes With Artichokes and Fresh Herbs
A potato dish with a tangy twist! Fresh rosemary, thyme, oregano and olive oil are tossed with potatoes and roasted to perfection, with artichoke quarters coming in at the end for extra flavor. This roasted red potato and artichoke dish can be prepped for the oven the night before you plan to serve it, which means one less thing to worry about.
Smashed Parmesan Gratin Potatoes
There’s nothing better than a crispy, cheesy, creamy side dish at your holiday table. This one features creamy garlic and Gruyere smashed potatoes covered in sliced shallots and Parmesan cheese. When you’ve got layers of smashed potato covered in cream and Parmesan cheese and cooked until bubbly and gooey, you’ll have a table full of happy guests!
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Three Ways
It goes without saying that mashed potatoes should have a spot on every holiday table. I try to make mine as creamy and delicious as possible, and I’ve got three mashed potato flavors that I think you’ll go bonkers for. Roasted garlic with chive, Gorgonzola blue cheese, and horseradish black pepper all start with the same epic recipe, and I make a few flavor changes here and there depending on what I’m craving.
Garlic Parmesan Potatoes Au Gratin
I don’t skimp on the cheese when it comes to holiday food, and these potatoes au gratin recipe is no exception. Thinly sliced white potatoes are layered with Parmesan cheese and smothered in a flavorful garlic cream sauce. A mega cheesy side dish that is well worth the calories.
Sweet Potatoes With Herbs And Caramelized Butter
I’m an orange spud lover now thanks to this roasted sweet potato with herbs recipe. Halved sweet potatoes are drowned in really good yellow butter, then topped with brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkled with fresh rosemary and oregano. All this is slow roasted until melty-soft and served with juicy and tender turkey or perfectly cooked lamb.
Roast Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic And Rosemary
I love a good easy recipe, and these roast fingerling potatoes can be served for the holidays or as a weeknight side dish. Simply toss a few ingredients in a bowl and dump it all on a baking sheet. Roast at high heat and fill your house with a cozy fresh rosemary aroma. A perfect way to welcome holiday guests.
Creamy Sweet Potato Dauphinoise
A potato au gratin recipe made even better with sweet potatoes. Each layer of sweet potato is seasoned, sprinkled with grated Parmesan and doused in a creamy garlic sauce. It all bakes up slowly for a dish full of cheesy, creamy awesomeness. Sweet potatoes add that extra level of color and sweet flavor to make this sweet potato dauphinoise recipe perfect for the holidays.
Creamy Colcannon With Kale And Bacon
Give your holiday table some Irish flavor with colcannon, a mix of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. For this creamy colcannon recipe, creamy mashed potato is laced with butter, cream, crispy bacon and then healthy kale comes in at the end to balance it out. Who am I kidding, this dish is loaded with obnoxious amounts of cream, butter, and cheese so I can’t claim any health benefits. It does deliver with off the charts delicious flavor!