24 Healthy Potato Recipes

For comfort food that's delicious and nutritious, turn to these healthy potato recipes.

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Though potatoes are high in starch, they’re not inherently unhealthy. Most types of spuds are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber! But they’re often cooked in rich potato recipes, with lots of cream, butter and salt. Not so with these recipes below! They prove that healthy potato recipes do exist.

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Air-Fryer Potato Chips

Use an air fryer to crisp up thinly-sliced potatoes. The result is as delicious as deep-fried (but much easier to make at home). A quick spray of cooking oil and a sprinkle of salt give a classic flavor; try garlic salt, paprika or a dash of cayenne to mix it up.

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic comfort food recipe, but they don’t have to be unhealthy. This recipe uses buttermilk instead of heavy cream and butter, plus a jolt of garlic for plenty of savory flavor.

Editor’s Tip: You get ready to chop potatoes for dinner and notice some unwelcome “eyes.” Immediately, you wonder, Are sprouted potatoes safe to eat? Check if can you eat a potato that is sprouting.

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Grilled Potatoes

For easy cleanup, we love to grill in foil packets. Potatoes cook nicely with this method. Try Yukon golds, waxy red potatoes or sweet potatoes.
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Onion-Garlic Hash Browns

This simple slow-cooker side dish dresses up a bag of frozen hash browns with a smattering of peppers, onions and herbs. Serve with hot sauce for southwestern-inspired flavor.
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Oven Fries

The secret to crispy oven fries? You need three things: a bit of oil, high heat and the right potato. We like Yukon Golds, which are tender and not too moist. This recipe earns rave reviews.
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Slow-Cooked Potatoes with Spring Onions

A healthy and affordable dish, this recipe calls only for potatoes, onions and a bit of oil. The slow-cooked result is sweet, savory and delectable.
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Air-Fryer French Fries

Instead of deep-frying french fries, make them in an air fryer. The potatoes will emerge crisp and not-too-oily. Soak the sliced potatoes in cold water before cooking to remove excess starch and help the potatoes cook more evenly.
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Roasted Balsamic Red Potatoes

The taste and texture of potatoes and vinegar are a classic match. The zippiness of the vinegar brightens up starchy potatoes. Here, sweeter balsamic makes simple roasted potatoes super special.
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Indian Ginger Potatoes

Starchy, mild potatoes are super versatile, matching with almost any spice or herb. Here, savory turmeric and ginger give potatoes an Indian-inspired flavor. Use leftover potatoes to make a speedy side dish!
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Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

A tangy sauce made with mustard and lemon dresses up this easy sheet pan recipe. Brussels sprouts and thin potatoes cook at about the same rate; choose fingerlings and you won’t even have to peel or slice the potatoes.
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Two-Tone Baked Potatoes

This contest-winning recipe is a lighter take on stuffed potatoes. Roast sweet potatoes alongside the classic russets for a vitamin-rich “two-tone” dish that’s sweet and savory.
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Sweet Corn and Potato Gratin

This cozy casserole is made creamy with milk, not heavy cream. A bread crumb topping adds a crispy crunch to the soft side dish. Serve alongside Sunday supper during cold weather months.
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Lemon & Garlic New Potatoes

Sometimes, the simplest dishes are best. This red potato recipe uses a neat trick: Boil potatoes whole, then drain the cooking water and heat with oil in the same pan to crisp up the skins.
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Mashed Peppery Turnips

Mix bold and nutritious vegetables with potatoes to make a healthy, cozy dish. Here, turnips add extra flavor to classic mashed potatoes.
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Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasting sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness; these wedges are almost caramelized in places! A zippy curry seasoning offsets that sweetness, but you can use any spice blend in its place.
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Skillet Potatoes with Red Pepper and Whole Garlic Cloves

Pan-roasted potatoes are always a treat. This recipe delivers next-level flavor with a simple trick: gently cooking whole garlic cloves until they’re meltingly tender and sweet. (As a bonus, using whole cloves saves prep time.)
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Autumn Vegetable Mash

Celebrate the harvest season with this healthy potato recipe. Use any root vegetables you find at the farmers market, from parsnips and celery root to turnips or winter squash.
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A delightful side dish in festive shades of orange, tzimmes tastes great alongside chicken and turkey. A slightly sweet sauce makes the potatoes special enough to serve during the holidays.
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Red Potatoes with Beans

Green beans taste great with potatoes! We love adding them to potato salad recipes for a fresh crunch in the summer. In winter, try this easy way to dress up simple boiled potatoes.
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries have a secret: They taste almost as good baked instead of fried. The main trick here is to cut the potatoes evenly, so there aren’t any super narrow slivers that catch in the hot oven. Sprinkle with paprika or a favorite spice blend.
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Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes

A squeeze of lemon brightens up a pan of roasted potatoes. And as long as you have the oven on, make an easy baked dinner.
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Potato Kugel

This crispy, cozy potato kugel is easy to prepare if you use a food processor. To keep potatoes white after slicing, alternate between shredding potatoes and onions. The acid in the onions prevents discoloration.
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Air-Fryer Red Potatoes

Love roasted potatoes but don’t want to turn on the oven? Try an air fryer, which delivers the same crispy results in less time.
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Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Steaming hot baked potatoes can be dinner tonight, no hot oven required. Simply pop as many potatoes as you like in the slow cooker!

Kelsey Dimberg
A former senior digital editor at Taste of Home, Kelsey now writes articles and novels from her home in Chicago. Since 2010, she’s followed a gluten-free diet, and especially enjoys the challenge of baking sourdough bread and pizza dough. As a contributing writer for Taste of Home, she covers a broad range of topics but with a special emphasis on gluten-free cooking and baking. Outside of her gluten-free experiments in the kitchen, Kelsey is also the author of the thriller novel “Girl in the Rearview Mirror.”