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7 Potato Recipes Including Mashed, Roasted, Baked, and Fried Potatoes


L.M.Reid creates delicious recipes and gives step-by-step instructions with her own photos so you can learn how to make each recipe at home.

The best recipe for making creamy mashed potatoes from scratch at home

The best recipe for making creamy mashed potatoes from scratch at home

7 Ways to Cook Potatoes

In this article, I will share seven ways to cook potatoes, along with step-by-step instructions, videos, and my own photos. This makes it easy for you to follow and create some delicious potato dishes that you can add to your meals. The recipes I will share here are:

  1. Mashed
  2. Roasted
  3. Baked
  4. Homemade fries or chips
  5. Baked and covered in cheese
  6. Cooked in the skin
  7. Fried slices

1. Baked Potato Recipe


  • 4 large potatoes
  • 25g cheese
  • 20g butter


  1. Wash the potatoes with the skin on.
  2. Cut out any major bad bits. Do not remove the skin
  3. Punch holes in the potato with a fork on both sides
  4. Place on a baking tray and in the oven on the top shelf
  5. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  6. To test they are done pierce with a knife. If it goes through easily then they are ready. If not put them back in the oven for another 10 mins.
  7. Remove from oven
  8. Cut across the potatoes with a knife
  9. Turn to the right and cut again.
  10. Squeeze open the top of the potato
  11. Add a knob of butter into the opening
  12. Add some grated cheese to each one
  13. Add to a plate and serve with your meal
Learn how to make a baked potato at home.

Learn how to make a baked potato at home.

2. Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Potato slices covered in cheese and baked in the oven.


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 50g cheddar cheese
  • 100ml milk


  1. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Wash under the tap.
  3. Cut up into thin wide slices.
  4. Place in a baking dish flat.
  5. Add the milk slowly from the side. Milk should come up to halfway.
  6. Grate the cheese over the potatoes. Making sure to cover them all.
  7. Place in the oven in the middle shelf.
  8. This dish is best made when you already have something else cooking in the oven.
  9. It takes 50 minutes to cook at a temperature of between 200 to 220 degrees.
Learn how to cook cheesy potatoes at home.

Learn how to cook cheesy potatoes at home.

3. Roast Potatoes


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Cooking oil


  1. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Wash them with cold water.
  3. Cut into small pieces. Four for each potato.
  4. Add a small amount of oil to a roasting dish.
  5. Place the potatoes in the dish.
  6. Cover with the oil.
  7. Add enough oil to reach a third of the way up to the potatoes.
  8. Place in the oven on the top shelf at 220 degrees.
  9. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

It depends how to like them cooked for the time. If they are not crispy enough cook a little longer

4. New Potatoes Recipe


  • 1/2 kg new potatoes
  • 15 g butter
  • Fresh or dried parsley


  1. Prepare 6 for each person.
  2. Wash the potatoes in a basin of water.
  3. Remove the worst parts of the skin by using a hard sponge or scraping with the edge of a knife.
  4. If there are any stubborn bits you can take them off by cutting with the knife.
  5. Put in boiling water in a pan.
  6. Boil for 25 minutes.
  7. Drain from the water.
  8. Add a small amount of butter and shake to cover all the potatoes.
  9. Mix in a small amount of cut fresh parsley or dried parsley.
New potatoes recipe with vegetables and chicken

New potatoes recipe with vegetables and chicken

5. Homemade Chips or Fries


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Cooking oil


  1. Peel and wash the potatoes.
  2. Cut into large thick strips.
  3. Heat up the oil in a pot and place the basket inside.
  4. Test the heat of the oil by adding one chip. If it starts to cook straight away add the rest. If not wait until the oil is hotter.
  5. Give the chips a shake every couple of minutes to cook them evenly.
  6. Remove when the fries are cooked the way you like them.
  7. Either lightly brown or well cooked.
Learn how to cook homemade chips and fries.

Learn how to cook homemade chips and fries.

6. Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 40g butter
  • 50ml milk


  1. Remove the skin and wash in cold water.
  2. Cut up each potato into four pieces.
  3. Place in a pot and wash in cold water again.
  4. Add boiling water and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. Drain the water from the pot.
  6. Add the butter and milk.
  7. Use a masher or fork until you have a wonderful mixture of creamy mashed potatoes.
Learn how to cook mashed potatoes at home from scratch.

Learn how to cook mashed potatoes at home from scratch.

7. Fried Potato Slices


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 100g cooking oil


  1. Peel and wash the potatoes.
  2. Cut them in half and add to a pot of boiling water.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain the water and turn out onto a plate to cool.
  5. Cut them up into medium slices.
  6. Heat up the frying pan with a little bit of oil. Enough to come up half way to the slices.
  7. Fry at a medium heat until brown. Turn over and fry on the other side.
  8. Remove from the pan onto a paper towel and gently pat to remove any excess oil.
  9. Serve with your meal.
Learn how to cook fried potato slices at home.

Learn how to cook fried potato slices at home.

Best Potato Recipes

There are so many ways to cook potatoes that it is nice to experiment with different tastes and flavours. I hope that you have found at least one of these recipes interesting and worth a try. Adding potatoes to family meals is a budget-friendly way to create delicious dinners every night.


L M Reid (author) from Ireland on September 24, 2018:

Hello Theblogchick, thanks for your comment. There are so many ways to cook and eat potatoes you can eat them every day.

Theblogchick from United States on August 06, 2018:

Great hub. Thanks for sharing.

Casangel on June 30, 2016:

OMG looking at your photos at 10 am. and I'm starving for my dinner but which one do I cook ????? such choices thank you for some great idears for dinners . I love all your food hubs and the photos make my mouth water, mummy mummy

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on November 26, 2014:

Yes potatoes are very versatile and can be cooked in many ways. glad you like the recipes Imoyer02

Leon Moyer on April 09, 2014:

Oh geez... I don't think I've ever been this hungry right after eating a meal. This hub makes me want to eat like no tomorrow. Great information, and definitely something I'll be trying in the near future.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on January 06, 2013:

Mashed potatoes are always great with any meal I agree Fiddleman. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment

Fiddleman on October 31, 2012:

Now this s a meal fit for any man. Thanks for sharing!

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on July 23, 2012:

Yes there are so many delicious things that can be done with the potato.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment

iefox5 on July 23, 2012:

I'm a big fan of potatoes, the recipes look great and delicious.

freecampingaussie from Southern Spain on July 22, 2012:

Yum ! It all looked really good ! I make potoato bake when its not too hot here . We love all types of potatoes.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 22, 2012:

Wow, you have the potato well covered. What a nice Hub, so useful!

Brett C from Asia on July 22, 2012:

Even easy enough for me to cook lol. Potatoes definitely help fill stomachs and save money.

Shared, up and interesting.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on July 18, 2012:

Hello Jeff yes it is amazing how many different dishes can be made with potatoes. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment

Jeff Gamble from Denton, Texas on July 16, 2012:

Great potato ideas, time to think outside the steak and baked box - I'll be trying a few of these out for sure

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on July 12, 2012:

A dinner with some kind of potatoes just doesn't feel right in our house lol

Thank you Thelma for leaving a comment, the votes and for sharing

Thelma Alberts from Germany on July 12, 2012:

Yummy! I like these recipes and I feel hungry now seeing these inviting photos. I´ll try them. Voted up and shared.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on July 07, 2012:

Lipnancy: I too love potatoes with my meals, mash is my favourite.

ChristyWrites: Yes I was brought up with eating potatoes with every meal, love them. Thanks for the votes and sharing

sgbrown: New potatoes covered with butter, salt and parsley are great. Hope you enjoy them with cheese too. Thanks for the votes

tammyswallow: lol Chips with fried eggs and beans - perfect

molometer: Yes they are cheap enough to buy and do go a long way no matter which way they are cooked. Thank you for all the shares, much appreciated.

Purple Perl: Thanks for the shares and comment

Thanks you all for taking the time to leave a comment, vote and share

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on July 04, 2012:

Excellent pics, and step by step instructions make this hub interesting and needs bookmarking and shared. Congrats too.

Micheal from United Kingdom on July 03, 2012:

What a great idea for a hub. These days budget friendly meals are much in demand.

Great to see the variety of potato recipes. I will try a few too.

Voted up useful and interesting.

Shared pinned and tweeting this to Keith lemon. he loves potatoes : )

Tammy from North Carolina on June 29, 2012:

That is my kind of meal! I love homemade french fries. This makes me want to hit up a buffett and hurt myself! I look forward to desert.. hint hint!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on June 29, 2012:

Great ideas for cooking potatoes. I love potatoes and cook them frequently. One of my favorites is new red potatoes, boiled with the skin on and then stir them with a little milk and lots of butter, salt and potatoes. One of my family favorites. I am going to try your potatoes with cheese on top, sounds yummy! Voted up and useful. Have a wonderful day! :)

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on June 29, 2012:

Nice! Solid food that is quick to make and not bad for the budget. I vote up, sent on Twitter, and will share with my HP followers too.

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on June 29, 2012:

Love the yummy pictures. Enjoyed your hub very much because I am a big potato fan.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on June 28, 2012:

I think we all have our own ways of cooking potatoes and that is the beauty of them.

Crystal Tatum yes mashed with butter and milk is mine too

Just ask Susan sorry I made you hungry lol

Kelly the family is so used to me taking photos with every meal

Thanks for taking the time to leave the comments and for the congratulations on the win.

I had to keep only one eye on the tennis while Andy Murray was winning in order finish this hub before the deadline but it was worth it!

kelleyward on June 28, 2012:

Wow this looks awesome! I love the detail and pictures. Congrats on the win! Take care, Kelley

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on June 28, 2012:

I was doing okay today as far as the hunger kicking in. After reading and seeing all your great pictures I'm hungry again!

Congrats on the win!

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on June 28, 2012:

Potatoes are my favorite food - my faves are mashed potatoes and baked potatoes.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on June 28, 2012:

My favourite is creamy mash. It is amazing how many dishes can be made with them! Thanks for the comment and vote

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on June 28, 2012:

Wow, so many ways to make potatoes! I vote for cheesy potatoes...just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Thank you and voted up.

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