When it comes to versatility in cooking, nothing beats the humble russet potato. Whether you’re making breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can always find some way to turn a russet potato into something delicious.
If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve created a list of the 15 best russet potato recipes to try today.
These recipes range from big breakfasts to easy evening meals, so no matter what you’re craving, the russet potatoes in your pantry can come to the rescue!
Read on to find your new favorite russet potato recipe (see also “Best Baby Potato Recipes To Try“)!
Let’s start with the basics: if you have some russet potatoes you need to use up, and you fancy a savory treat, you can’t go wrong with crispy potato wedges.
To make these delicious wedges, all you need is 4 russet potatoes, garlic powder, paprika, salt, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. You could also add some chili powder if you want to make them a little spicy.
You’ll need to roast the wedges for around 15 minutes before flipping them and baking for roughly 25 more minutes. This can feel like a long time when you’re hungry, but it’s worth it for perfectly crispy wedges!
Who says you can’t have baked potatoes for breakfast? These loaded breakfast potatoes will set you up for an energized day with plenty of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.
You can have these breakfast potatoes ready in under an hour, or even less time if you don’t want to make all 6 servings.
Of course, you’ll need russet potatoes, and you’ll also need butter, mushrooms, red onion, sour cream, cheddar cheese, butter, bacon strips, green onions, eggs, salt and pepper for the topping.
Russet potatoes are one of the best potato varieties to use if you want to make Hasselback potatoes.
If you’ve never tried Hasselback potatoes, they’re potatoes that have been partially cut into thin strips to create an interesting texture and increase surface area.
This recipe for cheesy Hasselback potatoes is a favorite of ours because it’s delicious as it is, but you can also add some extra toppings if you like.
All you need is 4 russet potatoes, unsalted butter, fresh chives, Parmesan cheese, and cheddar cheese.
Pierogi are dumplings made out of unleavened dough that can be filled with a variety of ingredients. In this case, we recommend this recipe for potato and cheese pierogi.
You don’t need many ingredients for this dumpling recipe. The dough is made from all-purpose flour, eggs, and water, while the filling consists of russet potatoes, cheese, and onion salt.
The pierogi can be served by themselves with your choice of dipping sauce.
If you’re cooking for a crowd, why not use your russet potatoes to make a large dish of cottage potatoes? You can make 14 servings in under an hour and a half, and the result is a hearty dish perfect for cold winter evenings.
You’ll need to have some potatoes, Velveeta cheese, onion, pimientos, green pepper, butter, milk, salt, and breadcrumbs.
Additionally, you will be adding some crushed cornflakes to the topping. It sounds a little weird, but trust us when we say it really brings the dish together.
Aloo Gobi Masala, otherwise known as potato and cauliflower curry, is one of our all-time favorite Indian dishes.
If you have russet potatoes to use, as well as some cauliflower, chopped tomatoes, curry powder, and onion, it’s a relatively quick and easy dish to prepare, and the flavor is amazing.
Each serving of this curry is only 228 calories, so even when paired with your favorite rice, it’s a healthy meal with more protein than fat. You can also add your favorite vegetables to the curry alongside the potatoes and cauliflower for extra micronutrients.
This potato and pea gratin recipe is one of our favorites, not only because it’s delicious, but because it’s deceptively simple to make!
All you need are the potatoes, frozen peas, onion, bacon strips, sharp cheddar, mayonnaise, and milk, along with some salt for seasoning.
The method is really simple, since there are only 4 steps involved in the process, and the total time to prep and bake the gratin is 30 minutes, so even when you’re hungry and in a hurry, you can still use this recipe.
You’ve probably tried or at least heard of shepherd’s pie before, but we think this recipe is the best we’ve made.
You can make this shepherd’s pie using either lamb or beef (see also “15 Best Ground Lamb Recipes To Try Today“), depending on what you prefer. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, a meatless mince alternative could also work, or you might even be able to swap the meat for lentils.
The mashed potatoes only need 3 ingredients: russet potatoes, unsalted butter, and Kosher salt.
The ingredients list for the meat sauce is more extensive, so be sure to check you have everything you need before you get started. To bring it all together, you’ll use heavy cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Mashed potatoes are one of our favorite comfort foods, but do you know what’s better than mashed potatoes? Loaded mashed potatoes, of course!
You’ll need 35 minutes to prepare this dish, and another 30 minutes to bake, but trust us when we say it’s worth it!
The only ingredients you need are russet potatoes, milk, butter, sour cream, shredded cheddar, green onions, bacon, and salt and pepper to season.
Of course, you can add any extra toppings you want, which is part of the fun of this recipe!
10. Tater Tots
Tater tots are a takeout menu staple, but they’re even more delicious when you make them at home. These tater tots, made with russet potatoes, are incredible, and they’re healthier than most you can order.
The ingredients include russet potatoes, all-purpose flour, salt, onion powder, peanut oil, pepper, and parsley.
The prep time and cook time combined comes to just 45 minutes, so you can have these tater tots ready in the time it would take to have some delivered
You’ve definitely heard of leek and potato soup (see also “Best Mexican Soup Recipes“), but we bet you’ve never thought of making leek and potato pancakes! We might have raised our eyebrows the first time we heard of this concept, but we can’t get enough of these now.
Russet potatoes work better than other potato varieties for this recipe.
You will also need leeks, eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan, canola oil, sour cream, pepper, and salt. Make sure to slice the leeks thinly, so you don’t end up with large lumps in your pancakes.
12. Aloo Samosa
If you love aloo gobi, why not try making these aloo samosa? These samosas are filled with a spicy potato and pea filling, and they’re the perfect vegetarian snack for lovers of Indian cuisine.
The ingredients and instructions for the pastry are simple enough.
You only need all-purpose flour, a neutral-flavored oil of your choice, water, caraway seeds, and kosher salt. You’ll also need kosher salt for the filling, as well as your potatoes, peas, and various herbs and spices.
These samosas are absolutely packed with flavor, from turmeric and ginger to garam masala powder. Plus, the recipe recommends serving them with mint dip or tamarind chutney for an even greater taste experience.
Twice-baked potatoes are exactly what they sound like: potatoes that you bake twice to ensure that both the potatoes and the filling reach the desired texture and consistency before serving.
This twice-baked potato recipe is very simple. You’ll need russet potatoes, butter, sour cream, milk, bacon, cheddar, green onions, salt, and pepper.
You’ll bake the potatoes before removing the skins and filling the skins with mashed potato and the rest of the toppings. Then, you’ll bake again. It’s definitely worth the hour and 15 minutes’ cooking time.
You don’t have to go out for breakfast or order in to enjoy crispy hash browns! Make your own at home using this amazing recipe.
The hash browns take 15 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook, so you need less than half an hour to make them.
The only ingredients needed are russet potatoes, canola oil, and pepper and salt for the seasoning, so you might even have everything you need already!
You can serve these bacon-wrapped potatoes with honey sauce as a side, appetizer, or even a light meal. If you’ve never tried bacon and honey together, take this as your sign to do it!
The total cooking time for this amazing dish is 38 minutes and in addition to the potatoes and bacon, you just need canola oil, honey, butter, green onion, parsley, salt, black pepper, and some toothpicks.
Russet potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients on the planet. With this list of recipes, you could eat russet potatoes for every meal of the day!
Which dish will you be trying today?