Healthy Potato Side Dish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious potato recipes including baked, mashed, roasted and fried potatoes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This twice-baked potatoes casserole has all the classic fixings in a creamy, smooth casserole. Leaving the potato skins on adds texture, while the bacon adds a little crunch. This crowd-pleasing casserole can be prepped ahead of time, making it perfect for your next big gathering.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith

Melting Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 11
The name for this potato recipe hints at the creamy interior. Roasting these melting potatoes at high heat ensures they get crunchy on the outside. Then, adding a little broth at the end allows the potatoes to absorb the liquid, making the insides extra moist.
By Adam Dolge

Crispy Bubble Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 1
Inspired by a viral TikTok trend, these potatoes have a crispy exterior and an incredibly creamy inside. A combination of rice flour and potato starch ensures a crispy outside, while garlic powder and paprika add a boost of flavor. Serve these potatoes with a side of ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.
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By Liv Dansky

Melting Potatoes with Creamy Lemon Dressing

These savory potatoes roast in a hot oven before they're bathed in broth and slathered in a creamy lemon-infused sauce. Serve these silky potatoes alongside roasted chicken or beef.
By Carolyn Casner

Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
These super-crispy garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes get their crackly outside by precooking the potatoes in water with a little baking soda. The baking soda helps break down the skin, allowing the flavors of garlic and rosemary to set in and crisp up when roasted in a hot oven. Serve these alongside roasted chicken, turkey or steak.
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By Ali Ramee

Crispy Roasted Patatas Bravas

Crispy roasted potatoes get transformed with a fiery paprika sauce. Patatas bravas are served in restaurants and bars throughout Spain; this version uses baked potatoes instead of fried. Use the leftover paprika sauce as a topping for veggies or mix with mayo to create a spread for a sandwich or wrap.
By Wendy Lopez

Mashed Potato Croquettes

These mashed potato croquettes have a crispy, crunchy exterior with a soft inside and an ooey-gooey, melted cheese surprise in the center. A great use for leftover mashed potatoes, they're tasty on their own, or you can dip them in a creamy sour cream-based dipping sauce, tomato sauce or extra-virgin olive oil with plenty of fresh herbs.
By Ali Ramee

Stuffed Potatoes with Salsa & Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Taco night meets baked potato night with this simple recipe for loaded baked potatoes with salsa, beans and avocado. This easy, healthy family dinner comes together with just 10 minutes of active time, so you can make it on even the busiest of weeknights. This recipe is just as delicious with sweet potatoes in place of russets.
By Devon O'Brien

Crispy Oven-Baked Fries

Classic french fries get their crispy exterior and pillowy soft interior thanks to a dunk or two in hot oil. The trick for achieving the same craveable results minus the deep fryer is to boil cut-up potatoes in salted, acidulated water prior to putting them into the oven. Yes, it's an extra step, but it's worth it. The salt helps extract excess moisture from the potatoes while the vinegar strengthens the exterior and helps the fries hold their shape. The result? Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
By Adam Dolge

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Whip up these mashed potato pancakes anytime you have leftover mashed potatoes on hand.The sharp Cheddar cheese and chives are the perfect pairing with potatoes, and the tangy sour cream ties it all together.
By Ali Ramee

Lemon-Rosemary Melting Potatoes

Rating: 4 stars 2
These full-flavored potatoes are a great new approach to your typical potato side dish. The potatoes roast, then "melt" with the flavors of lemon, rosemary and garlic. They're good enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for a weeknight.
By Carolyn Casner

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 2
Roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes make a great quick and easy side dish for dinner, or you can twist it into a breakfast hash served with an egg on top. Either way, with its super-easy prep, you'll come back to these roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts again and again.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Hasselback Potatoes
Shake up your holiday side dish with this fun and tasty take on a traditional scalloped potato recipe. Still full of flavor and topped with cheese.
10 Healthy Baked Potato Toppings for You
Here are 10 healthier—and super-flavorful—toppings to try.
Chickpea & Potato Hash
Rating: 5 stars 8

The eggs cook right on top of this chickpea and potato hash--cook them a few extra minutes if you prefer hard-set eggs. Serve with warm pita bread and a cucumber salad with mint and yogurt.