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.

Staff Picks

Melting Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 13
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

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

Crispy Bubble Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
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

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

Ham & Potato Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
This easy casserole is a kid-friendly recipe that the whole family will love. The simple flavor profile will complement just about anything and thanks to convenience products like preshredded potatoes, you won't spend hours in the kitchen mixing it up.
By Robin Bashinsky

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 15
In this healthy side dish, sweet potatoes are tossed with maple syrup, butter and lemon juice and roasted until golden brown. The delicious glaze that forms transforms this simple dish into something sublime.
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

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

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

Smothered Cabbage with Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Use up your leftover ham in this comforting one-pot dish made with cabbage and potatoes. The simple flavors get brightened at the end with a splash of cider vinegar. Serve alongside roast chicken or pork.
By Carolyn Casner

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Oven-roasted fingerling potatoes can be a special holiday side dish, but they're quick enough to enjoy on a weeknight too. The secret to these crispy roasted fingerling potatoes? Getting the baking sheet nice and hot before you spread the potatoes on it.
By Marianne Williams

Ranch Potatoes

These ranch potatoes get nicely browned in the oven. Adding spices to the dressing and sprinkling with fresh herbs before serving helps bring out that classic ranch flavor.
Carolyn Malcoun
By Carolyn Malcoun

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 turn 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 vegetables 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.
Garlic-Parmesan Melting Potatoes
Rating: 5 stars 5

Crispy, buttery, cheesy, garlicky potatoes—what else could you ask for? Serve these melt-in-your-mouth potatoes alongside steak, pork chops, chicken or fish. If you have leftovers, throw them into a breakfast scramble the next morning.