Ah, the potato. It's gotten a bad rap these last few years.
This humble, knobby root has been billed as the dieters "worst nightmare," a carby gut-bomb of epic proportions. "Our Paleolithic ancestors would never have eaten potatoes! Potatoes are a nightshade!" the critics say, recoiling in horror from their starchy nemesis.
Newsflash: Potatoes are not the enemy.
A medium-sized white potato has less than 170 calories, 4g of fiber, 4g of protein, and is a great source of vitamins B6 and C, as well as an excellent source of potassium.
Potatoes are inexpensive, filling, and easy to prepare in a million different ways. They also last forever in the pantry and look pretty damn mouthwatering, like this:
It's time to revive the potato, don't you think?
In honor of this much-maligned staple, we've collected 31 delicious potato recipes. That's right: one for every night of the month, if that's your jam.
Welcome back, potato. It's good to see you at the table again.
If you haven't tried hasselback potatoes yet, stop what you're doing and start slicing some spuds asap. You can thank me later.
This potato soup might just be the ultimate comfort food. Cheesy, creamy, bacon-y goodness awaits!
Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these smashed red potatoes are everything you need.
Do you need more carbs in your life? Potatoes on pizza is the way to go. Check out the recipe here.
The potato so nice, you bake it twice. Get the recipe here.
For a lighter potato soup, try this creamy vegan version. Sometimes it's easy being green after all.
These kimchi latkes are nothing like the potato pancakes your grandma used to make, and that's okay. (Also, while we're on the subject, give her a call. She misses you).
Fry these fluffy, little potato pillows in browned butter and sage and you'll know that all the work was worth it. Check out the recipe here.
For all the mayonnaise lovers out there: move along, this recipe's not for you. Just kidding. Everyone will love this pesto potato salad.
Everyone knows the best part of hash browns is the crispy, crunchy outside. Maximize the magic by waffle-izing your hash browns and you'll never go back. Check them out here.
Of all the ways you can eat potatoes, french fries are probably the most popular—and for good reason: the best ones are crispy, salty, and just begging to be dipped in something delicious. Find this oven fries recipe here.
Is this technically a potato recipe? Technically, yes. Get the recipe here.
This stunning roasted potato dish is easy to make: thinly slice potatoes by hand or with a mandolin, drizzle with melted butter, and pop the whole thing in the oven.
Five ingredients, plus salt and pepper, is all you need to make this vibrant spring frittata. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner.
Just in case you're looking to improve upon perfection, these buttermilk blue cheese mashed potatoes do exist.
Umamify your favorite snack with these homemade nori-spiced potato chips.
This beautiful gratin is gluten and dairy-free, but you can't tell by looking at it! The secret? A béchamel made from soaked hazelnuts, ground into a creamy sauce. Learn more here.
If you have extra mashed potatoes (is that a thing? Does that happen?) bump up the nutritional content of your leftovers with these flax seed and kale mashed potato cakes.
Spanish paprika and a hint of cayenne turn roasted potatoes into a tapas-inspired treat. Check out the recipe here.
Galette is just a fancy french word for a rustic tart. This recipe features a whipped feta base and whisper-thin slices of potatoes. Your friends will be impressed.
Who says you can't grill potatoes? This warm potato salad is the perfect summer side, no mayo required.
Put a spin on breakfast potatoes with these duck fat roasted potato tacos. This is the best way to use up leftover roasted potatoes, for sure.
Is shepherd's pie technically a "potato dish?" Does it matter? No? Check out the recipe here.
Caraway salt adds a lovely, earthy anise flavor to the mild, pillowy potato roll. Slather with butter and enjoy. See the recipe here.
Arguably the best way to eat hash browns and eggs. All you need is a cheese grater and a muffin tin. Learn more about these crispy little nests here.
If you're the DIY maven of your girl squad, you can make your own baked potato chips for this amazing tart. Either way, you get a sweet-salty dessert that everyone will love.
Cheese and mashed potatoes in a tortilla? How have I lived all these years without knowing this exists. Check out the recipe here.
The name pretty much says it all. Serve these potato chip nachos alongside a 6-pack of beer for the perfect big game snack.
Give your mashed potatoes the royal treatment with these pillowy mashed potato rosettes. These are definitely the poshest portion of potatoes you'll ever see. Find the recipe here.
A comforting, one-pot meal starring everyone's favorite starch. Sure, you can grab plates, or you can eat this pretty hash right out of the skillet. You do you.
When your desire to eat healthy is fighting your desire to eat cheese and bacon, these potato skins are the perfect compromise. Get the recipe here.
Whether you're looking for a simple, nutritious meal or an indulgent treat, the potato is here for you. Say hello to your new (old) friend and dig in.