Looking for a slew of Russet potato recipes? Then you’re in luck! I’ve collected quite a few over the years. And if you’re like me, you probably have a lot of russet potatoes in your pantry. They’re a versatile starchy vegetable and one of the most popular types of potatoes.
These little vegetables have a waxy texture, which makes them perfect for boiled and mashed potatoes. In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite recipes that use this versatile tuber. From mashed potatoes to roasted potatoes, there’s a recipe here for everyone. So let’s get cooking!
Is it better to bake or boil russet potatoes?
It is better to bake russet potatoes than to boil them. As russet potatoes are high-starch potatoes, they absorb a lot of water and easily fall apart when boiled. Russet potatoes don’t hold together well, so this type of potato works better for baked or mashed potatoes.
Can I leave the skin on russet potatoes?
You can leave the skin on russet potatoes. It’s highly recommended as the skin of the potato contains 12 times more antioxidants than the flesh. In a medium potato, half of the fiber comes from the skin. It is also a great source of potassium and magnesium.
22 Russet Potato Recipes
Russet potato skin bites
In this potato skin bites recipe, instead of hollowing out a russet potato like baked potatoes are made, they are baked in coins instead. The recipe calls for bacon and sour cream, but you can always add your favorite toppings.
Serve with: Walking Taco Casserole
Parmesan garlic roasted russet potatoes
These golden brown parmesan garlic roasted potatoes are extremely simple to make. This recipe is so practical as it takes 5 minutes to prep before throwing your russet potatoes in the oven to bake.
Serve with: Salisbury Steak Crock Pot Meatballs
Hasselback potatoes are baked russet potatoes cut into thin slices that almost look like potato chips. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a vegetarian and gluten-free side dish.
Serve with: Ribs (Pork or Beef!)
Melting russet potatoes
These oven-baked roasted melting potatoes with garlic and thyme are more tender than a grandma’s hug. The secret is soaking your russet potatoes in chicken stock 15 minutes before your cook time is done. I consider it one of the best russet potato recipes.
Serve with: Seasoned One-Pot Pork Loin
Twice-Baked russet potato casserole
This dish is one of my favorite comfort food recipes with russet potatoes. Loaded with sour cream, bacon, and cheese, the taste is just heavenly.
Serve with: Mac and Cheese Bites
Cheesy ranch russet potatoes
If you’re a ranch lover, and I know there are many of you out there, this cheesy ranch russet potatoes recipe might be appealing to you. And it’s so simple to prepare!
Serve with: Italian Style Smothered Pork Roast
Cheesy scalloped russet potatoes
This cheesy scalloped russet potato recipe is almost like potato lasagna. With layers upon layers of russet potatoes with cream sauce in between, this dish is perfect to serve to your family on the holidays.
Serve with: Oven-Baked Barbecue Ribs
Fluffy mashed russet potatoes
If you love your mashed potatoes extra fluffy, the secret is to use russet potatoes. These fluffy mashed russet potatoes go well paired with Brussels sprouts or onion gravy.
Serve with: Balsamic & Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin
Loaded baked russet potato skins
Cheddar cheese and bacon – name a better duo! And when you add sour cream and green onion, the loaded baked russet potato skins become totally irresistible.
Serve with: 15-Minute Korean Beef
Air fryer hand-cut fries
Russet potatoes are indeed great for baking and mashing, but this versatile food also gives you perfect crispy hand-cut fries. To bring your french fries to the next level, season them with spices like paprika, chili powder, and herbs such as rosemary like a true chef.
Serve with: Beef Stroganoff
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy and garlicky, the perfect consistency. If using russet potatoes, peel them first for the perfect texture.
Serve with: Easy and Healthy Blackened Chicken
Mashed russet potatoes with skin on
Did you know that the skin of the potato has 12 times more beneficial nutrients than the flesh? It doesn’t contain butter as greek yogurt serves as the creamy texture, making it a healthier option than the other mashed potato recipes on my list.
Serve with: Oven-Baked Salmon
Cracker Barrel mashed potatoes
To cook mashed potatoes the Cracker Barrel style, you only need 5 ingredients, with simple seasonings like salt and pepper. Why on Earth would anybody still make boxed mashed potatoes?
Serve with: 5-Can Slow Cooker Chili
Creamy mashed russet potatoes
Russet potatoes are so versatile that they can also make silky-smooth, creamy mashed potatoes. Now you will never make lumpy mashed potatoes again!
Serve with: Quick and Easy Swedish Meatball
Cream cheese mashed russet potatoes
This cream cheese mashed russet potatoes only requires 6 ingredients that you might already have at home. Creamy and fluffy, this mashed russet potatoes recipe will have the whole family asking for more.
Air fryer russet potatoes
I love air frying russet potatoes as it requires less oil, making them much healthier. Also, it’s family-friendly and easy to prepare in less than half an hour.
Serve with: Chicken Tenderloins
Crispy smashed russet potatoes
Crispy smashed russet potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to a main dish like steak or lamb chops. Thanks to this great recipe, you get extra crispy potatoes with only 10 minutes of prep time.
Serve with: Chicken Cordon Bleu
Salt and vinegar russet potatoes
With just 4 ingredients, the super simple salt and vinegar russet potatoes recipe gives you crispy potatoes that are fluffy on the inside. The secret is to double-cook your russet potatoes to get that perfect texture.
Serve with: Cheesy Baked Meatballs
Duck fat russet potatoes
Why not impress your guests at your next dinner party by cooking your russet potatoes in duck fat? It is the secret to getting that beautiful golden crust.
Serve with: Salisbury Steak
Colcannon (mashed potatoes with Cabbage)
A traditional Irish Side dish that goes well with everything from pot roast and corned beef and cabbage to a simple pan-fried steak.
Serve with: Air Fryer Italian Sausage
Crispy Air Fryer Potato Skins
Just as delicious as potato skins made in the oven, but made in half the time (if not less!) Jazz them up with whatever topping you like: green onions, Greek yogurt, sour cream, or even boom boom sauce!
Serve with: Easy Tuna Pasta
Corn and potato make the perfect chowdah. Hearty and filling, perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner with a hearty slice of Irish soda bread.
Serve with: Chipotle Lime Shredded Beef Tacos
Russet potato salad
You can also use your russet potatoes to create exciting cold side dishes like the russet potato salad. This classic American dish is my go-to recipe when I’m invited over for a BBQ.
Serve with: Mexican Spaghetti
Russet potatoes gratin
Loaded with cheese, a sprinkle of bread crumbs and butter, this American comfort food is sure to warm your heart. You can use cheddar cheese, Gruyere, or any other melty cheese of your choice.
Serve with: Meatball Casserole
Fondant russet potatoes
Golden crispy on the outside and melting in the middle, this fondant russet potato recipe is restaurant-quality. Don’t forget to season with herbs like rosemary or parsley to add some flavor.
Serve with: Boiled Lobster
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Some great ideas!