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Potato side dishes: 9 palatable recipes

Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, holidays can get hectic for those hosting dinner parties. Having to cook various main dishes for hours and then concocting the perfect dessert to end the night can become overwhelming. To top it off, you also have to figure out the ideal side dish to serve with your mains.

If you’re still on the fence about what ideal side dish should complement your main dish regardless of what it is, well, we’ve got the answer for you: Potatoes!

And just who doesn’t love potatoes? Whether baked, fried, or boiled, they will taste delicious any way you make them. That is why I’ve come up with a list of my favorite potato side dish recipes, which are all easy yet absolutely succulent.

1. Garlic parmesan crusted potatoes

Garlic, cheese, and potatoes are a match made in heaven. Decadent and easy to make, this dish will keep your guests wanting more. Consider serving this as a starchy side dish to balance out the meaty mains you serve at your dinner party. You can take a look at the recipe here.

2. Garlic butter hasselback potatoes

This is an easy and delicious fancy potato side dish you can consider making if you want to go a step further. They are crispy, perfectly seasoned, and only require little effort. Wow, your guests with this straightforward garlic butter Hasselback potato recipe.

3. Smashed roasted cheesy potatoes

Another combination that is likely to never go out of style is that of cheese and potatoes. We can think of many ways to make use of this combination, but for now, super easy smashed roasted cheesy potatoes would do. This is the ideal easy potato side dish recipe that will appeal to kids and adults alike.

4. Easy dill potato salad

Planning to host a large dinner party for friends and family? Then I recommend making this dill potato salad because it’s the ideal easy potato dish for a crowd. It’s fresh, crunchy, and tasty. All you need to do is toss in dill, potatoes, cucumbers, and green cucumbers and cover them with a tangy dressing.

5. Crushed potatoes with spiced olive oil

Press boiled potatoes through a wire rack to crush them instantly in no time and generously season them with rustic spices and a virgin olive oil dress. 

You’ll get yourself a tangy, flavorful potato side in less than half an hour. I suggest you serve this warm to your guests. Check out the recipe here.

6. Crispy roast potatoes

Here’s a classic and easy starch side dish that you can never go wrong with. You can even toss in other vegetables with this, but a nice serving of crispy roast potatoes would be just fine as well. It is sought after as a side dish for game night dinner or holidays when you have many guests over. Find out more details on our favorite crispy roast potatoes here.

7. Classic German potato salad

Another popular potato side dish is this German potato salad. It’s a classic side for any German dish, but it perfectly fits with almost any dish. Prepare this salad in a skillet and add all the required ingredients to create a tangy, flavorful, and healthy salad for your guests. You can find more details about the recipe here.

8. Creamy mashed potatoes

A favorite side dish with a potato that everyone will love is mashed potatoes. Take it one step further and add cream cheese to make this side dish creamier and more decadent. It will go well with a pork chop or roasted chicken or turkey. 

Consider serving a side of roasted vegetables as well for the perfect holiday meal. Check out the recipe here!

9. Oven french fries

These are healthy and taste better than frozen or fried French fries. Once you’ve tried these easy oven French fries, there’s no going back.
What’s even better is that this potato side will be a hit more amongst the kids than the adults. Check out the recipe for these crispy, healthy, and flavorful oven French fries here!

The bottom line

These were all the best potato sides to make, especially if you’re in a rush and want to serve something starchy and scrumptious. Rest assured with these recipes, you’ll keep your guest’s tummy filled, satisfied and happy!

Potato side dishes

Potato side dishes

9 of the most palatable potato sides are now revealed in this CookingChew guide.


  • Garlic parmesan crusted potatoes
  • Garlic butter hasselback potatoes
  • Smashed roasted cheesy potatoes
  • Easy dill potato salad
  • Crushed potatoes with spiced olive oil
  • Crispy roast potatoes
  • Classic German potato salad
  • Creamy mashed potatoes
  • Oven French fries


  1. Choose two to three sides among the options.
  2. Gather the ingredients.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

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