If your families are anything like ours, you’re bursting at the seams with russet potato recipes. Maybe you’re even in a potato rut, if you will. So explore a few more russet potato ideas with this list of recipe summaries to help you decide what you want to make next!
Potatoes are an abundant staple, and they come in more varieties than many people even realize.
Russet potatoes, however, are considered the average everyday potato, and they are the most commonly grown and used potato in America.
Russets emerged from the Irish potato famine as botanist Luther Burbank sought to produce a potato that could withstand the agricultural plight wreaking havoc on potato crops in Ireland.
The potato he invented – officially named the Russet Burbank – was named for Luther Burbank, of course, but also for its appearance; russet potatoes are medium to large in size, oval-shaped, and a light brown, grayish color – or russeted, as they say.
These days, russet potatoes come in over 40 varieties of their own, and we sure are glad they do because those taters have helped create some of the most hearty and delicious appetizers, main dishes, and sides for professional chefs, home cooks, and even beginners.
Russet potatoes are easy to use, can be cooked in many ways, are seamlessly adapted to multiple cuisine styles, and taste great with just about anything.
If you don’t believe us, just check out some of the recipes on this list and try them for yourself.
The ranch potato salad with bacon and eggs, loaded Hasselback potatoes, seafood stuffed potatoes, and Romanoff potato popovers prove just how versatile and exquisitely appetizing russet potatoes are.
A list of recipes for russet potatoes wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include a baked potato.
Baked potatoes are a dime-a-dozen, but what sets this one apart is the fact that it’s salt-crusted, giving it a crispy, flavor-packed exterior.
Don’t get us wrong, we love topping our baked potatoes with all the goodies, but the potato itself does all the heavy lifting in this recipe.
Roasted potatoes are another common use for russets, but the trick to perfection is in the seasoning blend.
We think we’ve found the perfect recipe, though, with this simple, easy, four-seasoning fusion of herbs and spices.
These roasted russet potatoes will be the best companion for a steak or fish dinner, and they pair well with many greens, too.
Here are a few of our tips for how to reheat roasted potatoes.
If the best baked potato, roasted potato, and french fry recipes had a baby, it would be these ultra-crispy baked potato wedges.
However, there is a secret to achieving the ‘ultra crispy’ title: soaking.
By soaking your potatoes before baking them, you’ll get a crisp exterior, soft interior, and a mouthful of awesomeness.
Potatoes and green beans are two of our favorite things to pair together, so if you can’t decide what to do with russet potatoes, just put them with green beans and call it a day.
We’re fond of this recipe in particular because it uses taco seasoning, which makes for a totally unexpected flavor but satisfies nonetheless.
It also takes less than an hour from start to finish, making it an excellent option for an ‘any night’ meal.
Potato salad is a classic, but it’s easy to overuse the same old recipes and ingredients.
Well, this recipe solves that problem by bringing in the ever-loved ranch dressing – oh, and bacon and eggs.
Perhaps one of the best features of this dish is its use of leftover hard-boiled eggs and baked potatoes, a deliciously genius way to use those already cooked odds and ends.
You can’t have a baked potato on the list without including its not-so-long-lost cousin, the twice-baked potato.
This twice-baked potato recipe is unique in its use of broccoli and cheddar.
It’s like eating thick, creamy broccoli and cheddar soup in a potato bowl, only better because it all fuses together when it bakes – it’s every foodie’s dream combination.
It’s not often that a hashbrown recipe comes around that outshines a greasy pile of ‘all the way’ hashbrowns, but this one is so bright you need shades.
They’re half hashbrown, half potato pancakes, and all amazing – one of the best russet potato ideas of all time.
These crispy, cheesy hashbrowns are just the right mixture of potato, eggs, flour, cheese, and butter to make bite-sized pieces of breakfast heaven.
We know there’s already a roasted potato recipe here, but this list is big enough for the two of them.
Actually, these lemon-herb roasted potatoes are more like nuggets, placing them into a whole new category of potato goodness.
The lemon flavor makes the potatoes well-suited to dishes like chicken and roast, but they’re also a terrific appetizer for a family gathering.
Melting potatoes are a luxurious dish, so succulent they’re almost sinful.
To see this dish, you may think it’s a feat only achievable by a renowned chef, but as long as you have an oven-safe skillet, russet potatoes, oil, chicken stock, garlic, fresh thyme, and a whole lot of butter, you can have this delicacy right in the comfort of your own home.
They literally melt in your mouth – hence the name, melting potatoes.
Our rule of thumb for scalloped potatoes is the cheesier, the better, and this recipe passes the test with flying colors.
Once you experience layer after layer of cheesy potato perfection, you’ll never have to think twice about what to make with russet potatoes again.
It tastes more complicated than it is, which is always a win in our book.
Want some ideas for what goes with scalloped potatoes? Of course you do!
Potatoes Au Gratin is a timeless holiday side, but this recipe takes a classic and slaps it with some extra flavor.
That extra flavor comes in the form of squash; we must admit, we were skeptical at first, but the combination of squash and russet potatoes in an au gratin is simply divine.
The added texture, taste, and presentation will convince you that you should have been using squash in your au gratin potatoes all along.
When you think of bar snacks or game day appetizers, potato skins are probably one of the first things that come to mind.
Although a traditional potato skin is essentially a scaled-down version of a baked potato, these potato skin bites really set themselves apart; they’re bite-size, for one, and the lack of skin gives them a completely different texture.
Potato skin bites are a fun alternative to their oval-shaped counterparts, and the best part is you get to use all of your russets instead of just the skins.
If you’re looking to gussy up your russets a bit, the Hasselback method is an easy way to make potatoes – or meat or other veggies – appear exciting and sophisticated.
And the air fryer turns this pretty potato into a fast side dish in a snap.
But the Hasselback technique is more than just a pretty face; it allows seasonings, sauces, and toppings to permeate the interior spaces of the potato, creating one of the most mouthwatering spuds you’ll ever taste.
Your fan-shaped food, courtesy of this loaded Hasselback potatoes recipe, will undoubtedly intrigue and impress your guests.
When it comes to recipes using russet potatoes, this one includes three of our favorite things: slow cookers, baked potatoes, and casseroles.
If you’re cooking for a large number of people, this dish will surely do the trick, as it calls for five pounds of russet potatoes – yes, you read that right, five pounds.
This crockpot casserole is all the right things; it’s thick, creamy, cheesy, savory, and fully loaded with manifold flavors.
We’re sure everyone expected french fries to be on this list, and they are, but we wanted first to highlight these pan-fried potato chips.
House chips like these have long been on our radar as they’ve grown in popularity in recent years, making this list the perfect opportunity to highlight a recipe that teaches you how to make them.
One of the best things about these chips is that you can top them with indulgent cheeses and sauces or anything else your hungry heart desires.
If you haven’t caught on by now, we have a thing for crispy potatoes and casseroles; crispy potatoes in a casserole, though – now that’s genius.
This recipe brings the best of both worlds by slow-roasting the potatoes first, coating them in an onion and garlic saute sauce second, and then finishing them in the oven until they are crisp and flavorsome.
It’s a simple dish that satisfies just about any craving.
Mashed potatoes are an easy and conventional anytime side dish; anyone can make them.
However, genuinely sublime mashed potatoes require an exceptional touch and a secret ingredient or two.
We believe we’ve found the secret ingredient with this recipe for cheesy mashed potatoes, which has the pleasing power to replace whatever mashed potato recipe you’ve been using.
In our opinion, potato hash doesn’t get enough air time, so we’re using this list to try to change that.
This potato hash recipe brings in both sweet and russet potatoes as well as bacon, creating that ever-appealing sweet and savory combo.
It’s also a one-pan dish, solidifying it as an A-plus recipe.
We bet you didn’t see this one coming.
Seafood can be a hard sell for some, but we’re firm believers that if you stuff anything inside of a potato, it instantly raises its street cred.
The potato filling in this recipe is super creamy, super cheesy, super scrumptious, and super stuffed with the most palatable kinds of seafood.
If you’re looking to expand your potato repertoire to more adventurous culinary skills, this potato gnocchi is a terrific place to start.
This recipe teaches you how to make your own potato gnocchi from scratch, so not only will you acquire an extremely impressive skill mastered by few, but you’ll also reap the benefit of tender, luscious gnocchi.
Next time you’re asking, “what can I make with russet potatoes” and you also have the itch to learn something new, pull up this recipe; you won’t be sorry.
You may have heard of taco in a bag, but have you ever heard of taco in a potato?
These taco-stuffed potatoes are a lively spin on a traditional twice-baked potato, containing all of the simple yet satisfying taco toppings.
This dish is a welcome way to mix up taco night, swapping out shells for russets.
We did promise french fries, but we didn’t want to deliver just any old french fry recipe.
We’re proud to present these oven-baked garlic parmesan potato french fries for their phenomenal flavor, crunchy exterior, and painless prep.
One bite of these fries will ruin you for all others.
Love parmesan but want a rendition of these for breakfast? Try these.
If you’ve ever wondered what a potato muffin would taste like, this recipe is for you.
In addition to their impeccable taste, these Romanoff potato popovers have a crisp outer shell with a savory, tender inside, giving it the dynamic duo effect.
The popovers are loaded with sour cream, cheese, onion, scallions, and a kicking seasoning blend, but one of our favorite features is that they’re easily prepped ahead of time, so all you have to do is bake them when you’re ready.
A collection of russet potato dishes wouldn’t be complete without a potato soup recipe, and this Irish leek and potato soup is a great addition.
While many potato soups cook diced potatoes until tender and include cream-based ingredients, this recipe contains a heavy leek mixture and utilizes the potatoes to create thickness rather than whipping or sour cream.
This Irish leek and potato soup carries a unique flavor and texture, and you can garnish it with cheese, bacon, sour cream, diced ham, or even chopped eggs.
We know you’ve already seen one hash recipe, but this one is so exceptional we just couldn’t help but share it.
This Mexican Potato Hash With Chorizo And Eggs is certainly more of a breakfast hash, hence the eggs, and includes one of our favorite meats – chorizo.
In addition to those two main ingredients, you’ll also enjoy onions, bell peppers, and jalapenos for some added zestiness.
The bottom line
Russet potatoes are one of the most versatile and fundamental foods in the world.
They can be used in main dishes, serve as a side all on their own, and be utilized in multiple styles of food.
You really can’t go wrong with potatoes, and we hope the recipes on this list help you diversify your potato portfolio.
Because potatoes are the star of this article, we have some tips for how to best store potatoes here.
- Perfect Baked Potato
- Roasted Russet Potatoes
- Ultra Crispy Baked Potato Wedges
- Potatoes And Green Beans
- Ranch Potato Salad With Bacon And Eggs
- Crispy Cheesy Hashbrowns
- Broccoli And Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes
- Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Melting Potatoes
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin With Onion And Squash
- Potato Skin Bites
- Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole
- Pan Fried Potato Chips
- Famous Crispy Potato Casserole
- Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
- Sweet And Russet Potato Hash With Bacon
- Seafood Stuffed Potatoes
- Potato Gnocchi From Scratch
- Taco Stuffed Potatoes
- Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato French Fries
- Potato Popovers / Mashed Potato Puffs
- Irish Leek And Potato Soup
- Mexican Potato Hash With Chorizo And Eggs
- Find your favorite recipe from our Russet Potato Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!