Potatoes are one of the most obliging vegetables: readily available, affordable, delicious, and healthy. If you haven’t heard about the health benefits of whole-food carbs like potatoes, check out Why Starch Should Be at the Center of Your Plate. These 30 potato recipes are simple to make and mostly use pantry staples. You’ll find soups, salads, tacos, pizza, curries, and, of course, fries. A potato in the cupboard is a meal on the table!

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Spinach-Potato Tacos

Made with pantry staples like frozen spinach, corn tortillas, and potato, these pass-me-another-one tacos are great for when you’re out of fresh greens. If you don’t have cilantro, leave it out or try parsley instead.

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Potato-Onion Pizza

Sweet-tasting roasted garlic combines perfectly with mashed cannellini beans and potato in this primo pizza. The Homemade Oil-Free Pizza Dough only takes 20 minutes to make, but a store-bought crust or other base would work too.

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Potato-Cauliflower Curry

This comforting curry dish is great for when you have a hankering for curry but you only have basic spices. No fancy pastes or multitudes of spices required.

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Indian-Spiced Cauliflower and Potato Casserole

This everyday curried rice-veggie casserole is packed with frozen corn, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chickpeas. Make it as hot or as mild as you like by dialing the cayenne pepper up or down.

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Festive Vegetable Pot Pie

Try this pie once and you’ll fall in love with the gluten-free crust, which is made with mashed potato. Have fun adapting the filling to suit what you have on hand.

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Spicy French Fries

The trick to getting fries crispy without using oil is to boil the potatoes first before you bake them in the oven.

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Creamy Vegan Potato-Leek Soup

Typically, leek and potato soup is filled with dairy, but here, smoked paprika and dried thyme give an appealing, almost grilled flavor.

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Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

Topping fries with chili is always a good idea. The real genius of this recipe is the use of potato to add creaminess to the vegan cheese sauce.

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Roasted Red Potatoes and Cabbage

The mild flavors of potato and cabbage get a luscious lift when baked with a sprinkling of oregano, lemon juice, chili powder, and black pepper.

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Potato-Edamame Hash on Toast

Great as a brunch, lunch, or dinner meal, this colorful potato-edamame hash is as satisfying as it is delicious.

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Southwestern Potato Bowl

This spicy vegan potato bowl from former firefighter Rip Esselstyn will keep your engine running for hours. Added bonus: It’s ready in 20 minutes!

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Heather's Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Creamy Golden Gravy

For the ultimate side dish or snack, grab a plate of these garlic mashed potatoes. The gravy, which is just soy sauce, Tamari, veggie broth, and brown rice flour, is surprisingly yummy.

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Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

This recipe for mashed potatoes and gravy gets its star quality from the use of cashews in the potatoes and mushrooms and dried herbs in the gravy.

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My Mama’s Potato Salad Recipe

With crunchy celery, creamy tofu, and sweet-tangy dill pickle relish, your taste buds will flip over this tantalizing potato salad.

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Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

Perfect for rainy days, this is one hearty soup you’ll come back to again and again.

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Green Bean and Potato Knishes

These vegan knishes are well worth the effort. The dough is made with potato flour and the filling is just potato and green beans. If you don’t have green beans, you could use spinach, Swiss chard, corn, peas, mushrooms, or kale.

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Chickpea Curry Stew with Kale

This 25-minute stew has a little heat and a lot of tender-sweet flavors. Make an extra batch; it tastes even better the following day.

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Chickpea Chili on Baked Potatoes

This rustic baked potato topped with spicy chickpea chili is the perfect comfort food meal. If you don’t have dried chickpeas, use double the amount of frozen or canned chickpeas.

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Garlic Hash Browns with Kale

Once again the combination of garlic and potato works. These baked hash browns are great for brunch, but also for that evening meal that you didn’t plan but should have.

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Rosemary Potato Bake with Onions and Tomatoes

The fresh rosemary and vine tomatoes bring this simple vegetable bake to life. Serve as a starter or as a side dish to a main meal—you can’t go wrong!

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Creamy Potato Curry

With a thick and creamy texture and irresistible flavor, this curry potato recipe is the ultimate comfort food dish.

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Lentil Vegetable Soup

It’s not hard to see why this hearty vegan lentil vegetable soup is one of our all-time fan-favorite recipes.

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Potato Scramble with Hot Chile Sauce

This hearty scramble is an ideal brunch for those times when you want something special. The jalapeño, yellow mustard, red onion, and allspice create a rich depth of flavor. Also works well for lunch or an evening meal. Serve over toast, a salad, or both.

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“Nacho” Baked Potato

This is one of those quick and easy meals that’s great when you’re low on bandwidth. You can use prepared salsa to save time. Author Andrea Duclos recommends baking a bunch of potatoes ahead of time. But if you can’t manage that, throwing a few spuds in the oven for 50 minutes is still a pretty no-stress way to cook!

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Baked French Fries & Ketchup

Baking your own fries is such a wonderful trick to have up your sleeve. They’re perfect for an afternoon treat or for dishing up on the side of your favorite salad or bean burger. A meal the whole family will enjoy—because even the pickiest of eaters love a burger and fries!

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Boulangere Potatoes

This creamy potato dish is a great alternative to traditional scalloped potatoes, which tend to be high in fat. Serve as a side dish or as a main meal with a salad. It really does make everything else on your plate taste better!

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Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew

You can’t beat a good stew when it’s cold out, and the white bean and potato combination in this one is delicious/ Just be sure to make plenty: It freezes well and it’s so handy to have leftovers in the fridge to scoop another meal from.

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Potato Salad with Avocado and Dill

Isn’t potato salad one of the yummiest inventions?! Mashed avocado gives this dish a creamy texture without making it too rich, and the onion, celery and dill are the perfect potato bedfellows. The lemon juice stops the avocado from browning so it’ll keep in the fridge for a few days.

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Potato Pancakes

These baked potato pancakes are so easy to make. They’re the perfect meal for when it seems like there’s “nothing to eat”—because there’s always a potato or two rolling around in the bottom of the cupboard. Great for brunch, lunch or a light evening meal.

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Lotsa Vegetable Chowder

What a fabulous recipe: Grab whichever vegetables you have on hand, and before you know it you have a delicious chowder. And it’s a “lazy soup”: a bit of chopping at the beginning; then put your feet up or get back to whatever you were doing, and let the smells take over the house!

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Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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