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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 42 healthy potato recipes are simple to make and mostly use pantry staples. You’ll find soups, salads, tacos, pizza, curries, mashed potatoes, and, of course, fries. A potato in the cupboard is a meal on the table!

Vegan Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Greens

New to gnocchi? You’ll love this Italian delicacy; it’s like pasta made with mashed potatoes! Here, the airy, pillowy nuggets of gnocchi are paired with wilted spinach, tender mushrooms, and a lemon-tahini sauce for a true melt-in-your-mouth experience.

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Indian-Spiced Potato Salad

If potato salad ever needed a makeover, this is it. The soft, earthy tones of potato come to life with the crunchy addition of cucumber and bell pepper, while finely chopped onion adds that “just-hot-enough” feeling. Fresh tomato keeps every mouthful juicy, lime juice lends a touch of sour, and cumin and fresh jalapeño warm things up again. Make plenty—it tastes even better the next day and travels well for packed lunches.

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Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls

Looking for a new favorite one-bowl meal? With classic niçoise ingredients such as fingerling potatoes, beans, fresh thyme, and olives, this vegan take on the French salad switches out tuna and egg for artichoke hearts and chickpeas, with delicious results. Top with a creamy, tangy tahini dressing, and dig in. Bon appetit!

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Sicilian Rice Balls with Mushrooms and Peas

Just looking at traditional Sicilian rice balls, aka arancini, will clog your arteries! Not so this whole-food, plant-based twist on the Sicilian favorite. For the outer casing, mashed potatoes combine with rice to give creaminess without needing actual cream. Plant milk and nutritional yeast add rich and cheesy flavor. Baked, not fried, these golden balls are filled with a savory mix of mushrooms, peas, and onion. Pass another, please!

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Moroccan Chickpea-Potato Tagine

Steamed cubes of potato lay over this tantalizing tagine, soaking up the beautifully balanced flavors below. Dried apricot adds tang and lemon rind lends a subtle citrusy bite, while the warming aromatic spice blend of ras el hanout turns this into a restaurant-quality meal. Note: You can find ras el hanout in many supermarkets or you can make your own.

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Potato Burrito Bowls with Salsa Fresca

Spicy roasted potato wedges and homemade salsa add delicious Southwest flavor to these brown rice and black bean bowls. Pro tip: To make potato wedges crispy without using oil, par-boil first before baking.

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Delhi Chaat

Transport yourself to the streets of Northern India with these spiced potato cakes, also known as alu tikki (which translates to potato patties). A warming chickpea curry provides a toothesome sauciness, while homemade chutney punches up the flavor.

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Best-Ever Beefless Stew

Everyday veggies such as potato, onion, peas, and carrot combine with a generous serving of mushrooms to create a rustic stew that’s so satisfying even the most ardent of carnivores will be asking for the recipe. As one reader notes: “‘Best-Ever’ is an understatement! I made this stew last night, and it was a huge hit with my family!”

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Vegan Potato “Cheese” Sauce

Simple, affordable, and free of oil, this potato-based vegan cheese sauce is so much better than store-bought. Potatoes and plant milk combine to give a sleek and creamy texture, while nutritional yeast adds robust cheesy flavor. This sauce is nut-free and gluten-free. One fan enthuses: “This is a delicious sauce that was so good it got my children to smother an enormous amount of steamed broccoli with it and devour it.”

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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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Cilantro-Sauced Roasted Potato Bowls

At the heart of this five-star, one-bowl meal are lime- and chili-infused baby potatoes baked with bell pepper and onion. Black beans add an earthy heft, while a creamy cilantro sauce ties it all together. For extra kick, roast a few jalapeño peppers with the spuds and veggies. As one reader says, Flavors are spot on. Very filling and satisfying.”

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Vegan Potato Bread

Major props to the Irish for coming up with such a carbohydrate-rich feast as potato bread. This vegan version is oil-free yet still moist and loaded with the yeasty taste of good homemade bread. Use it as a base for your favorite sandwich; spread your favorite toast toppings over a slice; or simply enjoy it on its own, maybe with some homemade corn butter.

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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. This is one of our favorite potato dinner recipes.

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Potato Waffle Sandwiches with Herbed Tofu Cream

For a simply sensational, anytime meal, load crispy grated potato waffles with tomato, lettuce, and a tangy Herbed-Tofu Cream that’s lick-the-plate good!

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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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Potato Broccoli Mini Frittatas

Satisfy your egg craving with these delectable mini frittatas: They’re great for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Pro tip: Make a batch and eat all week. They’ll keep refrigerated for a few days and they travel well—perfect for a make-and-take lunch.

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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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Vegan Minestrone Soup with Potatoes and Kale

Loaded with white beans, potato, mushroom, and kale, this hearty soup is comfort in a bowl.

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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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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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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—one of our go-to healthy potato recipes for busy weeknights. Make an extra batch; it tastes even better the following day.

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Vegan 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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Potato and Onion Bake with Rosemary 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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Vegan 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" Vegan 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!