Perfect Potatoes

Perfect potatoes are an ultimate comfort food. Find delicious potato recipe ideas from the chefs at Food Network.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes with butter and half-and-half are a tried-and-true comfort food combination. Food Network Kitchen tucks an element of surprise into this recipe — a pinch of nutmeg — for a hint of sweet spice.

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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Instead of filling each individual potato skin, Ree reinvents cheesy, bacon-laced twice baked potatoes as a comforting casserole. 

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Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic

Pair these versatile roasted potatoes with your favorite meat, poultry or fish dishes. For picture-perfect golden brown wedges, arrange them on the baking sheet cut-side down.

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Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil and Herbs

It isn't difficult to spruce up potatoes' mild, starchy flavor. Basil, parsley and tarragon are all you need to create a fresh, herby flavor in this recipe.

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Boiled Potatoes with Butter

For fork-tender results, Food Network Kitchen uses new potatoes — small, thin-skinned spuds harvested early in the growing season. You'll have a buttery, indulgent side dish ready in no time.

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Roasted Yukon Potatoes with Rosemary

Food Network Kitchen recommends serving these potato wedges hot out of the oven. That way, you can take full advantage of the warm, golden skin.

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Mashed Potatoes with Buttermilk and Dill

Mashed potatoes and buttermilk form a classic combination for a reason. This wholesome recipe is sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings.

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Baby Potatoes with Creamy Goat Cheese and Fine Herbs

These bite-size potatoes make perfect hors d'oeuvres for get-togethers with friends and family. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out a little of each potato, making a "bowl" for the cheese.

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Baked Potatoes

These loaded baked potatoes satisfy every comfort food craving, from the crisp skin to the soft, starchy filling topped with cool sour cream and savory bits of chopped bacon.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe from Food Network Kitchen calls for a sweet-and-savory blend of orange juice, maple syrup and chicken broth.

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Cheese-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Serve these cheesy baked potatoes alongside your favorite cut of steak to round out a comforting, stick-to-your-ribs meal.

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Oven-Fried Potatoes

Leave the skins on, and a bit of oil and salt is all you need for these crispy potatoes. If your crowd likes a bit of heat, sprinkle on a pinch of cayenne before baking.

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Pommes Anna

Golden brown potato slices overlap to form layered circles for an elegant presentation of this classic potato dish. This is one side that could easily steal the show.

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Bacon-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Few combinations are as satisfying as bacon, cheddar and mashed potatoes. Food Network Magazine brings them together in a comforting side that's sure to please everyone at the table.

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