The Pioneer Woman's Best Potato Recipes

Skip the boring spuds and stick with Ree Drummond's comforting potato picks, including mashed, baked, scalloped and spiced varieties.

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Just when you think you've tasted every possible spin on mashed potatoes, Ree introduces this indulgent beauty. The roasted garlic promises a rich sweetness, while cream cheese delivers welcome tang. 

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Perfect Potato Soup

The bacon in Ree's creamy soup does double duty: Not only do crispy bacon pieces dot the soup upon serving, but the bacon fat adds a smoky flavor base to the rest of the broth, which she builds with starchy russet spuds. Keep this recipe in mind for when you need a make-ahead meal idea; Ree notes that it can be frozen for later as well.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

Ree makes a smashed potato mixture featuring crispy bacon bits, fresh green onions and plenty of gooey cheddar to fill up her hollowed-out potato halves.

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Funeral Potatoes

Hearty and comforting, this cheesy potato casserole boasts subtle tang thanks to the addition of rich sour cream. Follow Ree's lead and blanket the potatoes with a layer of crushed potato chips before baking to guarantee crispy texture in each bite.

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Layered with a creamy sauce and plenty of gooey Monterey Jack cheese, this big-batch casserole is studded with diced ham for added heft. The secret to this recipe is slicing the potatoes really thinly so they turn out tender; Ree notes that if you don't have a mandoline to slice the potatoes, an especially sharp knife will do the job too.

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Hasselback Potatoes

The key to achieving over-the-top flavor in Ree's 5-star potatoes is brushing the seasoned butter-chive combination deep into the slits between the spud slices.

Get the Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

While you may already have a back-pocket mashed potato recipe ready to go, Ree's top-rated recipe here will quickly replace that one. Her secret ingredient? Cream cheese, which offers a subtle tangy bite to these buttery beauties.

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Potato Hash

Ree rounds out her wake-up-worthy hash with fresh peppers and squash, then finishes each plate with a fried egg. Perhaps best of all is that this dish can be on the table in just 30 quick minutes, making for a fuss-free morning meal.

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Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

"Creamy, dreamy and divine" is how Ree describes this cheesy, comforting casserole.

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Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

Not your everyday baked potatoes, these super-stuffed spuds are blanketed in a two-cheese sauce studded with broccoli and finished with crispy fried onions for a textured bite.

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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Full of all the favorite flavors of a classic twice-baked potato, like tangy sour cream, gooey cheddar and smoky bacon, Ree's hearty casserole will feed a crowd.

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Perfect French Fries

Featured in Food Network Magazine, these easy-to-make fries get their craveable taste and texture from a two-part cooking process, once to cook the potatoes and another to turn them golden brown and crispy. 

Get the Recipe: Perfect French Fries

Spiced-Up Potato Chips

Bold spices like garlic salt, paprika and a pinch of cayenne make up the mixture that flavors Ree's crispy chips.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Up Potato Chips

Tater Tots

Yes, you read that correctly. Homemade Tater Tots are indeed possible, and they're shockingly simple to make with just a handful of ingredients. After boiling and processing the potatoes, combine them with an egg and flour, then form them into tots and fry. You can even prep them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator for later when a Tater Tot craving strikes.

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