How to Cook Potatoes for Your Holiday Feast? Try These 43 Ideas

For us, it's less a question of "if" potatoes, and more a question of "how" – and maybe "how many"

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We sing the praises of the humble potato year-round, but there is simply no better time to break out the spuds than the holiday season. If you’re wondering how to cook potatoes this year, we’ve assembled a ten-pound sack of ideas to give you some mashed, smashed, baked, and fried inspiration. Note: Many of these recipes are fully plant-based as written, others may contain dairy, but often will work well with simple dairy-free swaps. Most are gluten-free, too.

How to Cook Potatoes for the Holidays


Classic Potato Sides

Vegan Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Corn–Garlic Chive Vinaigrette

Duchess Potatoes

These Salt-and-Vinegar Roasted Potatoes and a Pint of Beer Will Transport You to Your Favorite Pub

Zucchini-Artichoke Stuffed Potatoes

Stuffed Potatoes with Black Beans and Red Pepper Sauce

Tempeh and Potato Salad

Red Potatoes with Crispy Garlic Chips

Potato Latkes

Potato Salad with Mustard Greens

Caldo Verde Stuffed Potatoes

Tandoori Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes

Wasabi Whipped Potatoes

Smashed New Potatoes

Eggless Leek and Potato Latkes

Warm German Potato Salad

Two-Tone Potato Salad with Walnut-Tarragon Vinaigrette

Duchesse Potatoes

Horseradish Smashed Potatoes

Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Curried Potatoes with Cauliflower and Peas

Fennel-Spiced Potato Wedges

Mini Loaded Red Potatoes

Bryant Terry’s Cumin-Cayenne Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Mashed Potatoes with Chives


How to Cook Potatoes in Bakes and Casseroles

Scalloped Potatoes with Coconut Milk and Basil

Turn on the Oven, it’s Celery Root, Pear, Potato Gratin Time

Eggplant and Potato Tumbet

Cheesy Potato Spoon Bread

Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Shepherd’s Pies

Swiss Chard and Potato Strudel

Make a Potato Soup

Potato-Leek Soup

Chard, White Bean, and Potato Soup

Cuban Black Bean and Potato Soup

Vichyssoise (or Creamy Potato-Leek Soup)

Curried Spinach-Potato Soup

Curried Apple-Potato Soup


Breakfast and Brunch Potatoes

Creamed Corn, Chard, and Red Potato Frittata with Jalapeños

Potato and Egg Cocottes

Summer Squash, Fingerling Potato, and Red Onion Frittata

Fresh Herb Potato Rösti

Pesto-Potato Frittata

Dilled Potato Frittata


Now that you’ve mastered how to cook potatoes it’s time to try  more holiday recipes and ideas from Vegetarian Times

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