Potatoes are one of our food staples, but some avoid them because they’re high in carbs. But potatoes are also a great source of vitamins and minerals that aids in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. So don’t worry about that too much. Instead, think about elevating your dish by making the best gourmet potato recipes.
Here are a few fast potato recipes that you can try that are not only delicious but healthy, too!
Gourmet potato recipes: Mini gratin stacks
Gratin is one of the more favored potato side dishes for steak.
Recipe Tin Eats has the perfect 85-calorie snack stack in these pretty little sliced treats. These mini gratin stacks could also be one of your potato dishes for Christmas.
Loaded mashed potato balls
Ok, not the healthiest recipe to start, but certainly one of the yummiest.
These little pop-in-your-mouth potato bites can be made with leftover mashed potatoes if you want.
Just mix them with some cheese and chives (or whatever else you like), roll them into balls, and pop them into a deep fryer, dutch oven, or high-edged pan full of oil.
Here’s a recipe from Damn Delicious for more details.
Baked potato foil packs
Want some easy potato side dishes? With some fresh herbs on top, you can have a wonderful-smelling kitchen and a meal packed with fiber and vitamins in just 30 minutes.
Wrap your potatoes and veggies in foil, and bake it ’til you make it!
Here’s a recipe from Creme de la Crumb.
They are one of our favorites because they let all the flavors slide down into every bite, AND they’re easier to make than they look.
To make a Hasselback baked potato, you just need to slice your spud thinly multiple times, leaving an inch at the bottom. They’ll spread out a bit as they cook.
We like this recipe that calls for roasting them on a baking sheet with olive oil, fresh rosemary sprigs, and smashed garlic.
The temperature and time will depend on the size of your potato.
Cheesy potato soup
Here’s another one for the slow cooker.
Doesn’t this creamy potato soup look like the perfect fall treat?
The recipe at Dear Crissy is a decadent cheese-based soup with cut-up potatoes.
Zucchini potato bake
We love the one-then-the-other texture of this zucchini potato bake.
Just slice, add one, then the other, repeat, and load it up with a delicious parmesan cream sauce to make a healthy potato casserole.
Get the recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen.
Healthy roasted potatoes
You don’t even need a recipe for one of our favorite dishes.
These tiny spuds just need some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Throw them in a bowl to toss (cutting them up if you must – sometimes the store only has larger ones), lay them on a baking sheet, and bake at 450F for 40 minutes or until they’re fork-ready.
Toss in some herbs during cooking to let the aromatics take over, or toss some dill and sour cream later for the perfect topping.
Bacon potato salad
Like mashed potatoes, there are also many delicious recipes for potato salad.
We like this recipe because it satisfies our love of bacon but also cuts back a bit on the mayo and uses yogurt for a tangy kick.
Brown sugar-glazed potatoes
Like your veggies on the sweet side? Brown sugar glaze makes everything better.
Lil Luna’s got you covered with the perfect recipe for a great pork side dish.
You need a pastry bag and tip for duchess potatoes, but aren’t these little beauties worth it?
Go retro at your next dinner party by using them as an hors d’oeuvre, or let your little ones snatch up their veggies like cookies.
Add some egg yolks while mashing your potato to get this nice creamy texture. You’ll bake at about 425 for about 15 minutes and end up with the perfect puffs. Here’s a recipe for all the details.
These delicious gourmet potato recipes would make your next dinner party a memorable one with all these delectable flavors every guest would enjoy. Why not try one during your holiday feast, and tell us which one you like!