If a competition for the most versatile potato variety were to be organized, russet potatoes would win every single time. Maybe that’s the reason such a thing doesn’t exist? The other potatoes would feel underappreciated. All the joking aside, russet potato recipes are the bomb! These little gems can truly be prepared in countless ways. You can boil them, fry them, roast them. They’re delicious when mashed, baked or stuffed. You can even make pancakes out of them!

There probably isn’t a person alive that doesn’t like this potato variety in some shape or form. The numbers confirm it. There are over 40 types of russet potatoes available today! Due to their larger size, russet potatoes are most commonly used for making French fries. And if we know anything about how to judge a person’s character, it’s how much they like french fries.

With that being said, we wanted to explore what the Samsung Food App had to offer when it came to this heavenly potato variety. And the app hasn’t let us down – as we expected. With over 1400 (we kid you not) recipes that star russet potatoes, we’re choosing to show you 8 that piqued our interest the most.

You’re going to see some hearty soups, a couple of breakfast ideas and a few salads and casseroles. The whole menu, really. Add those potatoes to your shopping list RIGHT. NOW.

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1. Latkes

Adam and Maxine's Famous Latkes Adam and Maxine's Famous Latkes
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Adam and Maxine's Famous Latkes
Russets are ideal for this latke recipe. Their high starch content means you won't need fl our to bind the pancakes. The result? More potato, and a crunchy (not cakey) texture.
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  • russet potatoes
    3 lb russet potatoes large
  • Vidalia onions
    1 lb Vidalia onions or yellow
  • plain dried breadcrumbs
    0.25 cup plain dried breadcrumbs fine
  • kosher salt
    3.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • baking powder
    2 teaspoons baking powder
  • freshly ground black pepper
    0.25 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • eggs
    2 eggs large
  • schmaltz
    2 tablespoons schmaltz chicken fat, optional
  • vegetable oil
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • applesauce
  • sour cream
    sour cream for serving

If by any chance you’re tired of the good ol’ fluffy American pancakes, and you need a break from thin crepes, we have just the right breakfast dish for you. Meet Latkes, traditional Jewish potato pancakes. They’re made with easily accessible ingredients, like (you’ve guessed it) potatoes, onions, eggs, flour. No eccentric spices, just some salt and pepper to add to the flavor.

Latkes are usually served with apple sauce or sour cream, but don’t let that stop you. It hasn’t been an issue for us so far. We’ve been known to add a few dollops of peanut butter here and there, and some fresh strawberries on the side. It’s our favorite combination. Any kind of fruit works, and it helps balance out the heaviness of these crispy fried potato pancakes.

2. Vegan Loaded Breakfast Casserole

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Vegan Loaded Breakfast Casserole
Prep: 30min Cook: 60min
  • white onion
    1 c white onion chopped
  • bell pepper
    1 bell pepper small, chopped
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • minced garlic
    1 tbsp minced garlic
  • extra firm tofu
    32 oz extra firm tofu
  • turmeric
    0.5 tsp turmeric
  • onion powder
    1 tsp onion powder
  • garlic powder
    2 tsp garlic powder
  • paprika
    2 tsp paprika
  • black pepper
    0.5 tsp black pepper
  • salt
    1 tsp salt
  • vegan milk
    0.5 c vegan milk
  • nutritional yeast
    0.33 c nutritional yeast
  • coconut aminos
    2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • russet potatoes
    1 lb russet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • vegan cheddar
    1.5 c vegan cheddar shredded
  • green onion
    green onion chopped, for garnish

Speaking of breakfast ideas, we couldn’t help but mention this amazing Vegan Casserole we’ve stumbled upon. As far as Russet Potato recipes go, it’s scoring pretty highly on our health chart, which is always a good thing. Regardless of that, it’s truly a great dish to help you take on whatever the day has in store for you.

Other than russet potatoes, the recipe calls for other veggies, like bell peppers and green onions. We like to add a few cherry tomatoes as well. They add a nice splash of color that make every dish stand out. The original amounts in the recipe are given for six servings, but you can adjust that number depending on your personal preferences.

3. Ham and Potato Soup

Whole30 Ham and Potato Soup (Paleo, Dairy Free) Whole30 Ham and Potato Soup (Paleo, Dairy Free)
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Whole30 Ham and Potato Soup (Paleo, Dairy Free)
This flavorful Whole30 ham and potato soup is dairy free, but so creamy and comforting wit h clean, healthy ingredients. So easy and quick to make as well!
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Prep: 10min Cook: 30min
  • russet potatoes
    6 cups russet potatoes diced, divided, or use white sweet potatoes for strict paleo
  • bone broth
    4 cups bone broth or chicken broth
  • sea salt
    0.5 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • ghee
    1 tbsp ghee or your favorite cooking oil
  • onion
    1 onion chopped
  • celery
    3 stalks celery chopped
  • carrots
    3 carrots diced
  • ham
    2 cups ham cubed
  • cloves garlic
    3 cloves garlic minced
  • bay leaves
    2 bay leaves
  • fresh thyme
    2 tsp fresh thyme
  • ground black pepper
    0.5 tsp ground black pepper
  • coconut milk
    0.5 cup coconut milk

If you’re had the opportunity to check out our 8 Hearty Vegan Soup Recipes, then you’re well aware we’re all-year-round soup lovers here. This time, we couldn’t resist showing you our ultimate go-to Ham and Russet Potato Soup. This soup comes together in about 40 minutes and is packed with nutrients that you can enjoy it as a main course. This hug-in-a-bowl soup is dairy-free, but that doesn’t take away from its creaminess and heartiness. What did we tell you? Russet potato recipes are some kind of magic.

4. Picadillo Soup

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Picadillo Soup
Mexican picadillo soup is a comforting dish with classic picadillo flavor in a warm broth – perfect for using leftovers and can be ready in under an hour.
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Prep: 10min Cook: 40min
  • avocado oil
    2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • onion
    0.5 onion medium, finely diced
  • serrano chiles
    1 serrano chiles finely diced
  • cloves garlic
    4 cloves garlic minced
  • ground beef
    1 pound ground beef
  • russet potato
    2 russet potato large, cubed
  • ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt
    1 teaspoon salt
  • cayenne pepper
    0.5 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • paprika
    0.5 teaspoon paprika
  • mexican oregano
    0.5 teaspoon mexican oregano
  • black pepper
    0.25 teaspoon black pepper coarse ground
  • roma tomatoes
    3 roma tomatoes medium, finely diced
  • chicken broth
    4 cups chicken broth
  • bay leaves
    2 bay leaves
  • cilantro
    0.5 cup cilantro chopped

Another heart-warming soup on the menu of russet potato recipes. This one comes straight from the rich and flavorful lands of Mexico. Picadillo Soup will give you everything you could ever ask for from a Mexican dish. Is it going to be meaty? Yes! The recipe calls for ground beef, but you can customize it to your liking. Is it going to be spicy? Definitely! We couldn’t imagine it any other way. Are there going to be tons of different veggies? You bet! We’ve got tomatoes, onions, potatoes – all the good stuff. In only 40 minutes you’ll have a meal on your table and leftovers in your fridge. That’s a win in our books.

5. Bacon and Cream Cheese Potato Casserole

Loaded Potato Casserole with Bacon and Cream Cheese Loaded Potato Casserole with Bacon and Cream Cheese
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Loaded Potato Casserole with Bacon and Cream Cheese
  • russet potatoes
    6 russet potatoes peeled an shredded
  • salt
    0.5 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
    black pepper fresh cracked
  • crushed red chili pepper flakes
    0.5 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes optional
  • shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded monterrey jack cheese
    1 cup shredded monterrey jack cheese
  • cream cheese
    1 cup cream cheese softened
  • bacon
    8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • milk
    2 cups milk
  • eggs
    2 eggs large
  • parsley
    1 tablespoon parsley fresh chopped, to garnish, optional

While we understand that eating healthy is important, we believe that building good relationship with food is also extremely valuable (Want to know more? We have some advice on emotional eating, intuitive eating, and even eating for pleasure without guilt or shame.)

In that regard, we firmly support treating yourself once in a while with meals that aren’t necessarily on the healthy side. They are so good for the soul!

Though some people indulge in sweets and desserts, some people love savory and salty dishes. We’ve recently discovered this to-die-for Loaded Potato, Bacon and Cream Cheese Casserole, and it’s slowly becoming a firm favorite in the comfort food arena. It’s warm, salty, and cheesy, with just a touch of spiciness. It’s also the perfect candidate for a quick family dinner. And it makes leftovers too, which is always much appreciated.

6. Carrot and Beet Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes

Carrot and Beet Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes Carrot and Beet Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes
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Carrot and Beet Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes
This fully loaded kale salad is not a boring vegan salad. It's packed with nutrition, full of flavour and texture and makes a filling, hearty, healthy meal any time of year.
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Prep: 10min Cook: 40min
  • russet potatoes
    1 cup russet potatoes cut into chunks, chopped per salad
  • garlic powder
    sprinkle garlic powder
  • onion powder
    onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
    1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • chili powder
    sprinkle chili powder or cayenne
  • firm tofu
    1 package firm tofu medium, or extra-firm, cut into slabs
  • tahini
    90 g tahini
  • fresh lemon juice
    0.25 cup fresh lemon juice
  • water
    0.25 cup water or more to reach desired consistency
  • sea salt
    1 tsp sea salt
  • garlic powder
    garlic powder
  • pure maple syrup
    2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • beet
    0.5 cup beet small, grated
  • carrots
    0.5 cup carrots larger, grated
  • kale
    2 cup kale de-stemmed and finely chopped
  • fresh lemon juice
    squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
    pepper if desired
  • hot sauce
    dash hot sauce if desired

Some dishes truly have it all, and this russet potato recipe is one of them. As soon as you check out this Loaded Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes, you’re going to understand why. This rainbow-colored salad is not just pleasing for the eyes, but good for your heath as well. The vegetable combo in here is going to blow your mind! There’s kale, carrots, and beets – with roasted potatoes on the side for some extra crunch. And all that loveliness connected with a generous amount of home-made tahini. Yum!

7. Cajun Potato Salad

Cajun Potato Salad Cajun Potato Salad
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Cajun Potato Salad
Cajun Potato Salad is creamy, spicy, smoky, and absolutely packed with flavor! It's the pe rfect side dish for any summer gathering.
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Prep: 15min Cook: 15min
  • smoked paprika
    1 tsp smoked paprika
  • dried thyme
    0.5 tsp dried thyme
  • dried oregano
    0.5 tsp dried oregano
  • garlic powder
    0.25 tsp garlic powder
  • onion powder
    0.25 tsp onion powder
  • salt
    0.75 tsp salt
  • black pepper
    0.25 tsp black pepper freshly cracked
  • cayenne pepper
    0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • russet potatoes
    2.5 lbs russet potatoes
  • salt
    1 tsp salt for cooking water
  • eggs
    2 eggs large, hard boiled
  • stalks celery
    2 stalks celery
  • green onions
    3 green onions
  • parsley
    0.25 cup parsley chopped
  • mayonnaise
    1 cup mayonnaise
  • Creole mustard
    2 Tbsp Zatarain Creole mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • red wine vinegar
    1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • hot sauce
    0.5 tsp hot sauce
  • sugar
    0.25 tsp sugar

Coming up with new ideas for the perfect side dish can sometimes be exhausting. When baked or mashed potatoes just don’t feel right, this creamy Cajun Russet Potato Salad can step in. It’s great for summer family dinners and we guarantee it will please even the pickiest of eaters. With the mayo connecting all the ingredients, you would think this a bland dish. But you can trust we would never recommend such a thing. This salad combines a number of different spices and herbs, from dried oregano and thyme, to fresh parsley and green onions. Even more, the hot sauce and spicy mustard give it just the right amount of edginess. Bland it ain’t.

8. Baked Potatoes

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The Perfect Baked Potato
Learn how to make the perfect baked potato using this step-by-step tutorial and recipe. So easy and delicious!
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Prep: 2min Cook: 50min
  • Russet potato
    1 Russet potato medium-to-large, scrubbed clean of any dirt
  • butter
    1 teaspoons butter melted, or olive oil
  • coarse Kosher salt
    pinch coarse Kosher salt
  • black pepper
    pinch black pepper freshly-cracked

In Western cooking, baked potatoes are probably the most popular side dish there is. So naturally, a Baked Russet Potato recipe had to make it to our list. And the one we found uses only 4 ingredients you surely already keep in your pantry. Heavenly, when you don’t have time to pick up something from the store. These can be served with any type of meat really, but lean ground beef is a real winning combination. Other times, when you just can’t be bothered, these potatoes act as the easiest main course. We recommend adding some fresh veggies or a salad the side, and voila – lunch is ready.