Round up of our Favourite Potato Recipes

Words: Tam Selley

Oh, how we adore the humble spud. Potatoes are one of the most widely-consumed foods across the globe with each region starring their own unique versions of potatoes. This beloved root veggo has laid the foundations for some of the most well-loved foods in the world: French fries, gnocchi, potato bake, rostis, mash, Dutchess potatoes, tjips and even vodka! We round up our favourite potato recipes that hero the potato in all its golden, glorious forms.

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Our Favourite Potato Recipes

Baked Potatoes

Baking a potato is one of the most simple and satisfying meals. We’ve got the low down on how to make the best baked potato right here or see below for some of our favey fave ‘tato recipes out the oven.

Baked Potatoes with Creamed Mushrooms, Black Garlic and Crispy Bacon

Popping your potato in the oven and slathering it with butter, salt and pepper is the usual baked potato method but this recipe will change the way you look and baked potatoes forever. Creamed mushrooms, crispy bacon and black garlic transform your spud to spudtacular.

Recipe for Baked Potatoes with Creamed Mushrooms, Black Garlic and Crispy Bacon

Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme

Hasselback potatoes are always a winner in our books. This recipe yields crispy golden potatoes that are fried in olive oil, butter and thyme before being popped in the oven to roast with garlic and lemon zest. Mmmm.

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme

Mustard Cream Vertical Potato Bake

What would life be without potato bake? As a kid growing up, any night with potato bake was a night worth celebrating and keeping tantrums at bay (well done, Mom). This version swaps classic horizontal spud slices for vertical ones and adds in mustard for an extra creamy punch.

Recipe for Mustard Vertical Potato Bake

Potato Gratin

This fancy version of a potato bake uses a gratin which is basically a French term for browned breadcrumbs, cheese or butter on top of a dish that’s been baked. This recipe adds nutmeg and chives to the cream and is topped with brown, bubbling Parmesan.

Recipe for Potato Gratin

Potato Tjips & Wedges

French fries, fries, shoestring fries, skinny fries, tjips, chips, wedges – whatever name you call them by and whichever condiment you so wish to dip them into, this is the OG potato creation.

Ultimate French Fries

It’s widely known that French fries didn’t actually originate in France but we do know for sure that no matter where you are in the world, everyone is luss for a tjip. These guys are perfect dunked in t-sauce, mayo, 1000 island sauce or whatever tickles your fancy.

Recipe for the Ultimate French Fries

Baked Potato Chips

Crunchy crisps are 100% one of potatoes greatest hits. Swap your Simba chips for these homemade baked potato chips with avo mayo and gremolata.

Recipe for Baked Potato Chips

Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish Herb and Caper Drizzle

These summery wedges are chargrilled to perfection with a cracking exterior and fluffy interior. Drizzled with a horseradish, herb and caper sauce – perfect for an outdoor snack.

Recipe for Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish Herb and Caper Drizzle

Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges

These fully-loaded potato wedges are packed with delicious Mexican flavours of mince, salsa, paprika and served with coriander and sour cream.

Recipe for Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges

Roasted Spuds

Honestly, is there anything more satisfying than fresh-out-the-oven, piping hot, crispy-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside roasted potatoes? Of all things roasted in the world, potatoes are top of our list of favourites.

The Best Ever Roasted Baby Potatoes

The name says it all: everything you need to know about perfecting the roasted potato.

Recipe for The Best Ever Roasted Baby Potatoes

Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Duck fat is a revolutionary ingredient for roasted potatoes. Roasting your spuds in duck fat results in the crispiest and tastiest potatoes. Don’t believe us? Try this recipe and watch your roasted potato life change.

Recipe for Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Crispy ‘Tato Skins

Potato skins are the future. This is the vegetarian version of nose-to-tail at its best. Make sure that those potato skins don’t go to waste.

Spicy Beef and Tomato Potato Skins Topped with Guacamole

These potato skins are all dressed up in Mexican flavour with spicy mince, cheddar cheese, sour cream and guacamole.

Recipe for Spicy Beef and Tomato Potato Skins Topped with Guacamole

Gruyere and Chive Potato Skins

This is a classic kinda potato skin recipe. Roasted potatoes are cut in half, middles scooped out and mixed with chives and Gruyere cheese. This cheesy mixture is spooned back into the ‘tato skins and popped back in the oven to bubble away.

Recipe for Gruyere and Chive Potato Skins


Italians know a thing about a thing when it comes to pasta. They can fashion anything into pasta and we’re absolutely thrilled they made these gorgeous little potato balls that we all know and love as gnocchi.

Nut & Seed Crusted Hake with Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is topped with a healthy seed-crusted portion of hake beaming with healthy fats and tasty crunch

Recipe for Nut & Seed Crusted Hake with Gnocchi

Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Roasted Brussel Spouts and Hazelnuts

The soft pillowy texture of this gnocchsdish is perfectly complemented by crunchy hazelnuts and roasted sprouts.

Recipe for Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Hazelnuts

Ratatouille with Basil and Ricotta Gnocchi

Silky ricotta gnocchi layered with fresh flavours of tomato and basil – a firm favourite.

Recipe for Ratatouille with Basil and Ricotta Gnocchi

Chicken Cacciatore

Fluffy gnocchi is topped with heaps of Italian flair and flavours of tomato, basil, olives, anchovy and garlic.

Recipe for Chicken Cacciatore

Potato Salads

A potato salad is the perfect reminder of summer and holidays and is the quintessential South African braai side dish.

Potato salad 4 ways

This recipe gives four delicious ways to style your potato salad

Recipe for Potato salad 4 ways

Lebanese Potato Salad

This fresh and tasty potato salad is made Lebanese-style with fresh lemon, olive oil, spring onions and mint

Recipe for Lebanese Potato Salad

Soups & Chowders

Potato is a great addition to any soup for an added chunk or creamy texture as found in chowders.

Potato & Black Mushroom Soup

This is a fairly tricky soup to master but so worth the effort. For those looking for a delicious challenge, this is a must try!

Recipe for Potato & Black Mushroom Soup

Pear & Potato Soup with Bacon Bits

A perfectly balanced soup with sweetness from the pears and salty bacon bits

Recipe for Pear & Potato Soup with Bacon Bits

Bacon & Corn Chowder

This is the ultimate comfort soup with a creamy texture from the spuds, crunch from the corn and umami flavour from the crispy bacon

Recipe for Bacon & Corn Chowder

Vegan Corn Chowder with Prawn-Style Pieces

A delicious dairy-free chunky corn and potato soup topped with crispy prawn-style pieces

Recipe for Vegan Corn Chowder with Prawn-Style Pieces

Potato Brekkies

We love that potatoes are suitable for any meal time and we particularly love them in our brekkies.

The Perfect Potato Rosti

Grated potato, onion, seasoning and a little oil bring this gorgeous rosti recipe together. Perfect bases for your brekkie eggs and bacon.

Recipe for The Perfect Potato Rosti

Potato and Baby Spinach Frittatas

This baked egg dish is filled with gorgeous green spinach, potatoes, parmesan and fresh cream.

Recipe for Potato and Baby Spinach Frittatas

Love French Fries? Find out how to perfect them right here. 


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