Here are 50 genius ways to cook potatoes

Oct 28, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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You say potato, I say potahto, but pretty much everyone says yum! when presented with either.

British kitchen company Lark and Larks thought long and hard about the seemingly humble tuber and came up with 50 ways it can be transformed into something delicious.

It would be a mistake to overlook the different types of potato too. From new potatoes to fingerling, purple potatoes to sweet, these versatile veggies offer something for everyone. Here are our 13 favorite ways to cook potatoes, with recipes.

1. Ultimate creamy mashed potatoes

Ultimate creamy mashed potatoes

Butter and heavy cream make everything better, especially with these decadent mashed potatoes.

2. Spicy bacon potatoes au gratin

Spicy bacon potatoes au gratin

Adding cheese and bacon to these potatoes and then baking them make a dish that's supremely creamy inside and crispy-savory on top.

3. Pepperoni and cheese-stuffed hasselback potatoes

Pepperoni and cheese-stuffed hasselback potatoes

You'll never leave your crust behind when you make pizza on a fluffy-yet-crispy hasselback potato.

4. Broccoli and cheese-stuffed mini potatoes

Broccoli and cheese-stuffed mini potatoes

Broccoli and cheese are the perfect combo. Potatoes and cheese are the perfect combo. Potatoes, broccoli and cheese? Out of this world!

5. Brisket and cheese-stuffed jumbo potatoes

Brisket and cheese-stuffed jumbo potatoes

If you've ever thought of having baked potatoes for Sunday dinner, then this is the recipe you've been waiting for. It doesn't get heartier or homier than brisket, cheese and baked potatoes.

6. Shoestring fries with black truffle oil, sea salt and parsley

Shoestring fries with black truffle oil, sea salt and parsley

Say goodbye to soggy, mealy french fries. These shoestring fries are unfailingly crisp and have a dash of somethin' special thanks to truffle oil, sea salt and fresh parsley.

7. Sweet potato ham hash

Sweet potato ham hash

Sweet potato hash not only tastes totally killer, but it's also more nutritious than hash made with regular spuds. Plus, the sweetness of the potatoes plays beautifully off of the smoky, salty ham.

8. Rosemary sweet potato rolls

Rosemary sweet potato rolls

Tender, moist and lightly sweet: These rolls will convince you to never bake without potatoes again.

9. Caramelized sweet potato skewers

Caramelized sweet potato skewers

Sweet potatoes sliced, deep-fried, then coated in sugar? You literally can't go wrong.

10. Potato skin nachos

Potato skin nachos

Say adios to tortilla chips — potatoes can stand up to hearty nacho toppings way better. Load on the guac!

11. Tex-Mex stuffed potato poppers

Tex-Mex stuffed potato poppers

Hot, fluffy potatoes and cool, tangy sour cream are a match made in heaven.

12. Slow cooker creamy potato soup

Slow cooker creamy potato soup

Potatoes are already comfort food, but when you blend them into a creamy, spoonable soup? You'll be ready to snuggle up after one bowlful.

13. Bacon fat-roasted potato salad

Bacon fat roasted potato salad

Words can barely describe how amazing this potato salad tastes, but I'll try: smoky, salty, rich, tangy, creamy, fluffy, delicious!

And don't forget potato wedges, galette, curly fries, hash browns... In fact, why not check out the infographic below for some more ideas?

50 Ways to cook potatoes infographic

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