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This Is What Potato Heaven Looks Like

Welcome to tater heaven.
08/19/2014 07:00am ET

Without question, the potato wins the prize for being the most versatile vegetable. Not only does it have an impressive arsenal of recipes hidden beneath its dirty exterior -- mashed potatoes, French fries, baked potatoes -- but every dish is one that people actually want to eat. Because while you could probably cook broccoli a number of ways, fried florets will never compete with tater tots. Ever.

The potato is the embodiment of comfort food, which is just on more reason to honor this humble spud. We've put together a collection of recipes to help you do just that in 35 different (and delicious) ways. From hasselbacks to gratins to salads to latkes, welcome to potato heaven.

1
Irish Tater Nachos
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Irish Tater Nachos recipe from Half Baked Harvest
2
Fingerling Potato Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
The Clever Carrot
3
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Foodie Crush
Get the Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe from Foodie Crush
4
Red Potato, Sausage And Rosemary Fontina Pizza
Foodie Crush
5
Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip
Averie Cooks
Get the Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip recipe from Averie Cooks
6
Chipotle Cheddar Potato Latkes
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Chipotle Cheddar Potato Latkes recipe from Half Baked Harvest
7
Lemony Roasted Potato Salad
Bev Cooks
Get the Lemony Roasted Potato Salad recipe from Bev Cooks
8
Tijuana Street Fries
Half Baked Harvest
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9
Sautéed Potatoes And Leeks With Bacon
Bev Cooks
10
Steak Fajita Stuffed Baked Potatoes With Avocado Chipotle Crema
Half Baked Harvest
11
Loaded Mashed Potato Balls
Bev Cooks
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12
Creamy Potato Soup With Bacon And Basil
Bev Cooks
13
Totchos
The Little Kitchen
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14
Ranch Potato Salad
Completely Delicious
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15
Green Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
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16
Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
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17
Norwegian Potato Crepes
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Norwegian Potato Crepes recipe from Adventures in Cooking
18
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Foodie Crush
Get the Loaded Baked Potato Salad recipe from Foodie Crush
19
Warm Asian Potato Salad With Sesame & Fresh Chile Dressing
Steamy Kitchen
20
Shepherd's Pie
thirschfeld/Food52
21
Roasted Potato Salad
How Sweet It Is
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22
Potato, Pancetta And Cheddar Baked Eggs
Claire Sutton/Things We Make
23
Provencal Potato Salad
Simply Recipes
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24
Bay Roasted Baby Hasselbacks
Warm & Snug & Fat
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25
Baked Chili Cheese Fries With Bacon And Ranch
Baked Bree
26
Colcannon Cakes
Simply Recipes
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27
Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes
Gimme Some Oven
28
Mashed Potatoes With Scallions And Lemon Zest
Ezra Pound Cake
29
Lebanese Spiced French Fries
Heather Christo
Get the Lebanese Spiced French Fries recipe from Heather Christo
30
Smashed New Potatoes With Garlic and Chives
Simply Recipes
31
Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole
Bev Cooks
32
Brussels Sprout Potato Gratin
Cafe Johnsonia
Get the Brussels Sprout Potato Gratin recipe from Cafe Johnsonia
33
Tatertot Hotdish
The House of Brinson
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34
Spanish Tortilla
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Spanish Tortilla recipe from Amanda Hesser via Food52
35
Wonder Fries
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Wonder Fries recipe from vvvanessa via Food52

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1
Sweet Potato Bubble & Squeak
Verses from my Kitchen
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2
Sweet Potatoes With Goat Cheese And Sage
Whipped
3
Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod
4
Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
A Beautiful Mess
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5
Sweet Potato Casserole
Skinny Taste
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6
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
What Gaby's Cooking
Get the Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe by What Gaby's Cooking
7
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With Toasted Marshmallows
David Malosh/Food&Wine
8
Sweet Potato Pie With Marshmallow Topping
New Media Publishing
9
Roasted Sweet Potatoes And Fresh Figs
Jonathan Lovekin
10
Sweet Potato Gratin
New Media Publishing
11
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Simply Recipes
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12
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With A Bacon-Parmesan Crust
Aimee Herring
13
Stuffed Sweet Potato with Spinach, Hummus & Feta
Cookin' Canuck
14
Sweet Potato Beer Biscuits With Maple Sage Butter
The Beeroness
15
Sweet Potato Parsnip Latkes with Feta and Leeks
James Ransom/Food52
16
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel
This Gal Cooks
17
Sweet Potato Hash with Creamy California Avocado Sauce
Cookin' Canuck
18
Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee
Skinny Taste
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19
Mirin Stout Glazed Roast Chicken with Maple Sweet Potatoes
The Beeroness