Are potatoes your favourite side dish on your Christmas dinner plate? Are you bored of the same old (still great, but…) roast potato recipe you had with your holiday meal for the past 10 years? Here we have an extensive list of delicious Christmas potato recipes to last you longer than the 12 Days of Christmas! From silky smooth mashed potatoes to decadent potato casseroles, to baby hasselback potatoes – we put together the best potato recipes that will make a perfect addition to your festive dinner table!
What do you like to eat over the holiday season? Christmas, for us, is different every single year! If we celebrate in the UK, we typically honour the grand tradition of roast turkey served with perfect roast potatoes and heaps of red wine gravy! If we’re in Lithuania, we often have a succulent pork roast with a cheesy potato potato casserole dish. But we let our imaginations run wild when it comes to Boxing Day!
Over the years, we served a bunch of different side dishes with Christmas Grapefruit-Glazed Gammon, Roast Beef, Slow Cooker Lamb Shoulder, Roast Chicken or Duck Leg Confit. Below, we handpicked all of our absolute favourite Christmas Potato recipes that will brighten up your festive tables too!
If you’re in the mood for a perfect side dish that’s a touch more elegant than traditional roast potatoes, we have an excellent recommendation for you! Baby Hasselback Potatoes serve as a charming and delicious alternative, adding a touch of sophistication to your plate while preserving the rich flavours and delightful textures you desire!
Let’s say Merry Christmas with this French potato casserole! Boulangère Potatoes, also known as Pommes Boulangère, rely on everyday ingredients and call for no specialized equipment, yet they exude a remarkable blend of flavour and elegance, suitable for any special occasion. To add extra decadence, grated parmesan cheese is scattered on the whole surface area over the layers of potatoes and onions, creating a cheesy crispy top!
Have you ever met someone who doesn’t love Creamy Mashed Potatoes? Neither have I! We’re unveiling our straightforward recipe and an array of expert tips and tricks to elevate your beloved side dish to new levels of excellence. Our method for making these velvety mashed potatoes, akin to pomme purée, creates a fancy restaurant-quality puree, worthy of a Christmas holiday table!
Introducing our delicious Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes—a fusion of the tenderness of boiled potatoes and the irresistible crispiness of roasted ones, infused with aromatic herbs and garlic! It’s a testament to the fact that sometimes the simplest of ingredients, like humble potatoes, can deliver the most exquisite flavours! Simply par-boil the potatoes, smash them down to flatten, drizzle with oil, scatter with herbs and garlic and roast on a baking tray! Golden brown crisp edges are totally irresistible!
This delightful and sophisticated side dish of thin slices of cheesy potatoes pairs seamlessly with Christmas Turkey, Ham or Roast Beef. Luxuriously rich and creamy, these individual muffin tin potatoes are a surefire hit with any gathering and surprisingly easy to whip up. All that’s required is a sharp knife and a standard 12-hole muffin tin!
Roast potatoes, but smaller? Yes, please! More crispy surface area, bite-size pieces, and so satisfying to eat! Simply cube your potatoes, par-boil them and cover them in olive oil and seasoning before roasting them on a large baking sheet until golden brown and crispy! These little potatoes are a hit with children too!
If you are looking for a Christmas Potato recipe that is the star of the show, look no further than this Potato and Porcini Mushroom Gratin. Thin slices of potatoes are cooked in porcini-infused rich and creamy sauce until tender. This is a wonderful recipe to serve with simple leftovers from your Christmas table, like Brussels sprouts and roast carrots, as the Gratin is so flavoursome that it can be served as a main course in its own right!
Are you in search of an exciting rosemary-scented potato dish for your Christmas dinner? You’ve come to the right place! Our Pommes Anna recipe provides a delightful alternative if you’re yearning to break free from the routine of roast potatoes. Infuse your Christmas dinner plate with elegance and flair by crafting this layered potato bake enhanced with fragrant rosemary!
Mashed Potato Croquettes are like a dream come true. They offer a comforting, warm, and soft indulgence, presenting the perfect solution for utilizing leftover mashed potatoes.
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is a delicious addition to any Christmas meal, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This American-style recipe is crafted entirely from scratch, using whole potatoes and no canned soups for a homemade, wholesome twist!
If you are looking to save some oven space on the big day, a great way to prepare your potatoes is in an air-fryer! Combining baby potatoes with freshly picked rosemary and an assortment of spices, this is a quick and delicious air fryer potato side dish. In just 15 minutes, this effortless recipe transforms potatoes into a delectable fusion of crisp exteriors and creamy interiors, bursting with rich and savoury flavours.
Cheesy hash brown potatoes stand as a versatile side dish suitable not only for potlucks and family gatherings, but for Christmas too! This recipe for easy cheesy potatoes introduces a fresh twist to this classic side dish, incorporating two secret ingredients that elevate its deliciousness beyond the traditional rendition!
This delightful side dish couldn’t be easier to make, and it complements a wide range of main courses. Discover the tricks to consistently achieving perfectly roasted and flavorful red potatoes with every preparation.
If goat’s cheese is an irreplaceable ingredient over the holiday season for you, you must try this goat cheese potato recipe! Fluffy mash only gets better with the addition of earthy creamy cheese!
Discover a straightforward yet delectable potato fritters recipe, crafted from freshly grated potatoes expertly combined with flour and eggs. Elevate the flavour profile with the savoury essence of garlic, onion, and a unique blend of seasonings. These potato fritters are shallow-fried to perfection, resulting in an irresistible, crispy, golden-brown texture. They make an ideal side dish or accompaniment for a hearty and satisfying meal.
16. Duchess Potatoes
Duchess potatoes transform your everyday mashed potatoes into an elevated culinary experience. By adding a few extra steps and a touch more effort, you can impress your family and friends with this sophisticated potato side dish that’s sure to leave a lasting impression!
Not Convinced? Must Have Classic Roast Potatoes?
Ok, if you are a purist when it comes to Christmas side dishes, make the best roasties for your family table! One of our favorite recipes for Roast Potatoes is Nigella Lawson’s recipe. Roasted in goose fat on high heat, white potatoes transform into golden brown delights with crispy edges and tender centers that soak up gravy perfectly!
Christmas Potatoes Sorted! Now What?
Festive meals are not just about meat and potatoes. Have a look at some of our favourite vegetable side dishes that would taste great on your Christmas dinner plate:
- Slow Cooker Braised Red Cabbage
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze (4 Ingredients!)
- Roasted Broccolini ( Tenderstem Broccoli)
Happy holidays, everyone!