20 of the Best Potato Recipes and Hacks You’ll Ever Find

20 of the Best Potato Recipes and Hacks You’ll Ever Find

Ah, the potato. It’s simple, salt of the earth, kind of vegetable. Nothing fancy like your eggplant or beetroot, you know? Potatoes are an old classic and they’re versatile as hell. It’s why we love them so.

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Over the years, the Lifehacker team has come across a lot of spud hacks. Like, a real lot. We enjoy our taters over here, and we want to know everything about how to cook these babies. Apparently, so do you guys. So, we thought we’d pull together a collection of some of our favourite potato prepping practices and list them out for you in one place.

Check it out below!

Best baked and roasted potato recipes and tips

20 of the Best Potato Recipes and Hacks You’ll Ever Find
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Jamie Oliver’s recipe for ‘amazing Hasselback potatoes’

Who can deny Jamie Oliver knows his way around a potato? This recipe takes piper potatoes and mixes them with ingredients like sausage, cranberries, polenta and walnuts – tasty as hell.

Garlic sautéed potatoes

Okay, so not technically roasted or baked, but this recipe is too good not to include. This one is a real favourite amongst the Lifehacker team. Garlic and potato make such a sweet pairing and the TikTok hack achieves crispy, fluffy potatoes without an oven.

Tilly Ramsay’s tip for crunchy roast potatoes

This one comes from former Celebrity MasterChef contestant Tilly Ramsay, and it offers a sweet hack for nailing crunchy potatoes with fluffy insides. Believe us, we’ve tried it out.

Nat’s What I Reckon’s roast potato recipe

Another celeb sharing the goods on how to improve your potato game. This time Nat’s What I Reckon shares his secrets, and they’re good. Oh, so good.

Use your air fryer to make extra-crunchy potatoes

The air fryer is a nifty little device, ain’t it? Check out how to use it to get your taters nice and crunchy

The 45-cent hack to cooking perfect roast potatoes

According to one Aussie mum, the best seasoning for roast taters is dry French Onion soup mix.

The one ingredient you need for perfectly roasted potatoes is duck fat

Want to get real fancy with your next rendezvous with a potato? Hit that baby with some duck fat.

This one simple trick makes the crunchiest roast potatoes

TikTok hacks are hit or miss. This one, using baking soda, is a certified winner.

How to make a restaurant-quality baked potato

Classic, simple, delish. Here’s your guide to getting your baked ‘tato game on point.

You should freeze sweet potatoes before roasting

This tip turned heads on TikTok, and shortly after it gained a whole lot of attention from the sweet potato recipe fans here on Lifehacker.

Best mashed potato recipes and guides

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How to make mashed potatoes in your microwave (or oven)

Feeling lazy? No judgement, we get it. Here’s your go-to microwave mash hack. You’re welcome.

How to make perfect mashed potatoes

Not all spuds were created equal in the game of mash.

Just add store-bought french onion dip to mashed potatoes

Want to elevate your mash a little? Pop some French onion dip in there! Here’s a full explainer on how.

Just microwave your sweet potatoes

Do sweet potatoes count? Ah, well. We’ve included them. This isn’t strictly mash-related, but it does give a nice little explainer on microwave sweet tater mash.

Hot chip recipes and hacks

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(Mmm chippies.)

Cooking chips in an air fryer is a dream

Who doesn’t want quick and easy access to hot chips at all times? Read how to achieve that here.

Here’s the secret to a perfectly cooked chip

A very serious, and important, explainer to cooking the ideal hot chip.

This is actually the best way to reheat chips

Reheating chips is a tricky space to navigate but lucky for you, we know the best way to do it. Learn for yourself here.

How to make homemade potato chips in your microwave

Microwaves and hot chips are usually not the best of friends. But in this piece, we show you how to make it work – really, really well.

Hash brown tips

20 of the Best Potato Recipes and Hacks You’ll Ever Find
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Make ‘hash browns’ with a leftover baked potato

Leftovers are a beautiful thing. Especially when those leftovers become hash browns. Here’s your guide to making them at home.

Which frozen potato makes the best hash browns?

Did you just buy yourself a waffle iron? Here’s your hack to ensuring you’re buying the best frozen spuds for hash browns.

There you have it, folks! Our starch-filled bible of delicious hacks. Hope you get some gems out of it.


  • One often overlooked thing is potatoes in Asian dishes. Next time you do a beef and black bean stir fry, shallow fry some potato cubes in there too. It’s amazing.

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