Easy Italian Potato Recipes

Get inspired with this list of delicious and easy Italian potato recipes that you can make right in your own home.

You may not consider potatoes as a common ingredient in Italian cooking, but in fact, we Italians do cook frequently with potatoes. The following list is some of my Italian recipes that use potatoes either as the primary ingredient or as part of a larger dish.

Italian Potato Recipes

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Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary
This is one of my favorite ways to cook potatoes Italian style. I learned this recipe from my Sicilian mother-in-law when I was first married. It is perfect for a side dish that goes well with chicken and other meat recipes. If you're not a fan of the rosemary, you can omit it, and just season with the salt and black pepper.
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Italian Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Ready for some garlic mashed potatoes that taste far better than those at a restaurant? This is one of the easiest Italian potato recipes you could ever serve your friends and family. These flavorful potatoes go great with a beef roast.
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Italian Potato Salad
Here's a great way to serve up potatoes in the summertime. This potato salad uses a simple homemade Italian dressing of olive oil and vinegar and is seasoned with chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Serve cold or at room temperature. It's perfect for summer picnics or pot luck gatherings!
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Potato Frittata Recipe
If you like eggs, you'll love this Italian recipe for potato frittata. I like to slice the potatos super thin and cook them in a pan with olive oil. Then I add the beaten egg with Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese. It's delicious!
If you love breakfast, make sure to see my other Italian Breakfast ideas!
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Italian Vegan Cabbage & Potato Soup
Potatoes are a great way to bulk up any meat free and dairy free soups. I created this recipe for my vegan friends out there who love Italian foods. This soup is a simple soup but thanks to the potatoes, it's filling and delicious!
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Italian Kale with Potatoes Soup
I have this soup nearly every time I get sick. It's loaded with nutritious ingredients and is just as satisfying as when I have chicken soup. I like the potatoes in this soup because they taste so good with the chicken broth and the flavors of the kale and seasonings, such as garlic. For an extra kick, add some cayenne pepper to help clear those sinuses!
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Simple Sauteed Potatoes with Rosemary
This is a great potato side dish that is so easy to make. Sliced potatoes sauteed with olive oil and garlic in a pan and then topped with fresh rosemary. Simple yet full of delicious flavor!
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What Type of Potatoes to Use

The type of potato can have an impact on the outcome of the recipe you are using. For example, russet potatoes which are often used for mashed potatoes are great for soups where you want to add a slightly thicker consistency. That’s because they are higher in starch and starchy potatoes will often break down easier.

If you want your potatoes to hold their shape in soups or other recipes, then choose red or waxy potatoes.

What Goes with Potato Recipes?

When cooking potato recipes, it’s important to consider what other recipes you can serve with the potato dish. Here are some ideas for other dishes you can serve with potatoes.

  • Meats. I love cooking up potatoes when I’m serving meat as the primary dish, such as chicken or beef. I like making mashed potatoes for beef recipes, and baked potatoes for chicken recipes. There is no wrong or right way, so feel free to do what you like the best.
  • Vegetables. Cook up some fresh vegetables such as grilled or roasted vegetables to serve with your potatoes. Potatoes go well with stews and casseroles as well.
  • Seafood. Another great food item to serve your Italian potatoes with is seafood. Sauteed shrimp in a garlic and white wine sauce would go wonderfully with your Italian roasted potatoes!

Common Italian Seasonings used in Potatoes

I think nearly every culture uses potatoes in their cooking. But it’s the seasonings used that really define the type of cuisine. For Italian cooking these are the most commonly used herbs.

Garlic. I like to use fresh garlic, but powdered garlic can work as well.

Parsley. I prefer Italian parsley vs curly, but either can work. Chop the parsley up fine, along with the stems and use them for baking.

Rosemary. Rosemary is a great herb used in Italian cooking from focaccia to potatoes to zucchini. The best way to use rosemary is with the fresh leaves. You can buy them in the grocery store in the fresh produce section. Be careful however because their shelf life is very short and if you don’t use them within just a few days they go bad.

How to Properly Store Potatoes

When properly stored, potatoes can last many weeks. Here are some tips for how to store your fresh potatoes so you can enjoy them in many recipes.

Store them in a dry area where there is low humidity. The moisture can cause them to prematurely sprout and age. What I like to do after buying a bag of potatoes is to empty it into a bin so they aren’t kept in a plastic bag where moisture can accumulate.

Store potatoes separately from onions. Both of these vegetables release gasses that can cause them to ripen faster. I keep potatoes and onions on different racks in my kitchen, not intermingled with each other.

Keep potatoes in a dark area with ventilation. Do the best you can with the space you have. Avoid keeping the potatoes constantly exposed to light. If you can store them in a pantry then that is most ideal. If not, try to keep them under a cabinet/cupboard in a corner to avoid direct exposure to light.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post about various Italian potato recipes, and helpful tips to keep them from spoiling before their time!

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