Italian restaurateur Massimo Botura once wrote, “Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.” Since September is National Potato Month, we get to celebrate the “very good” potato all month long. We’ve rounded up nine fun potato recipes to inspire your time in the kitchen – from potaffles to lefse, salad to soup, let’s take a moment to appreciate the humble and underappreciated potato, and give this versatile tuber the recognition it deserves!

1. German Potato Salad from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

From the website: “This German Potato Salad recipe is awesomely flavored with a tangy bacon, vinegar, and mustard dressing that I can’t help but love. The salad is served warm or at room temperature. And there’s BACON! I hope you love it, too!”

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2. Potaffle from Real Food by Dad

From the website: “These start like any other potato pancake, the only difference is the finishing effect. Instead of throwing these in a pool of oil, I pulled out the waffle iron. If you are wondering if the same golden crunchy crust can be achieved—yes, it can. Now I’m not going to claim these are low fat, but they definitely have a few less calories. And hey, way less of a mess to clean-up, so I’m all for that.”

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3. Muffin Tin Potato Stacks from A Gouda Life

From the website: “If you love potatoes as much as I do, you’ll be all over these Muffin Tin Potato Stacks with layers of buttery potatoes thinly sliced, creamy gouda cheese and hints of fresh lemon and thyme.The stacks are baked in muffin tins until the potatoes are tender with crispy golden edges. These potatoes are always a hit at holiday time, but simple enough to enjoy all year.”

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4. The Ultimate Creamy Potato Soup from Sugar Spun Run

From the website: “An easy and delicious creamy potato soup recipe that can be made in just one pot!  Loaded with bacon and creamy potato goodness, this is a favorite comfort food in my household.”

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5. Twice Baked Potato Casserole from Spend with Pennies

From the website: “The great thing about this recipe is that it’s very versatile!  You can use leftover potatoes or even make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes. If you’re in a rush you can also boil the potatoes with a couple of cloves of garlic. So easy!”

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6. Mashed Potato Balls from Rasa Malaysia

From the website: “We all have those days when we have leftover mashed potato, that’s when you make mashed potato balls. It’s the easiest way to turn the leftover into a new dish that everyone would go crazy for. The best thing about mashed potato balls is that you can be creative by adding other ingredients to jazz up the taste.”

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7. Crispy Breakfast Potatoes with Chili Garlic Oil and Herbs from Half Baked Harvest

From the website: “Crispy Breakfast Potatoes with Chili Garlic Oil and Herbs…this is that can’t beat brunch dish that everyone loves. Roasted baby potatoes, crispy bacon, and soft-boiled eggs, all served together and topped with a garlic chili oil and plenty of fresh herbs. Bonus? The potatoes and bacon are cooked together on ONE sheet pan, making this a super easy way to serve brunch.”

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8. Grandma Adeline’s Potato Lefse from Outside Oslo

From the website: “Folded or rolled, sweet or savory, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy lefse. One of the most common serving methods is to simply add butter and sugar and maybe a dusting of cinnamon before rolling it up. Feel free to use white or brown sugar–they’re delicious both ways.”

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9. Savoury Irish Potato Pie from A Spicy Perspective

From the website: “The simple potato pie is filled with creamy scalloped potatoes, bacon, onions, and herbs. It’s tender and rich with a crisp buttery crust. The layers of potatoes bake with a drizzle of heavy cream, so they soften into decadent folds of silky goodness.”

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Kirsten Clark is a high school English and Social Studies teacher, a reader, a runner, a writer, a lover of good food, and most importantly, a new mom. Kirsten lives in Vermilion, Alberta with her husband, and since welcoming a baby boy last December, she is embracing the new adventure of motherhood with all of its ups and downs. She occasionally blogs at shelooksforadventure.com, and posts regularly on Instagram @kirstenlanae. Find her on Twitter also.

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