Are you tired of eating bland and boring side dishes? Do you want to add some variety to your weeknight meals without spending hours in the kitchen? Well, look no further than these delicious canned potatoes recipes! 

Canned potatoes may not be the most glamorous ingredient, but they’re a convenient and tasty option for busy weeknights. They’re a versatile and inexpensive ingredient that can be used in a variety of delicious dishes. Whether you prefer fried, baked, or roasted ‘taters, these canned potato recipes will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about canned potatoes.

And believe it or not – they’re not just side dish recipes. This ultimate round-up has everything, from breakfast dishes to soups, appetizers and more. So what are you waiting for? Are you ready to learn more?

In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite canned potatoes recipes that are sure to become new family favorites.

1. Air Fryer Canned Potatoes

If you’ve jumped on the air fryer bandwagon, you’ll love this recipe. These crispy potatoes are a delicious and healthier alternative to your typical fried potatoes. 

Simply toss your canned potatoes in spices like garlic powder, black pepper, and salt, coat them in oil, and air fry them until crispy and golden brown.

2. Aloo Curry

This canned potato recipe is a popular dish in South Asian countries and for good reason. It’s comforting, nourishing, and full of flavor. To create this vegan and gluten-free, simply add coconut milk for an unbelievable richness that rivals that of regular cream.

The best part? You can customize the spices to suit your taste buds and add any veggies you have on hand.

3. Canned Potato Chips in the Air Fryer

Who doesn’t love a good bag of potato chips? But if you’re looking for a healthier option, try making your own at home with canned potatoes. The key to getting crispy chips is to make sure the potatoes are as dry as possible before air frying them. 

Once they’re crispy and golden, season them with herbs like rosemary and spices like garlic powder and paprika for a delicious snack.

4. Air Fryer Potatoes and Chicken

This is a quick, easy, and healthy meal that you can make in less than half an hour. You’ll have a tantalizing recipe that takes only a little bit of your time, making it perfect for busy weeknights. You’ll need simple ingredients like canned potatoes and chicken breast – but very little beyond that. 

5. Crock Pot Bacon Potatoes

If you’re a fan of comfort food, you’ll love this one. It’s a classic dish that’s easy to whip up, and it tastes like it’s been cooking all day long. Your dinner guests will have a tough time believing that this recipe came out of a can – but do they really need to know? 

6. Potato Pie

A quiche. But a quiche cooked in a cast iron skillet! That’s right. This recipe offers the best of both worlds, and it’s perfect for brunch or dinner. The best part? You can use canned potatoes for this recipe! 

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser, and people will be amazed at the fact that canned potatoes are the secret ingredient. 

7. Caramelized Canned Potatoes

If you’re short on time but still want to add some sweetness to your meal, then this recipe is perfect for you! 

This dish is a great side to any meal, but pairs particularly well with pork chops or roasted chicken. Or you can eat it straight out of the pan – hey, no judgment!

8. Corn and Potato Chowder

On a cold winter night, there’s nothing quite as comforting as a hot bowl of soup. This corn and potato chowder is easy to recreate and filled with delicious flavors. The addition of corn adds sweetness and nutrients to the soup, while also balancing out some of its savory undertones.

9. Herbed Potatoes

If you’re looking for a side dish that’s bursting with flavor, then herbed potatoes are the way to go. Not only are they easy to whip up (it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare), but they’re also incredibly flavorful. These herbed potatoes are a perfect side dish to any meal, but we recommend serving them with grilled steak or roasted vegetables.

10. Savory Canned Potatoes

If you’re a fan of savory dishes, then you’ll love the savory canned potatoes recipe. Top your ‘taters with pancetta, scallions, or thinly sliced onions to make it your own. 

The ingredients are pretty basic – canned potatoes, butter, olive oil, dried rosemary, and fresh parsley. 

11. Baked Potato Balls

Baked potato balls are a fun and unique way to enjoy canned potatoes. Drained and pat-dried potatoes are tossed in a combination of savory olive oil and a killer spice blend  before baking until the potatoes are crispy and golden (they’ll look deep-fried!).

You can experiment with different spice blends to make them to your liking. 

12. Linguica and Potato Bake

The Linguica and Potato Bake is a hearty casserole that’s perfect for brunch or a satisfying side dish for dinner. The savory linguica sausage adds a special zest and zing to the dish and seriously elevates it. You can use any type of canned potatoes for this dish, but Yukon Gold is some of the best.

13. Baked Potato Soup

Next up, we have a hearty Baked Potato Soup that comes together in just 30 minutes. Drain your canned potatoes and cut them into cubes before adding them to the creamy broth. Serve with garlic bread for a satisfying meal.

14. Corn and Potato Skillet

If you’re looking for a simple skillet dinner, try this Potato and Corn Skillet recipe. Using canned corn and potatoes, along with some fresh bell peppers and diced onions (either fresh or frozen), this dish is quick and easy while still packed with flavor. Season with black pepper and enjoy!

15. Creamy Chicken Stew

Next on the list is a comforting Creamy Chicken Stew that can be made in a crock-pot. Simply add chicken breasts, canned new potatoes, frozen onions, and cream of mushroom soup to the slow-cooker and let it cook on low for six to eight hours. Serve with bread to soak up the delicious broth!

16. Skinny Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe is perfect for those who love the creamy goodness of scalloped potatoes, but don’t want all the calories. Made with chicken broth, sliced new potatoes, Swiss cheese, all-purpose flour, and basil, these potatoes are low in calories but high in delicious points. 

You may want to make a double batch!

17. Lemon Dill Roasted Potatoes

If you’re looking for a simple potato side dish, look no further than these Lemon Dill Roasted Potatoes. 

Made with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, baked in the oven until crispy, tossed in a fresh lemon and dill butter sauce, and finished off with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, this recipe is gluten-free, Whole30, and can easily be made vegan. 

These cubed potatoes are bursting with tart lemon and fresh dill flavor, making them the perfect side dish to any meal.

18. Tomato and Potato Soup

Looking for a hearty and satisfying meal in a bowl? This Tomato and Potato Soup has bold flavors from all the herbs in it. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have time to fuss over a meal. 

This soup is easy to make and will be ready in a jiffy – plus it’s guaranteed to warm you up and keep you full.

19. Breakfast Casserole with Canned Potatoes

This is a super simple recipe that requires minimal ingredients beyond canned potatoes. It calls for ham and bacon, but you could substitute any kind of meat you want.

It’s perfect for breakfast on the go or as a crowd-pleaser at a brunch gathering. Just remember to be gentle as you handle the canned potatoes for this recipe, as they have a tendency to get a bit crumbly.

20. Mexican Street Corn Style Air Fryer Potatoes

This dish is created with elotes, or Mexican street corn, in mind. All you need is an air fryer, canned potatoes, cotija cheese, and a few other basic ingredients. This recipe is a healthier alternative to traditional fries and will satisfy any craving for something spicy and zesty.

21. Canned Mashed Potatoes

Did you know that canned potatoes can also be mashed? Yes, canned mashed potatoes are a real thing, and they can be just as tasty as the real deal. Plus, they contain way more nutrients than instant mashed potatoes!

All you need are canned potatoes and a few other simple ingredients. Feel free to get creative with your toppings, such as shredded cheese, bacon bits, or chives.

22. Shepherd’s Pie

If you’re looking for a hearty and savory meal, try a shepherd’s pie with canned potatoes. This classic comfort food is made with ground beef, mixed vegetables, and canned potatoes. It’s a one-pot wonder that can feed a crowd or be saved for leftovers throughout the week.

23. Crockpot Potato Soup

This soup is creamy, tangy, and topped with all your favorite baked potato toppings, such as bacon bits, shredded cheese, and green onions. It’s a perfect dinner option for colder weather or when you’re in need of some cozy comfort food.

24. Canned Potatoes Au Gratin

This cheesy in-the-oven dish is perfect for a cold winter evening. All you need to do is combine your canned potatoes with a few other simple ingredients. Bake the casserole in the oven until it’s golden brown and bubbly. This dish is perfect as a side for roast chicken or beef.

25. No-Cook Potato Salad

If you’re looking for a recipe for a picnic or potluck, this easy dish is a great choice. Using canned potatoes eliminates the need to boil them, making it quicker and more convenient. You can make it ahead of time, too – just chill it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

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The Best Canned Potato Recipes to Add to Your Dinner Rotation

Servings: 8
Prep: 15 minutes
This delicious creamy turkey potato & corn soup can easily use canned potato instead of fresh ones.


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 5 cups mini potatoes, chopped
  • 1.5 cups cream
  • 1 can creamed corn (14-15oz can)
  • 1 can southwest corn (14-15oz can)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • In a frying pan over medium heat on the stove add the oil and diced onions. Cook for a few minutes then add in the ground turkey.
  • While the turkey is cooking chop the potatoes into cube size pieces, you can use peeled or unpeeled potatoes.
  • Once the turkey is cooked, drain and add it to the slow cooker. Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker. Give it a stir then cover and let cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. If the soup is too thick you can add in some extra cream or broth.
  • Makes 8- 1 cup servings.


Points- 5
Personal points- 1-6 depending on your 0PP foods
Smart Points- Purple- 1, Blue- 4, Green- 6
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 234…Fat 6.2g…Saturated fat 3.3g… Carbs 28g…Sodium 122mg… Fiber 2.2g… Sugar 5g… Protein 18.6g *using my fitness pal, includes all ingredients 


Calories: 234kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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