The Best Potato Dishes to Go With Your Easter Ham

Potatoes and ham have been classic Easter dinner companions since forever. Here are the traditional scalloped and au gratin potato casseroles beloved for generations, plus a few new ideas you might like to try for this year’s Easter feast.

Traditional ‘Taters

The hands-down Easter potato favorites have always been potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes. Although they’re almost the same dish, the difference between the two comes down to the toppings. Potatoes au gratin get baked with cheese or bread crumbs for a golden finish, while scalloped potatoes leave out the cheese. Now go on and drop that bit food trivia while you’re waiting for someone to pass the potatoes.

Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

This top-rated potato casserole features buttery Yukon Gold potatoes baked with a touch of garlic in heavy cream and topped with melty Gruyere cheese.

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin | Photo by Meredith


More: Get all the recipes for potatoes au gratin.


Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes

This popular recipe showcases the delicious simplicity of potatoes baked in cream until they’re perfectly tender and the cream starts to caramelize over the top.

Mom's Scalloped Potatoes

Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes | Photo by lutzflcat


More: Get all the recipes for scalloped potatoes.


New Classics

Put a fresh spin on old favorites and give these updates a try if you want to create some new traditions of your own.

Muffin Tin Potatoes Gratin

Everyone will ooh and aah over this single-portion presentation. Be sure to use plenty of cooking spray to ensure they pop out of the muffin tins easily.

Muffin Tin Potatoes Gratin

Muffin Tin Potatoes Gratin | Photo by lutzflcat

Chef John’s Potato Roses

This is what happens when you take muffin tin potatoes and crank them up to 11. You’ll want to watch the video to see how to make these jaw-dropping beauties.

Chef John's Potato Roses

Chef John’s Potato Roses | Photo by Chef John

Hasselback Potatoes

The food world rediscovered this Swedish-style roasted potato, and the rest is Hasselback history. With their signature accordion slices allowing all the butter and toppings to reach deep down inside, these crispy/creamy potatoes can be downright stunning on your Easter buffet table. Watch the video to get all the tips you need.


More: Get more ideas for Hasselback potatoes.


Skewered Grilled Potatoes

If your Easter ham is hogging the oven, put your grill to work on the ‘taters. This cooking method works best with small new potatoes, and the results are smoky/salty good.

Skewered Grilled Potatoes

Skewered Grilled Potatoes | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine


More: Learn how to choose the right potato for your recipe.


More Easter Ideas

* 8 Make-Ahead Easter Brunch Recipes
* 11 Ways to Amaze With the (Ham) Glaze
* Bunny Cakes, Lamb Cakes, & Easter Basket Cakes
* 11 Easy Easter Treats Any Bunny Can Make
* Check out our Easter Recipe Collection


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