We have pretty special feelings regarding potatoes. There's something so comforting about the starchy, crumbly way a baked potato yields to your fork. Not to mention the soft richness of mashed potatoes. And when cheese gets involved -- well, let's just say there's a lot of magic there.

This versatile tuber is one of our favorite things, and to show our appreciation, we've pulled together a ton of ways for you to enjoy them. But these potato recipes really only encompass a fraction of the ways spuds can be put to good use. They have a place on the breakfast, lunch and dinner table, not to mention dessert. Oh, and they also have that special place in our hearts.

Thanks for curing our hangovers, thickening our soups, accompanying countless cheeseburgers and playing so nicely with cheese. Here's to you, potato!

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  • Caramelized Scallion Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/caramelized-scallion-mash_n_1059369.html">Caramelized Scallion Mashed Potatoes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Potato Leek Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/craving-for-leek-and-potato-soup.html">Potato Leek Soup recipe from Scandi Home</a></strong>

  • Crispy Sweet Potato Ribbons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crispy-sweet-potato-ribbo_n_1060901.html">Crispy Sweet Potato Ribbons</a> recipe</strong>

  • Baked Chili Cheese Fries With Bacon And Ranch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bakedbree.com/baked-chili-cheese-fries-with-bacon-and-ranch">Baked Chili Cheese Fries With Bacon And Ranch from Baked Bree</a></strong>

  • Herbed Potato Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/herbed-potato-bread_n_1048970.html">Herbed Potato Bread</a> recipe</strong>

  • Jalapeño-Roasted Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/jalapeo-roasted-potatoes_n_1058501.html">Jalapeño-Roasted Potatoes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Chive Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chive-mashed-potatoes_n_1059255.html">Chive Mashed Potatoes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Totchos

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://someoneleftthecakeoutintherain.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/touchdown-thursdays-totchos/">Totchos recipe from Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain</a></strong>

  • Lebanese Potato Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lebanese-potato-salad_n_1056456.html">Lebanese Potato Salad</a> recipe</strong>

  • Pure And Simple Potato Gratin

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pure-and-simple-potato-gr_n_1059492.html">Pure And Simple Potato Gratin</a> recipe</strong>

  • Potato Parsnip Mash

    Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/potato-parsnip-mash_n_1057003.html">Potato Parsnip Mash</a> recipe

  • Roasted Sweet Potato With Lime

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/roasted-sweet-potatoes-wi_n_1057007.html">Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime</a> recipe</strong>

  • Smoked Salmon, Fennel And Potato Hash

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/smoked-salmon-fennel-an_n_1631076.html">Smoked Salmon, Fennel And Potato Hash</a> recipe</strong>

  • Potato Latkes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://christiescorner.com/2011/04/19/recipe-potato-latkes/">Potato Latkes recipe from Christie's Corner</a></strong>

  • Carrot Potato Gnocchi

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/carrot-potato-gnocchi_n_1058275.html">Carrot Potato Gnocchi</a> recipe</strong>

  • Baked Potatoes With Wild Mushroom Ragout

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/baked-potatoes-with-wild-_n_1058217.html">Baked Potatoes With Wild Mushroom Ragout</a> recipe</strong>

  • Colcannon

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/colcannon_n_1057122.html">Colcannon</a> recipe</strong>

  • Double Fried French Fries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/double-fried-french-fries_n_1061292.html">Double Fried French Fries</a> recipe</strong>

  • Fancy-Pants Potato Chip Canapes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/fancy-pants-potato-chip-c_n_1056958.html">Fancy-Pants Potato Chip Canapes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Twice Baked Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/06/ultimate-twice-baked-potatoes.html">Twice Baked Potatoes recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything</a></strong>

  • Mashed Potatoes With Crispy Shallots

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/mashed-potatoes-with-cris_n_1058546.html">Mashed Potatoes With Crispy Shallots</a> recipe</strong>

  • Standing Roast Rib Of Beef With Potato Rosti

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/standing-roast-rib-of-bee_n_1059858.html">Standing Roast Rib Of Beef With Potato Rosti</a> recipe</strong>

  • Zucchini-Potato Latkes With Tzatziki

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/zucchini-potato-latkes-wi_n_1049272.html">Zucchini-Potato Latkes With Tzatziki</a> recipe</strong>

  • Potato Salad With Hummus-Yogurt Dressing

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/potato-salad-with-hummus-_n_1058628.html">Potato Salad With Hummus-Yogurt Dressing</a> recipe</strong>

  • Sweet Potato Doughnuts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sweet-potato-doughnuts_n_1061079.html">Sweet Potato Doughnuts</a> recipe</strong>

  • Sweet Potato Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sweet-potato-pie_n_1061488.html">Sweet Potato Pie</a> recipe</strong>

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