Got canned potatoes? That means you can have dinner on the table in a half hour! Check out these 11 Great Canned Potato Recipes, featuring both side dishes and main dish ideas using canned potatoes.
Whether you're looking for quick dinner ideas or recipes to use up canned potatoes and make room in the pantry, I got you covered!
Canned potato recipes
While my website has plenty of potato recipes from scratch, I definitely appreciate any shortcuts I can get on busy weekdays. That's where canned potatoes come in! They're hearty, filling, a favorite with our whole family, and best of all—a huge time saver!
This is also a great list of recipes to make when you got canned potatoes from the food pantry and need ideas for how to use them up.
11 Canned Potato Recipes
Canned Potato Main Dishes
Loaded Air Fried Chicken and Potatoes
You'll love the simplicity of this loaded air fried chicken and potatoes recipe: four main ingredients, about twenty minutes, and you’ll have a high protein dinner for two. This recipe uses 1 can of whole young potatoes.
Potato Beef and Corn Casserole
6 ingredients and a whole lot of satisfying cheesy flavor! This recipe uses 2 cans of diced potatoes.
More recipes using canned food: Baked Beans with Ground Beef
Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Stew with Potatoes, Carrots and Tomatoes
I love that this stew is tomato-based and not creamy... and that the slow cooker does all the work! This recipe uses 1 can of petite diced tomatoes.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
A delicious, creamy, chowder-like chicken pot pie soup made with 1 can of diced potatoes and a few other pantry and freezer ingredients. Ready in just 30 minutes!
More recipes using canned food: Chicken and Black Eyed Peas Dinner
Easy Vegetable Alphabet Soup
This Vegetable Soup with canned potatoes is hearty, flavorful, super easy to make, and kid-friendly! A win-win-win all around. This recipe uses 2 cans of diced potatoes.
More recipes using canned food: Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Canned Potato Side Dishes
Air Fryer Roasted Canned Potatoes
A simpler side dish does not exist! Just 2 cans of whole potatoes, a bit of oil and a few seasonings. Air fryer canned potatoes always come out so crispy on the outside and creamy and soft on the inside. Serve these potatoes with some dukkah roasted chicken and roasted vegetables for a complete meal!
Air Fried Canned Potatoes Au Gratin
Potatoes Au Gratin always sounds so fancy... but this one can be made in just 15 minutes thanks to 2 cans of sliced potatoes (or whole potatoes sliced by hand) and the magic of the air fryer. Pop some Italian sausages into the air fryer and you've got a complete hearty meal!
More potato recipes to try: Za'atar Roasted Young Potatoes
Parmesan Canned Potatoes
The seasonings for these Parmesan Canned Potatoes are absolutely delish, plus this recipe gives you two ways to prepare the potatoes: on the stove and in the oven. This recipe uses 1 can of whole young potatoes.
No Cook Potato Salad
I love a good potato salad with eggs, and this no-cook salad is such a great shortcut! Grab 2 cans of whole potatoes and get started!
More recipes using canned food: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chicken Soup
Canned Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes in less than 10 minutes?? Yes, thanks to canned potatoes! This recipe will use up 4 cans of whole potatoes. Serve mashed potatoes on the side with some air fryer kielbasa for a super quick 10 minute dinner.
Old-Fashioned Vegan Potato Soup
Sometimes a classic potato soup just hits the spot. This vegan version is plenty flavorful and super creamy. It uses 4 cans of whole potatoes! I put this soup under the "side dishes" group because it's less "whole meal" than the other canned potato soups above, and more like a "starter soup" or light lunch.
Other potato recipes to try: Baked Potato Bar
If you enjoyed this list of recipes, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!
Saturday 8th of April 2023
This is such a great idea for a round-up collection of recipes! So easy to get a jump-start on dinner when you can just grab a can of potatoes ... no washing, no peeling! Thanks bunches for including my Crock Pot Stew - it's so darn easy but also wonderfully comforting, hearty and DELISH! Hope your readers will love it as much as my family and our own readers do! :D
Wednesday 5th of April 2023
So many great ideas! The vegetable soup recipe is delish and easy. Family enjoyed it. Can't wait to try the air fryer potatoes next.
Wednesday 5th of April 2023
Thanks so much!