Potatoes: Fall Recipes You Need to Try

Potatoes are always in, no matter the season. However, many fall recipes feature potatoes because they are perfectly comforting during chilly autumn and winter weather. Here are some of our favorite potato recipes, from Italy and France!

#1 Ribollita (Tuscan Bean Soup)

Waxy yellow potatoes round out the supporting cast in this traditional Zuppa Toscana recipe from Tuscany! This is an authentic Tuscan Bean Soup recipe for Ribollita! Ribollita literally means ‘re-boiled’ because it is even better the second day, twice boiled! It’s packed with flavor and nutrition, coming from kale, savoy cabbage and white cannellini beans—and yes, potatoes!

Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe (Zuppa Toscana)
This is an authentic Tuscan Bean Soup recipe for Ribollita! Ribollita literally means 're-boiled' because it is even better the second day, twice boiled! It's packed with flavor and nutrition, coming from kale, savoy cabbage and white cannellini beans.
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#2 Baked Sea Bass with Roasted Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes

A traditional recipe from Sardegna in Italy, this baked sea bass is elevated with herbed roasted potatoes. It’s a one-dish meal that’s sure to please!

Baked Sea Bass with Herbed Roasted Potatoes
A whole sea bass roasted with a blend of fresh Italian herbs, tomato and laid on a bed of crispy roasted potatoes. Substitute any type of sea bass (spigola or branzino). Seriously good eats from the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna)!
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#3 Italian Whole Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

Make a classic Italian roasted potatoes side with or without chicken! With heart-healthy olive oil and rosemary, use a starchy russet or Yukon potato to get crispy roasted potatoes that every Italian craves!

Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes – Italian Whole Roasted Chicken
This recipe for Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes is quite common in the Umbria and Tuscan regions of Italy. This whole roasted chicken recipe is flavored with rosemary, lemon, fresh garlic, olives and olive oil!
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#4 Fancy Fondant Potatoes or Easy Fondant Potatoes

Check out our video recipe and learn how to make fancy French fondant potatoes as a fall dinner recipe or holiday side. Too fancy for you? Then try the easy fondant potato recipe in this same video!

#5 Potato Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Potato Gnocchi is sooo easy to make and can be finished in many ways. This dish with tomato, Parmigiano and mozzarella is a one dish meal. Pop it in the oven and dinner is ready!

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Recipe | Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a classic Italian dish that combines the tender, pillowy texture of potato gnocchi with the robust flavors of a garlic-infused tomato sauce, fresh basil, and a generous topping of melted mozzarella and grated Parmigiano cheese. Native to Sorrento, this dish is baked to perfection, resulting in a heavenly blend of gooey cheese and rich tomato sauce enveloping the soft gnocchi, making it an ultimate comfort food that's both hearty and full of Mediterranean flair.
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#6 Four Cheese Gnocchi and Gnocchi ‘Al Forno’

Another delicious way to enjoy potato gnocchi? With a four cheese sauce of course! Serve it creamy or pop it into the oven to transform this dish into ‘Gnocchi al Forno’!

Four Cheese Gnocchi Recipe
Cheesy, decadent and delicious! Four cheese gnocchi is so popular in Italy that baked and unbaked versions are considered entirely different dishes—an acknowledgement of the way finishing a dish ‘al forno’ (baked) changes the flavor of a dish. This four cheese gnocchi recipe includes sweet italian gorgonzola, taleggio cheese, fontina cheese and gruyére cheese. 
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#7 Pesto Pasta with Potatoes and Green Beans

This dish is best when the basil is fresh, however if you have a commercial pesto you enjoy, the traditional Italian pesto pasta recipe can be delicious as a fall recipe as well. This classic pasta recipe from Genoa Italy features potatoes and green beans as well—a delicious spin on pesto pasta.

Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe
This healthy and tasty dish features authentic Pesto Genovese served with trofie pasta, potatoes and fresh green beans. It is a traditional dish associated with Pesto Genovese in Italy.
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So, there you have it! These Italian fall recipes featuring the mighty potato are sure to fill stomachs and feed the soul this autumn. Which one will you try first?

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