Potato Types

Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling Potato Information

Appearance: 2-4 inches long; finger-shaped or oblong; red, orange, purple or white skin; red orange, purple, yellow or white flesh–sometimes streaked with veins of color
Texture: waxy, firm
Flavor: buttery; nutty; earthy; medium sugar content
Preferred uses: pan-frying, roasting, salads

Cooking with Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling color and shape are a welcome visual addition to any dish. Pan-frying and roasting enhance their robust flavor and showcase their wonderful nutty or buttery tastes. Consider fingerlings as a change-of-pace foundation for a unique potato salad. Split fingerlings lengthwise and oven-roast to serve as a small-plate or side-dish alternative to fries, with a flavor dipping sauce, like spicy ketchup, romesco, or sriracha mayo. For more information, watch cooking with fingerling potatoes below.

Potato Nutrition Facts


Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana. For more potato nutrition information check out our guide to potato nutrition.






Fingerling Potato Recipes

Sheet Pan Salmon with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

This easy sheet pan salmon dinner features fingerling potatoes, sustainable wild salmon, and hearty vegetables in a one pan recipe. Ready in under an hour.

Ready Time: 40min

One Pan Chipotle Fingerling Potatoes

Quick and easy Pan Roasted Chipotle Fingerling Potatoes! This is the perfect sweet and spicy side dish to mix up your dinner routine!

Ready Time: 20min

Crispy Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

An easy side dish ready in under 30 minutes – with crispy potato skins and a soft, melt-in-your-mouth interior, the combination of garlic butter and Fingerling potatoes is a winner!

Ready Time: 25min

Flame-Licked Fingerling Potatoes with Spud Rub

Chips and dip is so yesterday when you can have grilled fingerlings with Spud Rub Dip today! Use the Spud Rub to season the potatoes (and anything else you got going on the grill!), then stir it into the dipping sauce.

Ready Time: 30min

Parchment Pouch Fish with Fingerling Potatoes

This parchment pouch dinner recipe combines mild and flaky barramundi fish, green beans, and fingerling potatoes for an easy, all-in-one meal.

Ready Time: 25min

Kale Salad with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, White Beans, and Warm Bacon Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, White Beans, and Warm Bacon Dressing is a delicious meal in itself or a great side dish for just about anything.

Ready Time: 50min

Ranch-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Buffalo Yogurt Dipping Sauce

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Starchy Vegetables

Pan Fried Fingerling Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Fingerling potatoes and wild mushrooms mixed together with spices in a creamy sauce make this an interesting side dish.

Ready Time: 60min

Roast Salmon, Fingerling Potatoes and Green Beans with Charmoula and Yogurt Sauce

Charmoula is a flavorful herb and spice marinade used in Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian cooking. Here it’s used to add a depth of flavor to the salmon, green beans and potatoes.

Ready Time: 45min

Roasted Romesco Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are roasted in the oven until golden and tender, then tossed with a Quick Hazelnut Romesco Sauce — smokey, mildly spicy and subtly sweet, this makes a perfect side dish for fall.

Ready Time: 45min

Red, White and Brie Potato Pizza

Roasted sliced fingerling potatoes, triple cream Brie, honey, fresh thyme, and sea salt.

Ready Time: 40min

Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives

This Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives recipe is courtesy of Family Spice.

Why we love it: You’ve never had quiche like this! Spiced with saffron, pepper and chives, this exotic Persian dish will delight your palate. Serve it for breakfast or with a salad for lunch!

Ready Time: 90min

Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and Thyme

This roasted fingerling potato salad with lemon and thyme will quickly become one of your summertime favorites!

Ready Time: 50min

The All American

Roasted fingerling potatoes topped with melted cheddar, bacon, green onions, and sour cream.

Ready Time: 35min

Campfire Potatoes

Put a smoky spin on potatoes! With a flavor reminiscent of campfire cooking, these potatoes have a crispy outer layer and soft center that will keep guests coming back for more.

Ready Time: 40min

Beer Roasted Potatoes with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

This delicious and nutritious twist on potato salad was a finalist in the Potatoes USA sponsored “Potato Salad” Recipe Redux challenge.

Ready Time: 60min

30 Minute Sheet Pan Tuna Nicoise

30 Minute Sheet Pan Tuna Nicoise is classic tuna nicoise salad in sheet pan form! It's an easy, elegant meal that's perfect for busy weeknights or entertaining!

Ready Time: 25min

Easy Spring Potato Salad

This easy Spring Potato Salad is a colorful, gluten-free dish to brighten your table!

Ready Time: 28min

Spanish Potato Salad With Tuna & Boquerones

Impress your guest by serving this Spanish Tapas-inspired potato salad with lumps of tuna and boquerones.

Ready Time: 14min

Roasted Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Need a recipe that's easy to make and great for entertaining? Try making Roasted Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli.

We love Gaby’s unique take on roasted potatoes with aioli – who wouldn’t love an avocado aioli? This recipe is easy to make and great for entertaining or as an easy weeknight side.

Ready Time: 35min

Asian Potato Salad

You’ll be amazed by the versatility and sheer crowd pleasing potential of the light and lively Asian Potato Salad.

Ready Time: 85min

Potato Salad with Quick Preserved Lemon and Arugula

Preserved lemon, an essential ingredient in Moroccan cooking, is made by pickling lemons in salt and lemon juice. This Potato Salad with Quick Preserved Lemon and Arugula recipe produces a quick version that’s ready to use in minutes.

Ready Time: 30min

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