Desiree potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, baking, and boiling. They can be mashed as a side dish, sliced and roasted into wedges, or cubed and sautéed to develop a crispy exterior. Desiree potatoes can also be tossed into soups and stews, stirred into savoury sauces, baked into bread, or cooked with eggs in a hash. Desiree potatoes pair well with spices such as rosemary, coriander, oregano, and thyme, meats such as beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and fish, cheeses such as parmesan, gruyere, and cheddar, red onions, bell peppers, carrots, and celery.

To store, Desiree potatoes are best stored in a cool, dry, and dark place. Remove from plastic bag and store in a cardboard box, paper bag, mesh bag, or basket to ensure good ventilation