Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, mashed potatoes, candied potatoes. What kind of potatoes are you making for Thanksgiving? Here are our favorite potato recipes, plus a couple tips on making awesome mashed potatoes, and a visual guide to nearly every commonly available potato.
Click through for our gallery of Thanksgiving potato recipes - there's nary a marshmallow in sight.
Thanksgiving Potato Recipes
Here's a selection of favorite potato recipes from The Kitchn's archives. Click through the photos above; the recipe links are in the same order.
• Herbed Skillet Sweet Potatoes - Let sweet potatoes speak for themselves! We love these easy skillet sweet potatoes; they don't need more than a touch of fresh herbs, and it's one less dish to clutter up your oven.
• Kale and Potato Gratin - Simple, nourishing, and light (no cream). A gratin with shredded kale and potatoes.
• Confetti Potatoes and Pearl Onions - Red, yellow, purple, and white! A festive collection of potatoes and pearl onions. Roast with herbs and you're done.
• Rosemary Roast Potatoes - Basic roast potatoes with a savory herb.
• Roasted Sweet Potato Sticks with Rosemary - Similar to the white potatoes above, but cut like French fries.
• Miso Potato Salad with Yellow Wax Beans - Potato salad for Thanksgiving? Yes! Sometimes it's a relief to have a cooler vegetable served with all the rich, hot dishes. This one uses miso for savory flavor.
• Sweet Potato and Sage Gratin - Looking for indulgence? This creamy sweet potato gratin has it! Sweet potatoes baked in cream and sage, but with a bit of a kick, too, to cut the sweetness.
• Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions - Another skillet sweet potato recipe. This one works in caramelized onions and it was very popular at our Thanksgiving meal last year.
• Sixteen Kinds of Potatoes - Trying to figure out the best kind of potato for your mashed potatoes, potato casserole, and potato dough rolls? Check out our illustrated guide to the 16 most common types of potatoes.
• Secrets of Awesome Mashed Potatoes - All our secrets!
What kind of potatoes will you make for Thanksgiving this year? (And no offense to the marshmallow-lovers; we like to sneak a bite of that topping too. We just don't think you should be limited to that classic casserole!)
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