A solid potato dish is pretty essential on the Thanksgiving table, be it one made with classic white spuds, those sweet orange tubers, or even both. Whether mashed, layered in a creamy casserole, or simply roasted, here are 15 essential potato recipes to consider for your Thanksgiving menu.
For many, Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without a big bowl of mashed potatoes on the table, which means they need to be perfect: extra creamy and extra buttery. This recipe is your key to success.
With both balsamic and brown sugar in the mix, these sweet potatoes could verge on being too sweet, but luckily the tang of the vinegar and sour cream keeps things in balance.
Mashed potatoes are usually a last-minute dish, but here they are assembled up to two days in advance and baked into a golden-brown casserole when needed.
Using coconut milk in place of regular milk or cream gives this mash a uniquely nutty flavor that's a nice change of pace from the norm.
These mashed potatoes don't get golden hue from turmeric or saffron. Instead, the color comes from rutabaga, which gives extra richness and flavor to the mash.
Think of these as lazy mashed potatoes: a mix of boiled potatoes are coarsely mashed with tangy crème fraîche and fragrant thyme for a rustic and comforting potato side.
The secret to these rolls' success is instant mashed potatoes, which enriches the dough and makes them incredibly tender and moist. How's that for a potato side!
These buttery rolls are barely sweet, which makes them a welcome side at your holiday dinner. If you have any leftover, enjoy them as a post-Thanksgiving breakfast, toasted and spread with honey or jam.
This pretty-looking potato pie is deceptively simple to make: Potato rounds are layered with sautéed leeks and olive oil then baked until golden-brown. Serve this for Thanksgiving at room temperature.
This fun twist on classic scalloped potatoes swaps the white tubers for sweet potatoes and bakes them with a healthy dose of cream and shredded Gruyère cheese.
While many gratins are heavily loaded with milk and cheese, this one keeps it light with just a splash of milk and a touch of grated Parmesan cheese.
This recipe updates the classic sweet potato casserole, topping the mashed potatoes with a lightly sweetened whipped egg white meringue.
A bit of Dijon mustard, along with sautéed onion and garlic, give this traditional side dish the extra flavor it deserves.
Here's a fun twist on Hasselback potatoes: Sweet potatoes are stuffed with fresh thyme leaves, drizzled with plenty of brown butter, then baked until tender and caramelized.
Switching up the seasonings is an easy way to dress up roasted sweet potatoes for the Thanksgiving table. Here, crushed star anise, fresh ginger, and lime zest gives them earthy, citrusy flair.