The 10 Best Fall Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving and Beyond
The arrival of sweater weather means one thing: It’s time to cozy up to comfort food. We can’t think of a cozier ingredient than the potato. The vegetable is tender, fluffy, and satisfying no matter how it’s prepared, whether mashed and served alongside Thanksgiving turkey or baked and buttered next to a simple weeknight main.
That’s why we’re mashing, baking, and frying Idaho® Potatoes all season long. We love turning them into crowd-pleasing side dishes and vegetarian main dishes just as much as we enjoy making them the star of the table on a chilly fall weeknight. To be sure you’re getting genuine, top-quality Idaho® Potatoes, look for the “Grown In Idaho” seal.
On night 5 of Kitchn’s Thanksgiving Food Fest, during a Q&A with chef Yasmin Fahr, we asked our audience about all things potatoes. We know the best way to eat them is a very personal matter, but these numbers don’t lie:
- By far, our readers believe Thanksgiving potatoes should be mashed (67%) while a formidable bunch prefers them smashed (14%) or roasted (13%). Five percent plan to eat theirs baked and loaded, and a small but vocal group (2%) will be serving French-fried potatoes.
- We also asked people to rank their favorite mashed potato mix-ins. Butter came in first place by far (no surprise there) with garlic, cream, salt and pepper, and cheese rounding out the list, respectively.
No matter how they’re served, it’s clear there’s a lot of love for the humble spud. And what’s not to love about potatoes? These recipes are proof that they’re always a winner — at Thanksgiving and beyond.