Your Creamy, Starchy, Crispy-Edged Guide to Thanksgiving Potatoes

November 11, 2015

Many suspect that Thanksgiving is the worst time to be a vegetarian. Think again! Nevermind the turkey; Thanksgiving is the best, thanks to the table and/or countertop buffet full of sides. There are the rolls, the cranberry sauces, the Brussels sprouts or green beans—and then there are the potatoey side dishes, which should be approached with a choose-your-own-adventure-style zeal. Go roasted, go baked, go individually portioned, go casserole; go sweet or savory. But wherever you go, go. And make these:

Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Sweet Potato Casserole by Food52

Sweet potato casserole

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple with Pearl Onions and Crispy Sage by Kendra Vaculin

Roasted potatoes 


Silver Palate's Thanksgiving Potatoes by Food52

Silver Palate


Brown Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Arugula and Bacon by EmilyC

Brown butter


Pre-Seasoned Mashed Potatoes by Derek Laughren



Sweet Potato Bake by Ali Slagle 

Sweet potato bake


Monica's Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes by EmilyC

Garlic and chive


Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar Fluff by Ashley Rodriguez 



Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake by Kat Suletzki



Sweet Potatoes Roasted in Coconut Oil by Gena Hamshaw

Coconut Oil


Mrs. L's Mashed Potatoes by La452

Mrs. L


Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin by Merrill Stubbs

Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin


Sweet Potatoes Anna with Prunes by mrsp



Francis Mallman's Potato Dominoes by Genius Recipes



Garlic-Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Niknud

Garlic potatoes


Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Gena Hamshaw

Coconut mashed


Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions by Food52

Caramelized Onions


Sweet Potato & Parsnip Mash by hardlikearmour

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Mash

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