A Virtual Thanksgiving

November 16, 2011

virtual thanksgiving  mashed potatoes with caramelized onions and goat cheese

In preparation for next week's big feast, we're headed to a virtual Thanksgiving potluck, hosted by Food Network. We're bringing the mashed potatoes!

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese by Sonali, to be exact. This recipe won our contest for Your Best Mashed Potatoes and we still think they're some of the best around. With potatoes this ethereal and creamy, plus tangy goat cheese and sweet caramelized onions, who needs gravy?

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Cocktails, Appetizers, Salads and Breads: Thanksgiving Cocktails
The Kitchn: Goat Cheese Panna Cotta Topped With Canned Cranberry Jelly Cut-Outs
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Braided Biscuits
Epicurious: Chestnut and Sherry Soup
Yahoo! Shine: Spicy Caramelized Onion Jam With Goat Cheese
YumSugar: Kale and Chard Salad with Pomegranates and Hazelnuts
Whole Foods Market: Mixed Green Salad With Pears, Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese and Homemade Croutons

FN Dish: Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey
Eatocracy: Country Ham With Pickled Peaches
BlogHer Food: Root Vegetable Pot Pie With Cheddar Biscuit Crust

Cooking Light: Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple Stuffing
Bon Appetit: Maxine Rapoport's Turkey Stuffing
EatingWell: Green Bean Casserole
Serious Eats: Ultra-Crispy Roasted Potatoes David Chang's Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Asian Vinaigrette
Food Republic: Cavatappi With Fontina and Fall Vegetables
Healthy Eats: Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Shallots
Saveur: Green Beans and Tomatoes
Diner's Journal: Fiery Sweet Potatoes
Real Simple: Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots With Rosemary and Pecans
The Daily Meal: Bacon Brussels Sprouts
AP/ J.M. Hirsch: Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce
Food52: Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Food & Wine: Swiss Chard and Leek Gratin
All You: Sweet Potato Bake

The Blender/ Williams-Sonoma: Deep-Dish Apple Bourbon Streusel Pie
Southern Living: Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Cooking Channel: Apple Bread Pudding
Fox News: Ginger Molasses Sugar Cookies
Gourmet Live: Pumpkin Coconut Panna Cotta
Melissa Clark: Sweet Potato Ginger Custard Pie White Chocolate Cheesecake With Cranberry Currant Compote


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citycook November 19, 2011
These potatoes sound delicious! I can't wait to make them for the family this Thanksgiving. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
yummo November 19, 2011
I love these mashed potatoes! I made them last year and I'll definitely be making them again this year!
Sonali A. November 16, 2011
I'm honored that my recipe was chosen for the Virtual Thanksgiving feast- thank you! Such a fun idea and all of the dishes sound delicious!
Waverly November 16, 2011
Great ideas/great recipes