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

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

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

What’s the secret to perfect mashed potatoes? Give us your take in the comments.

This article was written by Caroline Lange from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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