If you were to ask me what I am always most excited to eat on Thanksgiving, my answer would most certainly be potatoes. In fact, I could eat them every day for the rest of my life. Mashed, roasted, baked, I’ll take them all. Not only are there about a million ways to prepare potatoes, but also, no matter how you cook them, it’s hard to beat their sweet, creamy texture.
Turns out you guys pretty much feel the same way and these recipes — over 45 of our best potato side dishes — prove that you really can eat potatoes almost every way, whether it’s on Thanksgiving or any other day of the year.
Roasted and Baked Potatoes
Potatoes get so perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside when tossed into a screaming-hot oven. Plus, it’s just about the easiest way to prepare them.
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3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes
Not only do these potatoes have the ultra-crispy, crackly edges you love, but they also have a little added tang and go with everything.
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3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes
Thick chunks of red potatoes are tossed with a generous dusting of garlic powder, then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon before they hit the table.
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Hasselback potatoes are sliced into thin wedges but left joined at the bottom, then baked until the layers fan out into crispy rounds.
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Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes
These mouthwatering smashed potatoes are tossed in a garlic butter mixture and baked until golden and crispy.
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Parmesan Pesto Roasted Potatoes
This is a pasta-lover’s potato: rich in garlicky, herby flavor and packed with cheese, with all the crispy goodness of the best roasted potatoes.
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An easy, impressive recipe for restaurant-quality fondant potatoes made with just five staple ingredients.
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The Best Baked Potatoes
Here’s how to make an absolutely perfect baked potato every time, from choosing the right type of potato to how long to bake it for.
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Roasted Baby Potatoes
Everyone needs a simple, versatile side that’s easy to partner with whatever they’re cooking for dinner.
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Garlic Butter Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are pretty great, but these garlic butter roasted potatoes are even better.
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Crash Hot Potatoes
This easy method for crispy smashed potatoes will be your new go-to side dish.
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Crispy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
The high fan speed and concentrated heat of the air fryer makes baked potatoes that are fluffy and tender on the inside and shatteringly crisp on the outside.
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Potato Roses Recipe
Thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes are soaked, seasoned, and formed into decorative roses for an easy-yet-impressive side.
It doesn’t get any more classic than mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. Though we love them beyond the holiday, too.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
If you’re looking for a seriously impressive way to upgrade your basic mashed potatoes, take inspiration from loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings.
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The Best Mashed Potatoes
Here’s our recipe for how to make the best classic mashed potatoes, with recommendations for potato type, dairy additions, and mashing methods.
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Mashed Potatoes for Two
This method requires no masher, no ricer, and a bare minimum of equipment in general.
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes
These garlicky potatoes are so creamy and lush — without a single drop of cream or butter.
It’s hard to deny just how brilliant combining potatoes with cheese, cream, or some decadent combination of both is.
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Au Gratin Potatoes
Au gratin potatoes are one of the greatest casseroles of all time. Tender, fluffy potatoes are bathed in a rich and creamy cheese sauce, then baked in a hot oven until bubbly and crisp.
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A classic French side dish made with slices potatoes, heavy cream, and Gruyère cheese.
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Better-Than-Grandma’s Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
When made from scratch, classic scalloped potatoes are ridiculously delicious; add ham to the situation and it becomes a homey casserole that’s the perfect crowd-friendly side dish, or even a standalone main.
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Smashed Potato Casserole
A make ahead-friendly recipe for creamy mashed potatoes baked in a casserole and topped with lots of Parmesan cheese.
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French-style Chantilly potatoes are the ultimate fast and fancy side dish. The addition of whipped cream makes them extra light and fluffy.
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Butter, cheese, bacon, and chives join forces for a hearty, homestyle potato casserole.
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Cheesy Ranch Potato Gratin
By adding sour cream and freshly chopped herbs to the cream mixture, this new twist on potatoes au gratin is packed with zesty ranch flavor.
White spuds shouldn’t have all the fun. Orange-hued sweet potatoes most definitely have our hearts, too.
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Garlicky Parmesan Sweet Potatoes
Thick chunks of sweet potato are roasted, then dusted with a snowy layer of nutty Parmesan cheese that crisps up under the broiler.
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes
A easy, step-by-step guide to making creamy mashed sweet potatoes sweetened with maple syrup.
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Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Thick rounds of sweet potato are seasoned, smashed, and roasted, creating crispy-edged medallions with creamy, tender centers.
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The Best Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot sweet potatoes cook up with irresistibly tender, creamy centers, and pressure cooking them takes half as much time as baking them in the oven. Here’s everything you need to know about making them.
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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
If you can scallop potatoes, you very well can scallop sweet potatoes. We think these might even be better.
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