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15 Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes for Thanksgiving

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What’s Thanksgiving without potatoes? We like to eat them twice-baked, mashed and scalloped when the whole family gathers for the holiday. Of course, there are several variations of those kind of recipes. I scrolled through The Family Kitchen to find some of our absolute best potato recipes. These are for sweet potatoes, yukon gold, fingerlings — the whole nine yards. If we haven’t included a favorite preparation of yours, please let us know!


  • Cheesy Herbed Potatoes au Gratin 1 of 16
    Cheesy Herbed Potatoes au Gratin
    A simple, classic dish, this will be the star of any holiday table.
    Make potatoes au gratin
  • Chicken Pot Pie 2 of 16
    Chicken Pot Pie
    Simple baked apples can make a tasty side dish or dessert, best of all they only require a few simple ingredients!
    Make baked apples
  • Domino Potatoes 3 of 16
    Domino Potatoes
    This pretty potato dish is both delicious and eye-catching.
    Make domino potatoes
  • Cheesy, Twice-Baked Potatoes 4 of 16
    Cheesy, Twice-Baked Potatoes
    Twice-baked potatoes are a snap to prepare ahead of time and are great for serving to a crowd.
    Make twice baked potatoes
  • Garlic Hasselback Potatoes 5 of 16
    Garlic Hasselback Potatoes
    Hasselback potatoes are so much fun to prepare and to eat! Plus, they are a great new twist to a Thanksgiving potato dish!
    Make garlic hasselback potatoes
  • Healthy, Baked Sweet Potatoes 6 of 16
    Healthy, Baked Sweet Potatoes
    Keep Thanksgiving healthy with this simple, lighter, baked sweet potato recipe.
    Make healthy sweet potatoes
  • Crushed Purple Potatoes 7 of 16
    Crushed Purple Potatoes
    These adorable purple potatoes will add a jolt of flavor AND color to any Thanksgiving table.
    Make crushed purple potatoes
  • Roasted Tiny Potatoes 8 of 16
    Roasted Tiny Potatoes
    These crispy, tiny potatoes are dressed with spices and popped in the oven for the perfect dish every time!
    Make roasted tiny potatoes
  • Easiest Scalloped Potatoes 9 of 16
    Easiest Scalloped Potatoes
    If you are new to making this dish, fear not! This recipe is so easy you'll look like pro without breaking a sweat.
    Make easiest scalloped potatoes
  • Dairy-free Scalloped Potatoes 10 of 16
    Dairy-free Scalloped Potatoes
    These tasty potatoes are so creamy you'll never believe they are dairy-free!
    Make dairy-free scalloped potatoes
  • Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes 11 of 16
    Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
    This casserole is complete cheesy deliciousness. Your family will be begging for it all year!
    Make triple-cheese potatoes
  • Bay Leaf Roasted Potatoes 12 of 16
    Bay Leaf Roasted Potatoes
    In this simple recipe, bay leaves infuse potatoes with delicious, herb-y flavors while they roast.
    Make bay leaf potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Casserole 13 of 16
    Sweet Potato Casserole
    No Thanksgiving is complete without this delicious, classic sweet potato casserole!
    Make sweet potato casserole
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow & Pecans 14 of 16
    Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow & Pecans
    A tasty way to bake individual sweet potatoes so they are like mini casseroles!
    Make baked sweet potatoes
  • Basic Mashed Potatoes 15 of 16
    Basic Mashed Potatoes
    Our easiest mashed potato recipe. Even the most novice cook can make these and flourish.
    Make basic mashed potatoes
  • Cocannon 16 of 16
    Cocannon
    This classic potato dish may be of Irish origin, but it is perfect for Thanksgiving!
    Make cocannon

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