While Thanksgiving will look different this year, we will still be celebrating. Our celebration might be smaller, but the menu will still include potatoes, so I have rounded up my favorite Thanksgiving potato recipes. This list includes classics like mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole plus some less typical options like maple pecan sweet potatoes and blue cheese potatoes au gratin.
Yukon Gold Potatoes
You can make these recipes with Yukon Gold potatoes or your standard baking potatoes.
This is the recipe that my family always serves on Thanksgiving. These potatoes are creamy and cheesy. One reason why we keep coming back to this recipe is that it can be prepared a day in advance and then reheated.
Twice baked potatoes are basically a baked potato and mashed potatoes combined. The skin gets nice and crispy while the potato inside is light and mashed. Add brie, as I did, or add in your favorite cheeses.
This mashed potato recipe has bold flavors thanks to the addition of roasted garlic and brown butter. Adding brown butter will give any potato recipe a flavor boost.
This recipe for a deconstructed Colcannon is made by topping mashed red bliss potatoes with sauteed kale and onion.
Blue cheese, cream, and cream cheese make these potatoes very rich.
An easy way to lighten up a mashed potato recipe is to add in some cauliflower.
Sweet Potato Recipes
My family always serves both Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. Here are a variety of sweet potato recipes to add to your Thanksgiving menu.
Last year I created a recipe for sweet potato casserole that I topped with half marshmallows and half with a sweet and salty crumble made with bacon, pecans, and brown sugar. You could pick one topping for your potatoes, or try both like I did.
Here is the recipe for the marshmallow side of that sweet potato casserole.
These sweet potatoes get peeled, sliced, roasted with butter and maple syrup, and topped with crispy crunchy pecans.
These twice baked sweet potatoes get baked, scooped out and mashed, and then topped with a brown sugar and nut topping.
Simply roasted sweet potatoes are easy to prepare, and one of the healthier ways to serve sweet potatoes.
Or mash your sweet potatoes!