With the exception of the turkey and stuffing, potatoes might be the most common and expected item on the Thanksgiving table.  There are so many recipes and way to make the humble potato into a delicious side dish, but here are just a few ideas that stand out from the crowd. If you didn’t grow your own potatoes this year, grab some at a farmers market and get cooking because these 7 Best potato recipes deserve to be eaten more than just one day a year!

      Classic Potato Gratin: this lovely potato classic is a crowd pleaser that is easy to make and delicious with the mixture of good quality cream and butter with the herbs and cheese.  The final step of broiling gives this dish an added depth of flavor and texture.

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Potato Gratin

 

      Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potatoes: We love this potato recipe because it goes hand in hand with the most often used spice on your Thanksgiving turkey – the sage.  This aromatic and appealing herb takes center stage during the holiday feast and its addition to this potato recipe makes it a great choice for your Thanksgiving table.

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Scalloped Potatoes

      Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon: what would Thanksgiving be without some sweet potatoes on your table, and this recipe is a great choice!  The sweet potatoes achieve a wonderful deep flavor in the slow cooker and the bacon adds a whole new level of salty goodness and texture.  Finally, the orange juice and zest give a wonderful fresh bite to the entire dish.

Sweet Potato Orange Sauce & Bacon - Photographer: Alison Miksch; Prop Stylist: Buffy Hargett-Miller; Food Stylist: Erin Merhar

Sweet Potatoes

      Garlic-Parsley Potato Cakes: this recipe brings an unexpected twist to your Thanksgiving potatoes, making them into individually portioned cakes.  They are crispy on the outside and wonderfully smooth and rich on the inside.  The garlic and parsley bring a spicy bite to these unexpected potato cakes.

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Potato Cakes

      Potatoes Anna: this simple but delicious potato side dish is a great choice for your Thanksgiving table.  The unassuming trio of ingredients, just russet potatoes, butter, and coarse salt, come together to make this wonderful layered dish.

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Potatoes Anna

Mashed Potatoes:  This is a tradition for a reason.  My family loves mashed potatoes so much I usually double the batch each time.    I use this recipe that includes cream cheese and heavy cream.  So smooth and creamy it is sinful!

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Mashed Potatoes with Paula Deen

 White n’ Sweet Mashed Potatoes:  Years ago I was a waitress for an upscale restaurant and mixing sweet potatoes with russets was a trick they used to balance a sweet and creamy balance.  If you haven’t experienced this mix, your tastebuds are missing out!  I wish you the best with these potato recipes!

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Sweet Potatoes Mashed