This year, put one of these Thanksgiving potato recipes to good use.
Every time the holidays roll around, my brain starts to be preoccupied with anything potato-related.
The chilly weather makes me crave comfort food, and what can be more nourishing than the humble potato?
Whether mashed, scalloped, or baked, the mighty spud will always have a special place in my heart.
If you share this sentiment, you’re in the right place.
Below, you’ll find 37 Thanksgiving potato recipes that will help make your holidays a little tastier.
1. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
When you need a no-fuss side dish for Thanksgiving, give this casserole recipe a try.
Every mouthful bursts with delicious flavors from the smoky bacon, tangy sour cream, and melted cheese.
It tastes like your favorite fully-loaded baked potato but in casserole form. Trust me, this dish is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
2. Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)
If you’ve never tried Irish mashed potatoes, you’re in for one mouth-watering treat.
They taste like the silky spuds you know and love, except so much better.
That’s because you add a generous helping of butter to these mashed potatoes. It gives every bite an exceptional richness.
3. Funeral Potatoes
These funeral potatoes are simply to-die-for.
All joking aside, you’ll have a fun time with this recipe. It’s the perfect trifecta of cheesy, crunchy, and creamy.
The secret behind these tasty spuds is the cornflake coating that adds a satisfying crunch to every bite.
They’re the perfect side for a potluck, wake, Christmas party, or Thanksgiving dinner.
4. Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes
If you think simpler is better, you’ll fall in love with this tasty side dish.
You only need a handful of ingredients and a half hour to create restaurant-worthy mashed potatoes.
Pair them with turkey and gravy for a festive meal to ring in the holiday season.
5. Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Have you ever tried adding cream cheese to mashed potatoes? If not, do yourself a favor and give this recipe a shot.
After trying this method, you’ll be able to create the ultimate creamy side dish that melts in your mouth.
To make this recipe, just make your potatoes as per usual, then add a hefty dose of cream cheese while mashing.
The result is so good, you’ll crave this comfort food all the time.
6. Scalloped Potatoes
What’s not to love about scalloped potatoes?
Between the buttery richness, soft texture, and crispy topping, the comforting recipe always has a special place in my heart.
Sometimes it can be intimidating to make homemade scalloped potatoes, but this recipe shows you the way.
You can easily have a batch of these sliced spuds ready in under an hour.
7. Lighthouse Inn Potatoes
Okay, how amazing does this recipe look?
If you’re unfamiliar, Lighthouse Inn Potatoes were made famous by the Colonial Revival Hotel in New London, Connecticut.
They have the most delicious texture, silky sauce, and crunchy panko topping.
While the hotel has since shut down, the recipe lives on and makes a perfect addition to your next Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes
It doesn’t get any simpler than these oven-roasted potatoes.
This recipe is so foolproof, even the most amateur home cook can create these roasted spuds.
All you have to do is dice potatoes, season, and bake.
After a half hour in the oven, these crispy potatoes are ready to please the masses.
9. Twice Baked Potatoes
These twice-baked spuds are the ultimate party food that will have your guests begging for the recipe.
While time-consuming, these potatoes are super easy to make. Most of the cooking time is spent baking in the oven.
Every mouthful combines buttery potatoes, tangy sour cream, and crispy bacon for one mouthwatering treat.
10. Whipped Sweet Potatoes
These whipped sweet potatoes must be part of your Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Why? Not only are they insanely easy to make (only 7 ingredients!), but the taste is out of this world.
You minimally season these spuds to allow the natural sweetness to shine through.
11. 4-Ingredient Potato Soup
Who knew you could create a hearty, comforting soup using just 4 ingredients?
If you’re a skeptic, I encourage you to try this recipe. You’ll be blown away by the rich, buttery texture in every spoonful.
All you need is onion, celery, potatoes, and cream to create this cozy masterpiece.
No winter would be complete without making this soup at least once.
12. Potatoes Au Gratin
Potatoes au gratin is a fan-favorite recipe at my Thanksgiving. Whenever I bring it, I always return home with an empty casserole dish.
This recipe might have perfected this comforting staple with a few simple tips and tricks.
You can add a wonderfully smoky flavor to this dish by using a mixture of Gruyere and cheddar cheese.
Don’t forget the secret ingredient: dry mustard creates a subtle tangy flavor to these sliced spuds.
13. Easy Old-Fashioned Creamed Potatoes
These old-fashioned creamed potatoes are a simple, impressive side dish perfect for holiday meals.
Every bite is rich and satisfying, with a silky texture and hint of smoky paprika.
You can have these ready in just 15 minutes, making them perfect for a last-minute addition to your dinner menu.
14. Amish Potato Stuffing
As far as comfort foods go, this Amish potato stuffing might top the list.
Where can you go wrong with mashed potatoes, sauteed veggies, crispy breadcrumbs, and savory sage?
Don’t forget to finish this stuffing with a heavy pour of gravy to complete this sensational side.
15. Potato Cakes
Have a surplus of post-holiday mashed potatoes? Put your leftovers to good use by whipping up a batch of these potato cakes.
Each bite is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a subtle onion flavor to keep things interesting.
Garnish these bad boys with a dollop of sour cream and a pinch of chives for one tasty treat.
16. Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Okay, how can you go wrong with cheese, bacon, ranch, and potatoes?
These components should comprise the main food groups, in my opinion.
Combine all four of these tasty ingredients for a delectable side dish bursting with flavor.
This recipe is perfect for transforming regular mashed potatoes into something magical.
17. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
If you ask me, rosemary and potatoes go together like peanut butter and jelly.
There’s something so comforting about this classic flavor duo.
Do you share this sentiment? If so, you’ll love this fantastic recipe.
It’s easy and affordable, and you can prep these spuds in 10 minutes. How can it get any better than that?
18. Pan-Fried Potatoes and Onions
Whether you need a Thanksgiving side or a brunch accompaniment, you can go wrong with this tasty recipe.
Every bite of these pan-fried potatoes and onions will melt in your mouth with savory goodness.
This versatile dish will serve you well this holiday season.
19. Loaded Twice-Baked Red Potatoes
What’s better than twice-baked potatoes? Mini twice-baked potatoes, of course!
Not only is this version insanely cute, but it creates the perfect finger food for holiday parties.
Imagine popping one of these balls of joy in your mouth and experiencing an explosion of creamy, savory flavor.
If this sounds like heaven to you, check out this recipe.
20. Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
If you think Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is only famous for its sirloin cuts, think again!
This copycat recipe recreates the restaurant’s best-kept secret.
To say this sweet potato casserole is delicious would be an understatement.
Every forkful creates an explosion of sweet, salty, and savory flavors with the perfect crunch thanks to the crispy pecans.
This hidden gem recipe is a must-have for your menu this holiday season.
21. Air Fryer Potato Wedges
If you haven’t realized an air fryer’s true potential, let me introduce you to your new favorite kitchen appliance.
Air fryers allow you to fry up crispy food in no time using very little oil. It’s a timesaving method that also helps you cut down on fat.
The air fryer really shines when it comes to roasting spuds.
These potato wedges come together in just half an hour.
Every bite is perfectly crisp on the outside, with the most tender interior that melts your mouth.
22. Sweet Potato Fries
If you’re looking for simplicity at its best, these sweet potato fries score first place.
You only need sweet potatoes, seasoning, and olive oil to create delectable fries.
Whether you’re hosting a Friday night football bash or just feeling peckish, this recipe is a must-have for your kitchen.
23. Sweet Potato Frittata
Who doesn’t love a good frittata? The classic dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Adding sweet potato creates a delicious frittata that’s the perfect balance of sugary and savory.
Plus, it helps you get your daily dose of greens. The smokiness of the Gouda cheese easily disguises the spinach.
24. Easy Cottage Potatoes
These easy cottage potatoes are going to rock your world!
If you consider yourself a casserole connoisseur, meet your new favorite recipe.
Not only is this casserole super easy, but the taste will blow you away.
Expect melted cheese, crunchy cornflakes, and fluffy potatoes in every forkful.
25. Ultra-Crispy Smashed Potatoes
This recipe might be the most genius way to use the humble potato.
To make this tasty finger food, follow this sequence: boil, smash, bake, and drizzle. That’s it!
Once you pop one of these bites of heaven in your mouth, you’ll make them for every occasion you can.
26. Hasselback Potatoes
You can never go wrong with Hasselback potatoes.
Even though they look like they came from a Michelin-star restaurant, they’re actually super straightforward to prepare in two steps.
Round one includes slicing some spuds, drizzling them with a butter mixture, and baking.
Round two is inserting layers of cheese between the slices, baking again, then garnishing with chives, bacon, or sour cream.
Et voila! You now have these impressive potatoes that taste fantastic.
27. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
You have to try this baked potato casserole at least once.
Between the crispy bacon, creamy sour cream, and tender potatoes, you’re looking at one marvelous mouthful.
Plus, this casserole is so easy, you can easily make it as a last-minute Thanksgiving addition or weeknight dinner.
28. Crockpot Baked Potatoes
If oven-baked potatoes sound like too much work, I have just the recipe for you.
You can free up much-needed oven space by baking your potatoes in a Crockpot.
This method takes upwards of 8 hours.
But just pop some foil-wrapped spuds in the Crockpot before work and come home to a ready-made dinner.
Just add your garnishes, and that’s it! How can it get any easier than that?
29. Wingstop Fries
No trip to Wingstop is complete without snagging a bag of their delicious fries.
This recipe allows you to recreate these crispy pieces of perfection without leaving your home.
The secret is a pinch of granulated sugar, which adds a subtle sweetness to offset the salty flavors.
30. Scored Seasoned Baked Potatoes
If regular baked potatoes don’t make you drool, I have a new rendition that might do the trick.
You can see your baked potato reach new heights by scoring your spuds before roasting.
The flavor travels deeper into the flesh, preventing the need to compensate by piling on toppings.
31. Garlic Parmesan Duchess Potatoes
Okay, this might be the prettiest way to use potatoes.
This recipe looks exceptionally fancy, but trust me, it’s actually pretty easy.
If you’ve ever created swirls of frosting with a piping bag, you’re already halfway there.
Just replace the icing with mashed potatoes to achieve this artful appetizer.
32. Loaded Baked Potato Bites
This finger food would make the perfect pre-dinner snack at Thanksgiving.
Just saute some sliced spuds, melt some cheese overtop, and garnish with a couple of toppings.
You can have these loaded baked potato bites ready to be chowed down in no time.
33. Mashed Potato Puffs
These bite-sized potato puffs are another great way to use leftover mashed potatoes.
They also make a great party appetizer, side dish, or late-night snack.
This recipe comes together in no time, and the result is so worth it.
You’ll love the fluffy texture when you sink your teeth into one of these bad boys.
34. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins
Here’s another scrumptious snack that will make you swoon.
Mix your leftover mashed potatoes with cheddar, chives, and an egg.
After a half hour in the oven, these muffins are ready to serve.
This recipe is especially great for a post-Thanksgiving breakfast.
35. Potato Dinner Rolls
I think rolls can make or break Thanksgiving dinner. Sometimes, you can tell when the bread was just a last-minute thought.
But when they’re tasty, you know the rest of the dinner will be delish.
Avoid this by prepping a batch of these potato dinner rolls.
Each roll is soft and fluffy, perfect for soaking up extra gravy and cranberry sauce.
The slathering of honey butter takes these rolls to a whole new level.
36. Australian Cheesy Potato Bake
Craving a little taste of down-under? Treat yourself to this Australian cheesy potato bake.
This easy dish combines potatoes, onion, garlic, cream, and cheese.
Together, these simple ingredients create a magical casserole that will knock your socks off.
37. Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
These may look like ordinary mashed potatoes, but the flavor is out of this world.
You can elevate this comfort food just by adding one simple ingredient.
Adding a hearty helping of sour cream to the mix can create a unique tanginess in the fluffy white mash.
After trying this method once, you might never return to ordinary mashed potatoes again.
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