Thanksgiving Potatoes

Our most delicious Thanksgiving sides, including sweet potato casserole and goat cheese mashed potatoes.

See the RecipeLaurie Smith
Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti)
Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti)
If Plato had imagined hash browns, they'd have been rösti: fresh potatoes coarsely grated, pressed, and fried. In the dish's native Switzerland, recipes include bacon, rosemary, caraway seeds, eggs, pasta, cheese, even coffee. These variations can be delicious, but we found the definitive version in Bern, at Restaurant Della Casa—golden, impeccable, ideal.Todd Coleman
Irish Potato Galette
A side dish that pairs well with salmon, use "floury," or dry, Irish potatoes for an authentic result. See the recipe for Irish Potato Galette » Melanie Acevedo
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
The sharp cheddar here belongs with a smooth oatmeal stout with a hint of hoppy bitterness. See the recipe for Baked Macaroni and Cheese » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »Ben Fink
Potatoes Roasted with Saffron
Potatoes Roasted with Saffron
The pleasantly bitter and floral flavor of saffron adds a complex taste to these otherwise ordinary roasted potatoes.Farideh Sadeghin
Sweet Potato Tipsy
This is our adaptation of a Louisiana family recipe from How America Eats, by Clementine Paddleford, (Scribner, N.Y., 1960). See the recipe for Sweet Potato Tipsy »James Baigrie
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
Whipped Potatoes with Celery Root
Celery root (along with a bit of grated grana padano cheese) adds a deep, earthy backbone to this potato recipe. It's a tweak even a diehard traditionalist can love. See the recipe for Whipped Potatoes with Celery Root »André Baranowski
Whipped Potatoes with Garlic and Cheese
Cantal cheese, a pungent, aged cows' milk cheese from the Auvergne region of France, gives this dish its hearty, rustic character. See the recipe for Whipped Potatoes with Garlic and Cheese »André Baranowski
Sweet Potatoes in Syrup with Guava
Sweet Potatoes in Syrup with Guava
A sweet and tangy preparation of sweet potatoes can be served as a side or dessert.Landon Nordeman
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Sage Mashed Potatoes
This fragrant recipes involves a few ingenious methods for infusing the herb's brisk flavor into the mash.Todd Coleman
Papas en Chile Rojo Crisp-fried potatoes bathed in fresh salsa make a Mexican-style hash that's great with eggs and tortillas for breakfast. See the recipe for Papas en Chile Rojo » Back to Mexico Feeds Me »Todd Coleman
Boiled Potatoes With Dill (Kartupeli ar Dillēm)
Boiled Potatoes With Dill (Kartupeli ar Dillēm)
Use Yukon Golds or other waxy potatoes, such as red or new potatoes, for this simple, comforting side dish.Landon Nordeman
Crustless Potato and Green Bean Tart (Polpettone di Patate e Fagiolini)
Polpetta is Italian for croquette; a polpettone is a big croquette--but in this case it is baked, not fried. This dish, which can be made from any number or combination of vegetables, is a classic example of Genoese home cooking. See the recipe for Crustless Potato and Bean Tart »Chirstopher Hirsheimer
Roasted Potatoes with Lavender
Roasted Potatoes with Lavender
Potatoes take on a floral, earthy note when they're tossed with dried lavender before roasting.Todd Coleman
Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Potatoes
Seniard Creek cook Clarence Bratton's method for roasted potatoes, which calls for cooking them at a high temperature, turns them golden brown on the outside and creamy within.Todd Coleman
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble
This sweet potato casserole is an especially festive, over-the-top take on the Thanksgiving classic, topped with a crisp pecan crumble and dotted with marshmallows.Todd Coleman
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper
SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims loves brown sugar and black pepper together: the pepper provides a pleasant heat, and the sugar brings out the spice's latent sweetness. On a rich and earthy baked potato, the combination is a natural. See the recipe for Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper »Todd Coleman
Colcannon
Colcannon
Leave it to the potato-loving Irish to dream up colcannon, spuds mashed with finely chopped cabbage and enriched with lots of cream. Get the recipe for Colcannon »Penny De Los Santos
Twice-Baked Potatoes The buttery, creamy indulgence of mashed potatoes meets the visceral joy of digging into a baked potato in this iconic side dish. See the recipe for Twice-Baked Potatoes »Todd Coleman
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple
A variation of traditional sweet potato casserole gets its depth of flavor from bourbon and pineapple.Anna Stockwell
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Creamy baked yams mashed with butter, lime juice, and honey make an easy, bright autumn side dish.Helen Rosner
Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potato recipe
Thirty cloves of garlic go into this creamy side dish, adapted from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1 (Alfred A. Knopf, 1961). The cloves are first blanched whole, which enhances their sweetness, then used to make a rich béchamel sauce that's stirred into mashed potatoes with cream and parsley. Get the recipe for Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potatoes »Romulo Yanes
Pomme Purée
Pomme Puree
Passing cooked potatoes through the fine holes of a potato ricer ensures a silky consistency for this ultrarich side. Get the recipe for Pomme Purée »Ingalls Photography