7 Must-Have Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired November 25, 2014

Whether you’re looking for creamy, sweet or roasted, we have 7 of our favorite Thanksgiving potato recipes. We’re getting help from chefs like, Curtis Stone who is turning them into casseroles, Jilly Lagasse shares a healthier alternative to a sweet potato recipe and of course, Rachael Ray gives us her twist on adding different cheeses and spices! Add one of these recipes to your family’s Thanksgiving menu.

1.) Curtis Stone’s Baked Mashed Potatoes with Pancetta

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How do we say this politely? It’s a darn good, potato casserole. Period! Chef Curtis Stone takes mashed potatoes and adds mascarpone cheese, sour cream and crispy pancetta. He then layers this comfort food in a casserole dish, and for the final touch, he sprinkles parmesan cheese.

2.) Mashed Potatoes with Soft Cheese and Herbs

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Rachael Ray whips up her traditional mashed potatoes, but with a super-secret ingredient. Instead of using butter, she swaps Boursin garlic and herb cheese. She says, “People will freak for your mashed potatoes! Don’t tell them. Let them think you are the Kitchen God or Goddess!” Try this easy recipe.

3.) Jesse and Jilly Lagasse’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Squash

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With just a few fresh ingredients, Emeril Lagasse’s daughter, Jilly Lagasse shares her easy to make Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Squash recipe. It’s the perfect combination of slightly sweet and spicy, to serve on your Thanksgiving table. If you want a healthy alternative for a side dish, then look no further!

4.) Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Warm, creamy mashed potatoes mixed with flavorful garlic is a 1-2 knockout mashed potato recipe! Move aside turkey, Chef Curtis Stone’s savory side recipe will be your Thanksgiving show stopper.

5.) Blue Cheese Ranch Mashed Potatoes

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Rachael Ray shows us her tasty twist on mashed potatoes that will blow your mind! This recipe is loaded with garlic, onion, buttermilk, sour cream and blue cheese. Make a double batch because your Thanksgiving guests will be asking for seconds.

 6.) Maple-range Sweet Potatoes

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The traditional sweet potato side is getting a makeover. Try this flavorful recipe mixed with orange juice and maple syrup. For a sweet and savory taste, garnishing chopped pecans, smoky bacon and chives!

7.) Crispy Roasted Potatoes

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You don’t always need to serve mashed potatoes on your Thanksgiving dinner table. Try Chef Curtis Stone’s recipe for Crispy Roasted Potatoes. After peeling medium russet potatoes, douse them in oil, garlic, fresh rosemary thyme and parley. Finish off with some sea salt and ground pepper to taste. This is a simple, easy recipe for a Thanksgiving first-timer.

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