While I love a creamy-smooth purée of potatoes, it’s been five years since regular mashed potatoes were on my Thanksgiving table. Unlike the other components of the Thanksgiving meal—the stuffing, cranberry sauce, and turkey—mashed potatoes are a ubiquitous dish that can be found on all sorts of menus, from KFC to high-end restaurants, all year round. That’s why I like to serve a potato side dish that is more special than just plain old smashed taters. If you’re ready to move beyond mashed, you’re in luck: I’ve got some gorgeous inspiration to delight your senses. Here are 10 sensational potato sides that will be a welcome addition to your regularly scheduled Thanksgiving program.
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What potato dish are you serving on Thanksgiving?