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Thanksgiving Sides: Our Best Recipes For Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

First Posted: 11/15/2011 8:48 am   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


Mashed potatoes, potato gratin, sweet potato casserole -- these are the dishes that everybody expects on the Thanksgiving dinner table every November. Everyone loves the two spuds -- one is sweet and orange and the other is savory, white and fluffy. And what's not to love? These classic side dishes have so much to offer in flavor, texture and comfort. So don't leave your turkey without the proper pairings. Make sure you make one -- or more -- of these dishes for Thanksgiving. You wouldn't want to let down your hungry crowd

Find all the classic recipes, as well as some new, unique variations, for sweet potatoes and white potatoes in this gallery. Look for caramelized scallion mashed potatoes, sweet potato gratin, maple-roasted sweet potatoes and more.

Bacon-Mashed Potatoes
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Everything is better with bacon including mashed potatoes. You'll want to make a double batch of this recipe for enjoying in private. If you like extra tang, use buttermilk in addition to sour cream, instead of milk in this recipe.

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