Sweet or starchy, roasted or mashed, they have a place (or two) reserved on nearly every table—and these recipes show precisely why.

These Potato Recipes Are the Best Part of Thanksgiving (After the Turkey)

Victor Protasio

No matter how you cook them, let’s face it, all potatoes are good. Warm, starchy vehicles for butter, they satisfy on a primal level, and it’s no wonder they’re such a big part of our coziest, most comfort food-filled holiday.

If you want to go traditional at Thanksgiving this year, by all means, this is the holiday to do it. You can’t go wrong with Yukon Gold potatoes mashed with milk, salt, and butter. Other standbys are mashed sweet potatoes, and potatoes gratin, all of which we have recipes for.

For something a little different, try grilling your potatoes. Pair them with something a little out of the ordinary, like coconutwasabi, or bacon cream. (Yes, bacon cream. You will not go back.) Or just go ahead and put potato on potato. Why not? Thanksgiving is a day when we celebrate bounty, and there’s almost no such thing as too much.

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