We are less than a week away from the big day! If you have not filled up your Pinterest board and planned your recipes yet, I’ve got you. Procrastinators rejoice! Here are Thanksgiving potatoes, made three ways. All recipes super easy for you to cook up for Thanksgiving dinner or bring as a potluck dish. The answer is always, potatoes.
This year I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time with my little family in our new home in Philadelphia. It is Mia’s first Thanksgiving (and I plan to sneak her in a bite of some sweet mashed potatoes) and Bailey’s fifth where I know she will be dancing around the table with black olives on every finger. I would love to hear what you are doing this year and more importantly, what you are making! Share with me in the comments below.
Onto the main event! Thanksgiving potatoes THREE ways!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Ah the holiday where yams live in all their glory. This recipe for mashed sweet potatoes with butter and thyme will not only melt in your mouth, but takes just a few minutes to whip up. Keep a heavy hand with the thyme leaves, they make this one glorious.
Slow Cooked Mashed Potatoes
Hold the phone. Did you know you could cook mashed potatoes in a slow cooker? YEP. I will never go back to cooking mashed potatoes any other way ever again. The recipe is so easy I’m going to type it up here. The best part is that by using your slow cooker saves room on your stove top or in your oven for things like..TURKEY!
I like to leave a few potatoes with the skins on for mashed up goodness. This recipe is all about your preference. Garlicky. Buttery. Creamy. It’s no fail.
1 pound red or golden Yukon potatoes, skins on or off
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Quarter your potatoes and place them in your slow cooker for 2-3 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low. Once the potatoes are soft add in the remainder of the ingredients. Using a hand mixer, whip the potatoes until smooth but also still have some chunks of skin. You want thick potatoes with a bit of texture. THAT’S IT. Get your Thanksgiving plate on!
Cheesy Slow Cooked Scalloped Potatoes
This recipe is for the cheese lovers. It’s like wearing a tuxedo T-shirt. You want to be a bit fancy but also comfortable. Well this impressive dish can be made in your slow cooker as well. Two words: MELTED CHEESE. Need I say more?