A potluck-style Thanksgiving meal takes the pressure off the host—and is also fun for guests. Here, a collection of our very favorite dishes to contribute to the spread, from an updated sweet potato casserole to pumpkin cheesecake bars.
For ultrafluffy potatoes, Grace Parisi presses them through a ricer. To achieve a similar texture, pass the potatoes through a food mill or a fine-mesh sieve. If you choose to mash them by hand, be gentle; otherwise, the potatoes will turn gluey.