Thanksgiving Potato Recipes
Chantilly Potatoes with a Parmesan Crust
Maria Guarnaschelli likes to joke that when you cook French food on a regular basis, you need a cow in the backyard to provide enough butter and cream. This dairy-rich recipe calls for whipped cream and cheese.
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Michael Symon’s four-ingredient potatoes get plenty of flavor from browned butter and crème fraîche. Reserve a little browned butter to drizzle on the potatoes just before serving.
Canadian Bacon, Potato, and Swiss-Chard Gratin
Grated Gruyère cheese melts among ribbons of leafy Swiss chard and slices of Canadian bacon and potato. The dish bakes until the cheese on top is a crusty golden brown.
Overstuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes
These potatoes are so large and filling that Emeril Lagasse has customers who order this as their entrée. The reason Lagasse calls them overstuffed is that he adds an extra baked potato to the stuffing mixture, but if these seem too large for you, then bake and mash only four (instead of the five used here), or use smaller potatoes.
Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potatoes
Wisconsin produces very good versions of Asiago, the hard cheese with a slightly sharper flavor than Parmesan. Sanford D’Amato recommends the Stella brand.
Sausage-Stuffed Potato Galette
Any sage-spiked pork sausage can be used as the filling for this luscious potato cake (if the sausages come in casings, remove the meat and discard the casings). Don’t be alarmed that the sausage isn’t browned before it’s layered with the potato—as the galette bakes, the sausage cooks through.
Crispy, Creamy Potato Puffs
These enticing Chilean potato puffs, known as papas duquesas, are a cross between mashed potatoes and french fries. Valeria Huneeus’ granddaughters love picking up the little puffs with their hands and popping them into their mouths.
Lemony Salt-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
This lemon-scented herb salt makes a great seasoning for everything from roasted white fish to grilled chicken and pork to steamed vegetables—and of course, any kind of potato. Grinding the sage, rosemary and thyme into the salt, rather than just stirring it in, helps intensify and meld the flavors.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Monterey Jack and Chipotle
Chipotles in adobo have a rich and toasty heat that flavors the creamy sauce for this luscious gratin.
Yukon Golds with Shallot Butter
Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs
Inspired by a potato gratin at Restaurant Daniel in New York City, this creamy—but creamless—recipe gets great flavor from thyme and rosemary.
Herbed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic and Manchego
Jose Garces learned how to make a classic potato gratin while studying at Kendall College’s cooking school in Chicago. It’s still one of his favorite side dishes. This version combines lots of sharp, nutty Manchego cheese and smoky San Simón cheese (Gouda is a fine substitute) for rich, complex flavor.
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
The combination of pecorino and Parmesan gives these potatoes a great cheesy depth.
Pan-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Pancetta
Fabio Trabocchi sears golden, buttery fingerling potatoes and tosses them with fresh dill; if you can’t find fingerlings, try baby Yukon Gold potatoes. For a lighter version, leave out the pancetta.