These Thanksgiving potato recipes are just what you need to serve the most epic Thanksgiving dinner spread! This list has everything from classic mashed potatoes to elegant fondant potatoes and everything in between. If you love potatoes, you're in the right place!
Best Holiday Potato Side Dishes
No Thanksgiving spread is complete without potatoes, but there are so many options to choose from! Do you keep it classic with some creamy mashed potatoes or go all out with something fancier like duchess potatoes?
Thankfully, there are no rules regarding how many potato dishes you can have on one table. Try a few of these recipes and find your family's new favorite!
- Best Holiday Potato Side Dishes
- Best Potato Recipes For Thanksgiving
- 1. Dauphinoise Potatoes
- 2. Twice Baked Potatoes
- 3. Boiled Potatoes
- 4. Roasted Potatoes & Onions
- 5. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- 6. Fondant Potatoes
- 7. Onion Soup Mix Roasted Potatoes
- 8. Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
- 9. Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
- 10. Yellow Mashed Potatoes
- 11. Mashed Potato Casserole
- 12. Parmesan Roasted Mashed Potatoes
- 13. Parmentier Potatoes
- 14. Melting Potatoes
- 15. Duchess potatoes
- 🦃 More Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- 📋 Recipe
Best Potato Recipes For Thanksgiving
Your holiday get-together will be a success with any of these potato side dishes on the menu! Try a couple of different recipes, no one will complain if you have extra potatoes!
Whether you're a pro at hosting Thanksgiving dinner and holiday parties or giving it a try for the first time this year, you're sure to find my ultimate guide to planning Thanksgiving a help! Don't forget to safely thaw your holiday turkey early too!
1. Dauphinoise Potatoes
Cheesy au gratin dauphinoise potatoes are surprisingly simple to make. They look beautiful on the table and they taste even better!
2. Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes are a family favorite. The potato skins are filled with a blend of potato, butter, ham, bacon, sour cream, and cheese. Yum!
3. Boiled Potatoes
Boiled potatoes are soft, buttery, and so easy to make! Garlic is optional but adds a lovely flavor that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
4. Roasted Potatoes & Onions
5. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
With so much going on in the kitchen, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to whip out your Instant Pot. These mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, and delicious, in half the time!
6. Fondant Potatoes
Fondant potatoes are so creamy and delicious, yet surprisingly easy to make. Not to mention, they make a wonderful addition to an elegant Thanksgiving dinner menu!
7. Onion Soup Mix Roasted Potatoes
These flavorful roasted potatoes only call for a few ingredients! All the flavor comes from a savory dry onion soup mix (you can buy Lipton or make your own)!
8. Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Cheesy bacon ranch potatoes are just as tasty as they sound! It's a fabulous side dish for any family dinner- Thanksgiving included!
9. Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
If you like your potatoes with some texture, this is the recipe for you! They are still rich and creamy but with some chunks and bits of potato skin.
10. Yellow Mashed Potatoes
Yukon gold potatoes are extra soft and buttery tasting. So naturally, they make the most incredible mashed potatoes!
11. Mashed Potato Casserole
Loaded mashed potatoes but in baked casserole form! What's not to love about creamy potatoes and all your favorite toppings in one dish?
12. Parmesan Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Parmesan roasted mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food! They are cheesy and creamy with a crispy top you can't resist!
13. Parmentier Potatoes
Parmentier potatoes are just mini roasted potatoes that are loaded with fresh herbs and garlic. Because they are so small, they roast extra quickly!
14. Melting Potatoes
Melting potatoes get their name from their creamy insides that practically 'melt' in your mouth! The outside gets a nice crunch, it's a perfect balance.
15. Duchess potatoes
These decorative swirls of mashed potato will take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level! The outsides turn golden brown while the inside stays nice and creamy!
🦃 More Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- Sauteed Green Beans - A quick and easy vegetable side dish that will add some color to your table!
- Velveeta Mac and Cheese - An easy-to-make creamy mac and cheese that the whole family will love!
- Roasted Butternut Squash - This healthy fall side dish pairs well with any entree!
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Sweet and savory mashed sweet potatoes are always a great choice on Thanksgiving!
- Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce - This cranberry sauce is the perfect balance of tart and sweet!
- Sour Cream Cornbread - The most fluffy and moist cornbread you will ever have!
I hope you found the perfect Thanksgiving potato recipes to complete your dinner spread! Let me know which recipes you tried by leaving me a comment below!
Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Onion Soup Mix Roasted Potatoes (+More Tasty Side Dishes!)
- 1 lb potatoes (3 ½ cups diced, about 3 medium russet potatoes - *see note)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1 oz dry onion soup mix (packets are 1.9 ounces, use approximately half the packet - *see note)
- ½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
- To get started, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
- Toss the potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, dry onion soup mix, salt and pepper, plus optional garlic powder if desired. You can do this in a medium-sized mixing bowl, a large plastic food storage bag, or directly on your baking sheet. As long as the soup mix ends up evenly distributed, any method will work wonderfully.1 lb potatoes, 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 oz dry onion soup mix, ½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Bake the onion soup mix seasoned potatoes in your preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) for 35-40 minutes. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir them every 15 minutes to ensure they cook evenly.
- Remove from the oven and serve when your potatoes are fork-tender and golden crispy on the edges. Serve immediately.
- You can peel your potatoes if you like. I chose to leave the peel on mine, but it is completely up to you!
- Use a potato variety that is high in starch so it will hold up well to the heat of the oven, like Russet potatoes or Yukon Gold.
- I recommend either Lipton brand dry onion soup mix, or you can make your own at home with my homemade onion soup mix!
- The ingredients and instructions are for using a half packet of dry onion soup mix. Using a whole packet may be overwhelming, or not, depending on your personal tastes. Adjust to your liking.
- To store: Store any leftover potatoes in a storage container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- To reheat: Use small bursts in the microwave to reheat.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!