16 Potato Side Dish Recipes That Aren't Mashed Potatoes

Roasted, scalloped, au gratin, hasselback or in the Instant Pot — give these potato recipes a place on your Thanksgiving table.

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Mashed potatoes have earned a perennial spot on the classic American Thanksgiving menu, and for good reason ― they’re creamy, buttery and relatively easy to make. But thanks to the pandemic, 2020 is the year to change up the way you do the Thanksgiving feast. You’re likely making a smaller dinner, or maybe even celebrating remotely over Zoom ― so while you’re at it, why not mess around with your menu and up the ante on your mashed potatoes this year?

Whether you hate peeling potatoes (hasselbacks!) or you’re a sauce fiend (scalloped!), and whether you’re cooking with your oven, stovetop, Instant Pot or slow cooker, we’ve got a selection of recipes below that’ll help you switch things up. Bon appetit!

1
Cheesy Hasselback Potato Au Gratin
Half Baked Harvest
2
Easy Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Foodie Crush
3
Rosemary Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes
Foodie Crush
4
Creamy Potato Gratin
Damn Delicious
5
The Best Buttery Parsley Potatoes
Foodie Crush
6
Cheesy Potato Casserole With Buttery Ritz Crackers
Half Baked Harvest
7
Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Damn Delicious
8
Buttermilk Herb Smashed Potato Salad
How Sweet Eats
9
Mini Hasselback Potatoes
Damn Delicious
10
Simple Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes
Oh Sweet Basil
11
Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
12
Scalloped Potatoes
Completely Delicious
13
Yukon Gold Garlic Potato Stacks
Grandbaby Cakes
14
Asiago Scalloped Potatoes
How Sweet Eats
15
Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges
Damn Delicious
16
Grandpa's Scalloped Potatoes
A Classic Twist