5 Potato Dishes That Will Be New Thanksgiving Favorites 

Potatoes don’t have to be an afterthought. This Thanksgiving the staple side dish can be elevated when you serve potatoes with a little panache – and some truffle butter. With our recipes, from confit fingerlings to creamy potato gratin, you can make the humble potato something to talk about. Read on and choose the right potato dish for your holiday meal.

Shop our Holiday Helpers collection for the necessary items – like truffle butter, mushrooms, and duck fat – that will make these recipes extra flavorful.

1. Potato & Leek Gratin with Pancetta

This crowd-pleasing dish is a perfect side for any meal including a festive Thanksgiving dinner. Sautéed leeks and crispy ventrèche add extra flavor and delightful texture to classic scalloped potatoes.

potato-leek-pancetta-gratin-recipe

2. Truffle Butter Duchess Potatoes

French-style piped potatoes, or Pommes Duchesse, are a bit of a throwback but are so delicious. We added a generous helping of our black truffle butter to this it-only-looks-hard recipe for a super tasty rendition of a classic. The outside gets delightfully crispy while the centers are fluffy and light. Much more elegant than simple mashed potatoes!

truffle-butter-duchess-potatoes-recipe

3. Wild Mushroom Potato Gratin

Black truffle butter and several varieties of mushrooms make this creamy potato gratin recipe worthy of company and your holiday table. Use whichever combination of wild mushrooms that you like or are in season, or use dried mushrooms.

mushroom-potato-gratin-recipe

4. Black Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is inspired by the classic Joël Robuchon mashed potato recipe which calls for equal parts potato and butter. Garlic cloves slow-cooked in duck fat are added, along with a generous amount of black truffle butter for intensely earthy and rich potatoes.

truffled-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe

5. Confit Fingerling Potatoes

These confit potatoes are a cinch to make on the stovetop (leaving the oven free). Poached in aromatic duck fat, these baby potatoes are richly flavored and fork tender. Increase the recipe as needed to serve your guests, and cut the duck fat with another neutral oil if necessary.  Once poached the potatoes can be kept warm without losing texture until the rest of the meal is ready to be served.

confit-fingerling-potatoes-recipe

Which of these potato recipes are you likely to make? Will you break with tradition at Thanksgiving to try one? Let us know in the comments!


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