Are you getting bored of serving the same bland mashed potatoes every holiday season? Do you want to impress your guests with some unique and interesting dishes this Thanksgiving? Look no further! We have got you covered with 12 amazing alternatives that will take your holiday feast to the next level.

Tahini Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

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Upgrade your Thanksgiving with Tahini Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes! Boil, mash, and blend with coconut milk, tahini, sesame oil, spices, and sesame seeds for a delicious twist on mashed potatoes! Get the recipe: Tahini Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Sweet Potato Salad

Vegan sweet potato salad on a plate with garnish on top.
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Indulge in the delightful flavors of this creamy and easy-to-make dish that’s naturally gluten-free and perfect for pleasing a crowd. Boil sweet potatoes, mix with veggies, and blend a tasty dressing. Get the recipe: Vegan Sweet Potato Salad.

Sticky Maple Glazed Potatoes

Sticky maple glazed potatoes on a plate with garnish on top.
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This effortless one-pot vegan baby potato dish is perfect for the holiday. These golden fluffy potatoes are glazed with sweet maple syrup and soy sauce, and topped with sesame seeds and scallions. Get the recipe: Sticky Maple Glazed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Scooping a forkful of spinach mashed potatoes from a plate.
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Try these cheesy Spinach Mashed Potatoes with hidden spinach for a kid-friendly veggie boost. Despite the green color, these creamy, cheesy potatoes are a tasty way to sneak in nutrients without compromising flavor! Get the recipe: Spinach Mashed Potatoes.

Creamy Red Skin Potato Salad (No Egg)

Creamy red potato salad on a plate with garnish on top.
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Ready in 30 minutes, this dish is perfect for Thanksgiving! Creamy dressing, zesty lemon, mustard, and fresh herbs create a flavorful delight, topped with crunchy scallions and fried onions. Easy and delicious! Get the recipe: Creamy Red Skin Potato Salad

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Air fryer hasselback potatoes on a plate with garnish on top.
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These buttery, crispy-skinned delights are customizable and allergen-free. Top with your favorites like sour cream, cheese, or chives. Simple, quick, and full of flavor, they’re the perfect side dish for your holiday feast! Get the recipe: Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Battata Harrah

Battata harrah on a small pot with garnish on top.
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A traditional Lebanese dish featuring spicy potatoes fried to perfection and coated in aromatic spices, cilantro, and lime. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish, or mid-day treat, these vegan and gluten-free potatoes are a must-try. Get the recipe: Battata Harrah

Duchess Potatoes

Golden Duchess Potatoes with garnish on the side.
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Fluffy mashed potatoes piped into elegant swirls, baked to perfection with a golden, puffy crust. Simple to make, these fancy spuds are perfect to impress your guests with this simple, sophisticated dish on your Thanksgiving table! Get the recipe: Duchess Potatoes

Potatoes Romanoff

Potatoes romanoff on a bowl with a spoon on the side.
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Enjoy the deliciousness of Potatoes Romanoff, featuring shredded potatoes baked with white cheddar cheese and sour cream—an irresistible side dish! This cheesy delight, made with frozen hash browns, boasts amazing flavor and fits perfectly in an 8×8 pan. Get the recipe: Potatoes Romanoff

Mexican Mashed Potatoes

Mexican smashed potatoes on a bowl with garnish on top.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

This easy and flavorful recipe features sautéed onions and peppers, adding bold flavor, while Mexican crema brings a spicy, tangy twist. Perfect with turkey, chicken, or burgers, they’re a delightful alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Get the recipe: Mexican Mashed Potatoes

Patate Arrosto

Patate arrosto, also known as Italian roasted potatoes.
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These fluffy delights, infused with fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil, transport you to Italy with every bite. Boiled briefly, and then roasted, they achieve a perfect balance of crispy outside and tender inside, ideal as a side or standalone treat! Get the recipe: Patate Arrosto

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Dipping parmesan crusted potatoes to sauce.
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Elevate your Thanksgiving feast with these mouth-watering Parmesan Crusted Potatoes! Tender and fluffy inside, these garlicky, oven-roasted potatoes boast a golden-brown, crispy Parmesan crust. Perfect as a side or party snack! Get the recipe: Parmesan Crusted Potatoes.

Finger-Licking Mexican Snacks

A plate full of tostilocos with garnish on top.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

Elevate your party with these 10 irresistible Mexican snacks, from zesty Tostilocos to sweet mazapan. Perfect for stealing the show! Go to Finger-Licking Mexican Snacks.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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