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Delicious Potatoes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Park Station Blog, Gaithersburg, MD   Mashed potatoes go hand and hand with turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner. Today we've got potato recipes to share!

It’s November, and that means that we’ll soon be celebrating Thanksgiving here in Gaithersburg, MD. Whether you are serving up a complete turkey-day dinner in your apartment at Park Station or taking a side dish across town, potatoes will likely be part of the meal. Today, we’re sharing a variety of recipes with various ways to make this Thanksgiving staple.


Mashed Potato Recipes


Silky Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Betty Crocker

With just 15 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes total time spent, this recipe for garlic mashed potatoes is sure to be a hit. All you need is potatoes, garlic cloves, milk, butter, salt, and pepper.


Rosemary Mashed Potatoes from Taste of Home

A five-star rating sets these rosemary mashed potatoes aside from the everyday variety. One reviewer said this: "In these special-occasion mashed potatoes, I use whipping cream instead of milk. I must admit that I was a little shocked when a good friend suggested this, but have to agree that it certainly makes ordinary mashed potatoes taste exceptional."


Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes from

Featuring Yukon Gold potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, and milk, these potatoes are nothing but creamy. Bonus: these potatoes can be made several days ahead of time and then baked for Thanksgiving dinner.


Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from The Pioneer Woman

Free up one of the burners on your stovetop and use your slow cooker to make these creamy, delicious mashed potatoes. The recipe list includes Russet potatoes, chicken broth (or water), butter, salt, sour cream, heavy cream or milk, and chive or scallions for garnish.


Potatoes wouldn’t be the same without gravy, and even if you’ve never made gravy, it’s easy to make following with these directions from 100 Days of Real Food: How to Make Homemade Gravy in 3 Easy Steps


Leftover potatoes? We have some ideas for those, too.


Potato Pancakes

Genius Kitchen has an easy-to-follow recipe for potato pancakes. One reviewer said, “These are great slathered with butter.”  Mmmm — potatoes with butter, what a great combination.


Shepherd Pie

Make this down-home favorite by following this recipe for shepherd pie from Cutestuff Cooks. All it takes is mashed potatoes, ground beef, tomato sauce, green beans, cheese, salt, and pepper.


Potatoes make the meal! We hope you find a recipe here that will be perfect for your holiday meal. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for reading the Park Station Blog.