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How To Make Great Thanksgiving Potatoes

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Thanksgiving potatoes, are next in line for traditional Thanksgiving dinner. They go with the main event, which can be turkey or any meat or protein that is traditional for you.

But if you are getting tired of the same old mashed potatoes, or plain Thanksgiving potatoes, then try this recipe and wow everyone at your table this year!

Things You Will Need

Thanksgiving Potatoes Gratin

You will need:

Thanksgiving potatoe recipe

1 garlic clove, mashed

butter (room temperature to grease the dish)

3 pounds of russet potatoes, peeled and sliced in 3/4 inch thick slices

2-1/2 cups of heavy cream (the good stuff!)

salt and pepper

Step 1


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Rub a 2 quart baking dish with the mashed garlic and then with the butter. Layer the potatoes in the dish slightly overlapping.

In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer (just below a boil) don't actually boil it, or the cream may curdle or separate.

Pour this over the potatoes in your baking or casserole dish, by just covering the potatoes. Cover with foil, and bake until tender, which should take about 40 - 45 minutes.

Take off the foil, and keep baking until top of potatoes are golden, which should take another 35 to 40 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes or so before serving, so it holds together well on the plate.

That is it! These are perfect Thanksgiving potatoes, and make a great addition to that special dinner you are going to make. You can do the preparations ahead of time, just allow some oven space for your potato gratin.

If you really want to get fancy, here is a twist to the above recipe. You can add cooked bacon, or sautéed mushrooms between the potato layers. You can also top this potato recipe with cheese, such as cheddar, or gruyere or your favorite cheese. Do this when you take off the foil after the potatoes are tender.

You can reheat the leftovers for a next day dinner, and they taste just as good as at the Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Potatoes


Thanksgiving potato recipe
f you plan your menu ahead of time for your Thanksgiving dinner, you will not feel as stressed. These potatoes, can be baking along side your turkey, or you can do them the day before, refrigerate them and then reheat for dinner. It all depends on how much time you want to spend in the kitchen at your special Thanksgiving dinner, or any special event.

You can even get the table set the day before so that you are not stressing.  The less you have to do on that special day the better.  You want to enjoy yourself too.  Don't refuse any help either.

The more you can prepare ahead of time the better. In this case the most time consuming part is peeling the potatoes, you can get some help with that part. Maybe delegate some of the chores, to make your Thanksgiving a great one, that is stress free! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tips & Warnings

This is not diet food!

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