I have a friend who makes two batches of mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving every year: with lumps for the lump-lovers and without lumps for the smooth sailors. Might I make a suggestion? Make the lumps out of kale, and the smooth sailors might change their song of the sea. Troubleshoot your own recipe or simply borrow one of ours. 

We've gathered our 8 most appropriate Thanksgiving potato recipes for you to practice on a great steak or other pre-bird entreé. They're simple and to the point, with just a smattering of potatoes' favorite accents, like goat cheese, bacon and sage.