We 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 we 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 13 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.

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