Whether you prefer them mashed, baked or french fried, there’s no debating that potatoes are seriously versatile. Switch things up this Thanksgiving by trying out one of these unique recipes that take ‘taters to the next level. From eye-popping purple potatoes to creamy garlic-laced spuds, you’re bound to find a new family favorite. Click through the slideshow below to discover all the starchy goodness.

Pretty Purple Potatoes

Finding perfectly hued purple potatoes is the most challenging part of this simple recipe, but if you do, you've got yourself a side dish that will be the belle of the ball (our apologizes to Tom the Turkey). Click here to pop over to Smitten Kitchen and follow their simple steps to making this stunning dish.

photo: Smitten Kitchen 

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— Aimee Della Bitta