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.

Sweet Starches

Vegan-licious! These whipped coconut sweet potatoes are made with coconut milk, making them not only creamy and fluffy but also dairy free. Add a touch of maple syrup, hint of cinnamon and a sprinkling of coconut "snow" and voilà—they're the perfect alternative to the traditional mashed potato. Visit Weelicious for the full recipe and get whippin'!

photo: Weelicious

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— Aimee Della Bitta