sweet potato and pumpkin gratin

Photo: Lennart Weibull

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For a more sophisticated take on mashed potatoes, try a gratin of sweet and russet potato slices layered in Gruyère, cream and pumpkin puree; it's a favorite of Adam and Jackie Sappington, chefs and owners of the Country Cat in Portland, Oregon, and authors of the new cookbook Heartlandia. "I always make it a day ahead so I have more time with everyone on Thanksgiving," says Adam. "Plus, when you give the dried herbs time to bloom overnight, the flavors get even better."

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Gratin