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Would You Rather Eat Mashed or Sweet Potatoes?

It's Nov. 1, and I'm happy to say our Thanksgiving coverage starts now! Turkey day is my favorite holiday, and you can rest assured that over the next 26 days we will be providing the best Thanksgiving recipes, tips, how tos, and ideas to make your meal a memorable one. To kick things off I want to know what starchy side — mashed or sweet potatoes — you prefer on Thanksgiving.

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JessRose JessRose 7 years
BOTH. we must have both at my family.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Although I do like both of them.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Sweet potatoes.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
mashed but i luke both
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
Mashed..for SURE!
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
Mashed potatoes
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
I love sweet potatoes without marshmallows. I like mashed potatoes, but I am pretty particular about the type of potato. I like smashed red potatoes, or just roasted. Regular mashed potatoes are a bit too creamy for my preference.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
I love sweet potatoes. Well, I loved mashed too... but I have to go with sweet. Mmm.
jesssa jesssa 7 years
mmmmmmmm I LOVE LOVE LOVE mashed potatoes. i like them really creamy and hot with either butter, gravy or both! and with a piece of turkey or roast beef on the fork with them... omg i'm in heaven! my friend also made great fluffy mashed potatoes by putting cream cheese in them, it was always his offering for the christmas potluck we had with our friends at university. mmmm
EvieJ EvieJ 7 years
Where's the option for "Both, please"???
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
Oh definitely BOTH!!!
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Mashed potatoes! Like a couple of others that posted, I too hate sweet potatoes. I don't like any sweet food except for dessert!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
I prefer yams over sweet potatoes anyway, but baked potatoes are great too!
Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
My grandmother makes sweet potatoes like baked potatoes but with brown sugar and margarine instead of butter and salt and they are soooooooooooo good!!!
clew001 clew001 7 years
i love both. cant choose.
Megatron Megatron 7 years
I have been tasting my mom's sweet potato casserole in my mouth for weeks now! I can't wait :)
msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
mashed potatoes are the best.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Sweet potatoes. I just like them boiled.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Mashed taters! But I have recently developed a serious thing for Alexia's baked Sweet Potato Chipotle Fries. Yuuuuuummy!
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I'm with FinnLover. I absolutely LOVE mashed potatoes! But I don't like sweet potatoes, and they're sooo good for you. I wish I did.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
At Thanksgiving, I like mashed potatoes better because I don't care for the caramelized/overly sweet sweet potatoes that my mom makes, but I love her mashed potatoes (she puts mayo in them and they're so moist and yummy). Ordinarily, I prefer sweet potatoes, though...nice and plain-roasted.
kgr3p18 kgr3p18 7 years
i say both! although i voted for sweet potatoes
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Curses to you Yum! I love both and hate to choose. We eat them all year and I do love them with marshmallows, toasted pecans and lots of butter. Don't forget a drizzle of maple syrup. :drool: And thank you for not calling them yams - that drives me nuts (and I don't have far to go).
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Sweet potatoes!!!
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