A traditional potato soup with instant potatoes added for extra body. Onions and bacon are saut ed together before the potatoes, chicken broth, and half and half are added.

A traditional potato soup with instant potatoes added for extra body. Onions and bacon are saut ed together before the potatoes, chicken broth, and half and half are added.

A traditional potato soup with instant potatoes added for extra body. Onions and bacon are saut ed together before the potatoes, chicken broth, and half and half are added.

Rutabagas and parsnips add an earthy sweetness to mashed potatoes that are then topped with caramelized onions and baked. This dish is great for entertaining, as it can be made a day ahead; just bake until it’s heated through and the top begins to crisp.

Rutabagas and parsnips add an earthy sweetness to mashed potatoes that are then topped with caramelized onions and baked. This dish is great for entertaining, as it can be made a day ahead; just bake until it’s heated through and the top begins to crisp.

Rutabagas and parsnips add an earthy sweetness to mashed potatoes that are then topped with caramelized onions and baked. This dish is great for entertaining, as it can be made a day ahead; just bake until it’s heated through and the top begins to crisp.

A crumble topping made with butter, flour and pecans is sprinkled over the top of sweet potatoes blended with egg, milk, sugar and vanilla in this preparation of the popular vegetable to serve with turkey.

A crumble topping made with butter, flour and pecans is sprinkled over the top of sweet potatoes blended with egg, milk, sugar and vanilla in this preparation of the popular vegetable to serve with turkey.

A crumble topping made with butter, flour and pecans is sprinkled over the top of sweet potatoes blended with egg, milk, sugar and vanilla in this preparation of the popular vegetable to serve with turkey.

Shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon and chopped green onions garnish this thick, rich soup with half-and-half, chopped baked potato and onion.

Shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon and chopped green onions garnish this thick, rich soup with half-and-half, chopped baked potato and onion.

Shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon and chopped green onions garnish this thick, rich soup with half-and-half, chopped baked potato and onion.