No Thanksgiving table is complete without them (and if you don’t like them you’re crazy!)
Mashed potatoes are one of the most important things to get right if you’re making Thanksgiving dinner.
These potatoes are creamy, delicious, and have a great depth of flavor from the fresh garlic and onion puree.
That is one of the secrets to how good these are!
If you want mashed potatoes that really stand out, this is the way to go.
No one would ever guess that these are vegan!
I love using Earth Balance buttery spread and use it all the time. You would never guess these potatoes are made without real butter!
My only suggestion is to make a double (or triple) batch – these will go quickly!
Pin these Vegan Mashed Potatoes:
- ⅓ cup diced onion
- 5 large garlic cloves, diced
- 3 lbs russet potatoes
- 1⅓ cup vegan butter
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened unflavored almond milk
- sea salt
- Rinse and scrub potatoes and place in a large pot
- Cover potatoes with hot water and bring to a boil, salt generously (I used 2 teaspoons)
- Boil potatoes until a fork can go all the way through (time will differ depending on your stove)
- While potatoes are boiling, sautee diced onion and garlic in a skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil
- Cook garlic and onions until done (about 5 minutes on medium heat or until onion is translucent)
- Puree garlic and onion mixture with almond milk in a blender until it reaches a paste texture
- Once potatoes are soft, mash them in a large bowl or pan and add garlic/onion puree, vegan butter, and salt and pepper to taste ( I used an additional 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper)