One of my absolute favorite things to eat at Thanksgiving is vegan mashed potatoes.
No vegetarian Thanksgiving table is complete without mashed potatoes in my opinion.
A big serving of these vegan mashed potatoes with almond milk, topped with a generous pour of the best vegetarian gravy ever…
Now that is what Thanksgiving is all about!
How to make vegan mashed potatoes with almond milk
Mashed potatoes are one of the most important things to get right if you’re making Thanksgiving dinner.
Luckily, this recipe is so simple that anyone can make it!
First, you will rinse and scrub 3 pounds of russet potatoes.
Add the potatoes to a large pot, cover with hot water, and boil until soft.
You can tell the potatoes are done when a fork can easily break them into pieces.
ingredients to make vegan mashed potatoes
- diced onion
- minced garlic cloves
- russet potatoes
- vegan butter
- unsweetened plain almond milk
- sea salt
Cooking the Garlic and Onion
Fresh garlic and onion are what take these mashed potatoes to the next level of flavor!
In a small skillet, saute the garlic and onion until soft.
Once the garlic and onion are done, add them to a blender with the almond milk.
Blend the mixture until it becomes a paste like texture.
Be sure that you buy almond milk marked plain and unsweetened – we don’t want sweetener or vanilla flavoring here!
Place the cooked potatoes in a bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash them up.
Add in softened vegan butter, garlic/onion mixture, and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve as is or top with fresh chives for a little visual appeal!
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.
I use so much fresh garlic and onion every Thanksgiving, and they add so much flavor to my favorite dishes!
I have made these many times, and no one could even guess that they weren’t regular mashed potatoes.
No one would ever guess that these are vegan!
Vegan Butter for Mashed Potatoes
For vegan butter, I prefer to use Earth Balance brand.
Although I myself am not vegan, I still prefer vegan butter and buy it regularly.
Earth Balance even makes “butter” sticks that look just like the butter you would normally buy.
That’s what I used to put a pat of vegan butter on the mashed potatoes in the pictures.
They are really convenient for measuring, just like “regular” butter sticks.
These potatoes are super creamy and buttery and full of flavor.
If you don’t like skins in your mashed potatoes, you can always peel the potatoes first.
I personally like the extra texture + it’s even easier to make them this way.
Less work for me on Thanksgiving is definitely something I appreciate!
Are you planning your Thanksgiving menu?
Be sure to give these vegan mashed potatoes a try and let me know how you like them!
More vegan thanksgiving recipes
- Cranberry Sauce
- Vegan Stuffing
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble(sub vegan milk and butter to make vegan)
- Cranberry Blueberry Crisp
- Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies
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Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 1/3 cup diced onion
- 5 large garlic cloves, diced
- 3 lbs russet potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups vegan butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened unflavored almond milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 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
- 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)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g