Vegan Thyme + Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Thyme + Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 25 min Servings: 6

With November right around the corner, our minds are already wandering toward thoughts of Thanksgiving and all the awesome food we plan to devour! For as long as we can remember, mashed potatoes has always been one of our absolute favorite sides. And while we both love a well-made serving of traditional mashed potatoes, we always get excited about tailoring this classic dish by integrating our own unique twists! Ultimately, it turns out that our favorite variation on classic mashed potatoes uses yukon potatoes (with the skins still on!), garlic, and fresh thyme! It may sound like we just don’t like to peel potatoes (which is true!), but in reality, we have found that the skins give the mashed potatoes an amazing rustic texture - and as an added bonus, potato skins are full of nutrients! Plus the garlic gives these mashed potatoes a hearty, savory depth of flavor while the thyme helps to lighten up this traditionally heavy dish through the introduction of fresh herbs! Not only does this recipe result in a delicious side perfect for the holiday season - it also requires VERY little effort or time to pull together! Whether you are planning out your vegan Thanksgiving feast or just looking for a hearty, delicious side to whip together this week, we promise you will love these mashed potatoes!

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds yukon potatoes, cubed

  • 4 tbsp vegan butter

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • Fresh-cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil until the potatoes are tender. Tip: We love to keep the potato skins on, as they give this dish an amazing rustic texture! If you prefer mashed potatoes without the skins, feel free to peel them!

  2. When the potatoes are tender, drain and place in large mixing bowl. Add the butter, milk, and seasonings, and beat with a hand mixer until the potatoes are smooth and all clumps are gone. Tip: You are looking for a very smooth, creamy texture. If the texture is grainy or clumpy, add a little more milk and continue to beat until smooth.

  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

  4. Enjoy!

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