Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prepare to delight your taste buds with a classic comfort dish made entirely plant-based—our Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes. This recipe takes the timeless favorite to new heights by infusing creamy mashed potatoes with the rich, savory essence of garlic. The result? A velvety, flavor-packed side dish that perfectly complements any vegan feast or serves as a comforting indulgence on its own. Whether you're embracing a vegan lifestyle or simply seeking a delicious twist on a traditional favorite, these Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes are sure to become a staple in your repertoire.
2 1/2 pounds (about 6-8 large) russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
2 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Chopped fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
1. Boil the Potatoes:
Place the potato chunks in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
Bring the water to a boil and simmer the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are fork-tender.
2. Prepare the Garlic:
While the potatoes are boiling, in a small saucepan, heat the minced garlic and vegan butter or olive oil over low heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant. Be careful not to let it brown.
3. Mash the Potatoes:
Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot.
Add the garlic-infused vegan butter or olive oil to the potatoes.
Use a potato masher or a hand mixer to mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, you can use a ricer for an even smoother texture.
4. Add Plant-Based Milk:
Gradually add the unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of plant-based milk) to the mashed potatoes while continuing to mash or mix.
Add the milk a little at a time until you reach your desired creamy consistency. You may not need to use all of the milk.
5. Season and Garnish:
Season the mashed potatoes with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
If desired, garnish with chopped fresh chives or parsley for added flavor and a pop of color.
Serve your Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes hot as a comforting side dish alongside your favorite vegan main courses. Enjoy!
These Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy, flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment to a variety of vegan dishes. They're a crowd-pleaser that will make your taste buds dance with joy!