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Beau Cameron

Vegan Thanksgiving is served- buffet style!

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Reed and I didn’t follow Food Network’s recipe exactly for this dish. There was too much prep involved, so we skipped a few steps. Here’s what our recipe looked like.

  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond or other plant-based milk, plus more if needed
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives (about 1/4 a small bunch), plus more for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover by 1 inch with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. Strain and return the potatoes to the saucepan.

Crush the garlic cloves.

Add the garlic with any juice that has collected, almond milk, remaining 2 teaspoons of oil and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt to the potatoes. Mash with a potato masher until smooth or to the desired consistency, adding additional almond milk if necessary. Stir in the chives and add salt to taste. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl, garnish with additional chives and serve.

The original recipe includes roasting the garlic cloves, but it makes no difference if you simply crush them. While the consistency was a tad thicker than dairy based mashed potatoes, they were still delicious and a crowd favorite.

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