A potato lovers’ must-have. A healthy dairy-free creamy mashed potato recipe made guilt-free for all to enjoy any time and on the holiday season!
We got you, potato lovers! With an American all-time favorite side dish, the mashed potatoes. It’s silky, smooth, and hearty. Full of flavors and just simply delicious! Whether you like roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes, we’ve got your Thanksgiving dinner covered! We even made it vegan-friendly by using coconut milk and vegan butter for the added richness. To grab our roasted rosemary potatoes recipe, you can find our post here.
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How To Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 8 | Course: Side Dish | Cuisine: American
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes
Time needed: 25 minutes.
- In a large pot, add in your water, salt, and garlic. Bring the water to a boil.
- Gently add your peeled potatoes to the boiling water. Bring the water to a boil again. Use your fork to check if the potatoes are ready. You will know it’s ready if it’s fork-tender.
- Remove the pot from the fire. Reserve ½ a cup of the starchy water and drain the rest.
- Add the potatoes and garlic from the pot to a bowl and mash.
- In a separate bowl, add ¼ cup of your starchy water. Add in your coconut milk mixture into the potatoes and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (optional) to taste.
- Drizzle in the oil and mix till fluffy. Finally, ready to serve with some fresh chopped parsley.