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Roasted Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes

These Roasted Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes are a Thanksgiving and Christmas must! Mashed potatoes are my absolute favorite side dish at the Holiday dinner table. They must be well salted, buttery, creamy, and drenched in delicious vegan gravy. I took these one step further and roasted a bulb of garlic in the oven and mashed it in with the creamy potatoes. It was insanely good! Full of garlic, fresh herbs, and butter. I mean, come on!?? How can you not love that?

Mashed Potatoes are hard to mess up but not impossible! Make sure all the potatoes are cooked through before straining. Nothing worse than mashing your potatoes and finding hard potato bits that weren’t entirely cooked through. When in doubt, simmer a little longer! Also, peeling the potatoes are a must for me! If you don’t mind the skin, feel free to leave it on but I prefer the texture of a skinless potato when mashed. Continue mashing and stirring until smooth and whipped in texture and make sure to stir and mashed one last time before placing on the dinner table as mashed potatoes that sit tend to dry up a bit. And don’t forget to serve them with my easy vegan gravy and extra butter!

Kitchen Essentials:

Nothing fancy here! A good quality potato masher is all you need.

Main Ingredients:

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Unsweetened Soy Milk
  • Canned Coconut Milk
  • Salt & Pepper

Substitutions:

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes: Yukon gold potatoes are my personal favorite for mashed potatoes but any potato will do.
  • Mixed Fresh Herbs: Sage, thyme, and rosemary are my favorite holiday trio. I recommend all three to be used fresh but you can use fresh thyme alone or just rosemary if preferred.
  • Unsweetened Soy Milk: Any unsweetened plant milk will do.
  • Canned Coconut Milk: This makes the mashed potatoes extra creamy. Can be substituted with more unsweetened soy milk.

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Roasted Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Liv
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 810 1x

Description

Mashed Potatoes are a Thanksgiving and Christmas must! Mashed potatoes are my absolute favorite side dish at the Holiday dinner table. They must be well salted, buttery, creamy, and drenched in delicious vegan gravy. I took these one step further and roasted a bulb of garlic in the oven and mashed it in with the creamy potatoes. It was insanely good! Full of garlic, fresh herbs, and butter. I mean, come on!?? How can you not love that? 


Ingredients

Units Scale

Roasted Garlic:

  • 1 bulb of Garlic
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 3lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • Sprig of Fresh Rosemary
  • Sprig of Fresh Thyme
  • 3 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 3 cups Unsweetened Soy Milk
  • 1/2 cup canned Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Cut the top off the bulb of garlic to expose the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Wrap loosely in foil and roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Peel and chop the potatoes. Make all potatoes roughly the same size.
  4. Add the potatoes to a large pot along with the rosemary, thyme, sage, unsweetened soy milk, coconut milk, a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes or until all the potatoes are fork tender and soft. Drain but reserve the liquid.
  5. Add the potatoes back to the pot and start mashing with a potato masher or ricer. Add in the garlic cloves from the roasted bulb of garlic and continue mashing.
  6. Pour in the reserved milk as needed along with the vegan butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Keep adding the reserved milk until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. I used all of it but you may not need to. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. 
  7. Serve mashed potatoes immediately with vegan gravy and enjoy!

Keywords: mashed potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, vegan mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, thanksgiving side dishes, christmas side dishes

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