“These mashed potatoes are so creamy…” Name that movie quote and I have a new best friend.
To be truthful, mashed potatoes always scared me. The process sounded so painfully long and boring and required way too many tools for me to use and to wash, that I always shied away from making them. But friends, this Thanksgiving meal is all about being a painless process and these mashed potatoes are going to be the quickest and easiest you have experienced (aside from the kind you get out of a box).
No peeling required either! So full of flavor that your guests will never know they are eating a gluten, egg, and dairy-free Thanksgiving dinner. And that’s the point right? If you can accomplish this, you know you are 5 steps ahead in life. You may now give yourself a high-five for being awesome.
Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
**Make these 30 minutes before you are ready to serve dinner**
- 6 red potatoes, washed and cubed (skin still on)
- 1 1/2 c. non-dairy milk (I used rice milk)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tb dried rosemary
- 2 Tb vegan butter
- Place potatoes into a medium saucepan. Cover with water and heat to a rolling boil.
- Simmer on medium heat until the potatoes are soft and fall apart with a fork. Drain.
- Place back into saucepan and add garlic, rosemary, and vegan butter. Mash with a fork.
- Add non-dairy milk until fully combined.
- Serve immediately or reheat when ready to eat.
1.5 cups of df milk seems like a lot of liquid for 6 potatoes. Am I simply lacking faith?
Believe Mary, BELIEVE! 😉
John Wayne was tall. Doesn’t margarine have lactose in it? We’re new to dairy free, so I’m still learning the ropes.
Ha.Julie is a fan of “While You Were Sleeping” too! 🙂 Nice work…
About the margarine, I should have just said “vegan butter” really, sorry for the confusion.
Margarine should never be used to consume, I’m kind of surprised you suggested to use it. That being said, if someone wants butter they should be adding it themselves, wouldn’t olive oil work well as a butter substitute?
Hi Mistie! I actually put margarine in there because it’s my way of saying “Add whatever you want.” I know there are some who read this blog that are dairy-free (myself included) so they cannot consume butter. Some people like Earth Balance, others don’t, etc. You could definitely try using olive oil–I haven’t done so but I think you are right and it’s a great idea–it would work great! Me, personally, I like any ol’ vegan butter, which I tend to call margarine, because that is kinda what it is in my opinion 🙂
I love that your recipes always have a short list of ingredients and are simple to make. I leave the skins on my potatoes too, I’ve recently begun to sneak in beans (cannelini) when making mashed taters. Shhh, don’t tell my husband or kids!
Can I just come to your house for Thanksgiving and ditch my 30 house guests?
ooooo. i always need potatoes in some form at any big dinner.. these mashed tatoes look awesome!
A Table in the Sun
I could skip anything else in the Thanksgiving meal, but my children would NEVER forgive me if I didn’t make mashed potatoes…..LOTS and LOTS.
Can we still be friends if I told you I’ve never seen While You Were Sleeping… ?
“These mashed potatoes are so creamy” = While You Were Sleeping.
Winner! Winner! Kendra and Cara = friends forever 🙂
mmm….rosemary and garlic but are a pot and a fork too many tools or was it the potato masher that was giving you nightmares or were you one of those people that put them through a ricer and then into standing mixer? So not worth it. They taste ever so much better this way. Puhluss, I have that movie on VCR and DVD both. Bill Pullman is holiday approved for Halloween, Christmas and the 4th of July. Not bad.
It’s the peeling and mashing that makes me break out in hives, new best friend 🙂
Suzanne @ RollWithIt
Ooooo, I miss white potatoes! We’ve eliminated them from our diet cause of our bodies have strange side effect – well, mostly mine. My husband can’t stand the gas (because apparently women don’t fart…). Was that a little too much information then you planned for? Anyways, sweet pots make a great substitute and it would go great with the rosemary and garlic. I might use coconut oil instead of the margarine. I’m on a bit of a coconut oil kick right now!
I’m all about the coconut oil too! And the gas reference. In fact, I love it so much, Suzanne–it made me laugh so hard…
My Plant Based Family
These look great! I like the skins left on too but my fam prefers’s them skinless for Thanksgiving. I just posted our recipe last week. For non-holiday potatoes I like to sneak cauliflower in too.
I love that idea! What a great way to sneak more veggies…
Lovely, Cara! Another one to try 🙂
Thank you! xo
Lookin’ good, Cara! Potato skin is usually best left on – it helps the potato retain all of its nutrients! 😀
That’s exactly what I was thinking while I was cutting corners too 🙂
Please consider adding a “print-friendly” version button – or some way to print your recipes easily. Thanks!
I would add a little So Delicious coconut creamer to make them a little more creamy, but what’s not to love about a potato mashed?
Hi Krista. I am not really sure if that is possible unless I pay for self-hosting and adding it myself. Right now I am jobless and cannot afford it but once I get back on my feet, I will definitely try to make it happen.
I think wordpress has free add-ons you can search in their ‘add-on’ place for ‘printer button’ or something like that? I have never paid for hosting, but I also have never added a printer button b/c I don’t write a recipe blog. Hope you are able to find employment or income through self-employment soon.
I think I have that add-on actually. Sorry it’s not super easy Krista 🙁 I will definitely try to fix that soon! Stay tuned… 🙂
Just as I sent that reply an email came in about a new self-publishing article series on She Writes. Me thinks you could write a recipe book based on this blog. http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/she-self-publishes-self-publishing-101
HA! You are awesome–thank you for this! I’m excited to look into it. Perhaps the job that is waiting for me 🙂 And you know, i just checked and for some reason the “print” button is missing now. Going to figure it out. Thanks for pointing it out. xo
Suzanne @ RollWithIt
Cara, I use EasyRecipe plugin and it’s free. You can upgrade to a version that allows you to add links and such to the recipe card, but for now I use the free version – so some of my recipes have it and some of them don’t depending on what I am making. I find it really easy, so if you can’t figure the other thing out, take a look at this plugin.
Awesome! Will definitely check this out…
“Mary mashed them.” While You Were Sleeping. For some unknown reason, I had the movie poster for this movie on my wall in high school. Next to a poster of Kermit the Frog dressed as a gangster. Yeah, who knows.
These mashed potatoes look wonderful- I love the little bit of skins poking out and all the rosemary. Yum!
I never said John Wayne was tall.
Kristy, you are my woman 🙂
Hello…you know who your movie bff is. While You Were Sleeping. Give me a challenge next time 😉
Mary mashed ’em
HAHA!! I was so thinking about YOU when I wrote this. I *knew* you’d get. It was child’s play, wasn’t it? I will do better next time 🙂
I didn’t say Caesar Romero was tall. <3
Those mashed potatoes look divine Cara! Totally worth the work, if you ask me 🙂
And the only work these require is watching them boil 🙂 ha
Your biggest fan!
If you’re watching potatoes boil you’ve got waaayy too much time on your hands! About 28 hours to go!!!