THE BEST DAMN VEGAN MASHED POTATOES

6-ingredient vegan mashed potatoes that are fluffy, creamy, buttery, and loaded with roasted garlic and chives. Perfect as is, with gravy, or with a giant scoop of vegan butter.

THE BEST DAMN VEGAN MASHED POTATOES

Ingredients
  1. 6-8 medium yukon gold potatoes (if large, cut in half)*
  2. 1 1/2 tsp sea salt (divided)
  3. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  4. 5-6 cloves roasted garlic (or sub minced garlic sautéed for 3 minutes in olive oil)*
  5. 3-4 Tbsp vegan butter (such as Earth Balance // melted/softened)
  6. 1/4 cup fresh chives (for topping)

Instructions
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan or pot and cover with water. Bring to a light boil over medium-high heat, add 1 tsp of sea salt (as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size), cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until very tender. They should effortlessly slide off a knife when pierced with a knife.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, chop up your chives and measure your butter.
  • Once tender, drain your potatoes and place them back in the hot pot off the heat for 1 minute to evaporate any additional water. Then transfer to a large mixing bowl.