Blender-Ready Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes are the easiest and healthiest batch of mashed potatoes you’ll ever make! They contain just minimal ingredients, are incredibly light compared to most mashed potato dishes, are budget-friendly, and are packed with nutritious ingredients from an amazing superfood—the potato.
2 very large russet potatoes (about 4-5 inches long) or 4-5 smaller gold (yellow) potatoes
3/4 cup no-salt-added vegetable broth (Kitchen Basics brand used)
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring (I used Colgin brand)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon dried tarragon for garnishing each bowl (or your favorite herb such as oregano)
Prep Time: 10min | Cook Time: 20min
First, be sure to wash the potatoes really well and pat dry.
Now you’ll need to cook the potatoes. I suggest boiling or steaming them as the healthiest options. I used my Instant Pot and cooked them for 30 minutes on the manual setting at high-pressure, but you could also bake them or slow-cook them if you wish too.
Let the potatoes cool for about 5 minutes (or put them in the fridge overnight and make them the next day).
Then chop them into cubes, leaving the skins on since they add more nutrition; add the cubes of potatoes to the blender, and add the broth and liquid smoke.
Add the pepper and put the lid on the blender. If you have a Vitamix, you’ll need the tamper.
Pulse the potatoes on a low-medium setting (using the tamper if you have a Vitamix) until you have a thick and creamy batch of potatoes. I left some chunks in my recipe since I prefer my potatoes with some texture, but you can cream them up a bit more if you prefer.
To serve, scoop even amounts of the potatoes into two bowls, add a pinch of tarragon to the top of each dish, a sprinkle more pepper if you like, and enjoy.
If you don’t have a Vitamix or another type of high-speed blender, just put the potatoes in the food processor instead of a blender since a household blender will not work.
You can also add 1 Tablespoon of tahini to this recipe pre-mixing for a savory flavor and more protein and healthy fats, or top the potatoes with hummus or an oil-free vegan gravy if you prefer.
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