This Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Caramelised Onions dish is so creamy, done in under 30 minutes and is a definite crowd pleaser!
Thursday is probably the most important day of this entire month – of course, Thanksgiving. Also, the day I get called to the bar!!! I’ll officially be an Attorney-at-Law and I am more than excited. It’s going to be weird going from being a student for 22 years of my life to being an attorney…!! I keep joking that I can’t wait to change my email signature to say “Attorney-at-Law”…but I’m not really joking. How cool will that be?!
On to the mashed potatoes!
You might be here because you want to hear more about the long process of becoming an Attorney, or because you want to dive face forward into this bowl of vegan garlic mashed potatoes. Or…maybe that’s me. Being the week of Thanksgiving, I knew I had to create a easy mashed potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving, but I didn’t just want any ole recipe. I’ve had amazing mashed potatoes; cue my mother who has spoilt me with her amazing, soft and creamy mashed potatoes aka the best mashed potatoes, and I’ve had take out mashed potatoes that well…was far from impressive.
I wanted to emulate my mom’s mashed potatoes, but to make them vegan with delicious add-ins. Boom – accomplishment.
These vegan garlic mashed potatoes. Would I describe them as the best vegan garlic mashed potatoes I’ve ever had? YES. They make the perfect addition to your vegetarian Thanksgiving meal, or your non-vegetarian Thanksgiving meal! I’m talking warm, creamy comfort in a bowl that’s chocked with healthy ingredients while still being decadent. You have your traditional fluffy mashed potatoes recipe made with vegan butter instead (READ: exactly like regular butter), that’s flavour packed with minced garlic and soft, sweet caramelised onions. I did my favourite quick caramelise recipe here that I made in my Apple, Gouda and Caramelised Onions Quesadillas which means onions cooked down in butter until soft and delicious. Typing this, is making me want to run to the fridge for the leftovers. NOW.
Best part of all? These mashed potatoes take 30 minutes and under to make, thanks to caramelising the onions while the potatoes are boiling away. These would serve well with an extra pat of vegan butter on top and some fresh black pepper right before serving.