Creamy Mashed Potatoes | vegan

mashed potatoes vegan
This creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The secret ingredient: cashews. Not only do these nuts make the mashed potatoes really creamy, they also add some proteins. Grating nutmeg right before serving makes a huge difference btw. Serve with this hearty lentil loaf and vegan gravy.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes | vegan
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the perfect addition to your vegan Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Serve with a lentil loaf and vegan gravy.

Course: Side Dish
Author: Mina
  • 2 lb. potatoes (1 kg)
  • 2/3 cups cashews (100 g)
  • 1 nutmeg (or a dash of grated nutmeg)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter/ margarine (optional)
  • parsley (optional)
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Place potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and cook partially covered until easily pierced with a fork (about 15-20 minutes). 

  2. In the meantime, prepare cashew cream by blending cashews with 2/3 cups water until smooth, adding more water, if needed. 

  3. Drain potatoes, saving the cooking water in a bowl. Mash potatoes using a potato masher or a hand mixer.

  4. Add cashew cream and some of the potato water until creamy. If using, add margarine now.

  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and nutmeg and serve warm. 

I hope you love this recipe – please let me know in the comment section below! If you make these mashed potatoes, make sure to take a photo and share it on my Facebook page or on Instagram, using the hashtag #minamadefood. Oh and don’t forget to tag me (@thisisminamade) so that I can see your creations!

mashed potatoes vegan

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