Basic Mashed Potatoes

  • Makes 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • water
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • ½ to ¾ cup cooking water

Just thinking about mashed potatoes makes me swoon—they’re so fluffy and belly-pleasing, mmm. But what’s not pleasing is all the butter, milk and cream that is typically added. Below you’ll find an easy recipe for basic dairy-free mashed potatoes.

Instructions:

Cut the potatoes into chunks. In a soup pot, cover the potatoes with water. Add the garlic powder and granulated onion, and bring to a boil. Boil on med-high until potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork and starting to fall apart, about 10-15 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and place into a large bowl (but keep the cooking water handy). Using a handheld electric beater, blend the potatoes on low, adding the cooking water gradually until you reach your desired consistency. Serve with pepper and chives, or finely chopped, cooked broccoli.

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Cathy Fisher

Cathy Fisher is a plant-based cooking instructor who teaches at TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. Visit StraightUpFood.com to view her healthy plant-based recipes.

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