Posted on November 13, 2012

Dirty Mashed Potatoes

  • Serves 4
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  • 4 Russet Potatoes or 12 red potatoes, cubed
  • plant-based milk, as needed
  • 2-4 tablespoons granulated garlic powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons onion flakes
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

From The Happy Herbivore


Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes and cook until fork-tender but not waterlogged, about 8 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to the pot.

Add a splash of plant-based milk and spices, starting with 1 tablespoon garlic and 1 tablespoon onion flakes.

Blend everything together using an electric mixer or potato masher. Add more plant-based milk as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Taste, adding more garlic or onion flakes as desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Lindsay S. Nixon

Lindsay S. Nixon is the author of Happy Herbivore AbroadThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook, and Everyday Happy Herbivore. She creates quick-n-easy, no-fuss, low-fat recipes using wholesome everyday ingredients. Visit for recipes and updates from Lindsay.

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