Vegan Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Creamy garlic mashed potatoes
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 6 servings
  • 5 lbs Russet potatoes (makes about 10 cups chopped)
  • ½ cup potato cooking water
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs vegan butter, plus more for topping if desired
  • ¼ cup vegan cream cheese (We used Tofutti brand, but other varieties should work too)
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  1. Bring 12 cups water to boil in large pot.
  2. While water is heating, wash, peel, and chop 5 lbs potatoes into 1.5-2 inch chunks.
  3. Place potato chunks into boiling water and simmer on medium-high heat for about 12 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and easily break apart.
  4. Remove ½ cup of potato cooking water and set aside.
  5. Drain all water off of potatoes in strainer and return potatoes to original pot.
  6. Place garlic and hot potato cooking water in pot with potatoes and mash with potato masher until well combined.
  7. Add remaining ingredients--vegan butter, vegan cream cheese, and salt--and taste for salt preference before serving.
Recipe by Vegan Yumminess at