Creamy Mashed Potatoes  A pareve mashed potato Recipe that can hold a candle to its buttery rivals

Creamy mashed potatoes without butter or cream? Can do. These olive oil and garlic mashed potatoes are creamy and absolutely delicious. By boiling the  garlic with the potatoes, adding a good quality olive oil, plus my secret ingredient—the cooking water— these dairy-free, vegan mashed potatoes acquire great flavor and perfect texture.

To bring it up a level,  add finely chopped scallions, parsley or caramelized onions .

I prefer these to traditional mashed potatoes. They’re creamy, rich tasting, absolutely delicious, and decidedly healthier than the dairy version.

Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe

 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 3” pieces

6 garlic cloves

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1. Place potatoes and garlic cloves in a pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 20-30 minutes, or until very tender and will break apart when you insert a fork. Drain, reserving 1 cup of boiling liquid.

2. Return drained potatoes and garlic to the pot, add ½ cup of the reserved liquid. Mash with potato masher, then use a hand held mixer, and slowly add the oil, salt and pepper, incorporating more of the reserved water until potatoes are fluffy and creamy in texture. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

kosher for passover

active time: 15 minutes    total time: 45 minutes

serves 10-12

Photo credit: Heather Kennedy/CC BY-SA 2.0

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