Easy mashed potatoes with yellow potatoes and our Magic Cauliflower Cream for a lightened-up recipe that’s naturally vegan and dairy-free!
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Hands up if mashed potatoes are your love language! (Hi. Hello. Me. Right here *waves through the internet*)
We’re sharing a (vegan! dairy-free! hip hooray!) twist on our favorite homemade mashed potatoes today – featuring our meal prep BFF Magic Cauliflower Cream!
WHAT’S MAGIC CAULIFLOWER CREAM?
Magic Cauliflower Cream is a cauliflower + vegetable broth purée with a similar texture to milk or cream-based sauces. We love swapping it for milk, heavy cream, and other dairy in our favorite recipes (like Fettuccine Alfredo, Mac and Cheese, and these Mashed Potatoes!)
Prep a batch of this trusty cauli cream at the start of the week and you’ll be ready for cauliflower mashed potatoes at the drop of a hat. This recipe uses about a little less than a third of a batch of the cauliflower sauce, so you’ll have plenty left over for other meals all week long!
Naturally vegan and dairy-free Mashed potatoes!
Our Magic Cauliflower Cream is really, well, MAGICAL. The cauliflower purée means these mashed potatoes are ultra-creamy – without milk, without butter, and without heavy cream! There is NO DAIRY at all in these homemade mashed potatoes – but honestly? I don’t even really miss it.
Sure, buttery, ultra-decadent mashed potatoes are amazing on Thanksgiving or for entertaining. But for a quick weeknight dinner? Give me these lightened-up cauliflower mashed potatoes FOR. SURE.
These easy mashed potatoes are made from scratch with our favorite yellow (aka Yukon Gold aka butter) potatoes, plenty of Magic Cauliflower Cream, salt, and pepper – and that’s it!
While there’s definitely a hint of cauliflower, these vegan mashed potatoes aren’t overwhelmingly cauliflower-y – and they’re surprisingly rich and creamy for being dairy-free! Just make sure to taste as you go and add salt and pepper as needed to help the flavors pop.
PS – Looking for an extra healthy twist? Swap out half of the potatoes for cauliflower florets or sweet potato. (And for more great ideas, don’t forget to check out Mashed Potatoes 101!)