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These Cheesy Vegan Mashed Potatoes have all the cheesy flavor without any of the cheese, you won’t believe they’re actually dairy-free. These low-FODMAP mashed potatoes swap out garlic for garlic-infused olive oil, replace dairy-based milk with almond milk and use nutritional yeast in place of cheese.
If you’ve been a follower of our blog, then you know that Greg was diagnosed with IBS in 2015.
If you’re new to our blog, you also now know that Greg was diagnosed with IBS in 2015. 😉
You’ll have to excuse my madness…I’m running on empty here.
Like so many others this Thanksgiving week, I am inundated with things to do and not enough hours in the day in which to do them.
Of course, my mind has chosen 2 am to worry about each one of them rather than allowing my body to get its much-needed sleep. And, so begins the holiday season. 🙂
Anyway, due to his IBS, Greg has been noticing some intermittent issues with dairy lately. Some days he can tolerate it, and some days he just can’t.
Therefore, I’ve been trying to create more dairy-free options of our favorite dishes.
So, I set out to make a dairy-free version of cheddar mashed potatoes.
I also decided that I wanted to keep this dish low-FODMAP, so that those who are following such a diet can still enjoy a deliciously delightful side of mashed potatoes this holiday season.
Just because you have to eliminate foods from your diet, doesn’t mean you have to eliminate flavor.
What ingredients are in these vegan mashed potatoes
To keep these mashed potatoes low-FODMAP, I used garlic-infused olive oil rather than garlic cloves or garlic powder and unsweetened almond milk in place of dairy-based milk.
I also added dried chives, ground mustard, white pepper and kosher salt for the seasonings and nutritional yeast for the “cheese.” Monash University lists nutritional yeast as low-FODMAP in this article.
These super taters are so creamy and flavorful, if I didn’t tell you, you just might not know they’re dairy-free. Yup, they’re that good! 🙂
how to make cheesy vegan mashed potatoes
Start by peeling and chopping your potatoes.
Next, add the potatoes to a 4-qt. pot and cover with one inch of cold water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a maintain a simmer.
Cook until potatoes are tender all the way through (approximately 15-20 minutes).
Be careful not to overcook or the potatoes will become too starchy. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return them to the pot.
Add garlic-infused olive oil and almond milk. Mash with a potato masher until lumps are gone.
Stir in nutritional yeast, chives, ground mustard, white pepper and kosher salt.
Time to bust out that potato peeler…
If you want more dairy-free taters, check out this recipe for mashed potatoes with almond milk and vegan cream cheese next.
What to serve these cheesy vegan mashed potatoes with
Cheesy Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Peel and chop potatoes so that they are uniform in size.
- Add the potatoes to a 4-qt. pot and cover with one inch of cold water.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a maintain a simmer.
- Cook until potatoes are tender all the way through (approximately 15-20 minutes). Be careful not to overcook or the potatoes will become too starchy.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return them to the pot.
- Add garlic-infused olive oil and almond milk. Mash with a potato masher until lumps are gone.
- Stir in remaining ingredients until combined.
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